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    • By The Librarian
      The 2018 Circuit Assembly Talk Outlines are available here in English. There are two ONE-DAY circuit assemblies. The theme of one is “Don’t Give Up in Fulfilling the Law of Christ!” and is hosted by a Branch Representative. The theme of the other is “Don’t Give Up in Doing What Is Fine!” and is hosted by the Circuit Overseer.
      Theme: Don’t Give Up in Fulfilling the Law of Christ!
      Hosted by the Branch Representative
      Morning Session
      9:40 Music
      9:50 Song Number 17 and Prayer
      10:00 What Is the Law of Christ?
      10:15 Fulfilling the Law of Christ When Unseen by Humans
      10:30 Fulfilling the Law of Christ in the Field Ministry
      10:55 Song Number 70 and Announcements
      11:05 The Law of Christ—Why Superior?
      11:35 Dedication and Baptism
      Never Abandon Your Loyal Love for Jehovah Do Not Give In to Fear! 12:05 Song Number 51
      Afternoon Session
      1:20 Music
      1:30 Song Number 76
      1:35 Experiences
      1:45 Summary of The Watchtower
      2:15 Fulfilling the Law of Christ in the Family
      2:30 Fulfilling the Law of Christ at School
      2:45 Song Number 35 and Announcements
      2:55 Love One Another, Just as Jesus Loved You
      3:55 Song Number 13 and Prayer
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      Theme: Don’t Give Up in Doing What Is Fine!
      Hosted by the Circuit Overseer
      Theme: Don’t Give Up in Doing What Is Fine!
      Hosted by the Circuit Overseer
      Morning Session
      9:30 Music
      9:40 Song Number 77 and Prayer
      9:50 Why Is It Difficult to Do What Is Fine?
      10:05 Symposium: Avoid Sowing to the Flesh
      Use Social Media Wisely Choose Wholesome Entertainment Fight the Spirit of Envy Invest in a Secure Future 11:05 Song Number 45 and Announcements
      11:15 Keep Working Good Toward All
      11:30 Dedication and Baptism
      Never Abandon Your Loyal Love for Jehovah Do Not Give In to Fear! 12:00 Song Number 63
      Afternoon Session
      1:10 Music
      1:20 Song Number 127 and Prayer
      1:30 Public Bible Discourse: Avoid Mocking God—In What Sense?
      2:00 Summary of The Watchtower
      2:30 Song Number 59 and Announcements
      2:40 Symposium: Keep Sowing to the Spirit
      Develop Good Study Habits Use Bible Principles to Guide Your Life “Do Not Let Your Hand Rest” 3:40 What We Will Reap if We Do Not Tire Out
      4:15 Song Number 126 and Prayer
      Full Video for Afternoon Session
    • By Jack Ryan
      Down to one meal a day ? Doing their own laundry. Downsizing British building project.
      Maybe bread and water once a day will be next.
      So the GB is now going to do their own laundry, cook their own food, clean their own room? Not!
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      This issue contains the study articles for February 4 to March 3, 2019.
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      Here's a link to the PDF so you can reference it:
      https://download-a.akamaihd.net/files/media_periodical/f2/w_E_201812.pdf
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      When we attend a convention, we feel the unity and love of our worldwide brotherhood.
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      Those who sincerely want to know God can do so if they make the effort to search for him.
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      The Bible book of Ezekiel contains many prophecies that focus on the restoration of pure worship. How do these prophecies involve us?
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      Pure Worship of Jehovah—Restored at Last!
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      It’s not easy for parents to see their children move to a place far away.
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      This publication is designed to help sharpen your skills in public reading and in the arts of speaking and teaching.
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      This issue contains the study articles for September 3-30, 2018.
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      This issue contains the study articles for December 31, 2018 to February 3, 2019.
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      Use the program to follow along at this circuit assembly. The theme of the assembly is “Be Bold!”
       
       
       
       
    • By Jack Ryan
      July 2018 - Announcements and Reminders
      https://we.tl/K1TH19GMUB
      SEE ALSO:
      Congregation Record of Processing Activities - Europe GDPR (click image to enlarge)
      Britain Branch Relocation – Visitor Centre News – Summer 2018 - Chelmsford UK
      ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS - July 2018
      Coordinator of the body of elders: The announcements and reminders for the congregation should be read at the next midweek meeting and thereafter posted on the information board for one month.
