Jehovah’s Witnesses invite Chattanooga residents to an open house on Saturday, Feb. 4 at their newest Kingdom Hall in the city at 3741 Carl White Place in Chattanooga.
Visitors will be invited to tour the new meeting facility and watch a slideshow covering highlights of the construction project. Informational banners will showcase the educational and construction activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide, and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions.
Among the many unique aspects of the Kingdom Hall is that it was built entirely by volunteers, officials said.
One of them, Yesenia Goeser, said that she was impressed with how organized the project was.
“From the moment I came on site, everything was in perfect order,” Ms. Goeser said. “Even though I had little experience, I was treated with dignity and could feel the love everyone had for each other and the place of worship they were building.”
Zaida Cueto, another volunteer, said she was struck by the effort that many fellow workers made to participate in building the facility. “Some gave up their vacation time to work on the project, while others made financial sacrifices to pay for rising gas prices and drove upwards of two hours to share in the work.”
She added, “Their giving spirit inspired me to find ways to help my neighborhood be a better place.”
The Witnesses hope that the community will reap long-lasting benefits from this "literal labor of love."
"We are so excited to make this special effort to invite our neighbors to visit our community’s Kingdom Hall and learn how we will use this building as a center for Bible education," said Tim Weaver, local spokesperson for Jehovah's Witnesses in Tennessee. "This building is evidence of our care for our neighbors, our community and our environment.”