The 2016 Feast of Tabernacles

Branson, Missouri

October 16th at Sunset
to
October 24th (Last Great Day), 2016

Welcome to “The Church of God Ministries International”
Feast of Tabernacles 2016 in Branson, Missouri.

The Ozarks has a beautiful natural beauty that makes you think of what a millennial setting might be like in the future.  For eight days we will be gathering as family to worship our Great Creator God, and to experience a foretaste of the Wonderful World Tomorrow, a time when Christ will rule.

We will be coming together as family renewing old friendships and making new ones we will be rejoicing in our fellowship with our Father and our Savior and Elder Brother Jesus Christ.  As we rejoice together, let’s remember our calling and the meaning of why we attend the Feast. We are rehearsing for future events yet to come.  We hope you will thoroughly enjoy the Feast and that you will be strengthened spiritually by the sermons and fellowship.

Contact Information

Steve Councell
secouncell@comcast.net

Home Phone:   574-584-2001
Cell Phone:   269-445-7943

  Speaking and Activities Schedule

Branson Towers Hotel

236 Shepherd of the Hills Expwy, Branson, MO 65616

417-336-4500

Standard Room (2 dbl beds or King) $63.00 per night

Suites $113.00 per night

Everyone can start calling to make their reservations under the Church of God Ministries. Please have them call the front desk at 417-336-4500 with a credit card in hand. Our staff will be more then glad to accommodate them with their reservation.

Website: http://www.bransontowershotel.com/

Now with pillow top beds and fridge/micro in all our rooms.
Preferred rooms have new furniture.
All rooms are non-smoking.
As you enter the three-story lobby you'll see the Grand Staircase and player piano a unique feature in Branson.  Our friendly, courteous staff will greet you and check you into one of our warmly decorated inside corridor hotel rooms that are accessible by three elevators. 
Larger than most Branson hotel rooms these spacious guest accommodations feature 200 double queen rooms, king rooms, king Jacuzzi rooms, family suites and two room suites with fireplace and non-stocked wet bar.
Enjoy a dip in our indoor heated pool or hot tub before or after the shows.  Send the kids down to enjoy the Galaxy Arcade, a coin operated game room, later sample the ice cream social. If you are travelling with the family a guest laundry is available for your use.
In the morning breakfast is served in the Gazebo Hall included with the price of your room. We serve a free hot breakfast including homemade biscuits, scrambled eggs and sausage, oatmeal, waffles, fruit, cereal, bagels, toast, pastries and real fruit juice.
A host hotel for the Branson RecPlex, we serve many groups and reunions. Our Table Rock Suite has a meeting capacity of 85 with a kitchen including fridge, microwave and sink, audio/visual equipment, white boards, podiums, speaker system, projector screen and a 60" flat screen TV for presentations. Our Hospitality Suite seats 35 and has 3 rooms with full kitchen and 2 bathrooms.
Our Business Center includes two guest computers with printer to check on airline reservations and print maps and FAX service. There is FREE Wi-Fi in every room as well as the lobby.
Directions to the Branson Towers Hotel: From Hwy 65 go west on Hwy 248 for about 1 3/4 miles, past the Kentucky Fried Chicken, curve right at the intersection to the first stop light. Turn left we are the first hotel on the right Come enjoy the Branson Towers Hotel's great value, amenities and service.
TRAFFIC IN BRANSON

Branson is a wonderful area for family time, but if you find yourself at the wrong place at the wrong time, it can be frustrating. Most of the traffic congestion is located on Highway 76. To avoid much of this congestion, take the roads that parallel Hwy. 76 (Green Mountain Drive on the south, and Roark Valley, Gretna, or Shepherd of the Hills Expressway on the north). You can then cut through to Hwy. 76 near your destination.

Travel on Hwy. 76 in the early afternoon, or from 5:30—7:30 p.m. is usually a bad idea. Dinner in the evenings is usually less crowded before 5:00 p.m. or after 7:00 p.m. Reservations are advised at some of the nicer restaurants.

 
HIKING TRAILS

Fall is a beautiful time to walk through the woods in the Ozarks. Several hiking trails ranging from short easy trails to long more difficult trails are available.

The Paul and Ruth Henning State Forest, on Hwy 76, just west of the "strip" with trails from about 1/2 mile to 1.6 miles in length, gives a good view of the diversity of the Ozarks.

Shepherd of the Hills Trout Hatchery offers several nature trails, ranging from 1/2 to over two miles. Some meander along Lake Taneycomo, while others go through the Ozark hills and woods.

Table Rock State Park has trails and paved roads, which lead to picnic areas and the lake for family enjoyment. 14 miles north of Branson on Hwy 65,< Busiek State Forest has trails ranging from 1/2 mile to several miles in length.h.

Hercules Glades Wilderness Area, in the Mark Twain National Forest, is about 40 miles from Branson. This is a rugged area, and hiking trails, while well worn, are unmarked. A close-by hiking trail is located on Fall Creek Road just south of the junction of Hwy. 76 near the east end of the “strip”.

Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area is a beautiful area which runs down to Lake Taneycomo. It is easily accessible and has a parking lot at the entrance to the area.

 

 

FREE AND ALMOST FREE THINGS TO DO

COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS

This unique campus houses several interesting sites.

Edwards Mill is a working water-powered stone mill in which students grind whole grain flour and meal (for sale at the mill along with baked goods).

Friendship House hosts a restaurant serving three meals per day, prepared by students, and also a gift shop.

Ralph Foster Museum

$6.00 for adults, Seniors 62 or older $5.00, under 18 free, is dedicated to the history of the Ozarks region and houses many fascinating artifacts, including the original Beverly Hillbillies car.

DEWEY SHORT VISITOR CENTER

Features nature exhibit rooms and free interpretive films about Table Rock Dam.  Tours of the powerhouse and dam are offered, cost is $14.50 Adult (ages 12 and up), Child $8.00 (ages 6-11) Children under age of 6 not permitted in dam.  Outside the center several trails wonder through the woods and a number of benches sit in the shade of large trees.

ROARING RIVER STATE PARK

This park, about 30 miles west of Branson offers many scenic areas.  Roaring River Spring has a daily flow of 20.5 million gallons of water.  Situated in beautiful, rugged terrain, the park features a nature center, trout fishing stream, numerous hiking trails, and a lodge and restaurant.

SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS
TROUT HATCHERY

Thousands of trout from fingerlings to "lunkers" fill the hatchery, which produces 1 million trout each year to supply area lakes and streams. Visitors can view and feed the fish by walking along the stock pools. Guided tours, video program, and nature trails are also available. Small children love it! 417-334-4865

STONE HILL WINERY

During the free hour winery tour you'll discover how wines are made, prohibition winemaking folklore, plus more fun and surprises.  The winery bottler gives everyone an inside look at Stone Hill's heritage of winemaking excellence.  417-334-1897

BASS PRO SHOPS

in Springfield

Don't be deceived by the name.  It’s really a museum within the largest sporting goods store you have ever seen! Includes a four story natural stone waterfall, 140,000 gal. aquarium system with hundreds of game fish.  View fish feeding in the huge aquarium from the underwater auditorium. See a 30,000 gal. saltwater aquarium, dozens of "stuffed" animals in natural settings, and the world's largest sporting goods store.

Branson now has a Bass Pro Shop although not as large it’s a great place to visit.

BRANSON LANDING

a great place to explore shops!
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