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Again the beautiful and majestic area of Northwest Montana known as Glacier Country will host the Feast of Tabernacles. This region of Montana is world renowned for its mountains, rivers and wilderness areas—especially Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall Wilderness and Flathead Lake. In addition to the grand landscapes, the small towns abound with great restaurants and shopping opportunities.
This year the Feast site will again be held at the Glacier Bible Camp, which is only 10 miles from the entrance to Glacier National Park. See www.glacierbiblecamp.org for more information. The close proximity to Glacier National Park will allow those who desire to spend time exploring the park to do so without a long the drive to get there. This may allow for more excursions to such locations as Pole Bridge and Bowman Lake, East Glacier, Saint Mary Lake, Many Glaciers and Lake Sherbrune. Additionally, with the Feast being earlier this year, we are hoping that the famous “Going to the Sun” highway to Logan Pass will be open.
At Glacier Bible Camp they call their largest meeting building “the Tabernacle.” This building is designed to accommodate 1,000 people with comfortable cushioned chairs. Although we are not expecting anywhere near 1,000 people to attend this site, it does mean we will now be able to accommodate nearly all who desire to come to Montana to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. (Our attendance in 2017 was 311. We anticipate, due to an earlier Feast, we may exceed 400 this year.)
The Glacier Bible Camp offers a wide range of on-site accommodations. These accommodations make it possible to attend the Feast in Montana very reasonably. Some find the camping and dorm options reminiscent of early Feasts held in Big Sandy, Texas, in the Piney woods or Booth City. See more information below. All reservations for housing at Glacier Bible Camp need to be made on the www.ucg-mt.org website.
The Glacier Bible Camp dining hall will provide reasonably priced meals that anyone can register for whether staying on-site or off-site. Breakfast has two options—full breakfast for $6 or continental breakfast for $4. Lunch is $7, and dinners and brunches are $8. Children under 5 eat free. Children 5 through 12 are half price. An adult could have all their meals on-site for $164—from the opening night dinner to breakfast on the day after the Eighth Day/Last Great Day. However, the menu will be available online at www.ucg-mt.org, and individuals can determine which meals they’d like to eat on-site. Many have found the fellowship at the shared meals to be one of the highlights of the Montana Feast!
NOTE: Glacier Bible Camp also offers gluten-free meals for those who require a gluten-free diet.
Although many will be staying on-site, there are many off-site options to choose from when it comes to housing. There are many motels, cabins, campgrounds, resorts, bed-and-breakfasts and vacation homes in the area. Members are free to find whatever housing best suits their needs. However, many have found that staying on-site, although maybe more rustic than many other sites, has helped them enjoy the increased opportunities for fellowship.
Camp-use Fee: Anyone age 5 and above not staying in Glacier Bible Camp accommodations, or signing up for at least one meal a day, is charged $2.50 per person per day ($20 for the entire festival).
First Service: 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Tabernacle building on the Glacier Bible Camp campus.
Early Reservations: The local Kalispell congregation will also be having Sabbath services at 2 p.m., Sept. 22, just prior to the Feast, at Glacier Bible Camp. For those who are camping or staying on-site in any of the dormitory-type rooms, they may sign up to arrive at the camp as early as Friday, Sept. 21. However, Glacier View Lodge (motel-style rooms) will not be available until after 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.