Updates - August 4, 2015

Update for: USA Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Volunteers are needed to help with Ushering for the Feast in Wisconsin Dells. If you are attending this site and can serve in this way, please contact Ron Wells at ron_bev_wells@yahoo.com Thank you very much for helping make this year's Feast a successful one!

If you are an elder and have made a change of plans to be in Wisconsin Dells we would appreciate your help in the Anointing and Counseling area. Please contact Mitch Knapp at cmknapp@cox.net for details.

To those who are interested in helping with special music this year in the orchestra or choir at Wisconsin Dells and have not signed up (or received a note from the director), please send your information to: russ_devilbiss@ucg.org or call him at 262.694.5044. As always, we definitely need more basses and tenors in the choir, so if you can help in that area it would be appreciated.

We are in need of a number of volunteers to help with stage set up. This will require your being at the Crystal Grand on Sunday morning, September 27 at 7:30AM. This service opportunity will necessitate your having to do some lifting. Please contact Don Sylvester at djsylvester88@yahoo.com if you can help in this regard.

Updates - August 2, 2015

Update for: USA Panama City Beach, Florida

Greetings to all Panama City Beach Feastgoers, 2015,

We're eight (8) weeks out from the beginning of our wonderful Feast of Tabernacles in Panama City Beach, Florida. Everything is going well in the planning stage though not every need is fulfilled as yet. I would appreciate your prayers and your volunteering to help make our Feast a grand success. God wants us to have the very best Feast ever and it takes a community of attendees to help bring this about. Thanks in advance for your service.

Here are a couple of updates relative to this year's Fall Feast.

1) Weekly Sabbath Service on September 26th, 2 pm in the Grand Ballroom: Since the beginning of the Feast falls the next evening after the regular Sabbath, we are holding a regular weekly Sabbath service in the Edgewater Convention Center Grand Ballroom at 2 pm on September 26, 2015. Please be aware that our local churches in Mobile, Alabama and DeFuniak Springs, Florida will not have a Sabbath meeting on the weekly Sabbath immediately before the Feast.

2) Possible 4-man golf tournament depends on sign up by Sept. 1, 2015: Formerly, we provided a 4-man shotgun golf tournament during the Feast on a Sunday. This year, if enough sign up by Sept. 1, we'll schedule the tournament (must have 16 players signed up by Sept. 1, 2015), on Sunday, October 4, 2015, at 1 pm at the Holiday Golf Course. Last year we were blessed with a mixup in their scheduling and received a lower cost since we had to play the back nine twice (18 holes total). However, this year we plan to play the regular 18 holes and that means it will likely be $35 per person (includes golf carts). Considering the course, it's worth the cost. In order for me to secure the time at the Holiday Golf Course, at least 16 players must sign up no later than September 1, 2015 at jerold_aust@ucg.org.

Happy Feast to you all,

Jerold W. Aust, Feast Coordinator, Panama City Beach, FL

Updates - July 29, 2015

Update for: USA Branson, Missouri


Sabbath Services will be held in Nixa, MO  at the Nixa Senior Center, 404 S. Main Street, Nixa  MO, 65714.  The time: 12:30 pm.  The pastor:  Don Pirwitz, 417-379-3431.


Updates - July 28, 2015

Update for: USA Cincinnati, Ohio


First Holy Day Buffet Dinner--Monday September 28th

There will be a catered meal following the first Holy Day Service at Holiday Inn Eastgate.  Brethren will be able to walk just feet away from services straight into a beautiful banquet setting.  The meal will be served buffet style and includes the following menu:

Salad of Seasonal Greens with assorted dressing, green beans, garlic mashed potatoes, rolls,

Grilled Boneless Breast of Chicken and Carved Roast Beef Au Jus

Lemon Twist Cake for dessert and beverage.

The price for this mouth-watering meal is $20.00 per adult and $12.00 for kids 5 and up.  Kids 4 and under eat free.

Please make checks payable to:  United Church of God and please indicate how many adults and how many children will be attending the buffet. 

