Living Church of God Announced Feast Sites, 2009

The Living Church of God holds Feast sites throughout the world. Here are the statistics for 2009:

Official Attendance Figures for Feast of Tabernacles 2009
* 44 Feast sites in 30 countries
* 7,612 attendees at our Feast sites around the world (9% increase worldwide over 2008)
* 3,991 attendees in the United States (14% increase over 2008)
* 3,621 attendees in International areas (4% increase over 2008)
* 376 shut-ins received FOT CDs (284 in USA, 45 in Canada, 47 in International areas)
* Overall attendance (including shut-ins) was a grand total of 7,988 (Source: LCG Weekly Update, 11/12/09)

Here is some information about those that have been announced from LCG itself (I simply have compiled the information) prior to the 2009 Feast of Tabernacles (and LCG ended up having more than it originally announced):

In 2009, the Living Church of God will be conducting the Feast of Tabernacles in eight sites in the United States, three in Canada, and thirty-three sites overseas.  Of the international sites, 20 are open for transfers. 

United States and Canada Feast Sites in 2009
Feast plans have been finalized for eight sites in the USA and three in Canada for the Feast in 2009.  Note: Registration will not be open on March 8 for Continental USA or Canada sites.  Registration for USA and Canada will be open on Sunday, May 3 (after the Spring Holy Days). 
The USA and Canada sites for 2009 will be:
USA Sites:
Branson, MO
Cobleskill, NY
Kauai, HI (open for early registration on March 8)
New Braunfels, TX
Newport, OR
Prescott, AZ
Sunset Beach, NC
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Canada Sites:
Red Deer, AB
Mont Orford, QC
Charlottetown, PEI

Feast of Tabernacles 2009 International Registration Sunday, March 8 Registration for Hawaii and International sites (excluding Canadian sites) will be open beginning 12:00 noon (EDT) March 8, 2009. You may register by logging on your MyLCG account on the Member Resources website,

04/02/09 UPDATE: As we continue to process international transfer requests—934 approved as of this writing—we are now gearing up for the USA/CANADA registration.  USA and Canada registration will take place one month from now, Sunday, May 3 (12:00 noon, EDT).  Festival Advisors, please check the MyLCG website for site information, updates and forms, in preparation for May 3. 

International sites open for transfer in 2009 are the following:

Argentina (Sierra de la Ventana)
Australia (Coffs Harbor, New South Wales)
France (Forges-les-Eaux)
Guatemala (Panajachel)
Guyana (Georgetown)
Jamaica (Montego Bay)
Malaysia (Penang)
New Zealand (Taupo)
Philippines (Baguio)
South Africa (Glentana)
Tobago (Crown Point)
United Kingdom (Llangollen)
Vanuatu (Orap)

Other countries with sites open to transfer will be: Barbados, Chile, Kenya, Martinique, Mexico, Peru, and Sri Lanka. Information on these sites is being posted on the MyLCG section of the Member Resources website,

There will probably also be sites, as there were in previous years, in places such as India, Myanmar, Nigeria, and possibly Thailand and elsewhere. As well as many in North America (USA and Canada) which are likely to be officially announced relatively soon.

For information on the sites that LCG had in 2008, please go to LCG 2008 Feast of Tabernacles' Information.

UPDATE 09/17/09 Tours of Headquarters For those who may want to tour the Headquarters facility in Charlotte, tours can be conducted before the Feast on September 29-30 and after the Feast on October 13-14 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Reservations are not necessary.

LCG has provided some information on many sites:

Sierra de la Ventana, Argentina

The Feast of Tabernacles 2009 in Argentina will be celebrated in Sierra de la Ventana, located on the plains of the Argentinean Pampas between two mountain ranges. Feast services and accommodations will be at the Mirador Complex (, situated at the foothills of a mountain range. This establishment is very close to town and offers all the conveniences for an excellent Feast, including millennial surroundings, excellent facilities, green areas for activities and good customer service. Simultaneous interpretation into English during services will be provided. The daily cost per person, including lodging, breakfast, lunch and dinner is $160 Argentine pesos (approximately USD$47, amount in dollars will vary according to the exchange rate). 
Those interested in transferring to the Feast site in Argentina this year should register online through their MyLCG accounts on the Member Resources website,, and contact Madeleine Lincoln-Strange at or call +1-704-844-1960, ext. 217.

Our (Thiel) family has considered going here in the past and may some day.


Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia

This year, the Feast of Tabernacles for all the Australian brethren will be held for the first time in Coffs Harbour in the state of New South Wales, approximately midway between the cities of Sydney and Brisbane. It is a beautiful coastal city with a variety of pristine surfing beaches and inlets, surrounded by lush forests and national parks. With a small population of 60,000, it’s an idyllic Millennial Feast location. It is easily accessed by road from Sydney, (six and a half hours of driving time), or Brisbane (four and a half hours driving time). Direct flights are also available from both these two major centers to the Coffs Harbour regional airport.
The hall for the Feast is centrally located in the Coffs Harbour Showgrounds, where we have exclusive access to the facilities for the entire Feast. We will have the opportunity to have catered meals together on both Holy Days in the room adjoining the auditorium. Most accommodations will be no more than 5 to 15 minutes away from the Showground Hall. This attractive city has a huge choice of accommodation—motels, fully self-contained apartments, rental homes, resorts, small exclusive boutique retreats, cabin and caravan parks. Prices are available to suit all budgets.
Those interested in attending the Feast in Australia this year should register online through their MyLCG accounts on the Member Resources website,

Our (Thiel) family has been to Australia for the FOT and really liked it (we went to the site when it was north of this location). This site has possibilities.

