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Local church will participate in bell ringing Sunday to honor MLK

The Poor People’s Campaign of Tennessee has coordinated a statewide “Remembrance and Reflection” bell-tolling event honoring the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the evening of Sunday, April 4. Two area churches will hold outdoor, socially-distanced public events.
Beginning at 7:01 p.m., participating churches will ring a bell 39 times, in honor of each of the years Dr. King lived. As a result, bells will simultaneously peal across the state of Tennessee at the time of his assassination on April 4, 1968, in Memphis.
First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton, 119 West F St., will begin with a short introduction at 6:45 p.m.
Covenant Presbyterian Church, at 603 Sunset Drive in Johnson City, will host an event beginning shortly before 7 p.m.
Bells will also be heard in Jonesborough from Jonesborough Presbyterian Church.
First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton will live-stream their program at www.youtube.com/c/FirstPresbyterianChurchElizabethton for those who cannot attend a local event.