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Columbia Heights Parish

Columbia Heights Parish

Address

Columbia Heights Educational Campus
3101 16th St NW

Service Times

10:00am & 11:30am

Kids' City  offered only at 10am service.

 

 

Pastor

Aaron Graham

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  • Phone: (202) 558-9745
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  • Mailing Address: 1616 7th St, NW, Washington DC, 20001 

 

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TDC 2020: 21 Day Fast

Posted by Maureen Chaput on

During the calendar year 2020, TDC will consider our call to be a people set apart for God’s purposes. Pastor Aaron will preach on this theme on January 5 and we are inviting the congregation to join TDC staff as we engage in a corporate fast for 21 days, from Sunday, January 12 - Saturday, February 1. Two of the key scriptures guiding our theme for this year are from Peter’s first letter to the early church. 

1 Peter 1:15-16

“But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 

1 Peter 2:9-12   

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.  11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.

We are hoping the whole church will take part in this fast. As you consider this invitation, here are some questions that might guide your decision:

  • Are you living out God’s countercultural call for your life?
  • Is there darkness in your life that God is calling you out of? 
  • What desires are waging war against your soul? 
  • Is brokenness keeping you from receiving or sharing God’s love and mercy? 

Please plan to join us from Sunday, January 12 through Saturday, February 1 for TDC’s first 21-day corporate fast. The spiritual discipline of fasting helps us quiet our own voice so that we can hear the voice of God more clearly, and move from hearing to obeying. There is power in fasting and praying together. Participation is simple.

  • Follow a Daniel fast for 21 days 
  • Simply abstain from meat, sweets and alcohol, which requires no special foods, specific meal plans or extensive shopping lists;
  • Or for a more comprehensive diet and food plan see All About Prayer Daniel Fast Guide or Daniel Fast.com website)
  • If you cannot follow a Daniel fast for any reason, fast from social media to free up time to spend in listening to the Lord

If you have never fasted before, here are a couple of resources that can help you get started:

ASK Network Fasting Guide

Personal Guide to 21 Day Fast

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