Beit Yeshua
& Machol

Beit Yeshua






Will & Reyna's
Wedding Vow

Barry Segal
Beit Yeshua

Israel 2011
Trip Planning


A Visit to
Beit Tikvah

Israeli Folk
Highway to Zion

Zemer Levav

Beit Eder

Indira Persad


Israeli Folk

Ted Pearce

The Feast of

Celebration & Play
"Esther May & The
Shushan Hillbillies"

To Zion



Beit Shofarot's

Joel Chernoff



An Evening

Sue Samuels



Greg Silverman

Israeli Folk Dance
at Highway to Zion

Dr. Mike Evans


Israeli Folk Dance
with Beit Yeshua,
Beit Shofarot and
Highway to Zion


Beit Yeshua's

Erev Shabbat
at Chuck & Janice's

August 26th


Highway To Zion

September 16th

Paul Wilbur

Septenber 17th

Israel Trip Planning

Yom Teruah

September 30th



October 12-23


Highway To Zion

November 12



December 16

Coats For
Israel Through
Vision For Israel


























































































































Isaiah 62
I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night:
ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,
And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.


Psalm 122:6  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: may they prosper who love you. 


January 2011


Will & Reyna's Wedding Vow Renewal

Carolyn & Curtis joined Beit Shofarot for Shabbat services on Saturday, January 1, 2011.  Beit Shofarot's assemblies are always special, but this one was extra special because Will & Reyna were renewing their wedding vows after 18 years of marriage.

Reyna joins Will under the chuppa and the first cup of wine is blessed


Barry Segal Visits Beit Yeshua


Barry Segal of Vision For Israel & the Joseph Storehouse in Jerusalem was at Beit Yeshua on Friday, January 14, 2011, for an evening of praise, worship, dance, teaching and fellowship.


Barry & Pastor Mike Devine chat before the service begins


Barry ministers at Beit Yeshua

Barry's Message for the Evening at Beit Yeshua
Barry Segal - Part 1 - CLICK HERE
Barry Segal - Part 2 - CLICK HERE
Barry Segal - Part 3 - CLICK HERE
Barry Segal - Part 4 - CLICK HERE
Barry Segal - Part 5 - CLICK HERE
Barry Segal - Part 6 - CLICK HERE
Barry Segal - Part 7 - CLICK HERE
Barry Segal - Part 8 - CLICK HERE
Barry Segal - Part 9 - CLICK HERE
Barry Segal - Part 10 - CLICK HERE

Susan, Paul, Doug, Barry, Chuck and Gid


To see additional photos and videos
Click Here


Israel 2011 Trip Planning

Friends of Beit Yeshua and Highway to Zion met on Friday, January 21, 2011, 7PM, at Doug & Lynda's home as Cathy, of Highway to Zion, discussed the 2011 Israel Immersion & Sukkot Tour.  It's the understanding of everyone who attended the meeting that the October 2011 trip to Israel is not a "vacation", but instead is part of our prophetic destiny to go us to Jerusalem to bless the Lord.

Cathy joyously shares about the opportunities we'll have while in Israel


February 2011


Beit Yeshua Visits Beit Tikvah

Beit Yeshua visited Beit Tikvah in Ft. Mill, SC, on Friday, February 4, 2011.  Beit Tikvah is a Jewish-Roots group led by Peter Wyns and Steve & Laurie Martin.

Peter opens the evening by welcoming everyone


Praise & Worship with Steve & Laurie Martin was absolutely awesome!


Doug, Lynda, Myrl, Janice and Curtis joined in with some Israeli Folk Dance


Israeli Folk Dance at Highway to Zion


Curtis taught a two-session Israeli Folk Dance class with Highway to Zion on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, and Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at the Cramer Mt. Country Club in Cramerton, NC.  The more we learn, the more opportunities we have for offering up praise & worship to the Lord.  We're excited about the doors the Lord is opening between Highway to Zion and Beit Yeshua.



Learning the basis steps of Israeli Folk Dance




Zemer Levav Concert

Beit Shofarot in China Grove, NC, hosted the Messianic singing group Zemer Levav for the second time on Saturday, February 12, 2011.  It always a special blessing when we have an opportunity to fellowship with our friends there.

 Beit Yeshua had 18 in attendance


  Zemer Levav, otherwise known as the Mark & Shimnit and KerahHanes family,
sang and ministered for an hour and a half
This year their youngest daughter joined them, too




Erev Shabbat with Beit Eder


Beit Yeshua will be celebrating our 10th Anniversary in August of this year.  We've grown tremendously as the years have passed but we're still pleased to have the monthly home group meetings.  Beit Yeshua  meets for Erev Shabbat (Friday night) twice a month.  Beit Eder was formed to add an additional meeting during the coarse of the month.  The group meets at Wane & Carolee's home is is similar to that of Beit Yeshua. 


