Celebrate Recovery – What a Ministry!

Cr Team Pic 2016

January 30, 2016 | Celebrate Recovery Team Training | Sacramento

One of the most “life-changing” ministries offered at VCC is undoubtedly Celebrate Recovery. Celebrate Recovery offers individuals the opportunity to receive healing from their hurts, hang-ups and habits in a safe and confidential environment. A typical evening includes worship, a teaching or testimony, gender specific open share groups, and, of course, food! Every third Tuesday night of the month we serve a full dinner with no charge, and celebrate milestones in our recovery journeys. CR at VCC is nearly two years old and  has expanded our program to our “Go” congregation out in the city.

In addition to the VCC “mothership,” which meets every Tuesday in the South View Room at 7:00 PM, we also send out teams to FCI (Federal Correctional Institute-Dublin), and Shepherd’s Gate in Livermore. If you are ready to turn over a new leaf and to be equipped with the tools and support that is needed to navigate through your hurt, hang-up, or habit, Celebrate Recovery is the family that will welcome you with open arms.

Our CR Team left to right and the CR Family to which they serve:

Donna Carvalho – VCC
Nancy Adams – Shepherd’s Gate
Diana Zirkle – VCC
Lorraine Demmel – VCC
Holly Merrell – Shepherd’s Gate
Jimi Merrell – VCC, Shepherd’s Gate
Arun Bernard – VCC
G3 Arun – VCC
Sonia Patron – Shepherd’s Gate
Rachel Webb – Federal Correctional Institute – Dublin
Phil & Kristy Deys – VCC
Christie Zulim – VCC
Linda Lopes – Shepherd’s Gate, Federal Correctional Institute – Dublin
(not pictured Bob McCollum-VCC, Ida Johnson-VCC, Dave Johnson-VCC)



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  1. dian February 3, 2016 at 1:40 PM - Reply

    what nigths do you have c r.and could you please tell me were it is

    • Jimi Merrell February 7, 2016 at 5:55 PM - Reply

      Hello Starrtazz84!
      Celebrate Recovery meets on Tuesday’s at:
      Valley Christian Center
      7500 Inspiration Drive
      Dublin, Ca 94568
      Southview Room – located in the Worship & Performing Arts Center
      Cafe is open at 6:30pm
      Group meeting begins at 7:00pm

      hope to see you there!

      Pastor Jimi

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