Jehovah’s Witnesses hosts ‘Don’t Give Up’ convention

Staff report

DAYTON — Jehovah’s Witnesses is holding their annual conventions at the Ervin J. Nutter Center, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton. The theme of this year’s program is “Don’t Give Up!” The event is open to the public.

The four-week event began the weekend of June 16-18.

Highlights from each weekend include:

• Friday: What can help Christians cultivate the qualities necessary to endure difficulties?

• Saturday: See how Almighty God supplies us with endurance and comfort.

• Sunday: A highlight of the program will be the Public Bible Discourse on Sunday morning at 11:20 a.m., entitled “Never Give Up Hope!” In addition helpful information will provided that will help families become more united and at peace. This will contribute to more peaceful communities. Jehovah God has promised this for the future.

Locally, all of the area’s some 35 congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses will help distribute printed invitations to the convention. There is no admission fee. Conventions of Jehovah s Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations.

The first of four three-day events to be held in Dayton Ohio began June 16-18, 2017. Then for the next three weeks beginning June 23-25, 2017, June 30 – July 2, 2017, and July 7-9, 2017 the same program will be held. All sessions each day begin at 9:20 a.m.

An estimated 30,000 will be in attendance at those four events at Ervin J. Nutter Center, Wright State University for the Bible-based programs. They will be filling approximately 10 to 12 thousand hotel rooms during the four three day conventions and enjoying many of the Dayton areas restaurants. The hospitable welcoming spirit of the businesses and people in the area has been an incentive that has kept us coming back to the Dayton area for the past twenty 22 years, since 1996. Jehovah’s Witnesses in the United States are organizing 481 conventions-in over 30 languages. Worldwide there are over 8,100,000 Witnesses in more than 119,000 congregations.

Staff report