I didn't go to the AGM nor was I invited .I didn't go to the Sunday meeting either.i received a text though from a long standing ministerial servant that echoes the sentiment in my congragation at least.He was present at the meeting.No elder was there and all parts ,Watchtower and Public talk were handled by ministerial servants.He was incensed that he was not invited allthough he's been a servant for many years and always volunteered at the assemblies etc. The absense of all these elders was very noticable .Most of the congragation was uninformed for the "Dog & Ponny Show" (sorry AGM) and the reason I think was that they were embarrased to admit that only they were going to go.But the most upsetting thing for many is that ONLY the ones that went to the AGM got the new Bible ,the rest will have to wait till January when the first supply arrives at the congragation. Also many have found out that the instruction is that the new Bible has to be used from the congragation straight away at the meetings and field service .Imagine the embarrasment to be sitting next to the in crowd with their new flashy Bible !
I think ,what we are witnessing here ladies and gentlemen is the creation of two classes among the rank & file which exposes the GB 'S mind set of "divide & conquer" the INS and the OUTS ,the exemplary and the week .
What was the aftermath in your congragation? Was there any disatisfaction ? any murmuring? any confusion? Where there any eldrers there ?