Servants' News

Mar/Apr 2001

Feast of Tabernacles Sites 2001

Feast of Tabernacles 2001

Feast sites listed in this article, as far as we know, all welcome non-aligned Sabbatarians. Corporate church organization’s Feasts may be located by contacting their headquarters: The United Church of God-IA at 513-576-9796, the Living Church of God at 619-613-7970; the CGI at 903-825-2525, the Church of God, a Christian Fellowship at 877-846-2072.

Please let Feast sponsors know now where you are planning to attend! It is very difficult to plan a Feast when the number of people attending is unknown. Time and money are wasted if attendance estimates are too high. Facilities become too crowded if estimates are too low. If you are not sure yet, it is better to notify the site you are most likely to attend, then change your mind later if necessary.

• Unless otherwise noted, all sites use the Hebrew calendar—the evening of Friday, Oct. 13th through Saturday the 21st.

• We are happy to print information on other Feast sites that welcome all brethren regardless of organizational affiliation.

• Please send information on such sites to Servants’ News (see contact information on page 2 or back cover).

North-Central USA

Chadron, Nebraska

Chadron State Park, near Chadron Nebraska, will be the location of an interactive, family-oriented Feast. We will share many services, recreational activities and meals together.

Finished heated cabins at the Park cost from $54 to $65 per night and sleep 4 to 6. Reservations for cabins or camping may be made by calling the Park at 308-432-6167 (cabins will probably be all taken by July).

Nearby Chadron has many motel accommodations, including the West Hills Inn (877-432-8305) with a heated indoor pool at $53 per night for a room and $78 for a Jacuzzi suite.

Extensive information about the site, schedule of events and optional meal plans, see the article beginning on page 1 of the Nov/Dec 2000 issue (still available for the asking).

Additional new information not included in that issue: The Westerner Motel, in Chadron has rooms at $200 per week for a single and $235 for a double. Call 800-947-0847 or 308-432-5577. The Olde Main Street Inn bed & breakfast has rooms for $35 for a single and $45 for a double. The seventh night is free (call 308-432-3380).

For questions and more information, contact Servants’ News, P.O. Box 107, Perry Michigan, 48872; 517-625-7480; e-mail or read the Internet article at:


Colorado Springs, Colorado: Visible New Moon Calendar

This group has observed the Feast using the visible new moon calendar for nearly 20 years. The Festival dates will be October 3 (beginning the evening before) to October 10.

For more information, contact Jack Hines, PO Box 9901, Colorado Springs, CO 80932-0901; 719-577-9066, e-mail:


Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

The multi-hosted site is sponsored by the Interdependent Church of God-Minneapolis, the Church of God-Berean Fellowship (Milwaukee), the Church of God-Bloomington, Illinois, the Church of God, Big Sandy, Texas and Friends of the Sabbath, International.

We will be meeting at Papa’s Place Conference Center in Baraboo, Wisconsin, just 6 miles from the Wisconsin Dells. We have several rooms at the Baraboo Valley Inn reserved—the same building as the meeting hall. We also have some cabins and rooms at the Log Lodge Motel (within walking distance).

This year we are pleased to offer a daily lunch buffet following services. Menu items include: pepper steak, beef lasagna, vegetable lasagna, baked chicken, manicotti, roast beef, beef tips, and baked cod. Salads, side dishes, baked dinner rolls, and coffee, tea or milk are also included. Prices for the buffet are: adults: $6.95, children: $4.95, and under 4 free.

Many enjoyable activities are now being planned: a Steak Out, a family dance, a hike at the beautiful Devil’s Lake State Park, a fun show and ice cream social, a boat trip or train ride, and a pool party or visit to a local indoor water park.

For more information, contact Jeff and Anna Hagen, 262-594-2063, e-mail:


South-Central USA

Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

The Mid-Missouri Church of God (MMCG) will again be sponsoring the Feast of Tabernacles at the 54,000 acre Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri. It will be held this year at the beautiful new Baymont Inn in the town of Lake Ozark.

