Labor Is Not In Vain
“. . . my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of , forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in ” (1 Corinthians 15:58).
Let us prepare now for the observance of our Thirty-Ninth Annual Feast of Weeks, which is also called the Feast of Harvest. And as we do, keep in mind that we are but the firstfruits of Christ, , who is become the firstfruits—the beginning sacrifice—of all of us who were asleep to our very connection to this most prestigious celebration and to the lively hope it symbolizes to the world (Jeremiah 2:3; 1 Corinthians 15:20; 1 Peter 1:3).
As the children of Israel, we are to be united in worship, gratitude, and reverence when we come before the Lord, , on this solemn occasion. We are instructed to offer a freewill offering unto Him, to rejoice before Him, to remember how He delivered us from Egyptian bondage, and to recall the promise He made to Abraham about our deliverance today.
As we continue to show our love to by keeping this particular feast, the families of the Earth are blessed in the historical fulfillment of Biblical prophecy acknowledged during the Pentecost that died not only for our transgressions, but also for the sins of the world (Acts 2:1-2; 1 John 2:2). For this reason, We See Crowned with Glory and Honor, and we have come to know that Our Labor Is Not In Vain (Hebrews 2:9; 1 Corinthians 15:58) for has raised from the dead.
Herein lies salvation, if we do all that preached unto us, as the seed and offspring of the blessed of , we shall be spared from the troubles others must experience in these taxing times: despair, desolation, lack, hesitancy, and a wavering spirit; that is, if we have not first believed in vain or with pomposity and pretense.
For at the Feast of Weeks or Feast of Harvest, we are to show high regard for , with our substance, and with the firstfruits of all our increase; do not exhaust your energy by gathering vain things: things without real significance, things obtained or acquired in an irreverent manner. For these things can never profit or deliver us.
Therefore, consider your ways, and come to the Feast of Weeks to be held May 28 through June 3, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center, San Marcos, Texas. It is here you are sure to find merciful chastening and correction, heavenly-inspired wisdom and understanding, and the divine delight of our God, , that your barns might be filled with things that are worthwhile, things that are usable and effective, and those things garnered through true success and virtuousness.
So get ready for a cheerful time rejoicing in the Word of in an environment of indescribable peace. Experience it for yourself: make your reservations today!
You Love Me, Keep My Commandments (John 14:15).
"As Israel, you would never think of coming to a city and not staying at the place where chooses to place His name.” in A Global Call to The Remnant on pages 117-18
Therefore, as we assemble from the East and the West, and from the North and the South to observe Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread, let us unite as “one” family by registering through The Feast Committee of to stay at the “one” place where has chosen to place His holy name. When we do this, we are showing that we are joined one to another, that we stick together, and that we cannot be sundered (Job 41:17).
The host hotel is the Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel conveniently located between Austin and San Antonio in the Texas Hill Country. It is just 38 miles from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and just 42 miles from San Antonio International Airport. All guests will enjoy a two-room suite with a host of special amenities.
San Marcos Hotel
1001 McCarty Lane
San Marcos, TX 78666
28 – June 3, 2019
Pre-registration, housing, and meals for Feast of Weeks is $1,500 per person for 7 days. Pre-register by April 19, 2019 and SAVE $150. *PLEASE SEE CONVENTION REGISTRATION FORMS FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF RATES.
REMEMBER: Our Feast is an Holy Occasion—Please dress appropriately! Full Culture or Business Attire.
