Living Church of God Announced Feast Sites, 2008

The Living Church of God normally has over 40 Feast of Tabernacles sites each year. In 2007, LCG reported, "We had a total of 43 sites in 30 countries celebrating God’s Feast of Tabernacles" (more information on those sites can be found in the article LCG 2007 Feast of Tabernacles' Information).

Here is some information about those that have been announced from LCG itself (I simply have compiled the information):

Feast of Tabernacles 2008 

Argentina—Sierra de la Ventana
Australia—The Entrance
Barbados—Christ Church
Canada—Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Canada—Lethbridge, Alberta
Canada—Orford, Quebec
Guyana—Awarewaunau and Georgetown
Jamaica—Ocho Rios
Kenya—Kisii City
New Zealand—Lake Taupo
Papua New Guinea—Wewak
Philippines—Baguio City, Davao City, Don Carlos, and Maranding
South Africa—Glentana
Sri Lanka
United Kingdom—Llangollen, Wales
United States—Branson, Missouri
United States—New Braunfels, Texas
United States—Newport, Oregon
United States—Prescott, Arizona
United States—Sunset Beach, North Carolina
United States—Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

There will probably also be sites, as there were in previous years, in places such as India, Myanmar, Nigeria, and possibly Thailand and elsewhere.

UPDATE 09/18/08 As of this writing (12:01 p.m. and 16 seconds today), the Feast is only 25 days, 6 hours, 58 minutes, and 44 seconds away!  As a reminder, Opening Night services begin at 7:00 p.m., at most Feast sites, on October 13 (see the MyLCG website or contact your Festival Coordinator to confirm the starting time at your Feast site).  Everyone is encouraged to attend Opening Night services to hear Mr. Meredith’s Opening Night message.  Please remember, sunset on October 13 begins a High Holy Day.  Make your travel plans accordingly.

Online registration for United States and Canadian sites began on May 4.  Watch for more information in The World Ahead and on the MyLCG website,  

June 16th UPDATE:


Langollen, Wales UK

Prescott, AZ (USA)

Newport, OR (USA)

Sunset Beach, NC (USA)

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Festival Coordinators Meeting 

Festival preparations continue!  We had a tele-meeting of Festival Coordinators from the United States, Canada and Australia this past week; we discussed the festival website and how coordinators can use it for their respective sites. The Festival Coordinators for the 2008 sites in the United States are: Branson, MO, Wallace Smith; New Braunfels, TX, Dan Hall; Newport, OR, Glen Gilchrist; Prescott, AZ, Rodger Bardo; Sunset Beach, NC, Rod McNair; Wisconsin Dells, WI, Sheldon Monson. 

Northeast USA Feast site: Some of our members have asked, “Will we have a site for the upper east coast?” The answer is, “Yes!” Our members are invited to come to Mt. Orford, Quebec, Canada, located just across the border from Vermont. This year, we have a different venue which can seat up to 500 people. It is located near the town of Magog, as the French say “Village Magog,” a small city nestled in a beautiful valley which makes a lovely setting for the Feast.  The French flavor of the area is charming with small restaurants, shops and pastoral scenery. 

Mr. Gerald Weston advises that most of the Church services will be in English, with translation provided for the few sermons in French. He also states that there is ample housing in the area at reasonable prices. The United States dollar is now on a par with the Canadian dollar, so the exchange rate should not be a problem.  More details will be forthcoming soon. Feastgoers from the USA will need a passport to enter Canada.  We hope that many of our members in the USA will enjoy going to Mt. Orford for the Feast of Tabernacles this year.—Davy Crockett

From the 4/10/08 Update Feast of Tabernacles 2008 Questions and Answers 

The following are frequently-asked questions, and their answers, about the upcoming USA and Canada Festival registration on May 4. Please make these questions and answers available to all the brethren, either verbally or by referring to them and posting them on your local congregation bulletin board. This information will also be posted on the MyLCG website,  (These questions and answers are directed primarily to brethren in the United States and Canada.  Those in international areas should consult their Regional Director for more information).

Question #1: Where am I assigned?

All brethren in the United States are assigned to a Feast site according to the congregation they attend, not their home address.  For example, some brethren live in one state but their congregation is in another state.  Congregations in the United States are assigned to the following U.S. Feast sites: 

Branson, MO: Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee 

New Braunfels, TX: Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas 

Newport, OR: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming 

Prescott, AZ: Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah 

Sunset Beach, NC: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Puerto Rico (Note: brethren in the Northeast are encouraged to attend in Orford, QC, if their assigned site is too far to travel) 

6/05/08 Important Announcement for Transfers to Sunset Beach 

If you have registered to transfer to Sunset Beach and have not yet received your e-mail approval, then you are on our “transfer waiting list.”  Currently we have more than 170 brethren waiting to transfer into Sunset Beach.  To our regret, we are nearing seating capacity and may not have room for everyone.  If you have not yet been approved to transfer to Sunset Beach, please consider making plans to attend a different site.  You may re-register for a different site at (MyLCG). All approved transfers will be notified via e-mail.  If you are assigned to Sunset Beach and have not yet registered, please do so immediately.  We need to know how much space will be available for incoming transfers.  Prescott, AZ; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; and Llangollen, Wales, are closed to transfers; Newport, OR, and Sunset Beach, NC, are nearing capacity; most other sites still have plenty of room!  

06/12/08 We still have 77 people on the transfer waiting list for Sunset Beach, and 47 people assigned to that site who have not yet registered. If you are assigned to Sunset Beach and haven’t registered, please do so immediately so we may know if we will have room for a few more incoming transfers. Thank you for your patience. The Prescott Feast site is closed—if you are still on the transfer waiting list, please make plans to go elsewhere, as the site is full.

Wisconsin Dells, WI: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin 

Canadian Feast Sites: Contact the Canadian Office if you have questions about where your congregation is assigned. 

Question #2: What if I need to attend a different site than that to which I'm assigned?

If you need to transfer to a site different from your assigned site, simply register for a transfer on May 4.  The Festival Office makes every effort to approve the vast majority of transfer requests.  Exceptions may occur for a few sites where space is limited. If you have any questions or problems with your transfer request, don’t hesitate to contact the Festival Office at

Question #3: Why will U.S. and Canada site transfer requests not be approved until May 18?

We are giving brethren who are attending their assigned site two weeks to register and obtain housing first, then we will accept incoming transfers. This is a way for incoming transfers to show love and out-going concern—on the honor system—for their brethren who are attending their assigned site. Note: As a consideration to others, please do not make housing reservations before registering on MyLCG and before your registration is accepted. 

Question #4: What if I have special housing needs?

If you need to obtain housing earlier than May 4 for special reasons (such as to obtain handicapped-equipped housing) please let your needs be known to the coordinator of the site you will be attending.  You may contact the festival site coordinator to let him know of your special housing needs at any time—you do not need to wait until May 4.  He will evaluate your situation, in consultation with the Festival Office, and give you instructions on how to proceed. 

The USA Site Coordinators are:  Wallace Smith (Branson, MO); Dan Hall (New Braunfels, TX); Glen Gilchrist (Newport, OR); Rodger Bardo (Prescott, AZ); Rod McNair (Sunset Beach, NC); and Sheldon Monson (Wisconsin Dells, WI). The Canadian Site Coordinators are: Frank Best (Lethbridge, AL); Yvon Brochu (Orford, QC); and Michael Elertson (Charlottetown, PEI).  Their contact information is found in the festival brochure and posted on the MyLCG website. You may also ask your Pastor for the coordinator’s contact information. For international coordinators, please contact the Regional Director for that Feast site. 

Question #5: What if I have trouble registering on May 4?

When the computer system does not allow someone to register, the cause is often that our database is not updated with the individual’s current status (Member or Prospective Member).  When you attempt to register on May 4, if the system does not allow you to register, please ask your Pastor to contact and confirm that you are a Member (baptized) or a Prospective Member (not baptized, but attending), so we can update the systemPastors, if a member in your congregation cannot register, please contact us so we can update their status in the database if need be.  You may send status updates of brethren to 

Question #6: Where can I get additional information about the Feast this year?

This week we mailed to all the brethren in the United States, Canada, and international areas the Feast of Tabernacles 2008 flyer containing more detailed information, primarily about the United States Feast sites (such as the physical addresses of the meeting halls where the Feast will be held).  If you haven’t received your flyer already, you should be receiving it in the next few days. You can also find more information on the MyLCG website,  

Festival Update: International Site Registration  

Early online registration for selected international Feast sites will begin on Sunday, March 16, at 12:00 noon (EDT).  Brethren wishing to transfer to an international site may begin registering at that time through the MyLCG website at; however, we request that you wait to make housing until your transfer has been approved (you will be notified by e-mail).  We want to show consideration to our international brethren by making sure that they have enough time to register and obtain necessary housing before we start accepting overseas transfers.  We plan to begin approving international transfer requests as early as March 30.  If you have any questions or special needs, please write to  International site descriptions will be posted on the MyLCG website on or around Tuesday, March 11. However, we will be featuring a few site descriptions in The World Ahead. This week, the site in Evian, France, is featured.

Important Note:  Brethren residing in the UK, Australia, the Caribbean and New Zealand are now connected to the MyLCG online registration system and are requested to register online ( beginning March 16, even if they are staying in their local assigned Feast site. 

Update 3/27/08: We are now processing approvals for overseas transfers.  Please be patient as we confer with our international coordinators, to make sure the sites are ready to receive transfers.  Please also wait to make housing and travel arrangements until you have received an e-mail notifying you that your transfer has been approved. Thank you for your consideration!  

