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'Rock the Block 2013' invades Kingsport

Staff Report • May 28, 2013 at 12:51 PM

With warm summer breezes come festivals and concerts at every turn. One local church is going above and beyond this summer - to not only provide

entertainment for members of the community, but also to serve them.

On Saturday, June 1,

theROCK Church will host “ROCK the Block”

at Memorial Park in Kingsport. The city-wide event will feature fun for the

entire family with inflatables for the kids, game stations and more. The

family fun will be open from 2 to 7 p.m., with a

special concert featuring Kingsport's own Brad Blackwell from 7 to 9 p.m.


a church, theROCK’s desire is to serve their community in whatever way

possible, and so they have designated an entire day to do just that. Hamburgers,

chips and water will all be provided free for the first 2,000 people. There'll also be free clothing provided in a reverse yard-sale style. Tons of

giveaways are also on tap throughout the day. In addition, local organizations, businesses and restaurants

have also teamed up to provide refreshments and other goodies throughout the



Church was launched in March 2009 with one simple vision in mind: “To Pay Whatever

Cost, to Point People to the Cross.” Led by Pastor Billy Riner, theROCK is now

known as a group of people focused on serving people and breaking down barriers

that most people have about “church” and “Christians.”

One of the first churches in the region to have

a fully-functioning Internet campus, theROCK broadcasts services live every Sunday morning and

Thursday night from its website iROCKdoU.com.

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