Site Visit Report
RELI 1301 - World Religions
Site Visit Report Template1
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Student Name: Raul Leal
Name of Site Visit Location: Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah Witnesses
Religious Tradition: Christianity
Sub-tradition within Larger Religious Tradition: Jehovah Witnesses
Date and Time Attended: Sunday, 3:00pm
Address: 2341 Lake Rockaway Road Northwest …show more content…
The total attendance of people is at 290, it is a Hispanic congregation, everyone is of Hispanic, mostly of adults in middle age and few young adults. The children are seen in the service with their parents.
3.2. (9) What proportion of the congregation appears to attend in family units, couples, or as individuals? Do they sit together and participate in the service as a family unit or couple? If not, what seems to be the basis for where people sit and what roles they take during the service? Is the seating according to sex, age, or religious status, for example?
About 80% of the congregation is family units that attend the service together, the remainder are individuals who come on their own. The families participate together as a unit. Some of the roles some members can take to go up to the podium and to read a bible passage. The sitting is not segregated, people can sit where they like with their families or on their own.
3.3. Congregation behavior during service (respond to 3.3.1 – 3.3.9):
3.3.1. (10) Is it subdued or enthusiastic? Loud or quiet? What are people doing?
The behavior of the congregation is subdued and reserved, which is quiet and attentive. The people sit and have their bibles in their hands and read along and listen to the person at the podium reads a passage or explain a passage from the bible.
3.3.2. (11) Is there lots of congregation participation in the service itself