UPDATE – August 13, 2016
Feast of Tabernacles Activity Information 2016
The Feast will be held in two locations in the U.S., one in Germany, two in the Philippines and in both Madagascar and Rwanda.
Note to US Feast site attendees:
This information is being provided primarily to assist those attending in the U.S. in signing up for activities online. The details of meal choices and costs are posted online under the site you are attending.
Please make activity reservations at: https://thefatherscall.org/feast-registration/ or from the main Menu, access “Welcome > Feast of Tabernacles > Feast Registration > Events”
As you consider the catering choices please remember that the catered items greatly offset the cost of the meeting hall.
Bookings for the activities should be made online. However, payment is to be made at the information desk of the Feast site you are attending.
Once you have made your bookings, you will receive conformation by email. Please print this confirmation and bring it with you to the information desk as it will help expedite payment. If you don’t have access to a printer, the staff at the desk will be able to assist you.
Weekly Sabbath – October 15th
Weekly Sabbath services will be held at the Residence Inn immediately prior to the Feast at 11am. A dinner at the hotel is planned for Saturday evening.
Sunday, October 16th — Opening Night Reception
After the Opening Night service there will be a desert reception in the Augusta Room.
Tuesday, October 18th — Family Picnic
The very pleasant venue of Oxnard Beach Park is again the site for the family picnic. The Park is next door to the Embassy Suites at 1601 S. Harbor Blvd. We will be using the same pavilion area as last year – turn to the right as you enter the park.
The meal will be served around 1:30 pm and will be followed by the arrival of a Kona Shave Ice van where you can collect your prepaid frozen treat. If you are able to contribute to the cost of the catering please do so at the information table beginning on Tuesday morning or on the day at a collection point at the picnic. Estimated cost is $10 per adult and $6 for children but we are planning on everyone attending so please come along. Apart from the excellent children’s play area at the Park there will be special activities for young people. The beach is close and there is a wheelchair accessible path making for comfortable strolling. For those wanting more energetic activity we will make use of the grassed area so bring a baseball mitt, a football or a Frisbee if you wish.
Wednesday, October 19th — Golf Tournament
You don’t have to have a handicap to play in the Feast Golf Tournament. Join in and enjoy nine holes on the beautiful Lakes course. Cost to be determined but will be similar to previous years. There are a few sets of clubs available for rent but bring your own clubs if you can.
Thursday , October 20th — Dinner Dance
Everyone is welcome to an evening of fine dining and dancing at the Residence Inn Ball Room beginning at 6:30 pm. Meal choices will need to be made ahead of time (beef or chicken). Also those with special dietary requirements or ordering meals for children need to let this be known in advance. The information about prices and the menu choices can be found online. We hope everyone can attend.
Monday, October 24th — Last Great Day Luncheon
A luncheon is available at the hotel between services on the Last Great Day
Weekly Sabbath — October 15th
Sabbath services on the weekly Sabbath immediately prior to the Feast will be held in the Conference Center adjacent to the Hilton Gardens Hotel at 1:00pm.
Tuesday, October 18th — Picnic
A family picnic is planned for Tuesday afternoon. It will be held just across the road from the hotel where there is a park with a pavilion and open grass areas. A barbeque lunch will be served.
Thursday, October 20th — Musical Evening
In Granbury, we have only one scheduled evening activity and it requires everyone’s participation to make it a big success. It will be a “Musical Evening”. We plan on having a variety of musical activities where anyone and everyone may participate. One portion of the evening will involve musical performances from those among us who have musical talent (musical instrument, vocals, etc.) that they would enjoy sharing to uplift their brethren. If you would like to participate, please contact Bill Hutchison via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and include a brief description of what you’d like to share. We look forward to hearing from you.
Monday, October 24th — Luncheon
Lunch will be provided between services on the Last Great Day.
German/English Feast Site — 2016
Once again this year’s European Feast site will be located in Bad Neuenahr, a picturesque small town 30 miles southwest of Cologne, Germany. It is a town located in the Ahr River Valley and is noted for its thermal baths as well as its red wines. Walking and bike paths flank the Ahr River, which flows through the heart of town.
The nearest international airports are Cologne/Bonn, Duesseldorf and Frankfurt. Public transportation is available and we can help you plan your journey from the airport to the Festival site. [Please do not book flights, however, until you have completed an application form and received confirmation of acceptance as space is limited.]
All services will be available via translation in both the English and German languages.
Hotel Weyer, Wolfgang-Mueller-Str. 10, 53474 Bad Neuenahr, Germany
Single room: 93 Euros (approx. $110) per person per night
(includes buffet breakfast and evening meals)
Double room: 168 Euros (approx. $200) per room [2 persons] per night
(includes buffet breakfast and evening meals) (double rooms with balcony are available for an extra 8 Euros per night)
[Please note that currency exchange rates are variable and subject to fluctuation.]
If you are interested in attending the Feast this year with the European brethren, please contact Mr. Cliff Veal by email at email@example.com.
Two sites are planned. A northern site will be on Luzon at Bani, Pangasinan. A southern site will be on the island of Minanao at Davao City.
Festival Choirs and Special Music
In order to begin planning for special music and choirs, we need to know who is willing to volunteer their services.
If you would like to submit something for special music please provide your name, the song title, composer, (voice or instrumental). This is important to know for copyright reasons.
If you would like to contribute to a choir or ensemble please let the organizers know by including your name and voice (SATB). The music selections will not be difficult.
Address your responses to:
Oxnard: Ray Newby
firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or 925-783-3247
Granbury: Herb Van Curen
email@example.com or 918 527 7487