Gathering with other believers on Sabbath is something we look forward to all week. Being in community with others is foundational to our life as a biblical community and our growth as disciples. Life in God (YHVH) and with others is so much more than just "going to a service." The time we spend with God and each other as a fellowship lasts about 2.5 hours ... as the Spirit leads.
When we gather on Saturdays at 4:00 pm, we usually begin with worship and prayer. Our congregation is genuinely passionate about honoring YHVH God with praise and worship. Worship is certainly a gift we offer to YHVH and His Son Yeshua, but it is also a gift that God gives His people. It inspires us, heals us, and gives us hope and strength. This part of our time together usually lasts for about an hour and a half. As our pastor has said, it takes time to be community - to be community with God and each other. And it isn't wasted time - it is truly oil for our lamps as we wait for our Messiah's return and care for each other.
Following worship and prayer, we take a short break and then return to the Worship Center to study together in some form. We have either a Bible study or a teaching message, or at times, we even view an on-line teaching and discuss it.
Sabbath together is a precious investment in our Heavenly Father, Messiah, and each other!