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September Upcoming Events


September 1st, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – Beaver Valley Band Meeting
There will be a meeting on September 1st immediately following church in the music room. Please come to get more information and discuss practice dates.  All generations are welcome!  Let’s see if the old North Star band (a significant piece of BVLC’s history) can come back to life! Any questions, contact Gingi 321-9249.

September 1st, 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 1s and he will fill you in on the details.

September 2nd, Monday – Labor Day – Office Closed

September 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.

September 4th, Wednesday, 6:45 p.m. – Confirmation Kick Off
All 6th-9th graders and their parents will meet for this important meeting.  We will get every child registered and given their confirmation packet and new materials for the year.  Pastor Greg will talk about this coming year’s “I Send You” confirmation classes (6th-8th) as well as speak briefly about the schedule for our 9th graders who will be working on their final assignment this fall in preparation for their Sunday, October 27th Confirmation Service.

September 4th, Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. – Adult Choir Begins
After a summer vacation, the BVLC Adult Choir will get started again on this first Wednesday in September.  Thanks again to director Shelly Berg and accompanist, Gingi Hanson for their leadership of this important worship team.  New voices always welcome!

September 8th, Sunday, 10:35 a.m. – Rally Sunday!
The hallways will be filled with energy and fun as children are registered, their pictures taken, meeting their teachers and singing in the choir.  ALL of our youth will mark this as the beginning for a new year of faithful learning and serving!

September 8th, 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.

September 12th, Thursdays, 7:00 a.m. – Men’s Breakfast
Men, we’re getting started again!  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. 

September 12th, Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 150th Committee Meeting
This small group is working at getting the framework and the subsequent time-line put together for our 2022-2023 observance of Beaver Valley’s one hundred and fiftieth celebration.  As we draw closer to key dates, more and more of us will be needed to help support the events and services that will happen. Thanks to all!

September 12th, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. – Church Council Meeting
The church council will meet to conduct monthly business on this second Thursday of September. 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.

September 14th, Saturday, 10:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Pigskin Classic Biz Bash
A congregation is a part of the community within which it is located.  Let’s be sure to be mindful of this fun and impactful day for Brandon. WELCA will have a booth at this Brandon event (previously known as the Brandon Expo / Crazy Days)

September 15th, Sunday, 8:45 a.m. – The “Peace” Parish Life Group Meeting
The last quarter of the year is soon upon us.  The word will go out that the last almost forty households will meet in support of the various hospitality needs of our congregation.  Thanks everyone for chipping in when your PLG takes the lead.

September 15th, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – Guest Pastor Wayne Gallipo
Pastor Wayne Gallipo continues to guide and serve the St. Dysmas prison congregation—a partnership ministry of this congregation.  He will come and preach and remind us that, yes, through our support of social ministry outposts like his, we are God’s light shining in dark places. 

September 15th, Sunday, 10:35 a.m. -First Full Day of Sunday School, Middle School Youth and Sr. High Youth
Our new Sunday School format for this year will be noticeably different: many more adults have committed to teaching our children for a portion of the year.  On this first full Sunday of Sunday school, our children will be reminded that Jesus is the Good Shepherd who always goes and looks for the lost sheep!  Yet more help is needed especially if there are adults and confirmation and Sr. High aged youth willing to help craft a great Christmas Program.  Just let the church office or any board of education member know if you can help for five Sundays getting the Christmas program put together. 

September 15th, Sunday, 2:00 pm – Bridal shower for Kortney Fisher
Attention ALL women of BVLC. Bridal shower for Kortney Fisher on Sunday, September 15th at 2:00 pm in the fellowship hall.  Kortney is the future bride of Tanner Jacobson and daughter-in-law of Twyla and Jeff Voldseth.  The couple is registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Let’s spread some BVLC love.

September 17th, 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.

September 17th, Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. – Women of the ELCA Fall Leadership Conference
We encourage not only current but potential WELCA officers and other local women church leaders to attend.
5-6pm Light meal served (RSVP by September 6th), 6-8pm Meeting with training.
Questions, contact Cheryl Lundeen at clundeen@midco.net or 605-201-3102 (see article)

September 17th, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – New Member Class Begins
Help spread the word! If you are interested in becoming a member of Beaver Valley, please let Pastor Greg know or call the church office.

September 18th, Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m. – First Night of Confirmation
With a new set of “I Send You” lessons in hand, and with a full slate of confirmation guides again committed to learn along-side our 6th-8th graders, this year will begin with an in-depth study of Holy Communion.

September 19th, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Women’s “gather” Bible Study
Order your copy of gather (either on-line or with a mail-in form) and jump in this September for the start to a yearlong bible study series. Just come and be a part of things as Pastor Greg will lead the evening conversations.

September 21st, 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.

September 24th, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – New Member Class #2
This night we talk about doctrine…what it is we believe and how that impact the way in which we engage this world as followers of Christ. 

September 29th, Sunday, 9:30 a.m.—Bible Sunday
On this Sunday we continue the tradition of giving bibles to our Pre-K, 3rd and 6th grader youth.  These three classes of children along with their parents will be a part of this milestone ministry event during worship.