Here’s what SOMA’s up to:
December 18th: 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 last week of Advent and will be talking about the promise of God’s justice. Children’s Environment will be available for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. After the service, we will share in a light fellowship meal.
*Reminder: Please remember to bring back your Angel Tree gifts & Jail Goodie Bags back by this Sunday!
4:15pm: Kid’s Movie Night
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.
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
Reading Day at The Well – Tuesday, December 13th
The Well will be open from 8am – 5pm on Tuesday as an off-campus place for college students to study!
Morning Prayer at The Well – Wednesday, December 14th
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, December 14th
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, December 14th
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, December 15th
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 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.
Drop In Hours – Friday, December 16th
Join in our Friday open hours at The Well! Anyone is welcome to come use the space from 10:00am – 1:00pm.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Baby boy Xavier Carlisle Downs was born on Wednesday, Dec 7th, to Lamont & Kathy Kinzer-Downs!
Osie would like prayer that the West family would all come back to God and the church.
Tyler & Maci
The Pattersons would like prayer for their relationships with family and each other, especially during the Christmas season.
Please pray that Robin would continue to be dedicated to the Lord and serve him. She would also like prayer for God to heal Miss Edna.