Meetings for worship and study are held at Kingdom Halls, which are typically functional in character, and do not contain religious symbols. (In John 5:21 Guard yourself from Idols) The meetings scheduled by congregation elders are largely devoted to study of Watch Tower Society literature and the Bible. The format of the meetings is established by the religion's headquarters, and the subject matter for most meetings is the same worldwide. Congregations meet for two sessions each week comprising five distinct meetings that total about three-and-a-half hours, typically gathering mid-week (three meetings) and on the weekend (two meetings). Their most important and solemn event is the commemoration of the "Lord's Evening Meal", or "Memorial of Christ's Death" on the date of the Jewish Passover. (Easter)! The Anointed was appointed by God, Jehovah himself in 1914 and it is said that when all of the anointed die then the end of the world shall come. Preconceptions
Although before a faith visit you are supposed to be open minded, I had many pre conceptions about what I was to expect at the Kingdom Hall. For example, these include;
The congregation being a more high percentage of Old People. I expected that the service would be boring and repetitive. I expected the organisation to be strict/orthodox in their views. Finally I expected members of the congregation to be well dressed and very polite. Experience
I participated in the Watch Tower Study service held at 10:00 on a Sunday at Maindy, Cardiff’s Kingdom hall. I walked into the Kingdom Hall, and was welcomed by one of the Elders. I was sat at the back of the Kingdom hall as I was only observing the service. On entry...