Worldwide Fast Is Sunday In Response To COVID-19

Friday, March 27, 2020 - by Phil Smartt

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has invited everyone to join in a worldwide fast for “physical, spiritual” healing in response to COVID-19.  The fast will take place on Sunday and members of The Church of Jesus Christ in the greater Chattanooga area will participate. 

“As a physician and surgeon, I have great admiration for medical professionals, scientists, and all who are working around the clock to curb the spread of COVID-19,” President Nelson said. “I am also a man of faith, and I know that during these challenging times, we can be strengthened and lifted as we call upon God and His Son, Jesus Christ — the Master Healer.” 

“I invite you to join with me in a worldwide fast — for all whose health permits — to pray for relief from the physical, emotional and economic effects of this global pandemic,” President Nelson stated.  “I invite members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints everywhere, along with our many friends, to fast and pray this Sunday, March 29.  Let us unite our faith to plead for physical, spiritual, and other healing throughout the entire world.”  

“The Lord understands the feelings you are experiencing,” President Nelson continued.  “He loves and cares for you, as I do, too.”  In an earlier post, President Nelson also said that “these unique challenges will pass in due time.”

As the Church noted, it is rare for a president of The Church of Jesus Christ to call for a worldwide fast, although members fast regularly on the first Sunday of every month.  This fast, however, is different as it a special worldwide fast in response to COVID-19, which has spread to nearly every continent.  

President Nelson is considered a prophet, seer and revelator.  He is also a recognized pioneer in heart surgery, having been a key member of a team that developed open-heart surgery.  His video message may be accessed at https://www.thechurchnews.com/leaders-and-ministry/2020-03-26/coronavirus-covid-19-president-nelson-worldwide-fast-178604.  

We invite believers across the greater Chattanooga area to join us in this worldwide fast.  


"Real Freedom Will Come With The Rapture" Is Sermon Topic At Middle Valley Church Of God On Sunday

Freedom Celebration Service Sunday At Metro Tab Church

Steve Ellison: My Country


Middle Valley Church of God, at 1703 Thrasher Pike in Hixson, will meet as a congregation on Sunday, at 10:30 a.m. in the church auditorium. All precautions including social separation, the ... (click for more)

Metropolitan Tabernacle Church will host a Freedom Celebration Service Sunday in its sanctuary Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Senior Pastor Steve Ball will preach a message titled "Freedom is Not Free." ... (click for more)

This is word-for-word as written in 2015. Tragically, we have continued downward on the path. ~ As I write on July 4th/Independence Day, I wonder about myself and my fellow countrymen. We ... (click for more)



Church

"Real Freedom Will Come With The Rapture" Is Sermon Topic At Middle Valley Church Of God On Sunday

Middle Valley Church of God, at 1703 Thrasher Pike in Hixson, will meet as a congregation on Sunday, at 10:30 a.m. in the church auditorium. All precautions including social separation, the availability of masks and gloves, and hand sanitizer will be made available, along with other needed precautions. Attendees will have an opportunity to join with others in singing and worship. ... (click for more)

Freedom Celebration Service Sunday At Metro Tab Church

Metropolitan Tabernacle Church will host a Freedom Celebration Service Sunday in its sanctuary Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Senior Pastor Steve Ball will preach a message titled "Freedom is Not Free." The praise and worship will be led by Worship Pastor's Adam and Olivia Aziz and Metro Praise. The church will have intense cleaning of high touch point areas, hand sanitizer stations, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Governor Lee Grants Mayors In 89 Counties Authority To Issue COVID-19 Mask Requirements; Local Health Department Retains Oversight Here

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on Friday signed Executive Order 54 to grant county mayors in 89 counties the authority to issue local mask requirements in the event of a significant rise in COVID-19 cases. “While our densely populated urban areas continue to have the highest COVID-19 case rates, our local governments expressed a need for greater flexibility in addressing a rise ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Has 3 More Coronavirus Deaths; Infected Persons Were At Hamilton County Courthouse

The Hamilton County Health Department on Friday reported three additional COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number of Hamilton County resident deaths to 33. The 31 st death was a black female in the 81+ age-band with underlying health conditions. The 32 nd death was a male in the 71-80 age-band with underlying health conditions. Race and ethnicity demographics for this individual ... (click for more)

Opinion

In A Time Of Crisis, Why Commemorate The Fourth Of July?

This weekend, we will commemorate the 244 th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Admittedly, we will celebrate with less exuberance than previous years, but celebrations will occur across the land and flags will be flying high. It has been a difficult year. While that may seem like an understatement for a year punctuated with tornadoes, a pandemic, political and social ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Erlanger's Poor Staffing Situation

I have never heard of a CRRT but when I found out that such an intensive care machine is used to facilitate a “continuous renal replacement therapy,” I was actually scared that some poor soul in the throes of acute kidney failure at Chattanooga’s Erlanger Hospital could die. Granted, kidney failure in a critically ill patient is a terrible thing but when one nurse is charged with ... (click for more)