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United in Faith Worldwide! Jehovah’s Witnesses Hold Global Virtual Event in 240 Lands, 500+ Languages TULSA, Okla. — July 2, 2021 — Breaking a century-old tradition in the name of health and safety, the largest convention organization in the world has moved its annual in-person event to a virtual format for the second time in as many years, canceling nearly 6,000 conventions in 240 lands. For many years, summers in Tulsa have featured Jehovah’s Witnesses streaming into the city to take over hotels and fill restaurants as they held their conventions at various venues. In 2020, the pandemic unexpectedly interrupted that tradition, moving the international religious organization to cancel in-person conventions throughout the world and launch a global virtual event. This was a first for Jehovah’s Witnesses, who have held public conventions in stadiums, arenas, convention centers, and theaters around the world since 1897. “Powerful by Faith!” is the theme of the 2021 global event, which will be delivered in more than 500 languages to households throughout the globe over six weekends during July and August 2021, uniting some 15-20 million people in 240 countries. Since the convention is typically held from Friday through Sunday, the program will be available in six installments corresponding to morning and afternoon sessions. “Friday” morning’s session is available for streaming or download beginning June 28, 2021. Jeremy and Lacy Merritt of Tulsa are looking forward to the convention. Reflecting on this year’s program theme, Lacy said, “I feel like many people view faith in an abstract way. Yet, when investigated, the scriptures reveal how it’s based on evidence and reason.” Jeremy appreciates the convention’s virtual format and hopes the public will tune in and find solace amid world conditions. “After watching global events unfold over this past year, I hope that as many people as possible watch the convention sessions on jw.org. The problems and challenges that plague our global society continue to get worse and seem insurmountable. I know these convention sessions will reinforce why we need faith and how we can obtain it,” Jeremy said. The continued risk of bringing thousands of people together in cities around the world prompted the organization to opt for a virtual platform for the second consecutive year. However, the move has not curbed the enthusiasm for the annual event. Congregations around the world are inviting the public to join them in this historic occasion. “Faith has helped our global brotherhood to continue to thrive even during a pandemic,” said Robert Hendriks for Jehovah’s Witnesses. “Our faith will continue to unite us in worship — even virtually — as millions gather in private homes around the world to enjoy a powerful and inspiring spiritual program.” All are invited to attend the event by going to jw.org on the web or JW Broadcasting on the free JW Library iOS or Android App, or on streaming platforms like Roku TV, Apple TV, and others. The program is free and accessible to all. The schedule for download and global streaming is listed below. PROGRAM DAY DATE AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING OR DOWNLOAD FROM JW.ORG DATES CONGREGATIONS AROUND THE GLOBE WILL UNITEDLY BE VIEWING THE PROGRAM Friday Morning June 28 July 3-4 Friday Afternoon July 5 July 10-11 Saturday Morning July 19 July 24-25 Saturday Afternoon July 26 July 31- August 1 Sunday Morning August 9 August 14-15 Sunday Afternoon August 16 August 21-22 PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS REPRESENTATIVE: Yohannes Brown 214-287-1381 eat0@eau0eav0eaw0 LOCAL SPOKESMAN: James Gianopoulos 972-989-6512 eat1@eau1eav1eaw1
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Scholarship Foundation will host its 8th Annual "Swing for Education" Benefit Golf Tournament at Muskogee Golf Club, with registration at 7:30 a.m. and Shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. Tournament fee includes cart, green fees and lunch. $400.00 per team 4 person scramble. Cash prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. All proceeds from the event goes to the MCN Scholarship Foundation for students who wish to continue their education beyond high school! If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact eat2@eau2eav2eaw2 or phone 918-732-7687. Donations are tax deductible.
Muskogee Golf Club
2400 N Country Club Rd
Muskogee, Ok 74403
This is the annual Quilt Show for the Country Fare Quilters' Guild in Claremore, OK . It is a two day event -October 15 & 16, 2021 - held at the Claremore Community Center.
Claremore Community Center
2301 N. Sioux
Claremore, Ok 74017
Shirley Ann Weygandt
Hundreds of birds from around the word compete for top prizes under Sanctioned Panel Judges. A great family event, minimal entry fee. Event will operate in compliance with all local Covid-19 mandates at the time of the event.
Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills
1902 E. 71st Street
Tulsa, OK 74136