Continuing Church of God and the Feast of Tabernacles, 2015

The Continuing Church of God observes God's Holy Days (click here for you can click here for the calendar of Holy Days), sometimes called festival or feast days, throughout the world.

Services will begin the evening of September 27th and continue until the Last Great Day which is October 5, 2015.

Some website links to outside sources are in this post, but this does not mean that they are endorsed by the Continuing Church of God.  They are provided as additional sources of information–and hopefully some of that information may be helpful to you and your family as you begin to make plans for the 2015 Feast of Tabernacles.


In the USA a site is planned for. We have chosen a location in Denver, Colorado.

Here is the expected schedule for services for this site and the one in Canada:


Sunday, September 27, 2015.  Services: 7:30 pm.

Monday, September 28, 2015.  Services: 2:00 pm.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015.  Services: 9:30 am.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015.  Services: 9:30 am.

Thursday, October 1, 2015.  Services: 9:30 am.

Friday, October 2, 2014.  Services: 9:30 am.

Saturday, October 3, 2015.  Services: 2:00 pm.

Sunday, October 4, 2015.  Services: 9:30 am.

Monday, October 5, 2015.  Services: 2:00 pm.

Here is information on the hotel services will be at:

Holiday Inn Denver East-Stapleton

3333 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80207
United States

Tel: 303-321-3500

This high-rise hotel, which boasts views across the Rockies, is a mile from the I-70 Highway and 10-minutes' drive from Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

The modern rooms come with desks and flat-screen TVs, plus stereos, in-room video games and coffeemakers. There's also free WiFi and high-pressure showerheads in the bathrooms, while kids 19 and under stay free with an adult.

Amenities include 2 on-site dining options, Quebec's Bistro which serves Colorado-style dishes (where kids 12 and under eat free) and the Spur Bar & Grill, plus an outdoor pool (open year-round) and a fitness center, as well as free parking and an airport shuttle service.

Room Block
Room Sun 09/27/2015 Mon 09/28/2015 Tue 09/29/2015 Wed 09/30/2015 Grand Total
Run of House
Single 10 $ 99.00 10 $ 99.00 10 $ 99.00 10 $ 99.00 40
Daily Total 10 10 10 10 40
Room Thu 10/01/2015 Fri 10/02/2015 Sat 10/03/2015 Sun 10/04/2015 Grand Total
Run of House
Single 10 $ 99.00 10 $ 99.00 10 $ 99.00 10 $ 99.00 40
Daily Total 10 10 10 10 40
Grand Total: 80

Here is the hotel link for the Continuing Church of God for the Holiday Inn, Stapleton/Denver.

One of the tourist offices states:

Welcome to Denver, where 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, and natural beauty combine for the world's most spectacular playground. A young, active city at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Denver's stunning architecture, award-winning dining and unparalleled views are all within the walking distance from the 16th Street pedestrian mall. Upscale shopping awaits in Cherry Creek, while Denver's seven professional sports teams entertain year-round. acessed 04/14/15

Tripadvisor lists over 2,000 restaurants in Denver, plus there are at least hundreds in the near-by cities. Here is a link to: TripAdvisor ranked restaurants.

There are numerous activities in the area, including the Denver Zoo, Elitch Theme Park, 16th Street Mall, and Mt. Evans. Here is a link to: TripAdvisor ranked activities.

We expect at least one possible group activity::

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206
(720) 865-3501


Adults: $12.50
Seniors (65 and over) and Military (with ID): $9.50
Students with a valid ID: $9
Children 3-15: $9
Children 2 and under: Free

what to expect

Many of our innovative gardens are models of drought-tolerance and showcase native and adapted plants that thrive in Western gardens. Throughout Denver Botanic Gardens, the time honored traditions of European horticulture merge with a dynamic diversity of plants and design that represent the best in horticultural achievement.

The above information was copied from the website of the gardens.

Tripadvisor has this listed as the number one attraction, of 196 attractions, in Denver.

For more information about this Feast site, contact Dr. Bob Thiel, email


We have made arrangements to have the Feast in Niagara Falls, Ontario in Canada.

DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton - Niagara Falls

6039 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3V6

Hotel (905) 358 3817 | Fax (905) 358 3680

Guestroom Requirements:

Deluxe Queen Riverview Rate (CDN $) per night Single/Double
Sunday, September 27, 2015 – Thursday, October 1, 2015
5 – 10 rooms
Friday, October 2, 2015
5 – 10 rooms
Saturday, October 3, 2015
5 – 10 rooms
Sunday, October 4, 2105 – Monday, October 5, 2015
5 – 10 rooms
*Extra adult beginning with the 3rd adult - $20.00 each additional, daily.
Room Type: Superior First Class Riverview Rooms, Queen Beds. Upgraded views or suite types quoted upon request. Rates may differ if length of stay or date(s) of stay changes.
 Rates are net-non commissionable and subject to 13% HST and 3% DMDF
 Self-parking daily $13.00

Hotel Features:

 Just 400 yards from the Fallsview Casino Complex, two short blocks from the brink of the Falls. Walking distance to entertainment and dining.
 Referencing the natural elegance of the Frank Lloyd Wright era and the rustic timeless architecture of a Grand National Park Lodge
 Four Diamond CAA/AAA Award recipient
 Buchanans Chophouse – smart casual dining with a Regional flare
 Moose & Squirrel Coffee Pub – proudly brewing Starbucks Coffee
 Indoor Pools, Cedar Sauna, Whirlpool, Fitness Facility, Seasonal Outdoor Hot Tub & Garden Sundeck
 Five Lakes Spa AVEDA – relax, rejuvenate, revive
 Complimentary High-Speed Internet (wired and wireless), 37” Flat Panel Television, Sweet Dreams By Doubletree Sleep Experience in all guestrooms
 Green Key Eco-Rating

There is a C$13 parking fee for overnight parking. Daytime parking is free.

Here is a link to the Continuing Church of God reservation site:

One of the tourist offices states:

Niagara Falls Canada attractions create an authentic Niagara experience, ride a Hornblower Niagara Cruises in the morning and head off to the Whirlpool Jet Boat tour in the afternoon. Souvenir shop and then head out to the Fallsview Casino. Smell the roses at the Niagara Botanical Gardens then zip up to the top of the Skylon Tower for the best view around.

There are so many things to do in Niagara Falls! Greg Frewin Theatre Magic Show will amaze you and kids can even get a photo with a tiger. Grown ups, honeymooners and empty nesters have more things to do in Niagara Falls than ever before. Spend a morning playing at our award-winning golf courses, spend an afternoon sipping Chardonnay on a Niagara wine tour in Niagara-on-the-Lake and then enjoy a candlelit dinner at a Fallsview restaurant. You may want to relax at a spa, or enjoy a Niagara sightseeing tour. A romantic kiss at the Niagara Falls fireworks. is the perfect ending to any evening. accessed 04/14/2015

Tripadvisor says there are over four hundred restaurants in Niagara Falls, Ontario:

Note: Non-Canadian citizens (including those from the USA) should insure that they have proper documents to get back to their countries of residence.

For more information, contact Herb Haddon, email

New Zealand

In New Zealand, in 2013 its northernmost city, Whangarei, was chosen as a site. For 2014, a more southern location, Taupo has been selected.

Here is the facility that services are planned for:

Chantilly's Motor Lodge Taupo
112 Tamamutu Street
Lake Taupo

Here is information from Chantilly's website:

A friendly welcome awaits you at Chantilly's Motor Lodge, one of Taupo’s newest luxury venues where we provide superior self –contained motel Taupo and a top of the range air-conditioned conference and meeting venue.

Our quiet, central location, is just 250 metres to town centre where you will find great shopping and a wide range of excellent cafe's and restaurants and bars. A short stroll to the Lakefront, crystal clear waters of Lake Taupo in New Zealand’s central North Island makes Chantilly’s Motor Lodge the perfect location for business, family, holidays, meetings and conferences.

Qualmark Four Star Plus (self contained and serviced), means we offer an exceptionally high standard of service, facilities including outdoor swimming pool, BBQ area, and heated plunge pool.

Chantilly's Motor Lodge at Lake Taupo offers quality self-contained spacious motel apartment with studio rooms, 1 and 2 bedroom motel apartments and a honeymoon suite – all with lake or mountains views. Free parking on and off street and Free Broadband ADSL, wireless, makes keeping in touch with business or family easy.

Your friendly Kiwi hosts at Chantilly's, Deborah and Bruce, look forward to welcoming you to the motel and invite you to make contact if you have any questions or special requirements.

One tourist-related site states the following about Taupo:

Taupo is a popular tourist resort town, nestled on the banks of Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake and the largest freshwater lake in Australasia. Taupo activities include many water bound activites such as world class fishing, boating, whitewater rafting and jet boating. If you prefer more land based activities there's plenty of walks, biking tracks, golf, geothermal attractions and hot pools.

