Fifth Sundays

STOP Hunger Now - A Rock Spring Fifth Sundays Event - October 30, 2016

Our next event is the ever-popular "Stop Hunger Now."  Stop Hunger Now gets food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people, and works to end global hunger in our lifetime. Established in 1998, they have provided over 225 million meals in 74 countries. 

During the event, we will work in teams at each packaging station.  Volunteers set up and take down packaging stations and equipment, fill bins with raw ingredients, scoop ingredients into meal bags, weigh and seal the bags, box and stack them on pallets.  It is a multi-generational event.  You can read more about this great organization here: http://www.stophungernow.org/host-meal-packaging-event/

Fifth Sundays is a time to come and serve with your friends and family. To all who make Fifth Sundays a priority and consider it a cornerstone in your faith practice, thank you. If you haven’t yet given it a try, please come. You are certain to find something that nourishes your giving spirit and leave with a better understanding of the needs, hopes, and dreams of the people in your community, your country, and your world.

 

 

Contact: 

Laura Martin
703.538.4886

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Join us for Green April eco-actions and our April Fifth Sunday actions which start before April 30. Starting in late April, Rock Spring will be hosting guests coming into the area for the People’s Climate March on April 29 and we will be organizing our own presence at the march, joining with other UCC-ers. We will also join in advocacy visits to Capitol Hill with other people of faith on April 28.  If you are interested in being involved in coordination and planning of any of this, let Laura know.  It’s a great way to make a significant impact in a short amount of time!

 

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A Rock Spring tradition is to decorate the sanctuary with spring flowers for Easter Sunday.

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.