Festival Site Updates
September 29, 2022
Softball on Family Day
Softball gloves and players needed for this year's Family Day!
The Feast is right around the corner, and there has been a lot of interest in getting a few teams together to play softball on Family Day! If you are interested in playing, please bring a glove (or two). Gloves will not be provided for the games. If needed, we can share gloves in between innings.
Also, if you would like to volunteer to help for Family Day or you have any questions, please email [email protected]. See you soon!
September 27, 2022
Reminders and updates
Orange Beach Feast goers!
The Feast of Tabernacles is very close and we have a few announcements I wanted to get to everyone before you arrive.
Services Sabbath of Oct. 8
We will have the weekly Sabbath service on Oct. 8 in the Event Center at 2 p.m. for all who are in Orange Beach by then. We are expecting several hundred will have arrived and want a place to assemble before the Feast starts.
Festival Youth Instruction Lessons
We have secured two conference rooms in the Springhill Suites for our FYI lessons this year. This is adjacent to the Event Center, but not a part of it. We require that a parent or guardian take the children all the way to the conference room before the lessons begin, and pick them up at the conference room afterwards. Please, we do not want any child to walk themselves to the Event Center, even though the buildings are side-by-side.
Revisions to the Orange Beach Gulf Scramble
Due to scheduling problems with our original location for the scramble, we have had to make some changes. The scramble will be held at the ONE Club Golf Course at 4500 Gulf Shores Pkwy (just off Hwy 59). This course is a nine-hole course and they do not have enough carts to handle the 55 people we have signed up. Therefore, the scramble will consist of only nine holes with two flights.
The first flight will be at 1 p.m. and will be a shotgun start for seven teams. The second flight will be at 3:30 p.m. with a shotgun start. Also, anyone who made club rental arrangements with Gulf Shores Golf Club should cancel. ONE Club has rentals but since we will basically be the only ones on the course, we can take care of rentals at the clubhouse. There is a dress code of collared shirts and no denim pants or shorts. The cost will be $35 (including box lunch) or $25 without. The schedule of foursomes for both flights is attached below. Since the second flight begins late, those who signed up for the box lunch may want to cancel. For questions or cancellation of the box lunch, contact Rick Avent at [email protected].
|Flight 1: 1 p.m.||Name||Box Lunch|
|4||George Allen III|
|Flight 2: 3:30 p.m.||Name||Box Lunch|
The children will sing on Thursday, Oct. 13 during the Feast. The music can be found at feast.cogwa.org/childrens-choir with the password "FOTmusic2022." There will be a required rehearsal immediately following services on Wednesday, Oct.12. Please reach out to Colene Erickson at [email protected] if you have questions.
September 8, 2022
Hilltop Service Project
This Feast, Foundation Outreach International, through the Hilltop Outreach Program, is sponsoring a toy drive to benefit the local community that hosts us each year. This is in addition to the annual Food Drive that we have sponsored each year at Orange Beach.
These toys will be distributed to various organizations like Family Promise and the Boys and Girls Club of Baldwin County. These can be toys, stuffed animals, puzzles, etc. The Boys and Girls Club have an after-school program for parents who cannot afford daycare. They especially would love to get school supplies like crayons, pens, pencils and paper.
We recommend that all toys and gift be under $20. If you have any questions, please visit the Food Bank table at the Event Center for more information.
August 31, 2022
Golf scramble reminder
We now have 28 people signed up for the Orange Beach golf scramble. As a reminder, the deadline for signing up is Sunday, Sept. 11. We need an accurate count to confirm the times we're going to reserve at the golf course. If you have not registered, please contact Rick Avent at [email protected].
August 29, 2022
Family Day update
Hello to all of those attending sunny Orange Beach this year for the Feast of Tabernacles 2022!
