Missions We Support

Each year Rock Spring gives grants to Community Partners whose work makes a real difference in the lives of people and whose mission reflects the core values to which Rock Spring is committed. Grant requests are received through mid-summer, and grants are distributed in the fall. Current 2015 grant recipients are listed below:

Housing/Homelessness

Culpepper Garden (Arlington Retirement Housing Corp)-Arlington
Arlington/Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless -Arlington
Doorways for Women and Families-Arlington
Shelter House-Fairfax

Health Related

Arlington Free Clinic -Arlington
Arlington Pediatric Center-Arlington
Offender Aid & Restoration of Arlington, Inc.-Arlington

Food Assistance

Arlington Thrive-Arlington 
Shirlington Employment & Education Center-Arlington

UCC/University Related

Shaw Community Ministries- Washington DC

Immigration

Just Neighbors

Latest News

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.