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Festival Coordinator

Jerold Aust

Location of Services

Edgewater Beach Resort
11212 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL

First Service

7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16

Taxes

12.62 percent at Edgewater

The Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida, will host the United Church of God’s Feast of Tabernacles for 2016. This Emerald Coast landmark resort provides comfortable lodging overlooking clear blue waters and sugar-sand beaches that offer a tropical and millennial setting for a memorable family Feast. Have your cameras ready to capture spectacular sunsets that will provide inspiring mementos of your 2016 Feast experience. Highlight God’s marvelous creation today and humanity’s glorious future tomorrow.

Physical amenities: Edgewater’s three high-rise towers provide spacious condominiums with spectacular views of the world-famous Emerald Coastline. Additionally, a sugar-sand beach separates the ocean from a unique lagoon pool area where landscaped islands and flowing waterfalls wind their way through the 11,500 square foot, free-form pool surrounded by 45,000 square foot of deck space, whirlpools and reflecting ponds.

Edgewater‘s 110-acre gated community offers many amenities, including 11 swimming pools, 12 tennis courts (six are lighted), 11 shuffleboard courts, four hot tubs, a tanning salon, gift shop, game arcade and full-service restaurant. A complimentary tram service transports members from the oceanfront towers to the convention center on the north side. A 10-foot-wide walkway over the bridge allows brethren to walk to services.

The large convention center is surrounded by a nine-hole executive golf course, golf villas, a clubhouse and a pro shop. A health club offers exercise equipment, an aerobics salon and a massage therapy room.

Housing: Oceanfront Edgewater condominiums include studios, and one, two and three-bedroom units. Comfortable golf villas are closer to the auditorium. East of and managed by Edgewater are the Long Beach Resort (one mile) and Majestic Beach Towers (half mile). Other housing accommodations are available nearby; some are oceanfront, some offer efficiencies, and others have full kitchens. Please see housing listings and prices that follow.

The long-term success of this site depends on members using the housing listed in the Festival Planning Brochure, which can lower the cost of the convention center. For more information, check out the resort’s website at www.edgewaterbeachresort.com.

Spanish translation is available at the Feast in Panama City Beach, Florida in 2016. Please e-mail the Feast coordinator at jerold_aust@ucg.org if you plan to attend this Feast site and you are in need of Spanish translation.

Location of Services: Edgewater Beach Resort.

Jerold Aust

Special Notice: The housing reservation dates for Panama City Beach will begin on April 18 (for special needs), and April 25 (for general reservations). Please do not call in earlier than these dates. 

As information about the Feast Site is updated it will be posted here.

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Greetings,

We're now less than three weeks from the Feast of Tabernacles. Our opening night service on October 16 begins at 7:30 pm in the Grand Ballroom. 

Here are a few updates that can be of help to you and your families:

1. Our foursome golf tournament (18 holes) needs more golfers in order to keep our reservation with Holiday Golf. We currently have seven signed up and need at least 16. If you can't bring your clubs, you can rent clubs at Holiday Golf for a really small cost of $5. The carts are free and included in the $40 fee. So if you're considering playing in the golf outing on Sunday, Oct. 23, you'll need to let me know soon. We'll receive your payment during the week of the Feast (after the opening holy day). If there are enough golfers for this to continue, we will announce a brief meeting on either Thursday or Friday of the Feast in Sago # 3. You can pay for the tournament at that time. 

2. Youth and Teens Festival Booklets will be available during the Feast at the Information Table. Parents should pick up their child's current grade level: K-1; 2-3; 4-5, and 6-Teen, all displayed on the Information Table. The Education Team asks the families who registered on the Feast Website to pick up their booklets first. 

3. The local Panama City Beach Feast Brochure is going to the printer today. The brochure is thoughtfully designed to help you to have a better, more enjoyable, and safer Feast. We provide this brochure free to all Feast attendees and it will be available at the Information Table immediately before the Opening Night Service. The Feast Brochure includes the following: Welcome Message, Festival Announcements, Scheduled Activities, Festival Reminders, Speaking Schedule, and Conference Center layout. Please take the time to read it through by or before the first Holy Day. We do have some activities on the first Holy Day that include Teen Hospitality, Youth Instruction, and a Singles meet and greet in the evening. 

4. Our first Youth Instruction class will be held at 1:30 pm on the first Holy Day (October 17). Parents should have their children in their respective class rooms (Sago #2 for the youngest, Palm East and Palm West) by 1:15 pm. We should have appropriate signs for grade levels outside each classroom. Children will end their instruction at 2:20 pm and will return to their parents (with parental help) during our announcement time (following the sermonette and song). The second and final Youth Instruction class will be held on Friday, October 21 at 9:30 am.

