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November Upcoming Events

November 3rd, Sunday – Daylight Saving Time Ends
Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour before you go to bed Saturday night!

November 3rd, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – First Communion Sunday
It is a special All Saints/Holy Communion Sunday as another class of students receive their First Communion.  Come and wrap them in the prayers of the church as they discover more fully yet the grace of God for God’s people.

November 3rd, Sunday, 10:45 a.m. – W.E.L.C.A. meeting
The women of Beaver Valley are invited to gather for their monthly meeting during the coffee hour.  The meeting will be held in the music room.

November 3rd, Sunday, 10:35 a.m.—Christmas Program Kickoff
All of our Sunday School children and parents will be asked to move directly to the front of the sanctuary after worship is over.  We will let our First Communion fifth and sixth graders get their pictures taken, then we will gather for a fun start to our Christmas Program, “Good News—It’s Christmas!”  This is the Sunday when we will firm up reading and acting parts for the older children, get costumes assigned and most importantly, get the CD’s handed out so that all of the children can start learning their music.  THANKS in advance for making this Sunday a priority.

November 3rd – 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 3rd and he will fill you in on the details.

November 5th, 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.

November 5th, 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.

November 6th, Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m. – Confirmation
We will be finishing up our first unit on Holy Communion.  There will be a short quiz at the end of class.

 November 6th, Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. – Adult Choir
Practice continues for the Christmas Cantata which will be performed on December 8th. Shelly Berg (director) and Gingi Hanson (accompanist) will provide the musical talents required to bring our Beaver Valley adult choir to life! New voices are always welcome!

November 7th, 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. 

November 10th, Sunday, 9:30 a.m.—Children’s Choir sings!
This will be the second time for this Sunday School choir to sing.  This will be a special Sunday for us as we will be welcoming three members of our congregation to preach on “unity”.

November 10th, Sunday, 10:35 a.m. Christmas Program Practice begins
With five Sundays on the calendar in which to be ready for the experience of telling the Christmas story, our fall Sunday School Spark Lectionary lessons will give way to weeks of Christmas program practice.  More than learning the music, our kids and the adult team of Christmas program coordinators will work on the full staging of this program which will be presented as the message for worship on Sunday, December 15th.

November 11th, Monday – Honoring All Who Served
On this Veteran’s Day, we pause and give thanks for those who have served our Country in times of war and peace.

November 13th, Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. – National Youth Gathering Meeting
IMPORTANT…all current 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th graders will meet with their parents for a National Youth Gathering organizational meeting on Wednesday evening, November 13th at 8:00 p.m.  We will meet in the Fellowship Hall.  This June, 2021 NYG trip is coming fast so it’s time to make commitments and begin the fun!

November 14th, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. – Church Council Meeting
The church council will meet to conduct monthly business on this second Thursday of November.  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.

November 16th, 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.

November 16th, Saturday, 4:30 p.m.—Bethany Foundation Banquet
This annual banquet is a fun time and a good cause! We are shooting for two full tables again of Beaver Valley members to gather in support of our Bethany ministry. (see article)

November 17th, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – Beaver Valley’s Band plays!
This brave effort is worth praying over and gladly receiving. Dust has been blown off of more than one instrument and they are sounding good!  Miracles are happening under the direction of Gingi Hanson!

November 17th, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – Confirmation Kids Music
This group of five confirmands has offered to sing during worship and will bring a song fitting our congregation’s “In-Gathering” Sunday. 

November 17th, Sunday, 11:15 a.m. – Congregational Church Potluck
On this festive day, we will first gather for good conversation over a cup of coffee as we wait for our Sunday School rehearsal and Middle School youth and Sr. High youth groups to wrap things up before we join in a hearty, potluck meal.  (please see article for hosting details)

November 21st, Thursday, 6:30 p.m. – Education Meeting
We will be focusing on the Christmas Program at this Education Meeting.

November 21st, 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

November 27-29th, Wednesday-Friday – Thanksgiving Break
There will be no Wednesday night activities in the church on this Wednesday prior to the celebration of Thanksgiving.  The church office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and as always on the Friday of that week. 

November 28th, Thursday – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!