Sunday Mornings

During the summer, youth in 6th grade and up are invited to join us in worship.

During the school year, at the 11:00 a.m. service, youth participate in a combination of worship and Sunday School. On each first Sunday of the month, all youth in 5th grade and up stay in worship throughout the service and are actively recruited to participate by serving as a reader, musician, usher, greeter, or in other roles. Rock Spring places a great value on including youth in worship so that they can come to understand its rhythms and rituals. The 6th-8th grade class meets on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of the month. The 9th-12th grade class meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays.

Contact: 

Ashley Martinage
703-538-4886

Upcoming Sunday Mornings Events

July 30, 2017 (All day)
July 30, 2017 - 11:00am
August 13, 2017 - 10:00am

Latest Sunday Mornings News

Construction Update – Big Changes Ahead!
Posted: Jul 14 2017 - 2:07pm

The next phase of the campus renewal project will begin on Monday, July 24 and will impact most of the first floor of the main building. During the upcoming week, staff offices will be relocated to the second floor of the Hunter Building, as will meeting spaces for boards and other groups. Signs will be posted to help navigate the various changes.

The church office entrance door will be closed during this phase.

The handicap entrance will become the primary entrance to the building during the week. The Sanctuary entrances will be open as usual on Sunday mornings.

The church office will move to the Archives room, on the second floor of the Hunter Building (1st door on the left).

Kathy, Laura, Ashley, and Sarah will be based primarily in Hunter Building Room 202. All four will work offsite much of the time.

The mailroom, copier, and supplies will move upstairs to the Hunter Building atrium.

The Saegmuller Room, Library, and 1st floor Women’s Bathroom will be unavailable for about two weeks, beginning July 21. 

Coffee hour will be held in Carpenter Hall on Sundays July 23 and 30. 

These changes mean that limited space is available for meetings. Please contact Easterlyn in the church office ahead of time to arrange room usage requests.

There may be construction related power outages or issues that require us to close the office or amend office hours. We will do our best to notify the congregation of such changes.

If you have questions, please contact Easterlyn in the church office or speak to Peter Geiger, chairman of the Campus Renewal Committee.

 

Fall Retreat
Posted: Jul 7 2017 - 11:43am

Rock Spring is planning a fall retreat for all interested adults in the congregation. On Saturday, October 21, we will gather for the day at a local church for a time of shared learning, sharing, and exploration. If you are interested in helping to plan this retreat, please contact Ashley Martinage (ashley@rockspringucc.org).

 

Transportation Ministry
Posted: Jun 22 2017 - 1:21pm

Do you have an empty seat in your car on Sundays mornings?  Would you like to fill that seat with another Rock Springer who could use a ride to church?   We are looking to bolster our transportation ministry in the church by including more people who can offer a ride to church once/month. Drivers in the McLean/Falls Church area are particularly needed. Scheduling is very flexible, based on what works for you. To volunteer, contact Mary Helen Harris at mhhrah@gmail.com or Laura Martin.

 

 

Latest News

The next phase of the campus renewal project will begin on Monday, July 24 and will impact most of the first floor of the main building. During the upcoming week, staff offices will be relocated to the second floor of the Hunter Building, as will meeting spaces for boards and other groups.

During our first gathering, we talked about hymns and how we found our way to Rock Spring. What theological questions or wonderings do you have? Cafe Kindred offers food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for you to order and enjoy while we meet if you choose.

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.