Carolee lights candles to welcome Shabbat


Andy led the group in a wonderful midrash from the weekly Torah portion


Indira Persad ministers at Beit Yeshua

Beit Yeshua is a Charismatic Jewish-Roots group - believing in all the Gifts of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit).  Indira Persad was invited to minister at Beit Yeshua during Erev Shabbat on Friday, February 25, 2011, at Chuck & Janice's home in Lincolnton, NC.  We've know Indira for years - meeting her years ago when she worked with Vision For Israel in Charlotte.  As the years passed, a deep friendship was formed.  Indira is gifted and ministered in the areas of healing and the prophetic.

Indira gave her testimony about accepting Yeshua as her Messiah
then started ministering in the area of healing and the prophetic.



Indira gave a prophetic word over Beit Yeshua that went as follows:

"You guys teamed up with Beit Shofarot and Highway to Zion and all these things, but that's just one little egg in the whole basket, so to speak.  God is giving you guys a garden to cultivate.  He's given you jewels that are still in the pit of your belly awaiting to come up.  People are crying out and praying and God has shown them you guys in visions and dreams.  They've seen your faces - they jus don't know where you are.  The day will come when they will say 'I know you from somewhere.  I saw you somewhere' and they'll remember it was in a dream.  It's yours.


March 2011


Israeli Folk Dance Class at Covenant

The Covenant-based Israeli Folk Dance class continued to grow in 2011.  It's wonderful when people come together to learn Israeli Folk Dance in order to increase the depth of their worship before the Lord.

In March, J, Natalia & Stacy joined us for the first time

We continued to work on a great Israeli Folk Dance performance piece, "Ashreinu", for our Evening Honoring Israel that is coming up on May 6th.

Curtis directs the group through the various transitions of the dance



Ted Pearce Concert


Beit Yeshua joined with Beit Shofarot on Saturday, March 5, 2011, as they welcomed Messianic singer Ted Pearce.


Ted shared his testimony about coming to Yeshua as Messiah ...


... and sang many of the songs he'd written and recorded over the years


Beit Yeshua and Beit Shofarot add some Israeli Folk Dance


Ted Pearce testimony and songs from the concert at Beit Shofarot

Video's Courtesy of Curtis & Carolyn

HaMotzi - Blessing over the Bread
Ted's Testimony 1
Ted's Testimony 2

To see additional photos from the evening


PURIM Play - "The Shushan Hillbillies"

Beit Yeshua and Beit Shofarot came together on Friday, March 11, 2011, 7pm, in the Family Life Center of Covenant Bible Church in Lincolnton, NC,  to celebrate the Biblical Feast of PURIM.  With about 115 in attendance, the evening was filled with praise, worship, Israeli Folk Dance, prayer for Israel and a BEVERLY HILLBILLIES parody Purim play entitled "The Shushan Hillbillies".

Cathy shares about upcoming events at Highway to Zion
Rabbi Yossi tells everyone a little bit about the festival of Purim



"Esther May & The Shushan Hillbillies"

This year's Purim sphiel/play, "Esther-May & the Shushan Hillbillies" was a hit with everyone


Esther-May makes her entrance - complete with her slingshot and a friendly "critter" (racoon)


The Mordechai Family
Granny, Jed, Jethro and Esther-May


Want to take a look at our impromptu performance of "The Shushan Hillbillies'
Check out the Video Links below:


To see all the photos from the play & the play itself


Highway to Zion Assembly - March 2011


Highway to Zion will have their first Assembly of 2011 on Friday March 18, 2011
at Christian Life Center in Charlotte, NC.


Steve & Laurie of Love For His People led praise and worship
Curtis & Beit Yeshua led Israeli Folk Dance


Doug, Cathy & Patty "lay hands" on the guest speaker as Doug prays for his ministry in Jerusalem


To see all the information about the event
Click Here


April 2011


Beit Shofarot's 1-Year Anniversary

On Saturday, April 16, 2011, Curtis & Carolyn were invited to join Beit Shofarot in China Grove, NC, as they celebrated their 1-year anniversary as a full-time Messianic congregation.

