Hawaii Feast Announcement 2016
Registration for this specialty site has now been updated.
To register for this site and to be approved you must email USFestival@ucg.org or call (970) 484-5878.
The 2016 Feast of Tabernacles for Hawaii will be on the Big Island. The beautiful Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel will host us.
The United Church of God has not met on the Big Island in 20 years and it will be considered a “specialty site” and require advance registration and a deposit. Hawaii might not be a Feast site for at least a couple of years thereafter, so if going to Hawaii for the Feast is in your future plans; 2016 should be considered.
One of the reasons for the move to the Big Island was the rental expense on Maui and Kauai. By meeting at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, meeting room rental will be complimentary and save the Church significant money.
Situated on the sunny Kohala Coast, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel overlooks the largest of Hawaiian Island’s white sand beaches. Hapuna Beach has consistently been rated on numerous international Top Ten lists and offers consistently good conditions for swimming, bodyboarding, sunbathing and snorkeling.
This hotel has 350 guest rooms, including 36 oceanfront suites. Each of these luxury Hawaii accommodations offers ocean-facing views, revealing the long, inviting expanse of Hapuna Beach from each private lanai (balcony). Also there are 32 oceanfront acres, 18-hole golf course designed by Arnold Palmer, Hapuna Beach - natural white sand beach, signature restaurants offering Hawaiian regional and Japanese cuisines. Some of the amenities are in-room mini refrigerator, in-room coffee maker with Kona blend coffee replenished daily, complimentary locking safe in each room for valuables, complimentary admission to state-of-the-art fitness center, complimentary beach/pool towel service, steam room and sauna and complimentary self-parking.
Hotel Room Rates:
$164 – run of house hotel room
$499 – Ocean Front suite
Tax is 13.416%
Children 17 and under are free when using existing bedding in room
3rd adult in a room is $60 per night
Porterage – one time fee of $9 per person
Hotel web page: www.princeresortshawaii.com/hapuna-beach-prince-hotel/
Here's a quick update on pertinent things that relate to the Panama City Beach Feast for 2016. I will use the acronym PCB within my updates to identify the city of Panama City Beach. We hope your planning is going well for you. If you review the Panama City Beach section in the 2016 Festival Planning Brochure, you will find all you'll need to know to prepare for and enjoy the 2016 Feast here. Note the following:
1. PCB early housing reservations begin on Monday, April 18. General housing reservations start on Monday, April 25. We realize that other Feast sites begin earlier but due to the number of reservations that Edgewater receives in the spring, these dates were as early as we could agree on. Please don't call earlier than the dates given. They will have to direct you to call later if you should forget our dates.
2. The Feast this year is later in the year. It begins on Sunday evening, October 16 at 7:30 pm. It ends on October 24, at sundown. The temperatures might be a little cooler than previous years but for me, that would be welcome.
3. Our Feast site will provide a streaming web cast of each service and we will be the site that will stream the president's message on the weekly Sabbath.
That's about it for now. We hope your Feast planning goes well.
Jerold Aust Feast Coordinator, PCB 2016
2016 Feast of Tabernacles Sites
The 2016 United Church of God Feast sites are listed at feast.ucg.org . You can view or download the 2016 Festival Planning Brochure at feast.ucg.org/publications
Key Dates to Remember for U.S. & Canadian Feast Attendees
April 3: Early housing reservations begin for those who qualify (except Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida)
April 3: Online registration begins.
April 10: Members attending a U.S. or Canadian Feast site may begin making housing reservations from the list of accommodations supplied in the Festival Planning Brochure (except Hawaii and Panama City Beach—see instructions in description for those sites). For members applying to Cincinnati, if it is not their closest site geographically, there is a possibility of denial, and they will need to select a second choice. For festival sites outside of the U.S. and Canada, transfer approval notification will come directly from that site’s coordinator.
April 16 and 23: Registration at services for those not registering online.
April 27: Registration closes temporarily to determine if any site is beyond attendance capacity.
April 28: Registration reopens and is open all summer for new registration and updates.
April 30: Announcement at church services for those applying to Cincinnati in case there are denials.
How to Register for the Feast
All U.S., Canadian and Caribbean head-of-household members should register either directly online or through your congregation festival advisor.
Applying to a Feast Site Outside the United States or Canada
U.S., Canadian and Caribbean head-of-household members should register per the instructions below, plus directly apply to that site per the instructions given for that site.
Applying to a U.S. or Canadian Feast Site From Other Areas
Members outside of the U.S., Canada, or Caribbean can apply online or contact their pastor to register.
If you apply before April 27, transfer approval is automatic.
You may apply to a U.S. or Canadian Feast site after April 27, but approval will depend upon space available at the site.
1. Internet Online Registration
Registering online should take about 10 minutes.
If you are a head of household, you will be able to register for your entire family.
Go to: http://register.ucg.org/feast/ (starting April 3).
2. Registration at Church April 16 and 23
Members who do not have computers or access to the Internet can register at church services. Please see the local festival advisor or pastor, who will provide you with a form to fill out. They will register online for you starting April 3.