In the calendar of festivals found in the Bible (Lev. 23) there are seven mentioned, three of which fall at this time of the year.
The weekly Sabbaths, continue through the year, and the Passover followed by First Fruits and crowned by the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) which is the grain harvest is in the spring.
In the autumn, around now, there is the first national gathering after the long hot summer – the Feast of Trumpets which reassembles the nation to ready itself for the great day of Atonement followed by the Feats of Tabernacles which is the second harvest festival of the year – the fruit harvest. Atonement is a sombre fast, a time for repentance, Tabernacles is the feast that follows it, a time for rejoicing.
Come and join us this Sunday at 10:30 to celebrate our harvest festival service and meal, Christ has made the atonement and we have so much to celebrate.
If you wish to join us to eat, let us know so we can cater, and bring non-perishable foodstuffs we can donate to our local homeless shelter.