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March Upcoming Events


March 1st, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – Church Council Installation
This moment—when our twelve church council members stand before us and are prayed for—is an important time for our congregation.  It is not only a day to call upon God and ask for blessings upon the work of those willing to serve as leaders in the church, it is a chance for all members to take seriously our shared commitment to the growth of our ministry.

March 1st, 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.

March 3rd, 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 26th –April 1st, Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. Meal; 6:45 p.m. –
Lenten Mid-week Worship
Please take note of the full page article on our “How Happiness Happens” preaching series in this issue of the Tidings.  Every household is asked to participate in one of the Wednesday evening meals.  THANKS Beaver Valley! 

March 4th, Wednesdays, 6:00 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!

March 5th, 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.   

March 5th, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. – 150th Committee Meeting

March 8th, Sunday, Daylight Savings Time Begins
Time to Spring Forward! Don’t forget to set your clocks one hour ahead before you go to bed Saturday night! 

March 8th, Sunday, 10:35 a.m. – Preschool Open House after church
We can help spread the word about the relocation of the Small Wonders Preschool into our facility.  Church member Brittany Gerovac is the teacher and will provide a nice connection into the history of our congregation.

March 9th, Monday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Preschool Open House

March 10th, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – New Member Class #1
The time has come again to invite those who are interested in learning more about Beaver Valley Lutheran, and perhaps then deciding to come on board as new members, to gather for three evening visits.  Please contact Pastor Greg Johnson (940-5875) if you are planning on attending these new member sessions.

March 12th, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. – Church Council Meeting
We welcome Pastor Laura Phillips tonight on behalf of Shetek Lutheran Ministries.
The church council will meet to conduct monthly business on this second Thursday of March.  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. 

March 15th, Sunday, 8:45 a.m. – Parish Life Group “HOPE” meets
This 2nd PLG will look out over April, May, June, and consider the life of our parish.  A list of members in the “HOPE” group, are listed in this month’s Tidings!

March 15th, Sunday, 2:00 p.m. – Spring Crossroads Conference Assembly – Trinity Lutheran Church in Tea

March 17th, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – New Member Class #2

March 21st, 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.

March 22nd, Sunday, 12:30-3:30 p.m. – Church Council Retreat
Once a year the council gathers to prayerfully engage in a topic of conversation pertinent to the ministry that is ours.  This year we will spend our time making sure we are aware of each committee’s goals for 2020 as well as talk deeply about a challenging article entitled, “Will the ELCA be Here in 30 years?”  This provoking article challenges us to consider how it is we “do” the gospel in changing times (all the while recognizing that people are just the same as they have always been). Prayers for the council are asked for.  

March 24th, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – New Member Class #3 

March 29th, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – New Members Received
We will again welcome those who have found a place in our congregation and are making commitments to work with us side-by-side.  Please take the time on this day to introduce yourselves!   

March 29th, Sunday, 6:00 p.m. – Lawn mower “Thank you” Supper at Pizza Ranch
The cemetery committee has decided to take all of the lawn-mowers from last year’s crew out for a Thanks You supper!  This past summer we tried a new, tag-team method of taking care of our substantial church grounds.  The committee wants to get feedback on this process as well as look ahead with new plans for the coming summer.