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Week of March 14

Here’s what SOMA’s up to:


March 20th: Worship Gathering, Children’s Environment, and Fellowship Meal
We will be meeting at the regular time (11:15am) & place (the Berkshire) to share conversation, pray and sing together. For this Palm Sunday, we will be looking at Matthew 21. Children’s Environment will be available for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. After the service, we will share in a light fellowship meal.


SOMA giving in February: $3,713

SOMA giving needed each month: $4,333

SOMA giving year-to-date: $6,733

Year to Date budgeted giving: $8,666

Year to Date Difference: -$1,933


Beaver Falls Lecture Series – Wednesday, March 16

There will be three lectures in March and April featuring local speakers around the topic of “The Stories that Shape Us.” The series is sponsored by the Beaver Falls CDC and City House. All lectures will be held at the Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls at 6:00pm in the basement with refreshments provided. The first lecture is on March 16th by Rocky Washington Jr. Other dates include March 30th and April 13th.

Lenten Devotional 

Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC has put together short devotionals for nearly every day during the season of Lent. You can find all of them here.

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.


Holy Week Schedule – starting March 20th

     Palm Sunday – March 20th

SOMA Gathering at the Berkshire at 11:15am

     Maundy Thursday  – March 24th

FPC Beaver (252 College Ave in Beaver) at 7:30pm

     Good Friday – March 25th

Beaver Falls Community Service at Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (409 11th St in        Beaver Falls) at 7:00pm

     Easter Sunday – March 27th

SOMA Gathering at the Berkshire @ 11:15am

Good Friday Service Drama – March 25th

FPC Beaver is putting on a drama for their Good Friday service, and are looking for a couple of people to read for parts.  If anyone’s interested, they can contact Marc at mdejeu@fpcbeaver.com

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\

Work Days at 1401
We will be having several work days in the coming weeks to keep us moving on our April 17th timeline! Specifically we are looking at April 2nd, 9th, 16th to do some painting and further cleaning. More details will follow as each date gets closer.


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 on your visitor cards.

Pews for Sale
The pews currently located in the church building at 1401 6th Avenue are for sale! Anyone who is interested in purchasing any can email info@thesomagathering.org. You will be responsible for picking up and transporting the pews you purchase. Proceeds will benefit the work of the space.


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.

Tyler and Maci Patterson
Tyler and Maci were married this past Thursday, March 10th! Please pray for them as they start this next chapter of their life together.

Jake Olenick would like prayer for him to be able to trust in God and for consistency.

Robin Hill would like us to remember several people in prayer this week: her father, Eugene, for healing and his heart to be touched by the Lord, Jackie & Amber to come to know Christ, Maurice & Bill for addiction, and Dwenn.

Mark Haas would like prayer for finding a job.

Darcie & Ethan Crider
Darcie, who is pregnant with twins, is under hospital care to try to hold off labor for the next few weeks. Please pray for her, the babies, and Ethan during this time.


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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