Change in CA?
Having been out for a long time, I'm wondering in what year the change in circuit assemblies took place when they went from two days to just one. Anyone know for sure?
Thanks in advance.
Furthermore, beginning with the 2015 service year, circuit assemblies will be one day in length. Two such assemblies will be held each service year. The term “special assembly day” will no longer be used to denote a one-day circuit assembly.
So this means the First of these new one day assemblies was held on Saturday September 5, 2015.
careful: Having been out for a long time
How long is 'a long time'?
The one-day 'Special Assembly Day' was introduced as a replacement for one of the two annual two-day circuit assemblies from September 1987.
Kingdom Ministry, February 1987
Simplification Helps Us to “Make Sure of the More Important Things”
ANNUAL CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY
By means of a letter from the Society, all congregations have learned that, starting September 1987, each circuit will have one circuit assembly a year.
SPECIAL ASSEMBLY DAY
For a number of years now, about half of the circuits in this country have had opportunity to hold a special event each year, featuring a speaker from Brooklyn Bethel. On such occasions a two- or three-hour program has been presented. The Society is adjusting this arrangement so that beginning September 1987, it will be possible for each circuit or section of a circuit to have a special assembly day.
This means that the first of these new one day 'Special Assembly Days' could have taken place on Saturday, September 5, 1987
wifiB: thanks. That's the info I was looking for.
DS: yeah, I vaguely remember that. At about that time I was beginning to tune out and grappling with what I was going to do with the org and my future. It took a while to work it all out.