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PUBLIC MINISTRIES OF THE TRUTH
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE
WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY
THESE SERVICES ARE WITHOUT CHARGE, AND NO COLLECTIONS ARE TAKEN UP.
THE FRIENDS AT EACH PLACE GENERALLY PROVIDE THE MEETING PLACES AND ARE PLEASED TO ENTERTAIN THE LORD’S SERVANTS
(AND NOTHING UNUSUAL OR ELABORATE IS EXPECTED.)
THE CLEVELAND CONVENTION
Our general Convention for the year is appointed for Cleveland, Ohio, commencing Thursday, Sept. 12 at 2 P.M., closing Sunday night, Sept. 15.
Special rail-road rates can be obtained;—on western roads as low as 1 cent per mile—account “G.A. R. Encampment”; but those using such tickets must reach Cleveland some time before midnight of Sept. 12.
Special arrangements have been made by the Cleveland friends for our comfortable entertainment at one dollar per day, each, for food and lodging (one-half what we had expected). And further, they kindly offer free entertainment to such as cannot afford this small price. Send us word, at once, if you decide to attend, that arrangements may be made for your party. The city will be crowded and accomodations hard to find at the time. State married couples and whether the others are males or females, for of course separate rooms, etc., could not be had for each at the price.
A VERY INTERESTING PROGRAM IS BEING ARRANGED
We are looking for a large attendance from all parts of the country and from Canada. However, we are still more anxious for the Lord’s spirit to be with us than that the numbers should be large,—tho there is an enthusiasm and inspiration in numbers also.
The general testimony is that each of these yearly conventions out-does all of its predecessors. We hope it may be so this time also. Why should it not be so if, as the Lord’s people, we are continually growing in grace and knowledge and love? Come, seeking to bestow as well as to receive a blessing. “He that seeketh findeth.” “To him that knocketh it shall be opened.” “Your heavenly Father is more willing to give [increasingly] the holy spirit to them that ask [seek] it, than are earthly parents to give good [earthly] gifts unto their children.”
FT. WAYNE, IND.—AUG. 25.
Morning session, specially for the interested, will be a Convention Welcome and Rally, at 10:30 a.m. Afternoon session, specially for the public, at 3 p.m. In the evening at 7:30 the discourse will be specially for the household of faith.
All meetings will be held in Knights of Columbus Hall, Lau Block, Cor. Calhoun and Washington Sts.
Friends from near-by places are cordially invited; and all in introducing themselves are requested to mention their home address, that we may the better identify them. Come praying the Lord’s blessing—seeking to receive a blessing, and to be used as a channel of blessing to others.
ROCHESTER, N.Y.—SEPTEMBER 29.
RICHMOND, VA.—OCT. 12, 13.
Particulars in due season.
— September 1, 1901 —