Servants' News

May/June 1999

1999 Feast Site Summary

This article summarizes, by geographical area, all of the Feast site descriptions submitted to us. Servantsí News readers will certainly be welcome at all of them. Many additional Feast sites are available via these corporate churches which usually welcome visitors: United Church of God, an International Association: 513-576-9796, Church of God Outreach Ministries: 800-611-8080, Church of God International: 903-825-2525, Living Church of God: 858-673-1363, and the Global Church of God: 619-675-2222.

Sites appearing in Servantsí News for the first time have a larger write-up. Consult previous Servantsí News issues for more information about sites with a smaller write-up. All Feasts are Saturday, Sept 25th through Saturday, October 2, 1999 unless otherwise noted.

North East USA

Butler State Park, Kentucky

Sponsored by Servantsí News. See page 1 article of our Sept/Oct 1998 issue for the approach to be used at this Feast. Butler State Park is near Carrollton, Kentucky, 3-miles off I-71, between Cincinnati, Ohio and Louisville, Ken tucky. A variety of accommodations are available, both at the State Park and in motels 1 to 3 miles away. Prices include tax. Mention "Feast of Tabernacles" when calling.

The State Park offers lodge rooms at $58.54 (double), and cottages with kitchens starting at $80 per night. Camping, including RV hookups, is $12 per night. 800-325-0078.

Five motels are less than three miles away. The two in bold, recently gave us a price reduction:

Port William Motel single: $24.02

502-732-5985 double: $29.48

Daysí Inn, 502-732-9301 $42.58

Super 8 Motel, 502-732-0252 $49.13

Holiday Inn, 502-732-6661 $57.87

Hampton Inn, 502-732-0700 $60.00

Note: Hampton Inn is the only place with a heated pool. For more information, contact us at 517-543-5544, e-mail: If you are interested, contact us by July 30 to receive an information packet.


Ludington, Michigan

Sponsored by independent believers. Motel Rates in the $30ís. Accessible from Wisconsin by ferry. Contact Darrell West; PO Box 26; Webberville, MI 48892; 517-521-3630.


Mystic, Connecticut

For reservations: Residence Inn by Marriott, 860-536-5150 or Comfort Inn, 860-572-8531. Ask for the "Northeast Church of God rates". For more info: Rodger Sandsmark; Northeast Church of God; PO Box 14; Weatogue, CT 06089; 860-651-7690; e-mail:


Lake Cumberland, Kentucky

We (three men who made many of the arrangements for Jim Rectorís Feast sites in previous years) are planning a Feast site on Lake Cumberland in Bronston, Kentucky where we will "contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints" (Jude 3). If you are looking for a site where you will not be confused by "every wind of doctrine" we urge you to fellowship with us.

The meeting place is Woodson Bend Resort and it is located on a peninsula high above and surrounded by Lake Cumberland. The prices for lodging and condominiums are very reasonable and the resort offers swimming, tennis, volleyball, golf, and basketball. Condominium rates vary from about $33 for single to $61 for a two-bedroom (kitchen included). Call 800-872-9825 for reservations, please tell them you are with the Church of God at the Lake. Their website is

We would like to know how many are planning to attend with us so we can make the proper arrangements. For more information contact Helm Hobrath; 1550 Birdie Lane; Painesville, OH 44077; 440-639-0916. Or contact Jerry Simmons in Mississippi at 601-736-0418 or Al Winters in Oregon at 541-759-2424.


South East USA

Destin, Florida

Meetings in the Arts Center of the Okaloosa-Walton Community College in Niceville, Florida, just across the bay from Destin. Primary host resort: Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort at 9815 Hwy 98 West, Destin, Florida 32541; 800-824-6335. Contact: Christian Educational Ministries (CEM); PO Box 560; Whitehouse, Texas 75791; 903-509-2999; fax: 903-509-1139; e-mail:


Destin, Florida

Contact: United Church of God, Big Sandy (Dave Havir), an independent group, 800-946-5545, e-mail:


Clearwater, Florida

Meeting at Harborview Center; PO Box 329; Clearwater, FL 33757; 813-462-6778; fax: 813-462-6798; e-mail: Contact: United Christian Ministries (Ray Wooten); PO Box 361725; Hoover, AL 35236-1725; 888-985-9066; fax 205-985-9515.


South Central USA

Big Sandy, Texas

Contact: United Church of God, Big Sandy (Dave Havir), an independent group, 800-946-5545, e-mail:


Lake Texoma, Oklahoma

Meetings at Lake Texoma Resort Park; PO Box 248; Kingston, OK 73439-0248; 800-654-8240; mention "Church of God". Contact: Steve Kieler, Church of God Outreach Ministries; 2193 Sheker Drive; Fort Dodge, IA 50501-8707; 515-576-5743.