Reyna shares Shabbat Liturgies as the two Torahs were removed from the Ark


Curtis was called to the bema to read from the weekly Torah Portion


Cathy was called forward to read from the B'rit Hadasha/New Covenant


Joel Chernoff Concert

As part of Beit Shofarot's 1-year anniversary (Saturday, April 16, 2011), they welcomed Messianic recording artist Joel Chernoff to China Grove, NC.  Joel, along with Rick "Levi" Coghill, was part of the "first" Messianic singing group, LAMB.  Beit Yeshua joined Beit Shofarot for a wonderful evening of music by who Rabbi Yossi called the "Grandfather of Messianic Music".

Curtis was asked to lead Israeli Folk Dance for the evening


[Thanks to Steve Martin & Love For His People for the following photos of Joel]



Pesach - Passover


Beit Yeshua observed its 10th annual Pesach/Passover Seder on Friday, April 22, 2011, in the Family Life Center at Covenant Bible Church.  The facility was packed with a maximum crowd of 200 as family and friends from neighboring congregations, fellowships and churches joined with Beit Yeshua.

The lady Machol Dancers dance the Israeli Folk Dance "Sheleg Al Iri"
to the song "Psalms of Praise" by Billy Whitman


A large group from Highway to Zion joined us again this year


A time of Praise, Worship & Israeli Folk Dance for the entire crowd
Singing & Dancing to "He Shall Reign" by Paul Wilbur


Men, women, boys, girls and teens join together to worship the LORD


Just like King Davie, even Pastor Eric & Pastor C.L. joined in the worship & dancing



To see a video of the beginning of the Seder


"Seder" means "the order"
A Seder
is a ceremonial dinner that commemorates the Jews' Exodus from Egypt and
includes the reading of the Haggadah and the eating of symbolic foods


Susan leads the ladies as the festival candles are lit


At Passover, we celebrate these promises of redemption and relationship
by drinking from our cups four times


The water bowls & towels are passed



The matzah is explained


To see a video with the matzah


Blood, Frogs, Lice, Beast, Cattle Disease, Boils, Hail, Locust, Darkness, Death of the Firstborn


To see a video of some dipping their finger in the wine/juice and reciting the plagues


After the meal, the Seder resumes and the Afikomen is "ransomed"
Jude receives a "reward" for finding the hidden Afikomen


To see all the photos from the evening


May 2011


An Evening Honoring Israel



Biet Yeshua joined with Beit Shofaort, Highway to Zion and Love For His People on Friday, May 6, 2011, in the Family Life Center of Covenant Bible Church, Lincolnton, NC., 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, for our fourth annual Evening Honoring Israel.  The meeting celebrated Israel's 63rd Birthday since their rebirth as a nation on May 14, 1948.


"The Hope"


Julia & Reyna from Beit Shofarot, played the Israeli National Anthem "Hatikvah"
on violin and flute, while everyone sang




Gideon (on the guitar) and Tim (on the bongo) sing the Ted Pearce song "Yisrael"




As The Machol Dancers prepare for the Israeli Folk Dance "Ashreinu",
Carolyn tells the story of the song


The Story Behind the Song "ASHREINU"


In the fall of 1944, in the Auschwitz concentration camp, a group of 50 Hungarian Jewish boys under the age of 18 had been selected for the gas chambers.  They had been told they were to take showers, but this was later in concentration camp history, and the boys knew the truth.

Inside the bathhouse, one boy shouted out, “Brothers! Today is the day of Simchat Torah! Before we die, let us celebrate Simchat Torah one last time!  We don’t have a Torah Scroll to dance with, so let us all dance with God Himself—Who is surely here among us—before we return our souls to Him.”

50 young voices raised in song, and 50 pairs of feet stamped in joy before the L-rd:
Ashreinu mah tov chelkeinu u’ma nayim goraleinu u’mah yafah yerushateinu (How fortunate we are and how wonderful is our portion and how beautiful is our heritage.)

The commandant came and was infuriated.  One boy told him, “leaving a world where Nazi beasts reign is a cause for celebration.”  To teach them a lesson, the commandant had them all pulled out and put in a holding block overnight, telling them he planned to torture them the next day.

The next morning a high-ranking Nazi officer arrived, needing to conscript a large number of workers.  He saw the group of boys and ordered them along with several hundred other inmates, to be transferred to his work camp.  Survivors of Auschwitz report that all 50 boys survived the war.


