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2020 Feast of Tabernacles and Last Great Day Feast Sites

Saturday, October 3, through Saturday, October 10

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Dear Brethren,

Here is the information for the 2020 Feast of Tabernacles major sites. We hope and pray that we will be able to utilize these sites in the traditional way. However, it now appears that many sites will be unfeasible to use because of governmental restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of these restrictions limit the number of people allowed in a group setting to 10 or less, which makes keeping the Feast in the traditional manner impossible.

Nevertheless, we will not be deterred from keeping the Feast in small groups in homes. We will have all of the Feast videos online. You have the option of watching the videos online or downloading them ahead of time. This will allow you to have your meetings at whatever time you desire. Ideally your computer should be connected to a television, which would allow for full screen viewing of the message. If this isn’t possible, let us know right away and we will send you the DVDs for the Feast, which you can then view on your TV using a DVD player.

Please begin now making arrangements for small, individual Feast sites where several brethren can meet daily throughout the Feast. We hope that all of our traditional festival sites will safely open up by the time the Feast of Tabernacles arrives. However, at the present time that appears unlikely. In the event that we are able to utilize our usual sites, all of the necessary Feast information appears below. Please contact the Feast host listed for each site in order to determine the feasibility of meeting as a group at a particular site.

Here in Hollister we should be able to have 25 people, so this is what we are planning. Check with the festival host for the site you’re interested in attending to determine the situation. If it proves impossible to meet at a particular site, be prepared ahead of time to host the smaller in-home meetings.

Thank you for your help in this matter. I am sure God will bless us with an outstanding Feast, regardless of where we have to meet.

With love in Christ Jesus,

Fred R. Coulter

  

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Please note the change of meeting location.

Homewood Suites

4900 Madison Place Broken Arow • Tulsa, OK 74116

We are planning several activities, including a church-sponsored meal. This year in Tulsa, Oklahoma we will be meeting for the feast at the Homewood Suites located on south Garnett. Homewood Suites is located at 4900 Madison Place Broken arrow one block north of 71 St street and Garnett. The hotel sits back off Garnett but you can see it from Garnett.


Meeting time will be 10:30 to 12:30 each day. The Hotel requires that Mask be worn in all public places but are not required in the meeting room. If anyone wishes to stay at the Hotel they have given me a price of $89.00 for a suite Room but if you wish a larger setting the 1 bedroom suites are $99.00 Please note there is a 12.5% tax to be added to the price of room listed. Please mention you are with CBCG Tulsa Fellowship. We have not reserved any rooms so you must make your own reservations if you wish to stay at the hotel. 

There are many fine eating places located all along 71 Street. If you need more information please call Lawrence Burchfield Host and Festival Elder at 918-759 7717

 

Daytona Beach, Florida

Homewood Suites by Hilton Speedway Airport

165 Bill France Blvd • Daytona Beach, FL 32114

(386) 258-2828

Homewood Suites is a five-minute drive from Daytona Beach International Airport, and a shuttle service is available. The hotel is across from the Daytona 500 Speedway, and only 4.8 miles from the beach. Homewood is surrounded by a variety of eateries, all within walking distance: Bahamas Breeze, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, IHOP, Applebee’s, Olive Garden, Outback, Miami Grill & Bar, and many more.

Room rate for King Suite is $86/night plus tax. All rooms have kitchenettes with a full-sized refrigerator/freezer and stovetops; pillow-top beds with premium bedding; a dining table and a queen sofa bed. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served on weekdays. The last day to secure your rate is September 1. Please call the number above and make your reservation.

If you need assistance, please contact us:

Nolan Joseph (352) 575-4848 (after 5 PM)

Faye Joseph (352) 575-5445 (any time)

 

Destin, Florida

SunDestin Beach Resort

1040 Highway 98 E • Destin, FL 32541

(888) 909-6807 or (850) 301-3473

We are pleased to announce that the CBCG will have a festival site in Destin this year. Destin is located on Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast, an area that includes Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island, and the beaches of South Walton along scenic Highway 30. Destin has restaurants, attractions, shopping, deep sea fishing, charter boats, golf courses, water sports, etc.

Services will be held at the SunDestin Resort. Opening night services will be on Friday, October 2, at 7:30 PM in the Sunfish Room. There will be a 10 AM service and a 2 PM service on the first holy day, in the Sunfish room. All other services will be at 10 AM in the Ballroom.

