Glacier Country, Montana 2019
Once 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 west 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 drive to get there. This may allow for more excursions to such locations as Pole Bridge and Bowman Lake, East Glacier, Saint Mary Lake, and even Many Glaciers and Lake Sherbrune. However, with the Feast being later this year, the famous “Going to the Sun” highway to Logan Pass may be closed before the Feast due to early snowfall.
In addition to a “Glacier Day,” when we have early services, we traditionally have a family day, family dance, bowling party, senior’s luncheon and a ladies tea.
This year we will meeting in the Conference Room of the Glacier Mountain Lodge. (Not the Tabernacle building.) Once you enter the camp, proceed down Treasure State Blvd a quarter mile west and the Lodge will be on your right.
The Glacier Bible Camp offers a wide range of on-site accommodations. This makes it possible to attend the Feast in Montana very reasonably. For example, a family of two adults and two children between the ages of 5-12 could rent a tent site for nine nights, including all meals, for $582. The same size family could rent one of the family style rooms for nine nights, including all meals, for $897 (no dinner is served on Glacier Day). 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 provides reasonably priced meals. Brethren can sign up for these meals whether they are 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 5-12 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. 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.
NOTE: All individuals desiring to come to the Glacier Country Feast site need to register on both the UCG.ORG site AND www.ucg-mt.org website.
Although many will be staying on-site, there are many off-site options: motels, cabins, campgrounds, resorts, bed and breakfasts and vacation homes. Members are free to find whatever housing best suits their needs. Many have found that staying on-site—although more rustic—increased their opportunities for fellowship. For more information, contact Dan Deininger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-410-0162.
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).
The local Kalispell congregation will also be having Sabbath services at 2 p.m. Oct. 12, 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, Oct. 11. However, Glacier View Lodge (motel style rooms) will not be available until after 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13