Sep
17
to Oct 29

Downtown Equipping: Bible Study and Meditation

Sundays, September 17 - October 29 | 9-10:30a

Soma Downtown | Westminster Conference Room

Whether you grew up in church or not, studying the Bible can be an intimidating prospect. Where am I supposed to start reading? How do I make sense of people, dates, and stories I don't understand? What am I supposed to do with what I read?

Downtown's first Sunday equipping course will address questions like these and more. In this seven-week course, we'll look at what place Bible study and meditation have in the Christian life, how to understand the major genres and themes in Scripture, and how to have a healthy daily study time without a personal library.

And we'll hold it during the 9a service on Sunday morning, so you don't have to give up an evening to participate! Anyone in the class will be able to use Soma's child care as well.

Register here to join!

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Sep
29
to Sep 30

Soma DNA

Friday, September 29 | 6:30 - 9p & Saturday, September 30 | 9a - 12p
Soma Church Midtown, 2815 E 62nd Street

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a covenant member, getting baptized, next steps in your spiritual journey, or just why we do church the way we do it, please make plans to join us for a Soma DNA class. This evening / morning "Intensive" will cover our church’s theology, mission, and understanding of what it means to live faithfully with God.

We’ll provide dinner Friday / light breakfast Saturday, questions are welcome, and we’ll even watch your kids!

You can register here.

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Oct
3
6:30pm 6:30pm

Soma Downtown Elder-Led Prayer

Tuesday, October 3 | 6:30 pm
Redeemer Presbyterian Church | 1505 N Delaware Street

God calls his people to pray, both individually and as a body. Our elder-led prayers are times we set aside to seek God as a people and to pray for his kingdom to grow in our city.

Soma Downtown is holding a prayer time for issues related to our current ministry and future hopes for our congregation, on Tuesday, Oct 3. We'll have it at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on the old northside.

Note: we plan to have child care for this, but have not finished our arrangements. We'll clarify the plan as soon as we have it, but email Megan if you have questions beforehand!

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Oct
8
11:00am11:00am

Questioning Christianity

Sunday, Oct 8 | 11a
Prayer Room of Soma Midtown | 2815 E 62nd St

We want Soma to be a safe place for people to explore faith, doubt, and the claims of Jesus. If you have questions or objections about the Christian faith, we invite you to join us for Questioning Christianity, an open Q&A time designed to give you space to ask questions and consider the claims of Christianity for yourself.

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Soma Kids Volunteer Summit
Oct
21
9:00am 9:00am

Soma Kids Volunteer Summit

Saturday, October 21 | 9a - 11:30a
Soma Church Midtown, 2815 E 62nd Street

The children of our church are maybe the most fertile ground for teaching, discipleship, and even evangelism we'll find at Soma. They come to church (almost) every week, ready for lessons and stories, ready to be cared for by the men and women who lead them.

You could have a place in that ministry.

On October 21, we'll hold a volunteer summit for current and interested Soma Kids volunteers. We'll discuss the vision for our Soma Kids ministry, talk about how to teach our lessons, and get feedback from you on what's working well and what you'd like to see differently in our Soma Kids ministry.

Child care will be provided, but you must register for it in advance. A light breakfast with snacks and coffee will be offered as well!

All current volunteers and those interested in volunteering with Soma Kids are invited to the event!

Registration link is coming soon!

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Sep
20
6:30pm 6:30pm

Soma Students Launch Party

Wednesday, September 20 | 6:30p
Mackinnon home | 5536 Overbrook Circle

We want to see the gospel of Jesus change middle- and high-school students across the Indianapolis metro area. For this to happen, we want to partner with families to disciple their students by cultivating meaningful relationships with others, challenging them to serve the common good, and teaching them practices that will help them encounter the presence and power of Jesus.

If you have a student in 5th-12th grade, please join us for our student ministry launch party!. Parents and students will have an opportunity to share a meal, meet new friends, and learn more about our strategy and schedule for this year.