Members of all Church of God organizations will be welcome. Information and registration will be at 5:30p.m. in the Baymont Conference Hall, with opening services commencing at 7:30p.m. on Monday night, 1 October. (A traditional format is planned—with worship services at 10:30a.m. on most days.)

Anyone interested in sermon, sermonette, Bible study or seminar presentation, or serving as a choir member, individual or group special music volunteer, accompanist, or assisting with the children’s Bible classes, please get in touch. Other kinds of service will also be needed.

In the planning stage are such activities as “First Day of the Feast” Fellowship Luncheon, Breakfast with the Seniors, Night out with the Singles, Ozark Music Night, Afternoon Lake Cruise, Pie & Ice Cream Social, and a Family Picnic & Cook-out at Lake of the Ozarks State Park. In addition, there are more than a dozen beautiful golf courses and some good fishing spots just a short drive from the Inn.

The following facilities are all within a mile or two of the feast site. There are no reserved blocks of rooms, simply first come, first served, so it’s a good idea to make your reservations soon. And to ensure the discounted rates, be sure to mention MMCG:

Arrowhead Lodge: (573-365-2345) room: $55.00; suites: $65.00 (rates are for singles, add $5.00 for each additional adult).

Baymont Inn & Suites: (573-365-2700) heated indoor pool, refrigerators, $59.00, children 18 and under free.

Motel 6: (573-365-4566) heated indoor pool, single costs $35.99, except $62.99 on Fri. and Sat. nights; 2, 3 or 4 persons $41.39, except $68.39 on Fri. and Sat. nights.

Tomahawk Inn: (573-365-5331) refrigerators, outdoor pool & picnic area, single: $42.00, double: $46.00.

For an information packet, please write to Duke and Dotte Schneider, Festival Coordinating Team, at 31879 Triangle Cove Road, Gravois Mills, MO 65037; 573-372-3221; e-mail:


Lake Texoma, Oklahoma

“O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms… For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice” (Psalm 95:1-2, 7, KJV)

Since this Feast pictures, among other things, the establishment of God’s glorious Kingdom, the zenith of His plan is never allowed to escape our minds.

So, as you plan for the Feast, reflect on the wonderful plan, the new beginning that God in His mercy has prepared for all mankind and your role in it.

Our site will have: sermons, Bible studies, family fun park, seminars, youth activities, talent/fun show, Sabbath classes, teen activities, family dance, music, lake activities, a fish fry, mini Bible studies, daily evening prayer (a small group assemble each night for a song, prayer, reading Psalms and prayer requests).

Join us at beautiful Lake Texoma Lodge. Also available are cabins and camping facilities; there is fishing, swimming (pool or lake), tennis, shuffle board, basketball, restaurants, parks, an Indian Fort, etc.; all located on this 93,000 acre lake which extends into Texas. Let’s get acquainted.

No collections will be taken up. An offering box will be in the back of the room for anyone wanting to make an offering. All funds donated at the feast will be used for feast expenses and festival assistance. Lake Texoma Resort Park, PO Box 248, Kingston, OK 73439-0248; tel: 800-654-8240 (4). The Feast coordinator is Steve Kieler, 2193 Sheker Drive, Fort Dodge, IA 50501-8707; 515-576-5743, e-mail:


Wilburton, Oklahoma

Truth on the Web Ministries and friends will be hosting the Feast in beautiful southeast Oklahoma, just outside the small town of Wilburton, at scenic Robbers’ Cave State Park. It will be held the evening of October 2nd through the 10th—using the observation calendar All are cordially invited to attend this blessed event, and rejoice with us before the Eternal in accordance with His Word.

This park offers a number of different facilities and activities, and is quite the environment for “family” Feasting! Its 8,400 acres teems with wildlife and beautiful scenery. It has hundreds of campsites, 26 cabins with fireplaces, a 20-room lodge, and even a cafe and a grocery store. It is situated 5 miles north of Wilburton on Hwy 2.