If you have not yet registered and would like to transfer to an overseas site, please do so at your convenience.  As a reminder, online registration for United States and Canadian sites will begin on May 4.  Watch for more information in The World Ahead and on the MyLCG website,

Information on Specific Sites

Argentina—Sierra de la Ventana

The Living Church of God in Argentina joyfully invites you once again to keep the Feast of Booths to the Eternal in Sierra de la Ventana, Argentina, a site surrounded by the Eternal’s creation, clean air, fine wines and dining. The Feast will be held at the Cabañas Silver Golf hotel. This peaceful family resort provides good and friendly customer service. Sierra de la Ventana is a small town of 2,000 inhabitants located on an astounding mountain range within a natural environment and benefits from a temperate climate. There are opportunities for activities such as horseback riding, mountain and peak hiking, and panoramic
viewing. Temperatures range from 65º to 70° during the day; they cool down in the evenings to provide for a refreshing and restful night.

The cost for accommodations is approximately USD $25 per person, per day, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, towels and housekeeping service (prices can change). You can visit or for more information on the hotel and on Sierra de la Ventana. ; and for further research of this site.

English translation is available. Those interested in attending the Feast of Tabernacles in Argentina should contact Madeleine at or 704-844-1970.


The 2008 Feast in the western part of Australia will be in Albany. This is one of the remote spots in the world, 400km (240 miles) south of Perth and almost at the antipodes of Charlotte, North Carolina! Its geographical position on the southern coast gives it many advantages: excellent fishing, sailing, wonderful coastal scenery, beaches and national parks. The wild flowers are still in bloom in October and the Feast falls within the whale-watching season as well. The population,
presently around 25,000, makes the area somewhat of a tranquil place to keep the Feast.

Services will be held at the St. John Ambulance auditorium and is fairly near to the centre of town. Full details of the exact location will be available to all who register for this site. A Google search on Albany Western Australia will take you to a host of accommodation choices. You can make reservations online. Travel to Albany from Perth is either by bus, plane or car hire. For further assistance, please contact the Festival Coordinator, Mr. Mal Jennings:

Australia—The Entrance

The Entrance is named from its beautiful location where the Tasman Sea enters the Tuggerah Lakes. Services will be held at Forresters Beach Resort, 960 The Entrance Road, Forresters Beach, in a pleasant environment set on two acres of tropical gardens. This four-star Central Coast resort is just a five minute walk to exclusive Forresters Beach and a five minute drive from Terriagal to the south and The Entrance to the north. It’s easy to find and is just a one hour drive north of Sydney. Forresters is bordered by Wyrrabalong National Park which has a variety of scenic coastal walking tracks and lookouts. Crackneck Lookout has amazing views over the coast and is a perfect vantage point to view whales in their annual migration. Pelicans are regularly fed at the Waterfront. There are many other centrally located attractions and activities, such as the 9 hole golf course, fun park with driving range and mini golf, just to name a few, as well as local shops
and stores.

Listed below are some websites of property rental agents who can assist with your accommodation arrangements.

Ray White Real Estate Bateau Bay

Raine & Horne

The Entrance First National

Prime Real Estate Services

If you need any further assistance, please contact Mr. Michael Gill at

Canada—Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

* Note: Please do not make housing reservations before May 4 (12:00 noon, EDT), after you have registered and been approved for this site. Back by popular demand, the Feast of Tabernacles 2008 will be held in the beautiful, wonderful and illustrious Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island—a Feast that is sure to
become part of those legendary “remember when” Feast moments.

Explore the Gentle Island where fall is often the most beautiful season, when the weather is clear and the colours are rich amidst the red sandstone cliffs formed by wind and water and gleaming lighthouses situated against brilliant sunsets. From picturesque communities to secluded beaches (beach comb for shells), warm
ocean water and beautiful landscapes—there are so many reasons to visit this jewel of an Island that spans just 280 km from tip to tip. Gentle Island highlights include cycling, touring, golfing and sandy beaches.

PEI rates in the top ten islands worldwide—for such things as natural attractions, activities, sights and restaurants—an overall casual atmosphere for the whole family. The island may be small, but it’s packed with history: from First Nations, to the first Acadians, to the Fathers of Confederation. The Fathers of Confederation first met on PEI to form the country we now call Canada in 1867. Prince Edward Island’s capital city, Charlottetown, encompasses the Island’s heritage— from Founder’s Hall (a tribute to Charlottetown’s important role in Canadian history) to Province House National Historic site. In Charlottetown, you can experience shopping and fine cuisine—you will find the historic downtown to have prevailing colours of warm, red brick accented by the rich greens of tree-lined streets. Or just take it easy with scenic and historic waterfront strolls on the popular boardwalk. This is Canada’s Birthplace, the Cradle of Confederation. Come feel the extent of history on Charlotte’s Shore. PEI will be a Feast for all your senses—land or sea—spiritual and physical— the experience will be one that will persist in memory long after you have returned home.

You will find yourself thinking back to the Island’s particular combination of brilliant and complementary colours, the potato fields that roll so gently like tended waves, the close family atmosphere often associated with the Maritimes and the light that can only be “Island” light that both illuminates and deepens the experiences so specific to Prince Edward Island (Matt. 5:16). The Feast this year will be hosted by the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, with some key, new improvements designed to better serve the brethren in 2008. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites has been made the place to stay in Charlottetown and has received their fourth consecutive franchise Quality Excellence Award. At the hotel, you and your family can enjoy a newly renovated pool area and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Room rates are a mere CAN$89.99 for a standard room and CAN $109.99 for an express suite. This rate includes hot buffet breakfast, complementary inroom coffee machine, ironing board, hair dryer and high-speed internet. The Holiday Inn Express is conveniently located to major attractions and minutes from downtown, which puts you in close proximity to shopping, historic sites and great dining. Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, 200 Trans Canada Hwy (within 50 minutes of Confederation Bridge and minutes from the Ferry) Charlottetown, PE C1E 2E8 Canada Hotel Front Desk: 1-902-892-1201
Toll Free Number: 1-866-977-7466 For more information about the exciting new Feast site in Charlottetown, please contact the site coordinator, Mr. Michael Elertson, by telephone at (905) 814-1094 or by email at

Canada—Lethbridge, Alberta

* Note: Please do not make housing reservations before May 4 (12:00 noon, EDT), after you have registered and been approved for this site.

Lethbridge, Alberta is the southern-most city in Alberta and will be the site of the 2008 Feast of Tabernacles in western Canada. Rated as one of the sunniest and warmest cities in Canada, the beautiful city of Lethbridge offers the Feast-goer a large selection of parks and hiking trails, along with numerous other attractions. Lethbridge's most magnificent characteristic is its coulees—in a network of large rolling hills that were formed by glacial spill water thousands of years ago. Sitting on a hillside, the University of Lethbridge is a unique building that appears to emerge out of this landscape. Crossing the coulees and the city's river source, the Old Man River, is the world's largest High Level Bridge—an impressive structure at 314 feet. The area's rich history can be explored at Fort Whoop Up and the Sir Alexander Galt Museum.

During the Second World War, Japanese Canadians were forcibly relocated from the west coast to the Lethbridge area where they were made to work as farm labourers. This accounts for a strong Japanese cultural presence today, a fine example being the impressive Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden. Standing as a symbol for amends since made, the garden's name means Japanese and Canadian friendship. Services will be held at: Travelodge El Rancho Hotel & Convention Centre,
526 Mayor Magrath Drive South Lethbridge, AB T1J 3M2. Sleeping rooms are available at the following rates: Single $65, Double $75, Suite $85. To make reservations call (403) 327-5701, or call toll free at (877) 327-5701. For further information about Lethbridge go online to: For further festival information, please contact Mr. Frank Best, at, or call (306) 789-2283.

Canada—Orford, Quebec (English)

Living Church of God brethren from Quebec and Ontario will keep the Feast this year in the area of Mont Orford, in south-central Quebec. It is about one hour east of Montreal off Highway 10 (exits 115 or 118 for our housing facilities and meeting hall) in the beautiful Eastern Townships region, near the U.S. border.
Mont Orford Park offers everything needed to enjoy the great outdoors: walking, cycling, mountain climbing, picnics, wildlife and bird watching. On the shore of Memphremagog Lake with its luxurious homes (eight minutes drive from Orford), lies the town of Magog, founded at the end of the 18th century. Here you will find numerous boutiques, art galleries, antique stores, cafes, bistros and restaurants (

Meetings will be held at Orford Arts Centre, 3165 chemin du Parc, Orford. It is a world-class music Academy and unique cultural destination built on a 222 acres piece of land at the foothills of Mont Orford. Services will be held in a beautiful 500-seats concert hall renowned for its exceptional acoustics. All our housing facilities are located nearby. The first day (October 14th) and the last day (October 21th), between services, a cafeteria style lunch will be served to all of
us ($13.50 / adult, $9.00 / child 6 to 12 years old, free for those 5 and under – tip and taxes included) in the beautiful dining room of the Arts Centre offering a magnificent view of Mont Orford. As for the other six days, those whishing to do so will be able to fellowship after service by having lunch in the same dining room, for the same low price. (

IMPORTANT NOTE: Each one must bring his own FM radio receivers and earphones for translation purposes. Most services will be held in English, but some will be in French. Translation both ways will be provided. Bring warm clothes, since there may be low temperatures, and even snow.

HOUSING OPTIONS Please note that an additional 13 percent for taxes (except if mentioned otherwise) must be added to all housing prices mentioned below, plus a tourism tax of $2 a day per unit.

