If you have never celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles as a Christian, or if you have never celebrated the Feast with Rock Valley Christian Church, you may be wondering what to expect when you show up. One of the final instructions given in the book of Leviticus about how to keep the Feast of Tabernacles is: “And you shall rejoice before the Lord your God (Lev. 23:40).” We take this to heart at Rock Valley – we love to rejoice before our Lord! As Christians, we incorporate our worship of Jesus into this festival celebration. It’s a privilege the Israelites were never able to enjoy.
NOTE: All activity plans for this year’s Feast are dependent on the requirements in place due to COVID-19. The below-mentioned plans will be modified as necessary.
We will have worship services every morning at the Feast that will incorporate prayer, contemporary worship music and hymns, special music offerings, scripture reading and Feast-themed, Bible-based teaching. We plan to provide plenty of opportunities for fellowship so we can all get to know one another better, and we encourage you to plan get-togethers with friends new and old.
Other plans include seminars, Teen Bible Studies, Youth Bible School, worship nights and different group activities for families. We want all of you to spend time together! We’ll update our Feast Calendar as volunteers step forward and activities are planned.
Join us for the Feast if you want to enjoy…
8 days of worshipping God
8 days of learning more about God and His plans
8 days of time with your family
8 days of fellowship with other Christians
8 days of rejoicing with God and others
How can I apply to attend the Feast with Rock Valley? Our space is limited. If you definitely want to attend the Feast with Rock Valley, please apply on our Application page. You will receive a confirmation that you have been accepted to attend our Feast site as soon as we can review applications and assess availability of space. If you are uncertain of your plans, please wait to apply until you know you will attend. We will close applications when we reach capacity.
How can I help? Great question! We believe you should bring your offerings before God at the Feast. We want you to offer your gifts and talents in the form of service to others. If you have in mind a specific area in which you are willing to serve, let us know. If you want to serve, but don’t know where or how to do it, let us know and we may contact you with some specific suggestions where help is needed. Click here to contact us or fill out your Application Form and indicate your willingness to serve.
What should I wear? While we have never chosen to impose a dress policy at Rock Valley, we understand your desire to feel comfortable in a new situation. For worship services, we recommend a minimum of business casual attire. Dress slacks and shirt for men or women would be perfectly acceptable. If you feel more comfortable wearing a suit or dress, feel free to do so. We respectfully request no shorts for adults and no sports hats during the worship service. For other activities, as always, our general recommendation would be to dress comfortably, in a modest way befitting the situation.
What will the weather be like in Murrieta?
October average high and low 81°F/53°F
We consider this beautiful fall weather here in Southern California, however, we often have higher than average temps in early Fall. The record high in Murrieta, in October, is 110°F. Expect the averages, but certainly pack your swimsuit and shorts for warmer days, and a jacket or sweater for cool mornings and evenings.