Saturday, October 15, 2016

Massive Worldwide Earthquake Fails to Happen and the Excuses Start Flying

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A massive worldwide earthquake was prophesied to happen on October 11/12 that would have destroyed most of humanity.  As usual, this Church of God false prophet was wrong.  A person would think after 80 some years of these asinine prophecies failing that people would keep their mouths shut, but NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

It is now late in the evening on October 15th and no major quake has happened, other than the usual 6.0 earthquakes that hit the Papua, New Guinea region on a regular basis.  No huge issues there to report either.

Here is the excuse that the came out with:

Even with this excuse there is not one thing claimed below that is correct.

Please pass  this around. 
I was in grievous error when I attributed the earthquake of Revelation 6:12 and 14 to the Day of Atonement.
That was a mistake on my part as the Day of Atonement actually depicts God sealing those He has chosen, it does NOT depict Him taking them into the wilderness.
In Revelation 11:1, we find John being given the task of “measuring” the Church in its entirety.   The Day of Atonement is when that judgment is finalized.
This is one of the decree’s of that judgment: Revelation 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
Let’s delve into this a little deeper as these also depict events that transpire on the Day of Atonement.
Revelation 15:5   And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:
Verses 15:6-7 depicts the angels about to pour out the Great Tribulation.

Revelation 15:8   And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.
Verse 8 should rock you to the core. Why? Because once the judgment is complete on the Day of Atonement, “no man was able to enter into the temple”.   In other words, you’re cut off from God and Revelation 22:11 is in effect.
Revelation 22:12   And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

Once that judgment is complete, Christ said He would come quickly. How quickly?
I do firmly believe that the Holy Days depict prophetic events and the Holy Days just after the Day of Atonement are the Feast of Tabernacles.
The Feast of Tabernacles depicts God’s people leaving their homes and dwelling “where God places His name”. Part of that depiction is that God will dwell with His people. 
Does that sound a lot like Christ returning to gather His people and taking them into the wilderness?
Notice what He says in Luke regarding the start of the Great Tribulation: Luke 21:36   Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. 
Obviously, if one is to “stand before the Son of Man” in the place where they “escape all these things”, both Christ and the chosen must be in the wilderness.
Now, about the earthquakes.   The one spoken of in Revelation 16:18 and 20, happens at Christ’s return to conquer the nations. 
Revelation 16:18   And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
Revelation 16:20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 
The earthquake in Revelation 6:12 and 14 also depict Christ returning but with a different intent.   He is coming to gather His chosen, who in turn will be protected from all the topographical changes and horrors, that take place during the Great Tribulation.
Let's move on to other topics.

Yes, lets move quickly on hoping that people will forget the latest COG lie.  Typical. 

New Film Exposing Damage Done By Worldwide Church God and Its Splinter Groups

Splintered by the WCG

See above link for more information.

This new film project is by people who had ties to the Philadelphia Church of God and suffered under its harsh regime.  There are literally tens of thousands of horror stories about life in the church that need to be heard and shared.  You can do this anonymously or on film.  Those who had had families and lives ripped apart by the larger splinter groups, Philadelphia Church of God, Restored Church of God, Living Church of God, United Church of God (and others), need to let the world know how truly dangerous these groups are to the mental and spiritual lives of their members.

From the marriages broken up by sick doctrines; to children and adults dying due to lack of proper medical care; to thousands of suicides over the decades; to its ingrained racism, homophobia and misogyny; to those stalked, harassed and raped; to the pedophiles protected by church leaders; to the murders in the Living Church of God dues to the lies of Rod Meredith.

The church is debased at its core and ultimately is incapable of offering any hope to true believers.  No matter how much all the Malm's, Thiel's, Pack's, Flurry's, and others try to keep the lipstick perfect on the pig, it still ends up wallowing in its own filth.

