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26,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses Will Come to Reading’s Santander Arena Over 5 Weekends

Jul 09, 2018
Conference Public Service Announcement

Over (5) consecutive weekends, *July 24- August 26 at the Reading Santander Arena, 26,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses from 218 congregations in Pennsylvania and Maryland will attend regional conventions. Each will be a free open-invitation public event, with no admission charge, and no collections taken.

The convention theme,“Be Courageous!”, will help all in attendance to know how to face present and future challenges with courage.  An enjoyablethree-day program, Fri-Sun 9:30am to 5pm, will feature 54 bible based presentations, enhanced by 75 video and multimedia segments, including a feature film.

•August 3-5 Spanish language convention

NEW YORK—Jehovah’s Witnesses are set to launch their annual convention series. The theme of this year’s series is “Be Courageous!” Prior to the event, Witnesses around the world will also participate in a global campaign to invite the general public to attend the program free of charge. The conventions will be held at venues in 180 different lands.

The three-day program consists of 54 presentations that will include talks, audio dramas, interviews, and short videos. Additionally, a feature film entitled The Story of Jonah—A Lesson in Courage and Mercy will be shown on the final day of the convention program. Each day, the morning and afternoon sessions will be introduced by music videos prepared specifically for the convention.

David A. Semonian, a spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses, states: “When you look at the news today, you can clearly see that people of all ages are dealing with more anxieties and fears than ever before. It takes courage to face these

pressures. We welcome everyone to this year’s convention to benefit from the practical advice that’s contained in the Bible.”

The dates and locations for each convention can be found on the Witnesses’ official website,

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