This will be the sixth consecutive year for the United Church of God to host the Feast of Tabernacles and Eighth Day in Oceanside, California. The local community is also thrilled to welcome our return. We are expecting around 450-500 attendees. The site offers all the opportunities of a larger festival site, but also grants the intimacy of getting acquainted with one another. Most importantly, and our main purpose for assembling, is to worship God, learn more about His marvelous plan of salvation and fellowship with like-minded and like-hearted fellow believers. With this focus in mind, we will have spiritually focused education venues for every age, along with special seminars in the afternoon and a night-time Hymn Sing and Bible Study. Please be aware for planning purposes: There is no Opening Night Service. We will have two 90-minute services during the daylight portion of the first Holy Day at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
We will be meeting at the QLN Conference Center, a modern, bright, yet intimate one-story facility. This is located about 4 miles inland. It is no farther than 10-15 minutes from any location in Oceanside or Carlsbad. It can be reached by light rail from downtown Oceanside. We will strive to have a wide range of accommodations that make this festival site financially available to all.
Oceanside is a casual community with beaches, bike trails, a historic wooden pier and harbor village offering a variety of family-friendly activities. Right next door is the charming beach side community of Carlsbad. The weather should be in the mid-70s to low 80s, which is just right to enjoy swimming, fishing or sailing. Likewise, the amiable weather allows enjoyment of the unlimited outdoor recreation, Legoland, Old Town San Diego, San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, Sea World, Balboa Park and USS Midway Museum. Many other visitor attractions are 15-45 minutes away. Go 50 minutes to the northeast and you are in the sun-kissed wine country vineyards of Temecula.
The California Welcome Center in Oceanside offers discount tickets to the major attractions and the volunteers are happy to offer suggestions on where to go and how to enjoy your time in Oceanside and San Diego County. To learn more about this location, please visit www.visitoceanside.org and www.visitoceanside.org.