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Thousands Access Live Feast Webcasts

November 3, 2011

This year for the Feast of Tabernacles the United Church of God was able to offer four live webcasts of Feast services for individuals who where not able to attend the Feast. The webcasts provided were from Gatlinburg, TN; Wisconsin Dells, WI; Bend, OR; and Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia.

Individuals, families or small groups could easily connect to one of the live webcasts and experience the live service for that day from their computer or mobile device. Our webcast statistics indicated that over 4,600 viewers watched over 70 live broadcasts of services, seminars or Bible studies held during the Feast.

The most viewers we had watching a single live broadcast was 264 on October 20 viewing the Gatlinburg webcast. There were a few smaller regional Feast sites that relied on parts of the webcast for their Feast services. An estimated number of people watching the webcast could well be over 5,000.

If you missed a webcast or would like to listen to some of the messages from various Feast sites, dozens of archived 2011 Feast of Tabernacles sermons are now available in MP3 audio format. Visit the Feast of Tabernacles Website at feast.ucg.org/sermons to listen to or download the sermons. Over the next few weeks, more sermons will be added from additional Feast sites.

Our appreciation and thanks goes out to all the many volunteers that helped provide the webcast this year for the Feast! Thank you for your time and the sacrifices your families made in order to provide this service for many people who were not able to attend the Feast this year.

If you watched one of the live Feast webcasts, please let us know what you thought and provide suggestions that could make it better for future years.

Aaron Booth—Internet Managing Editor

November 3, 2011 - Posted by | Media and Communications, Ministerial Services, UCGIA on the Web | , , , , ,

13 Comments »

  1. good to see technology being put to good use. 30yrs ago people who missed the feast had no way of connecting to the camp.

    Comment by gerald | November 3, 2011 | Reply

  2. We were so thankful to have the webcasts this year. We were unable to attend the Feast due to family illness. We watched all the webcasts from Gatlinburg and then watched all the webcasts from Bend. A few evenings we watched the webcast from Australia. Even though we were unable to be there for the fellowship, we got to drink in all of God’s word. We are very thankful for this modern technology.

    Comment by Larry and Rita Wilson | November 3, 2011 | Reply

  3. thank you for having this service. my husband needed it this year.

    Comment by Karin Halvorson | November 3, 2011 | Reply

  4. We were at the mini-site in Cinci & enjoyed the webcast from Gatlinburg very much. We also appreciated being able to attend the Cinci site!

    Comment by Victoria Denney | November 4, 2011 | Reply

  5. Thank you so very much for using the technology available to bring the Feast into our homes. I am sure it was not done by snapping your fingers. Also thank you for providing the means to share with the Brethern who do not have acess to the web.
    One problem – the message “God Gives You the Kingdom” by Lonnie Johnson, Canmore, Alberta -Day 5 – does not work on my machine. Thank you again.

    Comment by Gordon Robison | November 4, 2011 | Reply

  6. The cybercasts were a great blessing for my family. Thank you!

    Comment by Jim Johnston | November 4, 2011 | Reply

  7. It made the feast for me being able to watch services every day. It’s not the same as being there but it is so much better than not having anything. It was great to see the speakers. This was the third feast I missed out of the 43 years I’ve been attending, I missed because of health issues and I miss them very much. Thank you so much for helping us to enjoy the feast. In Christian Love, Betty Gregory

    Comment by Betty L. Gregory | November 4, 2011 | Reply

    • Hello Betty,
      Sandy Saurbaugh Kurtas here,
      Please send me your email so sorry to hear you have had bad health for several years and missed the physical aspect of going to the feast. The web cast is indeed a wonderful tool.

      Comment by Sandy Kurtas | November 8, 2011 | Reply

      • Sandy, Nice to hear from you. I don’t get to see you now a days. E-mail is blg_1@sbcglobal.net What is yours?

        Comment by Betty L. Gregory | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  8. Gordon> your comment about Lonnie Johnson’s sermon from Canmore….I cannot get it either. It is not your computer – the actual link or file is missing. I hope someone at Home Office is able to fix the problem. That particular sermon, which I heard in person @ Canmore is an EXCELLENT sermon and needs to be out there for folks to hear.

    Comment by Colleen | November 8, 2011 | Reply

    • Thank you for the notice on this. We will endeavor to restore the link for you.

      Comment by United Church of God | November 8, 2011 | Reply

      • Re “Why Are We Here” opening evening Virginia Beach by Steve Nutzman. There are spots of repetition throughout.—Miracles???
        Thank you so much for the wonderful service you are extending to all of us.

        Comment by Gordon Robison | November 15, 2011 | Reply

  9. Colleen>Thanks very much for your help and thanks to the home office. The sermon in question is up and running. Very grateful.
    Gordon Robison

    Comment by Gordon Robison | November 9, 2011 | Reply


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