Fifth Sundays

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.

Kingman Island Cleanup & Picnic
Sunday, April 29, 3:00 p.m., Kingman Island 
Do you love spending time in nature? Do you appreciate hiking a good trail, kayaking in water, or picnicking outside? If you love any of these things, join us for our intergenerational earth-centered Fifth Sunday at DC’s Kingman Island. Our work will include work on trash pickup, invasive plant removal, and trail maintenance. There may also be some additional projects day-of that you can participate in, such as office work or assembling and installing new recycling containers. We will meet at the park at 3:00 p.m. and will work until 5:00 on these projects. Those who can then stay are invited to linger and join us for a potluck picnic on the Island! To learn more about Kingman Island, visit their website:

If you would like to carpool to Kingman Island, please contact Laura Jackson ( by April 26. If you would like to drive there, directions are below.   There will also be Rock Spring directional signs into the parking lot and at the island entrance.

Driving From VA:  If using GPS, enter the address as - 3047 Benning Road NE.  Travel north on DC-295. Take the exit on the left toward Benning Road. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Benning Road and merge onto Benning Rd NE. Make a U-turn at 26th St NE. Arrive at 3047 Benning Rd NE.

Parking: Please look for Rock Spring signs and volunteers who will direct you where to park. 


Laura Martin

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Our Sanctuary choir will be resuming rehearsals on Thursday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m. and will sing our first anthem on Sunday, September 9th for the 10:00 a.m. service. There are many chairs available in the loft so please come and join us!

All visitors at Rock Spring are invited to be included in the new Rock Spring member directory. If you would like to be added, please send an email to with your name(s), address, phone, and email.