The Congregation of YHWH
 “Lake Murray at Sunset” taken by Amara DeFelice

“Lake Murray at Sunset” taken by Amara DeFelice

Lake Murray

For the Feast of Tabernacles, the Congregation of YHWH does its best to obtain a spot each year in an area that is big enough to support the amount of congregates that come to observe with us. 


The Feast of Tabernacles, Succoth, will be observed from sunset on Saturday, October 12th, 2019 to sunset on Sunday, October 20th, 2019.

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2018 Feast of Tabernacles 

This past year's Succoth was held at Lake Murray State Park in Group Camp #1. We hosted the following speakers: Pastor Dennis Martin, Deacon Bob Widmer, Deacon Curtis Holland, and Carlos Serrato.

The schedule below includes what free meals, speaker times, and any activities we had planned. The 2019 year schedule and list of supplies will be posted at a later time. Thank you for joining us at Lake Murray in 2018. We pray to see you all again soon!

Thank you!  

Here is a link to the schedule all on one page.

To see this schedule in the below calendar form, please interact with the month's buttons and go to October 2018. There, each day will show their events.


2018 Feast of Tabernacles Schedule




Important Information


If you have any questions regarding the past schedule, please email the pastor, Dennis Martin, at the email here. Any problems concerning the website and its accessibility should be directed to the webmaster.

The rules of Lake Murray State Park apply to those congregating for the Feast of Tabernacles. You can review them here and also here.




Reading about past FOT

In Review

The last feast of 2018 has come to an end. To those who attended, we all made memories that will surely be cherished for years to come, but at the same time, remember that, as always, this was another wonderful, yet solemn gathering dedicated solely to YHWH. Here contains the summary of what occurred on different days of this eight-day observance. We hope to those who did not experience these first hand, will feel more closer with knowledge of what took place.

Scheduling Praise

Each day had a different speaker with a different message to deliver. We sat before Dennis Martin, Bob Widmer, Curtis Holland, and Carlos Serrato Jr. Each of these men took the time to prepare thought provoking sermons and studies to discuss with our congregation.

Tuesday – 1st Day: Dennis Martin takes up the offertory and speaks the morning sermon. After lunch, Bob Widmer had the afternoon sermon.

Wednesday – 2nd Day: The Youth Class was blended again this year, but was cancelled some days due to lack of participation. For the morning sermon, Curtis Holland spoke. During the free afternoon, the children and teens had planned a Youth Hike with Kristin Netters and Amara DeFelice. This was cancelled due to rain.

Thursday – 3rd Day: Dennis Martin held a sermon in the morning. Later, Betty Martin led the Women’s Seminar in the afternoon slot.

Friday – 4th Day: In the morning, Bob Widmer spoke for the bible study. There was a free afternoon to all who wanted down time.

Sabbath – 5th Day: The sabbath began with the morning bible study, led by Carlos Serrato Jr. Curtis Holland spoke for the sermon in the afternoon. Karaoke Night was utilized somewhat, but mostly, there was an excess of glow sticks by the kids.

Sunday – 6th Day: Today was to be a family day, filled with games and other activities, but mostly was a free day. Dinner was grilled by the dads!

Monday – 7th Day: In the morning, the sermon was by Curtis Holland. In the afternoon, the bible study was led by Carlos Serrato Jr.

Tuesday – 8th Day: Two sermons were held on the last great day. In the morning, Bob Widmer spoke. The last sermon with Dennis Martin, closed out our services for the Feast of Tabernacles. Afterwards, we came together and took a group picture in front of the newly constructed dining hall (where we had been holding our services in).

Studying by Fire’s Side

Most of the fireside discussions were held inside or cancelled due to lack of participation. This year, due to the lack of stable connections, we were unable to broadcast any of the held discussions. If you would like to talk with someone who attended, then please email the pastor, Dennis Martin.

In the Company of Food

Food always tastes better when eaten with family, and our congregates, are family. We deeply appreciate all who helped prepare the meals and commend the bellies for happily eating it all. From the exuberant amount of pancakes made for breakfast night, to a biscuit show down on Family Day, there were many fun and interesting events that spawned from the kitchen. In the new dining hall, we all experienced laughter and fun while chatting over great food, so here’s to the anticipation for the meals of next year!


Even with a short summary like this, people cannot get the full picture if we don’t actively discuss it. So, remember, share your memories with everyone!