Central Valley, culture, events, Faith and Religion, Stockton, Uncategorized

Recording seeks to bring homeless home

Stockton, CA / Benjamin Saffold /Gospel Center Rescue Mission

The Gospel Center Rescue Mission (GCRM) has sanctioned a first-of-its-kind Benefit CD Recording “The New Life Project: Songs Of Brokenness & Healing” & CD Release Concert.

The project will feature some of Stockton’s most talented singers, songwriters, musicians and performers, set to take place one day before its 71st anniversary on Friday, April 8, 2011, 7:00 p.m. at Quail Lakes Baptist Church, 1904 Quail Lakes Dr. in Stockton, CA.

The 70-plus year old organization has recruited the founding members of two of Stockton’s most exciting new recording groups to helm the project; Randy Sandoli of Tipping Point in the role of producer for the project and Dave Creel of Sugar Water Purple who is managing the promotion of the project. Both Sandoli and Creel are accomplished musicians and products of the University Of The Pacific‘s Conservatory Of Music.

Tipping Point and Sugar Water Purple have both released their debut recordings in 2010 and both have a passion to make a positive impact in the lives of others through their music. It was Tipping Point’s performance at GCRM’s 70th Anniversary festivities in 2010 that eventually led to a partnership to help increase awareness and raise funds for their programs in the community. That partnership has culminated in the form of “The New Life Project” recorded at the same home studio where members of both groups record and live, appropriately called ‘The Village’ located near the Pacific campus. Sandoli and Creel are familiar faces to local music fans who frequent venues such as the Plea For Peace Center and The Blackwater Café.

Also contributing to “The New Life Project” are solo artists Rebecca Goldsmith (formerly of The Icarus Jones Collective), ‘Ill-List 2009′ Spoken Word Champion Lemuel “The Saint” Gonzalves, Tim Sandoli, Pacific Conservatory Of Music students and other local talent. This collective of artists are united by a common faith and conviction expressed in their art that speaks to the brokenness common to all, especially the homeless men, women & children who come through the doors of GCRM.

The contemporary songs on the “The New Life Project” also celebrate the hope and healing reflected in the countless stories of those who have graduated to ‘new life’ from the programs and services offered at the Gospel Center Rescue Mission.

The cost of the Benefit CD Release Concert is $10 per person, which includes a CD copy of “The New Life Project: Songs Of Brokenness & Healing”. For more information, please visit http://www.gcrms.org, e-mail events@gcrms.org or call (209) 320-2329.

The Gospel Center Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization of Christians and other caring people whose mission is to minister to the needs of the homeless and poor of Stockton and San Joaquin County including individuals suffering from substance abuse without regard to race, gender, nationality or religion. We affirm the value of human life through the expression of unconditional love while meeting the essential needs of individuals and families whose destitution and/or addiction has separated them from their family and society. We fulfill our mission by providing food, clothing, shelter, education, counseling, substance abuse treatment, spiritual support and follow-up assistance. Our objective is that every client will be a responsible person, living in a supportive community (church, spouse, and friends) with a job and permanent housing. For more information on the Gospel Center Rescue Mission including 71st Anniversary sponsorship opportunities, please e-mail events@gcrms.org or call (209) 320-2329.

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