Once again the Lord provided the Rogersville based Of One Accord ministry enough resources to meet the growing demand this year for its Christmas for the Children program.
Cherokee High School's Beta Club member spent time after school Tuesday wrapping presents to help kick off the Of One Accord ministry's first two Christmas for the Children parties of the season.
On Thursday, Dec. 19 the Of One Accord will be distributing those Christmas food boxes to eligible families, along with fresh rolls and their choice of a ham or a turkey which will be purchased with funds contributed to the ministry.
WCQR Radio Station in Gray and Second Harvest Food Bank in Kingsport reached their goal of providing 5,500 Thanksgiving boxes to residents of East Tennessee, 460 of which were distributed to families in Hancock County this past Saturday.
Every November, tens of thousands of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts across the country canvas their communities, putting grocery bags on doors and mailboxes the second Saturday in November with plans to return the following Saturday to retrieve bags of donated groceries.
Events are scheduled Sunday and Monday in Kingsport and Rogersville to discuss how area Christian can participate in the “Awaken Tennessee” 30 days of prayer and fasting beginning Jan 26, 2020.
The 19th annual Toy Run for Christmas for the Children was a huge success this year. Donations from the Toy Run, held on Sept. 21, are greatly helpful to get Of One Accord’s Christmas program started each year.
Hawkins County is going to be biker paradise Saturday with the Of One Accord ministry's 19th annual “Toy Run” touring the county in the afternoon, followed by the 3rd annual Rogersville “Bike Nite” Saturday evening.
Thursday morning Church Hill FBC offered two of its buses to make deliveries. Melinda Fields and one of her coworkers Lisa Godsey pooled their money and bought about 30 Happy Meals for the children on those routes.
Life in a wheelchair was already hard enough for 78-year-old retired veteran Elmer Ritchie, whose living room and kitchen floors were collapsing due to water damage and rot. Then his 81-year-old wife Elzie Jane stepped into one of those holes and fell, breaking her hip.
What started in 2006 as a single mobile cafeteria serving only a handful of locations in Rogersville has expanded to four buses and reaches into Surgoinsville, Church Hill, Carters Valley and other areas including Morristown.
"This ramp means so much to me and my family. There is no words to truly describe how blessed I feel for these guys and Of One Accord ministry, and those who helped financially.” — Nicole Paragon
ROGERSVILLE — Operation Good Neighbor program director Mickey Wilcox has 30 applications on his desk to improve the living conditions of Hawkins County’s elderly, handicapped and underprivileged.
Dr. Greg Boston from Sparta First Baptist stated he had done dental mission work across America and around the world, and he finds people suffer from the greatest dental needs in Hawkins and Hancock counties than anywhere he’s ever worked.
OGN director Mickey Wilcox has already received 24 applications for home improvements in 2019, and another two dozen applications are expected. It will cost around $100,000 for materials alone to meet this year’s need for home improvements.