The Dance






To see the video of the Machol Dancers dancing to the Israeli Folk Dance "Ashreinu"
[Thanks to Steve Martin for this video]


The next 20 minutes was spent looking at various exhibits concerning Israel


The "Adopt A City For Prayer" Exhibit
Everyone was given a choice of 40 cities from which to choose and then pray over for the next year
Brochures were provided for each of the cities


The "Precious Oils" Exhibit with Cynthia Hillson
shows Cynthia's "oils" and brings fragrances written in the Bible to life




We moved into a time of praise, worship and Israeli Folk Dance


from Beit Shofarot


The Hallel Dancers from Beit Shofarot dance the Israeli Folk Dance "Eretz Eretz Eret"




Steve Martin (Love For His People)
talks about connecting & partnering with those living in Israel


To see the video of Steve Martin of Love For His People speaking


Cathy Hargett (Highway to Zion) talks about traveling to Israel


To see the video of Cathy Hargett of Highway to Zion speaking


To see the video of Cathy Hargett of Highway to Zion speaking


Why Go To Israel?

1. Because you love what HE loves and HE love Israel
2. God said to do it
3. It is a type of your spiritual destiny
4. Because we're grafted in to the Jewish people
5. Because it is our inheritance
6. Because the Highways to Zion are in your heart
7. Because we are a phophetic people with a prophetic calling
8. Becasue once you get there, you'll fall so madly in love with your God, that you'll be changed forever


Cathy also introduced us to Ze'ev Nevo of Israel Media Ministries
Ze'ev is a sabra (native-born Israeli) from Jerusalem who is now living in Indian Land, SC


To see the video of Cathy and Ze'ev


Doug Williams (Beit Yeshua) talks about what the Scriptures have to say about Israel


To see the video of Doug Williams of Beit Yeshua speaking

Curtis Loftin (Beit Yeshua) speaks on God placing His name on Jerusalem


To see the video of Curtis Loftin of Beit Yeshua speaking
[Thanks to Steve Martin for this video]


If the place where the Lord your God chooses to put His Name is too far away from you, you may slaughter animals from the herds and flocks the Lord has given you, as I commanded you, and in your own towns you may eat as much of them as you want.


God was known by Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as "El Shaddai" - "Almighty God".  Shaddai means "Almighty" and is typically shown with just the Hebrew letter "Shin".   A topigraphical map of the City of Jerusalem with the Kidron Valley (on the right), the Central Valley or Tyropoeon (Ty-rop-eon) Valley (in the middle) and the Hinnon Valley (on the left) - shows the Hebrew letter "Shin" over the Old City of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount area.



Rabbi Yossi Wentz (Beit Shofarot) talks about "One New Man"


To see the video of Rabbi Yossi Wentz of Beit Shofarot speaking
[Thanks to Steve Martin for this video]


The Machol Dancers dance to "Peace of Jerusalem" by Kirk Dearman



Sue Samuels Concert

Sue and Brian Samuel were in concert at Beit Shofarot Messianic Synagogue in China Grove, NC, on Saturday May 21, 2011.  Sue and Brian are Messianic recording artists and Believers who are blessed to travel around the world, visiting congregations and sharing God's message of hope and healing for all of His children. Sue plays guitar and sings lead vocals while Brian accompanies her on the keyboard and singing harmony.  They visit all congregations, both large and small, knowing that they sing to an audience of One.  Sue and Brian currently attend congregation Mishkahn David in Rhode Island.
We were all so impressed with Sue & Brian, that they quickly moved to the top of our "Favorite" Messianic Recording Artists List.  I know you'll love their music and ministry, too.

Brian and Sue Samuel

Their original songs had rich Hebrew-style melodies with rich lyrics
A good portion of the wonderful evening was spent in intense worship




June 2011


SHAVUOT - Pentecost

Beit Yeshua celebrated the Biblical Festival of Shavuot - also called the Feast of Pentecost - on Friday, June 3, 2011, in the Family Life Center of Covenant Bible Church in Lincolnton, NC.  Shavuot is a Hebrew word that means "weeks" and refers to the 7 weeks (50 days) between the Feast of Firstfruits (at Pesach/Passover) and the Feast of Shavuot.

At Shavuot we remember the giving of the Torah in the Tanach (Original Covenant)
and the giving of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) in the Brit Hadasha (New Covenant)

Shavuot was celebrated as the firstfruits of the wheat harvest were offered to Adonai


Curtis teaches about Shavuot in the Tanach (Original Covenant)


Doug teaches about Shavuot in the Brit Hadasha (New Covenant)



Gideon was invited to share a couple of songs for the evening - accompanied by Tim on the drums


The Tabernacle of the Lord


At the first Shavuot, Adonai gave the 10 Commandments -
as well as instructions for the Tabernacle of the Lord, the Aaronic Priesthood and the sacrificial system.