This is a campaign created to expose the WCG and its splinter groups. Founded in 1934 the radio church of god started out as a humble new spin on modern Christianity. However this simple radio church would soon pave the way for decades of heartache, pain and confusion. Throughout the 1930's, 40's and 50's the group capitalized on false predictions and the threat of war. Which changed this radio church into a powerful organization that pocketed on the fears of many.
In the 1960's this group started calling itself the Worldwide Church of God – WCG. This organization gained thousands of followers and millions in member based revenue. Members traded obedience to the church and would submit to the groups will and rules. Which were: Do not work on Saturday, Do not seek medical treatment, Divorce your spouse if deemed fit, Give 10 to 30% of all income to the the group. Just to name a few stipulations. 
All in exchange for a promised soon to come “end times” event. Convincing its members of a "place of safety". Where members would be protected from doom and later be transformed into god and begin a new age. One in which members would rule the earth and enforce god's will upon the world. However after the death of their leader (Armstrong) in the late 1980's the group started to fall apart. By the 1990's the group shattered into 10 or so splinter groups. Many countless lives were and still continue to be disturbed by these entities.
Complaints and Grievances
Many of us have faced countless unresolved issues with the splinter groups of the WCG. Including defamation of character, emotional distress and therapy, medical endangerment, the breaking down of families, loss of loved ones. As well as reckless endangerment of minors and indoctrination. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Catholics Called Early COG Members "Vampires." Now Satan Uses The Walking Dead To Desensitize Present Day COG Members

The WWCG Archives had this turkey up on the Facebook pages of the Kitchen clan's personal pages.  Apparently the evil Catholics called early church members Vampires because they kept Passover.  Now Satan uses The Walking Dead, and Vampire movies and TV shows to desensitize  the COG and the public so that when the Great Whore and the Pope rise up along with Germany to kill all true believers, the rest of the world will stand by and watch us all die with delight.

Plus, whoever wrote this piece of crap needs to educate themselves on history and not swallow the putrid mess of Armstrong, Meredith, Hoeh, Pack, Thiel, Malm, Blackwell and others who have lied to the church over the decades about the Waldenses and others.

Revelation 12:5-6 She brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations ... [He]was caught up unto God, and to his throne. (6) And the woman fled into the wilderness...
Now we get into the Middle Ages. This happened along in the Middle Ages for 1260 years, where the Church had to flee. They had to meet underground, and secretly; and many times they had to flee: The time of the Waldenses, and of Peter Waldo, and of other leaders of the Church through those Middle Age years. 
Despite it being a proven fact that the Waldenses were NOT Sabbath keepers, various COG groups still  promote the lie.
Now we get into the Middle Ages. This happened along in the Middle Ages for 1260 years, where the Church had to flee. They had to meet underground, and secretly; and many times they had to flee: The time of the Waldenses, and of Peter Waldo, and of other leaders of the Church through those Middle Age years.
Rome was hunting brethren down at the bequest of the Catholic Church who led it with bridle & reins. The Catholic Church condemned anyone partaking in the custom of the "Passover" to be anathema, and the Roman governments followed behind, hunting the keepers of the "Passover" down to be tortured and martyred. "Easter" was their sacred day and it was commanded to be kept by the Catholic Church or suffer torture and death by the Roman armies.

Catholic Monks began spreading horror stories around about the true Church of God. They accused them of "drinkers of blood", and "eaters of flesh"(those who kept the Passover). And they accused them of being those who hid in caves, and those who came out only at night(The true Church was fleeing for their lives from the persecuting armies, lived in rags, and came out only at night to gather food and to congregate together and lived as vagabonds and hid in caves and catacombs),

