Shoes for Orphan Souls

Moody Radio, Chattanooga, 88.9 WMBW, partnered with Buckner International Shoes for Orphans Souls is collecting new shoes and socks for children in the united states and around the world. Rockwood FBC will be collecting new shoes and socks from today until Wednesday, August 28th for this drive.

Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls®, the largest humanitarian aid project of Buckner International, provides new shoes and socks to orphans and vulnerable children in the United States and throughout the world. When you donate new shoes through Buckner, they will be received by one of the world’s most vulnerable children. And while Shoes for Orphan Souls serves children all over the world, 30 percent of our shoes stay in the United States, offering hope to children in communities just like yours. Since 1999, Buckner has distributed more than 3 million pairs of new shoes and socks to children in 82 countries.

Why shoes matter

New shoes put children on a path to:  

Shoes protect against disease and infection. In many developing countries, children walk barefoot in muddy, rocky terrain to gather clean water or go to school. Parasites and diseases, including hookworm, jiggers and tetanus, can enter the body through cuts in the feet. These illnesses can stunt a child’s growth and development, as well as cause lifelong mental damage.

Shoes lower barriers to school attendance. Many schools around the world require children to wear shoes to attend, but for many poverty-stricken families, shoes are a luxury they cannot afford. Studies also show that children who are healthy are more likely to be successful in school and have higher attendance, increasing their chances of obtaining an education and rising out of poverty.

Shoes demonstrate worth and God’s love to orphans and vulnerable children. Typically, children in orphanages share everything —they do not have a single possession of their own. New shoes provide hope for these children that someone out there cares about them and loves them unconditionally.

Shoes connect families to holistic ministry. For many families, receiving shoes is often the first step to connect them to critical services, ministry and mentoring at the Buckner Family Hope Centers in their communities. Hope Center staff help families make plans for transformation and walk alongside them as their lives are transformed. 

Why new shoes? New shoes last longer, and as a gift to a child with few possessions, they communicate volumes about his or her inherent worth. Simply put, we think the children we serve are worth it.
Please drop off any donated items to the church office. If you have any questions, please contact George Headden through the church office at (865)354-3300.


Church Bulletins


Wild Game Dinner

Please Join us, Saturday, September 14th at 6:00 PM for our Rockwood FBC Wild Game Dinner. This will be a night of good food and wonderful fellowship, with special speaker, and REALTREE Pro Staffer, Brian Holloway. Advance seating is available by contacting our church office at (865)354-3300. Please contact Brother George Headden through our church office for additional information. This event’s cost is $10 per person.


Bible Release Time

Our Bible Release Time Program at Ridge View Elementary will begin in August. This program allows children to leave school for one hour per week each month for religious instruction. Our program meets once per month. This is allowed by parents, state law, the local school board and with the support of the Ridge View Administrative Staff. We need volunteers once a month to drive a bus to transport the children to the church and back to school; we also need volunteers for programming and monitoring of children (once a month). Any questions, contact the church office and leave a message for Pastor Joe Storey.


Employment Opportunity

Rockwood FBC is now taking applications for the position of Full-time Church Secretary. Links to a job description and online application can be found below.


4 Ways to Give

In order to better assist individuals with their giving, Rockwood FBC is now accepting giving electronically. There are now four ways that an individual can give to the ministry of Rockwood FBC, on our website, through our mobile app, by texting, or in person. Additional information on how to utilize these new giving opportunities can be found in our 4 Ways to Give brochure. You can view or download the brochure by clicking the link below. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.


Prayer Warriors Needed

All prayer warriors are encouraged to be a part of our Prayer Ministry at 8:45 AM each Sunday morning. Our Prayer Room is in the small room in the Fellowship Hall next to the kitchen. For more information, please contact Linda Plemens or Eileen Poche.


Life Choices of Roane County

We are so thankful for all God has done for the ministry of Life Choices in the past year!  This time last year, there was no Life Choices of Roane County.  Now we are an official charitable organization and have had numerous opportunities to share our vision for ministering to our community.  God has brought us incredible women and men with a heart for the unborn and for those facing an unplanned pregnancy.  He continues to open doors in His perfect timing. God has allowed us to develop wonderful relationships with many pregnancy resource centers in surrounding counties, and we are benefiting from their knowledge and expertise. Please visit Life Choice’s Facebook page for additional information. Please join Rockwood First Baptist Church in supporting and praying for this tremendous ministry


Family Promise

Family Promise of Roane County is having their 4th Annual Rummage Sale on April 5th & 6th from 9 AM – 3 PM. It will be held at the Kingston Church of Christ Family Center, 120 W Spring Street, Kingston. Most all items accepted, please no: TV’s old computers, car seats, helmets, lingerie or swimsuits. Clothing needs to be clean and sorted by gender. Drop of times: (Volunteers are needed) April 1st 10 am – 3 pm April 2nd 10 am – 3 pm and 5:30 – 7:30 pm April 3rd 10 am – 3 pm and 5:30 – 6:30 pm April 4th 10 am – 3 pm For more information, please contact Donna Bibee at church or through the church office.


Nursery News

The Nursery Ministry is in need of volunteers on Wednesday night. This would be a rotating schedule to better serve our children and volunteers.  To become a part of this ministry, please contact our Children’s Director, Sonya Storey at church or through the church office.