As a tribute to that first Shavuot, a life-sized model of the Tabernacle of the Lord was displayed

Iline did a wonderful in-despth teaching on the Tabernacle,
the implements in the Tabernacle and the priestly robes


The Priests inhale incense from The Incense Altar
as the High Priest prepares to go into the Holy of Holies


To see all of the photos, videos and dances from the 2011 Shavuot Celebration


Greg Silverman Concert

Beit Yeshua traveled to Beit Shofarot in China Grove, NC, for the Greg Silverman concert on Saturday, June 11, 2011.  Greg is a conductor, music minister, praise & worship leader, Messianic Jewish & Gospel Music Recording Artist, and singer-songwriter. He was Music Director at Congregation Beth Yeshua in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (a Messianic Jewish Synagogue led by Rabbi David Chernoff) and is a music minister at the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America conferences.  Greg gives Messianic concerts and Bible teachings on the Jewish roots of Christianity throughout the United States and abroad.

Greg sang songs from his three CDs



Israeli Folk Dance at Highway To Zion

On Tuesday, June 21st, Curtis and Carolyn went to Highway To Zion to teach their third Israeli Folk Dance class.  Since the previous classes in February, Highway To Zion has established their own group of dancers to dance at meetings and assemblies in the Charlotte and surrounding areas.  This class, like the previous one, met from 7:00 to 8:30 at the Cramer Mountain Country Club in Cramerton, NC.

Cramer Mountain Country Club


A great group of dancers represented Highway To Zion for the Israeli Folk Dance Class

Thanks to Carol Trader Barton for the group photos


Curtis taught seven dances in the 90 minute class


Dr. Mike Evans at Concord First Assembly

Dr. Michael D. Evans, the world renowned evangelist, Jewish-Believer and Zionist, spoke at Concord First Assembly in Concord, NC, on Sunday June 26, 2011.  Dr. Evans is an award-winning journalist who has appeared on hundreds of network television and radio shows including GOOD MORNING AMERICA, CROSS FIRE, NIGHTLINE and THE GOOD MORNING SHOW (Great Britain), as well as appearing frequently on the FOX NETWORK, CNN WORLD NEWS, NBC, ABC and CBS.  He is the most in-demand network analyst on the subject of the Middle East.

Mike with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2011



Mike's EXCELLENT message,  titled  "Living in the F.O.G. - Favor of GOD",
included the testimony of his life from an abused child to a man walking in the favor of God.



Click Below to hear the message Mike gave at CFA

Part 1 - (1:12 min)
"Greetings & Words for Concord First Assembly"

Part 2 - (2:52 min)
"Books for Sell"
* Part 5 (10:43 min)
"Activating a Scripture in his life,
the Ugandan President and
Meeting the President of Iran
as well as Menachen Begin"
Part 3 - (10:14)
"Following the Favor of God"
* Part 6 (7:27 min)
"Meeting Benjamin Netanyahu,
Mike's testimony of his childhood,
and having a vision of Jesus"
* Part 4 - (9:50 min)
"What God Really Wants From Us"
Part 7 (3:48 min)
"Closing Prayer"
* If you don't have time to listen to the entire message, I hope you can find the time to listen to these profound parts

July 2011


Israeli Folk Dance - Beit Yeshua, Beit Shofarot & Highway to Zion

Dancers from Beit Yeshua, Beit Shofarot and Highway to Zion gathered together on Saturday, July 23, 2011, for an afternoon of Israeli Folk Dance.  The class which lasted from 4:00 to 7:00 had 25 to 30 participants and another 10+ spectators.  The class was only supposed to be two hours, but everyone was having such a good time it extended to 7:00 for those who wanted to keep dancing.

Beit Yeshua, Beit Shofarot and Highway To Zion frequently fellowship together
which means lots of dancing


This class gave us the opportunity to work on dances that the other groups didn't know


... including "Ani Ma Amin"


"Debka Kafrit"



and "Yasu HaChaim"
[Thanks to Reyna for teaching this dance]


Beit Yeshua & Beit Shofarot have worked on the dance "Ashreinu" separately
but this was the first opportunity we had to dance the Israeli Folk Dance together


Curtis appreciated the opportunity to share the dance "Mashav Ruach"



August 2011


Beit Yeshua's 10th Anniversary Celebration

Friends of Beit Yeshua gathered on Friday, August 12th, 2011, as Beit Yeshua celebrated her 10-Year Anniversary in the Family Life Center of Covenant Bible Church in Lincolnton, NC.  Numerous guests for the evening included Pastor Mike Devine (Senior Pastor at Covenant Bible Church), Jim & Linda (Christian Friends of Israel), Bill Shupp (The River Church), Indira Persad (formerly of Vision For Israel - now Indira Persad Ministries), Steve Martin (Love For His People) and Cathy Hargett (Highway to Zion).  Musical guests for the evening included Gideon Anthony (with Jeff Long and Tim Ballard) and Wane Daroux (also with Tim on the drums).