The SunDestin features privately owned 1, 2 and 3 bedroom luxury condos. Located on the beach, you will be within walking distance of local shops and restaurants. Each condo offers a full kitchen, a washer and dryer, cable TV, WiFi, and linen services. Rooms start at $145 per night. Visit www.vacasa.com/usa/SunDestin-Beach-Resort/ to see rooms and prices. Also see wyndhamvacationrentals.com. Call the number above and mention the CBCG to get our discount. Additional hotels are located nearby.

Steve Durham will be the festival elder. Contact Steve at

 

Branson, Missouri

Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center

3050 Green Mountain Dr.
 • Branson, MO 65616
 • www.bransonstonecastle.com

Reservations (800) 677­6906 • (417) 335­4700 • fax (417) 335­3906

Services in the Excalibur Room (Building 3) 10 AM daily. There will be no opening night service, but we will be there for an early evening casual Meet­and­Greet.

20 rooms have been set aside with group rate; mention CBCG; complimentary breakfast.

• Standard Rooms w/2 queen beds $73 + 12.1% tax

• Jacuzzi Rooms $88 + tax 
 • Jacuzzi Suites $98 + tax

Feast hosts: Bill Wax (620) 238-1475;

Mona Wax (620) 724-3480;

Note: Please give Mona your email address in case of Covid-19 related updates.

Branson offers a wide variety of affordable housing options as well as many attractions: Veterans Memorial Museum, Titanic Museum, Branson Scenic Railway (for a beautiful tour of the Ozarks), the IMAX theatre, and nearby Silver Dollar City. There are also many live shows and concerts to take in, and lots of shopping and dining venues.

 

Shipshewana, Indiana

Van Buren Hotel

1175 N. Van Buren Street • Shipshewana, IN 46565

(260) 768­7191

We will be returning to Shipshewana for the Feast this year. Located in the scenic Amish community of Northeastern Indiana, the site (including the Van Buren Hotel) is situated within the region of the Pokagon State Park. The park is bordered by Lake James on the west and south and by Snow Lake on the north. Wetlands can be seen throughout the park, and the Potawatomi Nature Preserve makes up a large portion of its east side. A short drive to the west is South Bend.

Services will be at the Van Buren Hotel. Opening night services will be Friday, October 2, at 7:30 PM. The first holy day service, October 3, will begin at 10:30 AM. Service times for the remainder of the Feast will be at 10 AM. We do plan to have a number of activities in which brethren can enjoy each other’s fellowship. For assistance, contact Albert Jones at (517) 646-6098 or (517) 488-7965; email him at .

We have reserved a block of 20 rooms at the Van Buren. The lodging features Double Queen Rooms and King Suites (with pullout sofa) for $90 a night. When making reservations, tell them you are with the CBCG Feast of Tabernacles conference. Block held to September 1. See www.reservationcounter.com/hotels/show/6007633/van-buren-hotel-shipshewana-in/.

For info on other area housing, see www.shipshewana.com/businesses/lodging.

The area features outstanding dining, flea markets, antique shops, and a peaceful country setting. See www.visitshipshewana.org.

  

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Norma Dan Motel

3864 Parkway • Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

(865) 453-2403 • (800) 219-6809 • www.normadanmotel.com

We are pleased to again offer a Feast location in the Great Smoky Mountains. We will be hosting services at the family owned Norma Dan Motel in Pigeon Forge.

The festival site is just outside the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, the most visited national park in America. The park offers scenic beauty with opportunities for hiking and beautiful countryside drives. Please visit www.gatlinburg.com/explore/national-park/.

Pigeon Forge and the nearby towns of Gatlinburg and Sevierville offer activities, shopping, and attractions for everyone to enjoy. Festival activities include a family dance/variety show and a family activity. A Fellowship Room will be available each evening. Restaurants, attractions, and shopping centers are all within walking distance.

For those interested in performing special music, please let us know. If you have special needs or need further information about this Feast site, please feel free to contact us.

Festival hosts/elder: Tom & Rhonda Fannin—(937) 288-2266;

A festival calendar will be available for your planning convenience. We do plan to have several activities in which brethren can get to know each other and enjoy each other’s company.

