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February Calendar of Events


February 3rd, Sunday, 9:30 a.m.–“To Be A MVP!”
On this Super Bowl Sunday, let’s pack the house with our kids in the pew (remember your Spark Bibles!) and consider God’s calling of the prophet Jeremiah and our own baptismal callings to be a Most Valuable Prophet.

February 3rd, Sunday, 4:00 p.m.—Bethany Chapel
Let’s keep reminding one another that Beaver Valley’s new Sunday on the calendar is the first Sunday of each month with the worshipping community “up” at Bethany. This day and time means that we will be leading Holy Communion each month. If anyone wishes to help Pastor Greg with the distribution of Holy Communion, please let him know.

February 5th, Tuesdays, 3:00 p.m.—Pastor’s Text Study
On almost every Tuesday afternoon, up to a half dozen pastors gather in the Beaver Valley kitchen to work on the coming Sunday’s preaching texts. Even as the 4:00 p.m. yoga group arrives, we keep conversing and sometimes debating what it is God might be wanting the good people of parishes from Sioux Falls, Dell Rapids, Garretson, Valley Springs and Brandon might need to hear. Your prayers over and for this “bunch” are appreciated!

February 5th, Tuesdays, 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.—Yoga
Beaver Valley continues to be the destination for several, faithful groups of yoga participants. Our Gingi Hanson leads these sessions and is always willing to talk with anyone who might be interested in joining in. (Her phone number: 605-321-9249)

February 6th, Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m.—Confirmation
We continue into the winter with our work on the Ten Commandments. On Wednesday evening, February 27, our twenty five kids will take their Ten Commandments quiz (just prior to their large group event).

 February 7th, Thursdays, 7:00a.m.—Men’s Breakfast
Men, jump in anytime for a good meal and conversations on Thursday mornings at Tailgators!

February 9th, Saturday, 5:00-9:00p.m.—“Celebrating Love”
Please read the article in this Tidings describing this fourth annual event. The deadline for registering for this night out in Luverne, MN is Sunday, February 3rd!

February 10th, Sunday, 10:45 a.m.—WELCA officers meeting
First worship, then a cup of coffee, then a chance for leaders of the women’s group to meet and plan.

February 10th, Sunday, 3:00 p.m.—Youth FUN event!
Both our middle school youth group (thanks Julie Wright!) and our Senior High youth group (thanks Derek Hanson!) will gather for some fun and games and eating and even a little large group talking about “growing up in the faith” with the help of a video from Ken Davis (Christian teacher and comedian). Just come and have fun!

February 14, Thursday, 7:00 p.m.—Church council
Our congregation’s newly configured church council will meet on their usual second Thursday of the month. Newly elected president of the congregation, Gary Parker, with new vice-president, Janet Andersen, will provide new leadership in the coming year. Continued thanks to Kathy Reisenweber and Stacy Soldatke who continue in their roles as Secretary and Treasurer of the church, respectively.

February 16, Saturday, 9:00 a.m.—Beaver Valley Art Gathering
This small group always has fun working on their various art projects side-by-side. Always room for more! Contact Sylvia Benson with questions (605) 759-0975.

February 17, Sunday, 9:30 a.m.—Anxious About Nothing order deadline
If you wish to order through the church office a copy of Max Lucado’s book, Anxious about Nothing, which provide the framework and overarching themes for our March-April Lenten worship, please register on the bulletin board in the main hallway of the church by this Sunday. Cost: $12.50.

February 27, Wednesday, 6:45 p.m.—Confirmation Large Group Event
First, our Ten Commandments quiz, then some kind of large group fun/social/servant event together. The youth and their faithful, adult guides will decide what this night will be!