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Week of April 2

Here’s what SOMA’s up to:
April 9th: Worship Gathering, Communion, 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.  It’s Palm Sunday week and we’ll be looking at Luke 19:28-40 to talk about Jesus as Lord. We will share in communion together. After the service, we will have our monthly potluck lunch – please bring something to share with 6-8 people if you are able!
6pm – CCO Fellowship
Geneva College students are invited to Dave and Kristen Slebodnik’s house for dinner on Sunday, April 9th. Check the Facebook page for details! 
SOMA giving in February: $5,323
SOMA giving budgeted monthly: $4,500
SOMA giving year to date: $10,611
SOMA giving budgeted year to date: $9,000
Difference: +1,611
Men’s Night – Wednesday, April 5th
Every Wednesday @ 6:30pm at The Well will be a Men’s Night for guys to meet, hang out, and encourage each other. All men are welcome!
Beaver Falls Lecture Series, part 2 – April 5
The third annual Beaver Falls Lecture Series is focused around the topic of “Why Beaver Falls?” The dates of the lectures are Wednesday, March 22, April 5, and April 19. The second lecture will feature a panel of Beaver Falls residents who have chosen to stay and invest in this community. All lectures will be held at 7pm in the basement of the Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls. Check out more details on the BF Lecture Series poster.
Women’s Movement Group – Thursday, April 6th
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, April 7th
Join in our Friday open hours at The Well! Anyone is welcome to come use the space from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Starting April 7th, we will have extended hours.
Provide a Meal for Jobs for Life
We are in need of people to provide a small meal on Thursdays evenings at 6pm for the Jobs for Life class. The course runs for 7 more weeks. If you are willing to provide food, please contact Akil at akilchaney@gmail.com or Dave at daveslebodnik@gmail.com 
No April SOMA Conversation 
With Easter on the way, we will not be having a Sunday night SOMA community conversation in April. Mark your calendars for our next community conversation on Sunday, May 7, at 6:30 PM!
Holy Week Schedule:
     Palm Sunday – April 9
     SOMA worship gathering @ 11:15am at The Well
     Maundy Thursday – April 13
     Last Supper service @ 7pm at FPC Beaver (252 College Ave in Beaver)
     Good Friday – April 14 
     Good Friday service @ 7pm at Central United Methodist Church in Beaver Falls
     Easter Sunday – April 16
     SOMA worship gathering @ 11:15am at The Well
Baptisms on Easter Sunday – April 16
If you are interested in being baptized on Easter Sunday, contact Pastor Marc by emailing mdejeu@fpcbeaver.com or calling 724-774-6398 ext. 104.
Evangelism Training & Outreach – April 22nd 
On Saturday, April 22nd we will have an evangelism training.  We’ll meet at The Well at 9:30am for the training, have lunch together, & prayer walk to several sites in the city where we’ll spend a couple hours loving our neighborhood in practical ways.  Sign up on the SOMA table at The Well, or reply to this email.
Garden Work Day – April 22nd
On Saturday, April 22nd from 12-3pm, following the Evangelism Training, we will have a workday at the community garden (located at 15th St & 1st Ave along the bike trail).
Jumping for Java 5k & 1 mile run – May 13th
A 5k fundraiser for Lan Vwa, our international partner, is planned for the morning of Saturday, May 13th at the Zelienople Community Park. Early registration is $20; each runner will provide education for a child for one month in addition to receiving a t-shirt and gym bag. The 5k will start at 9am with timed results and prizes in various ages groups. The family fun run will start at 9:05am. Find more information and sign up at: https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Zelienople/JumpingforJava
Fellowship Meal Cleanup
We are asking for volunteers to help with the cleanup following our weekly fellowship meals.  Anyone interested in helping once a month can contact Robin Fisher at rfisher3633@comcast.net, or sign up on the SOMA table at The Well.
Open Hours Volunteers Needed
We are looking for some more volunteer staff for Open Hours at The Well, especially as we extend our Friday hours and continue on into the summer. Contact Dave (daveslebodnik@gmail.com) if you are available to lend your time on Friday mornings/afternoons once a month. 
Pastor March’s Sabbatical – June 4 – September 3
Pastor Marc will be taking a three-month sabbatical this summer as a time to rest and pursue his studies. Don’t worry – we will continue as a worshipping body while he is away! Please see the attached Sabbatical FAQ for more of the details about this time period.
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. 
For this season of Lent, there is a free Lenten devotional offered online at: https://www.redeemer.com/learn/resources_by_topic/lenten_devotionals/

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.

Haiti Mission Trip
Simone, Kamera, & Amanda shared with us this Sunday that they will be going to Haiti in May with Haiti H2O and their need for financial support in order to make the trip happen.  If anyone wants to support them in their learning, they can make out a check to SOMA with ‘Haiti’ in the memo.


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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