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Week of April 11th

Here’s what SOMA’s up to:

WORSHIP GATHERING

April 17thWorship Gathering, Children’s Environment, and Fellowship Meal
This is our first Sunday in the new church! We will be meeting our regular time of 11:15am at 1401 6th Ave (The Well) to share conversation, pray and sing together. We will continue our “Why We Do What We Do” series and Children’s Environment will be available for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. After the service, we will share in a fellowship meal together.

THIS WEEK

Morning Prayer at The Well – Wednesday, April 13

At 7:30am every Wednesday morning, we will be meeting for prayer and practicing community together. Stop by (1401 6th Ave, Beaver Falls) to join in!

Beaver Falls Lecture Series – Wednesday, 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. This last lecture is given by Regina Jones.

Last Work Day at The Well – Saturday, April 16

This Saturday we will be meeting at The Well (1401 6th Ave) starting at 9:00am to clean and move all of our remaining things in the Berkshire to the new building. We’ll need as many hands as possible to help get us ready for Sundaymorning! Reply to this email if you are able to come this week.

Grant for the Community Garden

Our community garden is a candidate for a Seeds of Change grant and we need your help! To be considered for a $10,000 or $20,000 grant we need as many votes as we can get on the Seeds of Change grant program website. Click here to vote! There is no social media or registration requirement. You can vote once a day until April 18th.

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

Poverty, Inc Documentary – Tuesday, April 19

Geneva College will be showing the documentary Poverty, Inc on campus at 7:00pm. The documentary examines the rise of charity as a multibillion dollar poverty industry, looking at everything from social entrepreneurship to foreign aide. The community is welcome to join!

Morning Prayer at The Well  – Wednesday, April 20

At 7:30am every Wednesday morning, we will be meeting for prayer and practicing community together. Stop by (1401 6th Ave, Beaver Falls) to join in!

Drop In Hours – starting Wednesday, April 20

The Well will be open for anyone in the community to come enjoy the space, use the wifi, have some coffee, etc. from 7:00am – 11:00am every Wednesday.

Cultures Collide – Friday, April 22

A night of celebration hosted by Geneva students for the campus and community, Cultures Collide features presentations from many different cultures. Enjoy a live soul and, for d’oeuvres from various cultures, dance, spoken word, and much more. Event starts at 7:00pm in Skye Lounge in the Student Center.

Staff Training for Open Hours – Saturday, April 23

For anyone who’s hoping to help volunteer-staff our Open Hours (which will begin as every Wednesday from 7am-11am), we’ll have a training on April 23rd from 12pm-3pm, led by Herb Bailey and our friends at Uncommon Grounds. There is a signup sheet at the SOMA table.

ONGOING

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.

Volunteers needed for Building UP – started 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.

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.

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

GIVING ONLINE

You can contribute financially toward SOMA’s mission, either one-time or regularly, by clicking here.



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