What to Expect

Welcome to Ahavat Yeshua Messianic Jewish Congregation

Ahavat Yeshua has a plurality of leadership structure where all its elders are also viewed as pastors. Our elders are: Ralph Finley, Marcellus Powell, Hilton Yhap and Michael Rudolph (Founder).

Below you will find information or links to help you get to know a little bit about us. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.

When do you gather? 

We gather regularly every Shabbat (Saturday) morning beginning at 11:00a.m.  We also have special gatherings in the fall and spring to celebrate and remember the Moedim (Biblical holidays).  Please check the congregational calendar for dates and details!

What is the order of service?

Although the order of services may vary, in general practice our services are divided as follows:

  • A Call to Worship with an opening song
  • Morning Liturgical Prayers and Blessings
  • Shabbat Shalom Blessing (Peace of the Sabbath)
  • Greeting and Introduction of Guests
  • Congregational Announcements
  • Blessing Over the Children
  • Pastoral Message 
  • Praise & Worship 
  • Afternoon Liturgical Prayers and Blessings
  • Torah Service
  • Sharing in the Lord’s Table 
  • Aaronic Benediction
Will there be live worship music?

Yes, we welcome you to worship with us in singing and Israeli/Davidic dance. Don't worry, our dance team will gladly help you with the easy steps if you join.

Will there be reading from Scripture?

Yes, one of the beautiful moments of our service is reading from our Torah scroll. Reading from the Torah is followed by selections from the Haftorah (prophetic writings) and B'rit Chadashah (New Testament).

What can my children do during the service?

Children are an important part of our community at Ahavat Yeshua. After the blessing over the children, children are generally dismissed for Shabbat School during the pastoral message and return for  praise and worship. Please visit our Children's Ministry page for more details.

Will there be a meal? 

A Community Oneg follows our service generally beginning around 3:00p.m.  Oneg is a Hebrew word that means delight.  We share a meal and fellowship with one another during this time. Please feel free to bring snacks, including for little ones that may be accustomed to earlier eating times, which can be enjoyed in the halls or eating room during services.

How long will the service last?

Plan to be with us all day as we fellowship together.

Will I be asked to give money?

No, you will not be asked to give money. We encourage you to seek the Lord and follow His lead in how He would like you to give. During services, our Tzedakah (offering) Box is always available in the rear of the sanctuary for contributions. You can also give online at our Give Online site.

Is there parking available?

Yes, there is ample parking available in the parking lot, located behind the building.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

"And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching."
(Hebrews 10:24-25)

Upcoming Events

Men's Retreat
October 29, 2021

**Note: The men's retreat dates have changed! The Men's Retreat is back and set to take place...

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