“As for the national emergency message, the sick came to Jesus in search of healing,” Ericksen told the newspaper. “He saw they were in an emergency and he provided them with free health care. We seek to follow Jesus. For us, that means working for a world where everyone is cared for and included in a community of love and justice.”
There are two parts to the sign, however, although the health insurance message is getting the most attention, according to the Oregonian.
“National Emergency: 553,700 are homeless,” the marquee reads. “Sunday 10:30.”