First Friday Shabbat Service

Psalm 92:1 . . .  A Song for the Sabbath. It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High!


Join us for The Moody Church’s once-a-month Shabbat/Sabbath service called Beth Sar Shalom (House of the Prince of Peace).  On the first Friday of the month, we will come together to pray, worship and learn in a beginner-friendly Sabbath service, incorporating Jewish and Christian elements.


In Exodus the Lord commands a day of rest, the Sabbath.  In Deuteronomy we are told that the Sabbath is important because the Lord saved the Hebrews from Egypt.  In the New Testament, in Luke, Jesus proclaims that it is fitting for someone to be healed and set free because the Sabbath is about freedom, salvation, and rest.  As followers of Jesus, the Sabbath is important because Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath; He gives us rest from having to work to achieve salvation.


Join us to discover the harmony of Judaism and Christianity!


Traditional Sabbath services and celebrations may be different from what you expect but are meant to glorify God and help us enter rest to reflect on the Most High.


Join us for this tremendous opportunity to learn how the Old and New Testaments connect and the ways that Judaism and Christianity come together. Come and enjoy and bring a friend!


Location & Time: The service will begin at 6:30pm and will end before 8:00pm in Clarkview (Room 107/108).

Leadership: Roy Schwarcz

Here is the schedule of services for 2020:

  • March 6
  • April 3 (online sedar service)
  • May 1
  • June 5 (Musical Artist Marty Goetz)
  • July 10
  • August 7
  • September 18 (Rosh Hashanah)
  • September 27 (Yom Kippur)
  • No October Dates
  • November 6
  • December 4 (Hanukkah celebration)

Beth Sar Shalom Bible Study

Meeting weekly online on Wednesdays at 7pm via Zoom Meeting 


In conjunction with Chosen People Ministries, Moody Church missionary Roy Schwarz leads this Bible study walking through the book of Genesis. You’ll learn the unity of the old and new covenants from a Jewish perspective, helping you better understand the Jewish roots of our faith in Jesus


It’s a wonderful opportunity for Christians and Jewish people to learn together from our shared Scriptures. Everyone is welcome!


For more information, contact Roy at


To join online via Zoom Meeting, please contact Ryan Karp at

Leadership: Roy Schwarcz

Online Passover Service: April 3, 2020

The 14th of Nisan may not ring any bells to you but to the Jewish world that is the time of Passover. All across the globe, Jewish people will be celebrating the liberation of the slaves from Egypt as told in the book of Exodus. Throughout history, even in extraordinary times, Jewish people have celebrated this holiday that reminds us that the Lord hears our prayers. We encourage you to also observe this tremendous holy day and learn from the teaching that will be posted online.


You will find that communion/ the Lord’s table was actually inaugurated at the last supper/Jesus’ last Passover. You will also experience how, in the same way that God brought the Hebrew slaves from slavery to freedom through the death of the Passover lamb, this holiday foreshadows how God can bring us from slavery in sin to freedom in Him through the death of the lamb of God, Jesus!

Chosen People Ministries

The Moody Church has the privilege of partnering with Chosen People Ministries to serve the broader Jewish population of Chicago. Chosen People exists to pray for, evangelize, disciple, and serve Jewish people everywhere and to help fellow believers do the same.


For more information about Chosen People, please visit


If you’d like to learn more about Pastor Roy Schwarcz, please visit his Chosen People page here: 

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