Family Day will be held at the Orange Beach Sports Complex on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 1-5 p.m. To make this event fun and enjoyable for everyone, we are seeking energetic volunteers to help run the event. If you would like to help make Family Day successful for all the children and families, please email [email protected] with your contact information, including your name and cell phone number. Once we receive your information, a list of all of the activity positions and shifts will be sent to you so you can choose what fits best with your activity level and schedule.
New activity for our musicians! Family Day music jam!
We would like to welcome all experienced, semi-experienced or novice musicians to Family Day. If you are interested in playing a few songs or joining others in the fun, please email [email protected]. Please let us know your instrument and how many songs you’d like to play so we can make sure there are enough participants to make for a successful time! There is a shaded pavilion area with speakers, mics and amps available for all musicians to use.
Thank you for your service!
August 25, 2022
Special services and greeters
All Orange Beach Feast goers!
We are in need of a few people to help out with special services and greeters. If you are able and willing to volunteer your time, please email Roy Demarest directly at [email protected].
August 12, 2022
Choir - tenor and basses still needed
We are still looking for tenor and bass voices for the Feast choir. The music portal has just been opened. Please contact Colene Erickson at [email protected] if you can serve in this way.
August 9, 2022
We are planning an exciting evening of fun for the teens in Orange Beach this year! In addition to snacks and drinks, we have a couple of get-to-know-you mixers that are sure to help us all get better acquainted with one another. Make some new friends to spend time with during the Feast, and even to keep in contact with after you return home. We will kick things off in the Event Center Monday evening, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Please arrive early so you don’t miss out! If you have any questions, please drop an email to Phil Sandilands at [email protected].
August 9, 2022
Young adult drop-in
Join us for a Young adult drop-in scheduled on Monday, Oct. 10, from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Event Center. It will be a great time to visit, play games and make new friends early in the Feast. We'll have light snacks and beverages for everyone. We look forward to hosting you this year! If you have any questions you can contact our Festival coordinator, Phil Sandilands, at [email protected].
Cory and Colene Erickson
July 18, 2022
Activities and schedule
Sabbath services on Oct. 8 will be located where the Feast will be held, at the Orange Beach Event Center:
4671 Wharf Parkway
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Services will begin at 2 p.m.
There has been a location update for this year's Golf Scramble, as well as a change in pricing. Please see the updated Golf Scramble information sheet for more details.
July 11, 2022
For activity and payment information about this year's golf scramble, please see the Golf Scramble information sheet.
The city of Orange Beach, Alabama, will again welcome the Church of God, a Worldwide Association, for the Feast of Tabernacles. We meet in the beautiful Orange Beach Event Center, located in the Wharf District, which hosts many fine restaurants, shopping and lots of outdoor activities for the whole family.
With over 800 people anticipated, our planned activities offer wonderful opportunities for fellowship. Our senior luncheon will be a special treat for our members, with our teens providing the service and entertainment for the event.
We will host teen and young adult drop-ins at the beginning of the Feast to encourage fellowship and provide ways to make new friends and lasting memories. For those who enjoy the outdoors, we will also have a golf scramble and a teen outing on the beach.
A highlight of the Feast will be Family Day. With several hundred people attending, we’ll provide carnival games, novelty Olympics, a sing-along and a host of games and activities, all in an afternoon of sun and fun!
There are multiple beach locations—stretching across several miles—that allow for parasailing, diving, deep-sea fishing, glass-bottom boat and dolphin tours, beach volleyball and a host of other Gulf-related activities. If your interest isn’t beautiful white sand, then just minutes from the beach are golf, sailing and several theme parks for the young at heart.
If sand, surf and sun are calling you this year, we encourage you to join us for God’s Feast of Tabernacles in beautiful Orange Beach, Alabama!
Fragrance-controlled room available: No.
Tax rate for accommodations: 13 percent. (Be sure to read details on each property listed in the housing information. Some Orange Beach accommodations include taxes and fees in their rates.)
Closest airport: Pensacola, Florida (PNS), 30 miles.