Christ Church, Barbados

The Feast of Tabernacles 2009 will once again be observed at the Barbados Beach Club, on the scenic Maxwell Coast Road in Christ Church, Barbados. Envision the coming Kingdom, while sharing the beauty and tranquility of the Island and fellowshipping with the warm Barbadian brethren. Bathe on white and fine sandy beaches, just 200 yards from the Hotel. Cruise the Caribbean Sea and swim with the turtles. Visit spectacular Harrison’s Cave or take a voyage to the bottom of the sea on the Atlantis Submarine.
For a peaceful, rejuvenating Feast, come join us! Rates at the Barbados Beach Club are all-inclusive (breakfast, lunch and dinner, and drinks throughout the day). The double occupancy rate at the Barbados Beach Club is US$95 per person, per night. Single occupancy is US$165. To make reservations at the Barbados Beach Club, call 1-246-428-9900 and request to speak to Deborah, and mention that you are with the Living Church of God. The Hotel’s website is If you would like to attend the Feast of Tabernacles in Barbados, request a transfer by registering through the MyLCG section of

Our family has been to Barbados for the FOT and would definitely recommend it.


General Red Deer Information

Red Deer is a city of about 90,000 people located in the beautiful, gently rolling parkland prairie region of Alberta, less than a two-hour drive from airports in Edmonton or Calgary.  The city and region have numerous amenities that make it an excellent feast site.

The Red Deer Lodge, the festival location, is a full convention facility located in south Red Deer, away from the commotion of the center of town.  In addition to satisfying our need for a variety of rooms, it has a good quality restaurant and buffet service, with an indoor atrium and pool setting.  The area around the Lodge has some fine restaurants within walking distance or a short drive, offering North American and ethnic cuisines.

Festival meetings will be held at:

Red Deer Lodge

4311 49 Ave

Red Deer, Alberta   T4N 5Y7

Phone: (800) 661-1675

Local Attractions

The city boasts one of the highest per-capita park and pathway systems in North America, one of which begins across the street from the convention center in forested picnic grounds.  Local hiking, trail rides, and canoeing opportunities along the beautiful setting of the Red Deer River make this an almost out-of-town experience.  Kerrywood Nature Center, for example, is a provincial bird sanctuary within city limits that offers an interactive nature museum, kilometers of natural trails around the reserve’s lake, and an opportunity to observe numerous birds and animals in their habitat.

Red Deer is home to a restored fur trade fort and a provincial sports museum.  Other accessible attractions in the central region of Alberta include the Reynold’s Museum in Wetaskiwin, about an hour’s drive north, specializing in antique cars, aircraft and equipment from Alberta’s history.  Reynold’s is a world-renowned museum. About two hours to the southeast are the Alberta Badlands, a World Heritage Site, and the famous Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller, one of the foremost paleontology research centers, with impressive collections and displays of dinosaur and other fossils.  Although this might be difficult to visit during the feast, it would make a worthwhile day trip before or after.

As one travels west of the city through the foothills, one reaches one of the most accessibly rugged, scenic regions of the Canadian Rocky Mountains along the Banff-Jasper Highway to the spectacular Athabasca Glacier, a fast retreating arm of the famous Columbia Ice Field.  This trip can be accomplished in an afternoon and evening.

Red Deer abounds with excellent restaurants and a variety of accommodations to fit every budget. There are also many athletic facilities and outdoor recreational opportunities, including a go-cart race track.  Autumn in Red Deer is a beautiful time of year.  A drive through the countryside or a walk along many of the trails emphasizes the harvest theme of the festival, and reminds us of the time of plenty we look forward to in the Millennium.

Housing Information and Rates

To make reservations, call (800) 661-1657 or (403) 346-8841, or visit the website:  Rates for rooms start at $99 per night, single or double occupancy.

Festival Coordinator/Contact

Mr. Frank Best

(306) 789-2283


Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

General Charlottetown Information

This year the Feast of Tabernacles will be observed in the friendly and beautiful Canadian maritime province of Prince Edward Island. The capital city of Charlottetown is centrally located on the south shore, and has a population of about 32,000.  It is distinguished as the birth place of the Nation.  The island may be small, but it’s packed with history: from First Nations, to the first Acadians, to the Fathers of Confederation (1864) who first met on PEI to form the country we now call Canada.  The Feast here is certain to become part of those celebrated “remember when” Feast moments.

PEI will be a Feast for all your senses—physical and spiritual.  Inspiring messages, ardent hymn-singing and warm fellowship are connected with this site every year. 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 colors, and the potato fields that roll so gently like tended waves.  You’ll remember fondly the close-family atmosphere often associated with the Maritimes.

Local Attractions

Explore the Gentle Island where Fall is often the most beautiful season.  It’s a time when the weather is clear and the colours are rich, amidst the red sandstone cliffs formed by wind and water.  Gleaming lighthouses are situated against brilliant sunsets.

You’ll find picturesque communities, breathtaking landscapes, secluded beaches (beach comb for sea-glass), and the warmest ocean water north of the Carolinas.  There are so many reasons to visit this gem of an Island that spans just 280 km from tip to tip.

Gentle Island highlights include cycling, touring, kayaking, golfing, exploring sandy beaches and taking a refreshing ocean swim. PEI rates among the world’s top islands for such things as natural attractions, activities, sights and restaurants, and an overall casual atmosphere for the entire family.

Charlottetown encompasses the Island’s heritage, from Founder’s Hall (a tribute to Charlottetown’s important role in Canadian history) to Province National Historic site. In Charlottetown, you can experience art, shopping and fine cuisine.  You will find the historic downtown has 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.

Daily Services:

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

Housing Information and Rates

The Feast will again be hosted by the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites has been made the place to stay in Charlottetown! They have received four consecutive franchise Quality Excellence Awards, as was demonstrated last year by their very warm and friendly hospitality. 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 CAN$95.00 for a standard room and CAN$114.99 for an express suite. Applicable taxes are 15.5%, with the addition of a 2% Tourism Accommodation Levy.  This rate includes hot buffet breakfast, a 100% smoke-free environment, daily newspaper, indoor pool & fitness centre, business kiosk, complimentary in-room coffee machine, ironing board, hair dryer and high-speed internet.