HÔTEL CHÉRIBOURG 2603, chemin du Parc, Orford, Qc J1X 8C8 *** 117 rooms and suites. Hairdryer, ironing board and iron, coffeemaker, access to a wireless Internet connection. Gastronomic dining room and bistro. Indoor pool. Tennis, badminton and volley-ball courts. Health center. Terrace. $99.00 / night , one or two people. $109.00 / night, for three people. $119.00 / night, for four people. 1-800-567-6132 or 1-877-845-5344

CLUB AZUR 82 rue Desjardins, condo # 128, Magog, Qc J1X 1X5 *** 27 condos with fully equipped kitchen, sitting room with pull-out couch, fire place, furnished balcony equipped with BBQ stove. 16 condos with one bedroom (4 persons). $87.00 / night, taxes included. 8 condos with two bedrooms (6 persons). $118.50 / night, taxes included. 3 condos with three bedrooms (8 persons). $150.40 / night, taxes included. 450-632-2876 ou 514-973-2876

AUBERGE DU MONT ORFORD 3159, Route 112 Ouest, Magog, Qc J1X 3W3 *** 22 condo suites accommodating up to 4 people with a large bedroom, sitting room with pullout couch, fire place, balcony, and a fully equipped kitchen. Flat rate of $80.00 / night (all occupancy). Restaurant. Large public lounge for fellowship (fireplace and piano). Gym, games room and outdoor spa. Call toll free at 1-866-828-0669 or 819-868-0669.

CONDOTELS ORFORD 385 rue Du Moulin, Magog, Qc J1X 4A1 ***11 condos with fully equipped kitchen, sitting room with pull-out couch and fire place.
7 condos with one bedroom (4 persons). $95.00 / night, taxes included. 4 condos with two bedrooms (6 persons). $126.00 / night, taxes included. 819-847-2514

THREE HOUSES – MRS FRANCE DUMAS *** # 33 avenue des Jardins, Orford, Qc Three bedrooms, equiped kitchen, dining room, micro-wave. Sitting room, fire place. 8 people. $145.00 / night (taxes included) Bed-sheets and towels on demand. *** # 29 avenue des Jardins, Orford, Qc. Three bedrooms, equiped kitchen, dining room, micro-wave. Sitting room, fire-place. 8 people. $145.00 / night (taxes included) Bed-sheets and towels on demand. *** # 25 avenue des Jardins, Orford, Qc. The more spacious of the 3 houses. Three bedrooms, equiped kitchen, dining room, microwave. Sitting room, fire place. 9 people. $185.00 / night (taxes included). Bed-sheets and towels on demand. *** One condo fully equiped. Kitchen, sitting room with fire place, one bedroom.
$85.00 / night (taxes included). Mrs France Dumas 819-566-7871

MOTEL DE LA MONTAGNE 1215 Chemin de la Montagne, Orford, QC J1X 6X9 ***15 units (all equipped with a small refregirator, some with a micro-wave) 6 units with 2 double beds, maximum 4 people, $50.00 / night. 4 units with 1 queen size bed, maximum 2 people, $45.00 / night. 5 units with 1 double bed, maximum 2 people, $45.00 / night. Free breakfast included (muffins, juices, coffee). Call toll free 1-888-566-4222 or 819-868-4222.

MOTEL DE LA PENTE DOUCE 1787, Riviere-aux-Cerises, R.R.2, Magog-Orford, Qc J1X 3W3 *** 27 units all equipped with a refrigerator. Flat rate (all occupancy). Rooms with one bed at $40.00 / night. Rooms with 2 beds at $45.00 / night. Rooms with one bed + kitchenette at $50.00 / night. Rooms with 2 beds + kitchenette at $55.00 / night. Free continental breakfast included for all, in a common dining room. Call toll free 1-800-567-3530 or 819-843-1234.

MOTEL DE L’OUTLET 480 Chemin Hatley Ouest, Magog, QC J1X 3G4 *** A 16 units motel located in the city of Magog, near the lake, at a walking distance from Main Street where are numerous restaurants and boutiques. All rooms are equipped with microwave oven, small refrigerator and air-conditioning.
One bed units for two people at $50.00 / night, taxes included. Two beds units for four people at $60.00 / night, taxes included. Call toll free 1-877-847-2606 or 819-847-2609.

AUBERGE AUX 4 SAISONS D’ORFORD 4940 Chemin du Parc, Orford, Qc J1X 7A2 *** 20 rooms ZEN style. Restaurant. Gym. Fellowship room.
2 standard rooms accommodating 2 people at $95.00 / night. 14 de luxe rooms accommodating 2 to 4 people at $110.00 / night. 4 suites with fully equipped kitchen accommodating 4 people at $130.00 / night. 819-868-1110 or 877-768-1110.

MRS ALIX’S COTTAGES 111 Des Bouleaux, Canton de Magog, Qc J1X 5W7 ***8 small cottages on the shore of Memphremagog lake. One bedroom. Sitting room with pull-out couch. Fully equipped kitchenette. Bring your own bedding and towels. No TV set. No telephone. $62.00 / night, taxes included.

DOMAINE DES PINS 3005 Chemin Miletta, Magog, Qc J1X 5R9 *** 8 non-smoking motel units, 2 beds for 2 to 4 people at $45.00 / night. Each room is equipped with small refrigerator, micro-wave and coffee-pot. Restaurant. 819-847-4091

**** When you make your reservations, please be sure to mention that you are with Living Church of God. All the prices mentioned here are in CANADIAN dollars. *******

OTHER HOUSING FACILITIES Those who would like to rent a cottage, a house, a condo or a Bed and Breakfast in the area, can contact directly the owners.
You will find such housing facilities (description, prices, pictures, contact) online at Left upper part of the page, click on ENGLISH, then click on LODGING. On the left side of this page, click on COTTAGES/CONDOS or BED AND BREAKFAST. For more information, or any special needs, please contact Mr. Yvon Brochu at 418-837-8113, or Mr. Marc Arseneault at 905-814-1094.

Barbados—Christ Church

The Feast of Tabernacles in Barbados will once again be held at the peaceful Barbados Beach Club, on Maxwell Coast Road, in Christ Church. Come! Share the beauty and tranquility of the island with the warm Barbadian brethren. Enjoy the fellowship and fun as we cruise the Caribbean sea, swim with the turtles, visit spectacular Harrisons Cave, or take a submarine tour to the bottom of the sea, for an experience beyond your imagination. The all-inclusive hotel offers accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner and drinks throughout the day, double-occupancy at the rate of US$95 per person per night, single person occupancy at US $165 per night. For reservations, call Deborah at 1-246-428-9900 or visit For more information on housing and the Feast in Barbados, please contact Mr. Paul Shumway by e-mail at or by phone at (813) 910-7878.

FWIW, our (Thiel) family went to Barbados for the Feast in 2002 and would recommend it.


Evian, France, will be the 2008 Feast of Tabernacles site in continental Europe. This site can accommodate up to 240 participants. With a population of approximately 7,500, Evian is a spa city well-known as the source of Evian bottled water and as an international tourist resort. It is situated on the southern bank of Lake Leman (or Lake Geneva), across from Switzerland. Located between lake and mountains, Evian offers spectacular surroundings. Pleasant walks can be taken alongside the lake, while enjoying the sight of boats, gulls, mallards and majestic swans. Evian is 50 km (30 miles) from Geneva’s International Airport (Switzerland) and 580 km (360 miles) from Paris (France). Lausanne, Switzerland, stands right across the lake. You can easily reach it by boat, and visit its famous Olympic Museum. Geneva also offers many cultural and shopping opportunities.

The Feast will be held at Evian’s VVF vacation village, just a short distance from the lake. There is a small grocery store about 50 meters from the village and many other shops within 500 meters. Feast-goers will lodge at the VVF vacation village, where they will share three daily meals in a family atmosphere, at the resort’s restaurant. The many opportunities to spend time together at this site allow for warm fellowship and special bonding among brethren.

Church services will be held at the meeting hall located in the VVF’s main building. Services will be conducted alternately in English and in French, with simultaneous translation provided for each language. Housing at the VVF consists of studios and apartments located in four-level buildings. A few
apartments are especially handicap-equipped. Two excursions to Evian’s beautiful Swiss or French surroundings will be held during the
Feast—for a small additional fee—as well as a special evening immersing you into the Alpine culture and a family dance.

Fall temperatures during the Feast should vary between 13°-17°C (56°-64°F) during the day and between 4°-5°C (40°–42 °F) at night. The cost for full room and board for eight days and nine nights, including all meals, is 535 euros per adult in double or higher occupancy; 653 euros per adult in single occupancy; 294 euros for children ages 2 to 11. Children 12 years old and older pay the adult rate. Children under 2 years of age stay for free. Those interested in attending the Feast of Tabernacles in Evian should contact Dibar Apartian at or call (704) 844-1960, ext. 241.Evian, France 


The brethren from Guatemala in Central America in Guatemala cordially invite you to celebrate the Eternal’s Feast in the beautiful city of Antigua, a stoned-paved colonial city full of historical heritage, colonial architecture and year-round spring-like weather. The city offers a variety of restaurants for all budgets, colorful markets and rich colonial history. The Feast of Tabernacles will be held at the Villas del Marques Hotel. Prices are pending. Guatemala’s international airport is one hour and fifteen minutes from Antigua.. Translation availability has not been determined yet.

For more information on the Feast hotel please visit:

And for more information on the city of Antigua:

Those interested in attending the Feast of Tabernacles in Guatemala should contact Madeleine Lincoln-Strange at 704-844-1970 or by email, at

FWIW, our (Thiel) family went to Antigua for the Feast in 2006 and would recommend it.

Guyana—Awarewaunau and Georgetown

The Feast of Tabernacles in Guyana will be held at: Awarewaunau Village South Rupununi Guyana as well as in Georgetown, Guyana. The host for the first location is Mr. Laurus Alfred.

