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January Upcoming Events


January 1st, Wednesday – Happy New Year!

January 2nd, 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. 

January 5th, Sunday – NO SUNDAY SCHOOL

January 5th, 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.

January 7th, 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.

January 8th, Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m. – Confirmation
We come back together in the new year and continue the work of learning about the various parts of worship as we work, also, at writing our own worship service!  We will also talk about the need for middle school workers to be present in the church on Sunday, January 19th for a special “servant Sunday.”   

January 8th, 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!

January 9th, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. – Education Meeting

January 9th, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. – Church Council Meeting
The church council will meet to conduct monthly business on this second Thursday of January.  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. 

January 10th-12th, Friday – Sunday – Annual Women’s Retreat
This year we are headed to Swan Lake near Viborg.  Dates are Jan 10-12 with the option of arriving Thursday.  A $50 deposit holds your spot!!  We all enjoy a wonderful weekend of socializing and doing whatever we desire, reading, knitting, playing majong, visiting, quilting, napping and relaxing.  Hope if you never joined us you will consider joining us.  Make a check out for $50 to Swan Lake and mail or give to me.  Twyla Voldseth

January 14th, 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.

January 16th, 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

January 18th, 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.

January 19th, Sunday, 10:35 a.m. – Middle School Servant Day & Pizza Party
Our middle schoolers will split into two groups after worship.  One group will come with painting clothes on and prepare to finish painting the library.  The other group will come with comfortable clothes on and will be asked to help with the setup for the following Sunday’s All Youth Benefit Dinner.

January 26th, Sunday, 10:45 a.m. – 2019 Annual Meeting
We will get started with the Annual Meeting of the congregation right at 10:45 a.m.  PLEASE come with the report having been read so that we can move efficiently through an important meeting.  At this important meeting Beaver Valley members will vote on the 2020 mission plan as well as the proposal to allow a morning pre-school to begin offering its services within our building.  Copies of the annual report will be available on Sunday, January 12th.

January 26th, Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – All Youth Benefit Dinner
This once-a-year big fund raiser for our youth will start as soon as our Annual Meeting is adjourned. (see poster in this Tidings)