The Holiday Inn Express is conveniently located near major attractions and is minutes from downtown, which puts you in close proximity to shopping, theater, historic sites and great dining.

Hotel Front Desk: 1-902-892-1201

Toll Free Number: 1-866-977-7466

Festival Coordinator/Contact

Canadian Church office

(905) 814-1094

El Quisco, Chile

The Chilean brethren extend a warm invitation to attend the Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day in El Quisco, Chile.  El Quisco is a peaceful coastal city located some 80 miles north of Santiago, the nation’s capital. The city offers millennial vistas, outdoor activities and trips to cultural sites. Feast services will be at the Puertas del Sol complex, which has a capacity for 90 people. The complex has indoor and outdoor pools, Jacuzzi, children’s play areas, and is equipped with wireless Internet. The cost per person, per day, including lunch and dinner is USD$28 at this complex. Rooms are equipped with kitchenettes.  For more information on this complex, visit its website at Services at this site will be in Spanish. English translation has not been secured.
If you like to attend the Feast in Chile, and can speak Spanish, request a transfer by registering through the MyLCG section of and contact Madeleine Lincoln-Strange at or by phone at 704-844-1960, ext. 217.

Forges-les-Eaux, France 

The Feast of Tabernacles in France will take place this year in Forges-les-Eaux, a flowery town of 3,700 inhabitants located in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region, just two hours from Paris. The VVF (holiday village where the Festival will take place) will host about 140 attendees. The Church will have exclusive use of the site. About ½ mile from shops, it is at the center of a unique setting in Normandy, consisting of meadows and groves that roll away from the hectic city.
Participants will lodge in bungalows. Services and a number of the Feast activities will be held at the main VVF building, located a few meters from the bungalows. The dining rooms are also at the main VVF building, where we will share our three daily meals. According to our tradition, wine and cheese will be served at lunch and dinner. Full room and board is included in the price (see below).

This will be a bilingual French-English Feast site. Simultaneous translation of all services is planned. A bus shuttle will be available for transportation between Paris and Forges-les-Eaux on the day of arrivals and departures. The full board rates are 653 euros for adults (ages 15 and up) in single occupancy; 535 euros for adults in double or higher occupancy; and 294 euros for children ages 2-14. Children under the age of 2 do not pay. If you would like to attend the Feast of Tabernacles in Forges-les-Eaux, request a transfer by registering through your personal MyLCG account at and contact Mr. Dibar Apartian at or at +1-704-844-1970.

Our (Thiel) family went to the FOT in Evian, France last year and stayed at the VVF facility there and did like it.


Panajachel, Guatemala
In 2009 the brethren from Guatemala will once again celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles in God’s chosen site of Panajachel, located next to Lake Atitlan. The nomination of Lake Atitlan as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World is much deserved, because it is a display of God’s awesome creative power as the Great Architect of the Universe and one of the most beautiful landscapes on earth. There is a two-hour trip from the airport to the Feast site; a discount on airport transportation is available for Church members.
English translation will be available at this site. Accommodation rates are surprisingly low at US$8 per person, per night. A good lunch or dinner can be enjoyed for US$7. There are also other hotels of higher prices and comfort.
For further information on this site, contact Madeleine Lincoln-Strange at or by phone at 704-844-1960, ext. 217. If you would like to attend the Feast of Tabernacles in Guatemala, request a transfer by registering through the MyLCG section of

Georgetown, Guyana

The Feast of Tabernacles will be celebrated in Georgetown, the picturesque capital and primary port of Guyana. Georgetown is a city of comfortable and modern hotels, fine colonial buildings, and broad, tree-lined boulevards. The striking wooden architecture is reminiscent of Guyana’s centuries as a Dutch, and then British colony. Georgetown offers an evocative introduction to Guyana. Feast services will be held at the Hotel Tower.
Designed by the Dutch (and first known as Stabroek), Guyana’s capital has wide, tree-lined avenues, lily-covered canals, and many fine examples of 18th  and 19th century colonial buildings. Georgetown’s tropical botanical gardens, as one might expect in a country of such incredible natural beauty, are considered to be among the very best in the world. Throughout the city are colorful East Indian markets, indicative of the country’s largely East Indian population. Because Georgetown lies below sea level at high tide, it is protected by an amazing masonry wall, or mole. The city is situated at the mouth of the Demerara River, one of the many rivers that flow down from the Guiana Highlands and across the coastal plain to the Atlantic.

For a complete description of this site, including a list of hotels, go to the MyLCG section of If you would like to attend the Feast of Tabernacles in Guyana, request a transfer by registering through the MyLCG section of

Our (Thiel) family has been to the FOT site in Guatemala, but not this site. We did like Guatemala.

Montego Bay, Jamaica

The Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort in the seaside city of Montego Bay is the site of the Feast of Tabernacles 2009 in Jamaica. Situated on Jamaica’s North Coast, Montego Bay is the island’s premier tourist destination. The Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort is six miles from Sangster’s International Airport and eight miles from downtown Montego Bay. Transportation is available from the airport to the resort for approximately US$25 for up to four persons, one way. Feast services will be held at the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort.
Attractions in the area include a tour of the Rose Hall Great House, rafting on the Martha Brae River, cruising along the Montego Bay coastline, snorkeling in the Montego Bay marine park, enjoying one of the many Chukka Adventure Tours or browsing through the craft and souvenir shops on Gloucester Avenue. 
The resort boasts 524 spacious guest rooms and suites, with balconies or patios; three specialty restaurants, in addition to the main dining room and grill; state-of-the-art fitness centre; lighted tennis courts; nine-hole mini-golf course; children’s activity centers and complimentary self-service laundry facilities with washers and dryers. All rooms have one king bed or two double beds. Children ages 12 and under stay, play and eat for free (conditions apply).
SPECIAL NOTE: If you are transferring to Jamaica and staying at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, we highly encourage you to book your room reservations through the Church in Jamaica by contacting Mr. Lascelles Fraser. In this way, the Church will receive “credit” for your stay and you will help facilitate more of the Jamaican brethren being able to stay “on property” at the Feast hotel. 
If you would like to attend the Feast of Tabernacles in Jamaica, request a transfer by registering through the MyLCG section of

Our (Thiel) family has been to Jamaica for the FOT, but it was at a less desirable hotel in Montego Bay when we attended there.