Curtis welcomes everyone to Beit Yeshua's 10th Anniversary Celebration
and Steve Martin opens the evening with prayer



Susan & Paul light Shabbat candles and say blessings over the bread and wine


We had made arrangements in advance to talk with Jim & Linda live from Jerusalem
using Skype and the internet connection in the Family Life Center


During the live conversation from Jerusalem,
lights were dimmed to better see Jim & Linda as the image was projected on the wall


The crowd listens enthusiastically


The Machol Dancers did a repeat performance of the dance "Ashreinu"
which they had performed earlier this year at Beit Yeshua's "An Evening Honoring Israe




To watch the YouTube video of the dance


A time of praise, worship and congregational dance


Curtis shared the 10-year history of Beit Yeshua


Doug shared the vision of Beit Yeshua
and introduces Covenant's Senior Pastor, Mike Devine



To see a written copy of Beit Yeshua's Vision


Pastor Mike shares briefly


To hear Pastor Mike's comments and watch the YouTube video


Wane Daroux, a Messianic Gentile Believer from the Commonwealth of Dominica,
 sang some original Messianic songs he had written


To give visitors a chance to know some of the folks from Beit Yeshua a little better,
Andy Melnyk was ask to share briefly


To hear and see the YouTube video of Andy


Pastor Bill Shupp from The River Church shares with the group


To hear and see the YouTube video of Bill


Our friend Indira Persad of Indira Persad Ministries has a gifted teaching & prophetic ministry



She shared with the group, anointed with oil and prophesied over leadership


To hear and see the YouTube videos of Indira sharing

To hear and see the YouTube videos of Indira ministering to Beit Yeshua leadership


Gid Anthony, Jeff Long and Tim Ballard provided the last session of praise and worship


Steve Martin of Love For His People
(and formerly of Derek Prince Ministries and Vision For Israel) shared with the group


Cathy Hargett of Highway To Zion was the last of our special guest speakers


To hear and see the YouTube Video of Cathy


A special thanks, also, to our guest speakers for the 10th-Anniversary Celebration:
Jim & Linda in Jerusalem, Pastor Mike Devine (Covenant Bible Church), Andy Melnyk (Beit Yeshua),
Pastor Bill Shupp (The River Church), Indira Persad (Indira Persad Ministries), Steve Martin (Love For His People)
and Cathy Hargett (Highway To Zion)


Erev Shabbat at Chuck & Jancie's Home

Even though Beit Yeshua enjoys the larger festival and assembly meetings in the Family Life Center at Covenant Bible Church in Lincolnton, we've always valued the fact that we still have the smaller home-group meetings.  During the summer of 2011, we started a series where we looked closely at the 613 Mitzvot in the Torah.  Doug led and facilitated the Midrash.  These photos were taken at Chuck and Janice's home on Friday, August 26th.

Janice lights Shabbat candles



Paul blesses the bread and wine

Doug leads the Midrash discussion on the 613 Mitzvot in the Torah
There was lots of discussion about which mitzvot could still be observed
and  which ones could not
To look at the 613 Mitzvot, CLICK HERE
To see all of the photos from this evening, CLICK HERE

September 2011


Highway to Zion Assembly

Beit Yeshua was pleased to join Highway to Zion on Friday, September 16th, for their September assembly at Steele Creeke Church in Charlotte, NC.  Cathy Hargett, HTZ Director, welcomed everyone for the Erev Shabbat meeting, as shofarot were sounded, Shabbat candles were lit, and blessings over the bread and wine were said. The evening also included a time of praise and worship led by Steele Creeke Church's "One New Man" Worship team under the direction of Paulette Peltier.  Israeli Folk Dance was lead by Beit Yeshua and the Machol Dancers.  Steele Creek Church's Messianic Pastor Warren Marcus was the guest speaker for the evening.  Warren is a Jewish Believer who currently works with Sid Roth of TV's "It's Supernatural".

