Site Credits

This site was designed and developed by Theory One Design in partnership with the staff and members of Rock Spring Congregatioal United Church of Christ.

Photography by Sarah Cramer Shields of Cramer Photo.

Special thanks to Pastor Kathy Dwyer whose vision for this project, graceful patience and humor in the development process shepherded us all. To Sarah Cramer Shields, whose beautiful images capture the beauty and joy of Rock Spring's community. To Dale Dwyer for his technical expertise and for always saying 'yes' with speed and cheerfulness when asked to help. To Pastor Mark Suriano for his sense of humor and dependable assistance from start to finish. To Angel Washington for her insightful questions and willingness to learn a new system. To the Web Committee for keeping this project on track. To the Council for its vote of confidence and support. To Betsy and Susie, the rescue team. And to Kathy and Dale Dwyer for their sweet gift of hospitality.

Latest News

Sanctuary DMV congregations will be talking about next steps in supporting those fearing deportation, including court accompaniment and advocacy, at All Souls Unitarian Church, 1500 Harvard St.

Rock Spring is co-sponsoring this first Arlington viewing of this award-wining film about plant and animal ecosystems in the suburbs. Featuring Dr.

by Laura Martin

The reality is that I too have

Authored your pain.

I laid a blank piece of paper down

When you needed me to respond.

I chose the shortcut.

I learned complicity,

Learned to move quietly in my privilege,

Learned to let the doors open for me

Before walked inside.

I inherited fear

And did not unlearn it.

In fight or flight, I flew.

I confess all this.

And I commit to hearing

The raw stories,

To letting your vulnerability

Chafe me.