Guyana, a country of exceptional natural beauty, is a splendid combination of the Caribbean and South America, with fascinating touches of a sometimes turbulent past. Perched on the northeast corner of the South American continent, Guyana stretches 450 miles from its long Atlantic coastline into dense equatorial forest and the broad savannah of the Rupununi. Life in Guyana is dominated by mighty rivers, including the Demerara, the Berbice and the Essequibo, which provide essential highways into the rain forests and jungles of the interior. Mankind has made little impact here, and today Guyana remains one of the world’s most exciting destinations for adventuresome travel and exploration. The tumbling rivers and dense rainforests of Guyana are filled with extraordinary natural sights.
Kaieteur Falls, where the 400-foot wide Potaro River plunges 741 feet downward from the Pakaraima Plateau, is one of the world’s great waterfalls. The magnificence of Kaieteur stands beyond any comparison in its majesty and sheer size. You can also visit the striking beauty of the Orinduik Falls, the Marshall Falls, the Kaieteur Gorge and remote Mount Roraima—the inspiration for Conan Doyle’s Lost World.

For more information contact Mr. Fitzroy Greeman, at, or (868) 672-5251 or (868) 672-5033, or by fax at (868) 672-9654.


The Feast this year, 2008, will be kept in the cooler mountain region in the city of Batu, East Java province. The temperature ranges between 18°C (64°F)during the night and 24°C (75°F) during the day. Batu is a resort city well-equipped with villas and hotels. All services will be in Indonesian with no English translation. International food is available in restaurants; however, most of our brethren will be eating either Indonesian or Chinese cuisine. If any overseas brethren plan on keeping the Feast in Indonesia, we need to know about this fairly quickly. At the moment, the rate for the accommodations is around US$5.00/day, including three meals provided daily by a catering service. The trip from the airport to the Feast site will be about a four hour journey by car.

For further information and details, please contact Mr. Arius Nusantara at

Jamaica—Ocho Rios

For the third consecutive year the Feast of Tabernacles in Jamaica will be held at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort & Spa in the North Coast Resort Town of Ocho Rios. The town is located in St. Ann, known as “The Garden Parish” because of its beautiful tropical foliage, lush vegetation and mountainous coastline.
Ocho Rios is home to the famous Dunn’s River Falls, where the river drops from a height of 600 feet to the beach below, where it meets the ocean. Another famous attraction is Dolphin Cove, where one can choose to swim with the dolphins or just stroll through the craft markets and haggle with the vendors in the town centre. Nature lovers can visit the nearby Fern Gully, home of more than 500 indigenous species of ferns, or raft along the White River Valley.

Services will be held in the beautiful Windsor Ballroom at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort & Spa. The Resort offers 740 rooms, seven restaurants, a 70-ft water slide, laundromat and a well-appointed gym—you name it, and it’s there! The rooms are equipped with internet service, ironing boards and hair dryers.
The all-inclusive rates at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort & Spa are:
Single occupancy US$160
Double occupancy US$205
Triple occupancy US$285
Children US$35

A two-night deposit is required by June 30 and final payment by August 31. For further details and reservation forms, contact the Kingston Living Church of God office by phone at (876) 929- 1650; fax at (876) 920-9078; or by e-mail at

FWIW, our (Thiel) family went to Jamaica for the Feast in 2000 and believe that Ocho Rios is probably the best place in Jamaica for Westerners to visit.

Kenya—Kisii City

Living Church of God brethren in Kenya and their guests will this year keep the Feast of Tabernacles at Monarch Hotel about 20km from Kisii city. Kisii City is about 300km from Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. Nairobi brethren and the international brethren will board a shuttle in the Nairobi city center. We will pass through the escarpment where we shall be able to view the plains of the rift valley and the volcanic mountains. As we enter the plains of the rift valley, it is most likely we will see a herd of giraffe grazing with masai cattle. At Kisii we shall be able to see a tea plantation, a soap stone factory, and African sisal baskets at Kendu Bay about 20 km from Monarch Hotel.

International guests will be housed at Monarch apartments opposite the Monarch Hotel, which is situated in a private, beautiful garden. Accommodation and meals is about $30 per person per night. There will be rooms for about 30 international transfers. Transfer applications should be adventurous adults in good health. Vaccinations and malarial medication are recommended. International brethren who wish to transfer to Kenya site should contact Mr. Rod King by email ( Brethren in Kenya should contact Mr. Simon Muthama by email simonmuthama2003@yahoo.comor by phone at (254) 722-33-


The Feast of Tabernacles this year 2008 will be again held in Legacy Melaka hotel in Melaka. The Legacy Melaka is a 15-story, 4-star boutique hotel strategically located in the heart of Melaka. Melaka’s appeal lies in its rich and colorful past. Its 600 years of history is reflected in its ancient buildings, intriguing streets, delectable cuisine and unique cultural heritage.

The Legacy Melaka is just one-and-one-half hours’ drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Check in date will be October 13th, with Opening Night services beginning at 7:30 pm. Checkout date will be October 21, 2008. Accommodation rates will be: RM150.00 nett (US$46.00) per room with breakfast (Single/Twin), RM120.00 nett (US$36.00) per room without breakfast (Single/Twin). Please note there will be three combined luncheons, on the holydays and one on the weekly Sabbath, for a charge of RM30.00 (US$9.90). For further information, please contact Mr. Rajan Moses by phone at (60) 3-9200-8176 or email or

FWIW, our (Thiel) family went to Tobago for the Feast in 1997 and would recommend it.


The Mexican brethren enthusiastically invite you once again to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles in Huatusco, Veracruz, a small town of 41,000 people situated alongside the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range where the highest mountain in Mexico, Pico de Orizaba, is located.

Feast services will be held at the colonial Los Cocuyos Hotel—a beautiful complex surrounded by almost 15 acres of forest. Los Cocuyos offers activities such as horseback riding, bicycle rental, basketball, golf and tennis courts. A children’s playground is among the amenities. The best feature of this site is the loving fellowship and millennial atmosphere. For more information, you can visit the hotel website at Prices are pending.

English translation is available. If you would like to attend the Feast of Tabernacles in Mexico, please contact Madeleine Lincoln-Strange at 704-844-1970 or send email to

New Zealand—Lake Taupo

God’s Feast of Tabernacles will again be held in Taupo, New Zealand. This town on the shores of Lake Taupo, in the center of the North Island, has repeatedly proven to be a delightful site to fellowship together in the worship of the Creator. His handiwork is brilliantly displayed in the mountains, rivers, lakes and forests surrounding Taupo. Taupo has ample, fine accommodation and dining facilities in a wide price range. The town and environs have many entertainments and activities available.

The New Zealand members are a friendly group who welcome brethren from overseas. Many past visitors have commented very favorably on the time they spent here and the friendships they developed and have returned for subsequent Feasts. We expect to have around 100 brethren in attendance this year. We plan to have a games evening and a fun/talent show, both of which were very popular last year. We also are planning various outdoors activities to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings and provide great opportunities for fellowship. Those who are interested in attending the Feast in New Zealand are invited to contact Kinnear Penman at for additional information.

Papua New Guinea—Wewak

Members of the Living Church of God in Papua New Guinea invite you to join them to observe the Feast of Tabernacles in Wewak, a town on the shores of the beautiful Bismarck Sea along New Guinea’s northern coast. This site of bitter fighting during World War II is now a peaceful area backed by jungle-clad hills. Beyond the hills lie plains traversed by the mighty Sepik River. About 60 members from different parts of PNG will gather in Wewak to observe the Feast and
will make overseas guests very welcome. Visitors would readily find affordable accommodation and meals in Wewak.

Services will be conducted in English, with some translation into Pidgin—the language spoken by all Papua New Guineans. Opportunities for fellowship may include a boat cruise, a tour of historical sites and a feast of local foods prepared and served in traditional style. For further information and advice, contact Mr. Peter Devis by e-mail at or by phone at (675) 856-2743 (please note that 675 is PNG’s international dialing code). You may
also write to him at: P.O. Box 89, Wewak, ESP, Papua New Guinea.

Philippines—Baguio City, Davao City, Don Carlos, and Maranding

Baguio is a mountain-top city about 250 kilometers north of Metro-Manila. It is known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines due to its pleasant year-round weather, 26 to 31 degrees Celsius (79-88 degrees F) at the warmest. Built in the 1900s, Baguio was originally where many American soldiers and civilian employees found respite from the oppressing heat in the lowlands. English has been widely spoken in Baguio for many years. Baguio is 5-6 hours away from Manila by land or by plane it can be reached in 1 hour and 20 minutes.

The Feast site in Baguio is at the Teachers Camp located right in the heart of the city. The camp is a favorite venue of public school teachers for their conventions and seminars, and is also open to private individuals and groups. Claiming to be one of the very few wooded areas in the city, it covers an area of 23 acres of hilly terrain and pine trees. Conference halls, dormitories and guest cottages are amidst well-tended gardens and grounds. It truly is a millennial setting.

Baguio is a tourist destination, and hotels and apartment-type accommodations abound. There are many scenic and historic places to visit, including Burnham Park, Club John Hay, Mines View Park and the Philippine Military Academy, our country's West Point. Transportation is no problem around Baguio as there is an abundance of taxis and public transport including "Jeepneys," unique open-sided "mini-buses" found only in the Philippines! Food prices are also reasonable. The city is clean and peaceful.

During the Feast the weather in Baguio can be cool and misty, which makes the site so appealing, as it is a welcome change from the oppressive heat one can experience in Manila. Services are held in a very comfortable hall in the Teacher's Camp, and most of the brethren stay on site. Visitors who prefer to stay at the local motels and hotels will find that they offer a broad range of choices, all reasonably priced and comfortable.

This site is open to foreign guests, as it is safe from terrorist attacks. Visitors from overseas will find that they can move around Baguio with total freedom.
For more information about the Baguio Feast site, please contact the Philippines regional office at

Note: Other sites in Davao City, Maranding, and Don Carlos are also being planned at this time.

