Updates - September 2, 2015

Update for: USA Panama City Beach, Florida

Greetings again,

Note: There are a couple more activities that relate to the first night services and the first holy day.

The Feast Dept. Head meeting will be held in Sago Palm Room #3 (just past the information tables) at 11 am.

The first Feast service will be held on Sunday evening, Sept. 27, at 7:30 pm in the Grand Ballroom.

Teen Hospitality will be available on Monday, Sept. 28, from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Royal Palm Room on the second floor.

Youth Instruction (K-2; 3-5; 6-8) is scheduled to begin early in the Feast, specifically on Monday, Sept. 28, from 1:30-2:30 pm. All grades will meet for their classes on the first floor of the convention center. Grades K-2 will meet in Sago Palm Room #2. Grades 3-5 will meet in Palm Room (west side). Grades 6-8 will meet in Palm Room (east side). The second youth instruction will be held on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 9:30-10:30 am.

The First Holy Day service will begin at 2 pm in the Grand Ballroom.

Jerold W. Aust

Updates - September 2, 2015

Update for: USA Panama City Beach, Florida

Greetings to all,

On our part, the preparation for the Feast is progressing well overall. To date, we have over 1,000 registered to attend the Feast in beautiful Panama City Beach. We're setting up chairs for 1,200 in the Grand Ballroom, which will fill the room. We hope things are going well with your preparations.

GOLF: I mentioned the possibility of having a four-man scramble Feast tournament at Holiday Golf and asked all those who want to sign up for it to send me your request by Sept. 1; as it stands to date (Sept. 2), we have six signed up and we need 16 to fill our quota. I will leave it open for now and if we have 16 by Feast time (Sept. 25), I'll see if Holiday Golf can and will accommodate us. Thanks to those of you who have signed up already.

ACTIVITY SCHEDULE: Some have asked about the Activities Schedule. I am unable to upload it to the Festival Update area because of some technical demands, which I've checked out with those in IT. I do have an Activity Schedule completed; it will located in the middle of our new Feast Brochure which is going to go to press (printed) very soon. Your Feast Brochure will be available for you to pick up at the Information Table by Sunday afternoon, September 27, 2015. 

VOLUNTEERS: Let me thank our volunteers for their desire to make this Feast the best possible for you and your families. I'm always amazed and encouraged that so many of you volunteer to help out during the Feast. This year, because of the configuration of the week following Atonement, many of you might be on the road to the Feast by Thursday (Sept. 24) or Friday (Sept. 25). If some of you are able to help us set up on Friday, we would appreciate it.

Sept. 26 Sabbath service: This year we will have the weekly Sabbath service in the Grand Ballroom on Sept. 26 starting at 2 pm central time. Note: There are no weekly Sabbath services in either Mobile, Alabama or DeFuniak Springs on Sept. 26. 

That's it for now. Please pray that everything goes well with our setup. Thanks very much.

May this be your best Feast ever!

Jerold W. Aust, Feast Coordinator



Updates - August 26, 2015

Update for: USA Sevierville, Tennessee

There are two activities at the Sevierville feast site that will require advance sales.  One is family day which will be on Thursday, 10/1/15.  Family day (1:00pm on) will be at WonderWorks located in Pigeon Forge, at light 0.  The second activity is a show and meal at Smoky Mountain Opra on September 30th. (meal 1:00pm & show 3:00pm).

Ages 4 to 12 is $14.00 (normal cost is $19.10)
Ages 13 to 59 is $21.00 (normal cost is $28.05)
Ages 60 and over is $14.00 (normal cost is $19.10)
Ages 3 and under are free.

Sevierville Event Order Form Deadline Sept. 21st, 2015
(Deposits are required in advance of activity)

Please return form below with your order

Activity    Cost/Ticket   # of Tickets   Subtotal

WonderWorks:          13 to 59     $21.00  _________ = _______
(FAMILY DAY)               4 to 12     $14.00  _________ = _______
                                  60 +         $14.00  _________ = _______          
(Three and under are free.)

