Feast Facts

THE FALL FEASTS

Reflect, Repent, Reconcile, Remember, Rejoice
And the Lord spoke to Moses saying, “Speak to the Children of Israel, and
say to them: The Feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy
convocations, these are My feasts.” Leviticus 23:1
  
The Fall Feasts consist of three festivals: The Feast of Trumpets, The Day of Atonement, and The Feast of Tabernacles. These feasts are extremely important because they teach us to honor God for who He is and for what He has done for us. In addition, they teach us about God’s plan for humankind and how He powerfully intervenes in human affairs! Revelation 21:3 says “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.”  During the Fall Feast season we are expecting God to tabernacle with us.

 

THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS

The Feast of Trumpets, also known as Rosh Hashanah, celebrates the new year in Christ. It is believed that God created the world during this time. On this day, a shofar or trumpet is blown to mark the beginning of ten days called the “High Holy Days” or “Days of Awe.” The blowing of the trumpet serves as a “wake-up” call to honor God as King, to remember His goodness and His faithfulness to His people, and to reveal and awaken the conscience and soul of His people. The High Holy Days consist of 10 days of repentance, reflection, and restoration. This period ends on the Day of Atonement.

 

Things You Need to Know
Begins sundown, Wednesday, September 20th and ends sundown, Thursday, September 21st.
Feast of Trumpets Worship Celebration will be held Wednesday, September 20th, 7:00 p.m. at The KBC.
All believers are to bring a special sacrificial offering.
Church Family Fast begins sundown, Thursday, September 21st and ends sundown, Saturday, September 30th.
Church Family Prayer Stations begin at noon, Monday, September 25th thru Friday, September 29th at The KBC and Downtown – Houston - City Hall Reflection Pond on Smith St. between Walker and McKinney.
“THE GATHERING: IF MY PEOPLE…” A WORSHIP & PRAYER EXPERIENCE begins at 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 25th thru Friday, September 29th at The KBC.

THE DAY OF ATONEMENT

The Day of Atonement is considered the holiest day of the year. Known as the Day of Redemption, this is the day that believers stand before Almighty God and confess their mistakes and sins. Participating in this day helps the believer to recognize that sin has been forgiven through the blood of Jesus Christ. As believers confess their sins and recognize their dependence on God, Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross frees them of all unrighteousness. In Christ, we have a future and a hope!

 

Things You Need to Know
Begins sundown, Friday, September 29th and ends sundown, Saturday, September 30th.
Day of Atonement Evening Worship Celebration will be held Friday, September 29th, 7:00 p.m. at The KBC.
Day of Atonement High Noon Worship Celebration, Saturday, September 30th, 12:00 p.m. at The KBC.
Please plan to attend both Worship Celebrations.
All believers are to bring a special sacrificial offering.
Church Family Fast ends sundown, Saturday, September 30th.

THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES

The Feast of Tabernacles is the climax of the Fall Feasts and the most celebrative. It is God’s appointed time for believers to come into His presence and celebrate His glory, provision, protection, and deliverance through Jesus Christ. Leviticus 23:40 says to “Rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days.” Deuteronomy 16:14-15 says to “Be joyful at your Feast for the Lord your God will bless you and your joy will be complete.” We will celebrate with singing, dancing, and great food.  Mark your calendar to be a part of this exciting time.

 

Things You Need to Know
Begins sundown, Wednesday, October 4th and ends sundown, Thursday, October 12th.
 Feast of Tabernacles Evening Worship Celebration will begin sundown, Wednesday, October 4th, 7:00 p.m. at The KBC.   All members are asked to attend.
Feast of Tabernacles Worship Celebration for Males Only will be held Monday, October 9th at 7:00 p.m. at The KBC.  All males are asked to attend and bring a special offering according to Deuteronomy 16:16-17.  
Church Family Carnival, Saturday, October 7th, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m. at The KBC.
Church Family Party, Thursday, October 12th, 7:00 p.m. at The KBC.
All believers are to bring a sacrificial offering each day of this Feast.  If you are unable to attend a Worship Celebration, offerings may be submitted online or mailed to: 
WVUMC
Attention: Jean Gray
6011 West Orem, Suite 2250
Houston, Texas 77085

 

God’s Days of Rest
As our Church Family prepares to celebrate the Fall Feasts, consider scheduling the following days off from work. In Leviticus 23, God instructs the Israelites to “do no customary work” on specific days associated with the feasts. “No customary work” basically means to take the day off from work. The Lord understands if you have to work, but if you can, take the day off enjoy the Lord and your family.
“No Customary Work” Days
Remember all Holy days begin at sundown the evening before the calendar day listed.
(Example: The Feast of Trumpets begins at sundown on Wednesday, September 20th).
Thursday, September 21st                                                     Feast of Trumpets
Saturday, September 30th                                                     Day of Atonement
Thursday, October 5th                                                           Feast of Tabernacles (Day 1)
Thursday, October 12th                                                         Feast of Tabernacles (Day 8)
References: A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays by Robin Sampson and Linda Pierce
The Messianic Church Arising by Dr. Robert Heidler
Hebrew4christians.com

SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE

Feast of Trumpets
Sundown, Wednesday, September 20, thru Sundown, Thursday, September 21, 2017
Feast of Trumpets Worship Celebration
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
The KBC
Church Family Fast Begins
Sundown, Thursday, September 21, 2017
CHURCH FAMILY PRAYER STATIONS @ NOON 
Friday, September 22nd, 12:00 p.m. 
Monday, September 25th thru Friday, September 29th, 12:00 p.m.
The KBC
City Hall Reflection Pond on Smith St. between Walker and McKinney
Downtown – Houston
“THE GATHERING: IF MY PEOPLE…”
 A WORSHIP & PRAYER EXPERIENCE   
Group Assignments
Friday, September 22nd
Church Family
7:00 p.m.
The KBC
Monday, September 25th
Males
7:00 p.m.
The KBC
Tuesday, September 26th
Young Adults
7:00 p.m.
The KBC
Wednesday, September 27th
Victory Wednesday
Church Family
7:00 p.m.
The KBC
Thursday, September 28th
Females
7:00 p.m.
The KBC
Friday, September 29th  
Church Family
7:00 p.m.
The KBC
The Day of Atonement
Sundown, Friday, September 29, thru Sundown, Saturday, September 30, 2017
Day of Atonement Evening Worship Celebration
Friday, September 29, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
The KBC
Day of Atonement High Noon Worship Celebration
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 12:00 p.m.
The KBC
Church Family Fast Ends
Sundown, Saturday, September 30, 2017
Feast of Tabernacles
Sundown, Wednesday, October 4, thru Sundown, Thursday, October 12, 2017
Feast of Tabernacles Evening Worship Celebration
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
The KBC
Feast of Tabernacles Worship Celebration for Males Only
Wednesday, October 9, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
The KBC
Church Family Carnival
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 1:00 p.m.
The KBC
Church Family Party
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
The KBC