2023 Feast of Tabernacles and Last Great Day

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Dear Brethren,

Here is the information packet for the 2023 Feast of Tabernacles. Listed below are the major CBCG Feast sites. In addition to these, there will be many smaller sites scattered across the U.S. As we have grown in recent years, we have increased the number of Feast sites. Every year we have sites closer and closer to where the brethren live—so that travel to the Feast is more convenient.

Please carefully follow the packet instructions. Each person is responsible for making his or her own reservations. In all locations, please mention that you are with the Christian Biblical Church of God, because in most cases we have been given special rates.

We need your help: Over the years it has been our policy to let people attend the Feast wherever they desired—and to change their minds as need be. Some even wait until a few days before the opening night of the Feast before making housing reservations. However, such late decisions make planning most difficult. Please let us know where you will attend as soon as possible so we can fulfill our contractual obligations of guaranteed minimums.

Please be sure to return the Feast Information Form (last page) as soon as possible.

Remember that the Feasts of God are as important as the weekly Sabbath. Through keeping them year by year, we are able to learn and understand more about God’s plan as revealed in the Bible. May God bless you in every way and make this year’s Feast the best ever for you and your family!

With love in Christ Jesus,

Fred R. Coulter


Sanford, Florida

Comfort Inn & Suites

590 Ava Court • Sanford, FL 32711 • (407) 585-1580

Sanford is about 45 miles west of Daytona Beach and 45 miles east of Orlando. There are airports in Sanford and Orlando. Numerous shopping and dining facilities are in the area, some within walking distance of the Inn.

We have 15 rooms reserved. For information or to make reservations, call the facility or use this link: www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/HV83K8. Rate: $109/night + tax. Booking name: Christian Biblical Church of God. Hotel comes with kosher breakfast, pool, exercise room, laundry. If you need assistance, please contact us:

Nolan Joseph (352) 575-4848 |

Faye Joseph (352) 575-5445  | 

Services start at10:15 AM each day. We will have a catered lunch at the hall on the first holy day. We will plan activities when we get to the festival location; you can reach out to us if you have special requests or suggestions.

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 (doors open at 8:30). Opening night service at 7:30 PM.

20 rooms have been set aside with group rate for 9-29 through 10-7; rates will be honored 3 days before and 3 days after these dates. Mention CBCG and ask for Building 3; make reservations before September 29. Register early. Rooms have been updated; complimentary hot breakfast buffet.

  • • Standard Rooms w/2 queen beds or w/1 king bed $111 (for weekdays) to $122 (for weekends) + 12.35% tax. Price depends on number of rooms reserved.

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.

Feast hosts: Steve and Pam Durham (317) 617-0267;

Shipshewana, Indiana

Van Buren Hotel

1175 N. Van Buren Street • Shipshewana, IN 46565 • (260) 768­7780

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. Over 10 miles of hiking trails wind through the park (https://visitindiana.com/things­to­do/48618­pokagon­state­park).

Area attractions: Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park, University of Notre Dame, National Studebaker Museum, Morris Performing Arts Center, and the South Bend Museum of Art (see www.midwestliving.com/travel/indiana/south­bend/top­things­to­do­south­bend­indiana/).

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

We have reserved a block of 30 rooms at the Van Buren. Lodging features Double Queen rooms; all rooms are $119/night + 12% tax. Tell them you are with CBCG. Block held to 9-1. Visit www.reservationcounter.com/hotels/show/6007633/van-buren-hotel-shipshewana-in/.

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

 Services will be at the Van Buren Hotel Conference Room. Opening night services will be Friday, September 29, at 7:30 PM. The first holy day service will begin at 10:30 AM. Service times for the remainder of the Feast will be at 10:30 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) 488-9480 (cell) or (517) 646-6098.

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Independent Tulsa Church of God

14509 E Marshall St • Tulsa, OK 74116, OK

This year we are meeting at the Independent Tulsa Church of God in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We do not have any arrangements with hotels, so each person is responsible for their own housing. You can get good prices by using AARP’s seniors’ discount or veterans’ discount. If you need a list of good motels, feel free to call me. There are plenty of places to eat and shop nearby.

Tulsa is a great place for the Feast, as there are many places of interest. We are planning several activities. If you would like to attend, please let me know. The CBCG Tulsa fellowship group looks forward to seeing you. For information or assistance, contact festival host Lawrence Burchfield at (918) 759-­7717. Bill and Mona Wax are also hosts.

