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.

Updates - August 11, 2015

Update for: USA Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Hello Brethren

I hope that you have had a spiritually rewarding and fruitful summer. It’s hard to believe but the Feast is a little more than a month away!

One of the activities we are planning for this year’s Feast in Wisconsin Dells is a Family Dinner and Dance on Thursday evening, October 1. This activity will be at the same location as last year, the beautiful Glacier Canyon Lodge Conference Center. This dinner and dance will provide you with an evening of great fun, food, fellowship and relaxation with your spiritual family. Seniors, this activity will replace the seniors luncheon we have had in year’s past and include all of you in with our larger Feast family! Dress for the evening is dressy casual.

The buffet dinner menu will include sliced roast beef served with a mushroom beef demi, pasta primavera with steamed vegetables, green salad, garlic mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, coffee, iced tea, and milk. Dessert as well as snacks will be provided throughout the balance of the evening after dinner has concluded and will include such items as cheese and fruit platters with crackers, fresh baked cookies, brownies, potato chips, pretzels, and party mix. During most of the evening there will be a cash bar and unlimited free soda.

After dinner has concluded we will be providing a wide range of music for you by our own DJ, Dan Lausted. Dan will be playing music from many different eras for your enjoyment. So get out on that dance floor and dance to your heart’s content! Dan will do his best to ensure that the music volume will be low enough to allow for conversations at the tables throughout the room.

In additional to great music…

• We will have an art area for younger children – who doesn’t like art!?
• We will have games for those who want to mingle, but are afraid of the dance floor.
• We will have a slide show as we did last year showing your pictures from the feast.
• We are working on other fun things as well, and will update all as we make more plans!
• We will have the ability for anyone to request music via SMS or email! The
number will be provided and posted during the feast, and at the start of the dance.
• We will have party favors to help everyone loosen up and have fun! You’ll have to come to find out what they are!
It is sure to be a good time had by all! Don’t miss it. Spend the evening with your family and your extended church family for some good clean fun.

One admission price will get you all of this and you will be provided a wristband to allow you to come and go as you please.

Costs for the event are $22 for adults (ages 11-64), $17 for seniors (age 65+), and $14 for children (ages 2-10). There is no charge for children two and under who may eat from their parent’s plates. Should you desire to come to the dance only your admission is $10 per individual and $30 per family. These costs are significantly reduced from the actual costs in the hopes that everyone who wants to come will be able to. We welcome donations to help cover the costs and to help others attend.

We have a limit of 350 people for the buffet so reserve your seat now! Ticket requests and payment must be received no later than September 25. For a ticket order form please e-mail Mr. Dan Dowd at dandowd@charter.net

Dan Dowd
Wisconsin Dells Festival Coordinator


Updates - August 7, 2015

Update for: USA Galveston, Texas

~~Sabbath Services, September 26, 2015

There will be no services in Galveston on the Sabbath of September 26.
Instead, Sabbath services on September 26 will be held in Houston at 20737 Broze Road, Humble, Texas 77338. Services will begin at 2:00 PM.

Below is a link to the Services Location page on the UCG-Houston web page:

Gary Smith

Updates - August 6, 2015

Update for: USA Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Myers Brothers "Good Works" Fund Raiser Concert has been changed from Monday night, September 28, to Saturday night, October 3 at 7:30 PM at the Crystal Grand. Come to the free benefit concert! You’ll not only have the opportunity to enjoy good Christian music, but also to raise funds to help our own brethren around the world through the Good Works and LifeNets Programs. Admission is free! Freewill donations will be encouraged with 100% going to the United Church of God’s Good Works and LifeNets Programs. The Myers will also be donating the proceeds from CD sales to the project as well. (The specific project will be announced at the Feast site.) Last Feast, brethren were able to contribute over $12,000.00 to provide a water bore hole to our brethren in Brazil! Take advantage of this opportunity to help the brethren and hear the Myers Brothers perform selections from their 5 CD’s. Plan to come and support our needy brethren around the world.

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