Assembly of Yahweh
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The Assembly of Yahweh believes the name of the Almighty Yahweh should be used along with his son's name, Yahshua. They keep the seventh day Sabbath (Friday sunset to Saturday sunset) along with all the scriptural feast days. They believe the Torah (law) was not done away with. They believe Yahshua is the son of Yahweh and that his life, death, burial, and resurrection give us salvation. They believe after a person repents of sin, they should be baptized in the name of Yahshua.
The Assembly of Yahweh is the oldest known congregation using the Names Yahweh and Yahshua. The earliest fellowship was in the 1930s. They first met in private homes near Lansing, Michigan. Later the assembly was located at The Camp of Yah outside of Eaton Rapids, Michigan. The land was owned by the Smith family, and Pearl Smith was the first pastor of the assembly. For a time after her leadership, the assembly was governed by a group of male elders. Some time in the late 1960s, Samuel Graham was made pastor.
The congregation purchased a one-room school house and an additional 79 acres (0.32 km2) a few miles from the original Camp of Yah. They later put a small addition on the original building. In 2008, the group received an anonymous donation to be used for a larger building. The main meeting room now allows up to 200 to meet for worship.
The Assembly of Yahweh publishes the Faith Magazine and the Word of Yahweh Bible. They have services every Sabbath at 10:30 am and host all Feast days. During the Feast of Tabernacles, people come from different states and other countries to observe the feast.