Lodging prices: Rooms are $78.00 per night with TVs and telephones, no kitchens. One-bedroom half duplex cabins are $53; one-bedroom cabin: $68; two-bedroom cabin: $93. Cabins have full-sized refrigerators with freezers, stove tops, microwaves, coffee makers, and outside grills. Dishes, cooking utensils, and linens are provided. Towels and linens should be placed on porch for clean supply, as daily interior maid service is not supplied during occupancy. All rooms and cabins must be booked before July 31st to guarantee availability.

RV sites with all hookups are $18 per night; water/electricity only are $13–16; primitive camping is $7 per unit or tent. Reservation fee is $5, non-refundable. Numerous nature and recreational activities are available at the park. Contact: Robbers’ Cave State Park, P.O. Box 9, Wilburton, OK 74578, 918-465-2565; Park Office
e-mail: or 918-465-2562; Cabin and Lodge Office: e-mail Mention you are keeping the Feast of Tabernacles sponsored by TOTW Ministries.

Also, please contact us with the number of adults and number of children in your party (include children’s ages). This will help the Feast Site coordinators to plan ahead for the Feast. Contact: Brian Hoeck 847- 593-8943, e-mail: More information is available at:


Corpus Christi, Texas

The Church of God, San Antonio (affiliated with the Churches of God Outreach Ministries) will host the Feast of Tabernacles in beautiful Corpus Christi, Texas—the “Sparkling City by the Sea”.

All brethren, regardless of organizational affiliation, are welcomed. We stand ready to make the Feast memorable for the entire family. Inspiring sermons, music in honor of our Creator, and fellowship opportunities are being planned. Family, love for one another, and brethren sharing and “Rejoicing Before the Lord” are dominant themes for this Feast site.

Workshops for men and women on “Leadership Development” and “Pursuit of Truth” principles will be coordinated by Dr Alfred Harrell, founder of Christian Leadership Academy and School of Evangelism.

Meetings will be held at the Holiday Inn-Emerald Beach—the only downtown hotel situated directly on the beach. With over 600 square feet (55 m2) of beach area, you can enjoy the surf or soak up the sun.

Hotel facilities and amenities include a Conference room for up to 450-plus people and three breakout rooms for youth Bible classes; indoor Holidome Recreation Center with pool, fitness center, whirlpool, sauna, shuffleboard, and Children’s Play-port; casual dining at the Sandpiper multi-level restaurant (“Kids Eat Free” menu is available for a maximum of 4 children 12 years and under dining with an adult family member ordering from the regular menu); tropical dining at Kokomo’s Bar & Grill with a panoramic view of the surf and sand; complimentary airport transportation; a daily breakfast buffet for $6.95 per person (children 12 years and under free).

Planned activities include a fellowship get-together at the Texas State Aquarium; a boat tour of the bay, youth Bible studies, fun show night, music by Tom William’s Pickin’ and Grinnin’ players, a bay fishing or deep sea fishing event if there is enough interest and much more.

Reservations may be made at Holiday Inn’s central number (800-465-4329) or the hotel directly: Holiday Inn-Emerald Beach, 1102 South Shoreline Boulevard, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401; 361-883-5731, Fax 361-883-9079. Give them the confirmation code “FOT” to let them know you are attending the Feast of Tabernacles. Room Rates are $52.00 plus tax for single, double, triple or quad. These rates are available for dates September 30th through October 9th.

All room reservations must be made by September 3rd to obtain these rates. For more information, contact the Church of God, San Antonio, P.O. Box 681714, San Antonio, TX 78268; 210-337-8855, Internet:


St. Clair, Missouri
Locally Sighted Calendar

Yahweh’s New Covenant Assembly was blessed by Almighty Yahweh to reserve a beautiful, secluded, Ozarks campground in which to keep the Feast of Tabernacles this year (October 3-10).