The stories and folklore about "the walking dead" who "ate upon the flesh of men" who "drank blood", called VAMPIRES began to be circulated by the Catholic Church. 
Who every wrote the following commien knows noting about church history or history in general.  Of course COG members eat this kind of crap up as if it is gospel truth. Everything is a conspiracy of satan trying to destroy the church.
The Catholic priests began selling crucifixes and holy water to their congregants, to protect them from such individuals. This is where the holy water and crucifixes were popularized during the middle ages. 
Ever wonder how they got the means to kill a "Vampire"? They speak of Vlad the Impaler as being the origin of Dracula, but his story reveals the origin of the "stake through the heart". And it was this punishment to be used against the "VAMPIRES"(what they called true Christians).
And they stirred the fear up so great in their parishes, that the people if seeing such practices, such as keeping the Sabbath, or the Passover, or other practices of the true Church of God, would immediately alert the authorities, and members of God's true Church would be captured, tortured and murdered. 
In this end time, when Satan is waxing angrier and angrier, we can see certain things being promoted and celebrated. 
Movies about "Vampires" and such, was folklore created against the true Church of God by the Catholic Church. It is one deception, that false accuses God's people as worshipers of the Devil, when in fact those who created such stories are worshiping the devil and do not know it. That is Satan's way.
People celebrate it. They revel in such stories.
But as we study history, we find that such stories was told to scare the people into helping the authorities hunt down our brethren in Christ. 
Shows like "Walking dead" is popular, but such stories find root in the true story of our Church, and the murder and torturing of our brethren. How the head should be cut off(our brethren was beheaded for Christ's name sake). How, being based on false stories of the Catholic Church about those who professed baptism and the Passover(and look at what baptism represents). 
Immersion into a watery "grave" is a deep spiritual symbolism which signifies the actual, LITERAL BURYING of the old self – YOU – the way you HAVE BEEN, and the resurrection of a NEW YOU – now conquered by God, surrendered to God, meekly and humbly CHILD-like in your obedience and TRUST in Him as your Living Saviour.  
Hence, "the Walking dead" title they called God's people. 
Satan has created and is using these things against God's true Church. Ever wonder why such stories exist? Ever wonder why in this end time, where evil waxes worst, such stories are popularized? 
So remember brethren...what you will find out more and more, is that Satan is popularizing everything he can that he created against God's true Church. Are we reveling and enjoying such stories? Are we entertained by such stories that were used to martyr our brethren in Christ? Something you must be careful about, and something to pray about.
We truly have to come out of this world, as this world is being ruled and led by Satan the Devil. Because, if we stay and do not come out of this world, and stop joining in to watch this rotten entertainment of this world, then we will be "spewed out" under those whom the Devil will used in the coming Great tribulation, and such stories will be insignificant compared to the horrors that awaits.

Foundational Fallacies of Creationism

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Last evening I had the privilege of  meeting and talking with Aron Ra on  book tour here in Portland.  I have been asked to share this by Gary.

Aron Ra, for those who may not recall, countered Dave Pack's 12 part series on why Creationism and the Biblical account of creation is correct with a devastating rebuttal of his own 12 part series on why Dave doesn't know what he's talking about and is merely parroting old and ill-informed arguments. Aron mentioned he has three more goes at Dave Pack in the works.

"Religious  fundamentalists and biblical literalists present any number of arguments that attempt to disprove evolution.  Those with a sympathetic ear often fail to critically examine these creationist claims, leading to an ill informed public , and perhaps more troubling, ill-advised public policy.  As Aron Ra makes clear, however, every single argument deployed by creationists in their attacks on evolution is founded on fundamental scientific, religious and historical falsehoods--all of them.  Among their most popular claims is that evolution is a religion, that there are no transitional species and that there are no beneficial mutations.  Yet, as the evidence and the data plainly show, each of these claims is unequivocally and demonstrably false.  There is simply no truth to creationism whatsoever, and the entire enterprise rests on a foundation of falsehoods.  This exposes the worst of these lies and should be ready by all who honestly care about following the evidence no matter where it might lead in the pursuit of the truth."

On a personal note, I realize how difficult it is for those given to Biblical explanations rather than ongoing scientific discovery to even want to consider that their Sunday School version of life and meaning may be incorrect.  Religion discourages critical thinking as witnessed by any number of scriptures that scorn human reasoning or knowing.  Sitting down before that fact as a little child, as noted, and being willing to follow it into whatever abyss it leads one , or you will learn nothing that is actually true, is a difficult journey and there be few that find it.  The reason for this , in my view, is the fact that religion is formulated to address the fears our knowledge of our deaths provoke.  "What's going to happen to me when I die?"  Religion allays those fears.  I have no personal problem with being the current end result of millions of years of hominid evolution and that death is death.  It makes the present time in life precious beyond measure.  Many true believers are so heaven , or Kingdom bound, they are of no earthly use it seems.  In the Churches of God, offering a cup of cool water to one in need is a chore for others it seems.  We have to do the work!  And the reward is always a just around the corner and soon to come that lingers and proving to be of no earthly or present value in fact. 

"Diogenes, you can retire now!  Aron Ra, a remarkable figure in many ways, is an  indefatigable opponent of hokum, whether religious or pseudoscientific in nature...In this book Aron trains his analytical guns on "scientific" creationism.  Do you think this is a matter of beating a dead Eohippus?  It is not, because pseudoscience and superstition never sleep, and the proponents never tire of seeking ( and gaining ) government support to turn back the clock and to cripple science education precisely at the time our great country can least afford such charlatanism."

Robert M. Price, coauthor of Evolving out of Eden

The evolution of life on this planet over the past 4 billion years is a fact and all the "yea but.."s and "you'll think differently when you are cast into the Lake of Fire" aside, is a wonderful and amazing story that is constantly unfolding by good science done well.  We have hundreds of transitional fossils and "missing links" to tell the story of how we and the universe came to be. It is difficult for humans to take themselves out of the middle of the equation and demand that there must be "a purpose" for it all.  It just is , I understand , is not what most want to hear or believe, but again, beliefs are not truths and wish something to be true does not make it true anymore than the Bible , on Creationism ,is true because it says it is true.

Our parents were taught the Milky Way Galaxy WAS the Universe  That our Universe actually contains up to 2 trillion galaxies should give us pause to reconsider our centrality and purpose for it, as uncomfortable as that might be having been taught we are the purpose for it all. 

I would encourage anyone to never be intimidated or even discouraged by wherever real study and real facts take one.  It is common to think , "but that is so disillusioning," to which I have always said, "Who wants to live with illusions?"  I have since learned that many if not most are quite content with illusions.

But for those who at least want to be fair in their pursuit of reality, Foundational Fallacies of Creationism would prove to be an outstanding resource for the challenge.  While Dave Pack made one of the biggest public mistakes of his life presenting his archaic and out of date series on Creationism, he did provide an excellent opportunity to show all of these fallacies in play for those with eyes to see and ears to hear.

Never be threatened by what is.  Be amazed and grateful to be alive and conscious of the wonder of it all. 

Foundational Fallacies of Creationism
Well worth your time....If you really just ever wanted to know what is. 

Dead Pool

One of Herbert Armstrong's biggest trophies when he was buying land in Pasadena was when he acquired the Hulett C Merritt Estate.  Merritt was a multimillionaire by the time he was 18.

Merritt’s father had discovered the Mesabi Iron Range in Minnesota. Young Hulett spent a year in a cast with an injured hip but graduated at the head of 800 students at a business college. He started selling real estate in Duluth, his hometown. By 18, he was a multimillionaire, having developed Texas City, in Texas, and owning a large interest in iron mines and railroads. Pasadena History: Remembering Hulett C Merritt
Merritt's house was ahead of its time when he built it.  He had a pool installed underground to the left of the house.

That pool ended up being part of the Frontier Room, which was a student lounge for many years.  The pool was also where many hundreds Ambassador students and church members were baptized.

Now it has been put to better use.  Now the living dead can use it for their caskets in the latest American Horror Story: Hotel on FX.

Quite a fitting epitaph for a dying church.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Feast Tour of LCG Homes of the Elite

An LCG source has been busy.  Here are the homes of some of the elite of the Living Church of God.      Lil'Jimmy and Peter Nathan have the largest homes.  Gaylyn Bonjour is a nondescript older home, not what one would except for the man who doubly blessed the greatest COG leader in human history...sorry Dave.

Most of the homes are located in Mint Hill and Matthews, North Carolina.

Dick Ames

Gaylyn Bonjour

Wyatt Ciesielka

Gary Ehman

Ken Frank

Mike Germano 

Mario Hernandez

Jim Meredith

Rod Meredith

Peter Nathan 

Dexter Wakefield 

Doug Winnail  condo 

Missing is Gerald Weston's new home.

Now that the Feast has been moved to Charlottee, this might be a good time to organize a bus tour of the Living Church of God elite.  That was always popular in Pasadena.

Wayward COG Prophet Who Communicates With Aliens Has Online Melt Down

It has been while since we have heard about Eric King here.  During this absence he has been busy making new prophecies and communicating with his alien overlords.  He suffered the death of his favorite horse recently and was really broken up over that.

He has released the following two videos which are an even clearer indication on how troubled his mind is.  It is actually kind of sad to see this melt down.  If you could divorce him from all of the Armstrongism and other religious malarky he is in he actually looks like a decent guy with a big heart.

Just further proof on how damaging the church has been to countless people over the decades.


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Romans 13 in the 21st Century

God will choose 
(Bob Thiel says don't vote for either )

Political leaders are for our good.
(Bob Thiel says watch out!)

They only will give you problems if you are a wrongdoer.

... Says the Apostle Paul

How Do We View Romans 13 in the 21st Century?
( or ever?)

Romans 13New International Version (NIV)

             Submission to Governing Authorities

13 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established.The authorities that exist have been established by God.
Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. 

But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.

Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.
This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

LCG/UCG, The Azazel Goat and the Book of Enoch

For many decades the Church of God has worked overtime to write about the significance of the Azazel goat in association with the Day of Atonement.  United Church of God, COGWA and Living Church of God pay particular attention to the story.

