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Week of Sept 11

Here’s what SOMA’s up to:


September 17thWorship Gathering, Communion, 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. Kathy Kinzer-Downs will be joining us to give the Word. Starting this month, we are sharing in Communion each week. Children’s Environment will be available this week for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. After the service we will share in a light fellowship meal.



2017 SOMA Budgeted Giving Update

General giving in July: $6,293

Budgeted monthly giving: $4,500

Difference: +$1,793

General giving year-to-date: $36,704

Budgeted giving year-to-date: $31,500

Difference: +$5,204


Farmers’ Market – Monday, September 11th

Every Monday from 3:30-6:30pm in Municipal Parking Lot, Corner of 8th Avenue & 12th Street.

Men’s Night – Monday, September 11th

Every Monday @ 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!

Garden Work Night – Wednesday, September 13th

Each Wednesday we will have our summer community garden work nights. Meet at the garden (located at 15th St & 1st Ave) from 5-7pm to help out!


Youth Dance Class – Thursday, September 14th

This class is for ALL children and youth ages 5 and up! We will be expanding our movement range, learning meaningful dances, and nurturing our artistic voice! Pay as you go and pay what you are able options are available. Drop in and ongoing registration welcome. The early fall session will begin on September 7 and run until October 5. Class is held Thursdays, from 5:30-6:30pm at The Well. Cost is $25/session. Emailcrawford.julia@gmail.com to sign up.

Women’s Movement Group – Thursday, September 14th

This fall we are going to keep dancing together as we expand our movement range and honor our stories! The early fall session will begin on August 24 and run until October 5. Class is held Thursdays from 7-8pm at The Well. Pay what makes you happy ($5-10 suggested)

Drop In Hours – Friday, September 15th

Join in our Friday open hours at The Well! Anyone is welcome to come use the space from 10am – 4pm.

6th Annual Golf Outing Benefit – Saturday, September 16th

Registration goes from now until the morning of September 16th. Start of the event at 9am at the Beaver Valley Golf Club. Benefits the Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls. Call 724-846-4340 or see the registration form for more information.

Evangelism Training Seminar – Saturday, September 16th

First Baptist Church in Beaver Falls is offering Got Style: A Personality-Based Evangelism Training Seminar on Saturday, September 16th. It will he held from 9am-noon in the President’s Dining Room in Alexander Dining Hall at Geneva College. Dr. Jeff Johnson, who spoke at the Beaver Falls Pentecost Service on June 4th, will be back in town to lead the seminar.

To sign up, please reply to this email.

Community Groups

September is the time to sign up for Community Groups, which we looking to start up again in October.  Sign up for a group on the visitor card or by replying to the email.  Open groups include:

– Tuesday @ 7pm

– A Recovery-focused group Fridays @ 1pm

– A weekend group (specific date/time TBD, based on people’s availability)

– A weekday morning group (specific date/time TBD)

– College student groups



Pizza and Cleaning Day at The Well – September 24

Next Sunday, September 24th, we will be having a clean-up day after worship gathering. Stick around and help us give a once-a-year big clean to this community space.

Neighborhood Watch Meeting – September 25

7:00 pm at the Second Baptist Church (Fellowship Hall Annex), 2322 10th Ave., Beaver Falls. These monthly meetings last approximately one hour and provide residents with an opportunity to ask questions and register concerns.

Tiger Pause Benefit: Pittsburgh Pirates Players –  September 25 

Tiger Pause Youth Ministry has invited the Pittsburgh Pirate Players David Freese and Josh Bell to Beaver Falls on September 25, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm. This is a fundraiser to be located at Beaver County Auto. Tickets are $20 and will benefit Tiger Pause. There will also be an auction featuring items such as signed jerseys, bats, etc. There will be a Chinese Auction and a Silent Auction, and a 50/50 tickets sales. You are encouraged to bring pictures or other Pirate items to get autographs [one item per person]. Please call 724 843 2384 for more info.

Prayer Retreat – November 4

On November 4th we will have a Prayer Retreat all-day Saturday at Lamppost Farm, led by Pastor Mark Ongley from Ashes to Life.  There’s no cost, just sign up by replying to this email.


Rides for Tyler and Maci 

The Pattersons are looking for help with getting transportation to and from appointments. They recently moved to College Hill. We are looking to put together a team of people who are available to provide a ride once per month. If you are able, get in touch with Dave Slebodnik (724-875-7286).

Aliquippa Impact Positions

Aliquippa Impact is looking to hire 2 more part-time youth workers for their after school program. If you are interested, check out the job description and then email Brandi Pupi at aim.bpupi@gmail.com for an application.

Youth Facilitator at Soma

We’re hiring! We are looking for a part-time (20 hours per month) Youth Facilitator to provide oversight for our work with teens, both in our church & in Beaver Falls. To apply, email info@thesomagathering.org or call 724.774.6398, ext 104.

College Tutor Needed

We’re looking for a Biology or Chemistry major to help one of our folks with her college classes.  If you’re able to give an hour a week, contact Pastor Marc or reply to this email.




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.

Harvey Update & Irma

As we remember to pray for everyone affected by the Hurricanes over the past several weeks, I wanted to encourage everyone to be wise in our giving.  I spoke on the phone last week with Pastor Ikki Soma at City of Refuge Church in Houston, and he reiterated that the most helpful thing right now, along with those prayers, is gifts of money or gift cards.  Donated items can be helpful, but money allows the most flexibility for those helping locally to respond to specific needs, and it invests in their local economy.

You may already be doing so through an organization, but if you’re looking to donate financially toward either Harvey or Irma relief work, you can visit www.epc.org/emergencyrelief

And keep your ears open as we coordinate with folks in both Houston & Florida about future opportunities to travel & offer our hands-on support as they clean up and rebuild in their communities.

Thank you for joining in as Jesus’ hands & feet.

– Pastor Marc


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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