Dear Members and Friends of Rock Spring Presbyterian Church:
I write to you filled with both gratitude and sorrow, with the ache of endings and the hope of new beginnings.
The Congregation met yesterday, Sunday, September 15, 2019, and voted “to request the Committee on Ministry of the presbytery to appoint an Administrative Commission for the purpose of dissolving the Rock Spring Presbyterian Church on a date to be determined.” This official language means that the congregation has voted to conclude our ministry together and close the church. The final piece is the concurrence of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta which will be forthcoming.
No date has been established for the final worship service. You will be informed of that day and we will celebrate what God has done with us for over 148 years. Before then, we will meet as always, at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays, to worship our Creator, Savior, and Sustainer, the one Triune God, in whom we all live and move and have our being. Please join us for these weeks of honoring what God has done and looking forward to what God is doing.
Further practical matters you may be interested in:
An information sheet will be distributed to members regarding an inventory of the church’s furnishings, etc. and how those items are to be retained for ministry by churches, offered to other agencies, and/or returned to members who may have a particular interest in those items. Please note that all the property within these buildings has been offered or purchased for use by the RSPC, for the ministry of the church, to the glory of God and that dedication of the real property is the initial guideline for future uses.
If you have any historical or administrative documents, and especially pictures, at home please begin returning those to the church as we will want to use these treasures for final displays and celebrations of the great ministry of this church.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.” (Hebrews 12: 1)