Resistace to going back to meetings

by truthseeker 24 Replies latest jw friends

  • truthseeker

    Hi all,

    It's been a while. Lot going on. I had a Covid divorce last year over Zoom. Not pretty but I got a good deal.


    My friend who is still active said there is unconscious resistance towards going back to meetings. There was a very low turnout and the rest were on zoom.


  • hoser

    Physical memorial attendance was down where I’m at.

  • DesirousOfChange

    Lots “celebrating” via Zoom but only a handful with their camera & mic active. Lots musta been passing their own personal “emblems”.

  • truthseeker

    I tuned into the Memorial which was also held over Zoom and in person and the speakers name was Brother McGuiness :)

  • road to nowhere
    road to nowhere

    The bigger resistance will be door knocking.

    Zoom you can not dress up, get a coke, popcorn, catch up on dusting; or sit there and try to stay awake.

    To draw people there needs to be more interesting meetings, a lucid message for starters.

    Our speaker this year was very good, not preachy, down to earth. 25 zoom hookups, no idea how many traveled to a distant hall at a late hour. My homemade bread ( for wifes sake) was worse than last years. My box wine was vinegary. We dont partake.

  • Disillusioned JW
    Disillusioned JW

    I hope most JWs in the USA and Europe stop going to the kingdom halls,stop donating to the WT and the congregation, and do no more than a token amount of field service.

  • truth_b_known

    I had 2 new firsts for 2022 -

    1. No Memorial invites texted to me from my PIMI family members

    2. The letter with the Memorial invite from the local congregation had no instructions on Zoom Memorial or in-person Memorial.

  • Vanderhoven7

    Will Memorial attendee numbers be reported?

    I wonder too about attendance at in-person regular weekly meetings.

  • Disillusioned JW
    Disillusioned JW

    If they do include ones who attended physically, will ones who attended virtually also be included in the count?

  • smiddy3

    More than likely whichever one gives the higher number I would think.

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