South Africa—Glentana

The Living Church of God will hold the Feast of Tabernacles 2008 in the coastal resort of Glentana, near George, as it has done for the last several years. Glentana is situated 30 km from George, which has its own airport and lies in a beautiful coastal area known as the Garden Route, which borders the Indian Ocean in the southern part of the Western Cape. George Airport has domestic links with the international airports at Cape Town and Johannesburg. The resort of Glentana is in a very peaceful area, being a retirement/holiday settlement with no commercial or heavy traffic activity within its confines. The hall is located in a safe and quiet area with virtually no intrusive outside noise or interruption of any kind and includes its own secure parking area.

Accommodations consist of private homes or flats situated on, or close to, the beachfront. It is a very relaxed setting and there are frequent sightings of whales and dolphins. There are a number of activities one can enjoy in the greater area, including scenic drives, forest walks, golf and mini golf, and other sporting facilities. Ostrich show farms, wildlife reserves and the famous Cango Caves are also within driving distance. A disadvantage is the lack of shopping facilities in the immediate area, necessitating traveling to George to stock up on supplies (the vast majority of the accommodations are self-catering and there are very few nearby restaurants).

For more information contact Mr. Pieter van der Byl at, or call (27) 21- 572-1002.

FWIW, my wife and I (Bob Thiel) have been to South Africa for the Feast in 1985 (before we had children) and really liked it.

Sri Lanka

Anyone interested in keeping the Feast in Sri Lanka should contact Mr. Zig Svalbe at or Mr. Frank Reckerman at for further details and information.


Hikkaduwa, a small town on Sri Lanka’s ‘Gold Coast’ of beach resorts will be the site for the Feast of Tabernacles in Sri Lanka in 2008.  The Feast site is at the Amaya Reef Hotel, 104 km from Colombo and 152 km from the international airport (full writeup is being posted).

For more information, contact our deacon in Colombo, Frank Reckerman, at

FWIW, my wife and I (Bob Thiel) have been to Sri Lanka for the Feast in 1984 (before we had children) and it is a unique experience for Westerners.


The Feast of Tabernacles in Tobago will be held at The Trim’s Meeting Hall, Crown Point, Tobago. The Meeting Hall is situated walking distance from the airport. Tobago basks in sunshine and tranquility, just 22 miles off Trinidad’s northeastern tip. This is Robinson Crusoe’s desert island (Tobago was the inspiration for the book)—a land of swaying palms, deserted beaches and secluded half-moon bays sheltered by coral reefs resplendent with underwater gardens. Scattered fishing villages, pastel-hued houses, small and special hotels and easy-going people all contribute to a feeling of total peace and quiet. Surprisingly, Tobago has a torrid past, having been the most fought over island in the Caribbean. Nowadays, however, you’ll find an innocence and a naturalness that is unique.

Visit the famous Bucco Reef and Nylon pool—one of the wonders of the world! Tobago is home to the oldest protected rainforest in the western hemisphere. It really is the last of the unspoilt Caribbean. Once you behold its beauty, you will understand why Tobago was Robinson Crusoe’s isle—and why European settlers fought more over it than over any other Caribbean island. This elongated strip of land, just 41 by 14 kilometers, abounds with natural allure—palm-lined beaches, lush rain forests and pristine coral reefs teeming with rich marine life. Contrasts of rolling hills against wave-beaten shores create a stunning backdrop for the island’s unequalled beauty. The South (Windward) Coast is washed by the dark green, wave-whipped Atlantic and is lined with vibrant fishing villages, while the North (Leeward) Coast provides Tobago with some of its finest beaches. In the main, the eastern landscape of the interior rises steeply into tall peaks and rolling hillocks, providing shelter for the oldest protected forest reserve in the western hemisphere.

Tobago is fast becoming one of the most sought-after scuba diving destinations in the Caribbean, with diving to suit all qualifications and specialty interests. You’ll find a number of excellent and reasonably priced restaurants on the island. The wonderful seafood, combined with the way the food is seasoned, make the cuisine out of this world—simply the best local food that you will find anywhere in the Caribbean.

Among the many Hotels are the following:

Store Bay Holiday Resort Tel. (868) 639-8810
Store Bay Local Road Fax. (868) 639-7507 Crown Point, Tobago

Tropikist Beach Hotel Tel. (868) 639-8512-3 Crown Point, Tobago Fax. (868) 639-9605

Villas Of Tobago Tel. (868) 639-9600 Main Road; Bon Accord Tobago

James Holiday Resort Tel. (868) 639-8084 Crown Point Tobago

FWIW, our (Thiel) family went to Tobago for the Feast in 2007 and would recommend it.

United Kingdom—Llangollen, Wales

The Feast will be held this year in the U.K. at beautiful Llangollen. Llangollen is in the valley of the River Dee in North East Wales, close to the English border. The cheery river runs through the centre of the town where there is also the Llangollen canal for barge trips, a steam railway, and white water rafting. The area is only 35 miles from Snowdonia. Autumn (Fall) is usually bright but changeable in North Wales with temperatures around 59of (15oc) in the afternoon and
43of (6oc) at night.

The Feast Venue is the Bryn Howel Hotel just 2½ miles to the east of the town surrounded by picturesque Welsh hill-country. There is transport from town to the Bryn Howel Hotel. Bryn Howel Hotel – 01978 860331 (from US – 011 44 1978 860331). The Bryn Howel Hotel and its sister hotel, the Chainbridge Hotel, are offering from £50 per room per night for 9 nights (double or single) – a very good deal for double rooms. Be sure to mention you are with the LCG convention to receive the special rate.

The Bryn Howel Hotel, set on three acres of landscaped grounds, is where the Feast services will be held, in a two-hundred-seat auditorium. Its sister hotel, The Chainbridge Hotel, is about four miles away. It is set in a scenic location right on the edge of the Dee River. Both will honor the special rate if you identify yourself as a Living Church of God member. The other hotel in the group is the Wild Pheasant on the other side of town but they have regular bookings so will not be able to offer the same special rates. They do have a spa and sauna facility that will be available to anyone who stays at the other hotels.

NOTE: Please do not be disappointed if your application to attend the Feast in Llangollen is not accepted. We have limited spaces and we will give preference to those who have not kept the Feast in the U.K. before or for some time. We will also consider those who have talents we can use such as music, sound or sermonettes. Please advise if you can contribute.

There is a wide range of hotels and guest houses. Prices range from about £35 B&B per room per night (single), and £55 per room (double) - to approx £90 per room (double). Among the other hotels are the Royal Hotel (right by the river in the centre of town), the Greenbank Hotel (elevated position in town centre), and the White Water Hotel (recently renovated) at the western edge of town. There are also plenty of guest houses and B&Bs. Charges range from about £20 - £25 per person per night. Some guest houses do evening meals.

Self Catering
At this time of year (October) – prices range from about £270 per week, up to £850 per week. * It is worth remembering that bookings are usually Saturday to Saturday in the UK, so you may need to pay up to two weeks hire.Most self-catering is just outside the town, or in surrounding villages and countryside. It is a
good idea to check that there is central heating, and whether you need to bring towels.

The following is a list of “self-catering” (non-Bed-and-Breakfast) accommodations close to the centre of Llangollen for those without transportation (there will be buses to the meeting hall from the town centre):

Swn-y-Cored (4 people accommodated) (01) 978-86-1062 (also has B&B)

An-T-Gwen (5 people accommodate) (02) 084-22-4768

2, Tan y Ddol (5 people accommodated) (07) 718-908043 or (01) 206-855244

Riverside Mews (5 people accommodated) (01) 978-861457

Bryant Rose (2 people accommodated) (01) 978-860389 (also has B&B)

Forget-me-not Cottages (4 people accommodated) (01) 978-860089 5A Church Street (2 people accommodated) (01) 978-861101 (no known website)

Also, just under ½ mile from centre of town:

The Elms (3 people accommodated) (01) 978-860508 e-mail:

The following are Bed & Breakfast / Guest House accommodations near the town centre, also suitable for those without transportation (accommodation and approximate rates—there may be reductions for 9 nights):

Cornerstones £32.50 per person

The Four Poster £35 single, £50 double

Hill Crest Guest House £35 single, £50 double

Plas Hafod B&B £35 single, £50 double

The Squirrels £55 double

Cambrian Guest House £25 single, £45 double

Poplar House £25 per person (£35 pp ensuite)

Glasgwm £32.50 single, £50 - £60 double or (01) 978-861975

Bridge End Hotel (Inn) £50 double

Bryant Rose or (01) 978-860389

Ty Camlas (right beside canal—may not be suitable for families with children) £45 double

Greenbank Hotel £60 double, £40 single. B&B cottages - £27.50 p.person(+ 2 B&B cottages)

Sources of Information:

Llangollen Tourist Information Centre - 01978 860828 or (they can help with booking for a small fee)
Visit Wales - 0870 121 1251

Useful Tourism Websites
Travel Information
Travel (sea, land or air) - 0871 200 22 33 or
Rail - 0871 48 49 50 or
Car Hire - or

(Avis, Hertz and other car rental companies operate from Manchester Airport). The closest international airports are Manchester, Liverpool or Birmingham.
There are trains from London, Manchester to Chester – then take another train to RUABON, and taxi or (frequent) bus (number X5 or 555) to Llangollen or Bryn Howel Hotel. There are also trains from Birmingham New Street to RUABON via Shrewsbury. Manchester would be the easiest rail link, and probably more straightforward by road than other airports.

By ROAD from Manchester Airport From Manchester Airport - take M56 towards Chester/North Wales then - M53 towards Wrexham - A55 towards Wrexham - A483 towards Wrexham - A483 towards Llangollen - A539 to Llangollen. The road journey is 60 miles.

Manchester Airport (Info) - 0871 271 0711
Liverpool John Lennon Airport - 0870 129 8484
Birmingham International Airport - 0870 733 5511

If you are applying to the U.K. from overseas, please contact Mr. Jim Bennett for more information, at

United States—Branson, Missouri

* Note: Please do not make housing reservations before May 4 (12:00 noon, EDT), after you have registered and been approved for this site.

