By Press Release— ONTARIO, CA, July 2019—One of the largest global conventions in 2019, spanning six continents and over 200 countries and presented in over 400 languages, will be coming to Ontario on July 5-7, 2019. Beginning in May 2019, Jehovah’s Witnesses will host a global series of three-day conventions featuring the theme “Love Never Fails.” It is anticipated that there will be an attendance of 6,300 at the first convention to be held at Toyota Arena.
The program in Ontario will be tied into one of seven larger international conventions held in the United States. These larger international conventions will be hosting a total of 35,000 foreign delegates coming from 105 countries. Worldwide there are 22 major cities in 18 countries that have been selected to host international convention events. In total, as many as 140,000 delegates will be traveling from numerous countries to attend these larger gatherings.
“These events will illustrate the positive influence that love can have to bring people together from diverse backgrounds,” states David Cohen, a local representative for Jehovah’s Witnesses. “Local Jehovah’s Witnesses get an opportunity to meet and enjoy association with their fellow Witnesses, and the community here in Ontario is happy to accommodate the influx of visitors at the many local cafés, restaurants, hotels, and popular tourist destinations.”
Times and locations for these public conventions can be found on the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses, jw.org.
Ontario Public Convention Quick Facts
- Date(s): August 2-4; August 9-11; August 16-18, 2019
- Venue: Toyota Arena
- Projected Attendance: 6,300
- Program Language(s): English
Convention Program Highlights. The convention program will examine how Bible principles help people in practical ways. The Friday program will address how love can help people surmount obstacles such as a troubled upbringing, chronic illness, or poverty. Saturday’s program will consider how Bible principles help husbands, wives, and children to show love for one another. Sunday’s program will include a public Bible discourse entitled “True Love in a Hate-Filled World—Where?” that will address overcoming prejudice and hatred. Conventions of Jehovah’s Witness are free to the public; no collections are taken. See a complete program schedule, and watch a video about conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
2018 Statistics about Jehovah’s Witnesses
8,579,909: Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide
240: Lands where Jehovah’s Witnesses worship
119,954: Congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide
20,329,317: Peak attendance at meetings of Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide
975: Languages featured on jw.org, the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses