Shavuot 2023

We will gather together to rejoice in the goodness of God and His provision for us!

May 24-29, 2023
Shavuot Feast Day: Saturday, May 27

Minnesota Shavuot Festival

Join us for all or some of the Shavuot Celebration week.

As you may know, Shavuot is a Moed, a Biblical holiday that commemorates the giving of the Torah to Moses on Mount Sinai as a marriage covenant between YHVH and Israel. For us as Messianic believers, it is also a celebration of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the early disciples of Yeshua (Jesus) in the book of Acts.

We will gather together to rejoice in the goodness of God and His provision for us.

During the event, there will be food, music, prayer, and teachings from the Scriptures about the significance of this holiday for our faith. We will also have a time of fellowship and sharing with one another.

We would be delighted to have you join us for this special occasion. Please RSVP to let us know if you are able to attend, and feel free to invite your family and friends as well.

May the Lord bless you and keep you, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

As you consider joining us for this special time together, please take a close look at this tentative schedule:

Saturday May 27
Shavuot Feast Day Itinerary


  • 12:30PM
    Optional Sandwich Bar Lunch: for set up crew and campers (RSVP needed)
  • 1:00PM
    Setup: We encourage you to get involved. Feel free to make a day of it by helping us set up tables, chairs, throw tablecloths on tables, picking and decorating with flowers, etc.
  • 4:00PM – 5:00PM
    Intercessory Prayer: Please join us for a VERY quiet time of individual prayer in the feast tent. Please limit conversations to areas away from the tent during this time so as not to disrupt and distract. 
  • 5:30PM
    Doors Open: feast seating open
  • 6:00PM
    Dinner is Served: menu below
  • 6:30PM
    Al & Helen: we will share a bit about Shavuot, also known as Pentecost, and why we celebrate it
  • 7:30PM
    Worship: a special time of worship, followed by an opportunity to bless your families
  • 8:30PM
    Sharing: we would love to make space for sharing testimonies, if time allows.
  • 9:00PM
    Campfire: a campfire with S’mores (be advised: sometimes our campfires are more like bonfires)
  • 10:00PM
    Closing: we are aiming to close our evening around 10 pm, but, please, don’t feel rushed to leave, by any means


Wood Fired Lasagna

Wood Fired Penne

Italian-style salad

Fresh italian bread

A variety of desserts

Important Information:

  • We welcome donations towards feast expenses is you are so moved to do so
  • We are a working farm and there is a lot of equipment around the yard: please advise your kids to NOT climb on any farm equipment. We don’t want anyone to get hurt.
  • We are so very grateful for our farm being a place of freedom. Kids realize it as soon as they step on our property. That’s great, but please remind them where they are and to be responsible. You will be responsible for your own family. We are not responsible for any accidents, and we cannot be responsible for your kiddos. Thank you for understanding.
  • Our farm is full of different animals: cats, kittens, dog, peacocks, ducks, chickens, etc. All of these creatures are used to having their space to themselves. Please give them that space: especially the peacocks. Please do not chase the peacocks (and other animals) as in the past they didn’t come back when they were chased off.
  • We also raise cattle and our cattle are not pets. They are not used to being touched or petted. Please do not touch, feed, or pet the cows.
  • The cows are guarded by an electric fence. Please advise your kids to NOT touch the fence. It will not kill them, but the experience will not be a pleasant one.
  • For safety and privacy reasons, our house will be off-limits. For everyone’s convenience we have rented 2 port-a-potties and a wash station.
  • We will be serving wine with the meal. You are welcome to exercise your freedom to enjoy it, but only if you are of legal age. If you are younger than 21 we ask you to stick to sparkling juice, lemonade, and water. If you’re enjoying wine, please enjoy it responsibly.
  • And, lastly, please try to get ALL the trash into the trash bins. We would love not to have trash scattered around the farm after the feast.

Sunday, May 28
Afterglow Brunch

A simple brunch will be served at 11:00 am. Separate RSVPs will be needed.

  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Afternoon Workshop (TBD)

Camping* May 24-29

Camping check-in: opens on May 24 at 1 pm.

Suggested donation for camping set up: $5/night per tent; $10/night per camper.

An RSVP (coming soon) will be required if you would like to camp at the farm.

*Camping at the farm is primitive in its nature. NO electric or water will be provided on a permanent basis. We can work together to figure out a schedule of temporary power and water supply. We will provide two portable toilets for campers’ use. There will be no access to the farmhouse for showers, etc.

CAMPING MEAL PLAN: Please plan to provide your own meals for you and your family. The Arends will make breakfast available to all campers Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday mornings for a $2 donation per person or $10 max per family. There will be an Erev Shabbat meal served on Friday night. All who are attending this meal will be asked to participate in helping prepare it (separate RSVP needed). There will be a sandwich bar served for lunch on Saturday, May 27 to campers and to those who are helping with the feast set up (optional to attend, separate RSVP needed.) There will be supper served to everyone on Saturday night, May 27, and brunch on Sunday, May 28 (separate RSVPs needed for each event.)


We are planning a variety of educational and transformational workshops for Shavuot Week. Please come back to check our website for more information on May 1. We are planning morning (10 am) and afternoon (2 pm) workshops Thursday through Sunday. Separate RSVPs will be needed for each of them. When registration opens on May 1, make sure to read through descriptions and time schedules with great attention as some of them will run simultaneously.


After much thought and prayer, we have decided to postpone our Shavuot marketplace to our Sukkot celebration in the fall due to the weather and vendor availability issues. We are sad, but hopeful in looking forward to the future. 
Feast Tent

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