      FOR THE ELDERS ONLY
      FOR THE CONGREGATION
       
    • By Jack Ryan
      Dear Brothers:
      The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in May of this year with the objective of harmonizing data protection laws in countries subject to European Union Law. The GDPR, among other things, will introduce new rights for individuals and significantly increase penalties for non-compliance.
      Consequently, all congregations will need to adjust the way they handle personal data. In preparation for the implementation of the GDPR, please take the following steps:
      All elders should immediately become familiar with the contents of the Notice and Consent for Use of Personal Data (S-290) and Instructions for Use of Personal Data (S-291) forms (attached) and the Use of Personal Data page in the “Privacy Policy” section of jw.org. The S-290 and S-291 forms will be available in the “Forms” section of the “Documents” tab on jw.org.
      Please follow the direction in the April 2018 Announcements and Reminders (S-147) form about informing the congregation of the GDPR and action to be taken by group overseers and the secretary.
      In relation to paragraphs 4-6 of the Instructions for Use of Personal Data (S-291) form, please note the following:
      For data protection purposes, in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland a minor is a person below 13 years of age.
      Where a person is a minor, the holder of parental responsibility should sign the Notice and Consent for Use of Personal Data (S-290) form. Usually this will be one or both of the minor’s parents but could include others if, for example, this is specified in a court order. In the United Kingdom only one holder of parental responsibility need give consent. However, in the Republic of Ireland two holders of parental responsibility must sign the Notice and Consent for Use of Personal Data (S-290).
      Thank you very much for your diligence and good cooperation in implementing this new procedure. Changes in the secular law at times require that we make adjustments to organizational procedures. Such adjustments, however, often result in protecting and bolstering our privacy rights and those of our brothers and sisters. (Dan. 6:4; Rom. 13:1) We take this opportunity to send our warm Christian love and best wishes.
      Yours brothers,
      Legal Department
      INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE OF PERSONAL DATA: S-291-E (March 2018)
      Table of Contents
      INTRODUCTION
      1 “Personal data” is data that can identify a person, such as his name, address, phone number, or age, including pictures and videos. “Sensitive personal data” is any personal data that reveals someone’s racial/ethnic origin, religious beliefs, physical/mental health, or sexual life.
      2 Data protection regulations require that consent must be provided by a publisher in order for the congregation and branch office to collect and transfer his personal data in a lawful manner. Failure to comply with such regulations could bring reproach on the organization and lead to large fines and/or criminal prosecution of the organization, as well as of individuals.—Rom. 13:1.
      3 The Notice and Consent for Use of Personal Data (S-290) form should be used so that: (1) the organization can properly inform the publisher of the use of his personal data; (2) the publisher is aware of the information provided on the Use of Personal Data page in the Privacy Policy section on jw.org; and (3) the publisher can consent to the use and transfer of his personal data for certain religious activities.
      REQUESTING CONSENT
      4 A publisher, or the parent or legal guardian of a publisher who is a minor, should be invited by an elder to complete a Notice and Consent for Use of Personal Data (S-290) form on the following occasions:
      (1) When an individual is newly approved to become an unbaptized publisher
      (2) When a publisher (baptized or unbaptized) moves into the congregation and a signed consent form is not received with the letter of introduction
      (3) When an individual is reactivated or reinstated as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses regardless of whether the publisher previously signed a consent form or not
      5 When inviting an individual to complete the consent form, the elder should explain the purpose of the form and, if needed, provide a printed copy of the Use of Personal Data page that is found in the Privacy Policy section on jw.org. The Notice and Consent for Use of Personal Data form is available in a variety of languages. It should be provided to the individual in the language he understands best. The elder should take the time to answer any questions the individual may have. The individual should be given the opportunity to read the complete Use of Personal Data page and to return the signed form within a reasonable period of time.
      6 When inviting the parent or legal guardian of a publisher who is a minor to submit the form on behalf of the minor, the minor’s name should be printed on the top portion of the form. However, the minor should not sign or date the form. If local regulations require that both parents provide consent on behalf of a minor, then the second parent’s signature, name, and date should be written below that of the first parent. When the publisher reaches the age at which he is no longer considered a minor, he should be asked to sign and date the consent form already on file for him.
