CONFIRMED Book Study amalgamated with the TMS and SM

by yesidid 135 Replies latest jw friends

  • FlyingHighNow

    Well, for sure I am in nooooooo danger of ever goin' back now. The book study was the only meeting worth the time. It was at someone's home usually and sometimes they would serve desert. I loved that it was such a short meeting. The only time I hated it was when the host would get bitchy about kids going to the bathroom during and make some petty complaint against them like they used two too many sheets of TP.

  • yesidid

    One thing I forget to is world-wide.

  • outofthebox

    It is true! I talked to the PO. He confirmed!

  • skeeter1

    For me, the book study was the "personable" meeting. We met with a group of 20 or so close neighbors, and got to know them better. It was a chance at fellowship, study, followed by chit-chat. Sure, we saw people at the KH, but that was more sterile of an environment. Meeting in someone's home, gathering around their kitchen before the meeting...this brought together a kind of closeness that was missing at the KH.

    I think the change will change the group dynamics at the KH. It will make the individual a little more distant, and less emphasis on fellowship. This closeness is being replaced by the Governing Body's new "special study edition" Watchtower.

    In short, I think the Governing Body is replacing fellowship between JWs with its own control.


  • What-A-Coincidence

    Done mainly with Bethelites in mind ... with gas going up ... saves 1 trip ... that's what it's about.

  • steve2

    So, here we are presumably so very deep into the time of the end and so very, very near. Yet the Watchtower Society continues its unabated slide into reducing the length and the duration of everything. Yes, this will provide some measure of relief for the weary rank and file.

    Unfortunately, though, no matter how much they limit the frequency of their magazines (e.g., The Awake!) or trim the length of the meetings (e.g., The Public Talk) or eliminate the total umber of meeting nights per week (e.g., no more meeting exclusively for the Book Study), the content of their magazines and meetings remains total unabridged crap.

  • Tired of the Hypocrisy
    Tired of the Hypocrisy
    They must be planning to reduce the current load in the TMS or/and Service meeting.

    Watch them cut out the number 2, since they don't need the bible anyway. Then the number three since the sisters don't matter.

  • loosie

    ok so now how long will the whole thursday night meeting all together?

  • yesidid
    ok so now how long will the whole thursday night meeting all together?

    Same time as before, everything, songs, prayers, BS, TMS and SM all within 2 hrs.

  • skeeter1

    If they still do the TMS meeting in 2 hours....then, I guess they are going to stop bashing the Catholics as part of the TMS meeting? After all, both religions have sexual abuse, pornea by the clergy....but, at least the Pope A-P-O-L-O-G-I-Z-E-D.

    The hardest words in the English language are "I'm sorry. You were right, and I was wrong."


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