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Week of May 9

Here’s what SOMA’s up to:

WORSHIP GATHERING

May 15th: Worship Gathering, Children’s Environment, and Fellowship Meal
We will be meeting our regular time of 11:15am at our new regular location at 1401 6th Ave (The Well) to share conversation, pray and sing together. Kathy Kinzer-Downs will be preaching this Sunday from Mark 5. Children’s Environment will be available for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade.  After the service, we will share in a light fellowship meal.

Orientation for Staff of The Well – 9:45am this Sunday morning
On Sunday, May 15th we will be having an orientation for those who wish to volunteer staff The Well during our Wednesday open hours. We’ll go over guidelines for the space and you can sign up to volunteer for summer time slots. Orientation starts at 9:45am; please let Dave daveslebodnik@gmail.com) know if you are able to attend!

GIVING UPDATE

March SOMA giving: $2,803
Monthly SOMA giving budgeted: $4,333
Difference: -$1,530

YTD SOMA giving: $9,536
YTP SOMA giving budgeted: $13,000
Difference: -$3,464

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

THIS WEEK

Morning Prayer at The Well  – Wednesday, May 11
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 – Wednesday, May 11

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.

March Park Clean Up – Saturday, May 14
Come out to clean up March Park (the park next to the Beaver Falls Library) this Saturday, May 14th, from 9 am – 1 pm! We will weeding and cleaning up trash in the park to prepare it for landscaping and park furniture. No special skills required, just a desire to help beautify our City!

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

Garden Night – May 16
We’re officially kicking off the growing season on Monday, May 16th!  Anyone interested in being a part of the community garden can show up from 5:00- 6:30pm at the garden (1st Ave & 16th Street downtown) to work together and talk about the upcoming season!

Wine Tasting & Fundraiser – May 27
Brie Kovacs is putting together a fundraise for ur Space in-Between plot! Come enjoy wine and chocolate pairings, live music, and an auction on May 27th from 6:00-9:00pm at Nectar Valley (located in Chippewa). Tickets are $35 (includes two drink tickets) and will be sold at The Well. For more information or to order tickets, contact Brie at briannekovacs@gmail.com or 724-683-6662.

Block Party & Poetry Slam – June 7
We are partnering with TRAILS to celebrate our new location with a block party for our new neighbors! We want to have food, a poetry slam, a bounce house, and other things for kids to do, but we’ll need plenty of help. Here’s how you can get involved:

  1. Kid’s Activities – we need people to plan and/or volunteer to help out with things like face painting, games, etc.
  2. Set up and tear down on the day of the event
  3. Food Prep – this includes people willing to be stationed at the grills, but also people who are willing to bring side dishes and desserts.
  4. Poetry Slam – share your poems by doing spoken word or reading them!

If you are interested in getting involved with any of these areas, please reply to this email. 

ONGOING

SOMA’s Discipleship Process
Throughout the month of May, we’d love to have your feedback and input on the third step of our discipleship process. You can find all the details in this document.​​

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.

Robin
Robin would like prayer for Gary Pugh, that he would be a good father and husband, and for Tiffani’s relationship with her mother.

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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