The church has always associated the Azazel goat with the arch-deacon, Satan.  That "teaching" apparently stems from The Book of Enoch.  Living Church of God teaches a belief from the book, yet they disfellowship people for reading the book.  They use it to support their doctrine yet tell their plebe members that it a heretical book. What a pickle LCG is in!

Living Church of God fails to see that the Azazel Goat association with demons was the major premise in The Book of Enoch and its fallen angels. The very same book that the LCG went ballistic over after it was discovered that some LCG members were reading and discussing it.

For more on the story check out:   Just what do you mean...Atonement?

The United Church of God, another splinter, aptly explains the symbolism Herbert Armstrong attached to the Day of Atonement through the lens of speculative prophecy, for which he was famous. Armstrong claimed that the scapegoat released in the wilderness pictured Satan being be bound and thrown in the bottomless pit, as described in Revelation 20. Removal of the devil would allow man to achieve "at-one-ment" with God, they say.

"This sending away into the desert is part of the reason for translating Azazel as scapegoat, or goat that escapes. But many scholars identify Azazel as the name of a demon inhabiting the wilderness," UCG explains. "It stands to reason that Azazel is one in stark contrast to the Lord—indeed, the ultimate enemy Satan the devil."
This explanation sounds good until you examine the context and timing of Leviticus versus the literature that names Azazel as a demon. The primary source scholars use to support the Azazel theory is the Book of Enoch. Scholars believe the Book of Enoch was written between the 300s B.C. and the first century A.D. because it includes late Aramaic names not present until that time period, according to The Expositor's Bible Commentary. It is likely that the Book of Enoch used Leviticus, which is believed to date to the 1440s B.C., as a source. Not vice-versa. The demon of the wilderness likely got its name from lore related to this ancient ritual, according to both Expositor's and the Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon. The ritual did not borrow a name from a figure that appears in literature at least a thousand years later.

Further, the COGs have traditionally rejected non-canonical sources such as the Book of Enoch. In fact, the Living Church of God disfellowshipped members last year for reading and discussing the Book of Enoch. So the Azazel teaching puts the COGs in the precarious position of placing faith in a book that it tells its own members is heretical.

Day of Atonement: Are You Fasting?

Today is the Church of God version of Yom Kippur, Atonement, one of the most holy days for the Jewish people. Various churches are afflicting their bodies today by abstaining from food and drink.  Some COG groups however have already celebrated Atonement a few weeks ago.  As usual the church cannot agree upon anything.

Today the most arrogant and legalistic of the official church Pharisees, James Malm, made the following proclamation on behalf of the self-made creature god he follows.
What does it mean to be “cut off from your people”?  It means that if we do not fast on this day we shall be rejected from being a part of the Covenant people; rejected from being a part of the bride – the Ekklesia of the faithful!
So there you have it.  Because you took a drink of water, had some orange juice or a bagel this morning you are damned to the lake of fire. There is no chance for you now.

A comment from a 2013 posted on this blog had this:

Rather than realizing that the Old Covenant shadows were fulfilled and no longer required to be kept, HWA instilled marketing elements into them to further his own empire and purposes. These marketing elements modified their ancient Jewish significance by injecting Herbert Armstrong's exclusionary Revelation-based understanding of Jesus' nature and personality into them. He also tainted them with his non-Holy Spirit motivated "government from the top down" and British Israelism.
Probably the Jews and Messianics in temple today are receiving better, more accurate insights into these shadows. In most of the ACOGs, unfortunately, chauvinism is being created and nurtured.

Relive those fun days by listening to this:


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Living Church of God: God Punishes Church By Allowing Hurricane to Damage Two Feast Sites

Living Church God seems to have one trial after another lately.  It's latest issue is with two of its Feast sites.  One has been cancelled due to the hurricane and the second is scrambling to find another venue in Haiti because of the horrendous damage.

Gone are the days of COG's boldly proclaiming from their pulpits how God directed a hurricane away from Caribbean, Latin America and Coastal U.S. Feast sites.  Now God just lets the hurricanes slam ashore and mess up hotels and sites fully booked.  Gone are the days of celebrating hurricanes turning around and destroying Cuba and other islands just so COG faithful can have eight days of millennial bliss as they overindulge on food and alcohol while the unwashed "gentiles" suffer God's wrath elsewhere.

God's protection seems to be slipping away.

