Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry invites you to the 2018 Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) celebration from the evening of September 24 through October 2. This important event will be observed in Holts Summit, Missouri, at YRM’s facilities.
Why Observe the Feast?
Most importantly, the Feast of Tabernacles is commanded by Yahweh! Leviticus 23:34-26, “Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto Yahweh. On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yahweh: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yahweh: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.”
In addition to Yahweh’s command, Yahshua the Messiah with His disciples observed it in the New Testament and all nations will be required to keep it in the millennial Kingdom, John 7:1-37 and Zechariah 14:16-19.
This Feast also offers incredible insight into our Father’s plan of salvation for mankind. It represents not only Israel’s 40 years in the wilderness, but prophetically points to the coming Kingdom, when Yahshua will govern this earth with His saints, Revelation 20:6.
Worship and Activities
Above all, the Feast is a time to worship Almighty Yahweh (Lev. 23:1). There is no greater purpose! To follow this command, we will have daily worship services along with several Bible studies throughout the Feast. We will also have a baptismal service for those seeking immersion into Yahshua’s Name. We will have our traditional Night of Special Music and all are invited to participate. To honor our Father in heaven, we ask that all Feastgoers make an effort to attend each day as this is a commanded, eight-day observance. In addition to the inspiring and informative messages and Bible workshops, we have several activities planned, including: roller skating, volleyball, bingo, yogurt making, Hebrew dancing, puppet show, and a bounce house for the children. In addition, we are bringing back two traditional activities. The first we call the “Ultimate Feast Challenge.” This group event contains ten activities and ten biblical questions and is open to all ages. The first team to complete all activities and questions will be deemed the victor! The second activity we call “Pioneer Day.” This is a themed activity day where Feastgoers dress in their favorite western duds and have the opportunity to compete in various challenges, like a watermelon eating contest, tug-of-war, and much more.
For lodging, dorm rooms are available in YRM’s activities building. Most rooms come equipped with two bunk beds and are approximately 10’x10′ in size. Rooms will be assigned by YRM based on individual needs. Communal bathrooms and a kitchen is also available. Since this facility also contains a gym, those staying in the dorm rooms will need to expect some noise during non-quiet hours (8 am-10 pm). We ask a minimum donation of $150 per room for the entire stay of the Feast. Since there is a limited number of rooms, they are only available to those who stay for the entire eight days of the Feast. Also, singles will likely be sharing with other Feastgoers of the same gender. In addition to the dorm rooms, electric camping is also available at YRM for a minimum donation of $50 for the entire Feast.
Please note that smoking is not permitted on assembly grounds, including the campground. If you smoke of YRM’s property, you may be asked to leave.
There is also one hotel, America’s Best Value Inn, in Holts Summit, two miles from the Assembly. You can receive a discounted rate of $60 per night if you inform the hotel that you are here for the Feast of Tabernacles. (This discount is valid only by phone or in person.) Also, to save tax, you can pay the Ministry for the total lodging and we can then provide a lump sum payment to the hotel using our tax exempt status. However, you will still need to provide a credit card at reservation. To reserve a room, call 573-896-8787. We suggest making your reservation as early as possible, as the rooms fill fast in this hotel.
There are also other hotel options in Jefferson City, MO, 10-15 miles from the Assembly. For more information on lodgings or any other general inquires, go online or contact the Ministry toll free at 844-899-6438. Also, see our Plan a Visit page.
Whether you stay on or off YRM facilities, we also ask for a minimum donation of $50 per registration. This donation will be used for supplies throughout the Feast.
While some meals will be provided by YRM, most meals will be the responsibility of individual feast goers. There are two kitchens available, one in YRM’s main building and a second in the gymnasium. Both kitchens contain two stoves with limited refrigerator and freezer space. You may consider bringing a personal cooler. There is an ice machine in the main kitchen. Those who use YRM’s kitchens must clean up after themselves, including any pots and pans used to prepare their meals and any messes they create in the fellowship (dining) hall. If they do not, they may forfeit their rights to kitchens. There are also several BBQ grills throughout the camp.
Airport and Bus Connections
The closest airport to Holts Summit is the Columbia Regional Airport. However, it may be more affordable to fly into St. Louis or Kansas City, Missouri. Due to the distance from the assembly, visitors flying into Kansas City and St. Louis airports will need to provide their own transportation or schedule a pickup and drop-off by Mo-X shuttle service from the Kansas City and St. Louis airports to the pickup location in Kingdom City. You can reserve a ride online at moexpress.com or by calling (877) 669-4826. If advance notice is given to YRM, the Ministry will provide a shuttle from Kingdom City to Holts Summit. For those taking Greyhound or Amtrak, the closest depot/station is Jefferson City, MO.
For the safety of the assembly, especially our children, the Ministry will be conducting background checks from SMART for all those 18 years and older. The Ministry reserves the right to request official identification upon arrival.
To ensure proper respect during worship times, and modesty throughout the Feast, we request that the following guidelines be honored: during worship times, men and boys should wear dress shirts and pants. Women and young ladies should wear dresses, skirts that cover the knee or dress pants. If you do not have adequate attire for worship, please come in your best, as we are coming before the King of the Universe. At all times, please avoid immodest shorts, sleeveless, tight or low-cut clothing. Also, women and young ladies should cover their heads during worship and men are to leave their heads uncovered (1Cor. 11:6-7).
Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry asks all who attend to respect our doctrines, not purposely spread discord, and to follow our Code of Conduct. Our teachings and worship are in the Names Yahweh and Yahshua only. The Feast is a time to worship and to enjoy the company of like-minded believers, not to engage in doctrinal disputes. If you have a different belief from our Statement of Beliefs, we ask that you discuss it with only YRM’s ministers.
We pray that you will make plans NOW to join us for these special times. The time of reflection and spiritual growth during the Feast of Tabernacles will be a blessing for all in attendance! May Yahweh bless you in your desire to serve Him! To make your reservation, please complete and submit a reservation form with your donation.