Come to the “Divine Purpose” Assembly!
NO QUESTION about it, the purpose of Jehovah God will succeed. It is therefore in our interest to learn how that purpose affects us personally. With that in view, we warmly invite you to attend the “Divine Purpose” District Assembly of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
All in attendance will greatly benefit from hearing discussed Biblical information that can prepare them for what we may yet face in the short time remaining before the end of the present system of things and the incoming of God’s new order of righteousness. Recognizing where we are living in the stream of time, we encourage you to get the full benefit from the entire program, not missing any part of it.
Many people today are depressed and disappointed by what they are seeing and experiencing in the world. They ask, ‘Is this life all there is?’ Any who might feel that way can be certain that the program will be most upbuilding and encouraging to them. They will rejoice in coming to know just what has been taking place in the outworking of God’s “eternal purpose.”
In view of all the difficulties and disturbances in the world, you will delight to hear the many sound reasons for putting confidence in God’s purpose. These will especially come to the fore at the climax of the assembly, on Sunday afternoon when the public talk will be delivered. The stirring theme under consideration then will be “Human Plans Failing as God’s Purpose Succeeds.”
Other delightful features of the assembly program include three moving Bible dramas, each with its vital lessons for our time. Doubtless your enjoyment of these dramas would be enhanced by reading beforehand Ac chapters 8 to 28 of the Bible book of Acts, 1 Kings 12:25–13:34, Exodus 12:21–15:25, Numbers 12:1–14:45 and Nu 16:1–17:13.
Each day of the four-day “Divine Purpose” District Assembly two sessions will be held. At most of the assemblies the first session will begin at 9:55 a.m. and last until 1:00 p.m. The afternoon session will begin at 2:55 and last until 5:30 p.m. We encourage you to be on hand each day when the program starts, and to stay until the concluding prayer of thanks has been offered.
Throughout the British Isles, Canada and the United States upward of eighty-five such assemblies will be held, beginning in June. Doubtless one of these assemblies will be within reasonable traveling distance from your home. Now is the time to make definite arrangements to attend.
Do not let yourself be easily discouraged from attending because of obstacles. Last year 2,594,305 were present for these assemblies throughout the world. Among them were many who made sacrifices, but they rejoiced greatly in the spiritual blessings received.
Below are set forth the assembly locations and dates. Watchtower Convention “Rooming” addresses are given for those needing accommodations. It would be well for you, if possible, to make your request for rooms about six weeks before the convention date. Rooming request forms are available at each Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Be assured of a spiritually upbuilding and joyful time as you attend the assembly; the greater your spiritual appetite, the more you will enjoy this spiritual feast.—Matt. 5:3.
July 18-21: Sheffield, Yorkshire, Sheffield Wednesday Football Ground, Hillsborough. Rooming: 205 Gibraltar St., Sheffield, S3 8UA.
August 1-4: London, Rugby Union Ground, Whitton Rd., Twickenham. Rooming: Rugby Union Ground, Whitton Rd., Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 7RQ.
August 8-11: Edinburgh, Scotland, Murrayfield Stadium. Rooming: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, EH12 5PJ. London, Rugby Union Ground, Whitton Rd., Twickenham. Rooming: Rugby Union Ground, Whitton Rd., Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 7RQ.
July 11-14: Brandon, Man., Keystone Centre, Exhibition Park. Rooming: 834 10th St., Brandon, Man. R7A 4H1. Nanaimo, B.C., Civic Arena, 48 Arena St. Rooming: 305 Prideaux St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2N4. Ottawa, Ont., Civic Centre Arena, Lansdowne Park, Bank St. Rooming: 150 Donald St., Ottawa, Ont. K1K 1M9.
July 18-21: Terrace, B.C., Terrace Arena & Recreation Centre, 3320 Kalum St. Rooming: 2822 Tetrault St., Terrace, B.C. V8G 2W8. Vancouver, B.C., Pacific Coliseum, Exhibition Park. Rooming: 3280 Grandview Hwy., Vancouver, B.C. V5M 2G2.
