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August 2022
Monument Family,

Welcome to the month of August! The eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar literally means “inspiring reverence or admiration.” I’m praying that this month will live up to its name in our lives as a church family. The Psalmist once cried out “Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the people of the world revere Him” (Psalm 33:8). May each day of this month inspire us fear and revere the Lord. Let’s live each one of the next thirty-one days respecting the Lord’s power and authority and being in awe of the One who has saved us out of the depths of His love, mercy, and grace.

The arrival of August always reminds me that summer is quickly slipping away. August paves the way for students preparing to go back to school and the long-anticipated return of football (Go Big Red!). August is always a pivotal month for our church family and filled with many special events.

  • Leadership & Budget – Copies of the 2022-2023 leadership candidate bios and proposed budget are now available on the welcome center in the church lobby. Jerry Pierce (deacon candidate), Sean McCracken (deacon candidate), and Josh Lively (elder candidate) are being presented to the membership for reaffirmation. All three of these men have been examined in the areas of character, competence, & chemistry, serving faithfully in these leadership roles over the past three years, and deemed qualified to serve for another term by the elder team. If any member has information that calls into question their biblical qualifications to serve in their respective leadership position should bring this concern to the elders before the annual meeting.
  • Annual Meeting – This year’s annual meeting will be held in the sanctuary at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday August 28th. During the meeting members will be asked to affirm the proposed 2022-2023 proposed budget and leadership candidates. Members are strongly encouraged to attend to ensure that we have a quorum and non-members are invited as well – if you’re unable to attend the meeting, please contact the office to complete an absentee ballot before the meeting.
  • Lakeside Baptisms – I’m excited to announce that we will have several baptisms during the worship service at Reinhardt’s Lake on August 28th. And it's not too late for you! If you’re a believer in Jesus who desires to take this step of obedience and make your public profession of faith through baptism, please let me know. Baptism packets are available at the Welcome Center.

God is doing a mighty work in and through us as a church family as we strive to fulfill our mission of developing dedicated followers of Jesus Christ who worship, grow, love, and share – all for the glory of God! Please take a few minutes to read this month’s newsletter for more information about all the exciting things happening this month. May all that we do this month inspire us to revere our great and mighty God who loves us with an everlasting love and has saved us by His grace.

You are loved and prayed for – serve Him well!

In Christ,
Pastor Jeff
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Smoothies, Pancakes and more!
Come join us the first Sunday in August for Connection Cafe! This month we're serving up smoothies, pancakes, muffins and eggs, along with coffee bar and juice! It's gonna be good, so don't miss this casual time for ALL AGES to enjoy connecting with others. Visitors always welcome, so don't hesitate to invite your neighbor or co-workers. We hope to see you there!
(Note: No Bible Fellowship Classes on Sunday, August 7th)
Upcoming Lakeside Baptisms -Baptism is a public declaration of one’s faith in Jesus and new life in Him. Are you a believer in Jesus who desires to take this step of obedience and be baptized? This year we will again include lake baptisms as part of our "Faith and Family Day" on Sunday, August 28th. Baptism packets are available in the church office. Please return by Sunday, August 14th. If you have any questions, please visit with Pastor Jeff. His number is 641.745.0712.
I am interested in getting baptized.

Missions Highlights
Sunday, August 14th
9:30-10:30 a.m.
(Bible Fellowship Hour)

Adults and teens, please join us in the big classroom as we hear about what God is doing through short-term missions. We will hear from Tyler Leggott, Hattie Waltermire and others who attended short-term mission trips this year.
Note: Children's classes, nursery-6th grade, will be held, as normal, during this time


Begins Monday, Sept. 12th
6:30 p.m. at Monument
$20 Registration Fee
GriefShare support group offers help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend.  These 13 sessions are open to any adult regardless of whether your experience is recent or not so recent. You will learn how to cope with the normal emotions that come when grieving a death and you’ll gain renewed hope for the future. 
Ladies Meet-up at the Park
Aug. 11th @ 11:30 a.m.
2701 1st Ave., Scottsbluff

Ladies! Bring a sack lunch and let's meet at Frank Park for some casual connection time. Bring a lawn chair if you desire and your kiddos are welcome, too!  No RSVP necessary. If you have any questions, contact Deanna Funk at 308.672.1724.
Wednesday Women's Bible Study begins September 7th
Join us Wednesdays from 9:00-11:00 a.m. We will be going through "Engaging God's Word: Romans." If you are interested in attending please contact Deanna Funk at 308.672.1724 and she will order a book for you! 

