WORSHIP WITH US

We welcome you to worship and learn with us at Bet Shalom Messianic Congregation.

We gather together weekly for Hebraic worship, Biblical teaching from the Hebrew perspective, Messianic Dance and caring fellowship.

We look forward to seeing you!
Rabbi Amnon & Rebbetzin Lynette Shor

SATURDAY SHABBAT SERVICES

Messianic Lifestyle Class - 2 PM
In the Oneg Hall
Shabbat Service - 4 PM
In the Sanctuary
Oneg after Shabbat Service
In the Oneg Hall

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MT OLIVE CHURCH
101 W Clinton Avenue
Fresno CA 93705

between Palm and Fruit Avenues
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CONTACT US

MAIL:
Bet Shalom Messianic Congregation
5132 N Palm Avenue PMB 101
Fresno, CA 93704

PHONE:
559-288-0330
EMAIL:
betshalom@betshalomfresno.org

ONEG – Delight of the Shabbat

PROTOCOL and ETIQUETTE

From time to time as people new to the Messianic movement join us, the question is asked “What is Oneg?” It is our desire to have your questions answered here.

PURPOSE

To delight in the Shabbat; to facilitate fellowship and community; to share the end of Shabbat meal without having to leave the congregation.

PREPARATION

Bring a main dish and/or side dish/dessert that is enough to feed your family plus 4 more people. You are welcome to bring drinks in addition to food. If you have been ill within two days of the service or the Oneg, please refrain from bringing food prepared in your household as we wish to keep illness to a minimum within the congregation.

KINDS OF FOOD

Please bring only Biblically clean foods (see section “Is It Kosher’?”).

HOW TO DO IT

Please bring all necessary serving dishes and utensils for your food. Plates, cups and plastic-ware will be provided. Upon arrival at the congregation, take your dish to the kitchen. Cold dishes should go in the refrigerator, warm dishes in the oven. Make sure your crock pot is plugged in and on the appropriate setting. There will be volunteers to assist you. It is important to arrive and bring ALL food prior to the 6 PM service so the volunteers are not called out of the service. The kitchen will be closed at 6 PM. When Oneg begins, make sure your own dishes are on the Oneg table, uncovered and ready to serve (please clearly mark special needs dishes, i.e. children, allergies, etc.)

IF YOU EAT AT ONEG, YOU CLEAN AT ONEG!

There is a clean up list on the shelf above the beverage table. Please start your part in cleaning by removing your Oneg dish and taking it to your vehicle. Gather your own dishes and utensils to wash at home (you may want to consider using disposable containers). We ask that everyone put in 10-15 minutes of clean up. When we all work together, the room gets clean in a jiffy!

ETIQUETTE

Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:32 says, “You shall rise up before the grayheaded and honor the aged, and you shall revere your God; I am ADONAI.” To reinforce this teaching:

  • Elderly adults go first through the oneg line (after our first time guests and those with medical conditions) — then
  • Children with parents. Parents — please go through the Oneg line with your children, monitoring them and making sure they only take as much as they will eat.
  • Healthy adults go last.
  • Everyone — please wait to have “seconds” until everyone else has gone through the line once.

KEEP IT SIMPLE AND EASY

The point of the Oneg is not fancy food — it’s delighting in the Shabbat through fellowship. Don’t feel like you have to work on the Shabbat to prepare some fantastic meal. We encourage you to prepare your simple dishes before Shabbat so that you can have a restful day! Need ideas for simple dishes? Just ask! If you like to search the web, www.foodnetwork.com is a great resource.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

All first-time visitors and those who bring food are welcome to partake of the Oneg. If you’ve been to the congregation before but you didn’t bring a meal, we invite you to bring some food and join us next time.

IS IT “KOSHER”?

At congregational functions, we follow the instructions concerning food according to Vayikra (Leviticus) 11 and D’varim (Deuteronomy) 14:3—21. This means we do not serve pork in any form (including things cooked with lard), shellfish, fish with no scales and fins (i.e. catfish or swordfish), or flightless birds (i.e. emu or ostrich). We also try to avoid the use of products containing gelatin, including marshmallows (Kosher gelatin and marshmallows can be purchased, but please note on the Oneg table that they are kosher). If you have any questions about the “kosherness” of something you are bringing, have brought, or that is on the Oneg table, please ask!