July 25-28: St. Catharines, Ont., Garden City Raceway, Glendale Ave., off Queen Elizabeth Hwy. Rooming: 134 Louth St., St. Catharines, Ont. L2S 2T4. Toronto, Ont. (English and Greek), Woodbine Race Track, Hwy. 27 & Rexdale Blvd., Rexdale Ont. Rooming: 1 Holley Ave., Weston, Ont. M9N 2C4.
August 1-4: Edmonton, Alta., Edmonton Gardens, Exhibition Grounds, 118th Ave. & 75th St. Rooming: 11845 77th St., Edmonton, Alta. T5B 2G3. London, Ont., Grandstand, Western Fairgrounds. Rooming: 1587 Caledonia St., London, Ont. N5W 2W8. Moncton, N.B., Moncton Coliseum, Killam Dr. Rooming: 15 Granville Dr., Moncton, N.B. E1C 3G5. Saskatoon, Sask., Exhibition Grandstand, Exhibition Grounds. Rooming: 536 2nd Ave. N., Saskatoon, Sask. S7K 2C5.
August 8-11: Québec, P.Q. (French only), Pavillon de la Jeunesse, Parc de l’Exposition. Rooming: 215, rue Anna, Québec, P.Q. G1N 3K5.
August 15-18: Calgary, Alta., Stampede Corral, Exhibition Grounds. Rooming: 804 12th Ave. S.E., Calgary, Alta. T2G 4M2. Montréal, P.Q. (French only), Centre Paul-Sauvé, 4000, rue Beaubien, E. Rooming: 7200, av. Louis-Hébert, Montréal, P.Q. H2E 2W4. St. John’s, Nfld., Feildian Gardens, Pennywell Rd. Rooming: 49 Morris Ave., St. John’s, Nfld. A1C 2M1. Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., The Sault Memorial Gardens, 269 Queen St. E. Rooming: 608 Korah Rd., Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. P6C 2S1.
August 22-25: Montréal, P.Q. (Italian only), Aréna Saint-Michel, 3440, rue Jarry, E. Rooming: 6940, av. Stuart, Montréal, P.Q. H3N 2B1. North Bay, Ont., Memorial Gardens, 100 Chippewa St. E. Rooming: 496 Kehoe St., North Bay, Ont. P1B 5V6.
June 20-23: Baton Rouge, La., L.S.U. Assembly Center, Louisiana State University. Rooming: 4405 Hatcher Ave., Baton Rouge, La. 70806. Detroit, Mich., Tiger Stadium, Corner of Michigan & Trumbull. Rooming: Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly Hall, 10709 Grand River Ave., Detroit, Mich. 48204. El Paso, Tex., Sunland Park Race Track, Sunland Park, N. Mex. Rooming: 305 Bird Ave., El Paso, Tex. 79922. Jacksonville, Fla., Memorial Coliseum, 1145 E. Adams St. Rooming: 5135 College St., Jacksonville, Fla. 32205. Laurel, Md., Laurel Race Course, Rte. 1. Rooming: Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly Hall, Sunrise Beach Rd., Crownsville, Md. 21032. Omaha, Neb., Omaha Civic Auditorium, 18th & Capitol Ave. Rooming: 9201 Q St., Omaha, Neb. 68127. Puyallup, Wash., Fairgrounds Grandstand, Corner of Meridian St. & 9th Ave. SW. Rooming: 308 4th St. NE., Puyallup, Wash. 98371. San Antonio, Tex., San Antonio Convention Center, S. Alamo & Market Sts. Rooming: 1603 W. Lullwood Ave., San Antonio, Tex. 78201.
June 21-24: St. Petersburg, Fla. (Note: Friday through Monday), Bayfront Center, 400 1st St. S. Rooming: 4340 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park, Fla. 33565.
