Similar churches often offer music styles like traditional hymns, contemporary, and praise and worship.
Programs like missions, adult education, children's ministry, youth group, and nursery are also typical.
What are services like?
What should I expect?
We will help you feel comfortable, informed, and updated on upcoming events with our welcome and announcements. After announcements we have a time of greeting one another with a hearty handshake and a “Shabbat Shalom” greeting. Next a call to worship time with scripture reading and the Shema/Sh’ma Yisrael (Deuteronomy 6:4-9). A time of Worship will include singing a variety of contemporary God honoring Messianic music as well a traditional Jewish/Hebrew songs in English and Hebrew. The children will be dismissed on the 1st and 3rd Shabbats for a children’s Torah class. Following the prayer for the children a message will be shared from the scriptures called a drash. The service will conclude after the traditional blessings of The Kiddish and Hamotzi (blessing for the food) and the Birkat Kohanim (priestly blessing from Numbers 6:23-27). After service we have a time of light refreshments and sincere fellowship with a brief Oneg Shabbat (delight in the Sabbath).
What if I'm not a Christian?
Everyone is Welcome!
God loves all people and His love constrains our hearts to welcome all people.
All visitors, both Jewish, non-Jewish, intermarried, or those searching for truth are welcome to join us to meet new people and learn more about the love and faithfulness of God. Hope of Israel is a place where both Jewish and non-Jewish believers can worship Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah in a Jewish context as "one new man".