We observe the biblical calendar in a Jesus-centered way. See full descriptions with Bible references below.

2022

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Shabbat / Sabbath

Begins sunset Friday
Ends nightfall Saturday

We encourage everyone to welcome Shabbat and celebrate God’s goodness with family and friends.

The most important of Jewish holidays, Shabbat is a day of rest to honor God, family and build community. It begins on sundown Friday and ends on sundown Saturday. Shabbat is welcomed by the lighting of the candles to separate the day from the other days of the week, reciting special prayers over the wine and the bread (challah), and praying blessings over one another. We encourage families to celebrate this special weekly holiday to get closer to God and each other. See Exodus 20:8-11; Leviticus 23:1-3.

Purim / Feast of Lots

Begins sunset Wed, March 16, 2022
Ends nightfall Thur, March 17, 2022

We will celebrate Sat, March 12, 2022

Though not considered a biblical feast, the Jewish People commemorate God’s deliverance of their ancestors from being destroyed by Haman as noted in the book of Esther. Many Christians join in the celebration. See the book of Esther.

Pesach / Passover First Fruits

Begins sunset Fri, April 15, 2022
Ends nightfall Sat, April 23, 2022

We will celebrate Sat, April 16, 2022

Commemorates Israel’s miraculous exodus from Egypt by the hand of God. Christians believe it was fulfilled by Jesus becoming our Passover Lamb. Messianic Jews and Christians celebrate Passover to remember the sacrifice of Jesus as the Passover Lamb of the New Covenant, His resurrection, and our deliverance from the slavery of sin. See Exodus 12; Leviticus 23:4-8.

Yom HaBikkurim / First Fruits

Commemorates the first harvest of the season (Barley Harvest). Christians believe it was fulfilled by Jesus’ resurrection as the first fruits from the dead. See Leviticus 23:9-22.

Shavuot / Pentecost

Begins sunset Sat, June 4, 2022
Ends nightfall Mon, June 6, 2022

We will celebrate Sat, June 4, 2022

Aka, Feast of Weeks, marks the giving of Torah (first five books of the Bible) to Moses at Mount Sinai fifty days after the Israelites left Egypt. Christians believe it was fulfilled in the New Testament by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Acts Chapter 2. See Leviticus 23:9-22.

Rosh Hashanah / Feast of Trumpets / Jewish New Year

Begins sunset Sun, Sept 25, 2022
Ends nightfall Tue, Sept 27, 2022

We will celebrate Sat, September 24, 2022

Also known as Yom Teruah / Feast of Trumpets, is commemorated by blowing the shofar, which later became the Jewish New Year. Some believe that Yeshua (Jesus) will return on or around this day. It is also the start of the Ten Days of Awe, a time of personal reflection and forgiveness. See Leviticus 23:23-25.

Yom Kippur / Day of Atonement

Begins sunset Tue, Oct 4, 2022
Ends nightfall Wed, Oct 5, 2022

We will break the fast together at a local restaurant on Wed, October 5, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Considered the Holiest Day in the Hebrew calendar, Yom Kippur is a day of fasting, prayer, and repentance. It is the one time per year when the High Priest entered the Holy of Holies to make atonement for the sins of Israel. Jesus fulfilled this by giving His own blood for the forgiveness of sin of all mankind. We encourage everyone to dedicate this day to fasting and seeking the Lord. See Leviticus 23:26-32.

Sukkot / Feast of Tabernacles

Begins sunset Sun, Oct 9, 2022
Ends nightfall Sun, Oct 16, 2022

We will celebrate Sat, October 15, 2022

Also known as the Feast of Booths, it is a 7-day feast that remembers the dwelling of the Israelites in booths in the wilderness for 40 years before entering the Promised Land. Christians believe it will be fulfilled when Jesus returns to Earth. Prophetically it points to the Millennium reign. See Leviticus 23:33-44.

Hanukkah / Festival of Ligths

Begins sunset Sun, Dec 18, 2022
Ends nightfall Mon, Dec 26, 2022

We will celebrate Sat, December 17, 2022

Chanukah or Hanukah (Festival of Lights or Dedication) is an 8-day festival that celebrates the victory of the Maccabees and rededication of the Ancient temple in Jerusalem. It is commemorated with the lighting of the menorah. Jesus celebrated Hanukkah. See John 10:22-23