Church Wide Fast 2020

Better Health Ministry

Developing and implement healthy eating habits

Purpose

To have a closer walk with God through reading and prayer.

Text

Matthew 6:17 - But when you fast, comb your hair and wash your face. Then no one will notice that you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in private. And your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.

Daniel Fast Requirements

Be sure to READ THE LABEL when purchasing packaged, canned or bottled foods. They should be sugar-free and chemical free. Keep in mind as you review the list of acceptable foods. Look for the list of ingredients on the label (not nutrional value) to make sure all the ingredients comply with the Daniel Fast Guidelines.

Foods included in fast

  • All Fruits
  • All Vegetables
  • All Whole Grains
  • All Nuts and Seeds
  • All Legumes
  • All Quality Oils
  • Only Water
Notes:
  1. Tofu, soy products, vinegar, seasoning, salt, herbs and spices
  2. Unsweetened plant-based milks and juices can be used in recipes or on cereal

Foods to Avoid

  • All Meat (Includes fish, chicken and seafood)
  • All Dairy Products
  • All Sweeteners
  • All Leavened Bread
  • All refined and processed food products
  • All deep fried foods
  • All solid fats
  • Beverages (coffee, teas, carbonated beverages, energy drings and alcohol)

Other Requirements

No Eating after 7:00 p.m.

Exercise Goals

Walk up to 5 miles each day (10,000~12,000 steps)

Contact

  • Sis. Nikki Simms

Resources

Recipes

Dates for the Year:

  • First Quarter
    Preparation Day
    February 29
    Preparation for the Fast/ Handouts @ 10am
    Fasting Days March 8, 9, 10, 11
    (Sun. evening, 6 pm. – Wed. evening, 6 pm)
  • Second Quarter
    Preparation Day
    May 30
    Preparation for the Fast/healthy snack @ 10am
    Fasting Days June 7, 8, 9, 10
    (Sun. evening, 6 pm. – Wed. evening, 6 pm)
  • Third Quarter
    Preparation Day
    August 29
    Preparation for the Fast/Video @ 10am
    Fasting Days September 13, 14, 15, 16
    (Sun. evening, 6 pm. – Wed. evening, 6 pm)

  • Fourth Quarter
    Preparation Day
    November 28
    Discussion: benefits of a 3 day water fast - optional
    Fasting Days December 6, 7, 8, 9
    (Sun. evening, 6 pm. – Wed. evening, 6 pm)