Celebrated 72 Years On April 9
The Vision of the Gospel Center Rescue Mission
Newsletter 445 S. San Joaquin Street ° Stockton, CA 95203 ° 209.466.2138 ° 209.320-2322 fax ° www.gcrms.org
Mike, who used to live under a bridge, says: “Being at the Mission has helped me to feel like I can do good and make a good life for me and my children.”
June 2012 Inside this issue: Meet Mike Page 1 New Life Program Guest
Where were you staying before you came to the Mission? I was living under the bridge before I came to the Mission. I came to the Mission because I needed to make my life better and get off drugs.
A Note From CEO Page 2 “Sing For THEIR Supper Karaoke Series” “Good Neighbor - Event Series” Featuring “Dear Stockton”
How do you feel about your life now after being at the Mission? Before I came to the Mission, I felt like I was no good. Today I feel like I can do good and make a good life for me and my children.
Chapel Schedule Page 3 2012 Pledge Form On-Going Food Needs GCRMS S.H.A.R.E.S. Card
What are you thankful for at the Mission? I am thankful for: 1) The Mission being a blessing, 2) That the Mission takes care of the homeless, 3) That the Mission gives me a chance to make a better life, and 4) Shelter.
Tributes Page 4 Thank You And Please Remember... Top: Mike in our Board Room, Middle: Mike in the Hope Learning Center, Bottom: Mike helps unload a donation that was just picked up by the Mission truck.
What are you learning while at the Mission? The New Life Addiction Treatment Program Classes are teaching me: 1) Anger Management, 2) Relapse Prevention, 3) Bible Study, 4) Computer Skills in the Learning Center, and 5) Healthy boundaries. Thank you for giving to help other homeless men like Michael this year! Please look inside for information on our “Sing For THEIR Supper - Karaoke Series” and our “Good Neighbor - Event Series” featuring “Dear Stockton” happening now through September!
To minister to the needs of the homeless of Stockton and San Joaquin County including individuals suffering from addictions, without regard to race, gender, nationality or origin.
New Hope Family Shelter (Emergency Lodge, Life Skills, & New Life Program) New Life Program For Men
Hope Learning Center Men’s Emergency Lodging Clothing Room Hope Housing Representative Payee Program Respite Care
Gleason House Homeless
For more information on our programs, events, ways to volunteer and give, please visit www.gcrms.org
Donate now online at www.gcrms.org/donations.htm I invite you to read The Record’s Articles mentioned below about our two events: “Sing For THEIR Supper - Karaoke Series” and “Good Neighbor - Event Series” featuring “Dear Stockton” to help raise public awareness. If you are able to sponsor the events, please fill out the information below to receive the advertising benefits. I hope you will also be able to join us at these events as we continue to celebrate 72 years of “Impacting the Lives of the Homeless & Addicted!” ~ William R. “Bill” Brown, CEO
"Sing For THEIR Supper - Karaoke Series" is held Tuesdays, from 7pm - 9pm at the Whirlow's Miracle Mile location, 1926 Pacific Ave., Stockton. "Sing For THEIR Supper Karaoke" is a fun way for singers to perform for meals served to the homeless. "Sing For THEIR Supper Karaoke" performers are invited to donate $2.00 in the tip jar for each song selected from thousands of songs. Whirlow's Tossed & Grilled will also donate 20% of all purchases of each "Sing For THEIR Supper Karaoke" food purchase when Gospel Center Rescue Mission is mentioned at point of sale to help provide even more meals for the homeless. Pledge forms are online at www.gcrms.org/events.htm and pledges can be walked-in event day. Also, read The Record’s article titled “A Microphone And A Mission” on May 19, 2012! “Good Neighbor - Event Series” will feature live artists and “Dear Stockton” which is a photography project whose visionary is Benjamin Saffold, part of the Development Department at the Mission. “Dear Stockton” is a collaboration “Dear Stockton” between GCRM, community partners I won’t give up on and local artists to bring positive you, ever! messages to Stockton through powerful Benjamin Saffold. statements written on the body which are then photographed, posted online and displayed at various locations around town. “Dear Stockton” was featured on the front page of The Record on Feb.12, 2012. To sponsor upcoming “Good Neighbor - Event Series” featuring “Dear Stockton” this summer, please fill out the information below or visit www.gcrms.org/events.htm. Thank you!
