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Week of November 27

Here’s what SOMA’s up to:

WORSHIP GATHERING

December 3rdWorship 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. For this first week of Advent, Pastor Marc will be preaching on “Worth the Wait” and we will share in communion together. Children’s Environment will be available for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. After the service, we will have a light fellowship meal.

2:30pm – Memorial Service for Bobby Stringfield

We will be hosting a memorial service for our good friend Bobby Stringfield at The Well at 2:30pm.

GIVING UPDATE

2017 SOMA Budgeted Giving Update

General giving in October: $5,930

Budgeted monthly giving: $4,500

Difference: +$1,430

General giving year-to-date: $52,056

Budgeted giving year-to-date: $45,000

Difference: +$7,056

THIS WEEK

Community Group – Mondays

This community group is for both college students and community members. It will meet on Mondays @ 9:00am at The Well until December 4th. Contact Dave at daveslebodnik@gmail.com if you are interested.

Men’s Night – Monday, November 27th

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!

Youth Dance Class – Thursday, November 30th

Special makeup class! 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. 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 30th

Special makeup class! This fall we are going to keep dancing together as we expand our movement range and honor our stories! Class is held Thursdays from 7-8pm at The Well. Pay what makes you happy ($5-10 suggested)

Drop In Hours – Friday, December 1st

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 – Fridays

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.

UPCOMING

Mission Partnership Classes

This is your opportunity to learn more about Soma’s mission and sign on to partner with us as we take the next step in our community life together. There will be two Soma Mission Partnership classes offered: Saturday, January 27 and Saturday, February 3, both from 10 AM to 3 PM. Please choose one date or the other to attend.

Christmas Day Community Dinner with BFCA

For the past 24 years, the Beaver Falls Christian Assembly Church has hosted a community dinner on Christmas Day, serving as many as 1,200 people during the day!  The dinner takes place from 11:30am-3pm at the Beaver Falls High School.

Volunteer and Donation Information: Items needed for donation:

hygiene products and new scarves, socks, gloves, and hats (only), and monetary

donations. To volunteer or donate, contact CARE Outreach Ministry at 724-846-3751.

Christmas Eve with Ashes to Life

We’ll be joining our friends at Ashes to Life Ministries again this year for a Christmas Eve gathering.  We’ll meet @ 7pm at their place: 831 4th Ave in Beaver Falls.

GET INVOLVED

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 started this week and will continue until December 4. Mondays at 9am (open to both students and non-students) & 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).

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.

UPDATES

Lan Vwa Update

Check out the October and November Newsletter from Lan Vwa, our international missions partner.

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.

 

 

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.

Dwenn Gantt

Dwenn is having surgery on her back on December 4th and asks for prayer.

Kurt Conner’s Mother

Kurt’s mother Virginia has COPD and is not doing well. Please pray for strength for her and for a mended relationship between her and Kurt.

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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