Guidelines and Directions
The Covenant Love (CL) Fast begins on Monday, January 7th 2019 and ends on Sunday, January 27th 2019.

The CL Fast follows closely to the Daniel Fast, with some adjustments such as a High Protein Option for those that work high impact jobs, have medical restrictions and more.

The CL Fast begins in January 2019, but don’t wait until Day One to get started!
Take this time beforehand to pray and seek the Lord in how you will participate in the Fast.

Before we begin fasting, it is important to pray, plan, and prepare. Set a few goals for yourself, or family, so you remember why you are fasting.

Pray

Don’t forget to include God in your fast!
Open yourself up to Him and talk to Him about your intentions and needs.
Pray the Word, pray in your understanding as well as in the Spirit.

Plan

Consider the purpose of your fast,
set aside times to pray and study God’s Word,
make a meal plan for yourself or your family.

Prepare

Don’t just jump in on January 7th! Start now!
Begin to taper off sodas and tea, and start drinking at least 8-10 (8 oz.) glasses of water a day.
Cut down on foods that are fried as well as your sugar intake.

Goals

A few CL Church Goals we have set for ourselves include:

• Seeing God’s presence manifest in our services with His mercy, grace, love and power to be experienced by every person. Unity would be a dominating factor in Covenant Love.

• We would honor the Holy Spirit and that the teaching of God’s Word would be received and that we would order our lives in total obedience to His Word, adults, youth, and children.

• God would give us the lost for our inheritance, the Holy Spirit would move in our city and country to convict of sin, righteousness, and judgement.

• All our financial needs would be met, there would be financial increase for our congregation and church.

• God’s wisdom, guidance, direction, and instruction given to us in every decision we are called to make.

High Protein Option

Due to a majority of our church family serving in the military or having high protein dietary needs, Pastor Al has added a High Protein Option to the CL Fast, as well as one cup of black coffee with no cream, no sweetener. For those using the ‘High Protein Option’, Chicken and Fish are allowed, baked or grilled; not fried, no toppings such as breadcrumbs, cheese, batter, etc. If you are taking medicine, are pregnant, or under a doctor’s care, make sure you talk with your doctor before you start anything.

Shopping List

Foods to Enjoy

All Vegetables

• Beets
• Bell Peppers
• Broccoli
• Brussels Sprouts
• Cabbage
• Carrots
• Cauliflower
• Celery
• Collard Greens
• Garlic
• Ginger
• Green Beans
• Kale
• Mushrooms
• Onions
• Parsnips
• Peas
• Potatoes
• Pumpkins
• Spinach
• Sweet Potatoes
• Swiss Chard
• Turnips
• Squash

All Fruit

• Apples
• Bananas
• Cranberries
• Grapes
• Kiwi
• Lemons
• Limes
• Mangoes
• Oranges
• Pears
• Pineapples
• Raspberries
• Strawberries

Whole Grains

• Amaranth
• Barley
• Brown Rice
• Couscous
• Oats
• Quinoa
• Millet

All Legumes

• Black beans
• Black eyed peas,
• Cannellini beans
(white kidney beans)
• Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
• Great northern beans
• Kidney beans
• Lentils Lima beans
• Pinto beans
• Split peas

All Oils

• Avocado
• Canola
• Coconut
• Grapeseed
• Olive
• Peanut
• Sesame
• Walnut

Beverages

• Black Coffee
• Distilled Water
• Filtered Water
• Spring Water
• Unsweetened Tea
• Unsweetened Plant Milks:
• Almond Milk
• Coconut Milk
• Hemp Milk
• Rice Milk
• Soy Milk

Other

• Herbs
• Seasonings
• Spices
• Soy Sauce

Foods to Avoid

All Meat

• Bacon
• Beef
• Buffalo
• Eggs
• Fish
• Lamb
• Poultry
• Pork

All Dairy

• Butter
• Cheese
• Cream
• Ice Cream
• Milk
• Whipped Cream
• Yogurt

All Sweeteners

• Agave Nectar
• Artificial Sweeteners
• Brown Rice Syrup
• Cane Juice
• Honey
• Maple Syrup
• Molasses
• Raw Sugar
• Syrups
• Stevia
• White Table Sugar

Baked Goods

Anything containing:
• yeast
• baking powder
• baking soda

All Refined and
Processed Foods

• Artificial Flavoring
• Chemicals
• Food additives
• Preservatives
• White Flour
• White Rice

All Solid Fats

• Lard
• Margarine
• Shortening

All Deep Fried

• Corn Chips
• French Fries
• Potato Chips

Beverages

• Alcohol
• Carbonated Drinks
• Energy Drinks
• Sweetened Tea

Offices Closed

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Due to weather, the church offices will be closed this Thursday, October 11.

Please stay safe.