The location is Camp Woodland Hills (314-629-9910), 37 miles southwest of St. Louis on I-44. To get to the camp, take Exit 239 at St. Clair, follow Route WW west for 5.2 miles. (It changes to gravel for 0.3 mile before reaching the campground. Look for our signs.)

The huge modern lodge is fully heated and air-conditioned, with modern kitchen which has a walk-in refrigerator and freezer, dishwasher, and all necessary utensils. We may use the kitchen for communal as well as individual meals (label any personal food you put in the refrigerator). The meeting hall in the lodge has a large fireplace and loft room. Downstairs off the carpeted hallway are 9 carpeted sleeping rooms, each with 8 built-in bunk beds and closets. Ample bathrooms and showers are located at the end of the hall.

Close to the lodge are six large carpeted log cabins all with heating and air conditioning. Each cabin is divided into two rooms. Each spacious room sleeps 8 on built-in bunk beds with thick foam mattresses. Each room has a toilet, sink and closets. Whether you stay in the main lodge or the cabins, supply the clothes hangers, towels, bedding, plastic mattress cover and sheets to be used as room dividers, if necessary. A modern shower house is situated near the cabins. Camping spaces are conveniently located with 22 spaces, 12 full RV hook-ups.

Near the lodge you’ll find volleyball, tennis and basketball courts, a baseball diamond, three pavilions, a canteen, and a campfire area with seating. The Bourbeuse River runs near the end of the campground.

The fee for all of this is only $7.00 per person per day for the 8 days of the Feast (children under 5 free). For those not staying on the campground the fee is $4 per person per day. No extra charges for any of the amenities. You are asked to send a $50 non-refundable deposit. Meals are your own responsibility, but restaurants are located nearby. We plan to have a few scheduled communal meals where everyone is to bring a food item to share.

Missouri can sometimes cool in October, but warm or raining weather is also possible.

Come for a great inspiring time. Yahweh commands us to observe His feast days annually (Lev. 23:14, 21, 31, 41), and the Feast of Tabernacles is the highlight. At the annual auctionbrethren can take home a memento of the Feast from among crafts and other items brethren have made or donated. Proceeds go to our outreach efforts.

Those flying to St. Louis should check on the availability of the Grey-hound bus line, which makes a stop in nearby Sullivan at 9:50a.m. daily. We can meet you in Sullivan quite readily. Remember that the first gathering is scheduled for 7p.m. Tuesday, October 2, with the next meeting Wednesday morning—contingent on the sighting of the Trumpets new moon the evening of September 18.

Think on these things. If you have never attended a Feast of Tabernacles, make this your year of obedience. Prove Yahweh now herewith and see whether He won’t pour out His blessings.

We of Yahweh’s New Covenant Assembly try to keep Tabernacles much as ancient Israel did. We gather in temporary dwellings such as campers, tents, and lodges where we can be fairly close together. We sacrifice some comforts of home for a week and spend time away from familiar surroundings.

We try to be like obedient Abraham, who willingly left behind his friends, relatives, and family at Ur of the Chaldees, not knowing where he would end up. He, like us, came to Yahweh believing that he “tabernacled” here on earth, seeking the celestial city of Yahweh described in Revelation.

For more information, contact Elder Ron Davis Sr., Yahweh’s New Covenant Assembly: P.O. Box 50, Kingdom City, MO 65262; 888-866-9622, e-mail:

North-East USA

Ludington, Michigan

Arrangements are being made for a “West Michigan Feast” in the Ludington, Michigan area.

The “keep it simple, saints” approach will be used with emphasis on Scripture reading, singing and family fellowship. There will also be some short messages with opportunity for comments and questions.

Meeting space is limited; so if you are interested in attending, please contact: Darrell West, PO Box 26, Webberville, MI 48892; 517-521-3630.


Fenwick, Michigan

Yahweh’s House of Prayer is sponsoring a Feast at Snow Lake Camp Ground from sunset Oct 2 to Oct 10.