Email Robin Mackinnon so we can expect you!

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Sep
10
10:00am10:00am

Soma Northwest is Launching September 10!

Sunday, September 10 | 10a

College Park Elementary School | 2811 Barnard St

On Sunday, September 10, Soma will launch her third congregation, on the northwest side of Indianapolis! Soma Northwest will be gathering at College Park Elementary School (2811 Barnard St). If you live on the northwest side or even just know someone who does, join us to celebrate our congregation’s launch!

And if you’d like to connect to the northwest community personally, email Bobby Barbour.

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Aug
27
10:00am10:00am

All-Congregational Gathering: Five-year anniversary!

Sunday, August 27 |  10a
Broad Ripple High School | 1115 Broad Ripple Ave.

On Sunday, August 27, we'll celebrate Soma's five-year anniversary with our next All-Congregational Gathering! We' hope you'll join us to celebrate God's grace to us over the course of our church's life and pray together into our vision for the future.

We'll have child care available for infants through pre-K. Register your children here!

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Jun
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

Ask Anything: Dating and Singleness Forum

Thursday, June 22 | 6:30p

141 N Highland Ave

Singleness and dating both bring serious challenges: they can be frustrating, discouraging seasons of life. On June 22, we’ll have a panel of one married couple and two single leaders share their experiences with dating and singleness, and answer questions.

There’s no registration, but email Trevor if you’re coming so we can know how many people to expect!

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May
7
4:00pm 4:00pm

Music Team Auditions

Sunday, May 7 |  Reply by Sunday, April 30
Soma Church Midtown, 2815 E 62nd St.

Sunday, May 7th with be music auditions for all Soma congregations. From drums to violin, all are welcomed on the Soma Music team.

If you are interested, please fill out this music team application  by April 30. If you have any further questions,  email Trevor St. Aubin. We hope to see you there!

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Apr
14
to Apr 16

Easter weekend 2017 - Downtown

Good Friday: Friday, April 14, 6:30p | Soma Downtown

Saturday Egg Hunt: Sat, April 15, 10:30a | Willard Park

Easter Sunday: April 16 | 9a & 11a

Easter weekend is a great opportunity not only to remind ourselves of the importance of Jesus' life and death for us, but also to invite friends and neighbors to visit our community. Join us for Good Friday and Easter Sunday services, and also for an egg hunt and cookout on Saturday!

Please think about whom you could invite to join us for this weekend. You can sign up to bring items to the cookout here.

 

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Apr
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Easter weekend 2017 - Midtown

Good Friday: Friday, April 14 | 6:30p

Saturday Egg Hunt: Sat, April 15, 10a | Soma Midtown

Easter Sunday: April 16 | 9a & 11a

Easter weekend is a great opportunity not only to remind ourselves of the importance of Jesus' life and death for us, but also to invite friends and neighbors to visit our community. Join us for Good Friday and Easter Sunday services, and also for an egg hunt and cookout on Saturday!

Please think about whom you could invite to join us for this weekend!

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Mar
12
11:00am11:00am

Soma Downtown DNA Intensive

Sunday, March 12 | 11a-12:30p
Soma Church Downtown | 2325 E New York Street

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a covenant member, getting baptized, next steps in your spiritual journey, or just why we do church the way we do it, Soma DNA is where we discuss these things!

We're offering a special "Intensive" where you can listen to the course material, then discuss it on one Sunday morning with Kent Livingston.

Email Megan Rogg to register and receive the course audio.

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Mar
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

Women's Storytelling Night: Finding Home in Community

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Friday, March 3|  7p-9p

Soma Midtown|  2815 E 62nd St

On Friday, March 3, we have an opportunity for the women of Soma’s congregations to gather, connect, and hear from the experience of other women in our church! This first evening is themed around “Finding Home in Community.” Bring a mug: we’ll have hot beverages and make a space for Soma women to connect with one another.

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Feb
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

Soma Northwest Vision Night

Sunday, Feb 26 | 6:30p-8p

Location TBA

Come worship and celebrate with us as we look forward to launching the Soma Northwest congregation in September.

