Open & Affirming

Rock Spring is committed to the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered persons into our life and community.  In 2000, Rock Spring adopted an Open and Affirming statement, which reaffirms the dignity of all persons in the church and in society.  In 2007, the Open and Affirming statement was updated to include full and equal marriage in society and commited the congregation to witness to full civil rights for all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.  In the years ahead Rock Spring will continue to extend its welcome by witnessing to God's inclusive love for all people.

We have marched in the "Capital Pride" parade every year since 2001 and have participated in various other activities in support of the dignity and full civil rights of all LGBT people.

Rock Spring is committed to the appreciation of diversity, including diversity of gender perception and identity.

Rock Spring has been an Open and Affirming (O&A) congregation since June 4, 2000.

Rock Spring is actively engaged in many activities in support of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community.

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The UCC’s General Synod will be held in Baltimore June 30-July 4.

To Be Collected: Sunday, June 4

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.