We Practice...

Teach me Your statutes.

Psalm 119:26

Guidelines for Corner Fringe

We believe salvation is through Jesus alone, that we are saved by grace through faith, and not by works, thereby reconciling us to God and saving us from wrath. We acknowledge the law is still valid and applicable to Christians under the New Covenant.

To help guide our congregation, leadership has set forth the following practices. 

We Practice...



We have chosen to unite with Israel in the keeping of the Hillel Calendar for the counting of the festivals. This calendar is the one that the Jewish people have kept for nearly 1700 years and is a calculated version of the Jewish calendar that Jesus kept. As such, our holidays fall on the same days as they do for the Jews in Israel, except for Pentecost (Shavuot)
1We begin counting the omer on the first day of the week within Passover Week and because of this, Pentecost will always be on the first day of the week; 50 days after the first day of the week within the Passover week.

The Sabbath

We practice the weekly seventh-day Sabbath as commanded in Scripture
2Genesis 2:2-3; Exodus 16:23, 20:8-11, 31:13-17; Leviticus 23:3; Deuteronomy 5:15; Acts 13:42-44, 15:21, 18:4
. The Sabbath begins from sunset on Friday until sunset on Saturday and this is the pattern that we find in Creation and in the early church
3Genesis 1:5, 1:8, 1:13, 1:19, 1:23, 1:31, 2:2-3; Leviticus 23:3, 32; ; Acts 13:42-44, 15:21, 18:4; Hebrews 3:7-4:13
. During this time, we abstain from all work (ie. yard work, occupational work, and housework) and worship the Creator as the body of Christ
4Exodus 16:23, 20:8-11, 31:13-17; Leviticus 23:3; Deuteronomy 5:15; Matthew 12:12; Mark 2:27-28
. The Sabbath is also a prophetic memorial that points towards the eternal Sabbath where all believers will have rest with God eternally
5Hebrews 3:7-4:13; Colossians 2:16-17; Revelation 21:1-22:21


We keep the biblical holidays as commanded in Scripture
6Leviticus 23:1-44
. The Lord's holidays include Sabbath
7Genesis 1:13; 2:1-3; Exodus 16:23, 20:8-11, 31:13-17, 35:2-3; Leviticus 23:3; Deuteronomy 5:12-15; Matthew 12:8, 11-12; Mark 2:27-28; Isaiah 58:13-14; Nehemiah 13:17-18, 21; Luke 23:54-56; Acts 15:19-21
, Passover and the Unleavened Bread
8Exodus 12:1-51, 23:15; Leviticus 23:4-8; Deuteronomy 16:1-8, 16-17; Numbers 9:1-14; Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Matthew 26:17-28:10; Mark 14:12-16:8; Luke 22:7-24:49; John 13:1-38, 18:1-21:25; 1 Corinthians 5:7-8, 11:17-34, 15:21
, Pentecost (Shavuot)
9Exodus 19:1-20:22, 23:16-17; Leviticus 23:9-22; Deuteronomy 16:9-12, 16-17; Acts 2:1-47
, Feast of Trumpets (Rosh HaShanah)
10Leviticus 23:24-25; Matthew 24:29-31; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 11:15, 20:4, 20:6
, the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)
11Leviticus 23:26-32, 16:1-34; Isaiah 53:3-11, 66:1-21, 66:24; Matthew 22:1-14; Mark 15:1-32; John 1:9-13, 1:29, 2:1-2; Acts 27:9; Romans 3:21-26; Colossians 1:13-14, 19-23; 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10; Hebrew 9:1-28; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 John 1:5-7; Revelation 20:7-15
, and Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot)
12Exodus 23:16-17; Leviticus 23:33-43; Deuteronomy 16:13-17; Isaiah 65:17-25, 66:22-23; Nehemiah 8:13-18; Zechariah 14:16-19; Luke 1:26-38; John 1:14-18, 7:2; Revelation 20:1-3, 20:5, 21:1-22:21
. The other festivals in the Bible we observe are Purim
13Esther 9:18-32
and the Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah)
14John 10:22; Read 1st and 2nd Maccabees
. These particular holidays are not formal sabbaths, rather they are memorials, celebrating God's deliverance of His people in history.

