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Week of December 4th

Here’s what SOMA’s up to:


December 10thWorship Gathering, Communion, and Potluck Lunch

We will meet at our regular time of 11:15am at The Well (1401 6th Ave) to share conversation, pray and sing together. For the second week of Advent, Kathy Kinzer Downs will be preaching in our “Worth the Wait” series and we will share in communion together. After the service, we will share in our monthly potluck lunch. Please bring a dish to share with 6-8 people if you are able!


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


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, December 4th

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!

Women’s Movement Group – Thursday, December 7th

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 8th

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.

Advent Opportunities

We have a variety of ways for you to give and be involved this Advent season. Check out the Advent Opps page for information on service times, events, and things to be a part of.


Kid’s Movie Night – December 17

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.

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 @ 3pm at their place: 831 4th Ave in Beaver Falls.

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.

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.


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.


Lan Vwa Update

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




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.

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.


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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