Cathy welcomes the group as the band makes last minute preparations


Susan welcomes Shabbat by lighting Shabbat candles


Paulette leads praise & worship while the dancers dance


Steele Creek's Messianic Pastor Warren Marcus speaks

To see all the photos and videos from the evening

Paul Wilbur Concert


Beit Shofarot, Beit Yeshua and CFA-29N were pleased to host Messianic singer and recording artist Paul Wilbur on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at Concord First Assembly.
Paul first appeared on the public scene with the group Israel's Hope in the 1980s and produced several cassette tapes during that season including "Introducing Israel's Hope" and "Arise O Lord"both in 1987.  He was eventually selected by Hosanna Integrity Music to be one of the worship leaders on their well know Praise & Worship CDs - including  "Up to Zion" in 1991,  Shalom Jerusalem" in 1995, "Holy Fire" in 1997,and "Jerusalem Arise" in 1999.  Most recent CDs include "Lion of Judah" in 2001, "The Watchman" in 2005, "Paul Wilbur Live" in 2008and "Desert Rain" in 2010.

Early arrivals from Beit Yeshua mingle as they wait for the concert to begin


Most of the Beit Yeshua Folks sat together in the same area


Shofarot are sounded as the evening begins


Rabbi Yossi welcomes everyone and introduces Curtis Loftin of Beit Yeshua


Paul is introduced ...


Dancers from Beit Yeshua and Beit Shofarot led congregational Israeli Folk Dance



Everyone enjoys an evening of worship



To see all the photos from the evening


Israel Trip Planning

Thirteen Beit Yeshua folks connect with Cathy Hargett of Highway To Zion and six others for an October 2011 trip to Israel.  Several have been before, but for the majority of the group this is their first trip to the "Promised Land".

Cathy (standing) shares scripture about Israel
Melissa and Joyce (and their husbands) listen attentively


A time of prayer for Israel and the Jewish people
as well as prayer for the upcoming trip


Yom Teruah Celebration

Beit Yeshua chose to celebrate the Biblical Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah) as a home celebration meeting this year.  Everyone gathered in Doug & Lynda's home for the festive holiday which began with the sounding of the shofarot (Ram's horns).  The sounding of the shofar reminds us of a time in the future when a shofar will blow resurrecting the dead Believers in Messiah Yeshua who are immediately followed by the living RIghteous.  They are "snatched" from the earth (or "caught up") and assembled in heaven for the Messiah's coronation and wedding. 

Shofarot are sounded as the celebration begins


After a time of praise and worship
Doug leads the group in a study of the Fall Festivals


Even with a severely broken right arm
Chuck shares about the Biblical command to sound the shofar on Yom Teruah
and demonstrates the different soundings


The see and hear the video of Chuck




The evening concluded with Oneg - a time of food and fellowship


Sam, Mary, David, Sean, Jude, Peter and Bianca pose for a photo


October 2011

Beit Yeshua did not celebrate Yom Kippur or Sukkot corporately this year due to the fact that many from the group were in Israel for Sukkot.

Israel Sukkot Tour

Thirteen members of Beit Yeshua joined with Highway to Zion for an October 12 - 23, 2011, Israel Sukkot Tour.  The trip was absolutely wonderful.  These are some of the highlights from the trip.
Flying into Tel-Aviv
Liran, Shiri, Tomer & Aviv meet Curtis & Carolyn at the airport
Doug & Lynda, Curtis, Paul & Susan at the Yardenit - Jordan River baptism site
On Mount Arbel above the Sea of Galilee
At the Mount of Beatitudes
The Capernaum 4th Century White Synagogue
Dancing on the boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
The statue of Elijah slaying a priest of Baal at Muhraka
Great Israeli food during the entire trip
Curtis at the Aqueduct in Caesarea
Paul & Susan at Caesarea Maritima
Meeting with Avi Mitzrachi at Dugit Outreach Center in Tel-Aviv
Zion Gate at the Old City in Jerusalem
The Pool of Shiloam in Jerusalem
Goria & Brittany, Janice & Gid at the Southern Steps of the Temple Mount
Marching in the Jerusalem Day Parade
Visiting Yad Va'Shem
Meeting with Jim & Linda at Christian Friends of Israel
The Garden of Gethsemane
The Mount of Olives
The Garden Tomb
The Western Wall
The Dead Sea
Camel Ride
Bedouin Meal
Dancing on the Old City Walls
More Photos and Information From the 2011 Sukkot Trip
Day 1 - 12 Oct 2011 Day 7 - 18 Oct 2011
Day 2 - 13 Oct 2011 Day 8 - 19 Oct 2011
Day 3 - 14 Oct 2011 Day 9 - 20 Oct 2011
Day 4 - 15 Oct 2011 Day 10 - 21 Oct 2011
Day 5 - 16 Oct 2011 Day 11 - 22 Oct 2011
Day 6 - 17 Oct 2011 Day 12 - 23 Oct 2011