Isibania, Kenya

Living Church of God brethren from Kenya and Tanzania will, for the first time, keep the Feast of Tabernacles together in a small town known as Isibania in Western Kenya, near Lake Victoria.  Isibania is situated on the border of Tanzania, a popular trade destination for Kenyans and Tanzanians. International guests should fly into Joma Kenyatta International Airport and take a shuttle to Isibania, about 400 km from Nairobi.  On the way, they might see giraffes as they pass through the plains of Rift Valley. Brethren attending the Feast will have the opportunity to see large sugarcane farms.  Huge rocks lay on top of each other, looking like an African hut from a distance.  On the sides are private small-scale farms where varieties of crops are grown and indigenous livestock is raised.
Accommodations for all brethren, both local and international, will be available at the Isibania Border Point Hotel. International brethren will be on bed/breakfast at a cost of US$21 per person, per night. Meals are US$5 per person, per meal. There will be rooms for about 30 international transfers.  Transfer applicants should be adventurous adults in good health.  Vaccination and malarial medication are recommended.
Those who wish to transfer to Kenya should contact Mr. Rod King by e-mail at or by phone +44-1480-880-172, and request a transfer by registering through the MyLCG section of


Penang, Malaysia

This year the Feast of Tabernacles will be held in Tanjong Bunga Beach Hotel Penang, in Malaysia. It is a beautiful beach hotel situated on the northern coastline of Penang. It is a place where you can take a swim in the sea, stroll along the beach and enjoy a wonderful stay in a comfortable room.
The Komtar Shopping Complex, Island Plaza and Gurney Plaza, the fantastic hawker food at Gurney Drive, and the Botanical Gardens are all only 15 minutes away along the road. The Tanjong Bunga Beach Hotel Penang is strategically located and is an idyllic getaway. Penang possesses a unique charm of old and new perfectly blended on an island in full bloom that beckons you to harvest your dream of a wonderful Feast.
Special room rates at Tanjong Bunga Beach Hotel Penang are listed at the MyLCG section of the website. Make your hotel reservations through Mr. Rajan Moses for the special rate. Those who would like to attend the Feast of Tabernacles in Malaysia should request a transfer by registering through the MyLCG section of

Our (Thiel) family has been to the FOT site in Penang, Malaysia and we do recommend it.

St. Luce, Martinique (French Feast Site)

The Feast of Tabernacles in Martinique (a French Island in the West Indies) will be held in St. Luce (, a small town located in the south of the Martinique island, about 15 miles from the airport. This site will be a small site of about 50 persons. It is a French-speaking site. There will be no official translation into English. Opening Night services will start at 7:00 p.m. Snacks will be served following the service that evening.
Feast services will be held at the Karibea Hotel. You can visit their website at: room is equipped with a full kitchenette, so each family can prepare meals in their rooms if they so desire. There are two restaurants on site and more downtown, three miles from the hotel. On the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles and on the Last Great Day we will eat together at an onsite restaurant.
From the United States, there are direct flights to the Fort-de-France (FDF), Martinique airport from the San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) airport, and also from Miami. Church members will provide transportation from the airport to the Feast site. For more information on this Feast site, please contact our deacon Etienne Duval at
If you like to attend the Feast in Martinique, request a transfer by registering through the MyLCG section of and contact Mr. Etienne Duval at


Huatusco, Mexico 

The Feast of Tabernacles in Mexico will be celebrated once again in Huatusco, in the state of Veracruz. Huatusco is 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 fifteen acres of forest. Los Cocuyos offers accommodations in 55 rooms and 10 villas and has many amenities, including sports facilities. The cost per day, per person in a single occupancy room is US$36; in a double occupancy room is US$33; and in a quadruple occupancy room is US$30. These prices include breakfast, lunch, drinks, various trips, and a hot-dog bonfire. There will be free shuttle service from the Veracruz International Airport to the hotel. A six-hour bus trip with the Mexican brethren will also depart from Mexico City to Huatusco, Veracruz. English translation during services will be provided at this site.
If you would like to attend the Feast of Tabernacles in Mexico, request a transfer by registering through the MyLCG section of, and contact Madeleine Lincoln-Strange at 704-844-1960, ext. 217, or at

Our (Thiel) family has considered going here in the past and may some day.

Baguio City, Philippines

Baguio City, a Feast site since 1967, is known as the city of the pines. Nestled in the Cordillera mountain ranges at 1,500 meters above sea level, it is the summer capital of the Philippines because of its year-round cool climate. During the Feast, the weather is usually very pleasant, a welcome change from the heat in Manila. Established by the Americans in 1909, this city will turn 100 years old on September 1, 2009. Baguio may be reached from Manila by land within five to six hours, and by air in 45 minutes whenever there is no cloud cover. Overseas visitors would fly into Manila, and then travel up to Baguio by air (depending on the weather in Baguio) or by road. Brethren from the local area will meet visitors at the airport and escort them to their accommodations in Manila, and then assist them in their journey up to Baguio.
The Feast site venue is the Teacher’s Camp where there are a number of dormitories and cottages with cooking facilities. The Camp is also accessible from various lodging houses and three-plus star hotels situated within the city proper, most of them no more than five minutes away from the hall by taxi, car or Jeepney. Overseas guests are well catered for, and can enjoy five-star treatment at The Manor Hotel at Camp John Hay, which is also very close to the Teacher’s Camp where services are held. Baguio is a very safe place for tourists.
The Philippine brethren are very warm and outgoing, and just love to see visitors from overseas. At this Feast site, services will be in English. It is a tradition to have a Festival Show and this year will be no exception, so bring your contributions with you, musical items—vocal or instrumental—and funny skits, etc.
If you would like to attend the Feast in Baguio, Philippines, request a transfer by registering through the MyLCG section of


