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Week of October 8


October 14:  Worship Gathering & 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. Our preaching associate Kathy Kinzer Downs will be preaching this week.  After the worship gathering we will share in our monthly potluck lunch. Please bring a dish to share with 6-8 others if you are able!

Budget Update
September SOMA giving: $9,431
Budgeted monthly SOMA giving: $5,083
Difference: +$4,348

Year-to-date SOMA giving: $53,125
Budgeted year-to-date SOMA giving: $45,750
Difference: +$7,37

Farmers Market – Mondays

Every Monday from 3:30-6:30pm in the Municipal Parking Lot at 8th Ave & 12th St.

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!

Tuesday Morning Study on the book of James

A morning Bible study meeting @ 8:30am at the Well. If you missed last week, you can still jump in this week!

Garden Work Night – Wednesday, October 10

Our next Garden work night will be on Wed, Oct 10th from 5-7pm. Join in at the community garden at 1st Ave and 16th St!

Women’s Movement Group- Thursday, October 11

The women’s movement group is back! The fall session willl run from October 11 – November 8 from 7-8pm at The Well. All women are invited to come and dance – no experience necessary! Pay what makes you happy! ($5-$10 per class suggested)

Drop In Hours – Fridays
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.

Neighborhoods of Hope Prayer Walk – Saturday, October 13

Meet at The Well on Saturday, October 13th @ 10am for our next Neighborhoods of Hope prayer walk

Garden Night Update
Now that we’re into the Fall, community garden work days are no longer weekly.  To stay up to date on the next volunteer opportunity, visit the garden’s facebook page.

Volunteer Training for Open Hours – Friday, October 19
Anyone interested in volunteering for our Open Hours that we hold weekly on Fridays is encouraged to come to The Well on Friday, October 19 from 9-10am for a brief training.

Discovering our Gifts – Saturday, October 20th

God has gifted each member of the body, and we want to encourage one another to discover and share those gifts! We’ll be hosting a one-day seminar at the Well from 9am-2pm, facilitated by Monica Monismith (our counselor at The Well). To learn more or to sign up for this time, you can reply to this email.

Sunday morning class on the Incarnation
What does it mean that Jesus is God in the flesh?  We’ll explore the history of this doctrine, its biblical origins, and what it means for us today.  Childcare will be available.  Meeting in the Well basement Sundays @ 10am beginning Oct 21st.

Donations for Good News Club
Many area churches partner with the Good News club to help provide snacks for the Wednesday and Thursday after school program.  SOMA has volunteered to provide snacks for October 24 & 25.  They ask that we provide 1 case of water, 100-120 individual pieces of wrapped candy for student prizes and 100 bags of chips, pretzels, goldfish, etc.  This is a great way to help support an ongoing local ministry that takes place at our elementary school. Thanks for being a part!

Hey Fam! Night – Wednesday, November 7th
A time for our church family to have some fun together. For kids and adults, we’ll play nerf wars, board games, and eat some pizza. 6pm at The Well.

Community Groups

These groups are the main way we encourage faith formation in relationship. Groups kicking off this Fall are:

Jr/Sr High Youth group: meeting the 2nd& 4th Wed at the Brown’s, starting Sept 26th
Slebodnik/Almond group: meeting the 1st& 3rd Tues at the Slebodnik’s
Carson/Chaney group: meeting the 2nd & 4th Wed @ 7pm at The Well and is studying the book of James
Swartzwelder/Rossomme group: meeting the 2nd & 4th Wed, location rotates
Burks/Kroger group: meeting Fridays @ 8am at The Well
Recovery group: meeting every Friday @ 12:30pm at The Well (basement)
Reply to this email to join a group or find out more info!

Other Fall/Winter Discipleship Opps

See the attached document for ways we’re encouraging each other this season to grow in faith and witness.

Discipleship Assessment

We spent the last 9 months as a community assessing how effectively we’re equipping our diverse body for faith and witness, and we want to share what we learned. See this document for the specifics, and thank you for contributing to our church’s work in this important way.
We record most of our Sunday messages. You can listen to them here. That same link can also be found at the bottom of our website.
If you have something to share with SOMA’s community by way of prayer request or a call for help from the body, let us know and we’ll put those here.
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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