5. You might want to check out our Activity Schedule on the Panama City Beach web page (click on the Activities tab).

6. We will hold a weekly Sabbath service in the Grand Ballroom beginning on October 15, at 2 pm. 

7. Reminder: A department head meeting will be held from 11 am to 12:30 pm on Sunday, October 16 in Sago # 3. 

May your entire Feast be peaceful and enjoyable.

Jerold W. Aust

Feast Coordinator

 

Greetings to all Panama City Beach Feast Attendees 2016,

We're only three weeks out from the Feast of Tabernalces. Hopefully you are planning for a great Feast, physically and spiritually. This is a short note regarding Sabbath services on the weekly Sabbath before the Feast. On October 15th, at 2 pm, we will hold a service in the Grand Ballroom. Many of you brethren are likely coming down to the Feast on Friday so having a weekly Sabbath service is essential for God's people. 

We plan to webcast the weekly Sabbath service in Panama City Beach on October 15th so if any of you brethren in different parts of the country need to connect to a live service, you can catch us live! I know of at least one church who has asked for our webcast on the weekly Sabbath before the Feast; there may be more. Thankfully we have some really good audio-visual professionals from the Home Office to make this all happen. 

One more item: We have posted the Feast Activity Schedule on the Panama City Beach web site and additionally, we are providing a colorful and reasonably comprehensive Feast Brochure for you at the Feast that addresses most of our needs during the Feast. Please pick up one of these from the Information area in the Convention Center and don't forget to read it :).

Drive safely and we'll see you soon. Please pray for the safety of our Feast site and all Feast sites around the world. 

Jerold Aust, Feast Coordinator 

Greetings Brethren,

We're looking forward to a great Feast in Panama City Beach in five and one-half weeks from today (approx.) and we hope you're preparing for it. 

ATONEMENT BEFORE FEAST: We will have Atonement services at DeFuniak Springs, Florida on Oct. 12 at 10 am. The address is: DeFuniak Springs Country Club, 171 Country Club Lane, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435.

YOUTH TEACHERS: Also, we might have need of a couple of qualified youth teachers for this Feast. If you have done this before or have experience doing this, please email me: jerold_aust@ucg.org.

GOLF ENTRANTS: We're still short on golf entrants. We need 16 for the tournament; we now have four. Please respond soon if you desire to have a part in our golf outing (scheduled on Sunday, Oct. 23rd). I will need to cancel our reservation if there's not enough interest. 

ACTIVITY SCHEDULE: I will be posting our activity schedule for Panama City Beach soon. 

PRAYER: Please pray that all things "Feast" will come together smoothly. Thanks very much.

Jerold Aust Feast Coordinator

Greetings Brethren,

There will be no services in DeFuniak Springs, Florida and Mobile, Alabama on October 15. Since many brethren and Feast attendees will be arriving on Friday, October 14, we will have a Sabbath service on October 15. As we did last year, we will hold a weekly Sabbath service at the Edgewater Convention Center at 2 pm on October 15, 2016. 

Special regards,

Jerold W. Aust

 

 

To: All Potential Panama City Beach Golfers

We're a little over seven (7) weeks from the wonderful Feast of Tabernacles. We appreciate the many volunteers in various departmental needs. Thank you, in advance, for you service.

This update is a request for those of you who might want to be a part of our golf outing at the Holiday Golf Course on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 1 pm. I reserved the course for us on this date, but to date (8/24/16), I have no one who has indicated they want to be involved in this golf outing.

The golf outing is broken down into foursomes who play 18 holes total. The cost is $40 per golfer and the golf cart is furnished. If you can't bring your clubs, Holiday will allow you to use a bag of their clubs/irons for $5. Please let me know within the next two weeks (Sept. 12th) whether you can commit to this golf outing. We need at least 16 to make the outing work for us. If we have no one or only a few who sign up, I'll need to cancel our reservation. This outing is open to both genders. 

Please send me an email at jwaust@comcast.net if you can commit to the golf outing. The course is beautiful and well kept and I've not had one complaint over the last five years. Everyone who has played this course has told me that they really enjoyed it. Again, you must let me know by September 12th so I can keep the Holiday Golf reservation for this enjoyable Feast outing. 

Sincerely,

Jerold Aust, Feast Coordinator, PCB 

 

To: All Potential Panama City Beach Golfers

We're a little over seven (7) weeks from the wonderful Feast of Tabernacles. We appreciate the many volunteers in various departmental needs. Thank you, in advance, for you service.

