Continuing Church of God and the Feast of Tabernacles, 2022

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.

Information on them is in the free online book: Should You Keep God's Holy Days or Demonic Holidays?

The longest festival is called the Feast of Tabernacles (see The Feast of Tabernacles: A Time for Christians?) also called the Feast of Booths. The Jews call it Sukkot.

Because of COVID-19 concerns, there still may be issues in various locations.

At this instant, we still hold the Feast of Tabernacles in all countries we have indicated--just like we did in 2021, despite COVID restrictions.

But there may be changes in location and how we can conduct services.

But we will still intend to hold services for the Feast of Tabernacles and encourage all who can attend to attend.

Services are to begin the evening of October 9th and continue until the Last Great Day which is October 17th in 2022.

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 2022 Feast of Tabernacles.

Please make every effort to obey God and attend this year.

USA


In the USA we are planning to observe it in Branson, Missouri. This week we signed a contract to meet at the Radisson Hotel Branson, 120 South Wildwood Street, Branson, MO, 65616.

You do not need to stay at that hotel in order to attend the Feast of Tabernacles here. However, many will find staying at the Radisson Hotel Branson convenient. The nightly Double-bedded hotel room rate is $129.95 plus tax and, according to our contact there “includes a full buffet breakfast for every individual staying in each sleeping room every morning.” You can telephone 1 (417) 335-5767, and mention the Continuing Church of God Feast of Tabernacles to get that rate.

You can also make reservations there online:

www.radissonhotelsamericas.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-branson

Input Arrival and Departure Dates (between October 9, 2022 to October 17, 2022)

Input Occupancy

Select Promotional Code under Special Rates

Promotional Code: CCGF

Select Room Type and Follow Procedures to Reserve the Room

To stay additional nights, telephone the hotel as opposed to using their online system.

According to Tripadvisor, Branson has hundreds of restaurants and 141 hotels. There are also camping facilities in Branson within driving distance of the Radisson.

While Branson does have a small airport, those who fly there will most likely fly into the Springfield, MO airport and then drive down.

Here is the expected schedule for services for the USA site and it should be similar for Canada:

DAILY SCHEDULE

Sunday, October 9, 2022. Services: 7:30 pm.
Monday, October 10, 2022. Services: 2:00 pm.
Tuesday, October 11, 2022. Services: 9:30 am.
Wednesday, October 12, 2022. Services: 9:30 am.
Thursday, October 13, 2022. Services: 9:30 am.
Friday, October 14, 2022. Services: 9:30 am.
Saturday, October 15, 2022. Services: 2:00 pm.
Sunday, October 16, 2022. Services: 9:30 am.
Monday, October 17, 2022.  Services: 2:00 pm.

More information on this site is expected to be added once it is available.

For other information about this Feast site, contact Dr. Bob Thiel, email cogwriter@aol.com

Australia

Jamie Stonham has proposed having an Australian site at Pacific Palms, in northern New South Wales, which is about 2.5 hours north of Sydney. If you are in Australia and may wish to attend, please email him: jamie.stonham@gmail.com

It is possible that elder Sasha Veljic will be able to attend if he can get a proper entry visa.

If you may wish to attend the site in Australia, please send an email to Jamie Stonham at jamie.stonham@gmail.com

Canada

At this instant, the likely Feast site in Canada will be near London, Ontario.

Here is information about the area, with some information tentative:

Rooster Hill Ranch

Note that this is a working farm, so there will likely be noises from cattle, goats and chickens/roosters.  There is one working dog in the house that is restricted to the mud room and 3 cats (2 more outside) that are friendly.  Daily farming activities (checking/feeding critters) start around sunrise but I can start with chores away from the buildings first.


Criteria

House

Lodge

# of floors

2

1

Bedrooms

3, upstairs: double, queen, double+single bunk

1: double

Bathrooms

2: upstairs with shower, downstairs with tub

1: with shower

Kitchen (common area)

6-burner stove with griddle & 1.5 oven; double fridge, typical appliances; dishes; 1.5 sink; wood stove

3-burner cooktop, fridge; large sink; large wood fired oven (pizza, bread, big enough to roast whole lamb/goat); dishes, typical appliances

Dining (can also set up 1 or 2 workbench tables in the workshop/garage that seat 12-16 each)

2 tables: 6+8 or 10

1 table (10 or 12);

Audio/visual

42” TV with DVD and computer hook up (internet)

Large screen TV with DVD and computer hook up (this could be moved to the garage with the large tables for seating for services)

Water source

Municipal

Municipal

Other

 

Fireplace; shares a wall with the barn, so you may hear livestock

Lots of room for tents if anybody wants to “camp out”.