The powerful beauty of the volcanic landscape that surrounds Taupo provides a dramatic backdrop to everything you do here and Mt Doom from the Lord of The Rings trilogy features in the background to Taupo. Highlights around Taupo include the Tongariro National Park, the Orakei Korako Geyserland, the mighty Waikato River, Turangi (the North Island's trout fishing capital) and the amazing Huka Falls. accessed 04/14/15

Tripadvisor says there are over eighty restaurants in Taupo, New Zealand:

For more information, contact John Hickey, email; his mobile phone number is 021 519 441.

Kenya and Tanzania

It is now confirmed that we shall have three sites in Kenya and one site in Tanzania. Kenya sites are Ndhiwa, Transmara, and Bomet. Those in Nairobi are expected to attend with the main site, which is in Ndhiwa.

Tanzania the feast site will be Utegi. There is also the possibility of a fourth site in Kenya. That would be Kitui in Eastern Kenya.

If you are not from Africa and decide to attend here, please realize that this is not a wealthy area and is not a site for those who expect various Western comforts.  However, this will be a unique experience for any who do decide to attend here. Also, African food is normally acceptable to Westerners, as long as it does not have microbes (I avoided eating raw fruits and vegetables, plus drank bottled water, when I was in Nairobi, and I never got ill).

Here is what one website says about the Ndhiwa area:

Western Kenya is a beautiful region of great geographical, agricultural, cultural and natural diversity, with many tourist activities to be explored.

The people of Ndhiwa belong to the Luo tribe, a warm welcoming community with a strong spirit despite the challenges they face. Many lack things that we take for granted such as electricity, running water, sanitation, labour-saving devices, easy transport, medical care and educational opportunities.

This site is expected to have hundreds of people from Kenya and possibly other parts of Africa. Ndhiwa expected to be the largest Feast of Tabernacles' site for CCOG in 2015. For more information, contact Evans Ochieng, email

Utegi is a town in northern Tanzania.

For more information on the sites in Kenya and Tanzania, contact Evans Ochieng, email

Cagayan De Oro, Philippines

Wikipedia says that "Cagayan de Oro is a first class highly urbanized and capital city of the province of Misamis Oriental in Mindanao" in the Philippines. A 'DVD' Feast of Tabernacles is somewhat planned for there. This would be in a member's home. This member is new to CCOG as of September 1, 2015.

Sun 27th Sept Services at 7.30pm .
Mon 28th Sept Services at 2.00pm Offering to be given
Tues 29th Sept Services at 10.0am. In the afternoon Trip to Gardens of Malasag with afternoon Tea.
Wed 30th Sept Services at 10.0am. Lunch at Filipino Native Restaurant plus time in afternoon to explore Large Mall.
Thurs 1st Oct Services at 10.0am. Beach Trip 1.0pm.
Fri 2nd Oct Services at 10.0am. FREE AFTERNOON
Sat 3rd Oct Services at 2.0pm Offering to be given
Sun 4th Oct Services at 10.0am Lunch time & afternoon Apple Tree Hotel Lunch & Beach
Mon 5th Oct Services at 2.0pm LAST GREAT DAY Depart for Home after Services. Offering to be Given

For more details, contact Anthony Flavell via email

Silay City, Philippines

Silay is a city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. A 'DVD' Feast of Tabernacles is somewhat planned for there. This would be in a member's home. For details, contact Oscar Mediavilla via email

If you plan to go there and have internet access and/or computer expertise, your skills could be helpful.


A site is planned by a group in Nigeria. At least some in the Nigerian group basically seem to have come from Protestantism, and most there probably have not kept the Feast of Tabernacles. Kenyan Pastor Evans Ochieng and I are trying to get the Nigerians more information as well as learn more about them.

Here is information we have received related to the site there:

We have chosen the best and cheapest Hotel for the Feast of
Tabernacles to be Oneroi Hotels & Suites which is located in
Kubwa, Abuja - Plot 166, Madaki Street , Old Maitama, Kubwa, Abuja
and charged at ₦2,000 per night .

We suggested that this is very cheap and affordable. I am making
co-odinations with Ezeky Mbah so that I can have the right number of
those who will attend the Feast of Tabernacles before we book the

Bellow is a brief description of the Hotel.

Hotel Description

The hotel offers service levels and friendliness which will make your
stay a unique experience, whether you are staying for leisure,
business or hosting a conference.

With our luxury rooms and suites, you'll encounter gracious service
and tech-savvy amenities.

The  hotel offers some of the finest resturants in Abuja.

