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Week of January 3

Here’s what SOMA’s up to:


January 8th: Worship Gathering and Potluck Lunch
We will meet at our regular time of 11:15am at The Well (1401 6th Ave) to share conversation, pray and sing together. Mark Ongley will be joining us and sharing from Joshua 5 around renewing our covenant with God as we begin a new year.  After the service, we will share in our monthly potluck lunch so please bring a dish to share with 6-8 people if you are able!
*Note: Communion will be on January 15th this month.
Drop In Hours – Wednesday, January 4th
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, January 4th
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, January 6th 
Join in our Friday open hours at The Well! Anyone is welcome to come use the space from 10:00am – 1:00pm.
Kid’s Movie Night – January 15th
All elementary-aged kids are invited to come to The Well from 4:15-6:45pm on Sunday, January 15th! 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. 
Night of the Arts in honor of MLK – January 16th
Geneva College will be hosting the 6th Annual Night of the Arts on Monday, January 16th. This event is held honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It starts at 7:00pm in Skye Lounge (located in the Student Center) with a dessert and jazz reception. At 7:30pm a program of musical performances, video presentations, and original readings will begin. All are welcome to attend. 
Exploration Meeting for Open Table – January 17th 
On Tuesday, January 17th, SOMA will be hosting an Exploration Meeting for The Open Table, a national church-based poverty alleviation process that is coming to Beaver Falls.  We’ll meet at The Well @ 7pm – come to learn more about how you can be involved in someone’s journey out of material poverty.  Contact Pastor Marc if you’re planning to attend.  Visit www.theopentable.org to learn more.
Sunday morning Christian Community Development class – starting January 29th
Starting January 29th, we’ll be holding a 6-week Sunday morning class on the principles of Christian Community Development.  God has used CCD to shape SOMA’s culture for the last 5 years, and this is a chance to learn about it in more detail.  We’ll meet at 10am in the basement, no sign up needed.  Visit www.ccda.org to learn more about the Christian Community Development Association.
Open Hours Volunteers Needed
We are looking for some more volunteer staff for Open Hours at The Well, particularly for Wednesday, December 28th (from 7-10am) and Friday, December 30 (from 10am-1pm). If you are available for those dates or would like to be involved during Open Hours on other dates, please let Dave know (daveslebodnik@gmail.com
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. 

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 Patterson
Maci would like our prayers for continued healthy relationships with her family and with Tyler especially in this exciting season. 
Ryan Jones 
Ryan would like us to pray for continued improvement of his health following a recent surgery. He would also like us to pray for Father Darrell to get called back to work and Brother Collin who is starting a Navy career in Texas in the coming months. 


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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