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Meet Our New Members!

CHRISTINE REID began attending Rock Spring shortly before the pandemic and was immediately drawn to many of our programs that mesh with her personal values, the warm welcome she experienced, and the musicChristine grew up in Massachusetts, and while she has lived in other places, she still identifies with her New England rootsShe describes herself as quiet and reserved, feeling happiest when she knows she is helping othersChristine works for the Arlington Public Schools and loves to spend time outdoors, hiking, walking, and runningShe also likes to read and bake and keep in touch with friends and family through old-fashioned hand-written notes. 

NANCY BATTLE is the mother of Katie Hopkins and just recently moved to Reston to be closer to family. During the pandemic, Nancy picked up crochet and jigsaw puzzlesShe loves classical music, cooking, and bakingNancy grew up in a non-creedal church, so that aspect of Rock Spring is particularly important to her. She was drawn to the openness and acceptance she experiences hereFollowing the death of her husband and getting both vaccination shots, Nancy is looking forward to a fresh start to life with new friends, new activities, and more time with her grandchildren – the Hop Twins! 

RUTH DE HART has been attending Rock Spring for several years and especially appreciates the joyfulness she experiences here; she is now ready to join the like-minded spiritual seekers she has come to know and love at Rock Spring. Ruth loves exploring interesting towns, antique shops, and other haunts in and around DC. She loves small dinners and get-togethers -- like grabbing a cup of coffee with friends


SUZANNE PADGETT moved to Virginia in the fall and is now a resident of Goodwin House Alexandria. She is familiar with Rock Spring and has visited many times. Sue has been married twice. Her first husband, Ray, was lost to a cerebral hemorrhage after 38 years of marriage. Her second husband, Bill, died from cancer after almost 14 years of marriage. Sue was trained as an elementary school teacher and later worked with preschoolers; she retired as a director of a preschool. Sue loves to have fun and remain active; she plays bridge, reads, and walks. She loves to sew and do many forms of art, and aspires to play golf again. In addition to being Kathy Dwyer’s Mom, she has another daughter, Kristy, who lives in Columbus, Ohio.


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Back by popular demand, the Produce Bagging Program in Carpenter Hall will be up and running starting in May, on Monday afternoons. This program helps local gardeners get their produce to local food pantries.