August Newsletter

This newsletter is put together and written by Gracie Jaspersen, Pennie Jaspersen & Chloe Shelton


A new month has now started, August! The birthday that has happened already was Kevin Wyrick, and the Birthdays coming up are Pastor Dick’s, Calilynn Page’s, and last but not least Russell Bruton’s! If you see them around church, wish them a Happy Birthday! The men in the our church played in a softball league for the church! They placed Second, but played against very young players, which gave the winning team the better chance of winning, of course! The church potluck is on the 12th, it will be hosted at the church at 5:30, next Saturday. The main meal will be provided, but you can still bring a dessert, snack, or a drink! The men’s meeting is happening on the 8th and the 22nd! have a great rest of the month!

Dad Jokes

Why do math books always look so sad? They are full of problems.

Who is the leader of the school supplies? The ruler.

What’s the difference between a teacher and a train? A teach says, “Spit out that gum” and the train says “Chew! Chew!

Verse of the Month

“For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from the beginning of time – to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.”
2 Timothy 1:9

Family of the Month

The family of the month are the Maynards. Corey and Angie have been married for 25 years and have 3 kids; Tanner is a new adult at 19 and his sister, Alexis, is in a similar position at 18. They’re both graduates. Triston is the youngest at 16. Corey and Angie have been married for 25 years and have been going to our church for the same amount of time. Corey owns True Vision Construction with his brother Justin. Angie is Beacon of Hope’s secretary but does way beyond that title! She has been working this for the church for 17 years! They enjoy playing sand volleyball and any other sports they can get their hands on. They are a generous family and a joy to be around.

Mountains and Valleys


  • Ashley and Anthony Page put their house on the market
  • Chloe Shelton was chosen for a competitive volleyball team
  • Kayla and Joe Villarreal acquired a big harvest in their garden


  • Toby Shelton went to the ER for a breathing issue
  • Pennie Jaspersen was sick

Tasty Treats

Summer is coming to an end and all the kiddos are aout to go back to school. Although everything is going back to its regular pace, that doesn’t mean that dinner isn’t still a hassle! In fact, this easy dinner recipe will prepare for those lazy days when you come home from work or maybe you’ve been home the whole day and the kids are hungry after a long day of school. Here it is.


  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetable
  • 1 shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 2 tubes biscuit dough

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (180 C). In a large pot over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the onion, stir until softened. Whisk in the flour, stirring constantly to prevent the flour from browning. Whisk in the chicken broth, salt, and pepper. Continue to whisk until no lumps remain. Whisk in the heavy cream. bring to a light simmer until the sauce has thickened slightly. Test for additional salt/pepper. Add the mixed vegetables and shredded chicken, stir until fully incorporated. Transfer to a 9×13-inch (23x33cm) baking dish. Evenly top with 12 pieces of biscuit dough (you will have extra biscuits, which can be baked off separately). Bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes, until the biscuits are golden and the gravy mixture is bubbling. Cool slightly before serving. That’s it! This delicious recipe is something you can do in a cinch! Hope y’all enjoy it!