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Week of March 26

WORSHIP GATHERING

April 1st: Easter Sunday – Worship Gathering, Communion, 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. This week is Easter Sunday. We’ll celebrate by looking at John 20:1-18 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 share in a light fellowship meal.

10:15am Sunday Morning Class on the Cross – Week 9 of 9
Have you contemplated the cross of Jesus? What happened there? What was said there?  Randy Rossomme is leading us in 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.

Budget Update

February SOMA giving: $4,668
Budgeted monthly SOMA giving: $5,083
Difference: -$415

Year-to-date SOMA giving: $10,352
Budgeted year-to-date SOMA giving: $10,166
Difference: +186

                                                           Holy Week

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!

“Learning from Our Past” Beaver Falls Lecture Series – second lecture: Wednesday, March 28th

Join the Beaver Falls CDC and City house for their annual three-part lecture series around the theme of “Learning from Our Past”.  Lectures will take place on Thursday, March 15th, Wednesday, March 28th, and Wednesday, April 11th. All lectures are free, open to the public, and will take place in the Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls at 7pm. 

Holy Week: Maundy Thursday Service – March 29th

6pm at FPC Beaver (252 College Ave in Beaver)

Holy Week: Good Friday Service – March 30th

7:30pm at FPC Beaver (252 College Ave in Beaver)

Drop In Hours – Friday, March 30th
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.

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.

College Student Breakfast at Slebodnik’s – April 8
Breakfast and catching up at 9:30am at the Slebodnik house for all college students! Check the Facebook page for more details. 

Youth Dance Class & Women’s Movement Group – starting April 12

Spring session for both classes: April 12 – May 17
Youth 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: Class is held Thursdays from 7-8pm at The Well. Pay what makes you happy ($5-10/class suggested)

Neighborhoods of Hope Prayer Walk – April 14

Our next Neighborhoods of Hope prayer walk will take place on Saturday, April 14th. We will meet at The Well at 10am. Kids are welcome to join in as we pray for our neighborhood!

Kids Movie Night – April 15

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.  

First Garden Day – April 21
It’s spring! And it’s time to start things back up at the community garden. We’ll be there on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00am – 12:00pm at 1st Ave between 15th & 16th Streets (along the bike path).
Discipleship at SOMA Survey
We are gathering feedback on SOMA’s discipleship methods and would love your input. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. The survey will be available through the end of March.

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.

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.

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.

Michael

Please keep Michael Preslac in your prayers as he continues his search for work.

Corey

Corey asks us to pray that he finds a job and an apartment as he seeks to start a new chapter in his life.

Fitzgerald Family

Dani Fitzgerald’s grandfather passed away recently. Please keep her and her family in your 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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