National Heights Baptist Church ~ E-News         August 2018
It has been a great summer of ministry at National Heights. We have had multiple mission teams and individuals ministering in the United States, Malta, and Mexico. Our VBS and summer camps have been a great success, allowing us to share the gospel with the children of our community. We've also seen the beginning of a new partnership with Robberson Elementary School which will open new opportunities for ministry in the days ahead. As school begins across our area this month, be in prayer for the faculty, administration, and students of our community. We recently exceeded $350,000 in giving to our Envision campaign. Thank you for your faithfulness and generosity! Our Facility Steering Team will be bringing a report to the church soon with recommendations from the bidding process. Pray for them, and for our church, as we continue to move forward for Christ. I can't wait to see what God is going to do through you!
~Vaughn Weatherford
 
Family Night at Incredible Pizza
Wednesday, August 1 @ 6:30 p.m.   
   Come join us for our annual family event at Incredible Pizza, 2850 S. Campbell. We will meet in their gym meeting room at 6:30 for fellowship and worship and enjoy dinner Incredible Pizza together. You must check in.  You will have the opportunity to purchase a buffet meal at a discounted price.       
   One of the features of Incredible Pizza is family-friendly games and activities.  All Children & Youth attending will receive a game card. Game cards do not expire and remaining balances can be used at a later time. Invite your friends to come to this fun summertime event!
Christmas in August
   We're getting ready for another great Christmas Choir season.  The choir will kick off with a party on August 26th at noon with full meal and a spread of Christmas goodies and sweets.  
   This year's Christmas Choir will present a musical stage play entitled Welcome to christmas in august Bethlehem.
   The drama is set in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania at the local hotel.  Christmas is a time for joy and bringing hope to a hurting world - which is what the staff at the Bethlehem Inn strives to do every day of the holiday season for its guests! Throughout this musical, the theme of hope shines through as various characters in the story face difficult, real-life circumstances. From a couple struggling financially, to a teenage runaway needing help when she finds herself homeless, Welcome to Bethlehem encourages us to remember a timeless truth..."when it seems you just can't go on, there's always hope." And, that hope is found in Jesus!  
   The musical drama will be performed the 3rd weekend in December.
   If you'd like to be a part of the choir or cast, come join us for Christmas in August.

School Supply Giveaway
Exciting school supply giveaway news! As of July 15, we are excited to report that God blessed us by NHBC being able to contribute the following:
For Fremont:
83 backpacks
crayons for all K-5 (540)
spirals for all  K-5 (540)
60 boxes of Kleenex
62 Headphones
144 scissors
234 dry-erase markers and
6 boxes of miscellaneous supplies such as pens, pencils, pink erasers, etc.
And for Watkins:
104 highlighters
80 earbuds and
20 dividers

Please continue to pray for each child who receives the supplies and for each family and teacher who is touched by this assistance. Special thanks to the Preteen Bible Study class and Carol Mazzucca who helped open packages, count and pack and label boxes. What a joy to reach out into the community in this way!  ~Jeanne Carpenter, Stepping Out Ministry Team
August Calendar
Click here for the NHBC Calendar

 
Praying every Tuesday @ 2:00 for the ministries of National Heights
Weekly Prayer Focus
8/7 - Senior Connection
8/14 - Prime Timers
8/21 - Music
8/28 - Children's Ministry 

Promotion Sunday - August 5 
Students in our Children's department and in our Youth department will be promoting.  If you have any questions please see Michelle or Brian.



Newsletter Deadline
The deadline for articles to be included
in the September Newsletter will be
Monday, August 20.  Email Judy Foley at jfoley@nationalheights.org

August Door Greeters 
Wayne & Linda Duncan
Barbara Fisher
Pat Welch
Janet Trewatha
Carol Wheat
 
Sympathy...
...to the family of Marion Jean Conrad in her death on June 26.
 
  Gideon Speaker 
Plan to join us on Sunday, August 26 during our evening service for our annual message from Gideons International 
 Deacon's Corner
If you missed Franklin Graham's 28-minute media presentation which was shown during the Sunday evening service, you really missed an opportunity of how not recognizing the warning signs of sin in our lives and as born-again believers how this can really affect us.  
   You might ask what are you talking about. Well, what I am talking about is that as Christians, sin can enter our lives anytime and in many ways if we allow it, and by doing so, can drastically change us. It can inhibit our relationship with God and other fellow believers, prevent us to do the work that God commends us to do, and even cause us to be a stumbling block to others. I think James stated it perfectly in James, Chapter 1, verse 21; "Get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you."
   The first steps, as shown in Franklin Graham's presentation, is to not only recognizing the warning signs of sin in your life, but, once you do, do not be afraid to act on them and rid yourself of the sins that is preventing you to do the things you know you should be doing for God. As James states, rid yourself of the evil or in other words sin in your live. Once you do, the burden will be lifted off your heart, and the relationship between you and God becomes stronger and closer. This will allow you to do what he commands all of us to do as stated in John 14:15: "If you love me, keep my commands."
   If you missed this presentation, you can find a link to it on the NHBC website or by going to this link https://billygraham.org/video/flying-blind/ .
~May God Bless You, Scott Foley - Deacon Chair

Security Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to help with security. This is a very vital ministry within our church and takes many volunteers to make it happen.  If you are interested in volunteering, please see Joe McLemore or let the church office know.

Men's Prayer Breakfast
All men of National Heights are invited to a prayer breakfast on August 6 @ 6:30 am at Ziggy's on North Glenstone. Join us for a time of prayer before you start your day. 