      7 Individuals who desire to present student assignments during the Life and Ministry Meeting but who are not yet publishers do not need to sign a Notice and Consent for Use of Personal Data form.
      TRANSFERS TO ANOTHER CONGREGATION
      8 When a publisher transfers to another congregation, the signed Notice and Consent for Use of Personal Data (S-290) form should be sent to the new congregation with the letter of introduction and Congregation’s Publisher Record (S-21) cards. If the publisher refused to sign a consent form, call the Service Department before sending a letter of introduction.
      CONGREGATION FILE
      9 The congregation secretary is responsible for maintaining the signed Notice and Consent for Use of Personal Data (S-290) forms in the congregation file. The secretary should keep the body of elders informed if anyone refuses to complete the form or later revokes his consent. The signed consent form for a publisher should be kept in the congregation file for as long as any records for that individual are retained.
      REFUSAL TO CONSENT
      10 An adult publisher might initially refuse to sign the Notice and Consent for Use of Personal Data (S-290) form. If this occurs, an elder should take the time to answer any questions the publisher may have. Often, a clear explanation can help the publisher to feel comfortable with providing consent. However, the publisher should not feel pressured to sign the form. If consent for the use of personal data is not provided, the affected individual may remain a publisher (baptized or unbaptized) and the congregation may keep his personal data related to his activity as a publisher, including the information recorded on the Congregation’s Publisher Record (S-21) card. However, the individual should be informed that the congregation or branch office may not be able to evaluate his suitability to fill certain roles within the congregation or participate in many congregation activities, such as serving as a regular pioneer, a ministerial servant, or an elder. His name or other personal data should not be posted on the information board, be entered on the jw.org website, or appear in any correspondence sent via jw.org e-mail. However, his limited personal data from the Congregation’s Publisher Record (S-21) card could be used on internal congregation documents. Additionally, if the congregation’s meetings are recorded for the purpose of being uploaded to JW Stream, the publisher could not be recorded in such congregation meetings.
      11 A parent or legal guardian might refuse to sign the Notice and Consent for Use of Personal Data form for a publisher who is a minor. If the minor is an unbaptized publisher, no personal data should be collected for him. Nor should a Congregation’s Publisher Record card be kept for him. The report of field service activity may be collected from the minor as long as his name is not written on the report. The count of the individual and his activity may then be added to the Congregation’s Field Service Report (S-1) that is submitted to the branch office. If the minor is a baptized publisher, two elders should contact the Service Department for direction.
      12 If at any time a publisher informs the elders that he wishes to revoke his consent for the congregation to use his personal data, two elders should call the Service Department immediately. The secretary should write the date of revocation on top of the Notice and Consent for Use of Personal Data form.
      NOTICE AND CONSENT FOR USE OF PERSONAL DATA: S-290-E (March 2018)
      Upon becoming a publisher, I acknowledge that the worldwide religious organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses, including my congregation, local branch office, and similar cooperating organizations of Jehovah’s Witnesses, lawfully uses my personal data in accordance with its legitimate religious interests. Additionally, I consent to the use of my personal data so that I may participate in some religious activities in connection with my worship and so that I may receive spiritual support. I also agree that my personal data may be sent to any of the cooperating organizations of Jehovah’s Witnesses, which may be located in countries whose laws provide different levels of data protection, that are not always equivalent to the level of data protection in the country in which I currently reside. I have been informed about and had the opportunity to read the Use of Personal Data page available in the Privacy Policy section of jw.org and available to me as a hard copy upon request. I consent to the use of my personal data as stated on that page and as it may be amended from time to time.
      Signature: _____________ Print name: _____________
      Date: __________
      I, as the parent or legal guardian of the minor named above, consent to the above Notice and Con-sent for Use of Personal Data on behalf of the minor.