Contact Bob or Theresa Wells at 517-543-9417; e-mail: or; web page is at


Akron, Ohio

The Akron Fellowship is sponsoring a site in interactive format site in Akron, Ohio. All who are present can participate in the scheduled presentations.

Daily topics of discussion include: Meaning of the Feast of Tabernacles; The Elect—Who Are They?; A Living Sacrifice and the Royal Priesthood; Salvation; Faith or a new Concept; Trust; Hope; The Work, What is it?; and Resurrections/Millennium.

The Feast will be held at the Comfort Inn West, 130 Montrose West Ave, Akron, OH 44321; tel: 330-666-5050. Rooms are $61.16 per night, tax included, with 2 double beds or a king with a couch that folds out into a double bed. This includes the indoor pool and free continental breakfast.

The Hotel is just 30 miles south of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

The Cleveland/Akron area has numerous attractions for all ages.

For more information, contact Will Blair, P.O. Box 5300, Akron, Ohio 44334; e-mail: or Ed Schneider,


South-East USA

Crossville, Tennessee

The Jerusalem Sentinel is sponsoring this site, which will be held from the evening of October 2nd through October 10th at the Cumberland Mountain State Park.

A contemporary praise service will be held each day at 9:30a.m. and a regular worship service with traditional hymns at 10a.m. There will be an additional service on the Sabbath and High Days at 2:30a.m. The park has numerous recreational facilities and accommodations available.

Cabin cost is from $483 to $814 for eight nights; call 865-922-5545 by July 1 for reservations or see for pictures and more information. Camping, with hookups, will cost $17 per night at the park. Local motels range from $49 to $77 per night.

Everyone is invited to participate in the numerous activities that are planned. Suggestions for messages or activities are welcome.

Contact Mark Carr, PO Box 70635, Knoxville, TN 37938; 865-922-5420, e-mail:


Chapel Hill, Tennessee

The Feast will be sponsored by the Church of God, Fellowship at the Horton Haven Retreat, adjacent to Henry Horton State Park near Chapel Hill, Tennessee.

Contact: Paul Bell (615-896-9365) or W.K. Saulsberry (931-294-2127).


Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

United Christian Ministries is excited to announce that the Sevierville Civic Center and Community Center in Sevierville, Tennessee has been selected to host the Feast of Tabernacles 2001 for this area of the country.

With seating for up to 600 people, this beautiful facility is ideal. Housing facilities are off-site including hotel accommodations to spacious condominiums and chalets. The property has an adjoining community center, offering a large indoor pool, fitness center, bowling, racquetball courts, gymnasium, and a walking/running trail, making this an ideal site for family activities of all types. This year, we are planning a Dinner and Dance.

Because this is the peak season, everyone is encouraged to call early to make their reservations.

If you would like to receive an area housing and attractions booklet and map, contact United Christian Ministries, P.O. Box 361725, Hoover, AL 35236; 888-985-9066, e-mail:


Edisto Island, South Carolina

The Freedom Church of God is hosting a site at Fairfield Ocean Ridge. Call 877-296-6335 and ask for 20% off in-season rates. Feast themes will be Bible study, prophecy, and the “faith once delivered”.

For more information, contact Helm Hobrath at 440-639-0916 or Jerry Simmons at 601-736-0418.


Destin, Florida

This site, sponsored by the Church of God, Big Sandy, is at The Pelican Beach Resort hotel on the Gulf Coast. It hosts a kiddie pool, a swimming pool and a jacuzzi as well as a sauna, weight-room and sandwich shop.

The area has plenty of enjoyable restaurants, shopping, fishing, kayaking, jet-skis, sailboats, cruises and, swimming. Beautiful sunsets on the beach with temperatures in the mid-80s °F (30°C) during the days make this site a delight for nearly anyone.

For more information, contact Shelly at 800-946-5545 or e-mail:


Niceville, Florida

Over 1,000 brethren are expected again for Christian Educational Ministries well-organized Feast at the Okaloosa Community College Fine Art’s Performing Auditorium in Niceville.