Services: Held at the Norma Dan Conference Room. Opening night service will be at 7:30 PM; daily services will be at 10 AM. Evening fellowship beginning at 6 PM.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Norma Dan Motel. Two Queen or One King rooms are $680.25 for 8 nights, including tax. Breakfast included. Call (865) 453-2403. See www.normadanmotel.com. A block has also been reserved at the Best Western Toni Inn (next to Norma Dan at 3810 Parkway). Two Queen rooms are $897.92 for 8 nights, including tax. Includes breakfast. Call 865-453-9058; see www.bestwesterntoniinn.com. Reservations help to reduce the cost of the conference room. Thank you in advance for helping us fill these rooms.

Reservations need to be made by September 1 for guaranteed rates. Mention CBCG to receive group rate. First night’s deposit required at booking; balance due on arrival. Please make your reservations ASAP. For other accommodations visit www.mypigeonforge.com.

 

Blanchard, Idaho

Stoneridge Resort

150 Holiday Loop • Blanchard, Idaho 83804

(208) 437-2451 or (208) 437-2454 • www.stoneridgeresort.com

The Feast will again be held in Blanchard, at Stoneridge Resort. Blanchard is located in the upper panhandle of Idaho, two hours south of the Canadian border. The resort is surrounded by a beautiful golf course, and the area features sparkling lakes and stunning parks. The resort has a recreation center that includes a pool, mini golf, hot tub & sauna, pool tables, fitness room, tennis courts, bicycle rentals, and picnic/BBQ areas. Area activities include golfing, fishing, lake cruises, bike trails, Farragut State Park on Lake Pend Oreille, and the stunning Priest Lake.

Stoneridge Resort Rooms: Studio; Standard 1 bedroom; Large 1 bedroom; and 2 bedrooms. Prices range from $90 to $125 per night. All rooms include a hide-a-bed and kitchenette. Make reservations as soon as possible as these are timeshare rentals that may have a waiting list. Mention you are with the CBCG to get first priority. Use phone numbers above.

Contact: Patrick & Georgia Ryan (971) 678-3484 • (208) 437-1585

 

Kalispell, Montana

Hampton Inn

1140 US Highway 2 • Kalispell, MT 59901

www.hamptoninnkalispell.com • (406) 755-7900

The Feast will again be held in Kalispell at the Hampton Inn in the very comfortable and accessible Spring Creek Conference Room. Evening services will begin at 7 PM on Friday, October 2, and services for the first day of the Feast (Oct. 3) will begin at 10:30 AM. You can expect spiritually uplifting messages throughout the Feast to help sustain you for the year ahead.

The church has negotiated a rate of $79 (plus local bed tax) per night for standard guest rooms with two queen beds or one king bed at the Hampton Inn. Each room has a coffee maker, refrigerator, and a flat-screen TV. There is a 24-hour indoor pool and hot tub as well as a 24-hour exercise facility. Enjoy a free hot breakfast every morning, as well as evening coffee and cookies. The Hampton features a business center with high-speed wireless Internet, a gift shop, and a coin-op laundry. Also, a 24-hour airport/local area shuttle is offered by the Hampton.

When making reservations, please let them know you are with the CBCG to receive this rate—www.hamptoninn kalispell.com or (406) 755-7900. There is a 24-hour cancelation policy on individual reservations once they are made. Because of Covid-19 and current regulations, there will be a limit of 50 people. So please let us know you are coming and make your reservations before August 20.

Located in the heart of Montana’s Rocky Mountains, Kalispell is a gorgeous place to observe the Feast. The area features amazing views of Glacier National Park. We are planning several group activities—and there are excellent places to eat, shop, or just relax.

If you are interested in serving in some capacity or have questions, please contact Jerry and Darlene Franko at (403) 942-4771; . Or contact John and Hiedi Vogele at (406) 266-9988; . Let’s plan to have the best Feast ever!

 

Pasadena, California

Holiday Inn Express (HIE)

3500 E. Colorado Blvd. • Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 792-1363 • www.ihg.com

The Pasadena Feast is planned and ready to once again be held at the Holiday Inn Express. However, because of Covid-19, this part of California is on strict lockdown. We do not know if the restrictions will be eased by Feast time. Presently, we cannot even hold regular Sabbath services for the area. As for the Feast, we will just have to wait and see.

