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

July Upcoming Events

July 2nd, 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.

July 3rd, 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!

July 4th, Thursday – Independence Day – Office Closed
It’s a celebration of FREEDOM!  A great time to be with others and enjoy a grilled hot dog or burger and take in a fireworks display or the old fashioned Lennox, SD parade.  Here in the church, not a bad time to pause and give thanks for the freedom that is our because of what Christ has done.  A good fourth of July bible reading:  Galatians 5:1

July 4th – August, Thursdays, 7:00 a.m. – NO Men’s Breakfast
No Men’s Breakfast through July & August. We will start again with Men’s Breakfasts on Thursday, September 12th (The first Thursday after Rally Sunday).

July 11th, 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. 

July 14th, Sunday, 10:45 a.m. – WELCA Meeting
There are a lot of good things happening that require the inputs of all of the women of the congregation.  Please set time aside to be at this important, mid-year meeting.

July 16th – July 23rd, Pastor Greg on Study leave.
The Church Council has already heard of my plans to work this summer on finishing my writing of a three year curriculum for confirmation entitled, “I Send You.”  Last year was a trial run for this style of teaching and I liked the results!  So, I appreciate a solid of week of time off in retreat trying to get this project done for the years to come.   Thanks to Pastor Ray Heidenson for handling worship. Thanks!  Pastor Greg

July 20th, 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.

July 26th, Friday, 5:30 p.m. – Canaries Game w/ Fireworks
Thanks again to Micheal and Jessica Gross for sponsoring this event!  FREE Tickets into the game for Beaver Valley members who sign up in advance.  (Sign-up on the board just outside the office)

July 30, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.—Youth ministry summit
I will be reaching out to parents who have children (infant through high school) to attend this evening conversation.  I hear it from everyone:  our world is changing and we have to find new ways to make sure we are passing along the faith to our children in effective ways.  This will be as urgent a meeting as I have ever been a part of.  No guilt.  Just honest conversation about the culture in which we live; the pace of the lives of our young;  the realities of parenting; all to discover some new ways that we as a congregation can be effective in teaching our kids that they are the ones who are “sent” to be Christ’s hands and feet in this world.  Child Care will be provided.  A letter will be sent asking for an RSVP from each household as to whether or not this Tuesday night will work.  A second date may be chosen for those who are not able to attend the July 30th meeting.   Thankful for the Spirit’s ability to guide us into new beginnings.   Pastor Greg