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Week of October 2

Here’s what SOMA’s up to:


October 8thWorship Gathering, Communion, and Potluck

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 bring the Word and we will share in Communion together. After the service, we will have our monthly potluck lunch – please bring a dish to share if you are able!

4:30pm – College Student Fellowship

We’ll meet at 4:30pm on campus this week. Check out the facebook page for more details!

5:00pm – A Night at Morado

CARE Ministries of Christian Assembly is hosting a block party at Morado Dwellings with food, kids crafts, prayer, and bicycle repair by Communicyle. 5pm in the Morado parking lot (rain location: inside the Morado community center).



2017 SOMA Budgeted Giving Update

General giving in August: $4,457

Budgeted monthly giving: $4,500

Difference: -$43

General giving year-to-date: $41,162

Budgeted giving year-to-date: $36,000

Difference: +$5,162


Farmers’ Market – Monday, October 2nd

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

Men’s Night – Monday, October 2nd

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!

No Garden Night – Wednesday, October 4th

We’re taking this week off at the garden. See you next week!

Youth Dance Class – Thursday, October 5th

Early fall session: September 7 – October 5. Class is held Thursdays, from 5:30-6:30pm at The Well. Cost is $25/session. Email crawford.julia@gmail.com to join in – or just show up!

Women’s Movement Group – Thursday, October 5th

Early fall session: August 24 – October 5. Class is held Thursdays from 7-8pm at The Well. Pay what makes you happy ($5-10 suggested)

Young Life – Thursday, October 5th

Every week at 8:00pm on Thursdays, all high school students are invited to the basement of The Well for a fun time with Young Life!

Drop In Hours – Friday, October 6th

*This week we will have open hours from 10am – 1pm only. Lunch will still be provided. Normal 10am – 4pm will resume next week!

Community Groups

Community groups will start soon! 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



Garden Work Night – Wednesdays

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

Zumba Class – Wednesdays: October 18 – November 22

A 6-week Zumba fitness class on Wednesdays at 7pm at The Well will begin on October 18th. The class is free, open to everyone, and will be taught by Deb Griffith. See the flier for more details.

Youth Dance Class – Thursdays: October 19 – November 16

Offered for ALL children and youth ages 5+ with drop in and ongoing registration. Pay as you go and pay what you are able options are available. Late fall session: October 19 – November 16. Class is held Thursdays, from 5:30-6:30pm at The Well. Cost is $25/session. Email crawford.julia@gmail.com to join in – or just show up!

Women’s Movement Group – Thursdays: October 19 – November 16

This fall we are going to keep dancing together as we expand our movement range and honor our stories! Late fall session: October 19 – November 16. Class is held Thursdays from 7-8pm at The Well. Pay what makes you happy ($5-10 suggested)

Mental Health Conference – October 21st

First Presbyterian Church in Beaver is hosting a Mental Health Conference from 9am – 3pm on Saturday, October 21st. Check out the Bridging the Gap brochure for details on the conference. Register online at http://www.fpcbeaver.com/Mental-Health by October 14th.

Beaver Falls Fall Fest – October 28th

Join in the fall festivities! Vendors, food trucks, live music, crafts, Business District trick-or-treat, and family fun in downtown Beaver Falls on Saturday October 28th from 1-6pm. Check out the event facebook page for more details. There will be opportunities to volunteer coming soon.

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.

Convergence: Unity in Diversity Symposium – November 11

You are invited to attend Geneva College’s Convergence Symposium on Saturday, November 11 from 10 am – 4 pm. The purpose of the Symposium is to create space to learn and dialogue about how to pursue unity in diversity through Christ. The theme this year is: “Everything in its Right Place: Race, Politics, and Shalom.” Our keynote speaker is Lisa Sharon Harper, author of Left, Right and Christ and The Very Good Gospel. Cost is $20 for the general public; free to Geneva students and staff. Please register online and lunch is included with online registration. If you have any questions, please contact Kristie Martel (kamartel@geneva.edu).


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).

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.

Interested in a Relief Work Trip to Houston?

Scott Katip is hoping to lead a group of us this coming Fall/Winter to Houston, TX to help with the clean-up work needed following Hurricane Harvey.  Possible dates are November 21-27 (over Thanksgiving) & December 26-January 2 (after Christmas). Details still to be determined, but each participant can expect to pay about $200 to cover costs. If you are interested, please let us know which of these dates works for you by replying to this email.

Donations and Volunteers Needed for 24th Annual Christmas Dinner

Items needed: hygiene products and new scarves, socks, gloves, and hats (only), and monetary donations. The dinner is held on Christmas Day from 11:30am – 3:00pm at the Beaver Falls High School; last year, over 1,300 people attended. To volunteer or donate, contact CARE Outreach Ministry at 724-846-3751.

Office Flooring

Young Life is looking for some help with laying the flooring in the office they use at The Well. If you are available to help out, get in touch with Dave at daveslebodnik@gmail.com.



Lan Vwa Update

Check out the September Newsletter from Lan Vwa, our international missions partner.

New Children’s Facilitator at Soma

Christine Kroger, a member of Soma and the Children’s Librarian at the Carnegie Free Library in Beaver Falls, has officially stepped into the Children’s Facilitator role at Soma. She will be overseeing everything for infants – 5th grade kids.




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.

Natural Disasters

Let’s remember to be praying for the many in our country and around the world who are suffering in the wake of the natural disasters that have struck over the last several weeks. If you’re looking to donate financially toward relief work, you can visit www.epc.org/emergencyrelief


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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