Important: Our congregation follows the sighting of the new moon from Jerusalem to determine our feast dates. We expect the new moon to be seen at sundown on Wednesday, September 8. All dates and activities on this page are tentative, based on availability and when the new moon is sighted in early September. Join our newsletter list for updates.
Fall Feasts 2021
Yom Teruah (sundown September 8th-Sundown September 9th)
This day, beginning at sundown, is a Sabbath on which no regular work is to be done (Leviticus 23:24-25). We are commanded to assemble and shout!
Join us at the Hirn Homestead for a time of fun, fellowship, and worship on Wednesday evening, September 8th @ 6:30 pm. We will share a meal and have a bonfire. Please bring a dish to share.
2615 Alward Rd
Laingsburg, MI 48848
Yom Kippur (sundown Friday, September 17-sundown Sabbath, September 18)
This day, beginning at sundown the night before, is a Sabbath on which absolutely no work is to be done, for the entire 24 hours (Leviticus 23:27-32). We are commanded to assemble and to humble ourselves!
Join us at the Hirn Homestead at 10 am on Sabbath, September 18th for a time of worship and teaching.
(This day many will choose to fast, so we will only meet from 10-noon for those who choose to fast and pray at home.)
2615 Alward Rd
Laingsburg, MI 48848
We are excited about celebrating Sukkot together in September. The dates for Sukkot will be either September 22-29 or September 23-30. We are making tentative plans for the later date, but if by chance the moon is sighted in Jerusalem on the earlier date, everything will be one day earlier. We plan to meet at Shady Green Pastures Bible Camp throughout the week, for celebrations on the first and last day, as well as Sabbath. We also welcome you to camp with us for the week. We have the campground reserved from Wednesday, September 22 through October 1st @ noon. There are tent and RV sites still available. Please contact Katie Hirn for details if you would like to camp. You are welcome join us each day, as well. There are no fees to use the campground, but donations are appreciated. Feel free to donate directly to the campground office, or you can give a donation to Solel through paypal email@example.com. Please mark your donation “sukkot campground.”
Shady Green Pastures Bible Camp
5841 W. Gresham Hwy.
Charlotte, MI 48813
- Activities— Activities on the campground include singing around the campfire, canoeing, basketball, ping pong, swimming, fishing, volleyball, hiking, bicycling, hayrides, farm animals, a playground for the children, and more! The grounds include a pavilion for shared meals, a fellowship center with basketball court and kitchen facilities, and a chapel for worship and Bible studies. Area activities include MooTown ice cream, miniature golf, bowling, Amish bakeries and shops, and apple orchards. We plan to gather each evening for music, testimonies, Bible study, and fellowship. Download a schedule of activities we have planned. There is no requirement to participate in planned activities, but we encourage you to attend those that will help you and your family celebrate this set-apart time of the year.
- Shared Meals and Food– We have planned several shared meals during Sukkot, which are listed on the schedule. You are responsible for preparing meals for your family (breakfast, lunch, supper, drinks, and snacks including around the campfire), but we invite everyone to join together eating at family campsites and sukkahs, the pavilion, or the fellowship building (in bad weather) as often as possible! Please note that cabins and bunkhouses do not include kitchens or electricity. Electricity is available from the nearby campsites, but you would need to bring extension cords, etc. If you need help determining what facilities are available from the campground, please contact Katie Hirn. Remember that no alcohol is allowed on the campground whatsoever.
Camp Rules – the following rules are set by the campground:
- Children 13 and under must have proper adult supervision at all times.
- Curfew is 11 pm; all children under 18 are to be at campsite or with parents.
- Pets must be on a leash at all times. Use the dog walk area for pets, to keep the camp clean.
- Absolutely no smoking, drugs, or alcoholic beverages! Those who violate this rule will be asked to leave.
- Modest shorts and God-honoring apparel only. One-piece swimsuits only. (No bikinis.) Wear a towel or robe to and from the swim area. Males must wear shirts at all times, except when swimming.
- Life jackets must be worn in boats at all times by everyone, regardless of age.
- Keep all campground areas clean. If you use the kitchen, clean it. If you use the bathhouse, clean it. etc.
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