“Sing For THEIR Supper - Karaoke Series” / “Good Neighbor - Event Series” featuring “Dear Stockton” Sponsorship Benefits BRONZE SPONSORSHIP ($100) Business Name In 4 Event Programs Business Name Listed On 4 Event Signages Business Name Listed In Our Monthly Newsletter (1 month) SILVER SPONSORSHIP ($150) Business Name In 6 Event Programs Business Name Listed On 6 Event Signages Business Name Listed In Our Monthly Newsletter (1 month) GOLD SPONSORSHIP ($200) Business Name In 8 Event Programs Business Name Listed On 8 Event Signages Business Name Listed In Our Monthly Newsletter (1 month) PLATINUM SPONSORSHIP ($250) Business Name In 10 Event Programs Business Name Listed On 10 Event Signages Business Name Listed In Our Monthly Newsletter (1 month) Series Sponsorships preferred by the 1st of each month. For up-to-date information visit www.gcrms.org/events.htm Please make checks payable to: Gospel Center Rescue Mission; Memo: “Sing/Neighbor”.
Gospel Center Rescue Mission “Sing For THEIR Supper - Karaoke Series” and “Good Neighbor - Event Series” featuring “Dear Stockton” “Sing For THEIR Supper - Karaoke Series” will be held every Tuesday, 7pm-9pm at Whirlows, 1926 Pacific Ave, Stockton. Sign-up below to participate. Pledges can be walked-in on event day. Sponsorships preferred by the 1st of each month. Singer:_________________________________________ (Every $2 donation or pledge qualifies you to sing ONE song. Pledge Form online) Address:_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City:____________________________ Zip:______________ Phone:______________________ E-Mail:_____________________________ “Good Neighbor - Event Series” featuring “Dear Stockton” will be held this summer at various event locations. ___ I would like to sponsor and attend “Sing For THEIR Supper” / “Good Neighbor” (Please fill out information below). Thank you! ___ I cannot attend, but will sponsor “Sing For THEIR Supper” / “Good Neighbor” (Please fill out information below). Thank you! ___ I cannot attend, but am sending a gift of: $25_______ $50_______ $75_______ $100_______ Other $_______ Thank you! Sponsor Name/Business Name:__________________________________________________________________________________ _ Address:____________________________________________________________________ City:____________________________ Zip:____________ Phone:___________________ Website:________________________ E-Mail:___________________________ Please make checks payable to: Gospel Center Rescue Mission (Memo: “Sing/Neighbor”). Thank you! 445 S. San Joaquin St, Stockton, CA 95203 / Phone: 209.320.2311 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / Website: www.gcrms.org/events.htm
Volunteer Opportunities online at www.gcrms.org/volunteers.htm
June 2012 Volunteer Chapel Schedule Sun
Thank you for your faithful service! If you are interested in leading a Chapel Service, please e-mail email@example.com. 3
W.C. World Outreach
1 Freewill Baptist
2 Lighthouse of the Valley
5 Bethany Temple
6 Amazing Grace Ministries
7 Zion Untd Reformed Ch/Ripon
8 Horton Ministries, Inc
9 Polish Christian Society
10 REACH Worship Center
11 Stockton Baptist Church
12 The Seekers
13 Stockton Covenant Church
14 Promise Land Ministries
15 Bansuk Korean Pres
16 Harvest Bible
17 Ambassadors For Christ
18 Bethany Christian Center
19 Mich Heights Baptist
20 Amazing Grace Ministries
21 Good News Christian Ctr
22 Word of Life Church
23 Polish Christian Society
24 His Raft
25 Great Valley Bapt
26 Faith Assembly of God
27 First Baptist Church
28 Calvery Church Ripon
29 Wings of Healing
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GCRMS 2012 Pledge Form
On - Going Food Service Needs
Gospel Center Rescue Mission Celebrated 72 Years on April 9, 2012
Please help us fill the stomachs of the homeless:
Bill, I would like to give homeless men, women and children safe housing, food, clothing, showers, hygiene items, counseling and education today! If you have questions please call Uyen Do, Development Officer at (209) 320-2311
Here is my gift of: $25
Beef / Pork / Wild Game Chicken / Turkey #10 cans fruit or vegetables Fresh fruits or vegetables Coffee / Milk Napkins / Plastic Utensils Styrofoam cups
I’d like to pledge $____ per month by mail (Thanks, we will send you pledge forms) I’d like to pledge automatic monthly deductions
Introducing GCRMS S.H.A.R.E.S. Cards
"You can raise funds for us with every purchase at any Save Mart, S-Mart Foods, Food Maxx & Lucky with every swipe of your speciallybranded Save Mart/Gospel Center Rescue Mission S.H.A.R.E.S. Card.
