• Invited by Love
    Invited by Love
  • An Open Table for All
    An Open Table for All
  • Committed to Joy
  • Growing in Grace
  • Called to Serve

Join Us for Worship

Worship Services

Sunday services at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

How to Find Us

5010 Little Falls Road
Arlington, Virginia 22207

What's Happening

See our events and happenings for the coming week

Our Mission
Open & Affirming

Our Mission

Rock Spring is a progressive Christian community – welcoming, compassionate, and joyful. We love and care for one another. We strive to discern God’s still-speaking voice through worship, study, fellowship, and service. We work for peace and social, economic and ecological justice. We seek a greater understanding of others, and thus ourselves, recognizing that all persons are members of our one human family. Our community prepares and sustains us as we work together to bring about the world that we believe God intends.

Open & Affirming

Rock Spring is committed to the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered persons into our life and community. In 2000, Rock Spring adopted an Open and Affirming statement, which reaffirms the dignity of all persons in the church and in society. In 2007, the Open and Affirming statement was updated to include full and equal marriage in society and commited the congregation to witness to full civil rights for all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. In the years ahead Rock Spring will continue to extend its welcome by witnessing to God's inclusive love for all people.

Learn more about our commitment to inclusion

Programs for Children and Youth at Rock Spring


We'll nurture and care for your youngster while you are worshiping with us. We also provide nursery care for many Rock Spring events, as well.

Toddlers & Pre-School

Your three to five-year-old will attend the pre-school class during the worship service.

Kindergarten – Fifth Grade

We have adopted the Workshop Rotation approach for your grade school child, with activities involving art, music, science and other media..

Middle & High School

The youth meet each Sunday for study of the relationships between current issues, Rock Spring UCC, and the wider church.

Latest News

Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry(CAIM).

We take Jesus’ teachings to serve others seriously both in and outside our church walls.

Rock Spring is blessed with pastors who are able to speak to the relevant issues facing all of us. Always fresh and current, the sermons you will hear at Rock Spring will resonate with you as you walk through your life each week. In fact, many of our members and visitors will often comment, “Did you write this week’s sermon for me?”

Try us out! Listen to some of the most recent sermons on the audio .mp3 links below, or watch parts of the full service by clicking on the video link.

desegregation, race, Columbus Dispatch, Ferguson

I spent my sophomore year in high school attending Central High School in Louisville, Kentucky. Until 1956, Louisville Central High School was the only public high school in the city for African Americans. The United States Supreme Court struck down racial segregation in public schools in 1954 in the famous Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka, Kansas case. In 1956, Louisville public schools desegregated. I attended Central in the 70s and my father would regularly talk with me about the importance of my getting up an extra hour or so each school day to have this experience.