Continuing congregation mergers

by Are you serious 16 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Are you serious
    Are you serious

    In the area I live in the Pacific Northwest, three Spanish congregations we're merged into two a couple of years ago and in the next month or so four English congregations will be cut down to three. Both situations happened because of lack of growth. A few years ago, I would never have imagined Spanish congregations disappearing or merging but it's happening. May the decline keep gaining ground.

  • OnTheWayOut

    Three cheers for the decline.

  • Wakanda

    Watch for a new foreign language group. They count as congregations on their tallies, and I notice a new one almost every time I see a merger.

    So, the almost 500 less congregations in the U.S. probably is more like 1500.

    Lying sick bastard asshats. Hell would be too good for them.

  • _Morpheus

    Seriously? Thats why hell is too good for them? The way they choose to count their membership is worthy of eternal damnation...? The idea that a language group, with its own meetings, is counted a congregation angers you that much?

  • Are you serious
    Are you serious

    Wakanda there are no signs of new language groups here so we're good on that. Im pretty sure in a few years the three English congregations will be down to two.

  • Vidiot

    Jeezus, at the rate they're going, in ten years there's only gonna be, like, a dozen Halls in the entire fricking country...

    ...and they'll still (somehow) call it "growth".

  • Wakanda

    It was a little sideways anger Morph. uggh.

    Edit 1:Look for the new group by August, or August of next year I would guess. I just saw a group added where a merge happened and it took a year.

    Edit 2: It is just a desperate move, but I want people who are still doubting to have all the info.

  • ToesUp

    Jah is really speeding up the chariot!!! lol

  • Sandino

    And, from what I've seen, numbers of baptisms at the assemblies is nothing to write home about.

  • Tech49

    Are you serious.....

    Send me a PM, I too am in the PNW.

    Where exactly are you? Sounds just like what is happening in my area also!

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