For decades, thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses have streamed into Ogden, Utah to take over hotels and fill restaurants as they held their annual conventions, most recently at the Weber State Dee Events Center. In 2020, the pandemic unexpectedly interrupted that tradition moving the international religious organization to cancel in-person conventions throughout the world and launch a global virtual event.
“Powerful by Faith!” is the theme of the 2021 global event, which will be delivered in more than 500 languages to households throughout the globe over six weekends during July and August 2021, uniting some 15-20 million people in 240 countries. Since the convention is typically held from Friday through Sunday, the program will be available in six installments corresponding to morning and afternoon sessions. “Friday” morning’s session will be available for streaming or download beginning June 28, 2021.
Like most Jehovah’s Witnesses, Salt Lake City, Utah, resident Jose Manuel Gonzalez’s fondest memory of in-person conventions at the Weber State Dee Events Center in Ogden was volunteering alongside his fellow worshippers with tasks such as cleaning and stage setup. Gonzalez always enjoyed the opportunity to reunite with old friends before and after the program. We look forward to welcoming the public and enjoying this summer event. The continued risk of bringing thousands of people together in cities around the world prompted the organization to opt for a virtual platform for the second consecutive year. Robert Hendriks for Jehovah’s Witnesses. “Our faith will continue to unite us in worship – even virtually – as millions gather in private homes around the world to enjoy a powerful and inspiring spiritual program.”
All are invited to attend the event by going to JW.ORG on the web or JW Broadcasting on the free JW Library iOS or Android App, or on streaming platforms like ROKU TV, Apple TV, and others. The program is free and accessible to all. For more information, please contact Jehovah’s Witnesses at 602-334-6380 or email@example.com.
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