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Happy hundreds flock to Coffs

A highlight of the weekend was the baptism on Saturday afternoon as hundreds loudly applauded the five people who took the plunge.
A highlight of the weekend was the baptism on Saturday afternoon as hundreds loudly applauded the five people who took the plunge. Frank Redward

A HAPPY crowd of more than 600 members has been at Coffs Harbour Racing Club during the weekend enjoying the annual two-day Jehovah's Witness Circuit Assembly.

While the centrepiece of the assembly was practical encouragement from the Bible, media officer Frank Redward said the atmosphere was alive with smiles and hugs as friends and families enjoyed each other's company.

"An added gift was the glorious sunny weather," he said.

"Themed as 'Let God's Name be Sanctified' and based on the Lord's Prayer at Matthew 6:9, the audience was reminded that God's personal name, Jehovah, (from Yahweh in Hebrew) and his reputation has been disrespected, misrepresented and even hidden.

"Yet Christians today should be proud to follow the example of Jesus, making God's name known by good speech and actions.

"To help combat the erosion of faith, the crowd was further encouraged to hate what is bad in addition to loving what is good."

A highlight of the weekend was the baptism on Saturday afternoon as hundreds loudly applauded the five people who took the plunge.

Predominately young people, the five were warmly encouraged to mark the day and keep progressing.

Racecourse Events Manager Simon Chladil, said the crowds were always helpful and friendly.

"This event is never a bother and our guests leave the venue cleaner than when they arrive," he said.

"The Witnesses are a pleasure to have at the club and after meeting for six years, we hope they continue meeting here for many years to come."

Topics:  coffs harbour racing club, jehovah's witness, religion



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