Send driving instructions to your phone and email address   Thank you,
you will receive the driving instructions as soon as possible.  Send
Driving Instructions

This hotel has the following facilities: Restaurant(s) Bar/LoungeGift
ShopSecurity Wireless Internet Wired Internet Air Condition24
Electricity Adequate Parking Luggage Storage Elevator/Lift Event Hall
Business Centre Valet Parking Continental Breakfast Sauna Whirlpool
Voice Mail Parking Garage Electronic Room KeysCoffee Tea Maker Video
Check Out Restricted Access Interior Room Entrance CombinationGame
Room Golf CourseIn House DiningIn House Bar Handicap Accessible Pets
Allowed Data Ports Meeting Rooms Business Center Dry Cleaning Indoor
Pool Non Smoking Rooms Clothing Iron Wake Up Service Mini Bar In Room
Family Rooms Kitchen In Room Movies Has Outdoor Pool Adequate Parking
Space 24 hours ElectricityBar Banquet Hall Small Zoo Children Park Gym
Dinner Lunch Conference facilityCar Hire Swimming PoolPool Bar Airport
pick up Airline Booking office Daily newspaper conference facilities
Key Card system Internet Facilities Free Wifi Restaurant House Keeping
Room Service DSTV HiTV Air Conditioning Climate Control Telephone
Refrigator Private Bathroom Hair DryerIn-room safe Desk Cribs
availableTelevisionToiletries Adequate Parking Space Swimming Pool
Lawn Tennis Video game arcade Breakfast JacuzziKing sized bedSit-Out
Balcony Ironing Live Band Entertainment Bush Bar Maid Weighing Scale
Study DeskMake Up MirrorInter Comm Telephone Digital safeFree Intl
CallsChildren's Playground Doctor on Call Orthopeadic Mattresses
Massage Room Security GuardATMBeauty ServiceBreakfastRoom service
24hRoom service(limited hours)Airport transportation Currency Exchange
Doorman Fitness facilities Car rental Airline Desk Flatscreen TV
Laundry Tennis court CCTV camera P.A System concierge Babysitting Spa
treatment Chinese Cuisines Night Club Cyber Cafe Ball Room Casino 24
hour Front Desk Multiple Channels cable TV Piano Lounge Babecue
Service Quite Neighbourhood Proximity to Main Road Wi-fi Internet
Access Convenience Shop Free parking Electric Fence Security Guard

A currency conversion I did on July 3 calculated that the nightly room cost of ₦2,000 was worth $USD10.05. Despite claims of being a 'luxury hotel,' Westerners are advised that Nigeria may have different standards that way.

I plan to send some DVDs there that can be played for many of the services there.

If you wish to attend, you can contact Evans Ochieng, email, but please be advised that the site may not have the all comforts that most Westerners are used to and there can be crime, terror, and other issues.


A group from Ghana has been in contact with us for about a year. Pastors Evans Ochieng and John Owak visited them in August 2015. Here is a report from Pastor Ochieng related to the Feast of Tabernacles there:


We discussed about the feast of tabernacles at length of how they have been doing it and the plan that they have for the Feast of Tabernacles 2015. First, they told us that they have been keeping the Feast of Tabernacles for 10 years. And sometimes with financial challenges, especially for the meals and camping site. They do rent school compounds. Due to the fact that the feast do fall in in different roman calendar dates, Some do fall during school days if the school season is not closed. This has been a challenge to them for finding a proper place for the camp. Also as members do donate funds for the feast, it becomes a problem sometimes as per the income for the members. They are planning to rent a school where they will keep the feast this year. The only problem which they are facing is how to get funds for enough food and transport. They requested if God can provide some funds that can assist them to have good feast 2015. I also noticed that it is a real problem to them. I support that if funds can be available then they can be assisted. They are very good people.

I do not have more specific information on the site there. However, here is the email address of two contacts we have there, the leading Pastor Samuel Ofosu Gyeabour and an elder named Osei Bonsu Note: those in Ghana are not yet officially part of CCOG, but we have provided assistance to them for this year's Feast of Tabernacles.

The Netherlands?

A 'DVD' Feast of Tabernacles was once being considered for the Netherlands for 2015. Possibly in Amsterdam or Utrecht. The services would mainly be in the English language, so those from other areas who speak English could possibly attend. However, this will not happen until 2016. And the new plan is for this to not be a video only site, as live sermons would be expected to be given for at least part of the Feast, and hopefully sermonettes would also be live.

Internet and Other Areas: Ethiopia & India?

We do have some type of services available via the internet for those who cannot get to the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, or the Philippines sites. Sermons, offertories, and some other items are expected to be at the Sermons link at the website and probably more will be in this article.

