Kohala Coast, Hawaii

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Location of Services

Fairmont Orchid
1 N Kaniku Drive
Kohala Coast, HI 96743

First Service Time

Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, 10 a.m.

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Housing Updated May 4, 2022

Activities Updated Aug 5, 2022

Schedule Updated Jul 18, 2022

Festival Site Updates

September 14, 2022

Hawaiian update and deadline extension

Aloha everyone!

We are now down to just over four weeks until the Feast!

We now have 236 registered. If you know of anyone who would like to join us in Hawaii, please let them know we still have room.

We are planning to have Sabbath services in Salon 3 of the Fairmont Hotel Ballroom at 2 p.m. on Oct. 8. Several have indicated they plan to arrive early for the Feast and would like to attend Sabbath services.

Also, a few who have not attended in Hawaii before have asked about proper dress for services. Proper dress is modest Hawaiian business wear. For men, that would include a Hawaiian shirt, dress slacks, shoes and socks. For women, that would include a Hawaiian dress or blouse and dress slacks. Shorts, t-shirts and beach sandals are inappropriate wear for services.

We have also extended the deadline for othering tickets for activities. Thank you to those who have signed up! We encourage more of you to consider signing up as it helps us meet our contractual commitments to the hotel and charter boat. You may see the list of Festival activities, which includes links for ticket ordering and payment information. This year, we have added links for you to reserve and pay for activities online. This will save you time and add the convenience of paying online instead of sending a check. As a reminder, the deadline for reserving your spot at our activities and the special buffet meals is now this Monday, Sept. 19!

The chef has planned banquet meals that include two entrées, side dishes, desserts and beverages. All taxes and gratuities are included in the price. Let me know if you any special dietary restrictions or requests.

Please reserve your tickets ASAP!

Mahalo,

David Register
Hawaii Festival Coordinator
818-939-5091

September 2, 2022

Deadline reminder

Aloha everyone!

We are now down to just over five weeks until the Feast!

Our registration has climbed up a few. We now have 226 registered. If you know of anyone who would like to join us in Hawaii, please let them know we still have room.

If you have not already made your room reservations at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel, I recommend you do so ASAP. Our room block reservations will be cut off next week and the rooms will be released for the hotel to book other guests.

Again, I want to remind you, the hotel is providing us complementary meeting space at the hotel for all our meetings and activities if we book a certain number of rooms. We really appreciate those of you who have made reservations at the hotel. It saves the church literally tens of thousands of dollars in meeting room rent.

Be sure to also see the list of Festival activities, which includes links for ticket ordering and payment information. This year, we have added links for you to reserve and pay for activities online. This will save you time and add the convenience of paying online instead of sending a check. As a reminder, the deadline for reserving your spot at our activities and the special buffet meals is Sept. 12!

The chef has planned banquet meals that include two entrées, side dishes, desserts and beverages. All taxes and gratuities are included in the price. Let me know if you any special dietary restrictions or requests.

Please reserve your tickets and pay early so we have time to prepare and notify the hotel chef.

Mahalo,

David Register
Hawaii Festival Coordinator
818-939-5091

August 5, 2022

Updated activity and payment information

Aloha everyone!

Linda and I are looking forward to seeing all of you in Hawaii soon!

The Feast begins in a little more than 11 weeks! I wanted to share a couple of updates with you.

The speaking schedules have gone out from Headquarters and our speakers are working to prepare inspiring messages for us. Gary Black and Ken Treybig will be coming to Hawaii as special guest speakers this year, along with several elders and deacons, to help us focus on the coming millennial reign of Jesus Christ on this earth.

Our registration this year is a little less than previous years in Hawaii. We have 215 registered so far. If you know of anyone who would like to join us in Hawaii, please let them know we have plenty of room.

If you have not already made your room reservations at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel, I recommend you do so ASAP. Our room block reservations will soon be cut off and the rooms will be released for the hotel to book other guests.

Again, I want to remind you, the hotel is providing us complementary meeting space at the hotel for all our meetings and activities if we book a certain number of rooms. We are close, but having a few more rooms reserved by our members would certainly help us fulfill our contractual obligations. We appreciate those of you who have made reservations at the hotel. It saves the church literally tens of thousands of dollars in meeting room rent.

You will also find updated activities with ticket ordering and payment information on the Hawaii Feast page. This year, we have added links for you to reserve and pay for activities online. This will save you time and add the convenience of paying online instead of sending a check.

