Before you start your journey, take note of the following important web pages. For all your Feast information please click here: https://www.ucg.org/members/feast.
Sept. 22 Sabbath services
On your journey to the Feast you might be planning to keep the Sabbath before the Feast in a different area than your home congregation. Please take note of those areas that will be having Sabbath services. Many ministers might be en route at that time and will have to cancel their regular services. Please click this link to see a list of areas in the U.S. that will be having services on the Sabbath before the Feast: ucg.org/members/news/sabbath-services-before-the-feast-of-tabernacles-september-22-2018.
If at any time during the Feast you need to join a webcast, please refer to this link for more information: ucg.org/members/news/2018-feast-of-tabernacles-webcast-information.
International traveler offerings
Are you are planning to travel outside the U.S.? Then please consider how and when you will be making your Holy Day offerings. If you would like your contribution to be included in your year-end tax receipt you will have to consider sending the offering before you leave or via the website. You might also consider giving an amount in that country’s currency while at the Feast site. For more information please click this link: ucg.org/members/news/going-outside-the-united-states-for-the-feast.
Support the Festival Fund
Also, please don’t forget to support the Festival Fund. This fund helps cover extra expenses at various Feast sites that need it. For more information please follow this link: ucg.org/members/news/dont-forget-to-support-the-festival-fund.
Keeping the Feast at home?
Are you staying home for the Feast for unforeseeable reasons? Then please register online here: https://www.ucg.org/members/feast/sites/2018/celebrating-the-feast-at-home. When you are registered here you will be provided several materials, articles, videos and sermons to help celebrate and feel a part of the family even when you can’t be there.
Parents, if your children might sing for the children’s choir you can practice beforehand by accessing MP3s of the songs and PDFs of the lyrics. Please follow this link to find them: ucg.org/members/feast/childrens-choir-music.
Digital youth festival booklets
Parents who registered for the Feast after July 15, or are unable to attend, can download and print out PDFs of the 2018 Youth Festival Booklets. If you registered before July 15, you should be able to pick up a copy of them once you arrive at the Feast site you registered for. There are four different booklets, each focused on different age levels. For more information and link to download the booklets please click here: ucg.org/members/news/2018-youth-festival-booklets.
Teens: we want your Feast pics!
Teens attending the Feast: take a camera or a cell phone with you and take lots of pictures! Send in your favorite photos to be considered for the front cover of the 2019 Youth Festival Booklet for teens. For more information on submitting your photos and deadlines please click here: ucg.org/members/news/teen-feast-photography-contest.
Lastly, we invite everybody to share the fun and joy you are experiencing at the Feast this year by sharing your pictures on social media with the hashtag #ucgfot! For more information please click here: ucg.org/members/news/ucgfot-share-your-feast-of-tabernacles-experiences.
Have a wonderful Feast of Tabernacles! #ucgfot