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Shabbat and Feast Days 

When do we Meet?

Service Times for Shabbat and Feast Days

Beth Yeshua – Macon, Georgia

We meet every Shabbat (Saturday) at 10:10AM:

Beth Yeshua International  
5970 Price Road, Macon, GA 31220

On Feast Days our service starts at 10 AM. All services are Live Streamed on Vimeo-Livestream.

The Feasts of The LORD

God’s Appointed Times

The Mo’edim – Appointed Times

An Interactive Calendar

Beth Yeshua International ties you to the roots of your faith – our common faith in the Almighty God and Creator of all things binds us together- Jew and Gentile. As it is written… “In the beginning God…” ( בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים). Every time we celebrate Shabbat, or come together for the Feast Days, we are proclaiming to the world “This God, this Creator, is our GOD.”

The Moedim (moe-eh-DEEM), are incorrectly called, “Jewish holidays”. According to Leviticus 23, God refers to them as “The designated (appointed) times of ADONAI…”, and He commanded His People as well as foreigners who wished to join themselves with the people of Israel, to observe these holy convocations throughout all their generations. We refer to them as feast days. These include: The weekly Shabbat (7th Day Sabbath); Pesach (Passover, which include Matzah-Unleavened Bread, and Yom Habikkurim-First Fruits); Shavuot (Pentecost); Yom Teruah (Trumpets); Yom Kippur (Atonement); Sukkot (Tabernacles), and The 8th Day of Assembly (Shemini Atzeret).

Every year, God placed appointments on His calendar when He told the His children to meet with Him. Why do you think that was? While many things come to mind, and centuries of teaching & preaching expound –  perhaps it is as simple as 5 words? Those 5 words are: Revere, Rehearse, Remember, Relate, Reveal. Notice how they are all verbs?  It’s certainly something to Ruminate on! 

Feasts of the Lord
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Passover Seder Plate

Passover (Pesach)

Passover 2019 will begin in the evening of
Friday, 19 April, and ends in the evening of Saturday, 27 April.

January 1st, 2019

January 1st, 2019

This is the 1st day of the New Year 2019 on the Gregorian Calendar.

1st of Nissan

1st of Nissan - (Rosh Chodashim) - Biblical NewYear


This year, the 1st of Nisan (Aviv), falls on April 6th, 2019 of the Gregorian calendar.

Nisan 1 is first month of the Hebrew Calendar. It is also the start of the month of the Exodus from Egypt, and the beginning of Jewish national history. (See: Exodus 12:2)

It is also the first month used for counting the festivals (mo'edim) of the Hebrew Calendar and for reckoning the years of reign of the Kings of Israel.

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Passover Seder Plate

Unleavened Bread (Chag HaMatzot)

Concurrent with Passover is Chag HaMatzot, or the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when no chametz may be eaten or possessed for a full seven days.
Unleavened Bread 2019 will begin in the evening of Saturday, 20 April, and ends in the evening of Sunday, 27 April.

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Festival of Firstfruits - Yom HaBikkurim (יוֹן הַבִּכּוּרִים)

Festival of Firstfruits - Yom HaBikkurim (יוֹן הַבִּכּוּרִים)

The day following the first day of Unleavened Bread is called "the Day of Firstfruits". In ancient times, on this day a sheaf (omer) of barley (the first grain crop to ripen) was waved before the LORD. In 2019 Firstfruits is on Sunday, April 21st.

Counting of the Omer (Sefirat HaOmer)

Counting of the Omer

The "Counting the Omer" (סְפִירַת הָעוֹמֶר) begins on the second day of Passover (the 16th of Nisan) and continues 49 days until Erev Shavuot (The evening before Pentecost- the 50th Day)

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Shavuot

Shavuot - (Feast of Weeks) Pentecost

Shavuot remembers the giving of the Torah exactly seven weeks after the Exodus (on Sivan 6) which is June 9th, 2019. And for Believers in Messiah Yeshua, just as Jeremiah prophesied (Jeremiah 31:33), the very Torah of God is written in Believer's minds and hearts by the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit). This prophesy was fulfilled on Shavuot almost 2000 years ago (Acts 2:1–4)

Rosh HaShana - Head of The Year

Rosh HaShana - Head of The Year

This is the 1st day of the Jewish New Year - on the Jewish Civil Calendar. For this interactive calendar it represents the date: September 30,2019 AND begins the Jewish year of 5780

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Shavuot

Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah)

Yom Teruah always falls on the 1st of Tishrei. In 2019, Tishrei 1, 5780 is September 30th. Leviticus 23:24 refers to this day as "A Memorial of Blowing[of Trumpets]". And in Numbers 29:1 it is called "Yom Teruah" (Day of Blowing). It is on the same day as Rosh Hashana, and signals the beginning of the Fall Feasts.