For updates and information, please contact Byron Norrod at (626) 696­5378 or by email at .

Live services out of Hollister will be accessible at www.cbcg.org/live­services.html for the entire Feast. This may be the best option we have for the Pasadena area. Regular Sabbath services (on the first and third Sabbaths) at 1:30 PM are also available through this link.

 

Hollister/Gilroy, California

Pinnacles Building

341 Tres Pinos Road • Suite 207-B • Hollister, CA 95023

NOTE: The Hollister/Gilroy site is limited to 25 people.

This year we will again be meeting in Hollister, in Room 207-B, in the same building where our office is located. Meetings are at 11:30 AM each day.

Rooms are available at the Ridgemark Golf & Country Club. Call (831) 637-8151 for reservations. Single King $805; Double King $925—for the full Feast, Oct. 2-10.

In addition, there are a number of bed and breakfast houses in the area and the best way to find them is to do a Google search of the Hollister/San Juan Bautista area. Other area motels:

Marriott—(831) 634-1101 San Juan Inn—(831) 623-4380

 

Best Western—(831) 637-9248 Wiebe Motel—(831) 637-5801

This is the 14th year that we will have a Feast site in Hollister/Gilroy, which is located 35 miles inland from the central California coast. The site is about 55 miles from the San Jose Airport and 48 miles from Monterey and Santa Cruz. There are many attractions in the area for children as well as adults. For those who enjoy history, San Juan Bautista is just 10 miles away. It is the location of the Old Mission San Juan Bautista built in 1797. Monterey City and Monterey County feature the Monterey Bay Aquarium, nature walks, scuba diving, museums, missions, etc. Twenty miles away, Gilroy has Bonfante Gardens. Approximately 55 miles away is the Roaring Camp & Big Trees Railroad where a narrow gage railroad runs through the redwoods. Check the Internet for additional area attractions.

 

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Sanctuary Resort at Sandbridge

3738 Sandpiper Road • Virginia Beach, VA 23451

We are pleased to announce that the CBCG will have a Feast of Tabernacles site at the Sanctuary Resort at Sandbridge in beautiful Virginia Beach. We will meet in Building B. Our first service will be October 3 at 11 AM—then at 10:30 AM for the remainder of the Feast. Duncan McLeod is the attending festival elder. Group activities and a Bible study are planned.

Virginia Beach is about 25 minutes from the meeting hall.

Housing will be wherever you prefer. The Sanctuary where we will be meeting has 2- to 4-bedroom condos available. For rates, call Sanctuary Realty at (800) 933-4800 (option 5) or visit sanctuaryrealtyva.com. It is best to book by phone. For other area accommodations, visit sandbridge.com and vabeach.com.

For information contact Vance Hollomon at (610) 707 3946; .

The area is rich in historical and family-friendly activities. Attractions include: Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown & Yorktown, Virginia Aquarium & Science Museum, and Motor World (go karts). Virginia Beach Boardwalk, Deep Sea Fishing, Horseback Riding on the Beach, Virginia Air and Space Museum, Nautilus Maritime Center and the USS Wisconsin, Dolphin watching—and plenty of restaurants and shopping.

 

Houston, Texas

Western Inn

1500 North Loop • Houston, TX 77009

We will once again have a Feast site in Houston, hosted by the Houston Independent Church of God. Note our new location: Western Inn, 1500 North Loop (Northwest at 610 North Loop and I-45 South). There are numerous motels not far from our location.

For information, contact Tommy Foy at (832) 713-9446; email

 

Western Canada—Vernon, BC

The Castle at Swan Lake

7905 Greenhow Road • Vernon, BC V1B 3S2

Toll Free 1 (844) 854-0490 • (778) 475-4232 •

The Feast for Western Canada will again be held in Vernon, near the renowned Okanagan Valley region in British Columbia. The area is most beautiful in the Fall and features interesting geography and a fascinating history: www.vernon.ca and www.tourismvernon.com.

The facility is just off Highway 97, about 10 km east of the center of Vernon.

Accommodations and the meeting hall are in the same building. Opening service will be on Friday, October 2, at 7:30 PM at The Castle at Swan Lake Hotel Meeting Room.