Taupo, New Zealand

Taupo is a town on the shore of Lake Taupo in the centre of New Zealand‘s North Island. Feastgoers will generally fly into Auckland, from where it is just a three-to four-hour scenic drive over good roads. Taupo is also served by commuter air services. Services will be held at the Taupo Cosmopolitan Club, Taniwha Street in central Taupo.
Taupo is situated in an area of great natural beauty. There are rivers and lakes, forests, mountains, thermal areas and active volcanoes, all within reach over good roads. There are many fine restaurants and other opportunities to fellowship. Organized activities will include trout fishing for children, mini-golf, a visit to a lion park and a games evening.
There is available in Taupo a wide range of accommodations for all needs and budgets. Those who want to rent a luxury apartment or stay in a B&B, motel, hotel or even camp in a camping ground are all catered for. The accommodation is of a high standard and most Feastgoers will readily find a good, comfortable motel for two adults in the price range of US$45-70 per night. No Feastgoer needs to be more than five minutes drive from services and there are many motels within walking distance.
If you would like to attend the Feast in New Zealand, request a transfer by registering through the MyLCG section of

El Cusco, Peru

This year the Peruvian brethren will celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles in El Cusco. The city sits at 11,000 feet above sea level, has an average temperature of 50º F and receives close to one million visitors a year.  Services will be held at the hotel “Centro Recreacional y Convenciones Sol de Oro-Cusco.” The cost of lodging for nine days, including three meals a day, is USD$145 per person. Simultaneous interpretation into English during services will be available at this site.
If you want like to attend the Feast in Peru, request a transfer by registering through the MyLCG section of and contact Madeleine Lincoln-Strange at or by phone at 704-844-1960, ext. 217.

Our family was thinking about attending in Peru a few years ago, but then there were no translations into English. I suspect some might find Peru to be a place that would truly appreciate visitors.

Glentana, South Africa 

The South African Feast site is located in the coastal resort of Glentana which is situated 15 miles southwest of George, in a beautiful coastal area known as the Garden Route, bordering the Indian Ocean in the southern part of the Western Cape. The surrounding area consists of a remarkable blending of mountains, rivers, indigenous forests, colorful shrubs and wild flowers, glorious beaches and rich farmlands. Some of the most exciting land-based whale-watching points in the world exist along the Garden Route coast.
George Airport (eight miles from Glentana) has domestic links with the international airports at Cape Town and Johannesburg. The resort of Glentana is an extremely peaceful area, being a retirement/holiday settlement having no commercial or heavy traffic activity within its confines. The hall is in a safe and quiet area with virtually no intrusive outside noise or interruption of any kind, and includes its own secure parking area. A disadvantage is the lack of shopping facilities in the immediate area, necessitating travel to George to stock up on supplies. 
The vast majority of the accommodation is self-catering and there are very few nearby restaurants. Self-catering accommodation is available and consists of private homes and flats situated on, or close to, the beachfront. Rates vary between R800 to R1500 per day for up to four persons (the current foreign exchange rate is approximately R10.00 for US$1.00). Because there is no public transport in the area (except for taxis, which operate from George and are relatively expensive), we strongly advise visitors to make provision for their own transport in the form of hired cars, which are available at the airport. It will also be very convenient for visitors to have their own transport to travel to services, activities and various sites of interest.
If you would like to attend the Feast in South Africa, request a transfer by registering through the MyLCG section of

Crown Point, Tobago

The Feast of Tabernacles in Tobago will be held at The Trim’s Meeting Hall in Crown Point, Tobago. The Meeting Hall is situated within walking distance from the airport. Tobago basks in tranquility and sunshine, 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! For a list of accommodations at this site, login at the MyLCG section of
If you would like to attend the Feast in Tobago, request a transfer by registering through the MyLCG section of

Our family attended the Feast in Tobago in 2007 and would recommend it. 

Llangollen, United Kingdom

This year’s Feast in the United Kingdom will once again be held at Llangollen, in the Northeast corner of Wales. Nestled on the banks of the beautiful River Dee and surrounded by the resplendent scenery of the Berwyn Mountains, the area is famous for its outstanding beauty. The town has earned an international reputation as the Festival Capital of Wales. It is home to the International Musical Eisteddfod and numerous other festivals throughout the year. The Dee Valley has become an outstanding outdoor activity centre for kayaking, white water rafting, climbing and mountain biking.
There is a wide selection of varied accommodation in the area and plenty of quality places in which to eat. The location of services will be at the Bryn Howel Hotel, situated some two miles to the east of the town in its own secluded three acres of landscaped grounds. We have sole occupancy for the duration of the Feast. We have negotiated discretionary room rates with this and two sister hotels—The Chainbridge and The Wild Pheasant, both situated to the west of the town—and our guests at all three hotels will have access to the relaxing spa facilities available at The Wild Pheasant. Please be sure to mention when booking that you are part of the LCG Convention.
If you would like to attend the Feast of Tabernacles in the United Kingdom, request a transfer by registering through the MyLCG section of Further details on this site, a list of hotels, andtransportation and tourism information on the region, can be found on the MyLCG section of

Our (Thiel) family has considered going here in the past and may some day.

