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Guest posted a topic in Jehovah’s Witnesses's TopicsOctober 30, 2016 10:33 PM An assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses was held Sunday at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. The theme was "Do not lose the love you had at first." Although the event was organized by the Jehovah's Witnesses, it was opened to the entire Northland public. "A lot of the parts are about how to improve family life, how to deal with stress, how to get along with people of all backgrounds, so its not so much preaching as its practical Christianity," said News Director, David Kennedy. The event attracted a crowd of about 1,800 people. The assembly is held once or twice every year in Duluth. Kennedy said the next assembly will be held in about six months and added it is open not to only members of the Jehovah's Witnesses. "Persons of all faith and people with no faith are certainly welcome to come. They'll find a lot that’s really practical," Kennedy added. http://www.wdio.com/news/jehovahs-witnesses-assembly-decc/4305778/?cat=10335
Very strange behavior by the attendants and Elders after the Duluth, GA, RC. On the first link the attendants start to exit the arena, then line up and turn their backs on the street preachers. (Around the 6:00 mark). This video shows the attendants and Elders singing over and over, We are Jehovah's Witnesses and clapping hands.
Guest posted a topic in Jehovah’s Witnesses's TopicsLoyalty is the theme for this year’s Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses series in Duluth starting Friday. All ages can attend the free three-day program with the theme “Remain Loyal to Jehovah!,” according to a news release. The program will take place at the Infinite Energy Center at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway from Aug. 12 to Aug. 14 and from Aug. 19 to Aug. 21. Sessions will start each day at 9:20 a.m. “Loyalty can be a challenge. … At work, in the family, in our personal lives and in our relationship with God,” Mike Funston, a convention spokesman, said in the release. “All too often, disloyalty is fracturing our lives and communities.” The convention will feature discussions and video clips about Jesus Christ and a full-length film on “on how a mighty King remained loyal while being besieged by his enemies,” he said. Funston said about 6,800 are expected to attend each day. For information, visit www.jw.org. http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/local/convention-of-jehovah-s-witnesses-in-duluth-to-focus-on/article_3e8b99bc-1c63-51ba-86b5-ecf7e14e9988.html
DULUTH - Thousands of Jehovah's Witnesses from around the region gathered at the DECC today. It was their semi–annual assembly where many came to speak about the benefits of living in harmony with biblical principles. There were talks and interviews about how to imitate God, improve family life, deal with financial pressures and cope with stress. David Kennedy said "In a venue like this we have a lot of these assembly's throughout the world. We find all of them, not just Jehovah's Witnesses are interested when such programs come." Admission was free to the public and there will be another event similar to this one in the future. Source: http://www.fox21online.com/news/local-news/jehovahs-witnesses-gather-at-the-decc/39063590