The following suites are available—each includes a spacious living room; fire place; double pullout sleeper sofa; 40-inch TV; private balcony or deck; fully equipped stainless steel kitchen. Includes a free continental breakfast, WI-FI, and long distance calling anywhere in North America. Pet friendly suites are limited (fee required). Credit card required to secure reservation. Rates based on double occupancy. Our group rates are available only until September 2. Rates quoted in Canadian dollars:

Deluxe King Suite—one king bed $104.90 per night + taxes sleeps maximum of 4

Executive King Suite—two bedrooms $129.90 per night + taxes sleeps maximum of 6

Features 1 open area bedroom with king bed and 1 queen bedroom with full bath in loft area.

Family Suite—two bedrooms $171.04 per night + taxes sleeps maximum of 6

Features 1 open area bedroom with king bed and spacious living room and 1 queen bedroom with full bath in loft area. The loft area also has a living room with a beautiful view of the lake. Note: Only one Family Suite is available under our group booking.

Reservations: Contact The Castle using the above info. Tell them you are with the CBCG to get the group rates! The group block is under CBCG Conference 2020.

Other accommodations are available; see www.booking.com/Vernon-Accommodations or www.tripadvisor.ca/Hotels.

For any questions regarding this Feast site, contact Norbert and Denise Bohnert at:

(403) 381-6057 or cell (403) 894-0279; email .

Note: For planning purposes, please contact the Bohnerts with the following registration information: Name, Address, City, Province/State, Postal Code, Phone Number, Email Address. Include the number of adults and children who will be attending, with their ages. Include the Feast site you are attending and the name of the accommodations. Please get this information to us as soon as possible! Thank you!

 

Penang, Malaysia

Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort, Tangjung Bungah (4-star)

www.paradisehotel.com

Greetings from Malaysia! We will have our Feast site this year in Penang—the second largest city in Malaysia by population. Penang is renowned for its excellent street cuisine, incorporating Malay, Chinese, Indian, Thai, and European influences.

Rooms rates: Deluxe Studio (twin sharing) with breakfast, two guests: 8, 9, or 10 nights.

195 RM (Malaysian Ringgit) per night

70 AUD (Australian Dollars) per night

52 USD (American Dollars) per night

Meal Package: 2 Combine Luncheons at the hotel for 2 Sabbaths

1 Combine Dinners at the hotel for 1 Sabbath evening

1 Combine BBQ Dinner at the hotel on 1 Sabbath evening

Cost for all 4 meals (per person) = 250 RM; 90 AUD; 65 USD

For those interested in joining our Malaysian Feast, please feel free to contact me:

Andrew Moses +6 012 664 2277 +6 038 724 7258

or

Rotorua, New Zealand

Willowhaven Holiday Park, Lake Rotorua

The Feast in New Zealand will be held at Willowhaven Holiday Park, located on the shore of Lake Rotorua, about 5 km from the city of Rotorua—one of New Zealand’s most popular tourist areas.

We will have full use of the onsite Conference Room, which will allow for plenty of time for fellowship. Rotorua has numerous accommodations available.

Contact Willowhaven at ; for more information, email John Schurink at .

Australia

For Feast plans in Australia, contact Roy Assanti at .

 

2020 Feast of Tabernacles—Information Form

Please be sure to return this Feast Information Form as soon as possible.

Please select the site that you will attend and circle it on this information form. Please note that you must make your own reservations.

I/we plan on attending the Feast of Tabernacles with the Christian Biblical Church of God at the following location:

  1. Daytona Beach, Florida
  2. Destin, Florida
  3. Branson, Missouri
  4. Shipshewana, Indiana
  5. Tulsa, Oklahoma
  6. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
  7. Blanchard, Idaho
  8. Kalispell, Montana
  9. Pasadena, California
  10. Hollister/Gilroy, California
  11. Virginia Beach, Virginia
  12. Houston, Texas
  13. Western Canada—Vernon, BC (mail form to Canadian Office)
  14. Penang, Malaysia
  15. Rotorua, New Zealand
  16. Australia

 

For smaller local groups of 3-10 people, you may order the Feast DVDs.

_____ Yes, send the Feast DVDs.

We are sending the Feast CDs to everyone, so you do not need to order them.

Number of adults­­­­­­­ ________ Number of Children ________ Ages ____________

Name _____________________________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________ Apt __________

City __________________________ State _______ Zip Code _______________

Phone Number ______________________________________________________

 

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