The feast combines sermons, music, seminars, Sabbath school, activities for all ages and very pleasant surroundings. Young people will be involved in every aspect of the services and activities on Youth Day. The seminars vary widely, from technical subjects to preparation for practical Christian service. There’s a condo, motel, house or great camp site to fit almost any taste and budget in Destin and Niceville.

For more information on excellent motel, airfare, and car-rental discounts call CEM’s toll free number 1-888-BIBLE-44. Or write to: Christian Educational Ministries, P.O. Box 560 Whitehouse, Texas 75791; 903-509-2999, fax: 903-509-1139; e-mail:


Orlando, Florida

Christian Commandment Keepers, Educational Seminars welcomes you to a family-friendly Feast of Tabernacles site. We are very open to suggestions.

There will be traditional services on the High Days. On the six intervening days, Mark D. Kaplan and guest speakers will conduct educational seminars. Those topics are included in the Festival Schedule. This format includes questions and discussion in each and every seminar. Handouts will be provided to enhance the effectiveness of the presentations. Children are welcome to participate in our “Sabbath School” type youth instruction program called Educational Program Centered On Truth or EPCOT for short.

The Sheraton Four Points Lakeside Resort is located 1.5 miles from Walt Disney World. Free amenities include paddleboat rides on the private lake, tennis on four lighted courts, exercise room, three heated pools and a shuttle service to the theme Parks.

On-site is Hurricane Sam’s Bar and Grill, the Greenhouse Restaurant, a General Store, an 18-hole miniature golf course, Pizza Hut Express and Deli. Call the Sheraton at 800-848-0801 and reference “Festival of Tabernacles” to receive the group rate, which is $64.00 plus tax ($75.18). Several other hotels are within a few miles.

Arrangements are being made to cater breakfast every day in the meeting room. A one-day outing to Splendid China is also being planned which would include full admission to the 76-acre park, guided tour, acrobat show and dinner. There will be a Pizza Pool Party with additional mini-golf, tennis and boating activities on October 5th. On October 6th, we’re planning a evening excursion to tour the Walt Disney World property and watch the nighttime entertainment.

As is “Church of God” tradition, there will be an offering collected on the Holy Days but please feel no obligation to contribute in this way. Any funds collected in this ceremony will go directly to offset the cost of the festival expenses only. We are not a church organization, but an educational effort, and are happy to have those who attend send money to whatever church, organization, etc. with which they feel most comfortable.

For more information contact: Mark D. Kaplan:


Lake Worth, Florida

The Lake Worth Church is sponsoring this site. It will be held from the evening of Oct 2nd through Oct 10th, using the visible crescent calendar. Everyone is welcome. Contact Neville Gilbert at 561-585-4580.



North-West USA

Sunriver, Oregon

Sunriver Resort is a world class year-round ski and recreation community located in east-central Oregon on the eastern edge of the Cascade mountains, providing a fresh, wooded, high desert motif.

All typical resort activities are available, including hiking, river rafting, horseback riding, bicycling on paved trails, tennis, golf, racquetball, shopping, and fine dining. Sunriver is just 20 minutes from the city of Bend.

The Redmond airport provides connections to Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco, and is about 15 miles north of Bend. Services are held each day at 10:00a.m. at the Thousand Trails hall, about five miles south of Sunriver. Musicians are invited to bring their instruments.

Sunriver is a No Host Feast Site; hall rental, services, food, drink, and activities are funded by those who come to the feast. All contributions are collected at the Feast, and then spent only for the Feast. The more that is contributed, the more food, drink, and activities may be enjoyed. All labor is voluntary, performed by those who attend, and no organization or person receives any funds or gifts. Any contributions that are not spent one year, are kept and spent the next year.

Services and sermons are consistent with traditional Sabbath keeping Church of God theology, and do not promote or criticize any Church of God organizations.

This feast site enables brethren from many different organizations to come together for eight days to worship the Father and His Son Jesus Christ as their primary goal.

