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Week of January 25

Here’s what SOMA’s up to this week!

WORSHIP GATHERING

January 31st: Worship Gathering and Fellowship Meal
We will be meeting at the regular time (11:15am) & place (the Berkshire) to share conversation, pray and sing together. Doug Bradbury will be joining us this week.  After the service, we will share in a light fellowship meal.

THIS WEEK

Community Groups
Check with your group’s facilitator to see if you’re meeting this week.
If you’d like to get more info about our Community Groups, visit here.
If you’d like to be a part of a Community Group, get in touch by replying to this email.

UPCOMING

Prep for 1401 6th Ave – Saturday, February 6
As we start preparing the new space at 1401 6th Ave, there will be several opportunities to jump in and help us make the transition. The first opportunity will be at 10:00am on Saturday, February 6 when we will be helping the members of First Christian Church move out their items that are currently in the church.  Please comment below if you plan to come.

Born 2 Be Wired – February 10
FPC Beaver is offering an educational seminar on the rapidly evolving digital culture that’s engaging our kids. This seminar will help get parents, teachers, and anyone who cares about kids on the journey to understanding what is arguably the most powerful culture force in today’s youth culture.  Led by Walt Mueller, founder and President of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding, the seminar will take place on Wednesday, February 10th from 6-9pm at FPC Beaver.  Pre-registration, $10/person – $15/couple, Walkins, $15/person – $20/couple. Register online (write Walt Mueller in event box) or at FPC Beaver.

Jubilee Conference and Scholarships – February 19-21
The Jubilee Conference is coming up! Any college students who would like to attend can register online and find out more information at www.jubileeconference.com. We may be able to help with the cost of the conference; comment below if you are interested in a scholarship.

Lecrae Concert at Geneva – March 12
Hip-hop artist Lecrae will be performing at Geneva with special guests Liv Vice and D.J. Promote. The concert will be held in Methany Fieldhouse on Saturday, March 12th at 7:30pm. Tickets are discounted to $19 when purchased through Geneva at geneva.edu/concerts/lecrae

Rend Collective Concert at Geneva – March 30
The Rend Collective, an Irish-folk worship band, will be performing at Geneva with Urban Rescue on Saturday, March 30th. The concert will be held in Methany Fieldhouse at 7:00pm. Tickets are discounted to $19 when purchased through Geneva at geneva.edu/concerts/rend-collective-2016\

ONGOING

Naming the space at 1401 6th Ave
We need a name for the new space at 1401 6th Ave and would like input from the whole community on what that should be! While we as a worshiping body will continue to be “SOMA,” the community center itself needs a name that communicates that it is a safe and meaningful multi-purpose space in the city. If you have ideas, please share them in the comments section below.

What’s Ahead in 2016
There are many new things happening in 2016 for us! Check out what we are looking forward to doing. You can also pick up a copy from the back table at the Berkshire.

Volunteers needed for Building UP
The Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls and TRAILS Ministries are partnering together to bring science-based programs to kids in kindergarten through middle school. The program is called Building UP and they are in need of volunteers to help! The program runs on certain Tuesdays from 4:15-5:30pm. If interested, please contact Christine Kroger.

Instrumentalists needed
If you play an instrument (guitar, keyboard, percussion, etc), the Music Team could really use you!! Please reply to this email if you are interested in sharing your gifts with the SOMA community.

Sharing Testimonies & Art
If you would like to take some time during our weekly gathering to share your testimony of how God has worked in your life, read a poem, or show some of your artwork, please let us know!

COMMUNITY CONCERNS

If you’ve got something to share with SOMA’s community by way of prayer request or a call for help from the body, let me know and I’ll put those here.

Maci
Maci White currently has bronchitis and would appreciate our prayers for her healing and ability to get back into the rhythm of normal life.

GIVING ONLINE

You can contribute financially toward SOMA’s mission, either one-time or regularly, by clicking here. The same link can also be found at the bottom of our webpage @ www.thesomagathering.org.



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