The Timing of Passover Meal

We celebrate the Passover meal around twilight on the 14th day of Nisan
15The first month of the Hebrew Calendar; It is also known as Aviv
(which is at the end of the 14th into the 15th). Passover is technically on the 15th day of the month
16Exodus 12:8, 12:18, 13:3, 33:3
17In Leviticus 23:32, we are told that we are to keep Yom Kippur from the end of the 9th day (which is also the beginning of the 10th day) until the end of the 10th day. But every Scripture which speaks of Yom Kippur says that it is to be kept on the 10th day. And since we have no reason (biblical or historical) to say that we are to keep Yom Kippur for two days, it makes the most sense to say that the end of the 9th is the beginning of the 10th. And if we use this same principle when talking about the twilight of the 14th of Passover, it would also stand to reason that the end of the 14th would be the beginning of the 15th. This is also attested in Targum Jonathan (an ancient Jewish commentary/paraphrase of the Tanakh which was translated into Aramaic), which simply refers to the "twilight of the 14th" as "the 15th" in Exodus 12:8 and Exodus 12:29.

The Passover Lamb

We do not eat lamb for the Passover meal for the following reasons: there is no temple; the Lamb was only to be sacrificed in Jerusalem
18Deuteronomy 16:4-5
; and Jesus (Yeshua) is our Passover Lamb today who died once and for all. We now participate in consuming the Lamb (metaphorically) through faith in Jesus
19John 1:29; 1 Corinthians 5:6-8; Hebrews 7:26-28, 9:11-15, 10:8-10


Food Laws

God has laid out a very specific set of guidelines within the Bible conveying to us what things He has created to be consumed as food
20Leviticus 11:1-47, 17:1-16; Deuteronomy 14:3-21
. You'll note that God established everything on the testimony of two
21Deuteronomy 17:6, 19:15; John 8:17; 2 Corinthians 13:1; Matthew 18:16; 1 Timothy 5:19; Hebrews 10:28
which includes those things that we may eat. Regarding animals, God has declared that all things that have cloven hooves and chew the cud are clean (we may eat them). And among the fish in the sea, God has declared that we may eat all those that have fins and scales
22Leviticus 11:1-12

We avoid eating the following: animals who have been sacrificed to an idol, animals that have been strangled, any blood from an animal
23Acts 15:19-20; Leviticus 7:26-27, 17:10-16
, any fat from an animal that was dedicated to the Lord to be burnt on the altar
24Leviticus 3:9-10, 3:16-17, 7:3, 7:22-25
, animals who have died of natural causes (though in rare cases is permitted)
25Exodus 22:31; Leviticus 11:39-40, 17:15; Deuteronomy 14:21
, land animals that do not have cloven hooves and chew the cud (ie. pigs, rabbits, camels)
26Leviticus 11:1-8; Deuteronomy 14:3-8
, marine animals that don't have fins and scales (ie. shellfish, sting rays, catfish)
27Leviticus 11:9-12; Deuteronomy 14:9-10
, certain winged animals (ie. ostriches, vultures, bats)
28The specific winged animals are listed in Leviticus 11:13-20 and Deuteronomy 14:11-20
, arthropods that don't have wings and jointed legs above their feet (ie. ants, spiders, cockroaches)
29Leviticus 11:20-23

No Drinking at Ministry Events or Services

We do not allow alcohol or drunkenness at any of our ministry-related events or services because drunkenness strips away our self-control and discernment
30Ephesians 5:18; Genesis 9:20-24, 19:30-33; Proverbs 31:4-5
as well as the fact that we don't want to cause anyone in our community to stumble. This does not restrict you from drinking in your own homes (although you should not get drunk), but it does mean that we will not tolerate drunkenness or alcohol at our ministry events or services
31Leviticus 10:9-10; Romans 14:21-22


Complementarian Headship

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We practice Appointment. This means that our community appoints elders instead of voting congregationally. We believe that this is what we see as the practice of Jesus
401 Peter 2:25; Acts 20:28; Hebrews 13:7
, the Apostles
41 Acts 16:1-22; Psalm 109:8 (LXX); Acts 20:28
, and Moses
42Exodus 18:25-26
. Appointment is about choosing righteous and God-fearing men, who are full of the Holy Spirit to be leaders.


We practice biblical marriage
43Genesis 2:18-24; Genesis 1:27; Matthew 19:1-12; Mark 10:1-12; Deuteronomy 22:5; Leviticus 18:6-23; 1 Corinthians 7:1-8
. This means that we will only condone and consider conducting a wedding for a monogamous
44Genesis 2:24; Leviticus 18:18; Deuteronomy 17:17; Matthew 19:5, Mark 10:7-8; Ephesians 5:311 Corinthians 7:2; 1 Timothy 3:2, 12; Titus 1:6
45Leviticus 18:22, 20:13; Romans 1:27; 1 Timothy 1:10; 1 Corinthians 6:9; Jude 6-7
couple who are equally yoked in the Lord
461 Corinthians 6:15-18; 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:12

Dress Code/Conduct

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