Jehovah’s Witnesses resume in-person meetings for the first time in two years
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jehovah’s Witnesses in Mississippi have returned to in-person meetings for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
For most of the last two years, Kingdom Halls of Jehovah’s Witnesses have remained closed globally due to the risks associated with meeting in person during the pandemic.
The move back to in-person meetings coincides with two global events being held in all 120,000 congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses, including the most noteworthy event of the year to the Witnesses, the annual observance of the death of Jesus Christ on April 15, 2022.
A special 30-minute program, “Where Can You Find Real Hope?” was also hosted worldwide by congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses at local Kingdom Halls on April 10.
“There is a collective shout of joy among Jehovah’s Witnesses around the world right now,” said Robert Hendriks, U.S. Spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses. “While we have prospered in many ways as individuals and congregations using technology to bring us together, nothing can adequately replace being together in person. We have longed for this moment for the better part of two years.”
The public is invited to the annual Memorial observance of Jesus Christ’s death on the evening of Friday, April 15.
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