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Week of October 30

Here’s what SOMA’s up to:




November 5thWorship Gathering, Children’s Environment, 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. Pastor Marc will be preaching from Matthew 23 and we will share in Communion together. Children’s Environment will be available for kids in kindergarten – 5th grade. After the service, we will have a light fellowship meal.

The SOMA Prayer Retreat is this Saturday!

If you would like to attend, please reply to this email to sign up by this Wednesday, November 1.  More details about the retreat are below.


2017 SOMA Budgeted Giving Update

General giving in September: $4,964

Budgeted monthly giving: $4,500

Difference: +$464

General giving year-to-date: $46,126

Budgeted giving year-to-date: $40,500

Difference: +$5,626


Farmers’ Market – Monday, October 30th

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

Men’s Night – Monday, October 30th

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!

Beaver Falls Trick or Treating – Tuesday, October 31st

6-8pm around town!

Zumba Class – Wednesday, November 1st

A 6-week Zumba fitness class on Wednesdays at 7pm at The Well (last class is 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, November 2nd

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, November 2nd

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, November 2nd

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, November 3rd

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.

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.

Friday Night at the Red House – Friday, November 3rd

If you’ve never checked out this monthly event, this week would be a great chance to go with other Soma people! This coffeehouse event provides music, snacks, and coffee from 7-9pm. Located at 903 8th Ave, Beaver Falls.

Prayer Retreat – Saturday, 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 Wednesday, November 1 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).

Benefit Concert – November 18

On Saturday, November 18th there will be a Benefit Concert at The Well for victims of the recent hurricanes and flooding. Join in as we worship together and show our love for the people who have been affected. The concert starts at 5:00pm; donation of $10 at the door.

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 next week: Mondays at 9am & 6pm and Wednesdays at 8am. 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.

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.





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.

Akil Chaney’s Wife

Akil & Dzifa Chaney were married in Ghana in July of 2014. After over 3 years of waiting, Dzifa’s immigrant visa has finally been approved!  A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Dzifa make the move from Ghana to Beaver Falls; if you can, please donate at: https://www.gofundme.com/DzifaRelocation


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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