Over 30,000 to attend: Jehovah’s Witnesses to pack Miller Park for convention
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Jehovah’s Witnesses are inviting their neighbors to attend the Witnesses’ regional convention Friday through Sunday, June 20-22, at Miller Park Stadium.
The theme of the program is “Keep Seeking First God’s Kingdom!”
An estimated 34,000 persons will attend.
“People of many faiths pray for God’s Kingdom to come. This convention will explain what that kingdom is and how it can be a positive influence in our lives. In the keynote address on Friday morning, the speaker will discuss how God’s Kingdom is benefiting people today,” said convention spokesman Mark Schwallie.
Other speakers will talk about how rewarding it is to live in harmony with biblical principles, how to improve family life, and how to cope with stress. There will be discourses, discussions, interviews, dramatizations, and two theatrical productions.
During the next few weeks, Jehovah’s Witnesses will distribute printed invitations to the convention throughout this region.
Admission will be free and no collections will be taken.
Worldwide, there are over 7,900,000 Witnesses in more than 113,000 congregations.
Sessions will begin at 9:20 a.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Focus on Friday
The keynote address, entitled “Highly Esteem Present Kingdom Blessings!”, will be delivered at 11:45 a.m. and set the tone for the convention.
A drama entitled “Do Not Give the Devil An Opportunity” will be staged at 3:10 p.m.
Focus on Saturday
The importance of Christian baptism will be discussed al ll.45 a.m., followed by the ordination of new members of the faith as ministers.
The afternoon session will feature several parts under the theme’Pursue Goals That Can Help You Seek First the Kingdom.”
Focus on Sunday
The main talk of the convention, entitled “Earth’s New Ruler-Who Really Qualifies?”, will be delivered at 11:20 a.m.
The speaker will discuss the need for a world government.
A theatrical production based on the theme “Not One Word Has Failed” will be staged at 2:10 p.m.