COOKEVILLE — Jehovah’s Witnesses feel that all, including non-Witnesses, will benefit from the positive message and practical suggestions that will be highlighted at the 2012 “Safeguard Your Heart!” District Convention to be held for the first time at the Hooper Eblen Center on the campus of Tennessee Tech.
The Woodbury Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses will be attending the convention the weekend of July 6-8.
The Witnesses’ convention program promises a fresh examination of Biblical references to the figurative heart. Through lively discourses, dramatic Bible readings and presentations, and even a live play, program parts will emphasize how protecting the figurative heart will enhance one’s spiritual well-being, family life, and happiness.
Starting this weekend, and continuing for the next two weeks, Jehovah’s Witnesses from Middle Tennessee will put forth extra effort to extend a personal invitation to everyone from Manchester to Bellevue to attend the convention with them. The first of two three-day events to be held in Cookeville will begin Friday, July 6, 2012, at 9:20 a.m. The convention theme “Safeguard Your Heart!” is based on Proverbs 4:23. Strengthening one’s spirituality will be the focus of the program. The daily themes and titles of program parts are based on passages of Scripture, including 1 Samuel 16:7, 1 Chronicles 28:9, and Matthew 12:34.
There is no admission fee. Conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations.
In Nashville and surrounding counties, nearly 30 congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses will be supporting the activity of distributing printed invitations to the convention. An estimated 8,000 Witnesses will come to Hooper Eblen Center over two weekends for the Bible-based programs.
Throughout the United States, there will be 385 conventions in 103 cities. Worldwide, there are more than 7,600,000 Witnesses in more than 109,000 congregations.