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

February Upcoming Events

February 1st, Saturday – Library update, 2-4:00 pm
We will be going through the library items in order to update it. If you would like to help, there is a sign-up sheet outside of the church office.

February 2nd, Sunday—CONFIRMATION Super Bowl Party!
Erin Olesen, Michael & Jessica Gross, and Pastor Greg will organize this gathering.  Bring your favorite breakfast cereal and favorite bowl and we will enjoy some pre-game conversation.  The devotional thought for the day, “greatest moments in a life of faith.”  (see article in this Tidings) 

February 2nd, 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 1st and he will fill you in on the details.

February 4th, Tuesday – No Yoga Today

February 5th, Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m. – Confirmation

February 5th, Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. – Adult Choir
Shelly Berg (director), Gingi Hanson (accompanist) and members of the adult choir are back practicing new songs to perform in the new year! New voices are always welcome!

February 6th, Thursdays, 7:00 a.m. – Men’s Breakfast
This is our chance for some “small group” time. We meet at Tailgators restaurant for good food and fellowship and some faith talk mixed in.  Our numbers are growing!  Come and join in. We order right away and folks can leave when they need to leave. 

February 9th, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – Allison’s Liturgical Dance during worship It’s getting to be an annual tradition as we welcome this dance team on a Sunday morning.  Their kind performance leads us into worship!

February 9th, Sunday, 2:00 p.m. – Free concert by Offut Brass
The Brandon Valley Performing Arts Center and the Brandon Valley Journal are teaming up to bring a free concert to Brandon at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. The United Air Force Heartland of American Band’s Offut Brass will be in concert. They will perform patriotic, Broadway and classical selections.  Tickets are available online at www.eventbrite.com or at the BV Journal office, 1404 E. Cedar St. 

February 11th, 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.

February 13th, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. – Church Council Meeting
The church council will meet to conduct monthly business on this second Thursday of February.  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.

February 14th, Friday – Happy Valentine’s Day!  

February 15th, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – Art Gathering
Bring 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.

February 16th, Sunday, 10:35 a.m. – NO Sunday School

February 20th, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. – Women’s “Gather” Bible Study
We continue to meet on the third Thursday of the month. This is a group anyone can join at any time.  I hope for a music room full of women of the church as we work to support one another in faith.  Pastor Greg

February 23rd, Sunday, 10:35 a.m. – Middle School Servant Day & Pizza Party
The youth will continue to put the finishing touches on a refreshed library as well as help with some cleanup and maybe even some painting in the lower level classrooms. And of course, PIZZA for lunch!  You will see most of our twenty-six 6th, 7th and 8th graders on Sunday, February 23, cleaning and painting!

February 25th, 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.

February 26th, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday Meal/Worship
This is a night that ought not be missed.  First, a simple meal beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Then, at 6:45 p.m., we will gather for the powerful, traditional, Holy Communion-with-ashes-on-our-forehead night up in our Sanctuary.  We will again hear from Max Lucado—this year’s video series, “How Happiness Happens,” is a call to serve others. Invite neighbors to be a part of this powerful night of confession, with the Easter promise of forgiveness becoming our Lenten work.  

February 29th, Saturday, 5:00 p.m. – Celebrating Love – Spring Brook Golf Course Club House
This night of good food and good conversations is becoming a fun tradition here at Beaver Valley.  Please set aside the evening of Saturday, February 29th and join others over at the Spring Brook Golf Course (Beaver Creek, MN).  This will be a night in which we cater in a buffet (two meat choices) / $22.50 per person along with some fun desserts.  Pastor Greg is working on some leap-year, after dinner thoughts about the importance of remembering to mark the “rare” days in life.