Festival Site Updates
September 20, 2023
Parking volunteers and food drive
Parking volunteers needed
We are in need of several people to help with parking at Orange Beach this year. If you can help, please email Gordon Pennington directly at [email protected].
We will conduct a food drive again this year for the needy in Orange Beach. Below is a list of items that are most needed. Of course, money donations are also much appreciated.
- Mac and cheese
- Canned fruit
- Canned vegetables
- Dry beans
- Peanut butter
Also greatly appreciated are paper products and toiletries, as well as diapers and wipes (especially sizes 4 and 5 diapers).
September 8, 2023
We are planning to have an open mic for family day this year. Instrumental and vocal selections are welcome. If you would like to share your musical talent, please contact Tim Groves at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!
September 6, 2023
Activity updates, reminders and ushering request
Teen Drop-in: Picture this! Join us for this year’s teen drop-in in Orange Beach! We’ll have drinks, snacks, selfie back drops and props. Please feel free to bring your own props for a night full of fun and fellowship! We will host a reception just for our teens the evening of Saturday, Sept. 30, from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Event Center.
Young Adult Drop-in: Come and join us for this year’s young adult drop-in at Orange Beach! We’ll have snacks, drinks, cards and board games ready for a night full of fun and making Feast memories with our friends. We can’t wait to see you there! We invite all young adults (aged 19-39) for an informal get together Saturday, Sept. 30, from 7:30-9 p.m. We will serve light refreshments and finger foods. Come spend a relaxing evening with other young adults. This will take place in one of the breakout rooms at the Event Center.
2023 Orange Beach Golf Scramble:
Time is running out for entry into the golf scramble. So far, we only have 11 people signed up! We need to give the golf course an approximate number of players soon so they can block out the times for the shotgun start. We will be able to add a few late-comers afterward but space may be limited.
As a reminder this year’s golf scramble is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 2, at 1 pm. The location will be an 18-hole course at the Soldier Creek Golf Club. The cost will be $40+tax. All skill levels are welcome and if you don’t have a foursome, we will put you in one. A box lunch will be available for those who wish to pre-order. You can find the registration form here: https://feast.cogwa.org/uploads/Orange_Beach_2023_Golf_Scramble.pdf.
Ushering Volunteers Needed: It is only a short time before we will be celebrating God's festivals together in Orange Beach. There is still an opportunity to serve with ushering. If you are interested, please contact Charles Gilmer with confirmation or any questions.
Email: [email protected]
Teen Activity: This activity will be held at the Gulf State Park Pavilion, Oct. 1. Activities will start at 2 p.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. All teens are invited to the beach at Gulf State Park for an afternoon of swimming, volleyball and sand sculpting. Dress comfortably and bring your swimsuit. There will be cold drinks and a snack available. Make sure to eat lunch before you arrive.
For any teens who are interested, there will be an opportunity to compete in a sand-sculpting contest. The contest will begin at 2 p.m. and will end at 3:30 p.m. Teams will consist of no more than four members each. Each team will be responsible for bringing their own sculpting supplies which include, but are not limited to buckets, shovels and molds. Judges will be on standby, and there will be gift card prizes for the team who has created the overall best sand sculpture.
As if that doesn’t sound like enough fun, we are very excited to announce that Sand Castle University will be sending a professional sculptor to our teen activity to create a special Feast of Tabernacles sculpture. This will be a wonderful opportunity to get to watch a professional sand artist in live action on the beach. This sculpture will be completed by 4 p.m., and we are going to get a group picture of all the teens with the sculpture at the end of the activity.
The teen activity will conclude at 5 p.m. and anyone who would like to stop by the state park (after the teen activity) to view the sculpture and take advantage of a wonderful photo opportunity is welcome to do so. This will be a fantastic opportunity for a family picture at the Feast of Tabernacles 2023!
August 18, 2023
The Orange Beach Feast site is in need of volunteers for family day. We have many different activities planned and are relying on volunteers to make this day a success. Family day is on Tuesday, Oct. 3 this year. Please contact Sam and Shaleena Dungan if you can help or have any questions. Thank you in advance for your willingness to serve at this much anticipated event!
Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 251-769-6016
August 7, 2023
Reservations for the Golf Scramble are due by Sept. 3. We need a final count by that date to finalize arrangements with the Soldier Creek Golf Club. You can find the registration form here: https://feast.cogwa.org/uploads/Orange_Beach_2023_Golf_Scramble.pdf.
A box lunch will be available for those who wish to pre-order. The lunch will consist of turkey and Swiss cheese sandwich along with chips and drink. Also, if you want to rent clubs, we can reserve them for you. All fees will be paid at the course. Please see the registration form for more details.
June 20, 2023
Choir volunteers needed
Planning is underway for the Feast music in Orange Beach, and we are in need of additional volunteers – especially tenors and basses for the choir! If you would like to serve in this area and have not received any emails from the Special Music coordinator, Janet Pachinger, please reach out to her at [email protected] as soon as possible.
We have also heard of some who volunteered, but their information did not get through or the provided email address did not work. So, if you signed up but haven’t received any emails from Janet, please contact her right away. Thank you!
The city of Orange Beach, Alabama, will again welcome the Church of God, a Worldwide Association, for the Feast of Tabernacles. We will 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, which will be held in the Event Center like last year—providing convenience and a fine meal!
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.
Family Day is always a highlight of the Feast. 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: 16 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.