UPDATE 08/20/09

Music and Entertainment: We urgently need to know the names of all those who wish to contribute with Special Music, assist with piano accompaniment during services, and sing in either the main choir or the children’s choir. All these areas will be overseen once again by V.G. Larde from France (, ably assisted by Linda Bode for the children’s choir ( and Shelly Molnar for the main choir ( Please communicate directly with the appropriate person as soon as possible and head your reply “Music at Feast in Llangollen.” Further details will then be sent to you.
We are also planning a Family Entertainment Evening later in the Feast under the supervision of Steve Bode ( Those who have items of entertainment that they would like to perform on that evening, please inform Steve and we will audition those items early in the Feast. Please head your reply “Entertainment at Llangollen.” Steve will respond with more details on how to proceed.—John Meakin

Prescott, Arizona, USA

General Prescott Information 

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.

Daily services will be held at:

Prescott Inn & Suites

Resort & Conference Center

4499 E. Highway 69

Prescott, AZ 86301

(928) 777-0770

(866) 467-4993

Kauai, Hawaii, USA

As we announced last fall, we are planning a Feast site in Hawaii this year on the beautiful Garden Isle of Kauai. Services will be held at the Performing Arts Center at the Kauai Community College in Lihue. Since this will be a transfer-only site, for planning purposes, we will greatly appreciate everyone seriously interested in attending the 2009 Feast of Tabernacles in Kauai pre-registering. You may do this by going to . Once you have accessed the website, click on the “contact me” tab and follow the instructions. If you do not have computer access, please see your Pastor or Festival Advisor for help in pre-registering. This website will be updated on a regular basis with new information on accommodations, activities and more, so check it regularly.

This pre-registration is only for planning purposes; therefore, when Feast registration begins on the official Festival registration website, those desiring to go to Hawaii will need to officially register and request a transfer to the Hawaiian site. We hope to be able to approve all request for transfer to this site.—Jim Meredith

Our (Thiel) family has been to the FOT site in Kauai and we do recommend it.

Branson, Missouri, USA

Branson General Information

Branson will once again host the Living Church of God’s Feast of Tabernacles observance in 2009!  Located in the millennial Ozark hills of Missouri, Branson is the premier destination in the USA for music and entertainment for the entire family.  Regardless of the sort of Feast you and your family are looking for, Branson is the sort of place where you can find it!

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 2 will be held at:

Radisson Hotel Branson

120 South Wildwood Drive   

Branson, MO  65616

(This is about ½ mile east of the Presleys’ site.)

Local Attractions

As the family-friendly music and entertainment capital of the United States and one of the most beautiful areas in the country, Branson is simply too incredible a location to summarize easily!  From world famous live shows and theaters, multiple amusement parks and interactive museums, and incredible shopping opportunities to lazy rivers, gorgeous tree covered hills and cliffs, and the natural wonder we call the Ozarks, Branson has something for absolutely everyone.

Housing Information and Rates

For MANY more details about what Branson has to offer, including housing information and Festival activities, as well as the sights and sounds that await you, head on over to the Branson Festival Website at – your online headquarters for festival planning.  Whatever you want to know about the Feast of Tabernacles in Branson, the Branson Festival Website is the place to find it.

The website is updated frequently as information becomes available and will allow you to pre-register for festival events.  So, visit soon, and visit often!

Festival Coordinator/Contact

Mr. Wallace Smith

(636) 744-1034

E-mail: or though the contact form at

UPDATE 09/03/09 Branson, Missouri

Housing: For those who may not have made housing reservations in Branson for the Feast, the Thousand Hills Golf and Conference Resort, a very nice property which has an ample supply of condominiums and cabins at competitive prices, welcomes our attendees and solicits our business.  When calling for reservations, please identify yourself as being with the Living Church of God to obtain the group rate. The resort’s contact information is:
Thousand Hills Golf Resort (condos and cabins)
Price range (per night): $76 to $270 (+ tax)
Office address: 245 S Wildwood Dr., Branson, MO 65616
Reservations: 877-262-0430 (mention “Living Church of God”)
Distance to the meeting hall: less than 1 mile (0.9 mi)

Our family has attended the Feast in Branson and would recommend it.

Cobleskill, New York

General Cobleskill Information

Cobleskill, in the rolling hills of upstate New York, will be the site for the Feast of Tabernacles 2009.  The university town of Cobleskill is nestled between the Finger Lakes to the west, the Adirondacks to the north, the Catskills to the south, and the Hudson River valley to the east.  Feast-goers will enjoy the intimate, family atmosphere and abundant activities at this site in the scenic Northeast. 

Daily Services:

Best Western of Cobleskill

121 Burgin Drive

Cobleskill, NY 12043

(518) 234-4321

If you are making airline reservations, consider flying in to Albany International Airport, an easy 45-minute drive away from Cobleskill.  For more information and updates about the plans for this site, click on the website:

Housing Information and Rates

Standard room (two double beds) -- $75

King room -- $85

Rates do not include applicable taxes and fees.  Reservations at Best Western of Cobleskill must be made by September 2, 2009.  After that date, room block will released to others.

Festival Coordinator/Contact:

Mr. Jonathan McNair

(516) 724-4452

Sunset Beach, North Carolina, USA

General Sunset Beach Information 

Sunset Beach, North Carolina, will once again host the Feast in 2009.  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.  

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

Daily Services:

Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center

211 Clubhouse Road

Sunset Beach, NC 28468

(800) 624-6601

Local Attractions

Besides the attractions of major metropolitan areas (North Myrtle Beach is 35 minutes away, Wilmington just over an hour), the Sunset Beach area has many activities 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.

Housing Information and Rates

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. 