Accommodations are made directly by each family. Most families stay nine nights, and share one of the many well-kept rental houses in Sunriver with other families to reduce cost. These realtors provide 50% discounts if you me. When calling, mention that you are with the “Church of God” attending the “Feast of Tabernacles”.

Sunray Realty: 800-531-1130, Internet:

Sunset Realty: 800-541-1756, Internet:

Thousand Trails (541-593-8494) is the camping resort where services and most activities are held.

For more information on the Feast contact:

Wayne Atchison, 541-617-8800, e-mail:;

Steven Moyer, 541-330-0410, e-mail:;

Al Murrey, 541-881-8600, e-mail:;

Jim Woods (music), e-mail:;

Michele Dunwoody (children’s choir), e-mail:


Glendale, Oregon

Fir Point Camp will be the site of this year’s Feast celebration sponsored by the Omega Praise Fellowship. Come for an experience in worship, praise, teaching and sharing together.

Contact Jim Sorenson, 541-837-3642, e-mail: or Sharon Bonney, 541-479-0467, 541-825-3573, e-mail:


Ocean Shores, Washington

Christian Renewal Ministries International presents Sukkot 2001, a non-denominational feast site dedicated to bringing all people together in worshipping God.

Speaking emphasizes the Hebrew Roots of Christianity.

Contact CMRI, P.O. Box 111 Auburn, WA 98071; 253-839-6489.



South-West USA

Mendocino, California and The Way Publications invite you to come celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles at the picturesque Mendocino Woodlands State Park campground in beautiful Mendocino, near the California coast, from October 2-10, 2001.

This Feast site is a cooperative effort among friends and anyone who wants to join in. We have sponsored several Feast sites in the past, in the Lake Tahoe area and in Folsom, California. The participants and sponsors include members of the Sacramento, California Sabbath Bible Fellowship, along with others from around the country. “The open forums, and the questions and comments after the messages, have been very attractive for serious Bible students. It helps keep everyone honest.

Mendocino Woodlands State Park, provides a peaceful, rustic setting creating a unique learning environment for personal growth, retreats, dance, music, church, youth and nature study groups. You can plan a full day of activities or let each day unfold at its own pace.

The many hiking trails, open meadow, large beaver pond, river otters, deer, fox and other natural amenities complete the wonder and beauty of the Mendocino Woodlands.

Feast participants will stay in rustic cabins with fireplaces. Some RV sites may also be available. “Here’s your chance to really dwell in booths,” said Jack Lane. “The camp has a main hall, which we’ll be using for meetings, worshipping, dancing, praising; and there’s a large dining facility with two dining rooms, which can also be used for game rooms, chat rooms, break-out seminars, or whatever we need.” Meals will be provided as part of the package, to include professional catering on five of the days.

There will be plenty of activities available. Free group activities may include: Family mini-Olympics, Beach Day, Family Dance, and Camp Fire Skit Night.

Other activities (not free) are also available in the area including: charter fishing, canoeing, teen bowling trip, a ride on the historic Skunk Train, and horseback riding. There will also be a fundraising auction to raise money to help some attend the Feast.

The cost for the entire Feast will be $425 per adult. Anyone who would like to come only during the day have a fee of $35 per day per adult; those who wish to spend only a few nights with us have a fee of $40 per night per adult. Children 17 and under are free; however, donations to help defray the costs for children will be gratefully received and put to good use. The price includes lodging, food, and your share of the cost of renting the facilities.

“Many people have never done a camping Feast,” Lane continued. “We did last year, with Omega Praise in Oregon, and we couldn’t wait to do it again! It’s really a wonderful experience!”

For more information, or to request a registration form, write to Living The Way, P.O. Box 1976, Placerville, CA 95667; or e-mail

Internet-savvy Feast goers can visit the web site,, to learn more about the Feast site and beautiful Mendocino County, and to print out the Registration Form. Or call the Feast Hotline: 1-800-808-2560.


