Celtic Retreat

Join us for a Celtic Retreat in the picturesque village of Ballyvaughan in the heart of the Burren (great rock) on the shores of Galway Bay. Laura Martin will lead us in times of reflection, worship and creative expression while we explore the beauty of the West Coast of Ireland. Cost for the trip will depend on how many sign up but will be between $750-1000. The cost will cover lodging in a fully-equipped, thatched cottage overlooking Galway Bay, 2 meals a day, airport transport from Shannon International Airport and local transportation to explore the mystery and beauty of Celtic Ireland. You will be responsible for airfare, one meal a day and any entry fees into attractions.

Deadline to sign up is March 31st. Maximum number of participants is 22. Two information sessions are planned, and you may attend either one in the Saegmuller Room.
*Monday, Feb 1st at 7 p.m.
*Tuesday, Feb 9th at 2 p.m.

Questions or more information: Contact Ann Rutherford (arutherfordva@gmail.com) or 703-241-0652.

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Everyone will have noticed by now a slow-down in the project. This is due to our main contractor, NKB, walking off the job on August 1 and informing us by letter that they could not complete the work.

On September 10 at 10:00 a.m., we will welcome guest preacher Rev. Sid Lovett for a service focused on peace and specifically the important work of the US Institute for Peace. Following worship, join together for a congregational lunch to catch up with the Rock Spring family after the summer.

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.