Cry Out America service set for noon Tuesday
by By DAVID DAVIS Managing Editor
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Cry Out America is one of two major Christian events in Cleveland in late summer and early fall that are part of national events. The 11th annual Cry Out America is coming up at noon on Sept. 11, followed by Fields of Faith on Oct. 3.

This will be the second Fields of Faith event in the Ocoee region, according to Fellowship of Christian Athletes Ocoee Region Director Robert Green.

Approximately 500 students and supporters attended multiple sites in 2011. This October all athletes will come together at Bradley Central High School stadium for one big event where they can share their Christian faith with fellow students.

Green said this is the seventh annual national Fields of Faith event. The interdenominational outreach event will be held at more than 400 locations throughout the nation.

Fields of Faith is structured as a student-to-student ministry. Peers invite their own classmates and teammates to meet on athletic fields to hear fellow students share their testimonies, challenge them to read the Bible and to come to faith in Jesus Christ.

Former Denver Bronco Steve Fitzhugh will also present his personal testimony of tragedy and salvation.

Cry Out America county coordinator, Dr. Jamison Work, urged local pastors to stand united in repentance and prayer for God to restore the country.

The senior pastor of Candies Creek Baptist Church said Wednesday the 11th annual prayer service on Sept. 11 on the Bradley County Courthouse Plaza will be a time to reflect on the greatness of the United States and recognize “our shortcomings as a people.”

“In colonial Philadelphia, our nation was established in prayer as our founding fathers drafted the initial documents of a free democracy based on godly principles,” he said.

But, he said, darkness has engulfed contemporary America. Moral depravity has poisoned the waters and Americans, as a people, are in a state of spiritual emergency.

The one-hour program will begin at its traditional noon start time.

The liturgy is based on Romans, Chapter 8, in which Saint Paul describes the wrath of God being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness of people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. The chapter ends with the admonishment that although the people know better, “they not only continue to do these very thing, but also approve of those who practice them.”