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Week of March 21

Here’s what SOMA’s up to:

WORSHIP GATHERING

March 27th: Easter Sunday – 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 as we celebrate Easter Sunday. After the service, we will share in a light fellowship meal.

GIVING UPDATE 

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

NAMING THE NEW SPACE

We received 50+ name suggestions for the new space! Thanks for all of your creative ideas! We have narrowed those names down to the four below and would like your input to chose the final name. Remember that we are not renaming SOMA, but choosing the name for the building. Please vote for just one name and let us know your feedback in the next week. Each name below has a short explanation of the thought process behind it.

  1.           The Commons – representing a space where anyone is welcome and holds equal value
  2. The Well – representing a place of refreshment as well as remembering the story of Jesus with the woman at the well.
  3. The Sanctuary – representing a place of safety as well as noting the history of building as a church
  4. The Bridge – representing a place of connection as well as noting that Beaver Falls is a river town.

No matter which name is chosen, it will include the tagline “A Community Gathering Place” to further explain what the building is.

You can vote by commenting below or marking your visitor card at SOMA.

THIS WEEK

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

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.

UPCOMING

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 next session starts Tuesday, March 29th from 4:00-5:30pm and continues weekly. If interested, please contact Christine Kroger (christine.kroger@mac.com or 724-513-3570) or reply to this email.

Morning Prayer at the New Space  – starting March 30
Our new space will be open at 7:30am every Wednesday morning for prayer and practicing community together. Stop by (1401 6th Ave, Beaver Falls) to join in!

Beaver Falls Lecture Series -March 30 & April 13
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.

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. Sign up at the back table if you can come help out!

ONGOING

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.

City House Applications
City House, an off-campus housing option for Geneva students, is currently accepting applications. City House is a co-ed Christian community living space, focused on learning to being a good neighbor, offering home-cooked meals and a lower room-and-board rate. If interested, you can find the application here.

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.

Robin
Robin Hill would like us to remember several people in prayer this week: her father, Eugene, for health and his heart to be touched by the Lord, and for Jackie, Amber, and her two daughters to come to know Christ.

Crider Family
Ethan and Darcie Crider are now proud parents to two beautiful baby boys – Huck Allen and Flint Robert. They were born on March 16th and everyone is doing great! The boys will need to be in the NICU for the next few weeks, so please continue to pray for them.


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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