Room for a camper/RV if someone wants to use/bring one of those.

Nearby hotels:

Best Western Plus Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre (13 minutes)

Cardinal Court Motel (15 minutes)

Ramada (20 minutes)

Courtyard (22 minutes)

Four Points (21 minutes)

London Travel Inn (22 minutes)

And lots more…

Nearby Restaurants:

20-30 minutes from all manner of dining in London

Local Attractions (some temporarily closed due to COVID restrictions which may or may not be lifted by FOT):

Grand Theatre (London, 35 minutes)

Stratford (3 theatres – world class + lots of restaurants, 1 hr)

Niagara Falls (2 hr, lots of hotels there if one wanted to stay overnight and return to the farm for services)

Butterfly Conservatory (Niagara Falls, 2 hr but temporarily closed)

Grand Bend (fantastic sunsets over Lake Huron) (1 hr)

Point Pelee National Park (most southern point in Canada) (1.5 hr)

Toronto Zoo (2.5 hrs but temporarily closed)

CN Tower (Toronto, 2 hrs)

Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto, 2 hrs)

Royal Botanical Gardens (Burlington, 1.5 hrs)

Lots of “lesser” tourist attractions (like Parks Blueberries, various smaller theatres, etc.)

Farm-bound Activities:

Feeding critters, collecting eggs, flying kites in the hay field, nature walks in the bush or hay field, fishing in the pond, sunset watching (can be quite spectacular), fire pit/marshmallow roast (will need to get twigs from the bush earlier in the day), deer watching (evenings), feeding from the garden, bicycle riding (2 or 3 bikes, plus a couple of small child bikes), learning how to grow vegetables naturally, learning about basic chicken husbandry, making butter/yogurt, visiting a small local dairy to see where the milk at the store comes from (and maybe see how cheese is made?). BBQ on one day?

Typical Daily “Schedule”:

8:30-9:30             Breakfast (for those staying at the farm and others who let me know the day before)

10:30-12:30         Services (could be in house, in Lodge or in garage, depending on # of attendees)

12:30-2:00           Fellowship/lunch for those who wish to have lunch at the farm; pot luck welcome, but I will likely provide sandwiches/soup/stew

For more information, contact Herb Haddon, email hwhaddon@gmail.com

Ethiopia

We plan to have a site in Gambella, Ethiopia. Those there came to us from a Church of God, Seventh-day background and are relatively new to keeping the Feast of Tabernacles. The same goes from those in South Sudan who also are likely to attend.

The Ethiopians and South Sudanese are quite poor and there can be health risks here (as well as anywhere in Africa we have sites). If you want to go, please contact Evans Ochieng, email evochieng74@gmail.com or Koang Deng koangdeng5@gmail.com; Koang Deng lives in Ethiopia.

If you can speak (like give sermonettes) that would be helpful.

Ghana

We have hundreds with us in Ghana. They came to us from a Church of God, Seventh-day background and are relatively new to keeping the Feast of Tabernacles.

The probable location is RAMSEYER RETREATS CENTER IN KUMASI. Here is the email address of our leading Pastor Samuel Ofosu Gyeabour fosusamuel81@gmail.com

Haiti

It is expected that there may be a CCOG site in Haiti.

For details, contact Nicolas Moise, email nicolasmoise348@gmail.com

India

A site in far eastern India is planned for Lamdan, which is in eastern India:

We plan to have the Feast at a place called Lamdan.
 
It is a training institute for mountaineering.
 
In the past we had activities such as basic training for climbing mountains (like Mt Everest:), swimming, rafting, trekking, rock climbing, rapelling and living in tents, including paragliding.

For more information, contact Alexsandar 'Sasha' Veljic, email aveljic@protonmail.com

Kenya

We expect to have nine Feast sites in Kenya.

Got kachola 
Kisii 
Kihancha 
Chilani 
Daktech 
Bomet 
Mao 
Molo 
Njoro.

Got kachola isnear lake Victoria. It is reportedly a good site to view GOD'S creation around the lake. 

For more information on the sites in Kenya, contact Evans Ochieng, email evochieng74@gmail.com

Malawi

We plan to have two sites in Malawi. According to Pastor Evans Ochieng, "it is cheap."

Brother Sambandele and Khuleme will take care of Mwanza. Deacon Wahela, chiphangwi will be at Migowi.

