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Saturday, Aug 15, 2020

Jehovah's Witnesses move online for ‘Always Rejoice’ 2020 convention

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt the way people meet, Jehovah's Witnesses in the Virgin Islands (VI) and around the world, just like other denominations, have resorted to digital meetings to keep connected with the people in their faith.

As part of those digital meetings, millions of Jehovah’s Witnesses and their invited guests in some 240 locations across the globe will this weekend attend the ‘Always Rejoice’ 2020 global convention; a digital event ongoing in this weekend of July 11-12 with the final weekend of the virtual event scheduled for August 29-30.

With a Friday, Saturday and Sunday session happening every weekend, local spokesperson for the initiative, Mr Shawn N. Saunders told Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) that the convention is opened for anyone to watch live or be downloaded via the jw.org portal, where viewing for each day’s sessions can be done.

He said this week; however, the local faction will be focusing on the Friday morning session which will look at how husbands, wives, parents, and children can find and promote joy in the family, including how to discover the natural world and the ability to observe it and reveal God’s desire for happiness.


Digital group meetup

According to Mr Saunders, after the session, the plan is that local Jehovah's Witnesses will then congregate in a digital group meetup to be held later today, Sunday, July 12, 2020, for a discussion and next weekend, the focus will be on the Friday afternoon session.

Overall, the convention will be released in six instalments, each corresponding to a morning or afternoon session of what would have been three successive convention days every weekend up until August end.

According to Mr Saunders, while the viewing party is opened to anyone, persons looking to enter the group discussions with other Jehovah's Witnesses can contact him on 284-346-0641 or email SNSAUNDERS@jw.org.

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