Nearly 6,000 attend Jehovah's Witness convention
Jul. 20, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Nearly 6,000 people have gathered at the University of Massachusetts campus for the annual convention of Jehovah's witnesses.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1tmad7g ) that members of Jehovah's Witnesses congregations from across the Northeast came to Amherst this weekend. They participated in a three-day program that included sermons, songs and prayer.
Each session was free and open to the public.
It was one of five such gatherings that began July 4 and are scheduled each weekend through Aug. 3.
George Chappell, a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses congregation in Vernon, Connecticut, said Jehovah's Witnesses has nearly 8 million members worldwide,.
Information from: Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Mass.), http://www.gazettenet.com