The largest convention organization in the world has moved its annual in-person event to a virtual format for the second time in as many years, canceling nearly 6,000 conventions in 240 lands, including one held in Philadelphia.
“Powerful by Faith!” is the theme of the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ 2021 global event, which is being delivered in more than 500 languages to households around the globe over six weekends during July and August, uniting some 15 to 20 million people in 240 countries.
Since the convention is typically held from Friday through Sunday, the program is available in six installments corresponding to morning and afternoon sessions. Those sessions are available for streaming or downloading for free. They can be viewed unitedly by congregations around the globe at the time of release, or at a later time.
Elsa Barreto of Warminster has been attending conventions in the Philadelphia area since 1979. “For me, the summers in our area remind me of my husband’s fishing trips, getting together with family and friends and spiritual association,” said Barreto. “Attending the convention at the Liacouras Center was always a time to reflect on spiritual things and truly were the most enjoyable times of my life.
“Nothing has changed,” she added. “I really enjoy streaming the faith-strengthening program in the comfort of my home and still have wonderful spiritual association. It’s also encouraging to know that I’m joining the millions worldwide who will also be watching.”
All are invited to attend the event by going to jw.org on the web or JW Broadcasting on the free JW Library app available for iOS or Android, or on streaming platforms like ROKU TV, Apple TV, and others. The program is free and accessible to all.