Lake Murray, Oklahoma

Sponsored by hosts of "In The Footsteps Of The Messiah" seminars. Meetings and accommodations at Murray Resort; 800-654-8240, mention "Season of Our Joy" for room discounts. Contact: Mitchell Smith, 903-882-7446 or Tim Kelley 903-769-2750, e-mail:


North West USA

Glendale, Oregon

Meetings and accommodations at: Fir Point Bible Conference Camp. Cost for food and lodging: $27.50 per day per adult. Children under 18, free. Contact Omega Praise Fellowship; PO Box 1742; Rogue River, OR 97537-1742; 541-855-7220, 541-479-0467 or 541-855-7403.


Ocean Shores, Washington

FOT Celebration and Hebraic Roots of Christianity Conference sponsored by Christian Renewal Ministries International (CRMI). Contact: Gregory Richardson; 800-333-5208 CRMI; PO Box 111; Auburn, WA 97071; e-mail:; website:


Rapid City, South Dakota

This year the meetings will be at the Holiday Inn Express; 645 E Disk Dr; Rapid City, SD 57701; 877-801-9090. Rooms $58 per night. The feast site is being sponsored by Bill Buckman and John Leitch. It will be similar to the Rapid City Feast site last year which featured some live messages, and some interactive telephone hookup sessions with Norman Edwards (this year from Butler State Park, last year from Gatlinburg, Tenn.). Bill Buckman was in the process of moving as this issue went to press, but anyone interested in this Feast should contact Sam Dower of Newcastle, Wyoming, 307-746-3626.


South West USA

Oxnard, California

Sponsored by Guardian Ministries (David Antion) and United Christian Ministries (Ray Wooten). Meeting at Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort. Base rates $109 per night weekdays and $129 per night weekends. Reservations: 805-984-2500, mention Church of God Retreat. Contact: Guardian Ministries; PO Box 50734; Pasadena, Ca., 91115; e-mail:



Collingwood, Ontario

The Canadian Church of God will be celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles this year at Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. The CCG is an organization composed of different groups associated on a voluntary basis , groups that recognize their inter-dependence. Every group is autonomous and we strive toward a unified effort in our outreach program to bring the light and the truth of the Bible to a world that needs hope. We want to obey our masterís commandment and preach the word, so He, at his coming will find us "so doing". We want to be "profitable servants"!

We are expecting about 120 in attendance. Reservations may be made at the Mountain Springs Lodge; RR#3 Blue Mountain Road; Collingwood, Ont. L9Y 3Z2; 800-704-8633 (only Southern Ontario); 705-444-7776; fax: 705-444-6533; e-mail:; website: Nightly rates if you mention CCG and stay the entire Feast: Studio suite (1 queen with pullout), $75; 1 Bdrm (1 queen with pullout), $90; Studio Loft (2 queens with pullout) $100; 1 Bdrm Loft (2 queens with pullout) $115. Prices do not include tax. Contact Sydney Merchant, e-mail:


Galiano Island, British Columbia

The Assembly of The Eternal, An Independent Church of God, has decided to consider hosting a site for this years Feast of Tabernacles. We have reserved practical, comfortable and affordable accommodations at Driftwood Village Resort on Galiano Island, British Columbia. There are 11 cottages suitable for 28 people. Other inns and Bed and Breakfasts can be found close to the Feast meeting hall. Many pleasant outdoor activities are available. There is a regular Ferry service connecting Galiano IslandóIt would be easy to take a day out to visit Victoria or Vancouver.

The goal of this Feast is to provide ample opportunity for Bible Study and fellowship. Those attending are invited to participate as well as listen. To receive a full package, contact us: Ashley Rattee; 5375 Commodore Dr.; Delta, BC; Canada; V4K 4Z6; 604-940-0542; e-mail: Our mailing address is

Nova Scotia, Canada, Full Moon calendar, Feast begins approximately Oct 9. Kevin and Ada Macpherson:


Other International Sites

Bagio City, Philippines

Co-sponsored by United Christian Ministries. Meetins in the Inn Rocio. Contact: Enrique M. Gabuyo; #398 Kinsville Subdivision; Calamba, Laguna; 4027 Philippines.


Rye, England

Multi-group site affiliated with the Intercontinental Church of God (Garner Ted Armstrong). Contact Anthony & Margaretha Miles; Linderudveien 57; 1353 Baerums Verk; Norway. Telephone: 47-6756-2275.

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