Address: _____________________________________ City:_________________ State:_______ Zip:________ E-mail address_________________________________ Phone:________________________________________
Please make checks to and mail to: Gospel Center Rescue Mission 445 S. San Joaquin Street, Stockton, CA 95203 firstname.lastname@example.org/(209) 320-2311
A percentage of your grocery purchase will be donated by Save Mart to us. To have one (or more) cards mailed to you at absolutely no charge, please call (209) 320-2329 and provide your name, mailing address and the number of cards that you would like.”
Up-to-date information is always available online at www.gcrms.org
Memorial Gifts In Memory Of. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A Gift From Patsy B Monk (Wife) Robert Monk & Steve Mize Joe Moreno Henry Moreno Jennie Dole Severn Dole WH Scantling (Husband) B. Etolia Scantling & Jonathan Scantling (Grandson) Anetta Tubergen Fred Douma John Willard Tak & Linda Saito Richard Yarrington Joseph & Evelyn Jaeger James Limbaugh (Spouse) Joan Limbaugh Virginia Harvey Paul Harvey Norma Selin Frederick Selin Ambrosio Macavinta Greg & Evelyn Oliveira & Dahlia Macavinta Ivy HC Russ Shirley Hicks Otho Rock Virginia Rock Roscoe & Lucy Phillips MaryAnn Henderson Carrie Batey (Mother) Irene Armstrong & David Armstrong Floyd Huggins Henry Moreno Buddy Swanigan Charles & Rebecca Draper Blair Hemans Joanne Hemans & Linda Hemans Condrey Rena Jackson (Mother) Essie Looker Gabrella Hughes Thomas & Janet Beck The Ellisons Ronald & Barbara Richards Dave Costa Carmen Costa Bill Heinz Dorothy Heinz Albertha Brown Everett & Anna Fiske Clara Belle Butler Steven Butler Marcos Aburto Sofia Aburto Joe Torres Harvey & Lorene Swearingen Joe, Alice, & Ted Bylsma John & Ginny Bylsma Virginia M Ford Charles D Ford Peter & Selma Berger MaryAnn Henderson Tim & Brian Smith Earnest & Esther Smith Christopher Machado William & Grace Machado
Memorial Gifts In Memory Of. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A Gift From Aster Gordon The Laureates Dick & Joan Doug & Nell Brad Richard & Joan Sikora Jon Asis Mitze Stetes Linda Saito Suedee Howell Linda Hoult Doris Hammerson Lincoln Presbyterian Church
Remember a loved one or honor their birthday, anniversary, etc. by donating a gift in their name to the Gospel Center Rescue Mission. Please call (209) 320-2311 if you have questions.
Honorarium Gifts In Honor Of. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A Gift From Delores Dudley, Jerry Terry Katherine Childress, And Ardath Flynn Stockton Chamber of Commerce Edward Garrison Dick Konig Victor C Wykoff
Did you know? Your cars, trucks, livestock, property or stock can be donated to the Mission. Any donation can be a tax-deduction for you at the true market value! Help us change the lives of the men, women and children who are desperate and hurting. Call Mike Viss at 320-2309 for more info
THANK YOU AND PLEASE REMEMBER... Prayer Requests
On-Going Mission Needs
Please ask your offices or small groups to collect the following items for the homeless. Thank you!
success in their recovery Our financial needs Safety, wisdom, & strength for
staff, volunteers & Board Members
Donate Online Now Go to www.gcrms.org and click the “Donate Now” Button at the top of the homepage to donate using
Bar Soap & Detergent
Deodorant & Razors
Questions? Call 209.320.2311 Cars, Trucks, Livestock, Property or Stock Donations Are Also Tax-Deductible!
Save These Dates
Every Tuesday @ 7pm - 9pm Whirlows Tossed & Grilled 1926 Pacific Ave., Stockton GCRM & Whirlows Present: "Sing For THEIR Supper Karaoke" Performers are invited to donate $2.00 in the tip jar for each song. Whirlow's Tossed & Grilled will also donate 20% of all purchases of each "Sing For THEIR Supper Karaoke" food purchase when Gospel Center Rescue Mission is mentioned at point of sale to help provide even more meals for the homeless.
For more info, please go to www.gcrms.org/events.htm, call 209.320.2329 or e-mail email@example.com