We may have sites coming in Ethiopia. At this instant, leaders from their have asked to be part of the Continuing Church of God, but we have not personally met them yet (contact has been via email and/or telephone).  The Ethiopian group came from someone from the Church of God Seventh-Day, a group that generally does not observe that festival, but as those there have been keeping it, if they are with us, then there will be some type of a CCOG site there.

CCOG Pastor Evans Ochieng was planning on going to Ethiopia in July, but this will now not happen--but he plans to go there sometime after the Feast of Tabernacles. There almost certainly will be a site in Gambella, Ethiopia.

There is a group in India that claims some distant affiliation with CCOG and it is planning something for 2015. Last year they had services in Ramavaram, Jaggampeta, and B C Colony during the Fall holy day season. For more information, contact Dr. Bob Thiel, email

Please obey God and keep the Feast of Tabernacles as He would want you to (see also How to Keep God's Festivals).

Online Possible Sermons and Sermonettes for the Feast of Tabernacles in 2015

Here is a link to a new sermon made watched to be watched during the Feast of Tabernacles in 2015: Millennial Utopia.

Here is a link to a new sermonette made to be watched during the Feast of Tabernacles in 2015: Behind The Work 2015: Technology and the Gospel.

Here is a link to a ceremony from the 2105 Feast of Tabernacles: The Blessing of Little Children Ceremony.

Here are links to sermons giiven in 2015 at the Feast of Tabernacles in the USA and Canada:

Here are some sermonettes that you might wish to watched during the Feast of Tabernacles in 2015:

Offertories: Here is a link to two offertories Tabernacles Offertory: Sojourning Now for the Kingdom and Last Great Day Offertory: Render to Caesar, Render to God.

Sermons: It is hoped that some sermons given during the Feast of Tabernacles in 2015 may later be posted here. But since sermons first go to the ContinuingCOG channel, you may wish to check there for the latest available messages.

Here are some messages given in 2014 in the USA that some may watch in 2015:

For opening night, you could watch the short message that was prepared for this: Feast of Tabernacles Opening Night Message.
Feast of Tabernacles from Israel This was videoed in Israel to be played at the Feast of Tabernacles and is on the Feast of Tabernacles.
Behind the Work: Go Therefore and Make Disciples Highlights what has been happening in the Continuing Church of God and showing what it has been doing since the last Feast of Tabernacles.
Christian Pilgrims This was given in Orlando, Florida in 2014.
Messianic Jewish Beliefs This was given in Orlando, Florida in 2014.
The Temple, Prophecy, and the Work This was given in Orlando, Florida in 2014.
Human Nature: Where Did it Come From? This was given in Orlando, Florida in 2014.
The Future Kingdom of God This was given in Orlando, Florida in 2014.
Tradition and Scripture This was given in Orlando, Florida in 2014.
For the Last Great Day (which ends at October 16 at sunset this year), we recommend that you watch the sermon given last year on that date (which only those in Orlando, Florida, heard on the Last Great Day in 2014): Shemini Azaret: The Last Great Day.

Others are expected to be loaded during the Feast of Tabernacles and be placed at the ContinuingCOG channel.

Here are links to some sermons given at the Feast of Tabernacles in 2013:

Other Sermons: There are also other sermons at which could be appropriate at the Feast of Tabernacles, though they were not specifically prepared for it. Here are a few that some might wish to view:

Again, there are others at the website.

May you have a great Feast of Tabernacles and learn what God would have you learn from this Feast.


The 2015 Feast of Tabernacles had the largest number of people attending than any in past for the Continuing Church of God. We had major increases in North America, Kenya, and the Philippines over last year.  We also had sites in New Zealand and Tanzania. And this was the first time we had any associated with CCOG meet in Nigeria and Ghana.  There were also some with claimed distant CCOG association who met in India, Ethiopia, and Myanmar.

My wife Joyce and I attended the CCOG sites in Denver, Colorado (USA) and Niagara Falls, Ontario (Canada) this year.  This was the first time CCOG had a site in Canada and it was attended by people from Canada and the USA.  The Feast went well in both of the sites.

Here are some pictures from Denver, Colorado:



Denver, Colorado, USA

Here are some photographs from Niagara Falls, Ontario:




Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

We received the following report from New Zealand:

Hi Bob

What a great Feast we all had.  Reading the emails from other Feast sites told us that we weren't the only ones to have a fantastic time for the week and a half that we were away.

God really answered our prayers with the weather He turned on for us - the sun was out, the lake was blue and the mountain snow showed up clean and white.  There were thirteen of us enjoying the beautiful setting of Taupo in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand.

