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Week of December 11

Here’s what SOMA‘s up to:


December 17thWorship GatheringCommunion, Children’s Environment, 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 the third week of Advent, Pastor Marc will be preaching in our “Worth the Wait” series and we will share in communion together. Children’s Environment will be available for kids inkindergarten through 5th grade. After the service, we will share in a fellowship meal together.

4:45pm – Kid’s Movie Night
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.
             Donations Needed: We are looking for some donations for movie night on December 17 for our interactive Elf movie.  If you would like to help with this, please drop donations of mini marshmallows, cookies, and candy canes off at The Well by Sunday, December 17.  Thank you!!!


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


Men’s Night – Monday, December 11th
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!

The Well open for Reading Day – Tuesday, December 12th
The Well will be open from 8am – 4pm on Tuesday for Reading Day. We’ll have coffee and lunch for students. Come use the space as an alternative to studying on campus!

Drop In Hours – Friday, December 15th
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.


Angel Tree – Gifts due back by December 22
Our Angel tree tags are hanging on the tree on our Advent table. There are 2 tags for each child, one for clothes items and one with toy ideas.  Each tag represents around $20-$25 worth of gifts, so each child should receive $40-$50 worth of gifts.  
Please return the gifts wrapped and with the label attached to the outside of the gift by Friday, December 22.  We will be delivering the gifts to the families on Saturday, December 23.  Please let Christine know if you would like to join us in delivering gifts.

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 inBeaver 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.

SOMA Sunday conversation – January 14
Our next SOMA Sunday conversation will take place on Sunday, January 14th at The Well at 6pm. We will take this time to talk about SOMA‘s next stepsin mission partnership & particularization.  
Mission Partnership Classes – January 27 or February 3
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.

Roberto Family
Pray for the Roberto family who recently lost their son.

California & Israel
Russell asks us to remember the fire victims in California and to pray for peace in Israel.


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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