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

June Upcoming Events

June 1st, Saturday – Megan Johnson & Alex Knust Wedding
A 4:30 p.m. wedding ceremony is planned.  The couple thanks the congregation for their prayers and support.  Megan is the daughter of Pastor Greg and Nancy Johnson.  She is Marrying Alex Knust, son of Doug and Judy Knust of Chamberlain, SD.

June 4th, 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.

June 5th, Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. – Outdoor Worship Begins
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!

June 6th, Thursdays, 7:00 a.m. – Men’s Breakfast
Men, 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. 

June 7th – 9th, Friday – Sunday – VBS “Yee-Haw”
This weekend event is taking shape thanks to the hard work of many.  The board of education along with the women of the church (food and snacks) are getting ready to fully support another early summer chance to help our kids grow in their faith.  IF YOU HAVE TIME TO HELP IN ANY WAY, PLEASE CONTACT APRIL PROHL VIA E-MAIL:  aj1775@hotmail.com 

June 12th, Wednesday, 7:45 p.m. – Bethany Befrienders Training
Sharon Richards, new director of Life Enrichment and Activities at Bethany Home Brandon, has agreed to come and spend some time with those from Beaver Valley who are interested in volunteering up at Bethany.  This training time will not be just for those who are interested in what we have called “Bethany Befrienders” work.  This one-on-one companionship program is a good way to be of service, but it is not the only way that a person can volunteer in support of the Bethany ministry.  Please let Pastor Greg/church office know if you plan to attend this Wednesday evening training session.

June 13th, Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – WELCA Leaders Meeting
At Sue Johannsen’s house.

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

June 15th, 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.

June 16th, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – Father’s Day
Father’s Day is another great day to stop and celebrate the importance of the lives of parents.  As we do on Mother’s Day, we will give thanks for the parent who prayerfully raises their child in the faith through simple and dialing kindnesses offered to their kids.

June 23rd, Sunday – Mid Sommar Celebration!
The Church Council has approved plans for a simple but fun Mid Sommar Sunday this year.  The day will begin with a special coffee hour before worship!

8:30 a.m. come for egg coffee and some special treats.
9:30 a.m. head up for worship at 9:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. then there will be a second chance for a cup of coffee following worship (just coffee this time) as we wait for the Dinner Bell to ring at 11:00 a.m.

With restricted use of the church kitchen all through the month of June, it was decided to have Tony Catering do the grilling of pork loin and chicken breasts for us.  All the other fixings will come together and make this a fun, sit-outdoors-if-you-like celebration of God’s creation.

June 23rd, Sunday – Kids go to Shetek Bible Camp
It is no small thing to report that eighteen youth from Beaver Valley (ages 3rd grade – 8th grade) will be heading off to Bible camp on this Sunday afternoon.  Some parents have already contacted the church office and informed us of their need to deliver their child to camp without carpooling from the church.  All other youth and parents are invited to gather at the church to load and leave for Shetek Bible Camp by 1:30 p.m.  Each household should know what it owes by the time their child heads to Shetek.  FINAL PAYMENT WILL BE MADE BY EACH CHILD/PARENT AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION.  Gifting by Beaver Valley members has reduced each campers cost by $185 this year!  Thanks everyone for your generous support of fund raisers for our youth throughout the year.  If you do not know what your remaining balance is contact the Church Office (NOT Shetek) for that information.

June 25th, Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. – Pastor Greg at Helping Hand Assisted Living
About every six weeks Pastor Greg leads morning chapel at Helping Hands.  These short, half hour long services are a gift we as a congregation share with the Brandon community.  Currently our member, Terry Knutson is a resident at Helping Hands.