AROUND 800 people are expected to meet this weekend at the annual two-day circuit assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses.
The assembly will be held in the Merv Mercer Auditorium at Coffs Harbour racecourse in Howard Street.
Highlights include the baptism of newly dedicated ones on Saturday which involves full water immersion in front of the crowds.
Sunday will feature a 30 minute public talk just after lunch where the peak attendance is expected.
It's understood one of the baptism candidates is a young female African refugee from Rwanda.
Witnesses will be coming from Macksville to Woolgoolga and visitors are also expected from areas north to Maclean and Yamba.
The crowds include a full cross section of the community, mostly made up of family groups as well as many teenagers and the elderly.
The talks, demonstrations and interviews all centre on how to keep one's faith, happiness and quality of life strong while living in a world full of challenges and tests.