In all, 22 of us from the “Atlantic Bubble” assembled with social distancing and masks in a local hotel and received the webcast from the Panama City Beach, Florida, Feast site. For the most part the technology worked well for us. We appreciated being able to view the Faces and Places segments of the webcast before each service.
The various speakers at the Panama City Beach Festival site gave us a rich smorgasbord of our future in the soon-coming Kingdom of God, as emphasized by our president, Victor Kubik, in his address to us on that subject. We experienced a taste of the unity and peace that will eventually abound on this earth.
At our local site we enjoyed activities designed for all ages, gathering at a local Lions Club for a family day. There was no traditional “Jiggs Dinner” this year; instead it was COVID-style—bring your own lunch. Cage Bingo, word games and a sing-along filled out our evening.
Other activities during the Feast included a pre-service meal at Swiss Chalet on the first day, an afternoon of bowling, the indoor adventure park and visits to some provincial sites. There was also time to enjoy our spectacular coastal views. The younger children spent lots of time in the outdoors at our local parks feeding the ducks and enjoying the play equipment. Since we were restricted by the “Atlantic Bubble,” being able to keep the Feast online as a group was a real blessing in many ways.
On the Eighth Day we rounded out the Festival by enjoying a meal together between services provided by the restaurant in the hotel where services were held. Many thanks to all who made the Feast go so smoothly.
Ellsworth and Dorothy Stanley