Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide resume in-person gatherings

Staff Report
Posted 4/1/22

Beginning April 1, all congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses across the globe will resume its in-person meetings. Resuming in-person meetings coincides with two global events being held in all …

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Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide resume in-person gatherings

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Beginning April 1, all congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses across the globe will resume its in-person meetings.

Resuming in-person meetings coincides with two global events being held in all 120,000 congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

The first is a special lecture entitled, “Where Can You Find Real Hope?” Most congregations will host the lecture, which is scheduled for April 10.

The second event takes place on April 15. This is Jehovah’s Witnesses’ largest gathering of the year, during which attendees commemorate the death of Jesus Christ.

Both gatherings will take place in-person with live speakers at local Kingdom Halls.

For the past two years, Jehovah’s Witnesses have been meeting virtually, and buildings for worship have remained closed globally due to the risks associated with meeting in person during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During that time, Jehovah’s Witnesses in the U.S. alone spent more than 400 million hours in virtual Bible studies, writing letters of comfort to their neighbors and making phone calls. They have released 77 new language translations of the Bible and held two global virtual conventions in more than 500 languages.

“I’ve been attending meetings for 40 years (and) getting back to meetings is important to me,” said Donny Quintana of Denver in a news release. Quintana added that he has appreciated being able to see his friends and family in the congregation virtually over the past two years. But “there is nothing better than seeing them in person, being able to see a smile, being able to have a handshake and even to hug each other.”

There are a number of Kingdom Halls of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Denver-metro area. To learn more about Jehovah’s Witnesses or to find local gatherings, visit jw.org.

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