The deadline for reserving your spot at our activities and special buffet meals is Sept. 12!

Please reserve your tickets and pay early so we have time to prepare.

Mahalo,

David Register
Hawaii Festival Coordinator
818-939-5091

July 18, 2022

Activities and schedule

The Hawaii activites and schedule have now been posted.

June 1, 2022

Updated Feast information

Aloha everyone,

We are delighted you have decided to join us for the Feast in Hawaii! I want to give you the latest information and ask for your help. Our registration for Hawaii is lower than usual this year. We currently have just over 210 registered.

Our Fairmont Orchid Hotel contract stipulates that if we fill our reserved room block, the hotel offers us complimentary meeting space for our Feast services, and breakout space. This represents a savings of about $30,000 for the church! So, when you book rooms at the Fairmont Orchid, you are in essence making a sizeable contribution to the church and making it possible for others to come and enjoy this millennial location. Please consider staying at the hotel rather than renting rooms or condos elsewhere.

Here are important dates for housing reservations and activities:

Important Dates:

June 6: Early housing reservations begin.
June 13: General housing reservations begin.
July 18: Activity information and schedules posted. 
Oct. 10-16: Feast of Tabernacles.
Oct. 17: Last Great Day.

I am pleased to share with you we locked in an exceptionally good rate at the Fairmont Orchid Resort when we signed a two-year contract for 2021 and 2022. Our negotiated garden view room rate is $235 per night (daily resort fee and self-parking charges included). Currently, a garden view rack room rate is close to $700 per night.

Here is the Fairmont Orchid Hotel room reservation link: https://book.passkey.com/go/CHUR1022.

For any reservation questions, the hotel number is 808-887-7342.

Please register for early housing if you need a handicapped-accessible room. Most of us will begin making housing reservations on Monday, June 13.

Many of you are now planning and making arrangements for flights, vehicle rentals and housing. You may find airfares and car rentals more expensive now, since the summer vacation season is cranking up in Hawaii. We have found that if you wait until August the rates usually go down as the family vacation season winds down.

A few have also asked about the Sabbath before the Feast. Yes, we plan to have Sabbath services on Sabbath, Oct. 8, at 2:30 p.m. in the Fairmont Hotel Ballroom. Please remember while making your travel plans that those discounted rates are good three days before and three days after the Feast. We have planned a Welcome Buffet Dinner on the Fairmont Beach on opening night, and two services on the first holy day (Oct. 10).

We will send out an activity schedule and sign-up information as soon as our attendee count is up to date and our events are finalized. In the meantime, you are encouraged to go to the portal and sign up on our volunteer list. Mahalo for your help!

https://portal.cogwa.org/acct/login.php

To follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cogwafotkohalacoast/.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please email, call or text.

Mahalo,

David Register
Hawaii Festival Coordinator
818-939-5091


Site Description

Aloha! We will be returning to the Big Island of Hawaii this year for the Feast, meeting at the four-star Fairmont Orchid Hotel and Resort, about 30 minutes north of the city of Kona and the international airport. The Fairmont Orchid is located on the world-famous Kohala Coast, on the west side of the largest of the Hawaiian Islands.

The oceanfront Fairmont Orchid is situated on over 32 acres of lush tropical grounds that include a private beach and bay, six restaurants, a fitness center, a spa, two championship golf courses, gardens and coastal hiking trials.

Once again, we are expecting 300 to 400 in attendance on the Big Island this year. All of our services and meetings, and most of our activities, will be held at the Fairmont Orchid, where we have reserved a large block of rooms at deeply discounted rates.   

There is plenty to do and see on the Big Island. Of course, sightseeing, shopping, fine dining, ocean water sports and beaches abound. The Volcanoes National Park and Hawaii’s world-famous stargazing opportunities are highlights for visitors.

Organized activities will include a teen beach party, a young adult voyager canoe excursion and breakfast, a family sailing and snorkeling adventure on a private charter boat, and a best-ball golf tournament.

You will find plenty of helpful information and pictures on our Facebook page: COGWA FOT Kohala Coast. We look forward to seeing you on the Big Island for the Feast this year! Aloha!

Fragrance-controlled room: No.

Dave Register

Tax rate for accommodations: 13.25 percent.

Closest airport: Kona (KOA), 23 miles.

Dave Register