Feast of Tabernacles 1998: More Sites

See the last two issues of Servants’ news (Jan-Feb & Mar-Apr) for many other Feast sites.

All of the sites below use the Hebrew Calendar—meeting from Sunday night, Oct 4 to Monday Oct 12.

Feast at Carberry Tower, Scotland

Carberry is a stately home near Musselburgh, Scotland, which has been made into a Conference Centre in recent years. The home has a long history dating back to the 11th century. There is limited accommodation available at Carberry, accommodation is allocated on a "first come, first served basis". The special rates per person per day for those attending the Church of God Festival/Conference are:

Bed & breakfast: GBP 19.90; Bed, breakfast and evening meal: GBP 23.00; Full board: GBP 28.35. Discounts apply to the following ages & groups: under 3: free; 3 to 7: 50%; 8 to 11: 40%; 12 to 17: 30%; registered unemployed: 30%; pensioners and students: 20%. There are surcharges of GBP 4.00 per day for single occupancy and GPB 8.00 per person per day for a private bathroom (en suite facilities). Advance payment should be made direct to Carberry, preferably before the 10th July. Checks and some credit cards may be used. Contact: Carberry Tower Residential Conference Centre / Musselburgh / Midlothian / Scotland EH21 8PY. telephone: 011 44 131 665 3135

But in order to obtain these rates, Carberry requires that we forward the names of people who wish to make use of this offer. Please send your name and address to: Anthony & Margaretha Miles / Linderudveien 57 / 1353 Bærums Verk / Norway. Telephone: 011 47 67 56 22 75. E-mail: anthom@online.no

However, there is no requirement to stay at Carberry. You can book your own accommodation at either Edinburgh, which is only about 10 miles from Carberry, or Musselburgh which is the nearest town. Two accommodations are: Travel Inn, Carberry Road, Musselburgh, telephone: 011 44 131 6653005, GPB 38.00 per room per night; Granada Lodge, Old Craig Hall, Musselburgh, telephone: 011 44 131 6536070, GPB 49.95 per night.

Coffee/tea and sandwiches will be served in the cafeteria. Individual meals are also available, but advance notice is required for the evening meal (preferably 3 days). They will be avoiding unclean meats during the Feast, and are willing to cater to special diets.

Carberry is less than a 30 minute drive away from either Edinburgh airport or Edinburgh main railway station. For people who do not have a car, arrangements can be made to collect them from either the airport or the railway station.

Scotland tourist information is available from: Scottish Tourist Board, 23 Ravelston Terrace, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND, EH4 3EU, telephone: 011 44 131 3322433.

Sunriver, Oregon

Sunriver, Oregon is a non-aligned Feast of Tabernacles site. It is not sponsored by any corporate organization.

Sunriver is a recreational and retirement community located about 15 miles south of Bend, off of US Highway 97 in south central Oregon. The elevation of Sunriver is approximately 4,000 feet. The climate is mild with generally warm days and cool nights. With the Mt. Bachelor ski area located nearby, the area is beautiful and has hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, and sightseeing activities available to all.

Meetings are held at the Thousand Trails campground Lodge located a few miles south of Sunriver. Some of the brethren choose to stay at the campground in their RV’s. Most, however, rent homes and condos in Sunriver. A couple of rental agencies have reduced rates due to the off-season period (4 nights for the cost of 2 nights). One such agency is Sunset Realty. Their phone number is 1-800-541-1756 . There are many motels located in nearby Bend.

We meet in Sunriver: to worship our Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ, through celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles, to learn to fear Almighty God, and come to a greater understanding of His way of life and Plan for mankind. We welcome all who choose to join us. For more information, please write to Al Murrey, 2160 SW 2nd Ave., Ontario, OR 97914; or call (541) 881-8600.

So. Calif. Feast Plans Canceled

The Church of God, Southern California regrets to have to inform you that we have to cancel plans for a feast site this year, 1998, in beautiful, idyllic Arrowhead Springs Conference Center. We were late in making plans for 1998 and Arrowhead Springs was already booked to near full capacity in the main hotel on the weekends. Nevertheless, the manager thought he would be able to give us all rooms in the main hotel during the week days—from Sunday to Friday.

However, we now find out that there are only a very few rooms available (10) during the weekdays and only 2 during the weekend. The accommodations in the "Village" area where we would have to move are decent except that the rooms all have been made for a youth camp and have a king size bed surrounded with three sets of bunk beds which the manager is not sure he would be able to move at feast time.

Considering the lateness of our plans, and the changes from Arrowhead Springs Conference Center, we decided to plan now for 1999! So, we would like to invite all of you to join us for a most marvelous feast of Tabernacles in 1999 here in Southern California at the Arrowhead Springs Christian Conference Center with all its beauty and seclusion from the world.

We apologize for the disappointment so many will feel but we want this festival to be very special, edifying, relaxing and enjoyable to all. We feel that by starting now for 1999 we will have our pick of the best rooms and facilities.

Thank you for your encouragement and understanding in this venture. Please let us hear from you what you think.

—David L. Antion,

Church of God,

Southern California &

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