KAHULUI - The 14 congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses on Maui will hold their annual two-day Circuit Assembly on Saturday and Sunday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle and McCoy theaters.
The assembly's theme will be "Let God's Name Be Sanctified," taken from the model prayer in Matthew 6:9.
The program will focus on a better Bible-based understanding of what it means for God's name to be sanctified, along with practical ways in which one can personally have a meaningful share in doing this.
Visiting speaker Bill Driver, the district representative of the World Headquarters of Jehovah's Witnesses in Brooklyn, N.Y., will open Saturday morning's session by discussing "Your Privilege to Be a People for God's Name." A highlight will be the baptism discourse, "Come . . . Inherit the Kingdom."
A three-part symposium by Maui elders will address the theme of "Beware of Bringing Reproach on Jehovah's Name." The symposium will consider four spiritually unhealthy environments that can threaten to defile God's clean and holy name, and will include timely warnings about the dangers posed by social networking.
David Toguchi, the Maui Circuit representative of Jehovah's Witnesses, will then explain "Why God's Name Must Be Sanctified." Driver will conclude the Saturday afternoon program with the talk "Do Not Take Up Jehovah's Name in Vain."
Sunday morning, a four-part symposium will be presented by Maui elders under the theme of "Sanctify God's Name By . . . Your Thoughts; Your Speech; Your Decisions; and, Your Conduct."
On Sunday afternoon, there will be a public discourse led by Driver. It will be titled "Jehovah Will Sanctify His Great Name at Armageddon." Toguchi will then present "Do You Love Jehovah's Name?" and Driver will conclude the assembly with the final part "You Will Certainly Know Jehovah."
The talks are open to anyone. All sessions will have sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired.
Program sessions are scheduled to begin at 9:40 a.m. both days and conclude at 3:55 p.m. Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. No collections will be taken.
About 1,200 people are expected to attend the convention.