Jehovah’s Witnesses are coming

Jehovah’s Witnesses are coming

Yes, Jehovah’s Witnesses do go door-to-door, and no, they do not celebrate holidays.

These well-known characteristics are true, but there are commonly held myths, too: Yes, they consider themselves Christians, but no, they do not believe that they are the only believers who can win salvation.

If you go
What: District Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses
When: Friday, July 28, through Sunday, July 30. Morning sessions are 9:30 daily; afternoon sessions are 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1:40 p.m. Sunday. Another English-language convention begins Friday, Aug. 4, followed by three Spanish conventions, Aug. 11, 18 and 25.
Where: MetroCentre, 300 Elm St., Rockford
Admission: Free; open to the public. No freewill offering.
Information: Call 815-489-8299.

The general public is invited to hear more about a faith that views first-century Christianity as its model by joining more than 5,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses expected for a convention this weekend at the Rockford MetroCentre.

“Deliverance at Hand!” is a five-session series, with the first two being conducted in English and the final three in Spanish.

Delegates from throughout the Midwest will converge on the downtown arena for the conventions. The daily schedule includes morning and afternoon sessions, Scripture-based messages, a baptism of new members on Saturday and a costumed drama on Sunday.

More than 260 similar three-day events are being presented by Jehovah’s Witnesses throughout the United States. The national conventions include programs in various languages, including American Sign Language, Vietnamese and Polish, and sessions in Arabic.

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