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.

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!

The Green Team!

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.

Culpepper Garden logo

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.

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

Latest News

Sanctuary DMV congregations will be talking about next steps in supporting those fearing deportation, including court accompaniment and advocacy, at All Souls Unitarian Church, 1500 Harvard St.

Rock Spring is co-sponsoring this first Arlington viewing of this award-wining film about plant and animal ecosystems in the suburbs. Featuring Dr.

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.