Passover & Unleavened Bread Festival 2021

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If you wish to celebrate the festival for more than just the 1st and 7th days,
there will be a few festival sites open for up to the full seven days.

Bible Explorations will be broadcasting on Zoom, YouTube & Roku
and Lighted Way Ministries on Vimeo & You Tube
on every day of the festival (Pacific time for both).

Passover & Festival of Unleavened Bread sites (Biblical Calendars [5] & [6]) :

Terra Bella, California   Venue : Terra Bella – free campground
Bible Explorations   April 27 – May 3   Festival Schedule  

Roseburg, Oregon   Venue : Lighted Way Ministries
Lighted Way Ministries   April 27 – May 4   Festival Schedule

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee   Venue : Blackthorn Trail
7th Day Church of God   April 26 – May 5   Festival Info   

Cisco, Texas   Venue : AoY Campus – RV & tent sites.
Assembly of Yahweh 7th Day   April 25 – May 3   Passover & Festival Info


Festival of Unleavened Bread 2021 : 28th March – 4th April
Sunday,
28th of March – 1st Day ULB
Church of God 7th Day (John Klassek) 11.00am Western Australia time 
Church of God International (UK) (George Ramocan) 8.00am  
Church of God a Worldwide Ass. (UK) (Peter Hawkins) 8.30am
United Church of God (Cincinnati) (Nick Lamoureux) 9.30am
Church of God (UK) (Jamie McNab) 10.00am
Christian Fellowship Ministries (Keith Slough) 10.30am
Church of the Great God (John Ritenbaugh) 10.30am
Pleasant Hills Christian Church (Bruce Chesney) 11.00am
Church of God Ministries (Scott Hoefker) 11.15am
Seventh Day Christian Assembly (Ken Swiger) 11.15am
House of God, Austin (t.b.a.) 11.30am
Church of God (USA) (Don Roth) 11.30am
Church of the Eternal God (Eric Rank) 12 noon
Eternal Church of God (Terry Moore) 1.00pm
Church of God International (Medina) (Bill Watson) 1.00pm
Church of God Ministries International (Tom Kerry) 1.30pm
Rock Valley Christian Church (David Liesenfelt) 1.30pm
Guardian Ministries (David Antion) 1.30pm
Church of God International (Tyler Texas) (John Reedy) 2.00pm
Tulsa Church of God (Steve Andrews) 2.00pm
The Father’s Call (Brian Orchard) 2.00pm
Church of God Fellowship, Spokane (Gary Flatt) 2.00pm
United Church of God (Cincinnati) (Steve Myers) 2.30pm
Church of the Great God (John Ritenbaugh) 2.30pm
Church of God Big Sandy (Mardy Cobb) 3.00pm
Church of God (USA) (Don Roth) 3.30pm
Church of the Eternal God (Norbert Link) 6.15pm
Monday, 29th of March – 1st Day ULB (visible new moon)
Yahweh’s Free Brethren (Solomon Meyer) 1.00pm
Truth on the Web Ministries (Ron Sessions) 1.45pm
Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry (Alan Mansager) 2.30pm
Yahweh’s Assembly in Yahshua (t.b.a.) 2.30pm
Eternal Church of God (Art Braidic) 9.00pm (2nd Day ULB)
Tuesday, 30th of March
Truth on the Web Ministries (Brian Hoeck) 12 noon
Eternal Church of God (Terry Moore) 9.00pm
Wednesday, 31st of March
Truth on the Web Ministries (Kevin Johnson) 12 noon
Eternal Church of God (Art Braidic) 9.00pm
Thursday, 1st of April
Truth on the Web Ministries (Clayton Irish) 12 noon
Eternal Church of God (Terry Moore) 9.00pm
Friday, 2nd of April
Truth on the Web Ministries (Tim Horne) 12 noon
Eternal Church of God (Art Braidic) 9.00pm
Sabbath, 3rd of April 7th Day ULB   ,
(The United Church of God will not be broadcasting services today from HQ in Cincinnati,
but there will be live services elsewhere, starting at 10.00am ET.)

