Feast of Tabernacles 2016
Utica, Illinois - October 17- 24, 2016
Nestled in the wooded natural beauty of Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Lodge, The Active Bible Church of God will again observe God's Feast of Tabernacles here at Grizzly Jack's!. Located along I-80, Grizzly Jack's is only 88 minutes from downtown Chicago. Yet, it offers all of the peace, tranquility, and natural beauty of the Starved Rock State Park in this lovely setting, contrasting a rustic ambience with all of the expected modern amenities in the cabins, suites, and villas, along with a few extras.
We are a small group, thus this is a small intimate Feast site. But we have a strong belief in going all out to make God's Feast an uplifting, spirit-filled, positive foretaste of the Feast to come in God's Kingdom. As it should be, we plan the feast in such a way that it is the spiritual highlight of your year!!
All Worship services will be held in the Grand Bear Room of the Grand Bear Lodge. We have traditional services consisting of an opening prayer and congregational hymn singing , daily announcements, special music performed by Festival participants (Please let us know what your talents are and what you would like to play or sing during the services), and, at the center of all services, is a Scripture-based sermon designed to uplift teach, and encourage. Interactive Bible studies are planned, and some of these will be held in the cabins during the evenings. Our event schedule is full, including a trip to a local you-pick apple orchard with horseback riding and hayrides, a local amusement park and, of course, Starved Rock State park. There will also be plenty of time to relax or explore the Utica area on your own or in groups.
For your comfort and convenience, you can stay at the Grand Bear Lodge or in one of their comfortable, fully equipped villas or cabins. Your accommodations include free access to the (indoor) water park and amusement park. Call 866-399-3866 or locally call 815-667-3866. When calling the Grand Bear Lodge, tell them that you are coming for the Active Bible Church of God Feast of Tabernacles, your discount will then be applied.
- Standard Room: $79
- Vacation Villa: $229
- Cabin: $429
This is our group rate: taxes will be included upon making reservations
There will be opportunities to serve and display your talents at our services. If you have a musical talent, there will be opportunities for Special music during services as well as during the yearly Feast Fun Show. There will also be help needed for serving of the daily breakfast and Afternoon meals.
Registration and Contact Information
All reservations can be made through the Grand Bear Resort, but please let us know that you are coming. We need a count to know how many will be attending and how many we will be expecting to feed daily. There will be a breakfast and Afternoon Dinner for all Festival attendees. This has always been a highlight of the Feast!!
Contact us at:
- (708) 712-7430. (If no answer, leave a detailed message. We will get back to you promptly.)
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Feast site sponsored by: the membership
Active Bible Church of God located in Chicago, IL
Pastor: R. Allan Curtis
All attendees will have access to the Grand Bear Falls indoor water park, Enchanted Forest indoor amusement park and Laser tag arena. The Lodge is less than 5 minutes from the Starved Rock State Park., which is a beautiful, scenic nature park Bring your cameras!
For off-site breakfast, try Joy and Ed's. Again, there is much to do in the area and our program schedule is flexible enough to allow time for what you want to do.
Less than 90 minutes from Chicagoland, give or take a suburb or two!
Take I-55 South to I-80 West.
Follow the directions from I-80.
Take Exit 81/Utica (Route 178) South from either directioCCn. Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort is located 3 miles south of I-80 on Route 178. Drive through the town of Utica. Cross over the Illinois River. Drive one mile past the entrance to Starved Rock and the Resort is on your right.
Take I-39 to I-80 East from either direction.
Follow the directions from I-80.