Social Action & Mission (SAM)

The mission of the Board of Social Action and Mission shall be to assist the Church in recognizing and responding to social issues of Christian concern in our local, state, national and global communities, in realizing the Church’s vision as a Just Peace and Open and Affirming congregation, and in promoting and inspiring effective Christian stewardship.


Strengthen the Church Offering  

The Strengthen the Church offering supports the expansion of ministry and growth of local UCC congregations. Your support of this offering will help the UCC fulfill on its commitment to creating a just world for all by investing in new ministries and practices that meet the emerging needs of local communities. In addition to supporting ministry happening in our local Central Atlantic Conference, your support in 2017 helped make possible:

  • 12 awards totaling almost $350,000 through the New and Renewing Spiritual Communities grant program
  • The Adese Fellowship program launched its first class of 14 future church leaders
  • The addition of 24 new faith communities to the UCC

Contribute any time online via the church’s website, via check with designation in the memo line, or via Givelify app.


Sanctuary DMV  


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

Our Mission Projects

 2019 SAM Grants Report

In January, 2017 Rock Spring joined Sanctuary DMV, a network of faith communities who stand with those fearing deportation.

"All Hands On Deck" are special events at Rock Spring including worship and a community-wide service project.

Latest News

Registration Open for Rock Spring Women’s Retreat: Boundaries, Balance, & Blessings Saturday, March 28 at 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Neighborhood House Can saying “No” be a spiritual practice? Can saying “Yes” be the same? How might we create more intention around the ways we use our time?

All Rock Spring kids in 5th grade and younger are invited to join in the fun of Kids Day Out! Hosted by the High School Youth of Rock Spring on Saturday, March 7!