Hear from our leadership about the vision of Soma Northwest, and our plans over the coming months.

Whether you are already a part of the Northwest community, or just want to check out what God is doing, we'd love for you to come!

Childcare will be provided.

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Money Talks Financial Workshop
Feb
25
9:00am 9:00am

Money Talks Financial Workshop

Saturday, February 25|  9a-12p
Soma Midtown|  2815 East 62nd Street

As part of our Soma Training Day, we want to offer a practical course for people interesting in stewarding their money more wisely. Led by financial professionals at Soma, this will be a time to get practical tips on how to think through budgeting, saving, and more!

The course is free, but we need participants to register early so the leaders can send out course materials beforehand.

Child care will be available for the Training Day.

Register here.

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Gospel Care Intensive
Feb
25
9:00am 9:00am

Gospel Care Intensive

Saturday, February 25 | 9a - 12p
Soma Church Midtown, 2815 E 62nd Street

The gospel changes everything. But how does the gospel change everything? How does something that happened two thousand years ago and half a world away affect my life? And how does it empower me to care for the people that God has brought into my life?

That's what we'll be discussing at the Gospel Care Intensive, taking place during our Feb 25 Soma Training Day. Child care will be available!

Register here.

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Feb
19
11:00am11:00am

Soma Midtown DNA Intensive

Sunday, February 19|  11a-12:30p
Soma Church Midtown|  2815 E 62nd Street

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a covenant member, getting baptized, next steps in your spiritual journey, or just why we do church the way we do it, Soma DNA is where we discuss these things!

We're offering a special "Intensive" where you can listen to the course material, then discuss it on one Sunday morning with Josh Stahley.

Email Megan Rogg to register and receive the course audio.

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Jan
15
10:30am10:30am

Soma 101: Midtown

Sunday, January 15 | Following Sunday Gatherings

Soma 101 is a short meeting, held once a month, that takes place after our Sunday Morning Worship Gatherings.  It's a place where you can hear more from us about who we are and what we believe.  It also allows you the opportunity to bring your questions before the leaders and staff in an informal way.  

If you're new to Soma and looking for ways to connect, this is the perfect place to start, so come join us! 

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ArtSpeak: January 2017
Jan
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

ArtSpeak: January 2017

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Thursday, January 12 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rabble Coffee, 2119 East 10th Street

ArtSpeak in its simplest form, is about rethinking beauty and its purpose. Creativity reflects the deep human desire for transcendence. We want to hear how artists in different mediums chase after it.

Each month, we bring in a different artist to talk about their craft. Whether it be music, paintings or writing, we want to give people a platform to talk about what they do and what inspires them. At the end of the day, we want to create a common-interest space where people can have honest conversations with one another about beauty. We want people to stop and think twice about beautiful things; to consider what creativity really means.

These monthly events are hosted downtown at Rabble Coffee.  

Contact Trevor at trevor@somaindy.com if you have any questions or comments in the meantime.

Hope to see you there!

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Soma 101: Downtown
Jan
8
10:30am10:30am

Soma 101: Downtown

Sunday, January 8 | Following Sunday Gatherings

Soma 101 is a short meeting, held once a month, that takes place after our Sunday Morning Worship Gatherings.  It's a place where you can hear more from us about who we are and what we believe.  It also allows you the opportunity to bring your questions before the leaders and staff in an informal way.  

If you're new to Soma and looking for ways to connect, this is the perfect place to start, so come join us! 

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Soma Midtown Eve of Eve Service
Dec
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

Soma Midtown Eve of Eve Service

Friday, December 23 | 6:30 pm
Soma Church Midtown, 2815 E 62nd Street

This year's Eve of Eve services will be on Friday, December 23rd at Soma Midtown and Soma Downtown as we corporately celebrate the apex of our Advent season - the birth of Christ! 

