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Congregation Mayim Chayim is a place where Jew and Gentile can meet Yeshua HaMashiach in an authentic Jewish experience,  engage in life-giving commUNITY, and everyone is welcome. We believe in creating a space where people can have genuine encounters with Messiah, discover their gifts and use them for God's glory. Join us for our Shabbat services!

When we Meet

Shabbat Service

Saturday Mornings
10:30 am

commUNITY Bible Study

Tuesday Nights
7:00 pm

Youth Group

Every Other Saturday
6:00 pm

What To Expect

The central worship experience at Congregation Mayim Chayim is our weekly commUNITY Shabbat Celebration. If you are joining us for the very first time you may have some questions about what to expect in a Messianic Jewish synagogue. Our commUNITY Shabbat Celebration is on Saturday mornings at 10:30 am and it is open to everyone to join in worship.

Dress: We encourage everyone to come to synagogue in whatever makes them comforatable, for some this may be more dressed up and for others more casual. And remember Modest is Hottest!!!

How long is the Service: Our commUNITY Shabbat Celebration starts at 10:30am and usually runs for between 2 and 2.5 hours in length.

Children: We have a strong passion for families to worship together! We have wonderful Shabbat School classes for children ages 5-12 during the rabbi's message.  We strongly encourage children to take part in the worship experience, including joining in Davidic (Israeli Folk) Dance during praise and worship. For those who may need it, we do have a nursery in the front of the synagogue available for children 4 years old and under, but we do not have a nursery worker so we ask that if you feel your children need to go to the nursery for a few minutes that a parent escort them.

What is the service like: Our service consists of traditional Jewish liturgy in Hebrew and English, modern  praise and worship music, a Torah service and the rabbi's message.

How do I follow the service: We do our entire service via slides on  tv screens. All of our traditional Jewish liturgy ( in Hebrew, Transliterated Hebrew (Hebrew in English characters), and English) as well as our music lyrics and announcements will be on the screens for everyone to follow along with and be on the same page.

Etiquette During Service

Singing and Praying: Join in with Hebrew and English songs and prayers as much, or as little, as you feel comfortable.

Standing and Bowing: We stand a lot during worship. There will be clear cues for you to rise during specific portions of the service (Please do not feel obligated to stand, especially if you are medically unable to do so). You will notice many people bowing as an act of reverence before the  Lord at different times during certain prayers. If this is unfamiliar to you, do not feel obligated to bow. You’ll get the hang of it over time!

Dancing: We incorporate Israeli-style folk dance as a worship expression during certain parts of the service. You are welcome to participate if you would like, someone will help guide you in the steps.

Common Hebrew Terms Used

Yeshua
Jesus
Brit Chadashah
New Testament
Shabbat
Sabbath Sundown Friday to Sundown Saturday
Challah
Traditional braided bread enjoyed on Shabbat
Shalom
Peace, Hello, Goodbye
Kiddush & Motzi
Special blessings for joy and sustenance said over bread and wine at the end of the service
Bimah
Raised platform at the front of the sanctuary and/or the table on which the Torah is read
Parasha or Parsha
Weekly reading from the Torah read in an annual cycle
Torah
First five books of the Bible (Genesis through Deuteronomy)
Ruach HaKodesh
Holy Spirit/Spirit of God
Haftarah
Weekly reading from the Biblical Prophets that coincides with the Torah portion
Tzedakah Box
Offering box located at the back of the sanctuary for tithes and offerings
Tanakh
Jewish Bible, the Old Testament TaNaKh Torah, Neviim (Prophets), and Ketuvim (Writings)

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