After a fantastic debut in 2007, Branson will once again host the Living Church of God’s Feast of Tabernacles observance in 2008! Located in the millennial Ozark hills of Missouri, Branson is the premier destination in the USA for music and entertainment for the entire family. In addition to more than 100 live, family-friendly musical shows and theaters, Branson is bursting at the seams with activities for all ages. The city boasts almost a dozen museums, including an incredible Titanic museum and a Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, an IMAX theatre, an interactive zoo, and a host of comedy venues, illusionists, and variety shows. Branson is home, as well, to three major amusement parks, including the fantastic Silver Dollar City. For shopping, Branson is hard to beat, with a variety of stores throughout the town, including Branson Landing along Lake Taneycomo, which boasts more than 100 stores and restaurants for every taste, a lakefront boardwalk, and a spectacular water fountain show that combines synchronized elements of light, music and jets of flame.

And unlike other, similar entertainment-packed cities, Branson prides itself on its worldwide reputation as a positive, family-friendly vacation spot.

But Branson isn’t just for those looking for a frenzy of activities. For nature lovers, there’s Lake Taneycomo, Table Rock Lake State Park & Dam, Henning State Forest and several nearby rivers. This beautiful part of Missouri offers camping, biking, hiking and floating opportunities galore! And for those of us who simply like to spend our Feasts sitting and talking, it’s harder to find a nicer setting that this jewel of the Ozarks. There is plentiful lodging available in Branson for a wide range of pocketbooks, from modest hotels to multifamily condominiums. As it becomes available, it will be posted on our Branson Festival website,

Daily services (except for Opening Night) for the Feast of Tabernacles will be held at: Presleys’ Country Jubilee, 2920 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616 (417) 334-4874

Opening Night Services on the evening of October 13 will be held at: Radisson Hotel Branson, 120 South Wildwood Drive, Branson, MO 65616
(This is about ½ mile east of the Presleys’ site.)

In addition to our own Festival website, you may wish to visit, which has a wealth of information about Branson, including entertainment and housing options. Festival coordinator Mr. Wallace Smith can be reached by e-mail at or by phone at (636) 744-1034.

UPDATE 06/12/08 Festival Housing in Branson: If you plan to attend in Branson and have booked a room with the Roadway Inn, please listen to this important announcement.  We have just learned that the Roadway Inn has experienced a change in ownership and management and that they have actually overbooked for that week.  While the new owners plan to find alternate housing for those who have booked for that week, we cannot guarantee that the new housing they offer will be in the same proximity to the meeting hall, nor can we guarantee at this time that it will be at the same reduced price.  You may wish to call the Roadway Inn to check on the status of your reservation and on whether or not you need to make a housing change.  Updated housing options are available on the Branson Festival website:  We apologize for this inconvenience.—Wallace Smith 

UPDATE 08/21/08  Branson, Missouri 

Family Day: Family Day at Branson will be held at the world-famous Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show!  Not only is the Dixie Stampede giving us tickets at 15% to 20% off, but they are also reserving an entire section of their arena just for us, so all Church members can sit together, eat together, fellowship together, and enjoy the show together on Family Day!   

However, to make these plans work, we need EVERY interested family to submit their information as soon as possible. Payment for our seats will come due BEFORE the Feast actually begins, so by September 12 we MUST have an accurate count of everyone going.  Those planning to attend Family Day in Branson, please visit and click on “Family Day”. You will find ticket prices and other information, as well as the sign-up form.  Those who do not sign up by September 12 may not be able to attend the event, so don’t delay!  This is one of the best experiences in Branson for anyone of any age.—Wallace Smith 

UPDATE 9/11/08 Branson, Missouri 

Family Day: The 400 seats that the Dixie Stampede had reserved for our Family Day have quickly filled up! Apparently a LOT of you want to go! So, the management has increased our allotment by an additional 200 seats and we have extended the deadline to purchase your tickets to September 19.  If you wish to attend the Family Day activity in Branson, please go to our festival site at, click on the “Family Day” link, read the information and fill out the ticket request form.  If you do not have Internet access, you will need to talk to your local Festival Advisor. If there are more requests for tickets than spaces available, then the spaces will go to those who have paid earliest. The payment information and mailing address are available on the website.   

Children’s Choir: If you are going to the Feast in Branson and are interested in having your children participate in the Children’s Choir, please contact our Children’s Choir Director, Sarah Manning, by e-mail at, or by phone at 816-591-6382.  Practice music should be available soon to download from the website, or by CD through the mail. 

UPDATE 09/25/08 Branson, Missouri

Opening Night Services Change: So many of you have made plans to attend the Feast of Tabernacles in Branson that we have had to change the venue of Opening Night services!  Instead of the Radisson, the Opening Night service on Monday, October 13, will be at 7:00 p.m. at the Starlite Theatre.  The address is 3115 W Hwy 76, Branson, Missouri 65616.  More information can be found at the Branson Festival website,  Please note that we will be very crowded on Opening Night and parking space will be at a premium. Therefore, plan to carpool if you can.  

Children’s Choir: This is a reminder that families with children interested in performing in the Children’s Choir in Branson should contact Sarah Manning at or at 816-591-6382.  Information is also available at

FWIW, our (Thiel) family went to Bransen for the Feast in 1998 and would recommend it.

United States—New Braunfels, Texas

* Note: Please do not make housing reservations before May 4 (12:00 noon, EDT), after you have registered and been approved for this site. The south-central Texas town of New Braunfels welcomes Feast-goers once again this year! This popular site features close proximity to the cities of San Antonio and Austin,
but also has plenty of its own attractions. Many brethren love to float down the Comal or Guadalupe Rivers, window shop in town or in nearby Gruene (pronounced "green"), eat at restaurants such as the Huisache Grill, or just take it easy on the huge lawn of the Waterwheel Condos. For more to do around New Braunfels, check out the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce website:

Most of all, we recommend taking the time to just relax and unwind. One of the reasons Feast-goers love this site is precisely because it is a break from the hustle and bustle of their everyday lives. Hang out with brethren! Spend time with family and friends! Services will be held at the newly expanded New Braunfels Civic Center, 380 S Seguin Ave. This 50,000 square-feet facility will accommodate all our scheduled activities, featuring a professional-sized stage with state-of-the-art sound and acoustics. The restaurant-quality kitchens offer additional flexibility. Those fortunate to attend New Braunfels will find the new Civic Center will add considerably to their overall Feast experience.

For more information on housing, activities, and other details regarding the New Braunfels Feast site please go to the website For more information, please contact Mr. Dan Hall, Festival Site Coordinator, at (903) 882-8660 or by e-mail at

UPDATE 08/21/08 New Braunfels, Texas 

Children’s Choir:  Parents of children wishing to participate in the Festival Children’s Choir in New Braunfels, Texas, should contact Myrtle Forrestier by e-mail at  or by phone at 903-834-6459. 

Adult Choir: Also, we need more bass and tenor volunteers for the Adult Choir.  Those who would like to volunteer, please contact Glen Dean at 972-890-3897 or by e-mail at

Update 8/28/08 New Braunfels, Texas 

Family Day: The New Braunfels, Texas, Feast site has added a Family Day activity to its registration page.  To register, go to Once there, click on the button at the top left of the screen that reads “MyLCG.”  Log in using your username or Church-issued PIN and your password; then, under “Feast Site Information,” on the right column menu, click on the “Register” button. Your festival registration page will come up. If you scroll down to section 3—Activities—you can click on the edit option. This will allow you to add or change your choices. When you have completed your selections, scroll to the bottom and click on “Continue.” Scroll down once more to the bottom of the page and click on “My LCG Home.” Now you are registered for Family Day!   

For more information about Family Day at the Rio Cibolo Ranch, including activities, meals, and pricing, go to  Please see your local Festival Advisor if you need assistance.

United States—Newport, Oregon

* Note: Please do not make housing reservations before May 4 (12:00 noon, EDT), after you have registered and been approved for this site.

Newport has been a playground for visitors since the late 1800's. Nestled between the Coastal Mountains, Pacific Ocean and Yaquina Bay, the natural beauty of the area draws those seeking a unique and exciting coastal experience. Newport is a working fishing village on the spectacular Oregon Coast. Newport has something for everyone! In fact, it's impossible to experience it all in one day. Scenic excursions, aquariums, historical museums, and lighthouse tours are just
the beginning. Picturesque Yaquina bridge spans the bay which boasts charming shops and galleries, bay view restaurants, the international award winning Rogue Brewery, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, and Hatfield Marine Science Center and much more. Visit historic lighthouses, enjoy seals and sea lions in their natural habitat, cruise the Pacific to spot a breaching gray whale, or just be awed by the thundering breaking waves.

Daily services will be held at Hallmark Resort, 744 SW Elizabeth Street, Newport, OR 97365, (541) 265-2600. The staff there is extraordinarily helpful and friendly. Every room at the Hallmark Resort features a balcony overlooking an expansive ocean view. There are also many ocean view homes and condos for rent.

This is a limited-capacity site. Assigned brethren are pre-approved but must register by noon on May 18 to hold their space. If you especially enjoy the friendliness of a smaller feast site, you’ll love Newport which will accommodate approximately 250 Feast-goers this year, our second year at this site. More local information is available at: (800) 262-7844 or at or Festival Coordinator Mr. Glen Gilchrist can be reached at (505) 228-9968 or by e-mail at

United States—Prescott, Arizona

* Note: Please do not make housing reservations before May 4 (12:00 noon, EDT), after you have registered and been approved for this site. Nestled in the foothills surrounded by the beautiful Prescott National Forest is the peaceful town of Prescott, Arizona. At a comfortable 5400-foot elevation, Prescott is known for its relaxed atmosphere and “old west flavor” while still within easy driving distance of some of the nation’s most famous tourist attractions such as Jerome, Oak
Creek Canyon, Sedona’s towering red cliffs and the spectacular Grand Canyon.

