United Church of God

2019 Feast of Tabernacles: Blainville, Quebec

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2019 Feast of Tabernacles

Blainville, Quebec

Our Feast coordinators Harold and Sharon Descoteaux presented handmade gifts for each family. The gifts were wooden irons decorated with colored fall leaves (to go with the beautiful fall foliage we were blessed with here in Quebec) and which held the scripture, Ephesians 5:27 “…that He might present the church to Himself in all its glory, without a spot or wrinkle…,” to help us iron out our lives.

Chantal Leclerc presented everyone with a French Feast bookmark and Linda McAllister, who transferred from the U.S. to keep the Feast with our small group, gave each family a gift bag containing essential oil and body cream.

We were hosts to six visitors from other areas and from other Church affiliations. Our activities included a social evening of music and games, two special afternoons for the ladies—one for making a potpourri craft and one for making cards—a Friday night Bible study and on Sunday evening we enjoyed a social get-together at Bruno and Chantal Leclerc’s hotel room, with lots of fellowshipping and some music.

On the Eighth Day, a lunch was prepared for us by the hotel. We presented the hotel owner, Mannuel Puga, with a card of thanks and a box of chocolates.

We had special music for the offertory on the first day of the Feast played on the piano by Kevin Ford. On the morning of the Eighth Day, we heard a duet by Sharon Descoteaux and Beverly Hebert and in the afternoon Al Davidson from Ottawa sang a cappella. We were pleased that our minister Mr. Mike Caputo, his wife and his mother-in-law attended the first four days of the Feast with us. Kevin Ford also attended the first four days of the Feast and we thank him very much for providing us with live music for our hymns and the special offertory music he did for the first day.

We wish to thank everyone for the camaraderie and family atmosphere. We are also very grateful to the Descoteauxs for all the work and planning to make our Feast a success.

Beve Hebert