Here’s what SOMA’s up to:
December 4th: 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 are in the second week of Advent and will be talking about God’s promise of rescue fulfilled in Jesus. Children’s Environment will be available for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. After the service, we will share in a light fellowship meal.
7:10pm – 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!
October SOMA giving: $4,484
Budgeted monthly SOMA giving: $4,333
Monthly difference: +151
January-October SOMA giving: $43,283
Budgeted January-October SOMA giving: $43,333
January-October difference: -$50
Morning Prayer at The Well – Wednesday, November 30th
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 30th
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 30th
Every Wednesday @ 6:30pm at The Well will be a Men’s Night for SOMA guys to meet, hang out, and encourage each other.
Drop In Hours – Friday, December 2
Join in our Friday open hours at The Well! Anyone is welcome to come use the space from 10:00am – 1:00pm.
Tiger Pause Christmas Concert – Saturday, December 3rd
Tickets are on sale now (as a free-will offering) for the Tiger Pause Christmas Concert by calling 724-709-4447. The concert will be held this Saturday at 7:30pm at the Beaver Falls Middle School Auditorium with an open house at the 1611 7th Ave building from 5:30-7:00pm. Check out the Christmas Concert flyer for more details!
We have a lot of opportunities to be involved in our community this season! The Advent Flyer has all the details, including information on worship gatherings and ways to give.
Kid’s Movie Night – December 18
All elementary-aged kids are invited to come to The Well from 4:15-6:45pm on Sunday, December 18th! We will be showing a kid-friendly Christmas movie and providing dinner. All kids must have an activity release form on file in order to stay for the event.
Christmas Eve with Ashes to Life – December 24
We’ll be joining our friends at Ashes to Life Ministries again this year for a Christmas Eve gathering. We’ll meet at 3:00pm at their place: 831 4th Ave in Beaver Falls.
Christmas Day Dinner – December 25
For the past 23 years, the Beaver Falls Christian Assembly Church has hosted a community dinner on Christmas Day, serving as many as 1,200 people during the day! The dinner takes place from 11:30am-3:00pm at the Beaver Falls High School, and they’re looking for donations of clothing, toys, toiletries, cosmetics, or monetary gifts toward the event. If you’re interesting in donating or volunteering to help serve dinner, contact 724-846-3751 and ask for Rebecca.
Richwood Work Trip – Postponed
Originally set for December 1st-4th, the trip to Richwood has been postponed until early 2017. Stay tuned for more details! The plan has been that 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.
SUGGESTED SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
During the Advent season, check out this daily Advent Devotional provided by the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
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.
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.
Update from Dani Fitzgerald
To my family at The SOMA Gathering:
I hope you are all doing well!
I’m currently living in Thailand teaching English to kindergarten, first, second and third graders. The kids are beautiful, smart, witty, and full of life and energy. I’m blessed to be surrounded by them everyday.
I’m really enjoying my time in Thailand! But it definitely has its challenges. Since my first few days in Thailand the Lord quickly showed me how His goodness is everywhere. I’ve met some incredibly humble, kind, loving people since moving here. And none of whom are believers. Actually, most of them are atheists. I’ve had some pretty unique and challenging conversations with lots of different people, but the Lord’s consistent goodness is apparent in each conversation and interaction I have with all sorts of people.
I’m being challenged in ways I never thought I would be. God’s pretty cool.
I miss everyone at SOMA dearly. I really, really do. I miss that sort of warm community that wraps itself around you as you walk through SOMA’s doors. I never realized how much I took that for granted until moving away.
If you think of it, please pray for continued safety for me; for strength as I interact with people from a vastly different culture; and for peace as somedays living abroad isn’t as amazing as other days.
Also, pray for peace for the country of Thailand, as they earnestly mourn the death of their King, who was an incredibly compassionate, loving man.
I look forward to seeing you in a few months 🙂