St. Augustine, Florida
Festival Site Updates
Bible Studies Scheduled for Friday Evening
September 12, 2013
Bible studies for the congregation as a whole, for teens and for young adults are planned for Friday evening, Sept. 20, during the Feast in St. Augustine. These events have been added to the updated schedule.
Congregational Bible Study by Jim Haeffele: In the congregational Bible study Friday evening, Mr. Haeffele’s topic will be “We Will Be Sons of God.” The study will be in the main meeting hall beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Teen Bible Study by Mike Machin: Life is a struggle filled with trials and challenges. Mr. Machin will discuss a proven formula for success: “Winning at Life—the Seven Laws of Success.” Teens will meet at 7:30 Friday evening in Legends 1.
Young Adult Bible Study by Cory Erickson: Are you sometimes discouraged as you try to live by your Christian principles in this sin-sick, dog-eat-dog society? The disciples of Jesus may have felt the same way! Meet with other young adults in Legends 2 at 7:30 on Friday evening as Mr. Erickson addresses the comment Jesus made to His disciples as He sent them out into the world: “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves.”
Sign Up Early at the Feast
September 11, 2013
This is just a heads-up that those attending the Feast in St. Augustine will need to sign up at the information table before or after services on the opening night or on the first day of the Feast for the following events:
- Senior citizens’ luncheon, which will be after services on Friday, Sept. 20. (There is no cost for seniors to attend—we will pay for it with donations made throughout the Feast.)
- Sabbath brunch at the Renaissance, which will be on the morning of Sept. 21.
More information for both activities will be provided at the Feast, but the staff requires as much time as possible to plan ahead, and these two activities are pretty early in the Feast.
St. Augustine Golf Tournament
September 3, 2013
We are less than two weeks from the Feast. Those who intend to play in the golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 23, need to send their name, average score and money to Jim Haeffele (1419 NE 14th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33909) by Friday, Sept. 13. The fee is $59 for those aged 10-17 and $69 for those over 18.
It will be much harder to get signed up if you wait until you come to St. Augustine. The club pro needs time to figure a handicap for each member of the group to make it equal play for everyone. Since we’re a large group, the club wants payment for everyone to be made through only one person, Jim Haeffele. Thank you for your help.
St. Augustine Schooner Cruise Full
August 28, 2013
Reservations are now closed for the St. Augustine schooner cruise on the Freedom, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 24. The ship is completely filled with 40 people. Thank you so much for your response! Payment for the cruise may be made starting on Sept. 20. A table will be set up in the “Pre-convene” area of the Renaissance Resort where a representative will handle your transactions. If you have any questions, contact Suzanne Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Singles and Adult Activities in St. Augustine
August 16, 2013
Two new activities have been added to the schedule for the Feast in St. Augustine.
Singles’ Meet and Greet
There will be a single’ meet-and-greet activity at Caddyshack on Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. Come fellowship with other singles and have a relaxing meal while you discuss Feast activities.
R.S.V.P. Suzanne Fisher at email@example.com by Sept. 10 so a private room can be reserved.
The singles will be sponsoring a schooner cruise for any adults—married or single—on Tuesday evening, Sept. 24 at 5:30.
The schooner Freedom offers a two-hour cruise for an unforgettable evening of “riding the high seas”!
Complimentary drinks will be available (beer, wine, water, soft drinks). Snacks can be brought along. Afterwards, we will eat at a nearby restaurant.
We need 35 to 40 participants in order to reserve the Freedom at a cost of approximately $28 per person (instead of the usual price of $45).
R.S.V.P. Suzanne Fisher at Suziqt2b2002@Yahoo.Com by Sept. 10!
St. Augustine Golf Tournament
August 14, 2013
This year we plan once again to have a “captain’s choice” golf tournament at St. Augustine. It will be with a shotgun start on Monday, Sept. 23, on the Slammer and Squire Golf Course at the World Golf Village Resort. Players may form their own foursome team; or, for those who do not have a team, we will pair everyone up to make teams of four.
Junior golfers aged 10-17: $54
Adult golfers aged 18 and over: $64
An additional $5 per person will be collected for gifts for:
1. The closest to the pin on par 3s.
2. The longest drive.
3. First, second and third places for team finishes.
Average score over your last three games for adults _______.
Average score over your last three games for juniors _______.
If you only play once or twice a year, please let us know. You do not have to come up with an average.
Please send us your information before the Feast so we receive it by Friday, Sept. 13. We have to turn in the entries to the golf course one week in advance of the tournament.
