Unite As One Community Concert

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Harbours Gate 2nd Annual Friends and Family Day!

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Harbours Gate in the News!

Check out this writeup about us in The Daily Times!

Watch WVLT’s piece on Harbours Gate!

The Dialogue with Tom Garner – an interview with the Blount County Chamber of Commerce – download the PDF here!



New radio interview With Hallerin Hilton Hill now on blog please listen!




 Harbours Gate Kid’s Group!!!!


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Kids sharing the love. They passes out stickers and said something nice and stuck the sticker on you. By the look of those stickers they sure do love each other. This was also a great way to tell them that you need to share love and that they will always be loved by Jesus. They also learned to love as Jesus did which means there is nothing you can do that will take his love away from you but you show people you love them by doing nice thing and also saying nice things. These are a great group of kids and they grow everyday!

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Panera Bread Little Bakers in Training.

A wonderful event held at Panera Bread where the kids get to bake a French baguette and bagels from dough. They get to go in the back and watch it through the baking process and also get to design a cookie. They revive an apron, a bakers hat, and a certificate stating the finished the Bakers in Training Program.

A wonderful group for kids to have fun and learn life lessons and good manners. As they must behave to earn points and earn points for a fun prize. They are now working on 20 points ( 1 point a week) to earn the fun experience of Jump Jam. They focus on being nice to each other, sharing, learning its okay to be themselves, behaving in school, and how things that they learn everyday will help them on this wonderful life journey. So far there has been cookie decorating, gingerbread houses, friendship bracelets, and games like apples to apples, and how to eat healthy. We have a wonderful group of kids and wonderful people volunteering to help along with this group.

Harbours Gate serves as a front line neighborhood, community and inner city ‘peace corps.’ Having served for many years of in programs dealing with homelessness, drug addiction and recovery, founder Tom Garner felt the call for deeper interaction. Instead of waiting for the hurting and struggling to come the existing programs available, Tom had in his heart to take the ‘good news’ of hope and encouragement to the streets and homes where people lived. Inspired by the living  example set by Jesus, Harbours Gate went to the areas where struggling souls were calling for help. We walk with, eat with and abide with all who will invite us in.

The essential cornerstone for Harbours Gate is building trust. Many of those we serve felt abandoned and unheard. We listen first and foremost. Over time people will know we are consistent and not just occasional ‘do-gooders.’ We are available 24/7 365. By listening to the true needs of those we serve we can better assist in developing and
implementing specific programs that will facilitate change in any particular neighborhood. We are not reinventing or competing with any other resources. In fact we welcome partnerships and joint efforts with any group and have, after gaining trust, referred many to established programs which can take them further.

Whether it be food, clothing, medical, employment, educational or personal counseling needs, Harbours Gate stands in the real ‘trenches’ of life’s daily challenges side by side with those we serve. Offering a hand up, love and encouragement to those who seek a better life.