Church of God International (UK) (Gary Monks) 8.00am
Church of God a Worldwide Ass. (UK)
(Peter Hawkins) 8.30am 
Church of God (UK) (Jamie McNab) 10.00am 
United Church of God, Canton (Randy Stiver) 10.00am
Messianic Torah Observant Israel (Steve Berkson) 10.00am
Christian Fellowship Ministries (Keith Slough) 10.30am
Church of the Great God (Richard Ritenbaugh) 10.30am 
Church of God International (Medina) (Dave Rusinko) 11.00am 
Church of God International (Auburndale) (Morgan Pinkerman) 11.00am
House of Israel (USA) (Arthur Bailey) 11.00am 
The Father’s Call (Bill Hutchison) 11.00am
Church of God Ministries (Scott Hoefker) 11.15am
Seventh Day Christian Assembly (Ken Swiger) 11.15am 
Crusade Church of God (Larry Lasiter) 11.30am
House of God, Austin (William Carr) 11.30am
Church of God (USA) (Don Roth) 11.30am
United Church of God (Orlando) (Rick Shabi) 11.30am
Pleasant Hills Christian Church (Bruce Chesney) 11.45am
Church of the Eternal God (Dave Harris) 12 noon
Tomorrow’s Church of God (Ron Harmon) 12 noon
Eternal Church of God (Terry Moore) 1.00pm  
Church of God Ministries Int. (MI/IN) (t.b.a.) 1.00pm
Marble Hill Church of God 7th Day (Pete Hornbuckle) 1.00pm
Independent Church of God 7th Day (t.b.a.) 1.30pm
Greater Phoenix Church of God (Jim Cookman) 1.30pm
Guardian Ministries (David Antion) 1.30pm 
Rock Valley Christian Church (David Liesenfelt) 1.30pm  
Truth on the Web Ministries (Brian Hoeck) 1.45pm
United Church of God, Canton (Randy Stiver) 2.00pm
Church of God Ministries International (Tom Kerry) 2.00pm
Church of God International (Tyler TX) (t.b.a.) 2.00pm 
7th Day Congregation – Eddy (Nick Linville/Ray Cullum) 2.00pm 
The Father’s Call (Marshall Stiver) 2.00pm
Tulsa Church of God (Barnabas Grayson) 2.00pm
Church of God Fellowship, Spokane (Harold Smith) 2.00pm 
The Word and the Way (Chris DeWeese) 2.00pm
Church of God International (Burlington) (Murray Palmatier) 2.30pm
Church of God Webcast (Jeff Patton) 2.30pm 
Church of the Sovereign God (Ben Faulkner) 2.30pm
Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry (Alan Mansager) 2.30pm
Church of God Little Flock (t.b.a.) 2.30pm
Church of God eim (Steven LeBlanc) 2.30pm
Church of the Great God (Richard Ritenbaugh) 2.30pm 
Church of God Big Sandy (Reg Killingley) 3.00pm 
Church of God Cincinnati (Jim O’Brien) 3.00pm
Pacific Church of God (Rick Railston) 3.00pm
Manna From Heaven Ministries (t.b.a.) 3.00pm
Church of God Messenger (Rod Reynolds) 3.00pm   
Church of God, New Mexico (John Shavers) 3.30pm
Church of God (USA) (Don Roth) 3.30pm
Crusade Church of God (Larry Lasiter) 4.00pm
Western Region Church of God (Phil Dunegan) 4.00pm (video)
Hungry Hearts Ministries (Bill Shults) 4.00pm (video)
Christian Biblical Church of God (Fred Coulter) 4.30pm (video)
Church of the Eternal God (Norbert Link) 5.00pm

Sunday, 4th of April 7th Day ULB (visible new moon)
Eliyah (Tom Martincic) 12 noon
Yahweh’s Free Brethren (Solomon Meyer) 1.00pm
Truth on the Web Ministries (Kenneth Hoeck) 1.45pm
Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry (Alan Mansager) 2.30pm
Yahweh’s Assembly in Yahshua (t.b.a.) 2.30pm

Passover & Festival of Unleavened Bread sites :

UNITED STATES

Dalton, Georgia    Venue : Hilton Garden Inn
Intercontinental Church of God   April 3 – 4   Festival Info

Woodstock, Illinois   Venue : Home of Brian & Samantha Hoeck
Truth on the Web Ministries   March 27 – April 4   Passover & Festival Info

Avilla, Indiana   March 29 – April 4   Venue : MNLT campground
Messiah’s New Life Tabernacle   Festival Info
  

Holts Summit, Missouri    Venue : YRM – campground, RV & tent sites.
Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry   March 27 – April 4   Passover & Festival Info

Rocheport, Missouri   Venue : YAIM – free campground.
Yahweh’s Assembly in Messiah   March 27 – April 4   Festival Info

Billings, Montana   Venue : Eternal Church of God
Eternal Church of God   March 26 – April 3   Passover & Festival Info

Roseburg, Oregon   Venue : Lighted Way Ministries
Lighted Way Ministries   April 27 – May 4   Festival Info – t.b.a. 

