Reading about past FOT
The last feast of 2017 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.
Each day had a different speaker with a different message to deliver. We sat before Dennis Martin, Yohance Branch, Bob Widmer, Curtis Holland, Carlos Serrato Jr., and Ted DeFelice. Each of these men took the time to prepare thought provoking sermons and studies to discuss with our congregation.
Wednesday – 1st Day: Dennis Martin takes up the offertory and speaks the morning sermon. After lunch, Bob Widmer had the afternoon sermon.
Thursday – 2nd Day: The Youth Class was blended, for this year, meaning both children and teens were taught together. For the morning sermon, Yohance Branch spoke. Then, in the afternoon, Betty Martin led the Women’s seminar.
Friday – 3rd Day: Curtis Holland held a sermon in the morning. During the free afternoon, the children and teens had a Youth Hike with Zach Martin, Jacob and Amara DeFelice.
Sabbath – 4th Day: For Sabbath, Ted DeFelice spoke at the study and Dennis Martin led the sermon. Karaoke Night had many people filter in and out to sing songs. Congrats to one of our new visitors, Mrs. Melvyn, who scored a 99!
Sunday – 5th Day: Bob Widmer was the speaker for the morning sermon. Carlos Serrato Jr., then, had the afternoon seminar.
Monday – 6th Day: The morning sermon was delivered by Curtis Holland. An Open Discussion was available in the afternoon and moderated by Dennis Martin.
Tuesday – 7th Day: Family Day was a field day! Though this was one of the colder mornings, the kids came out and took part in a hide and seek for prizes, an obstacle course (of sorts?), and a volleyball game. Curtis Holland led the study that took place after sunset to ring in the last great day.
Wednesday – 8th Day: Two sermons were held on the last great day. In the morning, Yohance Branch spoke. We came together and took a group picture before starting the last sermon with Dennis Martin, who closed out our services for the Feast of Tabernacle.
Studying by Fire’s Side
One could say that some of the fireside discussions and studies were pretty… heated. We encourage thought provoking questions and urge attendees to take part in these talks. The participation to these nightly events though, led to a mutual agreement that though the future of this congregation’s existence is uncertain, we should ask YHWH to guide us in the decisions we all take together, as brethren, when looking to determine how to better establish what we currently have, and can ultimately add on to.
The last discussion was streamed live to the congregation’s Facebook’s event page, and is still available to be viewed there. Here is the link to be viewed through Facebook.
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. In the 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!