The venue that we had was the conference room at Chantilly's Motel and it was well set up for our services and the helpfulness of the owners was outstanding.  We had great messages too from Dr Thiel and Steve Dupuie in America and we had sermonettes from Mr Johan Kersten and myself.

The rest of the time was taken up with a river cruise, a visit to a geothermal park, a lake cruise and lots of shopping.  This was all rounded up with a very enjoyable barbecue.

On top of all this Sharon Perry was baptized and thereby became a full member of our church.

Best regards

John Hickey

Here are some photographs from New Zealand:



Taupo, New Zealand

We also received the following report from the Philippines:

Greetings Dr Bob,

We had a wonderful Feast of Tabernacles & Last Great Day here in Cagayan De Oro.The Spiritual Food was very timely and uplifting! Many thanks for all your hard work in producing all the Sermons and Sermonetes.Onward with the Short Work that we all have to do in the Continuing Church of God.

Warm Christian Greetings

Anthony Flavell

Anthony Flavell sent this photograph from Cagayan de Oro, Philippines:


We also had a second site in in the Philippines, in Silay City, but did not receive photos from it.

Feast of Tabernacles in Kenya and Tanzania

CCOG Pastor Evans Ochieng sent in  the following:

Feast Of Tabernacle Report 2015

Greetings to all Brethren and Co-Workers.
It my pleasure to give again the 2015 Feast Of Tabernacles Report .
First I hope all the brethren worldwide had a very inspiring Feast Of
Tabernacle this year. It is interesting and I will not hesitate to
say that God is surely going his work during this end time and He is
continuing to  call those who believe His Teachings worldwide through
the work being done by the Ministers of Continuing Church Of God
through  Jesus Christ “ For he who is almighty has done great things
for me and holy is his name to be venerated in his purity, majesty
and Glory”  Luke 1:49.

We say this because of the number of brethren willing to learn believe
and ready to follow the truth being taught by the Continuing Church of
God . Remember in John  10:15 “ Even as the Father knows me and I also
know the Father and I am giving my life and Laying it down in behalf
of the sheep”  Why would Chirst say this? Have we committed ourselves
to serving God? I believe that is what we should do and that is
exactly what the the Minister of Continuing Church Of God are doing.
We are not called to sit down but to do the work of him who has sent
us into the world.  Many churches now complain why the Continuing
Church Of God is growing so much. The is answer to this is because we
are not sitting, we are at work  and we shall preach the gospel of the
Kingdom of God till the end as that is our duty. We can’t  do as they
do because we shall carry our own load. We should to God’s will and
not hesitate to do it to His will “When Christ who is our life appears
the we shall also appear with Him in Glory” Colosians 3:4.
Well this years Feast Of Tabernacles was a little bit different from
the past years as we had 5 Feast sites in Africa. We had Three sites
in Kenya, One in Tanzania, and One in Ghana.

In Kenya we we had a Feast Site in Ndhiwa, Transmara and Bomet.  In
Bomet there were  50 brethren who Attend the Feast and in Transmara
there was a total of 174 brethren who attended and in Ndhiwa  212
brethren attended the Feast in Ndhiwa thus summing up to a total of 436
brethren who attended the Feast in Kenya.  We haven’t received report
from Ghana yet but one brother from Malawi attended the Feast in Kenya
but there was 35 brethren who attended the Feast in Tanzania. Remember
brethren we are commanded to Keenly observed God’s Festivals and
everyone who say he serves God must keep his feasts in Leviticus 23
Yearly till he come as we are commanded.

In General, we had a very inspiring Feast of Tabernacles in Kenya and
report from Tanzania sounded the same. I will attach all the photos we
took at the Feast site in Ndhiwa tomorrow mid day. PEACE TABERNACLE

Dear Pastor Evans,
we greet you in the name of the Almighty God.
we thank you for the work done for us. it has been a wonderful
celebration of the work done for us
. It was been a wonderful celebration of the feast of Tabernacle 2015
at Duayaw Nkwanta- Brong Ahafo region.
you did a wonderful work to let pastor Bob send us some money .
we thank you for that. we will send you some of the pictures taken in
the feast of tabernacle 2015.
it will soon be send to you through your email.
thank you.
Yours in Christ .

We have hundreds more members in Kenya who were unable to get to the Feast sites.

John Owak sent the following related to the Ndhiwa site:

Hello Mr. Bob.

