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A United Church of God Feast of Tabernacles site
The Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida, will host the United Church of God’s Feast of Tabernacles in 2014. Overlooking the famous Emerald Coast, this landmark resort provides comfortable lodging for everyone; most rooms overlook the emerald green waters and sugar-sand beaches. In addition, it offers a tropical and millennial setting that naturally lends itself to a memorable family Feast.
Have your cameras ready just before sundown, for the sunsets are spectacular. You will want to preserve a few digital photos of them as inspiring mementos of your 2014 Feast experience. They can serve to remind you of God’s marvelous handiworks for now, and help to illuminate God’s glorious future for all humanity, forever.
Physical amenities: Edgewater’s three high-rise towers provide spacious condominiums with spectacular views of the world-famous Emerald Coastline. A broad, wide beach separates the ocean from Edgewater’s Lagoon Pool. In this area, unique landscaped islands and flowing waterfalls wind their way through the 11,500-square foot free-form pool surrounded and enhanced by 45,000 square feet of deck space, whirlpools and reflecting ponds.
Edgewater’s 110-acre gated community combines an array of activities and amenities to provide a memorable Feast, including 11 swimming pools, 12 tennis courts (six have lighting), 11 shuffleboard courts, four hot tubs, a tanning salon, gift shop, game arcade and full-service restaurant. A complimentary tram service helps transport Feastgoers from the oceanfront towers to the festival meeting facility and around the entire property. If you prefer to walk the short distance to the auditorium, a 10-foot wide pedestrian walkway is available.
The resort’s north side includes the auditorium facility, surrounded by golf villas. The nine-hole executive golf course has nine lakes and several island greens encircling the villas, including a clubhouse and pro shop. The health club offers cardiovascular exercise equipment, an aerobics salon and a massage therapy room.
Housing: Nearly 70 percent of the Edgewater condominiums are on the oceanfront. They include studios and one, two, and three-bedroom units. Edgewater also has comfortable villas just north of Front Beach Road that are near the auditorium. Long Beach Resort, one mile away, and the luxurious Majestic Beach Towers just one-half mile away, are also managed by Edgewater. Additional housing accommodations are available nearby. Some are oceanfront, some offer efficiencies, while others have full kitchens. Please see housing listings and prices that follow.
The long-term success of this site depends on members using the housing listed in the Festival Planning Brochure. The low price for the meeting facility saves the Church thousands of dollars each year, and Edgewater Resort trusts the cooperation of our members to use the housing listed in our brochure. For more information, check out the resort’s website at www. edgewaterbeachresort.com.