Houston, Texas

Western Inn

1500 North Loop • Houston, TX 77009

We will again have a Feast site in Houston, hosted by the Houston Independent Church of God. Location: Western Inn, 1500 North Loop (Northwest at 610 North Loop and I-45 South). There are numerous motels in the area. Places to visit include a variety of museums, an aquarium, a zoo, and Moody Gardens in Galveston.
 A variety of restaurants are nearby.

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

Townsend, Tennessee

Highland Manor Inn

7766 East Lamar Alexander Parkway • Townsend, TN 37882

(865) 448-2211 • (800) 213-9462 • www.highlandmanor.com

We are pleased to again offer a Feast location in the Great Smoky Mountains. We will be hosting services at the family owned Highland Manor Inn in Townsend. [Important Note: Reservations must be made before July 31st. Parking is offsite if you don’t plan to stay at the facility. The offsite parking is a close walk and passengers can be dropped off.]

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. Townsend and nearby Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg offer activities, shopping, and attractions for all. See www.abouttownsend.com and www.gatlinburg.com.

Festival activities include a family dance/variety show, an ice cream social, a Bible study, and a family cookout. A fellowship room will be available each evening. Restaurants, attractions, and shopping centers are all within walking distance.

Services: Held at the Highland Manor Conference Center. Opening night service will be at 7:30 PM; daily services will be at 10 AM. Evening fellowship begins at 6 PM.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Highland Manor. Two Queen or One King rooms are $139.50 per night plus tax. Breakfast included. Use contact information above.

Reservations must be made before July 31. Mention CBCG to receive group rate. First night’s deposit required at booking; balance due on arrival. For those interested in performing special music, please let us know. If you have special needs or need further information, please contact us. Festival hosts/elder: Tom & Rhonda Fannin—(937) 288-2266; cell: (937) 763-3733; .

Pasadena, California

There will be Feast services in Pasadena this year, but arrangements are incomplete at this time. For those interested in attending Pasadena, contact Michael Heiss at (626) 331-4647. 
Email: and .

Blanchard, Idaho

Stoneridge Resort

150 Holiday Loop • Blanchard, ID 83804

The Feast will be held this year at the Stoneridge Resort in Blanchard, which is located in the upper panhandle of Idaho—two hours south of the Canadian border and an hour north of the Spokane International Airport. We will meet in The Gathering Place, a meeting room at Stoneridge. Opening night service will be Friday, September 29, at 7:30 PM.

Stoneridge Resort: (208) 437-2451 or (208) 437-2454; www.stoneridgeresort.com. Rooms: studio; standard 1 bedroom; large 1 bedroom; and 2 bedroom. Prices range from $95 to $130 per night. All rooms include a hide­a­bed 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 the group rate.

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 salt water pool, mini golf, hot tub & sauna, pool tables, fitness room, tennis courts, and bicycle rentals. Features walking trails 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.

For more information please contact Patrick and Georgia Ryan at (208) 437­1585; or .

Hollister, California

Pinnacles Building

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

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

At the Marriott, a Single King or Double Queen is $164 per day plus tax; call (831) 634-1101. Other options: Best Western (831) 637-9248; Holiday Inn Express (831) 200-2945; Leal in San Juan (831) 623-4380. There are several good B&Bs in the area, and house rental is an option. Do a Google search of the Hollister/San Juan area.

This is the 17th year that we will have a Feast site in Hollister, 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 gauge railroad runs through the redwoods. Check the Internet for additional area attractions.

Western Canada—Invermere, BC

Copper Point Resort

760 Cooper Road • Invermere, BC VOA 1K2

1 (855) 926-7737 • www.copperpointresort.com

For 2023, we are happy to be back at our old site in Invermere—at the Copper Point Resort. Accommodations have been reserved as a block; use the group code: CBCG2023. Other accommodations are available online. Services in the Quartz Grand Hall at the resort.

