Shalom from the UBMS
Shalom! Thank you for visiting our website! The Union of British Messianic Synagogues and its international ministry arm United Messianic Synagogues represent affiliated congregations, Jewish local communities who publicly acknowledge that Yeshua is the Mashiach (Messiah) of Israel. He is the Promised One of Jewish tradition and prophetic scripture (Torah).
There is a growing realisation and awareness around the world in both Jewish and Christian faith communities that Yeshua, this Jewish Messiah, at no point created a new religion for His followers, but rather established Judaism and the Torah’s place in that, just as Shaul (Paul) taught too in his letters.
We here in the UBMS/UMS are working, as so many are today, to rebuild a truly Messianic form of Judaism that embraces the full range of Messiah’s teaching. We would love to see you in our synagogues or at one of our conferences if you too feel called to be a part of this final end time renewal of what Judaism can and should be!
Please contact us if you would like to be a part of this new and exciting vision for our Jewish future!
At a Glance
2nd December 2023
19th Kislev 5784
Torah: Genesis 32:4-36:43
Date TBC – Watch this space!
Mashiach Conference 2024
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Booking Information for Mashiach 2024 Residential Conference
· Single Supplement Option:
- Available as an extra.
- If not selected, it will be assumed that you are happy to share with another delegate.
· Reservation Process:
- Secure your place – and those of your group – at the Mashiach 2024 Residential conference, by filling in the booking form (pdf or doc) and paying the deposit.
· Payment Options:
- Option 1: Internet banking (Ref: MA24 + your surname)
- A/C Name: UBMS, Sort Code: 40-20-85, A/C: 80008788
- Inform UBMS Administrator via email when payment is made.
- Option 2: PayPal
- Fill and return your form to receive an invoice with PayPal link.
· Deposit Deadline:
- The deadline is December 31, 2023.
- Ensure the balance reaches us by Friday, March 31, 2024.
- Failure to do so will result in booking cancellation and forfeiture of the deposit.
· Form Submission:
- Send the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The form is necessary for us to record details of each delegate in your group so that we can correctly allocate sleeping arrangements etc.
WE DO NOT PROVIDE INSURANCE: IF YOU NEED THIS, PLEASE ARRANGE IT INDEPENDENTLY
Conversion to Messianic Judaism
We live in challenging and often confusing times. In the ‘spiritual’ marketplace many voices are calling for allegiance, voices proclaiming the answers to the deeper questions of humanity, not just the ‘what’ but the ‘why’ of existence. For those sincerely seeking answers it can be a confusing and difficult task to listen and discern the way forward.
Judaism has a history of continuous existence for at least the last 4000 years, dated from Abraham’s journey towards the Promised Land. The Jewish people, both the physical descendants of Abraham and those who converted to Judaism, have kept an unbroken line of testimony to the One true G-d ever since. To the Jewish people were given the ‘Ten Commandments’, the first of the many that constitute the Torah, or Teaching of G-d. The Jewish people were the first to know the monotheistic nature of G-d, His creative power and His eternal covenants. Through the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob the world has come to understand concepts of truth, honesty, love, peace, justice, righteousness, holiness and mercy, to name just a few. In a world where many talk about a Messiah, or messianic fervour, few realise that it is Judaism that has promised such a person, one sent by G-d who would bring deliverance, redemption and salvation. This promise of redemption through the Messiah was not just for the Jewish people, but for all those from the nations also who would seek the One true G-d. This promise found its fulfilment in the person of Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah, born over 2000 years ago.Read More
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