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Week of February 19


February 25th: Worship 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. For this second Sunday in Lent, Pastor Marc will continue preaching Convent, this week from Genesis 17 and we will share in communion together.  After the service, we will share in a light fellowship meal.

10:15am Sunday Morning Class on the Cross – Week 4 of 9
Have you contemplated the cross of Jesus? What happened there? What was said there?  Starting February 4th, Randy Rossomme will lead a study on the cross and the seven “words” from the cross. You are invited to participate each Sunday morning at 10:15am for nine weeks.

Men’s Night – Mondays
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, February 22nd
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. Winter session: January 18 – March 15. 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, February 22nd

We are still dancing together as we expand our movement range and honor our stories! Winter session: January 18 – March 15. Class is held Thursdays from 7-8pm at The Well. Pay what makes you happy ($5-10/class suggested)

Drop In Hours – Friday, February 23rd
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.

Jubilee Conference – February 23-25
The Jubilee Conference is coming up! This annual Pittsburgh conference focuses on what it means to serve Jesus with every square inch of life and is geared specifically to college students. Register online and find out more information at  www.jubileeconference.com. See Dave Slebodnik with any questions & to find out how the conference can be more affordable.

Youth Event Night – Saturday, February 24th

On Saturday, February 24th from 7-9pm all youth in 6th – 12th grade are invited to come to The Well for an evening of fun. We’ll meet downstairs in the basement.

Learning to Tell Our Jesus Stories – March 4

We recognize that not all of us have had much practice sharing our testimonies, so we’re hosting a workshop/training time after the worship gathering on Sunday, March 4th.  During this time we’ll walk through the basics of how to tell the story of when we were introduced to Jesus, and what difference he makes in our lives.

Neighborhoods of Hope Prayer Walk – March 10

Our next Neighborhoods of Hope prayer walk will take place on Saturday, March 10th. We will meet at The Well at 10am. Kids are welcome to join in as we pray for our neighborhood!

Sunday Conversation about SOMA’s discipleship – March 11

Our leadership is trying to get a feel for how well we’re doing in equipping our diverse church body for faithful life & witness. Your input is key in this, so please join us to share at The Well at 6:30pm.

Kids Movie Night – March 18
All elementary-aged kids are invited to come to The Well from 4:30-6:45pm 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.  

Full Member Worship Gathering – April 8

This is our worship gathering where SOMA will be received as a full member church in the EPC.  Mission partners will also be received during this service.
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 Opps

Get in touch with Dave or reach out on the student facebook page to sign up for either of these opportunities.
Small Groups – Weekly small groups are starting up! They are designed to fit easily into your schedule and give you intentional time talking about faith & life with a small group of people.
Family Connections – We’re creating more intentional opportunities for students and Soma families to connect with one another.  You’ll meet together once a month for a hang out, meal, or coffee to get to know each other more.
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.

Looking Ahead Packet
On Sunday, February 4th we recapped highlights of 2017 for SOMA and looked ahead to things to come in 2018. Check out our 2018 Looking Ahead document to see what we discussed.

Lenten Devotional

Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge has put together a Lenten Devotional. Feel free to check it out during this season: http://www.tsm.edu/lentendevotional/
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.


Dave & Karen Swartzwelder ask for prayer for their daughter Sherry who will have surgery this Thursday.

Michael Preslac

Michael is currently staying at Crossroads and asks for prayer to find work and a home.


Scott & Melanie Katip’s young nephew Aiden was hurt in a fire Sunday morning.  He is currently at Children’s Hospital & the family asks for our prayers.

Online Giving
You can contribute financially toward SOMA’s mission, either one-time or regularly, by clicking the button above. The same link can also be found at the bottom of our webpage.

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