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Week of April 17

Here’s what SOMA’s up to:
WORSHIP GATHERING
 
April 23rd: Worship Gathering and Fellowship Lunch
We will meet at our regular time of 11:15am at The Well (1401 6th Ave) to share conversation, pray and sing together.  Kathy Kinzer-Downs will be joining us this week to share the word. After the service, we will share in a fellowship lunch together.
After SOMA – CCO Fellowship
This will be the last CCO Fellowship time for Geneva students this semester. Check the Facebook page for details! 
THIS WEEK
(Holy Week)
 
Men’s Night – Monday, April 17th
Every Monday @ 6:30pm at The Well will be a Men’s Night for guys to meet, hang out, and encourage each other (note the change in day of the week!). All men are welcome!
Beaver Falls Lecture Series, part 3 – April 19
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 third lecture will feature a panel of Beaver Falls business owners 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 20th
This is the start of the spring session and a great time to jump in! 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 21st
Join in our Friday open hours at The Well! Anyone is welcome to come use the space from 10:00am – 4:00pm. 
 
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).
 
UPCOMING
Kids Movie Night – April 23
All elementary-aged kids are invited to come to The Well from 4:15-6:45pm on Sunday, April 23. 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. 
 
May Community Conversation – May 7th
On Sunday, May 7th at 6:30pm at The Well we’ll be talking about how we can have diverse, difficult conversations in honest, loving Christian community.  All are welcome.
 
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 with extended Friday hours and summer schedules. 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.
 
SUNDAY RESOURCES
Recordings
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. 
SUGGESTED SPIRITUAL PRACTICE 
 
For this season of Lent, there is a free Lenten devotional offered online at: https://www.redeemer.com/learn/resources_by_topic/lenten_devotionals/
 
COMMUNITY CONCERNS


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.
 
Brandon
Please pray for Brandon McConahey, who just began a recovery program in New Castle.
 
Baby Kai
Kai Patterson has been having problems with his breathing recently. Tyler and Maci ask for prayer for Kai’s health as well as for their relationships with each other, family, and friends. 

GIVING ONLINE

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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