Sabbath Fellowship: Will you be in the Detroit area the weekend of July 23-25, 2021? If so, please join the Great Awakening Assembly Detroit-East for their weekly Sabbath Gathering on Saturday July 24, 2021 starting at 11:30 A.M. This Shabbat Fellowship consist of interactive worship, strong Hebraic teachings, Hebrew Facts, Hebrew Word of the Week, Hebrew Apologetics, Prayer, and questions & answers. Stick around afterwards for social gathering, dinner, basketball, board games, karoke, and much much more. Bring the entire family out. Shabbat Fellowship is held at 7375 Woodward Detroit, MI 48202.
Lake Immersion: On Sunday July 25, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. The Great Awakening Assembly Detroit - East will hold a corporate lake immersion and worship service for all person who wants to be immersed. The immersion will take place at the Detroit River at Belle Isle Park in Detroit, MI. Candidates will be baptized in the Name of the Messiah (Yahusha, Yahushua, or Yahshua). It is anticipated that over 100 people from across the country will take part in this charge to believers. Participants must register.
Please fill out all the required fields and click the SUBMIT button when done. Please submit one form per person. Congratulations on the decision to be immersed in the Detroit River on July 25, 2021 during The Great Awakening Assembly East Weekend! Please know that our volunteers will be more than happy to assist you during the preparation of your immersion. Upon receipt of your application we will contact you regarding next steps.
Assembly Cookout at Belle Isle Park: Join the Great Awakening Assembly Detroit-East for a family cookout on the beautiful Belle Isle Park in Detroit, MI on Sunday July 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. The Family Reunion menu will include BBQ Chicken, Beans, Potato Salad, Fruit Salad, Cookies, Iced Tea or Lemonade. There will be a live DJ, inflatables for children, volleyball, basketball, swimming, some board games, and lots of fellowship. Bring your lawn chair and yard games and come fellowship with the achs and achotis. THIS IS A FREE EVENT!
Great Awakening Assembly Detroit All White Cruise
All White Cruise
The All White Boat Cruise sponsored by Great Awakening Assembly Detroit-East promises to be an event like no other! A Private Deck Charter Tour of the Princess River Boat in Detroit, MI will be the venue for GAADetroit, the larger Mishpacha and their families for a night of elegance and celebration. This will be a memorable evening on board the Midwest's largest dinner boat as she cruises the blue-green water of the Detroit River.
On Sunday July 25, 2021 at 6:00pm to 10:00pm you will board the Princess, with active cruise time starting at 7:00 p.m. Attendees will take in the beautiful architecture and riverfront of downtown Detroit, the rural beauty of Belle Isle and the skyline/waterfront areas of Windsor, Ontario in Canada. We encourage Mishpacha to dress in all-White attire. A four-entree dinner Buffet, live band, and unique ceremony will highlight the night.
The prices are $60 for GAADetroit Mishpacha per person and $75 for others. Children 5 and under are Free. THE REGISTRATION FEE DEADLINE FOR LATE REGISTRANTS IS JULY 18, 2021. AN ADDITIONAL $10 HAS BEEN ADDED FOR LATE REGISTRATION. $85 PER PERSON AFTER JULY 1, 2021. The Great Awakening Assembly Detroit-East and guest will be on Deck 1 Private Banquet Room 100 maximum guests.
6 guests allowed per table with guests required to enjoy all food and beverages while seated. Masks must be worn other than when seated.
- LaRue Hill
- Hadiya Knight
- and others
I-94/Westbound I-94/ Eastbound I-96, Northbound I-75, Southbound I-75 and I-10 South:
These directions are for parking:
Take your selected freeway toward downtown. You will see signs for M-10 (the Lodge Freeway) to direct you towards the Civic Center. The easiest and fastest way is to stay on your freeway until you get to the Lodge Freeway (M-10 South). Follow the M-10 south signs. Do not exit the freeway.
Once under the tunnel (TCF Center) you will take your 1st right hand turn on Bates St (just before the tunnel to Canada). Once you turn right proceed down toward the river where you will see sp+ parking garage to your left.
After you park:
When you park, you will get a ticket upon entry and pay with CC/Debit when leaving. After you park in the garage, step outside and across Atwater Street to the River Walk. You will pass the 20 Atwater Detroit Police Station. Once on the RiverWalk, you will see the Detroit Princess, a 2-3 minute walk away. You will also pass by an Underground Railroad sculpture and plaque with historical information before you reach the boat.
These directions are for dropping guests off at the boat before parking
To drop off passengers in your car, proceed past the SP+ parking garage, turn right onto Atwater Street past the road closed signs and through the tunnel under Hart Plaza. The boat and river will be on your left with room to turn around.
Once you have dropped off your guests, proceed back the way you came under Hart Plaza. The parking ramp is located at the corner of Atwater and Bates, where you turned with the road closed signs.
As Torah-observant believers, we are obliged to address issues concerning immodest clothing and behavior. However, when confrontation is necessary, it must be approached in a biblical, grace-filled way within the context of a loving community. Now is the time to address Modesty, Alcohol, and Music at our featured Set-Apart Events.
We found the attire and the flamboyant spirit that accompanied some of the invited guests at this past weekend’s All White Event to be appalling, embarrassing, offensive, shameful and not reflective of the Great Awakening Assembly Detroit, Israel at-large, nor the Body of the Mashiach.
While the Great Awakening Assembly Detroit are unaware of the lifestyles of individuals who are invited as guests to our PUBLIC EVENTS, we will hereby enforce a very strict modesty code that is reflective of righteousness and modesty as Torah-observant believers.