If you want to go, please contact Radson Mulozowa email radsonmulozowa@gmail.com or Evans Ochieng, email evochieng74@gmail.com

If you can speak (like give sermonettes) that would be helpful.

Mozambique

We have a site in Mozambique.

If you want to go, please contact Radson Mulozowa email radsonmulozowa@gmail.com

New Zealand

A Feast of Tabernacles site is expected New Zealand,

I am pleased to announce the 2022 NZ Feast site will be at Mangawhai ( pronounced Mangafy)

I have had confirmation of the booking of the accommodation where we will host services and have the opportunity for fellowship together indoors, or outside overlooking the estuary.

The Service location is close to the local Holiday park which has a wide range of accommodations. Mangawhai Heads Holiday Park | Beachside Northland Accommodation

There are also many lovely holiday homes (baches as we call them in NZ) through agents such as  https://www.bookabach.co.nz/    or https://www.bachcare.co.nz . Prices are quite reasonable in this area and there are currently a lot of properties available. As FOT will be during the school holidays this year, I expect things to book up in the coming weeks more quickly than perhaps at other times.

Mangawhai has a safe estuary with golden beaches for swimming, fishing and water sports as well as a surf beach around the corner. There are many nature walks along the headland, glow worms at Waipu caves, freshwater  fishing and walks at nearby Tomarata Lake, as well as a local museum, play parks for children, chocolatery, cafes and restaurants.

For further details contact Sharon at akasharpez@gmail.com

Mangawhai is about 1 1/2 hours north of Auckland.

For further information please contact Shirley at: continuingcog@xtra.co.nz 

Panama

We expect to have a site in Panama. This will likely be about 2-3 hours away from the international airport there. More details are expected to be posted once they become more available.

For further information please contact George 'Doc' Buchanan. His email address is: Doc1111@protonmail.com

Puerto Rico

We may have a very small Spanish language site in Puerto Rico.

For more information, contact Carlos Aponte. His email is carlosaponte2007@hotmail.com

Philippines

A site is planned for the Philippines in Surigao City.

For further details, contact Joe Lumpay, email is joecags_lumpay@yahoo.com

Rwanda

We hope to have our first ever site in Rwanda.

For more information on the sites in Kenya, contact Evans Ochieng, email evochieng74@gmail.com

Serbia

A Feast of Tabernacles site is being planned in central Serbia, in the spa city of Vrnjačka Banja.

At this instant, we expect this to be our only 'regular' European Feast of Tabernacles' site in 2022.

Serbia is inexpensive by European standards.

For more information, contact Alexsandar 'Sasha' Veljic, email aveljic@protonmail.com

Tanzania

We expect to have a site in Utegi, Tanzania. For more information, contact Martin Wanga, email matinwanga@gmail.com.

Internet and Other Areas

We do have some type of services available via the internet for those who cannot get to the festival sites. Sermons, offertories, and some other items are expected to be at the Sermons link at the www.ccog.org website and probably more will be in this article.

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 from the Feast of Tabernacles in 2021

For 2022, we plan to make new live sermons. Here are some that were made in 2021 to be watched during the Feast of Tabernacles for those without live speakers:

For 2020, we also made the following messages:

2020 Feast of Tabernacles Opening Night Message

Offertory - Feast of Tabernacles

Behind The Work 2020: Into East Africa

And the following is for the Last Great Day:

Last Great Day Offertory

Last Great Day: God is impartial and has a plan for all

Here are some other past sermons for the Feast of Tabernacles:

Since offerings are taken up on the first Day of the Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day, here are links to offertory messages:

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

Here are links to sermons given in 2018 at the Feast of Tabernacles in Serbia and Alexandria, Virginia:

Here are links to sermons given in 2017 at the Feast of Tabernacles in New Zealand and two from San Diego:

Here are links to some earlier messages:

Here are links to three sermons given during the Feast in Gouda, Netherlands in 2016:

Here is a sermon by Steve Dupuie: Feast of Tabernacles 2016.

Here is a link to a ceremony from the 2015 Feast of Tabernacles: The Blessing of Little Children Ceremony.

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

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

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

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, 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.

Other Sermons: There are also other sermons at http://www.ccog.org/category/sermons/ 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 http://www.ccog.org/category/sermons/ website.

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

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Should You Observe God’s Holy Days or Demonic Holidays? This is a free pdf booklet explaining what the Bible and history shows about God's Holy Days and popular holidays.
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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