Everyone welcome to Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Imitate Jesus convention

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More than 18,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses will descend upon Milton Keynes for their annual convention at stadium:mk.

It’s the third time the convention has been held for the Bible-based programs. This year’s theme is Imitate Jesus and it is an open invitation for all to attend.

Paul Ambler, a convention spokesman, said: “Jesus, the founder of Christianity, is widely considered as one of the most influential and significant men who ever lived.

As Christians, a core belief of Jehovah’s Witnesses is that Jesus lived his life as a model for us to follow.

“The Imitate Jesus conventions will examine Jesus’ life, as outlined in the Bible, and emphasize how all - regardless of their background, lifestyle, or religion - can benefit in practical ways from his example and teachings.

“A highlight of the program will be the keynote address on Friday morning, entitled “Concealed in Him Are All the Treasures of Wisdom.”

Starting this weekend, and continuing for the next four weeks, Jehovah’s Witnesses will extend personal invitations to everyone from Greater London to Leicestershire and Norfolk to Wiltshire, to attend the convention.

Locally, all of the area’s 170 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 two three-day events to be held in Milton Keynes will begin July 10 at 9.20 am.