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ who enabled us to to receives every wonderful gift of the Truth of His wonderful Gospel of His Wonderful Kingdom of which to come soon, its time now after we had attended a wonderful Feast of Tabernacles and we thanked our Almighty Father who made it to be as good and inspired with Inspired massages we received there of the hope of that our Future in God's Kingdom.

The Feast site at Ndhiwa Kenya was very well organized despise Satan's evil plan to disrupt it with the abduction of Pastor Evans Son, Bradox, but as per the prayers of the saints, God opens the door and Satan was defeated last Bradox was found alive and well in condition, Glory be to God for that.

It was my best ever Feast since I started attending Feast for many years within the Church of God, since people were with the same mind, no matter the differences in languages , but the feast was wonderful, we received massages from all speakers, and especially concerning the prophecy of which tells us to know where we are, and the trends of the world as per now, so this and other more massages given there was very inspired.

We were using three difference languages since we were difference tribes, so the workload was great for us whom we ere doing translation for everyone to benefit from the massages which were given there, every one came from the feast with a lot of Joy and no one wants the feast to come to an end, but it was to, so we came out looking forward foro the next year again.

This year we were with elderly men and women, whom the highest in age was in His 93years - and the youngest was 2 Months old, the total attendees was 217-250 on the Sabbath day. We took some photos of which I will send sometimes when I get time to download them, I know Mr. Evans also will send some photos too. next year we will plan to visit other sites so that we can see how do they do the feast in those area when the funds will enabled us to do so.

Since there are many Congregations to be visited, we will do that if funds will permit us so that the brethren can be strengthened in the faith, we need to walk the way Apostles walk after preaching to the brethren they were visiting the to strengthen them again, we pray that God will open the door for His work and strengthen the laborers to continue spreading His wonderful massage before the end time. God will provides the funds for this too.

Finally we give thank to Our Almighty Father who enabled all of these to happened and so for those who provided and supported the Feast allover the world with their Tithes, May God Bless those pockets and we hope even in Africa we will copy and learn from them to support the work of our Almighty with our Tithes too, we plan to teach brethren the important of Giving than receiving, so God will bless them too.

May our Father Continue to support His work allover the world till the time of the wonderful Kingdom comes.

Greetings to all,
Yours in His Services

Received the following two reports regarding the Feast of Tabernacles in Bomet and Transmara, Kenya:

Here is {a report} our one week feast of tabernacles at bomet. It began on sunday 27 of september when we open out meeting with celebration.we have preparing best meal and we slaughtered a bull for our visitors, we had over 20 members who attended on the first day.we have two lesson on the first day and was largely on part of feast of tabernacles. We also had an evening lesson to which more people attended and the house was full. On monday more people attended and we had morning-after lunch and evening lessons. We continued doing the same until monday 5th october and God bless us and new souls were saved and we prayed for, the years feast was actually more different from the others since we have spend allot due to big turn up.

Thank you

Thomas Koskey

Receive greetings in the name of our lord Jesus Christ. We are doing
well in Kenya, Rift valley.

Concerning the feast of tabernacle in Transmara, we had a blessed
meeting throughout the whole of eight days of the feast. We were
really well fed spiritually and experienced growth in our souls.
Indeed for the first time, we experienced a bigger congregation of the
brethren than ever before. We also had a total of eighteen brethrens
from Mau church who had managed to travel all along to the feast site;
however the number could have been bigger had not for the
transportation costs.

From Bomet, there were more than 50 brethrens who attended the feast.
We shall not also forget to thank Pastor Ochieng for we sat together
and made arrangements for these two meetings and gave us support in
terms of food of which he joined us and enable us succeed in these

We also had brethrens from other local churches who also attended the
meeting together with the unconverted brethrens from locality. In
total there were 156 brethren from Transmara where the meeting was

We are planning with Pst. Ochieng at the end of this month to go to
Mau and visit the brethrens there and address the problems of the
church there, since there would be Elnino rains in this month.
Attached are some few photos of the meeting – Choir, Pastors and Meeting.

Secretary – David Langat
Joseah Kipngetich

CCOG Pastor Evans Ochieng sent in the following related to those at the Feast of Tabernacles in Ndhiwa, Kenya:




Ndhiwa, Kenya

We invited Sosten Libungwa from Malawi to visit the Ndhiwa, Kenya site this year.  We had him come to learn more so that there will likely be a CCOG Feast site in Malawi next year. We have about 50 people who consider themselves part of the CCOG in Malawi at this time. 

Feast of Tabernacles in Nigeria

We received the following from James Dzerm related to the Feast of Tabernacles in Abuja, Nigeria:

Dear Pastor Bob,

It is by God’s grace that the feast of tabernacles and the last great
day ended well.