Angel Fire, New Mexico

Angel Fire is nestled in the southern end of the Moreno Valley in the Sangre De Christo Mountain range of Northern New Mexico. It is situated at 8,430 ft. (2,570 m) elevation with spectacular mountain views in all directions.

Available activities include horseback riding, fishing, hiking, site seeing, and Golfing. There are several restaurants located in Angel Fire, Eagle Nest (11 miles north), Taos (24 miles west) and Red River (28 miles north). The cuisine ranges from traditional Western and Mexican to Italian and Fast Food.

Angel Fire is a village with a permanent population of about 300. The village has two grocery stores, coffee shops, many souvenir shops and a medical clinic. Weather conditions in early October should have low temperatures around 15 to 24°F (-10 to -4°C) and highs around 65 to 74°F (18 to 23°C).

Nearest airports are Albuquerque (3½-hour drive) and Sante Fe (2-hour drive). Angel Fire is somewhat isolated, but its majestic beauty makes it well worth the time to travel there.

Activities planned include an opening night social, youth day activities, and a variety show (contact Rex Jamerson, 913-262-6009). Other available activities include hiking, fishing, horseback riding, golf, and relaxing with old acquaintances or new friends. For condominium prices call Tracy or Patty at Resort Properties, 800-338-2589, e-mail: Identify yourself as attending with the Church of God, Big Sandy We welcome everyone. Anyone who would like to serve by ushering, playing the piano, or performing special music, please let us know.

Contact Ron Avey 903-636-4238, e-mail


Big Bear Lake, California

The Eternal Church of God will again celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles at beautiful Big Bear Lake. This year’s feast featured wonderful activities for the entire family.

Contact: The Eternal Church of God, P.O. Box 4063, Sunland, CA 91041; 800-723-6108, e-mail:


Lihui, Kaui, Hawaii Feast

The Feast will be observed in Hawaii at the Radisson Hotel in Lihui, Kaui. Condominiums are available at:

Kaha Lani (located in Wailua, 5 minutes from the Radisson Hotel): one-bedroom, 1-4 people, $139 per night; two-bedroom, 1-6 people, $204 per night.

Kauai Coast Resort (located in the Coconut Plantation Resort, 10 minutes from the Raddison), one-bedroom, 1-4 people, $138 per night; two-bedroom, 1-6 people, $183 per night. Rates do not include 11.4% taxes.

A special airline rate of $698 from Dallas to Lihue on American Airlines is available with at least a 3 night prepaid hotel/condo included in the package. You cannot get these special fares by calling American Airlines direct. This is a fare that Brenda Hogg has contracted with American Airlines, so Brenda must make the reservation for you. Brenda can also get discounted air from other U.S. cities with rates depending on the departure city.

These rates also include a three-night pre-paid hotel/condo stay. The three-night hotel/condo stay can be any hotel/condo either in Honolulu or Lihue including your festival rooming. You are allowed one free stopover in Honolulu for this fare. Please call Brenda Hogg at 972-488-1997 or at for more information.




Collingwood, Ontario, Canada

The Canadian Church of God is hosting this site. Call 416-492-8651 or 905-831-6308 for details.


Tenby, England

This year’s Festival of Tabernacles sponsored by the Churches of God, UK will be held in Tenby, Pembrokeshire in south Wales, at the Leisure Centre (Marsh Road/Clicketts Lane).

An accommodation brochure may be obtained from: Tourist Information Centre, The Croft, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Tel: 01834-842404.

Any further queries about travel/accommodation may be sent to Gerald Kirby: Tel: 01490-460414. Other queries to: James McBride 01526-861217, e-mail:


Jerusalem, Israel

Christian Renewal Ministries International presents Sukkot 2001, a non-denominational feast site dedicated to bringing all people together in worshipping God. Speaking emphasizes the Hebrew Roots of Christianity.

Contact CMRI, P.O. Box 111 Auburn, WA 98071; 253-839-6489.

Feast of Tabernacles 2001

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