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Week of October 27

Here’s what SOMA’s up to:


October 22ndWorship Gathering, Communion, 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. Akil Chaney will be preaching this week and we will share in Communion together. After the service, we will have a light fellowship meal.


Farmers’ Market – Monday, October 16th

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

Men’s Night – Monday, October 16th

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, October 18th

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 – Wednesday, October 18th

A 6-week Zumba fitness class on Wednesdays at 7pm at The Well will begin on October 18th and go until November 22nd. The class is free, open to everyone, and will be taught by Deb Griffith. See the flier for more details.

Youth Dance Class – Thursday, October 19th

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 – Thursday, October 19th

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)

Young Life – Thursday, October 19th

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 20th

Join in our Friday open hours at The Well! Everyone is welcome to come use the space from 10am – 4pm. Free coffee, lunch, and wi-fi.

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.

Recovery Community Group – starting November 3rd

This community group is for anyone struggling in some kind of addiction and looking for Christian community support. It will meet on Fridays @ 12:30pm at The Well, starting November 3rd.

Prayer Retreat – November 4th

On November 4th we will have a Prayer Retreat all-day Saturday at Lamppost Farm, led by Pastor Mark Ongley from Ashes to Life.  Find more details about the schedule on this flier. There’s no cost, just sign up by replying to this email or at the Soma table.

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).

Kid’s Movie Night – November 19

All elementary-aged kids are invited to come to The Well from 4:15-6:45pm on the third Sunday of each month. We will show a kid-friendly movie and provide dinner. All kids must have an activity release form on file in order to stay for the event.


Community Groups

Groups meet at various times to study scripture, be together, eat together, and serve together. Sign up for a group on the visitor card or by replying to this email.

          College Student Groups: Groups will be starting soon! Get in touch with Dave daveslebodnik@gmail.com to sign up for a time that fits your schedule.

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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