PO Box 128, Brandon, SD 57005-0128 Sunday Worship 9:30 am • Sunday School 10:30 am • Coffee Fellowship 10:30 am

August Upcoming Events

August 1st – Thursdays, 7:00 a.m. – NO Men’s Breakfast
No Men’s Breakfast through August. We will start again with Men’s Breakfasts on Thursday, September 12th (The first Thursday after Rally Sunday).

August 4th – Sunday, 4:00 p.m. – Worship at Bethany
This is a monthly, Holy Communion worship service led by Pastor Greg.  He appreciates the fact that volunteers help him serve communion each month.  If you are interested in helping at this service, please contact Pastor Greg before the 4th and he will fill you in on the details.

 August 6th, Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. – Yoga classes
Yoga meets two different times on Tuesdays with Beaver Valley’s own Gingi Hanson. Through meditation, stretching, and breathing techniques, you will be led to a sense of peace and well-being. All are welcome. If you have questions, please contact Gingi at 582-6448.

 August 6th, Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.—Helping Hands Worship
Approximately once a month, Pastor Greg leads worship at the Helping Hands assisted living center in Brandon.  You are always welcome to join him and others for this small, devotional service.

August 7th, Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. – Outdoor Worship
This summer, we will again gather for worship on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.  We are going to recommit to making sure that a campfire is lit as often as possible with some s’mores being enjoyed around the campfire after worship is over.  There will occasionally be guest campfire worship leaders.  Bring your lawn chairs and remind your neighbors, especially those who were gone over the weekend to join you!

 August 8th, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. – Church Council Meeting
The church council will meet to conduct monthly business on this second Thursday of July.  Members of Beaver Valley are always welcome to sit in on these meetings. Any business or concerns that you would like to present to the council should be made known to church council president, Gary Parker, at any time.

 August 17th, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – Art GatheringBring your supplies and join other art enthusiasts on the 3rd Sat. morning of each month in the Fellowship Hall at 9am.  This is a great time for those who enjoy doing artwork-watercolor painting, acrylics, drawing etc. – to gather to work on their projects and to learn from and inspire one another. Questions – call Sylvia Benson, 582-6795.

August 18th, Sunday, 9:30 a.m.—Blessing of the Backpacks!
This has become a simple tradition here at Beaver Valley as in many congregations.  We turn the children’s sermon into something a bit more:  a blessing of the children and all adults involved in education at the start of another school year.  So, yes, children bring your backpacks for a blessing and take home a little token to remind you that God promises to go with you wherever you go! (Also, after worship during the coffee hour, we gather outside to husk the corn that will be prepared for our corn feed later in the day.)

 August 18th, Sunday, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Annual Sweet Corn Social
This is our congregation’s big, “front door” event of the year.  We welcome hundreds of our neighbors who come to experience Beaver Valley’s hospitality.  PLEASE be a part of this important evangelism event in some way!  (Sign-up sheets are posted in the church hallway—see the article in this Tidings to get all the information.)

 August 20th, Tuesday—Fall Handbook deadline
Our September edition of the Tidings is expanded a bit to include October, November, and even a few December highlights. So, please be working to help the office turn the handbook into something useful by getting to us as much information about events for the last four months of the year. Thanks! 

 August 28, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.—The Final OUTDOOR worship service of the summer. (Hotdogs/S’more’s)
The suggestion has been made that we have the fire lit a bit earlier and we have some good beef hotdogs, some fresh buns, and bags of chips available for folks to come by 6:15 p.m. to enjoy a simple bite before worship begins at 7:00 p.m.  Bring your own beverage!  Let’s end the summer worship season with a nice crowd. 

 August 28, Wednesday, 8:00 p.m.—Informational meeting on the 2021, Senior High National Youth Gathering
First of all, why don’t you come for the last outdoor worship service of the summer, then stay for this important first meeting for those who might be interested in attending the 2021 National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis, MN.  (see article)