Reduced rates with Sea Trail are as follows:

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, $78 per night

Royal Poste One-Bedroom Villa, $122 per night

Royal Poste Two-Bedroom Villa, $189 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, $92 per night

River Creek Deluxe Mini-Suite Villa, $96 per night

River Creek One Bedroom Villa, $122 per night

River Creek Two Bedroom Villa, $204 per night

River Creek Three Bedroom Villa, $300 per night

River Creek Four Bedroom Villa, $382 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, $107 per night

Champions One Bedroom Suite Villa, $136 per night

Champions Two Bedroom Suite Villa, $236 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.  Rates are subject to state tax and local tax.  Accommodations are available three nights prior and three nights after the Feast of Tabernacles.  Children under 10 stay free in the same bedroom with paying adult.

For more information, visit the website: www.seatrail.comFor reservations, call (800) 624-6601 and identify yourself with the Living Church of God.  Reserved room block will be released after Wednesday, September 2, 2009.

More housing information in the local area will be posted. 

Festival Coordinator/Contact:

Mr. Rod McNair


UPDATE 07/09/09 Sunset Beach, North Carolina  Accommodations:  Starheel Properties, Inc. ( has numerous two and three-bedroom condominiums at the Crow Creek Golf Community, which is approximately eight miles from the Sea Trails Resort. Prices for nine nights are $560, with a returnable security deposit of $250. This is a relatively new complex and very nice. The phone number is 910-579-9434. When calling, ask for Linda and say that you are with the Living Church of God. 

UPDATE 08/27/09 Sunset Beach, North Carolina 

Children’s Choir:  Parents with children age 4 and up who wish to sing with the children’s choir at Sunset Beach may contact Margie Dulaney for practice CDs or tapes.  You may contact her at 540-662-3696 or at

Calling All Youth Volunteers!  Attention all young people age 13 and up. We need volunteers in Sunset Beach, NC.  If you can smile and enjoy serving and helping other people, we need you!  Please contact Mr. Steve Moody via e-mail at or via telephone at 828-393-0937.

Piano Players: We would like to know of any additional pianists attending the Feast in Sunset Beach.  If you are a pianist and would be willing to play for hymns, special music, or accompanying the chorale, please contact Mr. Rick Thomas at 305-725-3314 or at

UPDATE 09/03/09 Sunset Beach

Pre-payment for Activities:  We are asking all brethren attending the Feast in Sunset Beach to please pre-pay for the “paid” activities.  You can find a complete list of planned activities, prices, and the downloadable payment form on the MyLCG section of the website (under the “Sunset Beach” information).  The deadline to submit checks and payment forms is September 15, 2009.  Please make checks payable to “Sunset Beach Festival Activity Fund,” and send your check with the filled-out form to:  Living Church of God, Attn: Dorothy McNair, 2301 Crown Centre Dr., Charlotte, NC 28227.  Note: Some have asked if tickets for activities can still be purchased at the Feast.  Tickets may be purchased on-site, if space is available.  But seats on the cruises and the 1st Day Luncheon are going fast; so, if you are interested in attending these events, act now!  If you don’t have Internet access, please consult your Festival Advisor.
Piano Players (Repeat): We would like to know of any additional pianists attending the Feast in Sunset Beach.  If you are a pianist and would be willing to play for hymns, special music, or accompanying the chorale, please contact Mr. Rick Thomas at 305-725-3314 or at
Spanish or Sign Language Translation:  We would like to know of those who will need Spanish or Sign Language translation at the Feast this year in Sunset Beach.  If you will need these services, please contact Mr. Rod McNair at

Newport, Oregon, USA

General Newport Information
Newport will once again be a Feast site for the Pacific Northwest.  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, a working fishing village, is located on the spectacular Oregon Coast.  If you especially enjoy the friendliness of a smaller feast site, you’ll love Newport!

Daily services will be held at:

Hallmark Resort
744 SW Elizabeth Street
Newport, OR 97365
(888) 448-4449

Local Attractions
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.  More local information is available at:  (800) 262-7844 or at  or, or call (800) COAST44.

Housing Information and Rates
Rooms are available at the host hotel, Hallmark Resort, but housing reservations must be made by September 2, 2009Every room at the Hallmark Resort features a balcony overlooking an expansive ocean view.  There are also many ocean view homes and condos for rent.

Housing rates at Hallmark are as follows:

Traditional Single Queen Guestroom -- $74/night

Traditional Double Guestroom -- $89/night

Traditional Single King Guestroom -- $94/night

Deluxe Single Queen Guestroom -- $94/night

Traditional Double Queen Guestroom -- $99/night

Deluxe Double Queen Stateroom -- $114/night

Traditional Loft Room -- $114/night

Deluxe King Spa Guestroom -- $119/night

Deluxe Admiral Suite -- $155/night

Festival Coordinator/Contact
Mr. Glen Gilchrist

New Braunfels, Texas, USA

General New Braunfels Information
In 2009, the Feast of Tabernacles will once again be held in New Braunfels, Texas. Located on the edge of beautiful Texas Hill Country, New Braunfels has the natural beauty, charm and family attractions that have provided a peaceful country setting for the Festival for several years now. 

Services will be held at the New Braunfels Civic Center. This 50,000 square-feet facility features 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.

Daily Services:
New Braunfels Civic Center
380 S Seguin Ave.
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 625-2385

Local Attractions
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:

Housing Information and Rates
New Braunfels offers a full range of housing, from budget motels to million-dollar rental homes. For a complete list, please click on the link: This web site also provides all the information you need to begin planning for this year's Feast.

Festival Coordinator/Contact
Mr. Phil Sena
(512) 535-6771

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, USA

General Wisconsin Dells Information

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 south-central city has a population of approximately 2,500.

Services will be held each day at:

Chula Vista Resort

Hwy. 13 North

Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

(608) 254-8366

(800) 388-4782

 Local Attractions

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.

More local information is available at:; (800) 223-3557.