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Yom Kippur - The Day of Atonement

Yom Kippur - The Day of Atonement

Yom Kippur falls on the 10th of Tishrei. In 2019,Yom Kippur is on October 9th. Yom Kippur is known as "the Day of Atonement", and is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. For believers in Yeshua, the scapegoat is a picture of the Messiah, who was sent “as an atoning sacrifice for our sins” (1 John 4:10).

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Sukkot -  Feast of Tabernacles

Sukkot - Feast of Tabernacles

The last of the Fall Feasts is called Sukkot (סֻכּוֹת) or the "Feast of Tabernacles." Sukkot is observed from the 15th to the 22nd of Tishri. In 2019 this is: October 14th to October 22nd. During this time many Jewish and Messianic families construct a sukkah (סֻכָּה), a small hastily built hut (or booth) in which meals are eaten throughout the festival.

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Shemini Atzeret - Eighth Day of Assembly

Shemini Atzeret - Eighth Day of Assembly

Eighth Day of Assembly (Shemini Atzeret) is a holiday in its own right. It falls on 22 Tishrei, which in 2019 is 21 October. Shemini Atzeret literally means "the assembly of the eighth (day)." This feast is explained this way: our Creator is like a host, who invites us as visitors for a limited time, but when the time comes for us to leave, He has enjoyed himself so much that He asks us to stay another day

 

God’s calendar is cyclical. So, we are presenting it as a circle – showing the Hebrew names for the yearly cycle of seasons and feasts.

Hovering your mouse over any of the icons on the calendar wheel will reveal dates for this year, and basic information on the “Times”.
(For mobile devices simply tap the icon.) 

Service schedule

Service times at Beth Yeshua Macon

Feast Days 

Hint: CLICK on the + / – icon to the right of each Feast heading to SHOW / HIDE  the relevant information for each FEAST of the LORD.

Pesach/Unleavened Bread/First Fruits (Passover)

Service Date/Time:  Shabbat, 20 April, 2019 @ 10:10 AM (EDT)
Hebrew Calendar Date: 15 Nissan, 5779

Scripture References:

  • OT: Ex 12:1-20, 39; 23:15-18; Lev 23:5-14; Num 28:16-25; Deut 16:3;
  • NT: Luke 22:1,7; Acts 20:6; I Co 5:7-8; 15:20-23; Heb 11:28

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Pesach/Unleavened Bread (Passover)

Service Date/Time: Shabbat, 27 April, 2019, 22 Nissan 5770 @10:10AM (EDT)
Hebrew Calendar Date: 15 Nissan, 5779

Scripture References:

  • OT: Ex 12:1-20, 39; 23:15-18; Lev 23:5-14; Num 28:16-25; Deut 16:3;
  • NT: Luke 22:1,7; Acts 20:6; I Co 5:7-8; 15:20-23; Heb 11:28
Shavuot (Pentecost)

Service Date/Time:  Sunday, 9 June, 2019 @ 10 AM (EDT)
Hebrew Calendar Date: Sivan, 5779

Scripture References:

  • OT: Lev 23:15-21;
  • NT: Acts 2:1
Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets)

Service Date/Time:  Monday, 30 September, 2019 @ 10 AM (EDT)
Hebrew Calendar Date: 1 Tishrei, 5780

Scripture References: Lev 23:23-25; Num 29:1; Neh 8:1-12

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)

Service Date/Time:  Wednesday, 9 October, 2019 @ 10 AM (EDT)
Hebrew Calendar Date: 10 Tishrei, 5780

Scripture References:

  • OT: Lev 16:29-34; 23:26-32; Num 29:7;
  • NT: Heb 9:11-14, 22-24; 10:1-25
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)

Service Date/Time:  Monday, 14 October, 2019 @ 10 AM (EDT)
Hebrew Calendar Date: 15 Tishrei, 5780

Scripture References:

  • OT: Lev 23:33-44; Num 29:12; Deut 16:13-15; Zech 14:16-19
  • NT: John 7:2
Shemini Atzeret (8th Day of Assembly)

Service Date/Time:  Monday, 21 October, 2019 @ 10 AM (EDT)
Hebrew Calendar Date: 22 Tishrei, 5780

Scripture References:

  • OT: Leviticus 23:36, 39

Video Teaching

The Feasts of the LORD

A Collection of Teachings from Rabbi Greg Hershberg

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ADONAI said to Moshe, “Tell the people of Isra’el: ‘The designated times of ADONAI which you are to proclaim as holy convocations are my designated times. ‘Work is to be done on six days; but the seventh day is a Shabbat of complete rest, a holy convocation; you are not to do any kind of work; it is a Shabbat for ADONAI, even in your homes. These are the designated times of ADONAI, the holy convocations you are to proclaim at their designated times…’”

-Leviticus 23:1-4