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. 

Trumpets to Tents Conference

What do the fall festivals have to do with Jesus? These holidays include Rosh Hashanah (the Feast of Trumpets), Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), and Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles).


This year, we are hosting a conference with The Moody Church called “Trumpets to Tents: Celebrating Jesus in the Jewish Holidays,” where we will explore these incredible holidays and what they mean to both Jewish people and Christians.


For instance, Sukkot reminds us how God tabernacled in the midst of Israel in the wilderness. Followers of Jesus experience God in their midst as His Spirit dwells in us (1 Corinthians 3:16–17). As God gave Israel rest from their oppressors, so too He gives followers of Jesus rest from the consequences of sin (Matthew 11:28–30). As God’s glory in the Tabernacle lit the Hebrews’ path, so too will God’s tabernacle, who is Jesus, provide eternal light for those written in the Lamb’s book of life (Revelation 21:3, 22–27). As God offered life to those who trusted in Him in the wilderness, He provides salvation and abundant life for all people who rest in Jesus the Messiah. Our speakers, workshops, and discussions will help you appreciate the lasting significance of Sukkot and the other fall holidays.

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: The next service will begin Friday September 2 at 6:30pm and will end before 8:00pm in Room 103

Leadership: Roy Schwarcz and Ryan Karp

Here is the schedule of services for Fall 2022:

  • Friday September 2nd
  • Sunday September 25 (special Rosh Hashanah service)
  • Tuesday October 4 (special Yom Kippur service)
  • October 14-15 Trumpets to Tents Conference
  • Friday November 4
  • Friday December 2

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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