Here’s what SOMA’s up to:
November 20th: Worship Gathering, Children’s Environment, 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. We will continue talking about Joel, looking at chapter 3 this week. Children’s Environment will be available for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. After the service, share in a light fellowship meal.
4:00pm – Kid’s Movie Night
All elementary-aged kids are invited to come to The Well from 4:00pm – 7:00pm on Sunday, November 20th! We will be showing a kid-friendly movie and providing dinner. All kids must have an activity release form on file in order to stay for the event.
5:00pm – A Life Worth Living (week 9)
We’ve been joining our friends at First Baptist Church for a 9-week video series from 5-7pm on Sunday evenings. We meet at their building (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. Find more details and the full schedule here. Transportation is available for Geneva students.
*5:30pm – CCO @ The Well
Each Sunday we will have a time for college students to hang out together at The Well from 7:10 – 8:45pm (following A Life Worth Living). Each week will look different so join the CCO at The Well Facebook group to stay informed! This Sunday we will be hanging out with the Edenhoffer family.
Richwood Work Trip
From December 1st-4th, a team from SOMA, Tiger Pause, & Geneva College will work alongside the men and women of Richwood, West Virginia as they rebuild their community following extreme flooding several months ago. If you’re an adult interested in being a part of this team, email email@example.com, or call Pastor Marc at 724.774.6398, ext 104.
September SOMA giving: $6,949*
Budgeted monthly SOMA giving: $4,333
Monthly difference: +2,616
*includes a special $3,000 gift from an individual outside of SOMA
January-September SOMA giving: $38,799
Budgeted January-September SOMA giving: $39,000
January-September difference: -$201
Spoken Word & Poetry Open Mic – Tuesday, November 15th
As part of Geneva’s Justice Week, there will be a spoken word event on Tuesday, November 15th around the theme of “Thanksgiving in the Midst of Suffering.” The event is free and starts at 7pm in Skye Lounge in the Student Center.
Morning Prayer at The Well – Wednesday, November 16th
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, November 16th
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 – 10:00am every Wednesday.
Men’s Night – Wednesday, November 16th
Every Wednesday @ 6:30pm at The Well will be a Men’s Night for SOMA guys to meet, hang out, and encourage each other.
Women’s Movement Group – Thursday, November 17th
The fall session is here! All women are welcome to join in this movement group, whether you love to dance or it makes you nervous. Pay what makes you happy (suggested $5/class). We’ll meet at The Well at a new time from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.
Drop In Hours – Friday, November 18th
Join in our Friday open hours at The Well! Anyone is welcome to come use the space from 10:00am – 1:00pm.
Convergence: Unity in Diversity Symposium – Saturday, November 19th
Geneva College is hosting a one day symposium around unity in diversity. The theme will be “Healing What Divides” discussing issues regarding race, economics, and poverty. Conference 2016 will explore the covert systemic issues throughout society that are foundational to the racial injustices crippling our nation and explore restorative possibilities through a biblical perspective. The symposium will be from 9am-3pm in Skye Lounge in the Student Center. Register and find more details at www.geneva.edu/convergence.
We are recording our Sunday messages once again! You can listen to them here. That same link can also be found at the bottom of our website.
Below are the discipleship documents that were mentioned on Sunday:
Discipleship in Relationship – Check out the available ways that we can be following Jesus together.
Discipleship Process – This is SOMA’s official document on our discipleship process, looking at things that we cultivate and encourage.
SUGGESTED SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
In light of Joel chapter 1, find time this week to begin praying your lament. As you do so, remember what Emmanuel Katongole says:
“Lament is not whining. It is not a cry into a void. Lament is a cry directed to God. It is the cry of those who see the truth of the world’s deep wounds and the cost of seeking peace. It is the prayer of those who are deeply disturbed by the way things are…The journey of reconciliation is grounded in the practice of lament.”
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.
Maci’s mom was recently in a car accident; please keep her physical and spiritual wellbeing in your prayers.