Please send your information and checks (made payable to Jim Haeffele) for green fees to:
1419 NE 14th Terrace
Cape Coral, FL 33909
St. Augustine Family Activity
August 7, 2013
Join us at Adventure Landing for an afternoon of fun for ALL ages on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. We have exclusive use of the family park for an awesome afternoon of fun and enjoyment. We are getting a special deal for this event. Each ticket holder will receive unlimited access to all of these: arcade games, go-kart rides (for youth and adult), mini-putting, batting cages and the max simulator. You’ll also receive 10 free tokens for arcade games with prizes. All this for $15 per person. There will also be a “bounce house” for the younger crowd (under age 10). This is a huge price break. Normally one game of mini-putting or one go-kart ride costs $7 per person.
The park is meeting our dietary needs by offering a beef hot dog with drink for $2.99, or a slice of cheese pizza with drink for $2.99, or two slices of pizza with drink for $3.99. There are other fun carnival food items available as well.
Adventure Landing is only 10 minutes from the Church convention hall—2780 State Road 16, St. Augustine, FL 32092. To learn more about the park, go to http://www.adventurelanding.com/parks/st-augustine/.
Please register and prepay by Tuesday, Sept. 3, to get your place reserved for this special family event. Fill out the registration form, and send it with your payment to: COGWA, P.O. Box 123, Cottage Grove, MN 55016. If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Gary or Gale Black at 651-366-2011 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send you an email confirmation once we receive your registration form.
St. Augustine Teen & Young Adult Activity
August 7, 2013
Teens and young adults, join us for a unique two hours of zip lining the “Nile River” at St. Augustine’s Crocodile Crossing on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m.
Zip through the treetops and conquer aerial obstacles on the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park’s thrilling new zip-line attraction, Crocodile Crossing. Across seven acres on two challenging courses, you’ll experience having live alligators and crocodiles right under your toes, tropical birds at eye level, and red-ruffed lemurs nearly at arm’s length. More than 50 different obstacles will have you surfing through the sky, swinging like a spider monkey and climbing like a gecko. Newcomers can get a feel for this exciting experience on the lower, shorter Sepik River Course. The truly adventurous can take on the higher, more challenging Nile River Course. With two courses to choose from, the only question is, Where will your adventure take you?
We have negotiated a special rate. The cost for those who preregister will be $48.75 (a 25-percent discount). Participants must be at least 57 inches tall and 10 years of age. Maximum weight is 250 pounds.
This location is approximately 30 minutes from the Church convention hall. The address is: St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, 999 Anastasia Boulevard, St. Augustine, FL 32080. To learn more about the park and details regarding the event, go to http://www.alligatorfarm.com/crocodilecrossing.html.
Please sign up and prepay by Tuesday, Sept. 3, to get your place reserved for this special teen/young adult event. Print and fill out the registration form, and send it with your payment to: COGWA, P.O. Box 123, Cottage Grove, MN 55016. If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Gary or Gale Black at 651-366-2011 or email@example.com. We will send you an email confirmation once we receive your registration form.
Feast Activities Update
July 19, 2013
Be sure to check out the revised St. Augustine Feast activities and schedule. Information on several activities have been added, including the Family Day activity at Adventure Landing, a golf tournament and a teen/young adult activity at St. Augustine’s Crocodile Crossing—all of which require registration and payment before the Feast. The deadline for registering for the family and teen/young adult activities is Sept. 3. The deadline for registering for the golf tournament is Sept. 13.
Feast Schedule and Activity Information Available
July 1, 2013
A schedule and description of activities for the St. Augustine site has been posted to the Feast website. Check out what will be happening and be aware of any events that may require registration or advance ticket purchase by going to St. Augustine's activities and schedule.
Also, the special music coordinators and adult choir directors have been announced for U.S. Feast sites. If you need to contact the special music coordinator or choir director for your Feast site, you can find this information at http://feast.cogwa.org/uploads/Feast_Music_Coordinators_2013.pdf.
For the third year the Feast will be held at the world-famous Renaissance World Golf Village, located in historic St. Augustine, Florida. This site is rich with history, as it was founded before the English colony at Jamestown, Virginia, and a half a century before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts.
The World Golf Village offers a superb venue for our Festival services. You will have a choice of staying at condos, motels and beach houses—or staying right at the Renaissance Resort, which offers an excellent discount to our members. You can just walk from the hotel to the auditorium. Parking is free. I invite you to come to Florida to keep the Feast and focus on the vision of the Kingdom of God that will soon return to earth.
Location of Services: St. Augustine Ballroom at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village, 500 South Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, FL 32092.
First Service: Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m.
Taxes: Florida and local tax is 12 percent.
Updated Apr 05, 2013 Activities
Updated Aug 06, 2013 Schedule
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Family Day and Teen/Young Adult Activity Order Form
Updated Aug 06, 2013