From an LCG source:
It looks like God has stricken one of the feast sites of the purest, cleanest, holiest, most godly, sole Philadelphian remnant of the one-and-only true church of God. 
For the 1st time in the history of ACOG splits, a feast site is cancelled all together AFTER hundreds of members have put down their deposits and made their travel plans. 
Today, LCG announced that they have cancelled their feast site in Hilton Head, SC. 
According to LCG, God is now (suddenly) "placing His name" in Charlotte. 
Was LCG's festival planner Lil' Jimmy Meredith not listening to God when he signed the SC contract? Or did God "place His name" there but then suddenly decide to change His mind? It's obvious to many of us that God has nothing to do with LCG but it's hard not to wonder how they will spin this since they believe the are the "one-and-only church of God". 
LCG has a booklet called, "Who Controls the Weather?" If one follows the reasoning outlined in that booklet, it seems pretty obvious that God is punishing LCG. 
One thing is for sure, lying Rod Meredith will figure out some way to sell it to his congregants that will have little to do with reality or repentance. 
Now LCG members get to have the feast in the very same town where 90% of them live and work anyway, Charlotte, NC. How exciting! 
Lil' Jimmy is working out the details now and will soon let the membership know the name of the place God is placing His name in Charlotte (my guess is it will be where they have their Christmas party every year). Until then, we will all be waiting with baited breath!

This was posted on

Dear brethren,
Hilton Head Location moving to Charlotte...  We continue to pray for the thousands of people who were affected by Hurricane Matthew.  Lives and homes were lost and much damage occurred in Haiti, other islands, and up and down the East Coast of the USA.  There is also flooding and various damage in Hilton Head, which was one of our planned sites for the Feast of Tabernacles this year.  Due to the hurricane, the resort we had planned to use is not available. 
We are planning on moving the location to Charlotte with Mr. Richard Ames being here the first half and Mr. Gerald Weston will be here the second half.  Several additional ministers will also serve at this site.  We are still trying to nail down the exact venue, but trust that God will provide the right location.
If you had reservations with the Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort, your refund is in progress.  However, it could be 5 to 7 days before it is credited to your account.  If you made plans offsite or through other means such as VRBO or HOMEAWAY, then of course we encourage you to quickly request cancellation due to these unforeseen circumstances. 
Activity ticket refunds will be issued as soon as possible; however, regrettably you may not receive it before the Feast begins.  Festival Advisors, your immediate attention is requested to help those without internet access. 
We are working on an orderly plan to quickly re-distribute members to various Feast sites where space is available.  Accordingly, we are asking all those registered to Hilton Head to RE-REGISTER to one of the following sites:

Panama City, FL
Osage Beach, MO
Traverse City, MI
Mount Snow, VT
San Diego, CA

Please re-register at one of the above sites, as soon as possible.
Again, we all are very disappointed by this most unfortunate reality, and the hurried situation this puts all of us in to make new plans for the Feast.  The Festival Office and Festival Coordinators will do everything we can to make the transition as smooth as possible.  Remember, brethren, God is in charge, and He has promised that “all things work for good to those that love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28). 
Even through the trial, let’s thank God for His protection and guidance, as we ask Him to provide the way to keep His wonderful Feast of Tabernacles!
An additional notice was put up by Gerald Weston:

Greetings from Charlotte,
This has been a very active week. Many of our ministers in all parts of the world traveled to serve our members for the Feast of Trumpets: Mr. Richard Ames in Missouri, Dr. Douglas Winnail in Tennessee, Mr. Dexter Wakefield in New England, Mr. James Meredith in South Africa, and Carol and I were in Atlanta where we had six ordinations in the three congregations represented there. When we talk about the weather this week, it is not small talk. Hurricane Matthew devastated a number of islands in the Caribbean, including Haiti where the only bridge to our Festival site was knocked out.  Dr. Wilner Pierre is now busy scrambling to find a new site. As far as we know all our brethren are okay in the Caribbean, but it is almost a certainty that many have suffered property damage. By the time you read this, Florida will have been affected by Matthew to a greater or lesser degree and many hundreds of thousands will have had their lives disrupted.  I would like to mention that Mr. Terrence Kennell, an elder in Florida, died this Thursday. Dr. Meredith is planning to attend the Feast of Tabernacles in San Diego. Your prayers for Dr. Meredith and for all our ministers and members who are traveling during this Festival season are greatly appreciated.—GEW