Our public events are mainly family oriented events where children will be present. Any inappropriateness that does not promote a Kodesh lifestyle can have a negative impact on impressionable children. We are committed to do what most children cannot do for themselves; guard themselves from unnecessary temptations and environments where inappropriateness is allowed.
Furthermore, we are far from the “Fashion Police,”“Cleavage Patrol” and Modesty Mafia” however, seductive and enticing apparel will not be welcomed at Great Awakening Assembly Detroit future events, as it serves as a unhealthy temptation and is not synonymous with a Set-Apart environment.
We’re cognizant that modesty is subjective and can be distinguishable from culture to culture. It can be ambiguous. Modesty has a wide lane, primarily because it's unknown what actually increases the desires of others (example: open toe shoes may catch the attention of someone who has a feet fetish). If it's even a question of "is this appropriate?" then chances are, it's not.
Men and women are similar in their temptation to sin. These things affect both genders- “The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.” Both men and women have to be on guard against those things.
Proverbs 4:23 says, “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.”
Proverbs 23:7 says, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”
Immodesty is an issue of the heart. We recognize that how attendees dress on the outside says a lot about what is going on in the inside. “The train of sin runs on tracks that were laid in the heart.” When one dresses inappropriately for set-apart events, they must be very honest with themselves about their motives.
-Why do I dress like I do?
-What kind of reactions am I trying to get?
The Great Awakening Assembly is a proponent that our community should be unique and specific in our dress and look different from the world. Furthermore, the Great Awakening Assembly Detroit is a proponent that men should wear attire gender-specific for men and women should wear clothing gender-tailored for women. No registered participant will be allowed enter into GAADETROIT SET-APART events wearing apparel that is specifically made for the opposite gender.
While we are open to unawakened nonbelievers to attend our events, in hopes of sharing the Truth to them, we will not tolerate inappropriate behavior, dress, or speech. Modesty is born from a genuine heart to not stir up the desires in others that can’t be fulfilled righteously.
Modesty is an attitude of propriety and decency in dress, grooming, language, and behavior. If we are modest, we do not draw undue attention to ourselves. Instead, we seek to “glorify Yah in [our] body, and in [our] spirit” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Immodesty increases sin and a distraction among men. (Leviticus 19:29)
As the Children of Israel, our clothing expresses our values, customs and ultimately who we are. It sends messages about us, and it influences the way we as Israel act. When we are modestly dressed, we can invite the companionship of the Ruach and exercise a good influence on those around us.
Therefore, all participants and their invited guests to the Great Awakening Assembly Detroit Set-Apart events must avoid clothing that is revealing or extreme in appearance in order to engage in our set apart events.
Moving forward, registration will include a modesty clause that attendees must adhere to. This will be reflected on ALL future registration forms. All attendees and their guests must sign this modesty clause in order to secure their entry into our set-apart event.
Dressing modestly is our way of telling the world that we don’t play by their rules – we play by Yah’s rules.
Anyone that shows up to any Great Awakening Assembly Detroit set-apart event not dressed to par will be reminded of the modesty clause that they signed, refunded their monies, and turned away from the event in love (Ephesians 4:15; 4:29; Colossians 4:6), never with personal opinions, judging or shaming, and never accompanied by gossip (Proverbs 11:12-13 ;21:23).
We recognize the immodest person as a soul. This is why we have employed a new system of confronting the individual in a loving, biblical way with the hopes of conversion. We recognize that immodest behavior is typically a symptom of a deeper heart issue and we want to minister to the heart before we change their attire.
However, public events (where registration is necessary) will be treated differently from outdoor outreaches and weekly Sabbath Gatherings where there is a chance that a guest can show up without knowledge of our modesty expectation. It is at this point that the GAADETROIT will show unconditional love, apply grace once given to all of us, develop a relationship with the immodest individual, and hope for an opportunity to teach them the standard of modesty. We recognize that we cannot scale a fish until we catch it first.
The Great Awakening Assembly Detroit has decided not to enter into a contract with any venue that will have a wet bar open in our rented private event space(s). We understand that this could provide a temptation and a distraction from the purpose of our set-apart events.
Recognizing that the use and abuse of alcohol is an issue for some people within our reach, we strive to provide a safe sanctuary from the pain of addiction for those directly or indirectly affected by it. In addition, we admit that intoxication has the potential to impact clarity and understanding, thereby limiting our access to spiritual Truth.
We also recognize the exercise of freedom to choose to drink alcoholic beverages responsibly and in moderation. The Bible provides numerous examples of the responsible use of alcohol as well as condemnation for “drunkenness”. The Great Awakening Assembly Detroit affirms the right of individuals in conscience to make responsible choices between abstention and moderate, non-problematic use. However, to avoid the potential of intoxication and the ensuing behavior that follows it, we will no longer hold events at venues where there is open access to alcoholic beverages.
Therefore, the Great Awakening Assembly Detroit encourages and supports abstention at all of our Set-Apart activities. Moderate drinking in low-risk situations not provided by the venue in private rented spaces will not be opposed. Heavy drinking in any situation is vigorously discouraged by Great Awakening Assembly Detroit.
While there is no “Thou shalt not …” with regards to secular music in the Bible, we know that some music degenerates into immoral behavior. Therefore, Set-apart music will be the preferred choice at all future Great Awakening Assembly Detroit events. Great Awakening Assembly Detroit will be monitoring all musical selections from guest bands and musicians moving forward. Henceforth, we are putting a moratorium on all outside bands/musical guests and will only be using awakened, Ruach-filled, and Torah observant musicians for future events.