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2016 Festival Site

, Rhode Island
Venue : Wellington Resort
551 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840. (401) 849-1770

Passover : after sunset, Thursday, 21st April

We keep three Pilgrimage Festivals each year (more is better - right?)

Days of Unleavened Bread : Saturday, 23rd April - Friday, 29th April

Pentecost Weekend : 10th-13th June
(N.B. Pentecost is Monday, 13th June)

Tabernacles : Monday, 17th October - Monday, 24th October

Newport has spectacular natural beauty, fine restaurants, exciting history, the mansions of the golden era, and so much more. But, this is not why we have always chosen to meet there over the years. Newport is where God chose to have His Church reside for the first one hundred years of its existence in the USA, where He placed His Name, if you will.

However, none of these things should be considered in choosing to join us.

It is of utmost importance that you know our theme, and the teachings behind that theme. We believe that Our Savior taught truths from the very beginning, that the twentieth century church either did not fully grasp, or simply failed to hold dear. This caused the demise of the church in the late 1960s and early 1970s, much earlier than we could see at the time.

Thus the theme: "Return to the faith once delivered to the saints".

We will review these teachings using original church documents to show both the teaching, and the failure to hold them fast. Examples would be: God is our only healer; spiritual sin, not physical sin prevents healing; God uses the first visible crescent, as seen from Jerusalem, to establish the first day of each month; we are to keep three pilgrimage feasts each year; a woman is bound by the law as long as her husband is alive; and God's Pentecost falls on Monday (following a full 50 day tally which ends on Sunday).

We also hold fast to the original teachings regarding all the present day fads, such as sacred names, so don't expect to find them here. If this sounds interesting to you, we would like to welcome you to join us. Bring your 'Purple Hymnals'.

We meet in a living room atmosphere at the Wellington Resorts, overlooking Newport Harbor. We enjoy a family atmosphere, many meals together right at the function facilities, many other meals together at some of the outstanding restaurants. And then there is sightseeing, and a lot of walks together. There will be no time spent alone in the motel room, unless you want it.

Official visitor website for Newport, Rhode Island

Accommodation: we will assist each party with recommendations, locations, etc. Closest airport: TF Green (PVD). We will provide a lot of 'hand holding', both in the planning of your trip, and during your stay.

Contact for further information : 

John Cloud : e-mail telephone (781) 291 0646

N.B. John Cloud died on Monday, the 13th of June. We do not know if anyone else will be taking over the organization of the 2016 Festival of Tabernacles in Rhode Island. We can only suggest that you contact the Wellington Resort near the time to enquire if a meeting room has been booked.