I heard the announcement this morning too..No question about it now the letter they read was exactly as had been predicted here.
the reaction in the family was sort of stunned silence....The topic of conversation is Why???? why stop the "best meeting of the week". This leaves the dubs with no "spritual food in between Sunday and Thursday or Friday, or perhaps Tuesday to Sunday.
Prior to the announcement, if you had said that you had to miss the group regularly then you were considered weak and lacking appreciation . So who lacks appreciation now?
I noted that they will change it from the "Book Study" to a "Bible Study" that could be just words but may be that they will study something (who knows?) but will not have a book release to study.
Has the creative mind of the writing dept. dried up so they cannot come up with new study books?
If they only had to print campaign literature then I guess they are saving money ££ or $$
I wonder how many U K male dubs will see the need to attend next Tuesday's group discussion of the Rev. book again, after this? after all they could stay home and watch Manchester United v Barcelona on the telly!!