About 240 families from across the United States will gather for the annual Feast of Tabernacles in Chattanooga.
This is the second year the church will be meeting in Chattanooga for the feast, and the second year at the Chattanooga Choo Choo.
Minister James Sweat, feast site coordinator for the Charlotte, N.C.-based church, explains members will take part in daily worship services, family-oriented gatherings, and social activities that will bring them to many of the Chattanooga area’s recreational facilities, restaurants and natural attractions.
Though many are familiar with the Feast of Tabernacles by its Hebrew name, Sukkot, Living Church of God members keep the Feast as a Christian observance, following the example of Jesus Christ and the early Christian church. Along with observing the “annual Sabbaths” God revealed in Leviticus 23, members also adhere to the weekly seventh-day Sabbath.
The Living Church of God organized some 45 feast sites in 32 countries in 2011.
The church has more than 340 congregations around the globe, and produces the “Tomorrow’s World.”