November 2011


Highway To Zion Assembly

On Friday, November 12th, Highway To Zion had their final assembly for 2011 and Beit Yeshua was there to show their support.  Cathy Hargett hosted the evening; Steve & Laurie Martin, of Love For His People, lead praise & worship; Curtis Loftin, from Beit Yeshua, lead Israeli Folk Dance; and Dr. Peter Wyns, of Antioch International Church, was the guest speaker for the evening.

Cathy invites Paul to share about the recent trip to Israel


Steve & Laurie lead praise and worship


Dancing "Zemer Atik" and other dances

Dr. Peter Wyns shared a wonderful message - "An Arab Spring"

Dr. Peter Wyns' message was awesome.  I managed to record about 35 minutes of the message.
To see the videos, follow the links below:

Peter Wyns Part 1 (10:45) Peter Wyns Part 4 (3:09)
Peter Wyns Part 2 (9:17) Peter Wyns Part 5 (0:59)
Peter Wyns Part 3 (10:18)  

December 2011


Hanukkah Celebration

Beit Yeshua met on Friday evening, December 16, 2011, to celebrate the Biblical festival of Hanukkah - also called the Feast of Dedication - and to share photos from our recent Sukkot trip to Israel.  About 50 friends from Beit Yeshua, Covenant and the community joined us for the rainy December evening.  The shofarot were sounded, Hanukkah candles were lit, blessings were said over Shabbat candles as well as the bread and wine, and everyone sang the Sh'ma.
Gid led the group in praise & worship, joined by Adam on bass and Tim on the drums
Israeli Folk Dancing is always part of the evening
Chuck told the story of Hanukkah
To see the video of Chuck telling the story of Hanukkah - CLICK HERE
Thirteen people from Beit Yeshua joined with Highway to Zion for the 2011 Sukkot Trip to Israel.
The majority of the evening was used to share photos of the October trip.
Curtis & Doug shared information about the various sites the group visited
as photos were shared through the overhead projection system.
The following photos were from:
Mount Arbel, Capernaum, Caesarea Maritima
Jerusalem, The Eastern Gate, Masadda
To see all the photos from the trip - CLICK HERE
Joyce, Rita and Melissa who we met for the first time on the Israel trip
were there to enjoy the evening
A special thanks to David for working with sound at our Family Life Center events

Coats For Israel

In the winter of 2009 - 2010 Beit Yeshua was approached with a gift of $15,000 worth of coats for the needy in Israel.  It didn't take long for us to realize that Vision For Israel would the best distributor of these coats.  In late 2009 the coats were inventoried and by early 2010 Beit Yeshua had moved the coats to the Vision For Israel warehouse in Charlotte, NC. Once in Charlotte, Doug, Paul, Chuck and Barry helped Timmy package the coats in boxes to be shipped to Israel.

Timmy Bryant models two of the coats



Paul packs some of the coats in boxes

Unfortunately it takes time and finances to move large crates of merchandise into Israel.  Israel has limitations and restrictions on the type and amount of merchandise that can be shipped into the country to humanitarian aide organizations like Vision For Israel.
After almost two year, the coats have been are heading out to Israel.

The large boxes are crated and wrapped in plastic for shipping ...


... then loaded on a truck to be sent to the airport and on to Israel



Please consider giving financially to one of the many humanitarian aide organizations in Israel

Here are two of several that we support:

Vision For Israel

Christian Friends of Israel


Todah Rabah - Thank You Very Much

[from Curtis, Doug, and the core group of Beit Yeshua]

Todah Rabah (Thank you) to all of you who have worked so tirelessly throughout 2011 to bless and support Beit Yeshua with your prayers, attendance, financial giving for Israel, setting-up before large events, cleaning-up afterwards , washing 1000's of dishes after Pesach, teaching, participating in the Israeli Folk Dance class, helping with music, sound and every other part that is required to provide the meetings we've done during the year.  We couldn't do it without you.  You're such a blessing to us.
As we quickly approach 2012, I pray that you'll join with us for larger events as well as the smaller home-group meetings throughout the year.

The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you,
the Lord lift up His countenance on you and give you peace. 
B'Shem Yeshua Ha'Mashiach (In the Name of Yeshua the Messiah).