SUMMER DISTRICT CONVENTION THREAD

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  • DannyHaszard
    DannyHaszard

    First Summer District Convention press release by the Watchtower

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    • Annual Jehovah's Witnesses convention offers 'deliverance'
      "Deliverance at Hand" is the theme for the Jehovah's Witnesses district convention May 26 to 28 at the Resch Center. Serving parts of Wisconsin, Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, the convention opens the season for district meetings throughout the ...
      • Green Bay Press-Gazette
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    Posted May 13, 2006 Annual Jehovah's Witnesses convention offers 'deliverance' Public sessions begin May 26 at the Resch Public sessions begin May 26 at the Resch By Jean Peerenboom jpeerenb@greenbaypressgazette.com " Deliverance at Hand" is the theme for the Jehovah's Witnesses district convention May 26 to 28 at the Resch Center. Serving parts of Wisconsin, Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, the convention opens the season for district meetings throughout the United States. Nearly 11 million people attended the 2,981 district conventions last year. The local convention begins each day at 9:30 a.m. The topics and events include:
  • May 26: "Be Attentive to Jehovah's Promises of Deliverance" and "How Jehovah Delivers 'the Poor One Crying for Help'" in the morning. The keynote address will be "Jehovah's Provisions for Our Everlasting Deliverance."
  • The afternoon session's topics are "Jehovah Tenderly Cares for Older Ones," "Deliverance From Painful Distress" and "The Role of Angels in Rendering Public Service." The four-part symposium "Jehovah-Provider of Escape" precedes the session's final discourse "No Opposing Weapon or Tongue Will Succeed."

  • May 27: "Continue in the Ministry Without Letup" opens the morning. Other talks are "Delivered From the Trap of the Birdcatcher" and "Searching Into the Deep Things of God." The Saturday morning program concludes with a talk followed by baptism in water for those who qualify. The afternoon sessions are "Keep a Scriptural View of Health Care," "What Spirit Dominates Your Life?" "Maintain a Threefold Cord in Marriage," "Young People, Remember, Now, Your Grand Creator" and "Are You Living with Jehovah's Day in Mind?"
  • May 28: The morning symposium is "The Kingdom of the Heavens is Like …" Four talks briefly discuss some of Jesus' parables. The final morning talk will introduce a convention highlight, the full-costume drama based on Chpter 13 of the Bible book of First Kings. The final convention session is "Deliverance by God's Kingdom Is at Hand."
  • All sessions are open to the public. There are no admission fees and no collections are taken, according to the organizers. The Jehovah's Witnesses religion is based on first-century Christianity, according to James Senger, city overseer in Green Bay. Participants are serious students of the Bible. Unlike some Christian faiths, they do not recognize the Trinity. Instead, Jehovah is the father, so named because that is the name given as God's personal name in the Bible. Jesus is his firstborn son. The Holy Spirit is not a person; it is God's active force. As in other Christian religions, Jesus is central to their future and their worship.
  • Stewardship of the land is a vital issue. Members are family-oriented and pro-education. Members do not pledge allegiance to any nation and therefore do not salute the flag. They also don't celebrate most holidays that other Christians observe. The Easter season is very important, but their emphasis is on Good Friday, the day Jesus died. This is because the traditions surrounding Christmas and Easter came into play later than the first century.
  • Locally, the international organization has close to 1,000 members in Green Bay and De Pere. They are divided into six congregations, one of which is a Spanish-speaking group, at three Kingdom Halls. Their signature ministry is a door-to-door campaign, where they offer free literature published by Watchtower Bible Society. The publications are the Watchtower and Awake! Watchtower prints 27 million copies in 183 languages. Awake! prints 32 million copies in 81 languages. Worldwide, Jehovah's Witnesses have 6.6 million members in 98,269 congregations. In the United States, there are about 1 million members in 12,261 congregations.
  • For information, see the organization's official Web site at www.watchtower.org.
  • BluesBrother
    BluesBrother

    " No Opposing Weapon or Tongue Will Succeed."

    "Delivered From the Trap of the Birdcatcher"

    It seems they are talking about us again. If we did not exist they would have to invent us!

    NB I can recall a drama on 1 Kings 13 once before - about an unnamed prophet who disobeyed and was eaten by a lion .

  • DannyHaszard
    DannyHaszard

    What: "Deliverance at Hand" annual district convention of the ...
    Green Bay Press Gazette, WI - 6 minutes ago (now up on google wire you gotta get up early in the morning to beat Danny)
    "Deliverance at Hand" is the theme for the Jehovah's Witnesses district convention May 26 to 28 at the Resch Center. Serving parts ...

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  • luna2
    luna2
    It seems they are talking about us again. If we did not exist they would have to invent us!

    LMAO! Too true.

  • Sunnygal41
    Sunnygal41
    and "Searching Into the Deep Things of God."

    I smell a pseudo-prophetic twist coming..........SOS

  • DannyHaszard
    DannyHaszard

    Sampling of 2005 dissident Watchtower convention news releases,we can work with theses drafts and adapt for his year.

