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 a wonderful Shabbat School class 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 Messianic Jewish praise and worship music, a Torah service and the rabbi's message. Each week after our commUNITY Shabbat Celebration we have an Oneg Shabbat (literally Delight in Shabbat) meal together, this is a famliy style, covered dish meal (typically themed each week) for building commUNITY and fellowship.
How do I follow the service: We do our entire service on slides on the tv screens. All of our traditional Jewish liturgy appears 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.