  • • Standard Queen Room—1 queen bed for single or double occupancy; $112.98/night
  • • 1 Bedroom Suite—1 king bed and 1 sofa bed; 2 adults, sleeps up to 4; $179.35/night
  • • 1 Bedroom Loft Suite—1 king bed and 1 trundle bed; 3 adults, sleeps up to 5; $235.73/night
  • • 2 Bedroom Suite—1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed; 4 adults, sleeps up to 6; $235.73/night
  • • 2 Bedroom Loft Suit also available

Use the contact info above to make reservations; one night deposit required at time of booking. Book before July 1 to secure rates. Room cleaning is provided every three days; daily cleaning is an additional charge. Pets allowed in some rooms for extra charge.

For assistance, contact Norbert Bohnert: (403) 894-0279 (cell); .

Eastern Canada—Gananoque, Ontario

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

777 King Street East • Gananoque, Ontario K7G 1H4 • (613) 382-8338

The Feast site for Eastern Canada will be located in Gananoque, Ontario. Gananoque is a community nestled in the heart of the picturesque 1000-Islands region on the St. Lawrence River. Located between two international bridges, Gananoque is easily accessible for our American neighbors from I-81—an easy 15 minutes from the border!

Meetings will be held at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites. The facility has a lovely, spacious meeting hall and beautiful rooms. There is an indoor pool, fitness center, and sauna—and free Internet access is included. A daily hot breakfast buffet is available and all rooms have a refrigerator and microwave. Rooms will be offered at our group rate of $150/night, plus tax. To book accommodations, please call the hotel directly and state that you are with the CBCG.

Central CanadaGuelph, Ontario

We are having a small Feast site In Guelph ON.

We have booked the Hotel for the first three days and the last day of the Feast!

In between we will meet at a member’s home?

For more information and details regarding hotel, and times, please contact; 

Robert Stapleton, 519-341-6067 or 


We have two small Feast sites in Australia; one is already at capacity.

For locations and details, please contact: Roy Assanti at .

Songkhla, Thailand

BP Samila Beach Hotel & Resort (Four Star Hotel)

8 Ratchadamnoen Alley, Tambon Bo Yang, Mueang Songkhla District

Songkhla 90000, Thailand • +66 74 440 222

Greetings from Malaysia! We will have a Feast site this year in Songkhla, Thailand. Over the last few decades, Songkhla has been rapidly developed and is currently a unique attraction worth visiting. Blessed with fine beaches, enchanting waterfalls, and tranquil lakes, the province has an abundance of tourist attractions and a number of seaside resort towns. The old section of Songkhla maintains its unique historical identity through architecture and cuisine. Endowed with ancient ruins and places of cultural importance, Songkhla is a melting pot of Thais, Chinese, and Malays—and charms visitors with its unique traditions, dialect, and folk entertainment.

Rooms rates:             Standard/Superior Room (twin sharing)

                                    With breakfast for two guests; 8, 9, or 10 nights.

                                    150 RM (Malaysian Ringgit) per night

                                    1300 BHT (Thailand Baht) per night

                                    55 AUD (Australian Dollars) per night

                                    38 USD (American Dollars) per night

                                    1700 PESO (Philippine Peso) per night

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

                                    2 Combine Dinners at the hotel for 2 Sabbath evenings

                                    Total (per person) = 250 RM; 1910 BHT; 85 AUD; 56 USD; 3200 PESO

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

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


Rotorua, New Zealand

Willowhaven Holiday Park, Ngongataha, Rotorua

This year’s Feast will be held again at the affordable Willowhaven Holiday Park, Ngongataha, Rotorua. We have been blessed to have this site for the past five years and it has suited us well. Rotorua is very popular tourist site on the North Island. Activities range from nature bush walks to mountain-bike rides and mini-golf to gondola rides. There are motorsports activities as well.

The Holiday Park features 2 chalets, 2 family units, and 6 cabins—along with the conference hall. Rotorua has various other accommodations.

Overseas guests who would like to share in our fellowship deep in the South Pacific are welcome to attend. Contact Simon Massey for more information at .

2023 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:

  • • Sanford, Florida
  • • Branson, Missouri
  • • Shipshewana, Indiana
  • • Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • • Houston, Texas
  • • Townsend, Tennessee
  • • Pasadena, California
  • • Blanchard, Idaho
  • • Hollister, California
  • • Western Canada, Invermere
  • • Eastern Canada, Gananoque
  • • Guelph, Ontario
  • • Australia
  • • Thailand, Songkhla
  • • New Zealand, Rotorua

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.


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