Smoky Mt Opry:          12 & older  $38.00  _________ = _______
(Show + meal)                4 to 11    $20.00   _________ = _______
(Three and under are free if setting on lap.)

                                                          Grand Total      $_______

Make checks payable to UCG-Wheeling,
Send to:
Mr. Keith Wilson
509 Central Ave
Washington, Pa 15301

Your Name ___________________________________________________
Address ______________________________________________________
City ___________________ State/Province ____ Zip/Postal Code ________
Phone # (____) _____________ E-mail______________________________

Updates - August 20, 2015

Update for: USA Bend Redmond, Oregon

Sabbath services on September 26 for the Bend-Redmond site will be held on-site (Middle Sister Conference Room, Deschutes County  Fair & Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way in Redmond), beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Updates - August 20, 2015

Update for: USA Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix Mariott Reservations

Those who have made housing arrangements at the Marriott Townplace or Marriott Springhill Suites should confirm their bookings or make room reservations before August 31st, being sure to have the hotel identify the registration as a United Church of God Group booking. The purpose is to guarantee the discount price, as all rooms will be released for normal pricing after Sept. 1st. 

Phoenix Sabbath Services on September 26th

To aid in planning for the Feast of Tabernacles, there will be regular Sabbath Services in Phoenix at 2:30 at Temple Emanuel. (This is also the location for services during the Feast in Phoenix.)

Updates - August 13, 2015

Update for: USA Cincinnati, Ohio


Music Jam Night

Attention all music fans.  Do you like to sing or play an instrument?  Well, Saturday night October 3rd is just for you!  We will have an informal music jam session from 8:00-10:00p.m.  Anyone who is interested in performing for the brethren please contact Wilma Wyrick at Wilma@evercleanprocleaning.com so that we can begin to plan for this event.

Updates - August 12, 2015

Update for: USA Galveston, Texas

Greetings to all of you planning to come to Galveston, Texas for the Feast of Tabernacles 2015 !

Two of the activities that we would like to “pre-plan” for are, Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn. To get discounted prices we are going to buy tickets in advance. Therefore, if you and your family would like to attend one of these parks, please let me know which attraction/s and how many tickets you would like to purchase.

The website to each park is included so that you can check them out yourself. Moody Gardens offers individual prices for the different attractions in the event you are not interested in a discounted day pass to all the attractions below. Please note that the Ropes Course and Zip Line are not part of the day package, but you do get a 25% discount on those tickets with your day pass should you want to go.

If you are interested in individual attractions and not the day pass, please plan to make those purchases personally, as we are only pre-ordering the day passes.
You may respond to Debbie Schultz (debster2252@verizon.net) with your ticket reservations for the Moody Gardens or Schlitterbahn activities. At the Feast there will be someone at the Information Table 30 minutes before and after services, beginning Tuesday, Sept 29th so that you can pay for, and pick up your tickets.

*For those who may wish to put together their own package, Galveston offers discount tickets called the Island Pass to varying activities. I’m attaching the website in the event you may be interested in something like this. These tickets would need to be arranged for and purchased personally. http://www.galveston.com/default.asp
Deadline for ordering your discounted tickets is August 31st. Please feel free to pass this email along to anyone who may be attending the Feast in Galveston, but have not yet registered.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
About each park:

MOODY GARDENS - http://www.moodygardens.com/

Our event as a group is planned for Wednesday, Sept 30th - 1 PM to 6:00 PM.
Our discounted ticket price is $46.00 per person. Children 3 and under are free.
*The Aquarium Pyramid, part of the Moody complex and normally part of this one day pass, will begin major renovations at the end of August and will not be open while we are in Galveston for the Feast.

The day pass includes one admission to:

• Rainforest Pyramid
• MG 3D Theater, 4D Special FX Theater
• Discovery Museum
• Colonel Paddlewheel Boat
• SpongeBob SubPants Adventure

*A 25% discount is available for the Ropes Course and Zip Line with your Day Pass.