Welcome...
...to Tony and Sandy Hein.  Tony and Sandy joined by transferring their church letter.  They attend the 8:30 worship service.  Welcome to the church family.
...to Bruce Howse.  Bruce also joined our church family by transferring his church letter.  Bruce is a member of the Mixed Age Bible Study Life Group and attends the 11:00 worship service.  Welcome to NHBC.


Pickleball @ NHBC!
We will be playing in the gym on Tuesday Nights - 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm.  Come join us, no equipment needed, we have plenty! Kids thru senior adults can play.  Any questions just ask Karen Fielding or Becky Chittenden.  Hope to see you there.


Stretching with Scripture
Mondays at 5:30
 We will be taking a break during the month of August.  We will resume on September 10.


Collecting for our community

Fall/Winter Needs:
Printer Cartridges, Magazines, Birthday Cards for children, Cake Mixes and Frosting, Birthday Party Goods, Ribbon and Lace, Travel-size toiletries, Puzzle books, Gum, Crayons, Hard Candy (Individually wrapped), Mini hand sanitizer, Travel packs of Kleenex, Egg cartons, and Pull tabs from cans or sodas

You can also help by collecting -
Box Tops for Education labels
Campbell's Labels for Education
Best Choice UPC codes

These items may be placed in the collection tubs in the church office.  At this time, we are no longer collecting lids, flattened cereal boxes, nor coupons.  Thanks so much!!

Women On Mission Welcome Pastor McGuire
   On Tuesday, August  14,  at 9:30 a.m.  Women on Mission will meet in fellowship hall. The meeting will begin with a business session led by Presidents Judy Divine and Doris Whitcher.  There will be reports along with other business, especially as it relates to Robberson Elementary School, our partnership/adopted school for this year. Patti Crocker will lead the group in prayer for our missionaries who have birthdays during the month of August.
   There will be a coffee/snack/share time from 10:15 until 10:45. Hostesses for the morning are Eleanor Hoyt and Eva McNeely. Both men and women are invited to attend and participate in the morning's activities. You will be glad you came.    
   The program of the morning is under the leadership of Becky Bennett, Multi-Focus Missions leader. The speaker will be Pastor Jonathan McGuire, Pastor of Bridge of Faith Church, a small community church plant located in Rockaway Beach, MO.  Pastor McGuire will be sharing regarding this relatively new church and the outreach endeavors they are making with good success in the Lake Taneycomo area.  Pastor McGuire will be speaking at about 10:50 until 11:30.
Prime Timers
Prime Timers - August 16
    Prime Timers will meet on August 16 at 11am in the fellowship hall.  This month Gwen Kiser from Maranatha Village will bring a choir to entertain us. We will start with a time of prayer requests and prayer, then a short business meeting,followed by the Choir performance.  Following the program we will have our carry-in lunch.  Everyone is welcome and asked to bring a dish of your own choosing.  We will start eating about 12 Noon.  Remember to bring food staples and paper goods for Grand Oak Mission and keep sending those cards to the homebound.  Our hostesses for August are Phyllis Sanford and Mildred Burns ~Carl Rose 
Women on Mission Back to Work Days
   Women on Mission will gather on Tuesday, August 28 for a work day at 9:30 a.m. This will be a meeting devoted to mission action activities.  The women will be making quilts for Grand Oak Mission. Each year our women make 12 to 15 regular size quilts and 60 to 80 baby and children's quilts for the mission center to distribute to those in need.
   Some of the women will be making salvation bracelets. These are used by the Greene County Baptist Mission Teams in their outreach ministries in Mexico each summer.   Just this past month our church delivered the 5,585 salvation bracelets made this year. As we begin a new batch they will also be used next summer in this outreach ministry of sharing the gospel in Mexico.  The bracelets are wonderful "attention getters."  They are a great way to get a conversation going when meeting someone new, especially one who speaks another language. They are a joy to make and an interesting way to present the gospel to people of all ages.
    The work day begins at 9:30 in fellowship hall under the direction of Darlene Gideon, quilting chairman and Doris Whitcher, chairman of the salvation bracelets. A coffee/snack/share  time will occur at about 10:15 with Marti Blattert and Becky Mabus as hostesses. The work day will conclude at about 11:30 with no lunch being served.  New workers are always welcome. We will be glad to teach you how to tack the quilts and/or make the salvation bracelets. Come and enjoy the sharing time together.
 
Care & Share
Care and Share  
Care and Share Ministry to widows of the church community will gather on Thursday,   August 30, at 11:15 at Golden Corral North for their monthly informal luncheon. Be sure to tell the cashier you are with this group to receive a small courtesy reduction in the price. If you have need of further information,
contact Phyllis Sanford or Mildred Burns. 

Baptist Hill Celebrates 100 Years!
Family Picnic and Block Party
Sunday August 12 @ 2:30 pm
Bring family and friends

Baptist Hill Assembly
95185 Highway V
Mt. Vernon, Missouri
 
Thank You Notes Thanks to everyone for your cards and prayers.  We are some better, we love all of you.  Mixed Age Sunday School Class, Women On Mission, and PrimeTimers, all of you are wonderful people, and we miss you all so much.  Thanks to Brother Weatherford for his prayers.  ~John & Ann Buchholz

Dear Church Family,
   We thank you for the beautiful plant that you sent for mom's celebration of life.  Your kind words, cards, texts, and gifts of food make the grieving process more bearable.  A special thanks to those who are always willing to serve lunch to those family members after the service.  The National Heights family is constantly emulating the love of Christ and mom was so pleased to be a part of this loving church.   
 ~In Him, The Family of Jean Conrad

Back to School Time
Be remember to be in prayer as our students and teachers as they return to school this month.  The following are the start dates for our area schools:
Fair Grove - August 16
Springfield - August 16
Strafford - August 15
Willard - August 16