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April 22, 2016
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'Wake the church up'
Hundreds join in ringing bells, praying for church future on April 12
ALCOA, Tenn. - At 5:10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, the Rev. Carol Wilson suddenly realized what time it was. She stepped outside the Alcoa Conference Center to see if she could hear the ringing of church bells.
488 acres of Buffalo Mountain Camp sold to nature groups 
JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. -- The sale of Buffalo Mountain Camp has raised money for Holston Conference to establish a new camp site called Camp Bays Mountain, in Kingsport, that's expected to open in time for the 2017 summer season.
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Earnest/ Ebenezer Dedication
April 30
>>Celebration of historic site, visited by Bishop Francis Asbury, in Chuckey, Tenn.

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>>Lake Junaluska, N.C.: Yearly business and worship meeting of clergy and lay members representing Holston congregations
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1.Pastors will ring bells for church future on April 12 


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