(Updated 6/12/23): The Natick Assembly Hall on Bacon Street in Natick was the site this weekend of the first in-person Jehovah’s Witnesses convention there in three years after the pandemic forced gatherings online.
The local Exercise Patience! Convention was one of some 6,000 such meetings being held worldwide this year, and the religious organization says it has been holding such conventions for more than 100 years.
“While our online conventions helped to keep us safe during the pandemic, we have truly missed the fellowship these large events provide,” said Pedro Capunay, spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses, said in a statement.
Convention sessions explored “the quality of patience, highlighting its modern-day relevance through Scriptural examples. A live baptism will be performed following the Saturday morning session.”
The convention was to the public and no collection was taken.