We began the 2015 feast of tabernacles on Sunday 27th September 2015
in Abuja ,Nigeria. We had a total attendance of 216 people. The feast
went well and we were all happy.

We ended the feast of tabernacles on Sunday 4th of October. We also
held the last great day at the same hotel on Monday , 5th of October

We broke and everyone departed on the Monday 5th evening.

Rachael helped us so much and in many ways like in solving transport
issues for some members.  We expected Mr. Mbah’s group but it was
unfortunate they never attended the feast.

Be blessed,


The ‘Rachael’ above, is Rachael Sharon.  She has been working with us for some time.  This is the first time the Nigerians attempted to keep the Feast of Tabernacles (though they had some visitors with a COG-related background) as they do not have a COG background.

Rachael Sharon sent me the following photographs taken during the Feast of Tabernacles in Nigeria:


James Dzerm is shown speaking above, with the congregation in the other photo. Rachael said because of lighting the other photos she took of people did not come out well, but at least she was able to send these.


Ghanaian Elder Osei Bonsu sent the following

Dear Bob

Thank you for your help given to us to celebrate the feast of tabernacle 2015.

It has been a wonderful this years feast of tabernacle. we once again thank you. we are living to send you all the activities done in the feast to you soon.

It has been a wonderful and a happy feast this year. may the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob bless you


Ghanaian Pastor Samuel Fosu Gyeabour sent the following:

Dear Bob, its nobody but your own fellow servant in Christ expecting the future kingdom of God of which our savior shall dwell with us indeed. And a voice came from the throne saying praise our God, all you His servant who fear him, Both small and great. Here with much gratitude, our sincere greetings to you all brethren in our Lord.

As we seek diligently without notice, the promised kingdom in which we  are all stewards, i say Bravo, for constantly keeping us updated with proceedings here.

I enjoy every moment of your time with pleasure in the fellowship, honestly, you have strengthened us and there is so much boost in morale for the love you have demonstrated to us.

May God bless you abundantly.

The peace of God Reign on you, For a long time, there has been no such great moment of joy as this in our congregation at commemorating the Lords mandated feast.

Your financial assistance encouraged many to honour the feast unlike the previous times. the unity in our camp in relation to participation is very encouraging and its motivating all brethren with a unique understanding to the  feast.

As i write to you, on this day, we have already celebrated the women”s day  ona theme THE ROLE OF THE CHRISTIAN WOMAN IN CHURCH BUILDING. There was a medical screening , we celebrated the youth day also with the theme TECHNOLOGY AND ITS EFFECT ON CHRISTIANITY AND IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC.

As part of the activities marking the youth day a Walk exercise was also conducted.

This is the brief of the proceeding update here. May the Lord who keeps you from falling protect and bless you...any way about 400 congregation out of the 500 were always present and the civil servants who could not abundant their work but nearer to the camp grounds
joined us during the Sabbath service and the Last Great Day service.  Students who were far from the camp location also could not join us.Sincerely

Pastor Samuel Fosu Gyeabour

We are working with those in Ghana and hope that they will want to work with us in the future to support Matthew 24:14 and Matthew 28:19-20 as part of the Continuing Church of God. Currently they are looking towards CCOG, but are not actually part of CCOG.

There were also some in India, Ethiopia, and Myanmar who claim some type of distant affiliation with CCOG who hosted the Feast of Tabernacles in their respective countries.

Overall, we had the more Feast of Tabernacles sites in more countries with more people than the previous years in the Continuing Church of God.  We hope and pray that next year's sites and attendance will also be greater. 

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

Did Early Christians Observe the Fall Holy Days? Did they? Did Jesus? Should you?
The Book of Life and the Feast of Trumpets? Are they related? Is so how? If not, where not?
The Day of Atonement--Its Christian Significance The Jews call it Yom Kippur, Christians "The Day of Atonement". Does it have any relevance for Christians today?
Tithing Questions and Some Answers Addresses some non-biblical arguments against tithing. Should people tithe?
Are Second and Third Tithe Still Valid Today? Some in the COGs no longer teach payment of third tithe, is this biblically correct? This article also discusses second tithe.
The Feast of Tabernacles: A Time for Christians? Is this pilgrimage holy day still valid? Does it teach anything relevant for today's Christians? What is the Last Great Day? What do these days teach?
The Feast of Tabernacles: A Time to Learn the Law The Bible teaches that every seven years that the law should be read at the Feast of Tabernacles. This is what I did at the first Feast site were I gave an actual sermon (as opposed to a sermonette) in 2006.

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