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'Rock the Block 2013' invades Kingsport

May 28th, 2013 2:00 pm by Staff Report

'Rock the Block 2013' invades Kingsport

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

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