• Encouraged to Question
  • Called to Serve
  • Invited By Love
  • Committed to Joy
  • Growing in Grace

Join Us for Worship

 

Worship Services

9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. from the Sunday after Labor Day until Memorial Day

10:00 a.m. worship in the summer

How to Find Us

5010 Little Falls Road
Arlington, Virginia 22207

Thank you

Thank for generously supporting the programs and ministries of Rock Spring.

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.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR VALUES

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

Nursery

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.
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Toddlers & Pre-School

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

We have adopted the "Shine" curriculum for your grade school child, with activities involving art, music, science and other media..
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Seventh and Eighth Grades

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

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Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 13 for the Capital Area Pride Parade. Join with other Rock Springers to march and let thousands of spectators know that whoever they are, wherever they are on their journey, they are welcome at Rock Spring. More details coming soon.

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.
EXPLORE OUR SERMON ARCHIVES

(by Laura Martin)

The cross is not the only gallows.

Today there is the boy

Whose day is marked with the raw symmetry of pain,

A terrible rhythm of abuse that punctuates the hours.

He will cry out, and it will not be finished.

Today there is the woman

Sold for less than a pound of sugar

To someone who will pimp her out

Again and again

Who will be left crushed and bleeding

She will cry out, and it will not be finished.

Today there is the student in Kenya

Who survived the attack but cannot close