June 27-30: Charlotte, N.C., Charlotte Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Rooming: 1900 Tom Sadler Rd. Charlotte, N.C. 28214. Cincinnati, Ohio, Riverfront Stadium, 201 E. 2nd St. Rooming: 1915 Amsterdam Rd., Ludlow, Ky. 41016. El Paso, Tex. (Spanish only), Sunland Park Race Track, Sunland Park, N. Mex. Rooming: 305 Bird Ave., El Paso, Tex. 79922. Evansville, Ind., Roberts Municipal Stadium, 2600 Division St. Rooming: 941 N. Boeke Rd., Evansville, Ind. 47711. Hammond, Ind. (Spanish only), Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Ave. Rooming: 636 Conkey St., Hammond, Ind. 46324. Houston, Tex., Sam Houston Coliseum, 810 Bagby St. Rooming: 2029 Harold St., Houston, Tex. 77006. Laurel, Md., Laurel Race Course, Rte. 1. Rooming: Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly Hall, Sunrise Beach Rd., Crownsville, Md. 21032. Little Rock, Ark., Barton Coliseum, Arkansas Livestock Show Grounds, Roosevelt Rd. Rooming: 230 Smokey Ln., North Little Rock, Ark. 72117. Miami, Fla. (Spanish only), Dinner Key Auditorium, 3360 Pan American Dr. Rooming: 2280 SW. 11th St., Miami, Fla. 33135. Milwaukee, Wis., County Stadium, 201 S. 46th St. Rooming: 3879 N. Port Washington Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 53212. Mobile, Ala., Municipal Auditorium, 401 Auditorium Dr. Rooming: 4059 Halls Mill Rd., Mobile, Ala. 36609. Pullman, Wash., Performing Arts Coliseum, Stadium Way. Rooming: Rte. 2, Box 884, Pullman, Wash. 99163. Puyallup, Wash., Fairgrounds Grandstand, Corner of Meridian St. & 9th Ave. SW. Rooming: 308 4th St. NE., Puyallup, Wash. 98371. St. Petersburg, Fla., Bayfront Center, 400 1st St. S. Rooming: 4340 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park, Fla. 33565. Springfield, Ill., Fairgrounds Grandstand, Illinois State Fairgrounds. Rooming: Illinois State Fairgrounds, P.O. Box 576, Springfield, Ill. 62705. Utica, N.Y., Utica Memorial Auditorium, Oriskany St. W. Rooming: 910 Kellogg Ave., Utica, N.Y. 13502.
July 4-7: Binghamton, N.Y., Memorial Arena, Stuart Pl. Rooming: 126 S. Washington St., Binghamton, N.Y. 13903. Knoxville, Tenn., Civic Auditorium, 500 Church Ave. SE. Rooming: 1702 Harris Rd. NE., Knoxville, Tenn. 37914. Macon, Ga., Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Dr. Rooming: Corner of Joycliff Rd. & Joe Lynn Dr., Macon, Ga. 31201. Oklahoma City, Okla., Myriad Convention Center, One Myriad Gardens. Rooming: 4620 S. Santa Fe, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73109. Pawtucket, R.I., Narragansett Park Race Track, Rte. 1-A. Rooming: Narragansett Park, 49 Manton St., Pawtucket, R.I. 02861. St. Paul, Minn., Civic Center, 143 W. 4th St. Rooming: 1329 Maryland Ave. E., St. Paul, Minn. 55106. Salt Lake City, Utah, Special Events Center, University of Utah Campus, 20th E. & 4th S. Rooming: 1606 S. 1000 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84104. San Diego, Calif., San Diego Stadium, 9449 Friars Rd. Rooming: 2035 Adams Ave., San Diego, Calif. 92116. Shreveport, La., Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, State Fairgrounds. Rooming: 7033 Brandtway, Shreveport, La. 71108. Tulsa, Okla., Tulsa Assembly Center, 100 Civic Center. Rooming: 63 N. Yale Ave., Tulsa, Okla. 74115. Utica, N.Y., Utica Memorial Auditorium, Oriskany St. W. Rooming: 910 Kellogg Ave., Utica, N.Y. 13502. Wailuku, Maui, Baldwin High School Auditorium, Kaahumanu Hwy. Rooming: 466 Laau St., Kahului Hawaii 96732.
