Jehovah’s Witnesses move 3-day district convention to Saginaw
THE FLINT JOURNAL FIRST EDITION
By George Jaksa
SAGINAW – Jehovah’s Witnesses from this area are expected to attend a three-day district convention in The Dow Event Center next weekend.
District conventions in this area previously had been held at the Pontiac Silverdome, but a smaller venue was chosen this year for more personal contact, according to Daniel Ferriss, spokesman and a Jehovah’s Witnesses minister in Grayling.
The meeting – with the theme “Deliverance at Hand!” – opens Friday for three days.
Sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. each day. It’s free, and no collections will be taken, a Jehovah’s Witnesses news release said.
For the past three weeks, Jehovah’s Witnesses have been going door to door throughout the region that also includes Lansing, Pontiac and Saginaw, inviting people to the meetings that will declare that mankind needs deliverance from the effects of inherited sin and its consequence, death.
“Talks and symposiums will emphasize comforting Scriptures that detail God’s loving provision for everlasting deliverance made possible by the sacrifice of his son, Jesus Christ,” the news release said.
Each day’s program will be based on a Bible passage that stresses reliance on God as the preeminent deliverer of the righteous.
Other features will include a baptism ceremony July 29 and a Bible-based drama July 30.
A public discourse, “Deliverance by God’s Kingdom is at Hand,” will be presented July 30.
The speaker will discuss why there is a greater need for deliverance now than ever before and how God will provide salvation, according to the news release.
The convention in The Dow Event Center, 303 Johnson St., Saginaw, is among similar gatherings in the U.S. and other nations.