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VISITOR'S GUIDE

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You are welcome!

Come as you are! Don't worry that you might not know the right thing to do or say. Many, if not most, at Beit HaDerekh are not Jewish, and are new to Messianic Judaism. We are happy to answer any questions or help!

When are your services?
Our Shabbat services are held every Saturday at 10:30am (Central Time) at Beit HaDerekh. We also livestream to Facebook Live and Youtube.

Where are you located?
Beit HaDerekh is located at 13370 Highway 191, Midland, TX 79701. Please see the map below:

What should I expect?
Our service contains liturgical prayer, praise music, Torah reading from a scroll and a sermon. Some of our prayers are sung in Hebrew (we include English translations).  The service lasts about 2.5 hours. Our teaching style is not introductory, and it may be difficult at first to grasp some of the concepts, language and thought - but if you give it a chance, it will make Biblical sense and unlock the Scriptures like you've never seen before. Sometimes we hang out after services to eat together (called Oneg). You may also watch the livestream of the service before visiting if you wish.

What should I wear?
It is custom to dress as nicely as we can to honor the Sabbath. It is important and Biblical to dress modestly (please see visual Guideline below. This applies for congregational attendance only, as there is nothing necessarily immodest about sweat pants, but they are not ideal for attending service.) Our Biblical mandate is to meet each person where they are, but also to teach the truth on how to live, dress, eat and behave. 

Many men, not all, will be wearing a kippah (head covering) and a tallit (prayer shawl). Others wear hats. Likewise, some married women wear a head covering. This is a personal choice, up to each individual.

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What should I bring?
Bring your Bible! If you do not have one, we will give you one. Bring any questions, curiosity and an open mind. If we stay to eat, feel free to eat with us and do not worry about bringing a dish! If you do decide to bring something, it should be kosher.

What about COVID?
If someone is sick, or known to have been recently exposed in a significant way, they should stay home. No one is required to wear a mask at Beit HaDerekh, however no one will be shamed or looked down upon if they choose to wear a mask. Hand washing is always a good idea. Sign up for our mailing list or follow us on social media for the latest updates.