I'm thinking some will interpret this as the much anticipated signal that the END HAS COME!!! They will expect special instructions for the great crowd to flee from the wrath of Jehovah.
Re: 2013 annual meeting
Just another JW snore-fest, trying to whip up some excitement and donations among the sheeples.
The Latter Day Saints broadcast their General Conference for their members. It seems the Watchtower has been copying the Mormons with their Family Worship Night and new children's activites and videos.
Well now we all know that the English speaking KH will be empty on October 5 & 6. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmm
It's gonna be funny when they issue invitations next year to the "100th anniversary of Christ's invisible reign over nothing and doing nothing" annual meeting.
How long before they use the screens in the Kindom Halls to give mind-srewing lectures like Big Brother in 1984 ?
Interesting.... could be a precursor of things to come...
I can almost foresee the WT tightening control like never before by having completely centralized assembly talks given by specially selected Brooklyn Brass (or should I say Warwick Brass) over MP4 streaming video (with a 10-second delay to allow muting all the f**k-ups) fed via satellite into assembly halls and eventually every kingdom hall on the planet.... yeah... This is probably how they'll begin CULTivating the 3rd "Overlapping Generation" ..
Interesting announcement. I think this could backfire. There's a big difference between listening to live speaker (even a mediocre one) and listening to a video of one. I teach at a state university and right now, there's a big push for more of us to teach on-line. In the workshops I've attended, we're learning how to make videos of our lectures; however, individual vids should be no more than 15 minutes, max! That's because (we're told) that people find it hard to concentrate on a speaker for any longer, regardless of how fascinating she might be. A 45-60 min. lecture that's successful face-to-face doesn't migrate so well into vid form.
And it looks like this Ann Meet program is 2 1/2 hours??? Yikes!
I think ultimately they are going to say that in areas where there are no congregation owned assembly halls that they will start having district and circuit assemblies in the kingdom halls as a way to save money. Of course, the spin will be that it is a loving arrangement so that no one has to put up the expense for travel etc...
People will hear this and suppose the end is upon them
beemed LIVE into UK
Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses
The Ridgeway, London, NW7 1RN Telephone: 020 8906 2211
March 5, 2013
TO ALL CONGREGATIONS
Re: 2013 annual meeting
We are pleased to announce that arrangements are being made for selected baptized publishers to be
invited to locations where the 2013 annual meeting programme will be presented on Saturday, October 5, 2013.
Although we understand the desire of all to attend, there will be no arrangements for the programme to be
translated into other languages, including British Sign Language. Therefore, those invited to attend should be
able to read and write English. The programme will originate from the Assembly Hall in Jersey City, New
Jersey, U.S.A., and will be tied in by video to all Assembly Halls, selected multiple-auditorium Kingdom
Hallsin Britain, and selected Kingdom Halls in Ireland. Those invited to attend the programme will receive a
non-transferable ticket. Only those with a ticket will be allowed admittance to the programme.
So that as many as possible may attend, the programme will be broadcast live on Saturday,
October 5, and repeated twice on Sunday, October 6. The programmes will start at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday
and at 9:00 a.m. and at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.
The programme will include Scriptural talks from Governing Body members and highlights of the
continuing progress of the preaching work and Jehovah’s organization. There will be reports of Kingdom
activity and interviews of invited guests from all over the world. There will also be a summary of the
Watchtower study article for the week of September 30, 2013. In all, the programme will last
approximately three-and-a-half hours.
This is the first time that this special event will be video broadcasted to this country. Shortly, we will
write to bodies of elders with instructions regarding the arrangements and who will be invited to attend.
Since a good portion of each congregation will not attend the annual meeting the elders should ensure
that appropriate arrangements are in place to hold the normal weekend congregation meetings.
We are sure that this arrangement will result in a mutual interchange of encouragement and rich
spiritual blessings for all in attendance. (Rom. 1:12) We send you our warm Christian love and greetings.
cc: Assembly Hall Committees
PS to the coordinator of the body of elders:
Please arrange for this letter to be read to the congregation at the first Service Meeting after its
receipt. Thereafter, it should be placed on the noticeboard. If the congregation is attending a circuit event
that week, the lettershould be read at the Service Meeting the following week. We will contact you soon to
request information regarding your congregation. Your assistance in a timely manner will be most
So sick of hearing that expression "MUTUAL INTERCHANGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT".
For f*ks sake, do they use this expression in every damn letter they write?
Yadda... good observation... Also, if any group of people have an "interchange of encouragement", how can that NOT be mutual? These bethel letter-writers probably have a small manual of "spritual phrases" to use when they send out letters and don't even think twice about re-using the same stupid phrases over and over. There's another word they use that annoys me... "Notice Board" ... they use that phrase because they needed a more theocratic word for the widely-known "Bulletin Board"... It's all about not being a part of the world... pompous dick-heads...
Anyone hearing that there will be some sort of phone tie-in event that any publisher can attend?
I'm really wondering what they're gonna disclose at this meeting... Kool Jo
What's with inviting a selected, chosen few?
More judging, nanana I'm better than you-uuu ....
any leaks as to what will be considered at this meeting coming up?
In my area of the Mid-west USA everyone can come (no tickets) and its at the assembly hall. just announced at todays meeting