Germantown Baptist Church is proud to partner with B'rit Hadasha to host a Community Passover Seder for our congregations to enjoy together. Our hope is that this will be a joyous event for many believers to experience.
April 27th, 2016 | 6 p.m.
Germantown Baptist Church Faith Building
Free childcare is available upon reservation for children who are not participating in the Seder Service. To reserve childcare, please click here to email Karen Wylie with the names and ages of your children.
Pesach (Hebrew for Passover) is the annual festival of remembrance celebrated worldwide by the Jewish people and many Believers. At Germantown Baptist, we are partnering with B'rit Hadasha, a local Messianic Jewish Synagogue to conduct a special service/meal called a seder. At Passover we remember the deliverance of the ancient Israelites from the bondage of slavery in Egypt under Moses and Aaron by the blood of a lamb. We also remember how God made possible all mankind's deliverance from the bondage of sin by the blood of another Lamb, Yeshua (Jesus), the Messiah.
You don't want to miss this special evening. Come experience a traditional Jewish Passover seder with special emphasis on Yeshua the Messiah and His Last Supper. This night will certainly be different from any other - come and celebrate your deliverance with us!
Past reviews of Brit Hadasha's Community Seder:
"The Passover service was a very enriching experience for my family. The symbolism of each piece of the meal as well as the traditional music offers a distinct perspective and celebration of the Messiah. I highly recommend [this Seder to] anyone who is not altogether familiar with Jewish traditions to participate in one." -- M.J. from Bartlett, TN
"I visited B'rit for the first time over 5 years ago for the annual Passover Seder. It was such a monumental experience in my spiritual journey that I've returned every year since to recapture the beauty of the celebration and the joy of the message. It has grown tremendously over the years and I thank God for Brit's ministry in sharing the Messianic Passover Seder experience." -- L.A. from Atlanta, GA
What is a Messianic Jew?
Messianic Judaism is the term given to Jewish people who believe and have accepted Yeshua (the Hebrew name for Jesus) of Nazareth as the promised Messiah of the Hebrew Scriptures. These Jewish people do not stop being Jewish; they continue to remain strong in their Jewish identity, lifestyle and culture, while following Yeshua as He is revealed in the Brit Chadashah, the New Covenant. Many Messianic Jews refer to themselves as “completed Jews,” since they believe that their faith in the God of Israel has been “completed” or fulfilled in Yeshua.
What is B’rit Hadasha?
B’rit Hadasha is the local Messianic Jewish Congregation comprised of both Jews and Gentiles. Their church is located at 6320 Quail Hollow.
Where does the tradition of the Seder come from?
A Seder is a service celebrating the Passover, the deliverance of the Children of Israel from Egypt. Many Christians also participate in Seder services to celebrate their deliverance from the bondage of sin through Christ.
What type of food will be served?
On April 27th we will enjoy a wonderful meal consisting of:
Grilled Chicken Breast
Flourless Chocolate Cake (Passover Kosher)
In addition we will enjoy a traditional Seder plate consisting of:
1. Beitzah: The egg is a symbol of rebirth.
2. Maror: Bitter herbs such as horseradish signify the bitterness of enslavement.
3. Karpas: A non-bitter vegetable, here parsley, is dipped in salted water to symbolize tears.
4. Haroset: A mixture of apple, nuts and grape juice that represents the mortar and bricks used by the enslaved Jews.
What general activities will we experience?
We will have food, music, and dancing.
How long will it last?
Seders vary in length but can last as long as 3 hours.
What’s available for my kids?
Children are encouraged to attend; $15 for children 10 and under. Free childcare and children’s activities are available upon reservation.
Will regular Wednesday night activities be taking place?
GBC is canceling our regular Wednesday Evening Fellowship Meal. We are asking all other activities for adults to cancel as well and join the Seder Service.
How much does it cost?
For adults, $25 through April 8th and $30 after April 8th as space allows. This is reduced from the normal cost of $40-$50. As previously mentioned, $15 for children 10 and under.