Youth in the kitchen.
pew races
marching in the Capital Pride Parade

Youth of Rock Spring (YoRS)

All Youth of Rock Spring (Grades 6-12) are invited to join YoRS, a fun fellowship group where we explore how to live out our faith through games, food, sharing, activism, retreats, service, and exploration. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. The groups will begin together in Carpenter Hall with a hearty snack, and then divide into Middlers and High Schoolers for the main program, reconnecting at the end for a time of closure. We hope to expand into our new youth meeting rooms in the very near future!

In addition to our twice-monthly meetings, we engage with youth in a variety of ways:

YoRS Sunday Supper

Throughout the year, Ashley will invite intentionally selected groups of youth to gather for “Sunday Supper.” These informal evenings will give us a chance to talk, share experiences, and make deeper connections among a variety of smaller groupings. Every registered youth will be invited more than once during the year! 

YoRS Activists

Part of “being the church” is speaking up for those who are being hurt or discriminated against. Rock Spring’s youth are an informed and engaged bunch, and we know that many of you are looking for opportunities to make your voices heard. Throughout the year, we will offer opportunities for our youth activists to do just that, such as participating in the March for Racial Justice and the DC Pride Parade.

If you are interested in being a YoRS Activist, text or email Ashley (703-447-0873 or ashley@rockspringucc.org) to be added to the group. 

YoRS in Service

Rock Spring youth know the joy of giving back to their community – and not just to meet service-hour requirements! This year, in addition to service projects in our regular YoRS meetings, we will offer additional service opportunities for those who are interested. We will serve breakfast at a DC Homeless shelter over Christmas break; participate in the MLK Day of Service, and more. Want to offer a suggestion or be the first to know about upcoming opportunities? Text or email Ashley (703-447-0873 or ashley@rockspringucc.org) to be added to our YoRS in Service group.

Summer Mission Trip

High school youth are invited to participate in a summer mission trip. Past trips have included home building and repair in West Virginia through organizations like Habitat for Humanity, and a trip to inner-city Baltimore staffing a summer camp for underserved children. Details about the 2018 trip will be posted as they become available.

Contact: 

Ashley Martinage
703-538-4886

Upcoming Youth of Rock Spring (YoRS) Events

October 1, 2017 - 12:30pm
October 15, 2017 - 12:30pm
November 5, 2017 - 12:30pm
November 19, 2017 - 12:30pm
December 3, 2017 - 12:30pm

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How do our internal preferences influence the way we operate in the outside world?

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.