Sacramento, CA – South Sacramento Christian Center celebrates 25 years of ministry, community service, activism and advocacy AND a ribbon cutting for the new community life center.
In a community facing challenges such as joblessness, violence and illiteracy, South Sacramento Christian Center has made it a priority of their ministry to meet community needs. They will debut its life center with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the moral support of Senator Pan, Councilmember Carr, Sacramento Police Department, Mack Road Business District and a large number of citizens from Sacramento and the surrounding areas.
It all started in November 1989, when a small group of believers led by Rev. Esley B. Simmons, Sr. held a weekly Bible Study at his home on Montril Way in South Sacramento. Over the past 25 years Bishop Simmons has grown the congregation, provided Christian leadership training to the community, established health care access, public safety measures, and job programs to meet the needs of the Valley Hi community. This church has been increasingly active in advocacy and community organizing in those areas.
South Sacramento Christian Center is an internationally established church, and has reached as far as India, Africa, Fiji, Belgium, South America, Mexico and various nations around the world. Nationally, over 20 churches have been established under Bishop Simmons leadership and covering. While his goal is to reach the masses worldwide, his concern for reaching the community here in Sacramento has never faltered.
To celebrate 25 increasingly successful years, SSCC is proud to add to it’s impact and legacy with the launch of the community life center, marked with an event attended by key city officials, local leaders, and community members. In the midst of it’s soul saving mission, this life center is an extension to SSCC’s mission to advance faith, health, careers, education, and safety for the betterment of a thriving Valley Hi community.
This life center will provide winter programs for youth, resources year around, and family centered programs. Bringing increased access to Covered California health coverage, food distribution, after school programs, youth sports, gang intervention, meeting rooms, job training and other resources will increase healthier lifestyles, decrease crime rates, and brighten our community as a whole.
WHAT: South Sacramento Christian Center’s 25th year anniversary AND monumental Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for 25 Massie Court.
WHEN: November 15, 2015. Celebration begins at 3:30pm with the Ribbon Cutting at 5:00pm
WHERE: Anniversary celebration at 7710 Stockton Blvd. Ribbon cutting across the street at 25 Massie Court
WHO: Senator Richard Pan, Councilmember Larry Carr, Sacramento Police Department, City Pastors, Mack Road Business District, Health Education Council, plus 500+ citizens and church members