Housing Information and Rates

Chula Vista Resort is offering Living Church of God attendees the following rates:

Fairway Villas -- $99/night

Riverside Tower Jr. Ste -- $99/night

Doble Condo -- 3 bedroom -- $359/night

El Grande Condo -- 2 bedroom -- $199/night

For detailed descriptions of rooms, please go to  All rates are subject to tax, resort fees and surcharges.  Please make reservations by September 2, 2009.  After this date, room block will be released to others.

UPDATE 4/30/09 Wisconsin Dells: Housing Update

In addition to the Chula Vista Resort, the Luna Inn will once again be offering Living Church of God members reduced hotel rates during the Feast of Tabernacles in the Dells.  We have updated the housing information on the Church’s website.  Please visit the Festival Information section at MyLCG ( for more details regarding housing at both properties.

Festival Coordinator/Contact

Mr. Sheldon Monson

(715) 386-6898


UPDATE 07/09/09 Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin  Accommodations:  The Luna Inn is now booked to capacity, so we have added another affordable property to the housing list for the Wisconsin Dells Feast site: the Mayflower Motel will now be offering discounts to Living Church of God members.  Two queen beds (one to four people; includes anyone over the age of 3) are $48 plus tax per night; a room with two king beds and a sofa (one to four people; includes anyone over the age of 3) is just $68 plus tax per night.  More than four people (anyone over the age of 3) in a room increases the price by $10 per person, per night charge.  Call the Mayflower at 608-253-6471 or 1-800-345-7407 and mention that you are with the Living Church of God to receive the discount.  The Mayflower has refrigerators, microwaves and Internet in the guest rooms as well as an indoor pool.  NOTE:  There are still rooms/condos/villas and suites available at the Chula Vista Resort: 1-800-388-4782;

UPDATE 08/20/09 Children's Choir: Parents of children (ages 12 and under) attending the Wisconsin Dells Feast site, please contact Katy Elertson to receive practice materials if you would like your child to participate in the children’s Festival choir.  You can reach her by phone at 920-253-8733 or by e-mail at

UPDATE 08/27/09 Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin Musical Ensemble: A musical ensemble is being planned to accompany opening hymns at the Wisconsin Dells Feast site. Anyone, young or old, attending the Feast in Wisconsin Dells who plays a musical instrument and who would like to participate should contact Wanda Ross at Hymn music is available online at the Church’s “MyLCG” website at . Bring your instruments to make a joyful noise to the Lord!—Sheldon Monson

UPDATE 09/17/09

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Formal Dinner Dance: Please plan to bring your formal attire to the Feast in Wisconsin Dells.  This year’s extravaganza will be held at the Grand Ballroom at the Chula Vista Resort on Thursday evening, October 8.  Great food, music, an entertainment portion, formal keepsake photographs, and a children’s activity area, make this an event you will not want to miss, even if you are not a dancer! We will collect payment for this activity at the Feast.  (Sabbath wear is also appropriate).

Scramble Golf Tournament: Anyone still interested in signing up for the scramble golf tournament in the Dells, please contact the Festival Coordinator, Sheldon Monson, by email at or by phone 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 Sunday, October 4.  Cost for green fees (18 holes) and cart rental is an exceptional value at only $35 per person.  Prizes will be awarded.

Teens Serving: All teens who wish to serve at this year’s senior 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 13-20 is encouraged to participate.  Pizza and drinks will be provided for those serving.  Sign up at the information table at the Feast.—Sheldon Monson

Orap, Vanuatu

The Feast in 2009 will again be held in Orap, a village on the island of Malekula. Orap is the home of the largest Living Church of God congregation in Vanuatu. Overseas visitors will be made very welcome by local members. Plan to fly into the capital, Port Vila, and then travel by commuter airline to Norsup, which is not far from Orap. Local members will meet your plane in Norsup and will arrange transportation to Orap. Services will be held in the site’s tabernacle building. Most meals will be prepared and enjoyed communally. At past Feasts, members have gone on picnics and played sports.
Local members speak English and French and services will be largely conducted in or translated into English. We expect about 60 to attend. Costs incurred during the Feast should amount to no more than USD$10 per day. Accommodations will be in small guest houses which have been built for visitors or you could use your own hiker’s tent. The Feast site is on the river bank and just a five minute walk from the ocean. Orap is a safe locality and recommended as suitable for all ages.
If you like to attend the Feast in Vanuatu, request a transfer by registering through the MyLCG section of


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

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Local Attractions 

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 a strikingly 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.  To find out more information about Prescott, visit the website:

Daily services will be held in the main conference room with overflow available immediately adjacent. This year’s Feast activities will include a Family Day activity, First Holy Day Lunch, and guided tours to the Verde Train, Flagstaff and or possibly the Walnut Canyon Cliff Dwellings. Stay tuned for more information and be sure to bring your western gear for the square dance family evening!

Housing Information and Rates

In 2009, The Prescott Inn and Suites Resort & Conference Center will once again host the Feast of Tabernacles. Bright, modern and clean, the Resort features a large indoor pool, hot tub, and full service spa facilities, plus an on-site restaurant and lounge.


This year we have been able to negotiate an exceptional value at the Resort, especially for families or those sharing rooms. Choose from a variety of king or double queen rooms, with a per night FLAT room rate of $94 for up to four adults in one room! As well, the cost for King suites has been reduced to $119 per night FLAT rate (single, double, triple or quad) and two-queen suites for $139 flat rate (single, double, triple or quad).  Additional price reductions can be had for the VIP King and Family Suites, at $159/night flat room rate. Applicable taxes will be added. 

These all include a full hot breakfast for each room guest, with food items chosen specifically for the Living Church of God. Again, an exceptional value!  So, please book your reservation early!

Reservations must be made by August 15, 2009.  After this date, the room block will be released to others or a fee may apply for an early cancellation.  To make reservations, please call (928) 777-0770 or (866) 467-4993.


Festival Coordinator/Contact

Mr. Rodger Bardo



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