Note: With Christmas day falling on a Sunday this year, we will NOT have a worship gathering on Sunday, December 25th in order that all of us may enjoy time with our family and loved ones. We will resume our normal gathering schedule on January 1, 2017.  

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Soma Downtown Eve of Eve Service
Dec
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

Soma Downtown Eve of Eve Service

  • 445 North State Avenue Indianapolis, IN, 46201 United States (map)
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Friday, December 23 | 6:30 pm
Soma Church Downtown, 445 N State Avenue

This year's, Soma Downtown will have it's own Eve of Eve service on Friday, December 23rd at Westminster Presbyterian Church, about half a mile west of where we typically meet.  

The diagram below shows the building entrance (maked with a star) and three parking lots (yellow stripes) that we're able to use on the evening: one owned by Youth for Christ and two by Woodruff Place Baptist Church (both accessed from Walcott Avenue.  There's also parking along State Avenue, north of Sturm and on Sturm itself; but please save those space for those with children. 

 
 

We look forward to being together as we corporately celebrate the apex of our Advent season - the birth of Christ! 

Note: With Christmas day falling on a Sunday this year, we will NOT have a worship gathering on Sunday, December 25th in order that all of us may enjoy time with our family and loved ones. We will resume our normal gathering schedule on January 1, 2017. 

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2016 Women's Conference
Nov
12
9:00am 9:00am

2016 Women's Conference

Saturday, November 12 | 9a - 3:30p
Soma Church Midtown, 2815 East 62nd Street

Mark your calendars for the 2016 Women's Conference!  

This year's theme will be "Because of Christ".  We'll be delving into Philippians together, as we look at how Jesus changes everything!  We'll also hear stories from various Soma women about how knowing Jesus has not only impacted their head knowledge, but also their hearts!

Cost to attend is $15.  

Speakers:

Jody is an Indianapolis native, but has lived several other places in her adult life. She became a believer while living in Japan right after college. She worked with Cru for 11 years and went back to Japan for a year to work as a missionary. She met her husband Bobby in 2009 and now she’s not only a wife to Bobby, but a mom to Jack, Lucy, and Annie. Jody’s passions in life are Jesus and people. She enjoys caring for women as they develop a deeper love for Jesus and walk in the freedom of how He's specifically created them.

Deb Dunlevy was born in Indiana and grew up everywhere else. God has taken her on a journey through several states, a few career changes, and a decade in South America. She and her husband, Nate, are now proudly raising their three kids in Pike Township, where she's finding the unexpected joy of putting down roots. Deb works as an author and editor, and divides her time between writing, juggling Little League schedules, and loving on her community at Soma.

Robin MacKinnon, conference speaker, Soma Kids director, and Coke Zero addict, has a passion for equipping others to live abundantly in Christ! As a homeschooling mother of five she seeks to love her kids well and is married to an amazing man who keeps her laughing.

Jodi Sarver is married to Chris.  She has 4 children:  Lydia, Lucas, Abram and Annalise.  She has a B.S. in Psychology from Western Michigan University.  She worked with CRU, a campus ministry, for 22 years ministering to college students and developing CRU staff. She enjoys being outside, adventures with her family, rich Bible studies, and honest conversations over a Chai Tea Latte.

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Merciful Conference
Oct
13
9:00am 9:00am

Merciful Conference

Thursday, October 13 | 9:00am - 2:00pm
Soma Church Midtown, 2815 E 62nd Street

Equipping the church to help the poor find fullness of life in God's Kingdom.

“Merciful” is designed to begin addressing questions such as, "How can we as Christians be merciful without creating dependence?" and "How can we relieve financial emergencies and help people find long-term stability?". 

In this day-long workshop, we’ll offer a biblical perspective for helping individuals out of material poverty; we’ll also help churches move toward developing a mercy ministry that emphasizes economic and community development.

We'll have a full line-up of speakers including Dr. Carl Ellis who is currently serving as Associate Pastor for Cultural Apologetics at New City Fellowship Church in Chattanooga, TN and serves on numerous boards as a consultant on cultural matters.