Please mail payment to:  Sue Dunkle 1559 Driftwood Court Amelia, Ohio 45102 no later than Thursday, September 24th.

Updates - July 21, 2015

Update for: USA Jekyll Island, Georgia

Sabbath Services on the Sabbath before the Feast of Tabernacles

Sabbath services on the Sabbath before the Feast of Tabernacles will be held in Jekyll Island at the Jekyll Convention Center at 2:30 pm. The exact room location will be listed later but there will be services on September 26th for those arriving in Jekyll Island before the Feast of Tabernacles.

Stan Martin

Updates - July 21, 2015

Update for: USA Jekyll Island, Georgia

Location of Services:  Jekyll Island Convention Center
75 N Beachview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA

Opening Night Service: The first service in Jekyll Island will be held on Sunday evening September 27th at 7:30 pm at the Jekyll Convention Center.

Services on Opening Night, the holydays, Sabbath, and each day during the Feast will be held at the very beautiful Jekyll Convention Center.  Bible Studies and Youth Classes will also be held on selected days of the Feast.   

Several group activities that cater to all ages and interests have been scheduled during the Feast.  Family Day activities will take place at the beachfront Great Dunes Park which offers a large beach pavilion for eating and fellowshipping, with direct views onto the beach where a variety of activities will be available. A cookout picnic setting and lunch will be provided at a nominal cost.

The Senior Citizens’ luncheon will be an enjoyable afternoon for all those 65 and over.  Teens and young adults will enjoy the oceanfront bike ride on an afternoon early in the Feast.

So that everyone can enjoy and experience some of the natural features and activities of the Island, we will have several options available.  If you haven’t been on a kayak before, you may want to participate in a kayak tour.  The Dolphin Boat Tour has been a popular activity on Jekyll Island for years.  Cruise the marshlands and intracoastal waters where you will see a variety of marine life, including porpoises (most of the time).  Enjoy horseback riding through the natural habitat of the Island, emerging onto Driftwood Beach.   Or you may enjoy a 90-minute trolley tour of the historic area of the Island that includes museum entrance and to several of the historic buildings in Millionaires Village.  Feastgoers will enjoy special discounted prices for many of the activities.

Because there is such an array of activities available on the island, the schedule also includes free afternoons so families can explore and take advantage of the many additional available recreational activities, or just have time to enjoy each other’s company. 

Note:   At this time, no scheduled activity at Jekyll Island requires advance payment or reservation.

Bible Studies: On Friday evening, there will be a teen and adult Bible Study.

Youth Classes:  On two days of the Feast, we will hold Youth Classes for pre-teens.   A Children’s Choir will perform once during the Feast.

Updates and additional information on Jekyll activities and schedules will be posted at http://feast.ucg.org.

Stan Martin

Updates - July 15, 2015

Update for: USA Maui, Hawaii


We had planned a trip to Molokini for snorkeling on Wednesday, Sept 30, but since this trip must take place in the morning and involve most of the day we have had to cancel it.  It would interfere with the Feast's purpose, and why we are there. For those wanting to snorkel there are a wide variety of locations near Lahaina. 

Jim Tuck
Festival Coordinator


Updates - July 15, 2015

Update for: USA Maui, Hawaii

Aloha Brethren,

We have a lady, Paula, who would like to share lodging costs so she can attend in Maui.  If there is another person who is seeking the same please contact me at and I will send her contact information:   ljt5053@sbcglobal.net

Jim Tuck
Festival Coordinator


Updates - June 15, 2015

Update for: USA Branson, Missouri


Addiction seems to be all around us—alcohol, drugs, pornography, gambling, shopping, hoarding, texting, and more.   What do we need to know?  What can we do?   Merna Eppick will give an overview of addiction, provide some suggestions about interventions, and discuss treatment and recovery options.  Merna will give concrete tools and answer the questions you may have.  

Updates - May 27, 2015

Update for: USA Ocean City, Maryland

Sabbath services on September 26, 2015 will be held at the Feast site. The location will be The Carousel Oceanfront Hotel, beginning at 3:30 PM.  As a result, there will not be services at our regular Delmarva location that day.

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