Watchtower ever “simplifies” its “arrangements”. No more food. One-day circuit assemblies…no more “Special Assembly Day”--it was a SAD occasion anyways.
When I was baptized at a circuit assembly in 1987, there were dozens upon dozens who were dunked with me, some actual converts from “field service”. Nowadays, there are a handful of teenage born-ins. Sometimes there is only one. Occasionally, the baptismal talk is given, but nobody gets dunked. That must be embarrassing for Watchtower and create some cognitive dissociate for those attending.
How long until they simply drop circuit assembly baptisms altogether? Save it for the “regional”…which I bet eventually will only be two-days.
Pure speculation, I know.
I’m sure the letter announcing it would say, “We are pleased to announce a simplification in regard the arrangement for baptism.”