Menu for Feast of Weeks 6022
Arugula, endives, cherry tomatoes, green olives, palm hearts, onions, and dried cranberries
Baked potato with grilled broccoli, sour cream, chives, cheddar cheese and pico de gallo (on the side)
Peach cobbler with
vanilla ice cream
Chunky potato and leek soup
Spinach leaves with sweet onions, cucumbers, parmesan cheese, cherry tomatoes, and basil
Red kidney beans with Spanish rice
Sautéed spinach with onions, garlic, and roasted red peppers
Whole wheat rolls
Key lime pie
Tomato basil soup
Arugula with cucumber slices, grape tomatoes, green olives, avocado, thinly sliced onions, and lemon wedges
Penne pasta tossed in olive oil, garlic, and basil pesto with marinara sauce (on the side)
Sautéed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots
Whole wheat garlic bread
Spinach leaves with boiled eggs, onions, grape tomatoes, carrots, artichoke, and cucumbers
Black beans with yellow rice
Lightly sautéed corn with bell peppers and onions
Apple pie with vanilla ice cream
Brown lentil and spinach soup
Red leaf lettuce, mozzarella cheese, red onions, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and black olives
Lo Mein noodles with tamari sauce (on the side)
Stir-fried Asian vegetables
Veggie spring rolls with sweet and sour sauce (on the side)
Whole wheat rolls
Vegetable barley soup
Green leaf lettuce, red onions, carrots, red bell peppers, feta cheese, and parsley
Pinto beans with wild rice
Stir-fried cabbage and carrots
Breath of Life Systems: provides transportation to and from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
$70 per person (round trip)
$40 per person (one way)
They also provide transportation to and from the San Antonio International Airport; however, you must call for availability.
$90 per person (round trip)
$50 per person (one way)
*Children age 3 and under free
A $10 discount per person will apply to a family of 5 or more within the same household.
To make reservations, please call (702) 300-4452 or email to
*Must call or email at least 24 hours in advance to make reservations.
No refunds on advanced reservations if the above procedures are not followed.
Our Feast of Weeks 6022 theme is: “Our Labor Is Not In Vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58) and our overall theme for the year is: “We See Crowned With Glory and Honor” (Hebrews 2:9). All performances must reflect research done on either the themes or Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread. The use of on-line dictionaries and thesauruses are prohibited as creditable sources of reference.
All performers must wear either “full” culture or “full” business attire. All diadems worn must have the standard “V” wrap. No sheer or revealing fabrics, as well as no form-fitting, low-cut, or form-showing garments should be worn. Sisters must wear long, ankle-length, free-flowing outer cultural garments (tops, skirts, or dresses). Brothers must wear loose-fitting, ankle-length cultural pants. Arms must be covered, and legs must be covered with appropriate leg stockings. No one with unclean garments, shoes, or diadems, and wearing false fingernails and makeup—lip gloss, lip stick, mascara, eye shadow, and the like—will be permitted to perform.
All performers must submit a video format for all proposed performances. Video formats must be qualitative, audible, and accompanied by the type-written words/lyrics of the song, recitation, poem, play, and music voiceovers. Voiceovers should be readings or recitations that are applicable to the themes, the feasts, KJV Bible stories, or parables. Your performance should not exceed seven (7) minutes. No rough drafts will be accepted. All submissions must be in their “final” stage.
Recitations: All recitations, plays, poems, welcomes, exordiums, including HIA, must adhere to paragraphs A and B above.
Music/Songs: All singers and musicians must adhere to paragraphs A and B above. In addition, no singing or playing of secular (worldly) songs to or . Except for spirituals created before 1920, the use of secular samples, melodies, or any portion of worldly music as original compositions is prohibited. Any one found violating this guideline shall be suspended from performing. Music choices are: music and “original” songs, instrumentals, and/or jazz compositions. All instrumental and jazz compositions must be accompanied by Scriptural or poetic voiceovers. (Persons doing the voiceovers, if not appearing on the stage, do not have to appear on your video submission.)
Dances: All dancers must adhere to paragraphs A and B above. In addition, dances must have a moral message. All instrumental dance music must be accompanied by voiceovers as stated in paragraph D. Dances must exemplify cultural connotations that represent the principles of chastity as taught by . Body movements should not be suggestive or sexually explicit, i.e., hip thrusts, hip rolls, gyrations, or clutching of the breast or crotch area.
All performances must be sent to The Feast Committee by April 19, 2019. Any performance received without registration is denied. The Feast Committee will respond to all unacceptable performances by May 18, 2018. Please mail your performance(s) to The Feast Committee, P.O. Box 1138, Seguin, TX 78156.
All welcomes and exordiums must be auditioned live. Therefore, if you are performing either of these, please visit the registration desk upon your arrival to arrange for an audition before you are scheduled to appear on our nightly program.
Please see PDFs for Registration Forms