Fast Sunday is a day set aside for members to fast and to donate the money they would have spent on meals to the poor. The fast lasts for 24 hours, and usually entails going without breakfast and lunch on Sunday. The monetary donation is called a "fast offering." This usually occurs on the first Sunday of the month. While members can fast on other days, having a Fast Sunday, provides an opportunity for members of a ward to feel the collective spirituality that comes from fasting together. As part of this, sacrament meeting does not have any planned speakers, but rather church members from the audience are encouraged to come up and bear their testimonies. This is known as Fast and Testimony Meeting.
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