Prayer Walk!
Sunday, August 21st
9:30-10:30 a.m.
(Bible Fellowship Hour)

Come at 9:30 a.m. on August 21st to lift up our coming ministry year! Pick up a prayer guide in the lobby and then walk by yourself, in pairs, or in a small group to various stops throughout our building, praying over specific areas of ministry, those serving, and the people God brings through our doors. Then, at 10:15 a.m., we will all meet outside in the parking lot to pray for our community. Join us for this special and important event! Note: Children's classes, nursery-6th grade, will be held, as normal, during this time and will have their own time of prayer together during class. All kids are welcome to join in on the classes, even if you haven't been attending this summer. 7th-12th graders will be participating in the prayer walk.
AWANA Begins!
First Club Night
Wednesday, Sept. 7th

Drop Off: 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Pick Up:8:00 p.m.
AWANA Online Registration
Register your child today!

Ages PreK-8th Grade
Awana is a global movement of God based on 2 Timothy 2:15, which stands  for Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed. It is all about fun with a purpose in order to win and grow kids for Christ and have a blast doing it!  Children encounter life lessons to feeds their souls, bible memorization, games to keep things fun and engaging and exciting theme-oriented nights to motivate a heart for Jesus. AWANA meets on Wednesday nights during the school year. To learn more and to register your child click the button below. 
Learn More about Awana
Register my Child
AWANA All-Leader Training
Wed., August 31
6:30-8:00 p.m.
We are building our AWANA leader teams right now so contact Josh or Mindy Lively at 308.430.2357 or 308.430.3132  or click the button below to inquire about how you can join in the fun! AWANA is a ministry for kids ages Preschool-8th grade that meets on Wednesday evenings throughout the school year. There are a variety of ways to serve! For more information about the AWANA ministry, visit
I desire to serve in AWANA!
The 2022-23 budget and information about our Elder and Deacon candidates will be available on the welcome center this month. Members and attenders of Monument Bible Church are invited to attend our upcoming Family Forum, a gathering to learn more and ask questions about our budget. Members will then vote on these items at our annual congregational meeting. Please save the date for these important events:

Sunday, August 21st at 6:00 p.m. @ Monument

Sunday, August 28th, 9:30 a.m. @ Monument
Men's Golf
Sunday, August 14, 3:00 p.m.
Monument Shadows, Gering

The August men’s golf outing will be at Monument Shadows golf course. Cost is $29 for 9 holes and half a cart. We’ll divide up teams and play best-ball scramble format so golfers of all skill levels are invited to come.  If you have any questions, call Pastor Jeff at (641)-745-0712
Ladies Golf
Sunday, August 21, 3:00 p.m.
Riverview Golf Course

Ladies, we can't let the guys have all the golf fun! Join us for a casual afternoon of golf. All skill levels welcome! If you have any questions, call Deanna at 308.672.1724.
Guys Backpacking Trip Photos
Several guys headed up to Medicine Bow National Forest at the end of July for a few days of outdoor hiking and camping. Below are a few pics! This annual event is always a special time of connection and refreshment! Kevin Kaufman and Mike Clement plan and lead this group each year. If you are interested for next year, please visit with them to learn more! 
Each month we highlight missionaries that Monument supports. Please take some time to learn more about them!  An encouraging email, phone call, or letter would surely be appreciated, too!

Caleb and Jennifer Palmer

Caleb and Jennifer Palmer are our missionary partners serving with Village Missions in Northern California.  They serve at the Ono-Igo Community Church.  They have six children:  Gabriel is a new graduate from high school.  He works at Burger King and plans to become a meteorologist.  He will be moving to Kansas to attend school when the Lord opens the door.

Isaiah is looking forward to getting his license.  He has taken driver’s education and has his permit.  He also works at Burger King.  His love is music, and so far he can play three instruments: the harmonica, guitar, and keyboard.  Joseph is twelve years old and bought his brother’s candle/soap business which keeps him busy.  He is also a big help with the kitchen remodel project going on at their home.

Abigail (9), Esther (4), and Keturah (1) are the younger siblings.  Abigail loves to help and play chess and cribbage.    Caleb was privileged to baptize Esther on Easter Sunday.  She is a very curious young lady which leads to discovery and sometimes mischief.  Having started walking at 10 months, Keturah is very busy exploring and learning to talk.

The Palmers live in a gated community which makes it difficult to reach out.  They ask us to “pray for open gates, open doors and open hearts.”  Easter sunrise service was attended by 19 people.  The Palmers are rejoicing for this.

Please pray for the Palmers as they continue their work with Village Missions.  They were thankful that four family members were able to fly out from Michigan to help celebrate Gabriel’s graduation.   The church family also helped them celebrate. The Palmer’s write: “Pray that our building would continue to be used for the glory of God.  That it would serve the communities and their needs.  Pray that we would all have servant hearts and attitudes.”

Please pray for the Palmers as they reach out with love to minister to the people of the community.  A note of encouragement can be sent to them at P.O. Box 127, Igo, CA  96047 or they can be e-mailed at or



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