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News from Community Ministries of Rockville

An Exciting Partnership with a Nonprofit Organization Aligned with the CMR Mission - On August 9, CMR’s Language Outreach Program (LOP) began another exciting chapter. LOP began Conversation Classes through a partnership with Interfaith Works (IW) and their clients at the Interfaith Clothing Center (ICC). Classes will be held in four 8-week sessions each year, two mornings each week in class space at ICC. As with all LOP classes, childcare is being provided through CMR in conjunction with the classes.

The Baptists are coming! Actually, they were here July 9 – 16, making repairs to the homes of Elderly Ministries clients. In partnership with MissionServe, the District of Columbia Baptist Convention hosted church groups from around the country who spent a week completing volunteer projects throughout the DC region. CMR’s Elderly Ministries Program applied for projects at the homes of three of our EM clients and all three were chosen to be included in the 17 projects MissionServe performed this year.

Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) awarded their new "Rockin' Nonprofit" Award to CMR on Wednesday, September 30. This award was a new addition to their "Rockin' in Rockville" Award, presented to a Rockville-based business that is making a difference in the community and local economy through community engagement, innovation and business success. The award was presented at the 2nd Annual REDI Resource Meetup. See REDI's full story of the awards and event at Rockin Nonprofit.

CMR was proud to be able to be a part of the film project "Our Town - Rockville," a 60-minute documentary, featuring Rockville's everyday people and places, city landmarks and events.

Join the Mayor and Council for a free outdoor premier on Saturday, September 19 at 8pm in Rockville Town Square, between Maryland Avenue and Gibbs Street (Rain Date: Friday, September 25 at 8 pm). You can also catch the broadcast premiere on Maryland Public Television on Saturday, October 10 at 8pm or Sunday, October 11 at 11pm.

Read all about it in the Washingtonian...

The December issue of the Washingtonian includes an insert from the Catalogue of Philanthropy offering advice on "How to Give" ...we are so proud to be inlcuded on the list of charities featured in that insert and in an article on "How to Make a Difference".

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The Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic of Community Ministries of Rockville is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Neil Spiegel as Medical Director for the Clinic.

To shine the light on homelessness and to show off our newest House, CMR will host our “Walk Home with CMR” on Sunday, October 19. Join the community at 2 pm at Living Faith Lutheran Church for a 3/4 mile walk to Rockland House. Say hi to our Event Chair and longtime board member, Stephanie Wright. Take a tour of the house, enjoy some refreshments, meet our CMR family, and stroll back to Living Faith Lutheran Church through the lovely Twinbrook neighborhood and Rockcrest Park. This Walk supports both Jefferson and Rockland Houses and all are encouraged to participate.

Some of our Fall Volunteer Opportunities are listed below. For more information on these and other volunteer opportunities, please go to our Volunteer page.

  • Manna Food Delivery Person - once a month for 3-6 clients

  • Help an Elderly Client Downsize and organize their living space - 1-2 day commitment

  • Help an Elderly Client maintain their property with lawnmowing and leaf collection - 2-3 times per month throughout the Fall

CMR is pleased to announce our selection for the 2014/2015 Catalogue of Philanthropy out of a field of 200 applicants. Community Ministries of Rockville is recognized as "one of the best small charities in Greater Washington."