July 11-14: Allentown, Pa., Fairgrounds Grandstand, 17th & Chew Sts. Rooming: Ehrets Ln. & Harriet Ave., Allentown, Pa. 18103. Anchorage, Alaska, Anchorage West High School, Romig Auditorium, 1700 Hillcrest Dr. Rooming: 420 W. 54th Ave., Anchorage, Alaska 99502. Butte, Mont., Civic Center 1340 Harrison Ave. Rooming: 3220 St. Ann St., Butte, Mont. 59701. Hallandale, Fla., Gulfstream Park Race Track, U.S. Hwy. 1. Rooming: 5632 SW 27th St., Hollywood, Fla. 33023. Lincoln, Neb., Pershing Municipal Auditorium, 15th & N Sts. Rooming: 3700 Vine St., Lincoln, Neb. 68503. Pawtucket, R.I., Narragansett Park Race Track, Rte. 1-A. Rooming: Narragansett Park, 49 Manton St, Pawtucket, R.I. 02861. Portland, Ore. (English and Spanish), Portland Civic Stadium, SW. 18th Ave. & Morrison St. Rooming: 3390 SE. Milwaukie Ave., Portland, Ore. 97202. Roanoke, Va., Civic Center Coliseum, 710 Williamson Rd. NE. Rooming: 823 Whitney Ave. NW., Roanoke, Va. 24012. Rochester, N.Y., Memorial Auditorium, 100 Exchange St. Rooming: 274 Merchants Rd., Rochester, N.Y. 14609. Tucson, Ariz., Tucson Community Center, 260 S. Church Ave. Rooming: 207 W. Flores, Tucson, Ariz. 85705. Tuscaloosa, Ala., Memorial Coliseum, 10th St. & Hackberry Ln. Rooming: P.O. Box 1715, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 35401.
July 18-21: Camden, N.J., Garden State Park Race Track, Rte. 70 & Haddonfield Rd., Cherry Hill, N.J. Rooming: R.D. 1, Box 667-A, Sicklerville, N.J. 08081. Fort Worth, Tex., Will Rogers Memorial Center, 1 Amon Carter Sq. Rooming: 3417 Sydney St., Fort Worth, Tex. 76119. Greenville, S.C., Greenville Memorial Auditorium, 300 E. North St. Rooming: 1000 Rutherford Rd., Greenville, S.C. 29609. Hampton, Va., Hampton Roads Coliseum, 1000 Coliseum Dr. Rooming: Hampton Roads Coliseum, P.O. Box 7309, Hampton, Va. 23366. Hilo, Hawaii, Hilo High School Auditorium, 556 Waianuenue Ave. Rooming: 70 E. Kahaopea St., Hilo, Hawaii 96720. Jersey City, N.J., Roosevelt Stadium, Danforth Ave. & Rte. 440. Rooming: 3316 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, N.J. 07307. Oakland, Calif., Oakland-Alameda County Stadium, Nimitz Fwy. & Hegenberger Rd. Rooming: 1739 8th Ave., Oakland, Calif. 94606.
July 25-28: Jersey City, N.J. (Spanish only), Roosevelt Stadium, Danforth Ave. & Rte. 440. Rooming: 3316 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, N.J. 07307. Los Angeles, Calif., Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave. Rooming: Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly Hall, 4310 S. Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 90008. New York, N.Y. (French only), Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly Hall, 44-17 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City, N.Y. Rooming: Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly Hall, 44-17 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City, N.Y. 11104. Pittsburgh, Pa., Three Rivers Stadium, 420 Stadium Cir. Rooming: 1462 Brookline Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15226. Pleasanton, Calif. (Spanish only), Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Pleasanton Ave. Rooming: 878 Herman Ave., Livermore, Calif. 94550. San Antonio, Tex. (Spanish only), San Antonio Convention Center, S. Alamo & Market Sts. Rooming: 3023 Monterey St., San Antonio, Tex. 78207.
August 1-4: Honolulu, Oahu, McKinley High School Auditorium, 1039 S. King St. Rooming: 1228 Pensacola St., Honolulu, Hawaii 96814. Queens, N.Y., Aqueduct Race Track, 108-10 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park, Queens, N.Y. Rooming: 25 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201.
August 8-11: Honolulu, Oahu, McKinley High School Auditorium, 1039 S. King St. Rooming: 1228 Pensacola St., Honolulu, Hawaii 96814. Inglewood, Calif. (Spanish only), The Forum, Manchester & Prairie. Rooming: Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly Hall, 3341 W. 43rd Pl., Los Angeles, Calif. 90008. Queens, N.Y., Aqueduct Race Track, 108-10 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park, Queens, N.Y. Rooming: 25 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201.
August 22-25: Lihue, Kauai, Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Rooming: P.O. Box 204, Kapaa, Hawaii 96746.