Against the tragic backdrop of historic conflict in Europe, Parkersburg will unite with millions around the world to promote the timely theme “Pursue Peace” as they take part in an annual six-part event scheduled for July and August 2022.
Congregations around the world will see the program together on July 30-31, August 13-14, and August 20-21.
“The theme of the convention is so timely because peace can help us deal with the anxieties we face, such as coping with the high cost of living and supporting family members with health issues,” said Delvin King, who attended conventions with his wife, Nadège, for 18 years.
Their family of four plans to attend every session throughout the summer. Their daughters, Jada, 12, and Clara, 10, are also eager for encouragement to help them deal with the pressure at school.
Jehovah’s Witnesses have been hosting worldwide conventions for more than 100 years, with the past three years offering virtual events accessible through the free JW Library app or at jw.org.
The first segments of the program are available for streaming or download.
All are welcome to participate in the program free of charge.
“This convention is an object lesson in how peace is currently being achieved by a global community, as it unites millions of people, even in conflict zones like Ukraine and Russia,” said Robert Hendriks, American spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses. “The power of the principles discussed transcends national borders, ethnic differences and language barriers. Individuals and families will benefit from participating in the program.
Prior to 2020, Jehovah’s Witnesses held their annual convention locally at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center. While they hope to hold large in-person gatherings again in the future, the decision was made late last year to hold the 2022 convention virtually again.
On April 1, congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses began meeting in person for the first time in two years locally and around the world. The three-day convention will be broken down into six parts, each corresponding to a half-day of content. Topics to explore are:
¯ How love leads to inner peace and peace with others.
¯ Why can the Bible be called “the roadmap to family peace.”
¯ How to achieve peace even in times of illness, economic problems, natural disasters or other difficulties.
¯ What people around the world do to enjoy peace.
¯ Why friendship with God can lead to true peace.
The convention will end with an exciting presentation, “Universal peace is sure to come!”
All are welcome to attend the event by visiting jw.org on the web or JW Broadcasting on the free JW Library app available for iOS or Android, or streaming platforms like ROKU TV, Apple TV, and others. . The program is free and accessible to everyone.
For more information, please contact Jehovah’s Witnesses in the United States at (718) 560-5600 or [email protected]