The Chuppah & Worship Elements

Every element that is used in the Chuppah and our service is there for the purpose of worshipping GOD with our whole selves – by engaging all of our senses with color, taste, touch, sound and smell.

The Chuppah

What is the Chuppah?
The Chuppah, traditionally, is an object under which covenants are made. Our Chuppah display is an area that allows you to seclude yourself and commune with GOD. Whether you need to quiet yourself before service or ponder and reflect after service, you are welcome to enter the Chuppah and be one-on-one with the LORD.

Anointing Oils

Anointing oils and fragrances were used in the scriptures for consecration and dedication. They were used to anoint Kings and Priests and to accompany sacrifices and worship in the temple. There are times during the service whether it's prayer or worship, that we may want to set ourselves apart. Even though we understand there is nothing special about the oil itself, it is used as a natural representation of a spiritual connection. They may be used to represent healing, breaking bondage, new beginnings, revelation or other situations as the Spirit leads. This is something you will often see the leadership team use, but it can be used during your personal time of worship as well.

Covenant Meal

We take the “Covenant Meal” in remembrance of the covenant that YESHUA (JESUS) made with HIS disciples and all of us on the night before HE gave HIMSELF as our sacrifice (Luke 22:20). As we eat the bread and drink the juice, we are setting aside our cares and focusing our hearts and our minds on the heart and mind of GOD.

Billowing

During praise & worship, billowing is done by using long cloths to create movement (a natural representation of a spiritual reaction) to change / shift the atmosphere in response to what the Spirit indicates needs to be done. It is seeking to align with what is happening in HIS realm and to connect heaven and earth, to activate HIS will and purposes in the moment.

Worship Flags & Streamers

A time of worship with music and singing is probably not unfamiliar to you; but another dimension is added as we praise and worship with dance, praise flags/ streamers and billowing. “David danced before the LORD with all his might” (2 Samuel 6:14) and so do we! There are times where we will have choreographed congregational dances, but there will also be times of free dance where everyone is welcome to grab a streamer or flag and dance before the LORD of their own accord. Dance is a very important element to worship because we use our whole being to worship GOD and we make it all about HIM, not about those around us.

Offering Vase

You will not see a formal offering being collected during our services. The tall vase on the right side of the Chuppah is where you can place your monetary gifts. Just like all of the other elements in the Chuppah, giving is a form of worship and it is left up to you when you give. You may give before or after service or even during the message. There may be times during the service where a word speaks to you and you want to "seed" (or tangibly plant something) into (the ministry because of) that word. We want to give you the opportunity to do that as the LORD leads you.