SCHLITTERBAHN WATER PARK - http://www.schlitterbahn.com/galveston

Our event as a group is planned for Sunday, Oct 4th – 1 PM to 5 PM.
Our discounted ticket price is $27.99 per adult (12 years and up), $23.99 for children 3 – 11. Children 2 and under are free.

• Free Parking.
• Free Inner Tubes.
   Picnics Welcome – No glass, alcohol or open containers.
• Enjoy more than 35 thrilling water adventures that provide a variety of entertainment for everyone!
• Float in tubes through our Transportainment River System that combines three unique rivers into one endless float.
• Experience the thrills of our speed slides, tube slides and the Boogie Bahn surf ride.
• Splash and play in areas especially for smaller children.
• Relax in a heated pool or at a swim-up refreshment bar. There is truly something for guests of all ages!


Updates - August 12, 2015

Update for: USA Cincinnati, Ohio


Family Day Thursday October 1st

"Come one, Come all!"  The family day this year will have a Carnival theme so we would like to ask the brethren to contribute a small gift between $5.00-$20.00 in value to use as game prizes.  Thanks in advance for sharing and helping to make it a fun day!

Family Day Volunteers 

Anyone wishing to help at the family day in the areas of running game booths, set-up and or clean-up, please contact Roy and Barb Fouch at fouchbarb@gmail.com.

Updates - August 12, 2015

Update for: USA Galveston, Texas

2015 Feast of Tabernacles Schedule of Events — Galveston, Texas

Sunday, 9/27/2015

  • Choir Rehearsal

Department Meetings

Opening Night Service: 7:30 PM

Monday, 9/28/2015 Sunset 7:09

Teen Hospitality (Harbor Room) 1:00-2:00 PM

YA & Singles Hospitality (Schooner Room) 1:00-2:00 PM

Services: 2:00 PM

Tuesday, 9/29/2015

Teen Hospitality (Harbor Room) 9:00-10:00 AM

YA & Singles Hospitality (Schooner Room) 9:00-10:00 AM

Services: 10:30 AM

Young Adult and Singles Activity 1:00 PM (For specifics see activity information)

Teen Activity 1:00 PM (For specifics see activity information)

Wednesday, 9/30/2015

Youth Lessons 10:15 AM

Services: 10:30 AM

Family Day: Moody Gardens: 1:00-6:00 PM

Thursday, 10/1/2015

Services: 10:30 AM

Senior Luncheon: 1 PM

Friday, 10/2/2015

Services: 10:30 AM

Bible Studies (Teen, Young Adult, Adult) 7:30 PM

Saturday, 10/3/2015

Youth Lessons 1:00 PM

Services: 2:00 PM

Family Dance
7:30-10:00 PM

Sunday, 10/4/2015

Services: 10:30 AM

Family Activity
Schlitterbahn Water Park
1:00-5:00 PM

Monday, 10/5/2015

Morning Holy Day Services
10:30 AM

Afternoon Holy Day Services
2:30 PM

Updates - August 11, 2015

Update for: USA Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

We hope you’ll join us for one of these opportunities to meet, fellowship, and plan Feast activities with other Young Adults and Singles attending the Dells this year. There will be a meet and greet for young adults/singles at 10 am on Monday, September 28 at the Bella Goose Coffeehouse, 1009 Standrock Rd. Wisconsin Dells. We have also planned a lunch for the singles, 40 and over, on Tuesday, September 29 at 1:00 at Applebee's, 340 Highway 13 Wisconsin Dells. Additionally, if there is sufficient interest, we would like to organize a group zipline activity for Wednesday, September 30. You can preview cost and additional information at: http://verticalillusions.com/chimney-rock-zip. Please contact Matthew/Tricia Hill mattriciahill03@aol.com before August 28, if you are interested in zip-lining.

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