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Week of August 22

Here’s what SOMA’s up to:

WORSHIP GATHERING

August 28th: Worship Gathering and Fellowship Meal
We will meet at our regular time of 11:15am at The Well (1401 6th Ave) to share conversation, pray and sing together. Kathy Kinzer-Downs will be joining us this week to bring the Word. After the service, we’ll share in a fellowship meal together.

GIVING UPDATE

Please see this Giving Update to check out where SOMA is standing financially at the mid-point of the year. As always, more specific detail is available if you would like to see it.

THIS WEEK

Summer of Psalms – Tuesday, August 23rd

This week concludes the Summer of Psalms. Anyone who’d like to join in is welcome for this last week! 7pm at The Well.

Morning Prayer at The Well  – Wednesday, August 24th
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, August 24th
The Well will be open for anyone in the community to come enjoy the space, use the wifi, and have some coffee from 7:00am – 11:00am every Wednesday.

Poetry Class – Thursday, August 25th
This week is the very last poetry class. 6:30-7:30pm at The Well.

**Note: The Women’s Movement class is on a break for a few weeks. A new session for the fall will start up the week of August 29th.

UPCOMING

Prayer Service – September 11

On Sunday, Sept 11th, there is a whole-county Prayer Service, hosted by Christians United in Beaver County, in memory of September 11, 2001.  It will be held in Irvine Park in Beaver with a picnic at 4pm & the prayer service at 6pm.

SOMA’s Annual Picnic – September 17

Everyone is invited to celebrate the year with a picnic on Saturday, September 17th! It will be hosted at Doug & Jerryn Carson’s home (2200 6th Ave, downtown Beaver Falls) from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Please bring a side dish to share! If you plan to attend, please sign up at the SOMA table at The Well.

Disunity in Christ – starting September 18

Lisa Hosack will lead us through a five-week class uncovering the hidden forces that keep us apart.  Lisa heads up the sociology department at Grove City College, and we’ll be using the book Disunity in Christ by Dr. Christena Cleveland.  Class starts Sunday, September 18th and will meet at 10am in the basement of our building.

A Life Worth Living –  starting September 18

We’ve been invited to join our friends at First Baptist Church in town for this 9-week video series, starting Sunday, September 18th from 5-7pm.  We’ll meet at their building each week (616 17th St in Beaver Falls), have a small dinner together, watch a video teaching on the book of Philippians, and have small group discussion.  If you plan to attend, please sign up on the SOMA table or reply to this email.

SUGGESTED SPIRITUAL PRACTICES

Spiritual practice for this week based on Sunday’s message.

Pray Psalm 139:23-24 & reflect specifically in these ways:

– Pay attention to your lived allegiance: is it to the Kingdom of God or the kingdoms of the world

– Pay attention to the Why behind your most strongly-held positions

– Pay attention to the quality of your posture toward others: is it fear or is it love

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 Hill
Robin would like prayer for herself as well as for her dad Eugene who is getting a hip replacement soon.

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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