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News from Community Ministries of Rockville

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

LOP Citizenship Class Graduation Ceremony a Reminder of Why We Celebrate Independence Day

Just six days after Independence Day, 26 students from around the world celebrated completion of CMR's Language Outreach Program's Citizenship Class. The ceremony was held at 7pm on Thursday, July 10, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville. Ms. Maritza Talavera, who completed the course last year and became an American Citizen in 2014 shared her experiences with the graduating class. A potluck dinner was served after the graduation program.

On Thursday evening, June 12, 2014, the Language Outreach Program (CMR) of Community Ministries of Rockville (CMR) held its 20th annual graduation at Living Faith Lutheran Church. The audience was filled with the family and friends of the 137 adult students.

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."

There wasn't a cloud in the sky over Memorial Day Weekend and the beautiful weather brought the crowds to the Taste of Rockville at the City's Hometown Holidays. Guests enjoyed specialty dishes prepared by 19 Rockville restaurants. Participating this year were Ambrosia, American Tap Room, Armands, Bon Chon, Buffalo Wild Wings, Carmens, Dawsons Market, Fresh Market, La Tasca, Matt's Kabob, Nantucket's Reef, Oro Pomodoro, Potomac Pizza, Ring of Fire, Rocklands, Seasons 52, Sheba, Spice Xing and The Bean Bag.

Thank you to all our friends and supporters who joined us at our Annual Gala, "A Celebration of Our Services" on Saturday night. It was a wonderful evening. Thank you to Catherine Leggett for being such a gracious chair of the event and for lending her personal touch to make the evening such a success. The Celebration exceeded our expectations both in record attendance (258) and funds earned of $125,000! Our staff, our Board and clients all thank each of you who made the night possible.