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Week of March 28

Here’s what SOMA’s up to:


April 3rd: 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. We will be jumping back into our “Why We Do What We Do” series with Zack Harvey. Children’s Environment will be available for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade.  After the service, we will share in a light fellowship meal.


The deadline to vote is Sunday, April 3rd! 

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 emailing info@thesomagathering.org


Volunteers needed for Building UP – starts Tuesday, March 29

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 Wednesday, 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 – Wednesday, March 30

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. This second lecture is given by Rick Davis. On April 13th, the final lecture will be given by Regina Jones.

Rend Collective Concert at Geneva – Wednesday, 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 – Saturday, April 2

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 from 9:00am – 1:00pm. Come dressed and ready to paint! Reply to this email if you are able to come 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.


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.

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.

Dwight has been in and out of the hospital lately. Please pray for his health to be restored.


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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