This update is a request for those of you who might want to be a part of our golf outing at the Holiday Golf Course on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 1 pm. I reserved the course for us on this date, but to date (8/24/16), I have no one who has indicated they want to be involved in this golf outing.

The golf outing is broken down into foursomes who play 18 holes total. The cost is $40 per golfer and the golf cart is furnished. If you can't bring your clubs, Holiday will allow you to use a bag of their clubs/irons for $5. Please let me know within the next two weeks (Sept. 12th) whether you can commit to this golf outing. We need at least 16 to make the outing work for us. If we have no one or only a few who sign up, I'll need to cancel our reservation. This outing is open to both genders. 

Please send me an email at jwaust@comcast.net if you can commit to the golf outing. The course is beautiful and well kept and I've not had one complaint over the last five years. Everyone who has played this course has told me that they really enjoyed it. Again, you must let me know by September 12th so I can keep the Holiday Golf reservation for this enjoyable Feast outing. 

Sincerely,

Jerold Aust, Feast Coordinator, PCB 

 

Greetings to all Panama City Beach Feastgoers,

We are busily preparing for a productive and enjoyable Feast for all who are planning to attend our Feast in Panama City Beach, Florida. I hope to have an activity calendar for Panama City Beach (PCB) placed on our web page in the next few weeks or less. 

We are planning to have two classes for grades K-1, 2-3, 4-5, and 6. Teens will have their own Bible study on Friday night, designed for them. If you have had experience in teaching our classes at the Feast or you are a credentialed teacher, you might want to volunteer to help us in this area for the Feast. Email me at your earliest convenience if you want to volunteer to help in this important need. 

On another note, we plan a Singles meet and greet on Monday evening (10/17), a Teen Dance on Tuesday evening (10/18), and a Family Dance on Wednesday evening (10/19). All Bible studies are on Friday evening (10/21). 

Jerold Aust, Feast Coordinator, PCB

jwaust@comcast.net

Greetings Brethren,

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. 

Sincerely,

Jerold Aust Feast Coordinator, PCB 2016

2016 information coming soon

2016 Info Coming Soon

Tentative Schedule

Edgewater Beach Resort

(800) 874-8686
www.edgewaterbeachresort.com
11212 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL 32407

Towers (Ocean Front)

$115    1 bedroom

$126    1 bedroom deluxe

$139    2 bedrooms

$149    2 bedrooms deluxe

$169    3 bedrooms

$197    3 bedrooms deluxe

$279    4 bedroom Penthouse

Leeward/Windward (Ocean Front)

$115 1 bedroom

$139 2 bedrooms

$169 3 bedrooms

Golf Villas

$81 efficiency

$98 1 bedroom

$108 2 bedrooms

$129 3 bedrooms

Features: a, r, sf, l, p, wf, w, op, kq, ac, e, n, a $200 refundable security deposit is required, on site, 340 units available. There is a one time $15 registration fee.

 

Long Beach Resort (Ocean Front)

(800) 874-8686
10511 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL 32407

$74        studio

$104        1 bedroom deluxe

$126    2 bedrooms deluxe

$149    3 bedrooms deluxe

Features: a, r, sf, 1, hr, wf, op, kq, ac, e, n, 3 lagoon pools, 2 tennis courts, spas, a $200 refundable security deposit is required, 1 mile from site, 48 units available

 

Majestic Beach Towers (Ocean Front)

(866) 494-3364
(800) 874-8686
10901 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL 32407

$93    studio

$126    1 bedroom deluxe

$149    2 bedroom deluxe

$170    2 bedroom with a bunk

$197    3 bedroom deluxe

$205    3 bedroom with a bunk

$211    3 bedroom deluxe with a bunk

Features: a, r, sf, l, hr, p, wf, ip, op, kq, ac, s, e, n, $200 refundable security deposit required, $25 cancellation fee, 0.5 mile from site, 146 units available

 

Comfort Suites

(850) 249-1234
(850) 249-6143 fax
www.choicehotels.com/hotel/FL756
225 R. Jackson Blvd.
Panama City Beach, FL 32407

$69        1 bedroom, 1 king or 2 queens, 1-4 people

Features: k (efficiencies), sf, l, hr (5 units), op, kq, ac, s (1 unit), e, fw, cb, sofa sleeper, microwave and refrigerator, fitness center, business center, 0.25 mile from site, 20 units available

 

Grandview Condominiums (Ocean Front)

(800) 874-8686
10713 Front Beach Rd.
Panama City Beach, FL 32407

$165        3 bedroom

Features: a, r, sf, 1, hr, wf, op, kq, ac, sf, e, n, 3 heated ocean front pools, fitness facility,$200 refundable security deposit is required, ½ mile from site, $15 registration fee