NEW YORK — Jehovahs Witnesses announce the start of their 2009 Keep on the Watch! three-day conventions and warmly invite all to attend. The first nine of these events will begin on May 22 in various locations across the United States: Long Beach, California; Bloomington, Illinois; Portland, Maine; Billings, Montana; Jersey City, New Jersey; Queens, New York; Portland, Oregon; Salem, Oregon; and Green Bay, Wisconsin. Continuing through mid-September, there will be a total of 319 conventions in 81 cities in the United States. Conventions will be held in English, as well as in Spanish and 15 other languages, including American Sign Language.
All are invited to attend. There is no admission fee, nor are collections taken at any convention or meeting of Jehovahs Witnesses. There are over 7,100,000 Witnesses associated with more than 103,000 congregations worldwide.