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; to learn more about Pastor Roy Schwarcz, please visit his Chosen People page here. 

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 at The Moody Church for a once-a-month Shabbat/Sabbath service called Beth Sar Shalom (House of the Prince of Peace). On the first Friday of each month, we come together to pray, worship, and learn in a beginner-friendly Sabbath service that incorporates 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. Bring a friend, and come and enjoy!


Location & Time: Services are typically on the first Friday of the month, start at 6:30pm and end by 8:00pm, and are held in Room 103 unless otherwise noted.

Leadership: Roy Schwarcz and Ryan Karp

Here is the schedule of services for Winter/Spring 2024

  • Friday, January 12
  • Friday, February 2
  • Friday, March 1
  • Friday, April 5
  • Friday, May 3

Beth Sar Shalom Bible Study

Meeting Wednesdays at 7:00pm via Zoom 


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 the Zoom meeting, please contact Ryan Karp at

Leadership: Roy Schwarcz

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