Sunset Mountains , South Carolina   Venue : Rocky Bottom Camp
Grafted Together Fellowship   March 26 – 29   Festival Info

Cleveland, Tennessee   Venue : M.T.O.I.
Messianic Torah Observant Israel   March 26 – April 4   Passover & Festival Info

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee   Venue : Blackthorn Trail
7th Day Church of God   April 26 – May 5   Festival Info   

Cisco, Texas   Venue : AoY Campus – RV & tent sites.
Assembly of Yahweh 7th Day   April 25 – May 3   Passover & Festival Info

Past Observance of the Festival
For most people in the Worldwide Church of God, “The Feast” meant Tabernacles. Very few are aware that the Church, under its former name, the Radio Church of God, celebrated Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread for the full 8 days – just like Tabernacles/Last Great Day. Then in 1968 (the year the church was renamed Worldwide) all the Passover/Unleavened Bread festival sites were discontinued.
Why did Herbert Armstrong start the practice and then discontinue it?
The May, 1962, issue of The Good News magazine reported on Gods Passover Observed World-wide. This article was written by Evangelist Roderick C. Meredith. Over 10,000 brethren of the Radio Church of God in seven major Festival locations in America, plus others in England, Australia, and around the world, observed a glorious Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread.
Unlike the common practice today of having Passover and Night to Be Remembered locally in homes, and perhaps Holy Day services on the first and last days of unleavened bread, the practice then was to observe an eight-day festival with the whole church in central places, with multiple sermons and Bible Studies every day, just like the Feast of Tabernacles.”
(Days of Zeal Gone By, Richard Nickels)
In 1952 Herbert and Loma Armstrong travelled to Gladewater, Texas, for Passover and the 1st holy day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread. They were overwhelmed by the large numbers who came, not only from Texas, but as far afield as Wisconsin and Michigan.
As they were returning home to Pasadena,
Herbert Armstrong wrote:
“We know now – God has shown us plainly and unmistakably – that we must have an adequate place of our own in this central location for the Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread EVERY YEAR.
There were probably a few hundred others who would have wanted to be at this Festival this week, had they known in time, and if we had an adequate assembly place for so many to meet…
The proper place for meetings of this kind is not an expensive brick or stone or concrete church building on a main corner of a city in all the traffic and noise of the world – but to get CLEAR AWAY FROM THE WORLD – out into God’s own open beautiful nature, utterly secluded from the world!
Next Spring, we shall plan a full eight-day festival, to last thru the entire seven days of unleavened bread following the Passover, and all who plan to come are urged now, with a year ahead to plan, to start laying plans to come for the entire eight days …
Yes, this opens up AN ENTIRE NEW PHASE of God
s great work. This will provide a place for annual great conclaves of God’s people, where many who cannot come as far as Pasadena can meet together at Gods great festivals. What has happened assures that in a year or two there will be several hundred attending. WHAT A BLESSING THIS WILL BE! We who are co-workers together need to MEET TOGETHER as often as possible. The United States is a great nation, and we live long distances apart. We cannot all meet together every Sabbath. But most of us can, and WILL, meet and feast together in these SPIRITUAL feasts which God has appointed, and where we have HIS VERY OWN INVISIBLE PRESENCE with us!”
The Radio Church of God continued observing both festivals at many regional feast sites for the full 7 days until 1967. Why was observance of the full 7–day observance discontinued in 1968? Herbert Armstrong’s wife Loma died in 1967 and, lacking her counsel, he was quickly persuaded that maximizing church income for “the Gospel” should in future be the priority.
The article
Days of Unleavened Bread – How Should They Be Observed? [p.4] by the Church of God the Eternal (supporting the change to observing only the 2 high days), explains:
“Many Church of God members remember the marvellous spiritual sermons and exciting fellowship that went along with this festival. But some time during the mid-sixties, the practice was discontinued … the receipt of income for “the Gospel” was appreciably reduced each Spring, because most of the members did not receive any salary or wages during the week they attended the seven Days of Unleavened Bread. Consequently, tithes and offerings dropped off alarmingly in the Spring … It was felt by Mr. Armstrong that if the Gospel were to continue to go forth with growth and power, the membership would have to be in a financial position to contribute heavily. The observance of the Days of Unleavened Bread for the full seven days was thwarting this effort.”

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