Community Partners and Friends

After in-depth research and analysis by SAM Board members, we identified six community partners with the highest potential for developing deeper, multi-dimensional relationships across various Rock Spring ministries.

Rock Spring has a strong and growing relationship with the Shirlington Employment and Education Center, known as SEEC, in South Arlington.

The Arlington Food Assistance Center has been connected with Rock Spring from its earliest days and remains a strong partner in feeding the hungry within the county.

Started by a member of the Rock Spring congregation, the Arlington Street People's Assistance Network or "A-SPAN" continues to provide life-sustaining services for Arlington’s street homeless population.

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We recognize that affordable housing is a looming crisis in Arlington County and are happy to be partnering with Culpepper Garden, which provides housing for low-income seniors.

A relative newcomer to our wider mission, Offender Aid and Restoration is a community-based restorative justice organization, that blends compassion and accountability to assist offenders in leading productive and responsible lives for the benefit of all.

Aside from regular financial support, members and groups in the congregation volunteer at the Patrick Henry Family Shelter in Fairfax County, working with the families in a variety of ways from tutoring to crafts.

The Mission Project Task Force has been working on this assignment for the past six months and is ready to lay out the process ahead and begin to solicit and encourage proposals from the congregation. This is a path that we are invited to travel together, and all in the congregation, young and wise, experienced and inspired, are welcome to join in the launch of this exciting journey!

2017 Grant Application Guidelines   

Every month with a fifth Sunday is a special event at Rock Spring including worship and a community wide service project.