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2018 Feast of Tabernacles


When to join us. Mark your calendars and start making preparations to join us. We will be observing the Feast beginning with food and fellowship as we welcome the Holy Day on Sunday evening September 23rd and running through Monday October 1st. The opening session of the Feast 2018 will begin at sunset on Sunday September 23rd. There will be food & fellowship followed by opening night services to kick off a wonderful time of spiritual reunion of God's family. More details coming.
The beautiful location.We are happy to announce that CFN will be meeting on beautiful Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach Florida. The Fort Walton Beach/Destin area is a family favorite feast destination, and it is easy to see why. With sugar-white sand beaches, abundant family friendly leisure and recreational activities, and a veritable smorgasbord of dining options to please every palette, there is no end to the possibilities for family fun.
The modern venue.CFN is excited to announce that we will be hosting the Feast of Tabernacles at the wonderful Emerald Coast Convention Center again in 2018. The ECCC is located at 1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 on beautiful Okaloosa Island. The ECCC is situated on the main highway connecting Fort Walton to Destin. It sits just across the street from the Gulf of Mexico, and backs up to a state park on the inland waterway of Choctawhatchee Bay. This modern facility has spacious public areas, meetings rooms for all the many feast functions, and a grand ballroom that serves as the worship center for the feast.
The Luxurious Housing: Members have varied housing needs and interests and the beautiful Emerald Coast is the best place we've found to provide the ideal home for each family. You will find a wide range of restaurants, shopping and activities. Many members will be staying at:
    Azure
    Waterscape
    Summerplace
    Many others within one mile of the Emerald Coast Convention Center
HOUSING DISCOUNTS: Are available to attendees of the Common Faith Network Feast of Tabernacles. Resort Quest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals is offering 15-20% discounts for their properties in Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island, and Destin (including Azure, Waterscape, Destin West, Bella Riva, and many others). To claim the discount you MUST BOOK BY PHONE by calling ResortQuest Reservations Department at 1-800-380-4808 to make individual reservations. Guests should identify themselves as part of the Common Faith Network, customer code S1117, when they call. Guests will be asked for a credit card for their advance payment at the time of booking their reservation. The advance payment will be 20% of the total rent. Remember, the discounted reservations are NOT available ONLINE with the group booking code, only by phone.
We understand that some have experienced problems finding housing due to several local schools being on Fall break during the same time, many of the rental agencies are requiring Saturday to Saturday only rental. We suggest you try Airbnb and VRBO. The good news is that many are having success finding beautiful, affordable units available for the specific Feast days.
WORKSHOPS:CFN is on the cutting edge of feast developments, and CFN feast attendees LOVE seminars and workshops. We are making plans for a week full of helpful, informative, and entertaining workshops from the family of faith.
YOUTH CLASSES:CFN is dedicated to making the feast experience special for our young people and has plans for another great Vacation Bible School adventure with classes for ages 4-9, 10-12, and 13-18. Additionally, the young adults (ages 19 and up) will be challenged and encouraged in the INFUSE program with life application learning that extends outside of the classroom and encourages community service.
SPEAKERS:CFN will once again provide a variety of speakers from across organizational lines to inspire and instruct God's people during the feast.
MUSICCFN has something for just about everyone when it comes to music. We enjoy a variety of musical styles and lift the sound of our instruments and our voices in praise with standard hymns, old time gospel, contemporary gospel, and praise & worship music.
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From Jim O'Brien
October 26, 2018

What Matters Most

Hi Friend,

A few years ago I read an impassioned argument by the then president of Boston College for a return to classical education. It was an eloquent and impressive presentation that aroused my envy of students who studied under his administration.

The flame was revived by an article by Andrew Kern, one of the leaders in the current classical education movement. He writes that the biggest difference between classical and conventional education is theological. That simple statement explains a lot about the direction of public education.

"Conventional education is ultimately nihilistic," he writes, "believing that we live in a great meaningless vacuum. Classical education, Christian or philosophical, rests on the foundation of Being. Everything quite literally follows from this."

To explain the point, "Conventional education" he says "is oriented toward power (college and careers, empowerment, and so on) while classical education is oriented toward truth. Which is ultimate? Which serves the other?"

"The conventional educator acts on the premise that the purpose of childhood is socialization. The classical educator sees childhood as the time for moral development."

Mr. Kern has expressed the concern of many parents who see public education as a movement toward indoctrination. Good parents don't want to send their children to a school that undermines their values. It's the reason more and more are opting for an alternate educational environment where some spend thousands of dollars per year for a private school. Others choose to teach their children at home. A growing segment of our population is running away from the system of conventional education.

Our grandparents didn't need schools to socialize their children. They had family and church for that. They were more concerned about values than power and they never heard of a student taking a gun to school and shooting his classmates.

Nobody talked about bullies on the playground. That sort of problem was remedied at home.

We need educators with the wisdom of King Solomon, a man whose proverbs are still relevant three thousand years after he wrote them. He may have been the greatest king any nation ever had. His philosophy of education was simple: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge." (Proverbs 1:7)

Until next time,

Jim O'Brien

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