For more information visit mercifulindy.com.

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Edge|X Conference
Oct
7
9:00am 9:00am

Edge|X Conference

Friday, October 7 -  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Grace Church, 5504 East 146th Street, Noblesville

Edge|X Conference is an event geared towards helping you multiplying your influence and impact by establishing and growing the leader and influencer in you!

On October 7th, nearly 2,000 emerging leaders, influencers, and executives will come together from across the country to multiply their leadership capacity. 

Leaders aren't just called to maintain their talents but to multiply them. Leaders will not only encounter thousands of lives but they will have the opportunity to influence thousands of lives. 

Multiply your influence, impact, network, value, and growth at this year's half-day, high-impact leadership conference.

Content Source: Edge Mentoring.  

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Soma Downtown Baptism Class
Oct
2
11:00am11:00am

Soma Downtown Baptism Class

Sunday, May 21 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Soma Church Downtown

Part of becoming a member at Soma is baptism: declaring a public commitment to Jesus by being immersed in water. This is an extremely important part of joining the public life of Christianity; it's also a convictional belief we have about the Christian life.

Downtown's next baptism class is Sunday, May 21, at 11a. The class doesn't obligate you to be baptized; you can come if you're just curious about it. Email Joseph if you're interested in participating!

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Artist Call-Out Luncheon
Aug
21
12:00pm12:00pm

Artist Call-Out Luncheon

Sunday, August 21 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Soma Church Midtown, Prayer Room

At Soma we value the Arts in our church and in our city. It is Soma's mission to connect the two. We are in the beginning stages of forming our Arts ministry and we want to keep you in the loop.

Join us on August 21st to hear about the beginnings of our Creative Arts Ministry, how you can get involved, and meet other artists at our church. 

Lunch will be provided.

Feel free to come and network with other artists at our church.  Please come with any questions or suggestions you may have. 

Contact Trevor at trevor@somaindy.com if you have any questions or comments in the meantime.

Click here to Register.  

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ArtSpeak: Mat Davis
Aug
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

ArtSpeak: Mat Davis

Thursday, August 11 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rabble Coffee, 2119 East 10th Street

ArtSpeak in its simplest form, is about rethinking beauty and its purpose. Creativity reflects the deep human desire for transcendence. We want to hear how artists in different mediums chase after it.

Each month, we bring in a different artist to talk about their craft. Whether it be music, paintings or writing, we want to give people a platform to talk about what they do and what inspires them. At the end of the day, we want to create a common-interest space where people can have honest conversations with one another about beauty. We want people to stop and think twice about beautiful things; to consider what creativity really means.

This month's featured artist is Mat Davis. Mat is an artist educator and representative with the Saint Dime Society on the Near Eastside. His artistic expression explores issues of injustice and everyday life through poetry, storytelling and improv.

These monthly events are hosted downtown at Rabble Coffee.  

Contact Trevor at trevor@somaindy.com if you have any questions or comments in the meantime.

Hope to see you there!

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Pop-Up Party
Aug
7
11:15am11:15am

Pop-Up Party

Sunday, August 7 | 11:15 am | Soma Midtown

Join us at Soma Midtown for a pop-up party on the front lawn following the 10:00 gathering on Sunday, August 7th.  

Here's how it works:  You pack a blanket and lunch for your crew.  We'll provide some fun games (for kids + adults), music, tables/chairs and water.

Hope to see you there!

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Back-to-School Fair
Aug
6
11:00am11:00am

Back-to-School Fair

  • Soma Downtown (Westminster Services Center) (map)
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Saturday, August 6 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm | Next Door to Soma Downtown

On August 6th, Soma Downtown is partnering with our neighbor, Family Bible Church Indy, to help in offering a cookout, school supplies, and health screenings to our community to help kids go back to school healthy and well!

Right now, we're still looking for volunteers to come and provide food and activities for the day. Check here for a signup sheet for needed items; email Megan if you're interested in helping with our booth.

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