    Jehovah's Christian Witnesses Hold Conventions

    Jehovah's Christian Witnesses Hold Conventions. Added: (Wed Aug 17 2005). Two hundred twenty-seven (227) such conventions this summer in the United States, ...
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  • Honesty
    Honesty
    The afternoon session's topics are "Jehovah Tenderly Cares for Older Ones"

    It's a good thing He does because my experiences with JW's has been exactly the opposite. More than half of the JW's in every congregation I ever attended had no clue who their homebound brothers and sisters were nor did they know where they lived.

  • blondie
    blondie

    Is school still in session? I wonder if JW parents are asking off from work and for the kids from school?

    The WTS answer to helping the older ones is telling the elders to help them fill out the forms for government aid.

    *** w86 10/15 p. 18 Do More Than Say: "Keep Warm and Well Fed" ***

    However, most lands now have tax-supported programs for the aged, infirm, or those willing but unable to find work. Christian elders may want to help in another way though. Some who are in genuine need and who fully qualify for public benefits are not receiving such because they do not know how to apply or are too timid to ask. Thus elders may inquire of governmental agencies or contact Witnesses who are experienced in these matters. They then may arrange for a capable brother or sister to help the needy person to receive the available benefits.
  • Elsewhere
    Elsewhere
    Members are family-oriented and pro-education.

    Sure, they are pro-Watchtower-Education, but adamantly against university education. Whoever told the reporter that needs to review his Watchtower.

    May 1st 2002 Watchtower, "Jehovah Hates The Course of Treachery"

    10. Are we personally alert, so that no unrighteousness is found on our lips? For example, can our family members really trust what we say? Can our spiritual brothers and sisters in the congregation do the same? It would be easy to develop the habit of couching one’s words in terms that are technically accurate but misleading.

    Oh wait! My bad! This only applies to "family members" and "spiritual brothers". This statement should be filed under "Spiritual Warfare".

  • Virgochik
    Virgochik

    Pro-education and caring for the elderly! HUH!! That's why I wasn't allowed to go to college, and my elderly parents struggle to take care of their house and keep the yard mowed??

    Oh, that fries my ass! I am spitting mad from reading that!

  • fullofdoubtnow
    fullofdoubtnow

    All sessions are open to the public. There are no admission fees and no collections are taken, according to the organizers.

    But I bet the "donation arrangement" gets a mention every day.

  • jstalin
    jstalin

    Someone has to sneak a video camera into one of these!

  • Ariel84
    Ariel84
    "Young People, Remember, Now, Your Grand Creator

    This has to be a repeat. I know I've heard this talk like a hundred times

  • blondie
  • VM44
    VM44
    Participants are serious students of the Bible Watchtower Publications.

    --VM44

  • rebel8
    rebel8

    If anyone wants to give me a template letter to the editor (for newspapers in convention towns) again this yr, I will put it up on my site for downloading.... www.jwinfo.8m.com/activism.htm

  • Bumble Bee
    Bumble Bee
    As in other Christian religions, Jesus is central to their future and their worship.

    Well, in the list of talks to be given this was the only reference to Jesus, and then it is to only "briefly" discuss the topic.

    May 28: The morning symposium is "The Kingdom of the Heavens is Like …" Four talks briefly discuss some of Jesus' parables.

    What a load of crap!

    BB

  • juni
    juni

    I was starting to feel better after having some flu(?) bug the past few days. Now after reading this my ass hurts, I have a headache, and I feel like puking again.

    Juni

  • mcsemike
    mcsemike

    I am SO glad to be out of this cult! I cannot believe they have the nerve to say the things they do. "Family oriented" and "pro-education"??? I knew 3 JW's who had a college degree out of hundreds. Care for the family? My wife left me because I objected to the WT's handling of my daughter's rape at the age of nine. Pro-education? I had three years toward a teaching degree and when I became a JW and wanted to go back after a 5 year break to finish the degree, they told me I wouldn't have any privileges or would be pleasing Jehovah if I did. So I didn't, and my wife bitterly resented having to work also all those years because I couldn't get a "real" job. Now she's gone, along with my daughter, and I'm the biggest apostate in two states.

    Sunnygal, you smell a twist coming. I smell something else. I hope I don't step in it.

    Elsewhere, I loved your point about "technically accurate but misleading". I wonder who invented THAT concept??!! Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

    Virgochik, I saw the same thing in every congregation I ever visited. Hey, WT, can you spell "hypocrisy"??

    Fullofdoubtnow, they will not only mention the donation arrangement, but there will be those tall cardboard boxes at every entrance.

    Juni, I feel like puking as well. I better not eat today.

    Finally, to Danny: Thanks again for all your hard work. You probably don't remember me, but you emailed me some info years ago. I've read your story and I applaud your efforts. Let's all hope that Silent Lambs can get up and running again. Then I can continue my work.

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