For family fun or grown-up adventures alike, Prescott offers nature and wildlife parks; authentic western experiences; arts and science attractions; horseback and historic trail rides; mountain biking; chuck-wagon suppers; national and state parks, lakes and recreation areas to suit most any taste--or simply enjoy the striking serene environment. Temperatures in October usually average near 80 degrees during the day and 50 degrees at night. Prescott is also an easy commute to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the famed Phoenix Zoo, Wild Animal Park, and a host of other attractions, including world-acclaimed shopping and premier golf destinations in Scottsdale.

This year the Quality Inn & Suites Prescott Resort & Conference Center will host the Feast of Tabernacles. Bright, modern and clean, the Quality Inn Resort features a large indoor pool, hot tub, and full service spa facilities, plus an on-site restaurant and lounge. All rooms include a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer and high-speed internet, plus a FREE hot buffet breakfast every morning for all hotel guests. Two-room suites incorporate a separate uniquely designed living area, some with whirlpool baths, and private patios or balconies. Family suites are designed to accommodate up to eight people. Choose from a variety of spacious king or double queen rooms, where the per night room rates are $89 single or double, $109 triple, $129 quad; with two-room suites at
$119 single or double, $149 triple and $169 quad. Applicable taxes will be added. Children under 18 years old eat and stay FREE, when sharing the same room with parent. This exceptional $89 value is only available to feast-goers, and only if arrangements are made by Sept. 13. So please give first consideration to the Quality Inn when booking your accommodations.

For further information on the Resort, check out their website at: or contact the hotel directly at: (866)467-4993 or (928)777- 0770. The property address is: 4499 E. Highway 69, Prescott, AZ 86301.

This is a limited-capacity site. Assigned brethren are pre-approved, but must register by noon on May 18 to hold their space.

Daily services will be held in the main conference room with overflow seating available immediately adjacent. This year’s Feast activities will include a western “fiesta” evening dinner-dance, family day activities, and a special Bible Study. Site Coordinator Mr. Rodger Bardo can be reached at: or (602) 910- 1086; and to discover more about Prescott, Arizona, please visit the main website at:

United States—Sunset Beach, North Carolina

* Note: Please do not make housing reservations before May 4 (12:00 noon, EDT), after you have registered and been approved for this site. Sunset Beach, North Carolina, will be a brand new Feast site for 2008. Located at the southern tip of the North Carolina coast, the Sunset Beach area is well-known for its wide, uncrowded beaches, picturesque golf resorts and family-friendly environment. Festival meetings will take place at the beautiful Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center. The resort is situated on three championship golf courses set off by tall Carolina pines, meandering creeks, and several man-made lakes.
As well as being near the attractions of North Myrtle Beach (35 minutes away) and Wilmington (just over an hour away), the Sunset Beach area itself has many features to offer. Feast goers may enjoy horseback riding (on the beach or the trail), kayaking, golfing, mini-golf, fishing excursions, “dolphin” or sunset cruises, and, of course, strolling along the wide expanses of beautiful beaches! The Ingram Planetarium and Museum of Coastal Carolina are close by, and two wineries in the area offer tours and wine tasting. Sea Trail has an on-site restaurant, and numerous others are located in the surrounding towns of Ocean Isle Beach, Calabash, Little River, Shallotte, and North Myrtle Beach.

Brethren are encouraged to stay at Sea Trail Resort, if it suits your needs and budget, to offset cost of the meeting hall. Brethren staying on-site will enjoy the convenience of being close to the meeting hall (some villas are within walking distance, for others you may use the complimentary shuttle). The complimentary shuttle also will take Sea Trail residents to the beach, just 2 miles away. Other resort amenities include the Village Activity Center with its exercise room, pool, whirlpool and spa. Here are the reduced rates offered to us by Sea Trail Resort (rates do not include state and local taxes):

Royal Poste Guest Rooms and Villas:
The Royal Poste Guest Rooms and Villas are located just across the street from the Village Activity Center (where the pools and exercise room are located). Guest Rooms can be rented individually or combined, through an adjoining door, with a one-bedroom villa to form a two-bedroom villa.
Royal Poste Guest Room, $75 per night
Royal Poste One-Bedroom Villa, $117 per night
Royal Poste Two-Bedroom Villa, $182 per night

River Creek Villas:
Nestled in a serene, wooded backdrop, these villas have large living rooms, separate
dining areas, and a screened-in porch.

River Creek Mini-Suite Villa, $89 per night
River Creek Deluxe Mini-Suite Villa, $92 per night
River Creek One Bedroom Villa, $117 per night
River Creek Two Bedroom Villa, $196 per night
River Creek Three Bedroom Villa, $289 per night
River Creek Four Bedroom Villa, $367 per night

Champions Villas:
These well-appointed units are the closest villas to the Convention Center, where services will be held (approximately a 10-minute walk). They are equipped with
elevators, upgraded appliances and décor, and high-speed internet access.
Champions Mini-Suite Villa, $103 per night
Champions One Bedroom Suite Villa, $131 per night
Champions Two Bedroom Suite Villa, $227 per night
Note: All of the above villas comes with a full kitchen (dishware and utensils included), dishwasher, large living room and common area, large screened-in patio, TV with VCR and washer & dryer. Standard guestroom amenities such as hair dryers and irons & boards are also included. For more information, visit the website: For reservations, call (800) 624-6601 and identify yourself as a member of the Living Church of God. Reserved room block will be released after September 13.

Other housing options in the Sunset Beach area include:
Marsh Harbour Villas (10 minutes from Sea Trail)
Fully-furnished two-bedroom, two-bath luxury villas
Full kitchen, microwave and conventional ovens, range and ice maker.
$900/week plus $150/day for additional days
10155 Beach Drive
Calabash, NC 28467
(910) 579-3700

Ocean Isle Inn (15 minutes from Sea Trail)
Oceanfront rooms, $103 per night (plus tax)
Soundview rooms, $94 per night (plus tax)
Continental breakfast included
Maximum occupancy is 4 people per room with 2 Queen Beds; 2 people per room with
King Bed.
37 West First Street
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
(910) 579-0750
(800) 352-5988

Call directly the numbers above--do not book on-line. To receive this discounted rate, identify yourself as attending the Living Church of God conference. Room
block will be released August 28, 20008. Total tax on each room is 10.75%. One night's deposit is required at the time of booking--your credit card will be processed for the one night's deposit. Cancellations may be made (7) days prior to the arrival date without penalty. Cancellations made within the (7) days of the arrival date will be charged for one night's accommodations. Refunds will not be made for late arrivals or early departures.

The Winds Resort Beach Club (15 minutes from Sea Trail) 310 East First Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 (910) 579-6275 (800) 334-3581 Camelia Guest Rooms: 2 adults/2 children - non oceanfront - $60.30/night + tax. Two double or queen beds, wet bar with microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator, wireless high-speed Internet, sitting area and island view balcony.

Jasmine Guest Rooms: 2 adults - garden view - $65.70/night + tax. First floor, one queen bed, a twin sleeper sofa, wet bar with microwave, coffee maker
and refrigerator, a DVD player, wireless high-speed Internet, sitting area and a garden view patio.

Jasmine Guest Rooms: 2 adults - oceanview - $72.90/night + tax. Second and third floors, one king bed, wet bar with microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator, a DVD player, wireless high-speed Internet, sitting area and an oceanfront deck.

Wisteria Mini Suites: 2 adults - oceanview - $81.90/night + tax Living room, a DVD player, wireless high-speed Internet, compact kitchen, separate bedroom with a queen or king bed, and an oceanfront deck.

Azalea Petite Suites: 2 adults/2 children - oceanview - $91.80/night + tax. Living room with a queen sleeper sofa, DVD player, wireless high-speed Internet,
compact kitchen, separate bedroom with two double beds or one king bed, and an oceanfront deck.

Hibiscus Single Suites: 2 adults/4 children - oceanview - $96.30/night + tax. Living room with a convertible queen sleeper sofa, a DVD player, wireless high-speed Internet, full kitchen, a bedroom with two queen or two double beds and an oceanfront deck or patio. Some also have a set of bunk beds.

Magnolia Double Suites: 4 adults/4 children - oceanview - $122.40/night + tax. Living room with DVD player, wireless high-speed Internet, full kitchen, two bathrooms, two bedrooms with two double beds in each and an oceanfront balcony or patio. Some have two double beds in one bedroom and one king bed in the master bedroom. Reservations must be guaranteed with a one night’s deposit per unit. Deposits are applied to the last night of the reservations, and are refundable if cancelled thirty (30) days prior to arrival date. If cancelled less than thirty (30) days prior to arrival, deposit is forfeited. If reservations are cancelled fourteen (14) days or less prior to arrival date, guests are required to pay for the entire stay. Changing a confirmed reservation is in effect a cancellation. A $25.00 processing fee applies to each refund. During high occupancy periods a minimum stay may be required. Personal checks are not accepted for balance due.

Comfort Inn Shallotte (20 minutes from Sea Trail) Standard Room, Two Double Beds, $ 71.96 per night (plus tax) 360 Whiteville Road Shallotte, NC 28459
(910) 754-3044 (To get discounted rate, ask for “Ronda” or “Sherry”, and identify yourself as with the "Living Church of God")

Holiday Inn Express (20 minutes from Sea Trail) Standard Room, $76.46 per night (plus tax) 3670 Express Drive, Shallotte, NC 28470 (910) 754-3300
(800) 465-4329 Identify yourself as with the "Living Church of God" to get this rate.

Other home and condo rentals may be found at

If you are booking a private home on the island of Sunset Beach, be aware that there is a small pontoon bridge separating Sunset Beach island and the mainland (Sea Trail Resort is on the mainland 2 miles away). This does not apply to other islands in the area, such as Ocean Isle Beach, which has a permanent bridge.