      Signature: _____________ Print name: _____________
      Date: __________
      edited to update the original links
      March 31, 2018 - Re: General Data Protection Regulation
      https://faithleaks.org/wiki/documents/9/98/2018-03-31-Re-_General_Data_Protection_Regulation.pdf S-290-E (March 2018) - Notice and Consent For Use Of Personal Data
      https://faithleaks.org/wiki/documents/b/b4/2018-03-NOTICE_AND_CONSENT_FOR_USE_OF_PERSONAL_DATA-S-290-E.pdf S-291-E (March 2018) - Instructions For Use Of Personal Data
      https://faithleaks.org/wiki/documents/2/2c/2018-03-INSTRUCTIONS_FOR_USE_OF_PERSONAL_DATA-S-291-E.pdf
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      This issue contains the study articles for December 3-30, 2018.
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      This issue contains the study articles for October 1-28, 2018.
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      This issue contains the study articles for June 4 to July 8, 2018.
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    • 7:26 But the Court sat, and they took away his rulership, in order to annihilate him and to destroy him completely. 27 “‘And the kingdom and the rulership and the grandeur of the kingdoms under all the heavens were given to the people who are the holy ones of the Supreme One. Their kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all rulerships will serve and obey them.’   28 “This is the end of the matter. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts alarmed me greatly, so that I turned pale; but I kept the matter in my own heart.”
    • Does anyone remember about 4 years ago when someone came on this forum (jw-archive.org at the time) and said they had just been through real estate training for the Society, because the Society, they said, was going to be one of the biggest buyers and sellers of real estate? I got the impression that this person was already preparing for their specific assignment with an assigned partner to scout out better places purchase KH properties somewhere in the U.S. That person gave the impression that this was about to kick off all around the United States, perhaps even further abroad. That was many months before the Society announced their cash flow problems, and long before we started hearing about the sales of so many KHs and even a couple of AHs.  This is no doubt correct. The Society did the same thing in the Brooklyn area, as sometimes they would need to bring in a brother who had his family with him. There was also a need to house certain elderly brothers and sisters in a place where they could get physical therapy, nursing visits, palliative care, etc., with some privacy and out of the way of the hustle and bustle of Bethel life.
    • All you really must remember is that if you got ot wrong back then you would be dismembered and your house turned into a public privy. (Daniel 2:5, 3:29) It is Holy Spirit by the truckload. Anyone else takes a wrong understanding to his grave, either through natural death or walking off a precipice with it and leading others with him.  Holy Spirit makes people honest, humble, and hungry enough to continually look at Scriptures anew in light of ongoing developments. Go read @b4ucuhear‘s comment again, not just the single sentence you quoted. Read all of them. Notice how they tie together and modify each other. That is what sentences do.
    • So the " great crowd"  will learn all things by themselves?  They do not need an organized  place to attend meetings? .... which is instructed by the bible to attend so we can strengthen each other? This is why I call you out as misleading and false....... where is your worldwide organization which is providing place for people of all nations to gather and worship jehovah?  And teach them live and neutrality so they truly view themselves as one nation with no borders dividing them...... There are so many other scriptures which indicate otherwise while you create an argument over the only scripture that 'may' indicate it because of an argument over a preposition....... are you changing the entire truth based on your 'desire' to start 'ruling now?    We are being 'taught ' now by that 'slave'  you hate.     But you may be running ahead about the 1000 year reign..... don't you think?   Don't be patronizing to me..... I know that because of jehovahs spirit working in them.   But the bible clearly indicates that they will judge and rule when they are in heaven......   
    • Nothing is beyond your extreme criticism lol.  Go buy yourself a little patch in London or in any other capital city like New York and see what it costs you.   If they needed a space for someone or a worker, or even for guests or whatever, they would have bought it because it was needed at the time and is now no longer needed.   Says the exceedingly worldly guy......  If they sell the property to help brothers they are wicked and if they buy it to help brothers they are wicked....... do you sound reasonable to yourselves?   Thanks to Jehovah you are not the final judges because you will put all JWs in Auschwitz......just for being JWs..... ah, you may still help the world to do that in future ..... who knows? 
    • Now I understand why many executives disallow any reports to them longer than one page. They KNOW how easy it is to be hypnotized by many words, which for some, is a finely tuned art form.
    • Lol. Same thoughts here. That is why I posted it, genuinely wondering if anyone really read it when it was first published. But then people did read a lot more 50 years ago...... but then they also might have been clueless and just, like I said, zeroed in on the number 1975, which was a mere 7 years away at the time..... If it's any consolation, I only read to about paragraph 10 😃
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