Note: We will plan to have Spanish translation at Sunset Beach. Brethren flying in to Sunset Beach may utilize either the Wilmington International Airport
or Myrtle Beach International Airport. For more information on the Sunset Beach area, visit the website: For more information about Sea Trail resort, click on the link Contact Mr. Rod McNair for more festival information, at (704) 844-1960, extension 212, or

UPDATE 09/04/08 First Day Luncheon (Deadline for Payment—September 26)

If you plan to attend the First Day luncheon at Sunset Beach, we must have your payment by September 26 to reserve your seat. The cost is $15 per adult, $8 per child (4-11), free for children three and under. The luncheon will consist of barbecue chicken, smoked beef brisket, baked beans (no pork), corn on the cob, dinner rolls and butter, potato salad, cole slaw, fruit cobbler, iced tea or coffee.  Make checks payable to “Charlotte Local Activity Fund,” with a note on the memo line “For Sunset Beach First Holy Day luncheon.”  Send payment to: Living Church of God, Attention: Don Davis, 2301 Crown Centre Dr., Charlotte, NC 28227.  We will send you your ticket(s) upon receipt of your check. 

Singles Sunset and Dolphin Cruise (Deadline for Payment—September 26)

Singles!  If you plan to go on the Singles Cruise, we must have your payment by September 26 to reserve your spot on the boat. The cruise will be on Sunday, October 19, and has been expanded to include dolphin viewing.  Passengers will board at 4:00 p.m. and return to the dock around 8:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per person. Space is limited—so don’t delay!  Cost includes substantial hors d’oeuvres (deli sandwiches, fruit, vegetables and dip, cheese and crackers, chips and dip, popcorn, cookies, brownies and candy).  Soda, lemonade, bottled water, beer, wine, and mixed drinks will be available for purchase.  Make checks payable to “Charlotte Local Activity Fund,” with a note on the memo line “For Sunset Beach Singles Cruise.”  Send payment to: Living Church of God, Attention: Don Davis, 2301 Crown Centre Dr., Charlotte, NC 28227.  We will send you your ticket(s) upon receipt of your check.

UPDATE 09/11/08 Sunset Beach, North Carolina 

Pianists Needed: We are in need of someone to volunteer for choir pianist. Additional pianists to accompany hymns are also needed. If you can serve in this way, please contact Rodger Hagmaier at 330-645-1901, or by e-mail at  

Ensemble to Accompany Hymns: Do you have an instrument? Do you like to play? Then join the ensemble that will accompany hymns during services. Provide your name, e-mail address and type of instrument you play to Rodger Hagmaier by e-mail at or by phone at 330-645-1901. 

Teens Ice Cream Social (Pre-Payment due September 26): Teens! Come and join your friends for an Ice Cream Social Friday evening, October 17, before Bible Study, beginning at 6:30 pm. This event will be held at the Gazebo, within walking distance from the Festival meeting hall. The Bible Study is at 7:30 pm. Cost for the Ice Cream Social is $5 per personPlease pre-pay for this event by September 26.  Make checks payable to “Charlotte Local Activity Fund,” noting on the memo line “For Teens Ice Cream Social.” Send checks to Living Church of God, Attention: Don Davis, 2301 Crown Centre Dr., Charlotte, NC 28227. We will send you your ticket(s) upon receipt of your check. 

Family Dinner and Dance (Pre-Payment due September 26): The Sunset Beach Family Dinner and Dance will take place on Saturday night, October 18.  The dinner, hosted at the Palm Court Tent (within walking distance from the festival meeting hall) will begin at 6:30 pm.  Cost for the meal is $25 per person (adults and teens); $13 for children ages 4-11; and free for children ages 3 and under.  The dance will begin at 8:30 pm in the main Festival hall. Music will be provided by a live band and admission to the dance is free.  The buffet dinner will consist of mixed green salad, grilled vegetable pasta salad, grilled flank steak, pan-roasted chicken breast with smoked tomato cream sauce, seasonal vegetables, whipped potatoes, cake with fruit toppings, iced tea and coffee. Please pre-pay for this event by September 26.  Make checks payable to “Charlotte Local Activity Fund,” noting on the memo line “For Dinner/Dance Banquet.” Send checks to Living Church of God, Attention: Don Davis, 2301 Crown Centre Dr., Charlotte, NC 28227.  We will send you your ticket(s) upon receipt of your check. 

UPDATE 09/18/08 Teens—We Need You! We need teen volunteers to serve at the Feast of Tabernacles in Sunset Beach.  We are organizing teams to help the elderly (with available wheelchairs) to convey them from the drop-off area to the seating area and back, for services, as well as helping them to and from the luncheons.  We may also need volunteers for ushering and passing out bulletins.  Those interested in this opportunity to help other brethren at the Feast should contact Steve Moody at

Children’s Choir: Parents who wish to have their children (ages 4 and older) sing in the Children’s Choir at Sunset Beach should contact Mrs. Margie Dulaney for practice CDs or tapes at 540-662-3696 or at

For more information about these and other activities at the Feast in Sunset Beach, check the MyLCG ( website.  

UPDATE 09/25/08 Sunset Beach, North Carolina 

No more checks, please: Thank you to those who have pre-paid for events at Sunset Beach—this has greatly helped in our planning for the Feast at Sunset Beach.  However, now, please do not send any more checks for pre-payment, as we may not receive them in time for the Feast.  For more information about events payable during the Feast, and for more general information, please visit the MyLCG website ( under the Sunset Beach write-up, or e-mail Rod McNair at

United States—Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

* Note: Please do not make housing reservations before May 4 (12:00 noon, EDT), after you have registered and been approved for this site.

Wisconsin Dells takes its name from the dells of the Wisconsin River, a spectacular gorge that features striking sandstone rock formations. Together with nearby Lake Delton, the city forms an area known as “the Dells”, a very popular Midwestern tourist destination and one of the United States’ top family destinations. This small southcentral city has a population of approximately 2,500. With eighteen indoor water parks and three outdoor water parks, the Dells has become
the “Water Park Capital of the World”. It is home to the largest outdoor water park in the United States, Noah’s Ark. The Dells is also home to the nation’s largest indoor water park resorts, the Kalahari Resort and the Wilderness.

Duck tours are one of Wisconsin Dells most loved attractions as they have been navigating the land and water here for the past 57 years. These nostalgic military
amphibious landing crafts take passengers for a ride through the spectacular natural scenery of the Dells with a little humor and history along the way. Other attractions in the Dells include Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park, the Dells Boat Tours , an abundance of golf courses, go-carts, miniature golf, day spas, horseback riding, hiking, outlet mall shopping and many other places of interest.

From casual to fine dining, the Wisconsin Dells area has some of Wisconsin’s best restaurants. The Moose Jaw, Buffalo Phil’s, The Del Bar, Ginza of Tokyo, the Kaminski Bros., and Sarrento's are just a few of the local favorites.

Services will be held each day at:
Broadway Dinner Theatre
564 S. Wisconsin Dells Parkway
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
(608) 253-2006

Back by popular demand, we have scheduled a formal dinner dance for the whole family to enjoy at the 2008 Feast of Tabernacles. The extravaganza will be held at: Glacier Canyon Lodge & Conference Center, 511 East Adams Street, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Please note that special rates will be available at:
Luna Inn & Suites (800) 999-5862 and Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort (800) 867-9453.

Festival Coordinator Mr. Sheldon Monson can be reached at (715)386-6898 or by email at

UPDATE 09/11/08 Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 

Formal Dinner Dance: Plan to bring your formal attire to the Feast in Wisconsin Dells. This year’s extravaganza will be held at the Wilderness Resort and Convention Center on Sunday evening, October 19. Great food, music, entertainment, formal photographs, and a children’s activity area, make this an event you will not want to miss.  Pre-register, if you haven’t already done so, on the Living Church of God website. We will collect payment at the Feast for this activity. (Sabbath wear is also appropriate).

Scramble Golf Tournament: Anyone interested in signing up for the Scramble Golf Tournament in the Dells, contact Festival Coordinator, Sheldon Monson, at 715-386-6898.  Feel free to put together your own team of four; or, if you do not have a team, we will assign you to one. This event is scheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday, October 15.  Cost for green fees (18 holes) and cart rental is an exceptional value at only $30 per person.  We have reserved the entire course for this event. Prizes will be awarded.

Teens Serving: All teens who wish to serve at this year’s Seniors Luncheon are asked to bring a white shirt and black slacks (men), and a white blouse with black skirt (ladies). Anyone between the ages of 13 to 20 is encouraged to participate. Pizza and drinks will be provided for those serving. Sign up at the Information Table at the Feast. 

UPDATE 09/18/08 Festival Choir: Anyone still interested in volunteering to sing in the Festival Choir in Wisconsin Dells this year at the Feast is encouraged to contact the Festival Choir Director, Mr. James Henderson, by phone at 765-743-5460 or by e-mail at The two selections we will be performing are:  “Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God” and “Go Now In Peace.” 


God’s People in Vanuatu (South Pacific) and their guests will meet in Orap on the island of Malekula. Orap is the village where the Living Church of God has its largest congregation in Vanuatu. This congregation is growing through the fine Christian examples of our members led by our Pastor, Mr. Jerry Sam.
Local members will make overseas guests very welcome in the village. They have built private accommodations for guests and the Feast will generally be quite communal with meals prepared and eaten together.

Vanuatu is a very safe destination for people of all ages. Your feast will be a memorable and enjoyable time of living amongst people of different cultures but united in God’s Spirit. Costs for visitors will be very low. For further information, please contact Mr. Kinnear Penman at, or call (649)


The website will eventually have some additional Feast Site information that is not in this article. It is another source that you should visit.

COGwriter 2008

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