National Heights Baptist Church ~ E-News     February 2018
 
NHBC provides a wide variety of ways you can use your gifts and talents to serve in the single most exciting opportunity in history - building the kingdom of God. Our ministry opportunities range from providing Bible study for all ages, reaching out through community ministries like Grand Oak and Pregnancy Care Center, partnering with local schools like Fremont Elementary, providing staple goods to those in need through our Blessing Box, and much more. To find out ways you can be involved, visit our website at www.nationalheights.org and click on the "Ministries" tab. Find your place for serving the Lord in 2018. I can't wait to see what God is going to do through you!
~Vaughn Weatherford
 
February Calendar
Click here for the NHBC Calendar
 
 
 
Praying every Tuesday @ 2:00 for the ministries of National Heights
Weekly Prayer Focus
2/6 - Senior Connection
2/13 - Music
2/20 - Children's Ministry
2/27 - Outreach   

Newsletter Deadline
The deadline for articles to be included
in the March Newsletter will be
Monday, February 19.  Email Judy Foley at jfoley@nationalheights.org

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February
Door Greeters 
Patti Crocker 
Judy Wilson 
Pat Welch 
Barbara Fisher 
Gary & Millie Dollins
Souper Bowl Sunday, February 4
Our church family is encouraged to bring canned goods for Grand Oak Mission. The churches of Greene County Baptist Association  work together during the year to help provide the needed items dispensed by the Mission.  For "Souper Sunday" we are majoring on canned soup, canned meat and also paper products. All are needed & much appreciated.

BLANKET COLLECTION FOR GRAND OAK MISSION CONTINUES 
   Women on Mission will continue to collect blankets, large throws and quilts for Grand Oak Mission. Due to the extremely cold weather and the necessity to cancel some of our church services,  the Blanket shower will continue through February 4.  These blankets and quilts may be new or gently used. Please bring the items and place them in the tubs at the entryways to the church building. They will be delivered as they arrive.  Thank you so much for sharing. You will be blessed for your generosity.   
 
2018 Leadership & Church Family Directory 
   Be sure to pick up the 2018 edition of the Leadership & Church Family Directory in the east hallway.  Take as many as you need, maybe one of the car, office, and home.  If you find your information is incorrect please let the church office know so that our records are up to date.
Men's Prayer Breakfast
All men of National Heights are invited to a prayer breakfast on February 5 @ 6:30 am at Ziggy's on North Glenstone. Join us for a time of prayer before you start your day. 

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.

Deacon's Corner
  With the busy schedule of the holidays, this is the first Deacon's Corner of the New Year.  As I was looking for inspiration for this article, I couldn't help but think of; "What does God have instore for National Heights for 2018?" With that said, Jeremiah 29:11 comes to mind, "for I know the plans I have for you, "declares the Lord," plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope for the future.

I believe God will continue to bless NHBC in 2018. There are many blessings already in the making from our Envision Campaign to our many Life Groups, a wonderful attendance at our Children's Ministry Christmas events, new Ministries and if you haven't noticed, we have some new faces in our congregation.

So, I like to challenge everyone for 2018 to continue to pray for NHBC, our members, and all our activities in which NHBC sponsors to spread the word of God not only locally, but around the world. In addition, I want to challenge everyone to participate in some way in making NHBC that shining beacon which offers shelter and hope for all that not only need salvation, but nurturing in the spirit.                                      Scott Foley, Chairman of Deacons
Philippians 4:13

Youth Garage Sale - April 13-14
You can start bringing donations for the sale!  The youth will accept all types of items from clothing, to furniture, to household goods, to books and games --but no mattresses or Sale older style TV's please.  If you have items you wish to be picked up, please call Brian Miller at 833-4111 and he will make an appointment to come by and pick up your donation at your convenience.  You are welcome to bring items for the sale at any time, please let the office know you will be stopping by so that we can be of assistance unloading.  Please do not leave items outside of the garage.  All sale proceeds support the youth ministry.
WOMEN ON MISSION SCHEDULE WORK DAYS
  Women on Mission will have two work days during the month of February in keeping with the February theme of "Loving Others."  The first work day Is Tuesday, February 13 and the second one is Tuesday, February 27. Both begin at 9:30 in fellowship Hall. A coffee/snack/share time at about 10:15 will be under the direction of the hostesses.   On February 13 the hostesses are Mildred Burns and Lois Wood.  For the meeting on February 27 hostesses are Becky Bennett and Autumn Desmuke.  Meetings end about 11:45.
   Both of the February meetings will be spent making quilts for Grand Oak Mission, our Greene County Baptist Associational Mission Center here in Springfield. The mission center is located at 2854 West Grand Street. The Center serves a large number of families in various ways during the year. The needs continue to grow. This season of the year there are always requests for quilts and blankets.  Due to the recent extreme cold and the cancellation of some of our church services in January, we will extend our Blanket Shower for Grand Oak Mission thru the first Sunday of February.
   Our women make 10 to 12 large quilts and 70 to 80 children's and baby quilts each year.  Darlene Gideon is the quilt chairman in charge of the large quilts and Mary McLemore continues as leader for the children's quilts. Workers are needed in both groups.  Also needed are quilt tops of full and twin size that are ready to be tacked.  They are tacked and finished by the group on work days.  Seamstresses  are needed to make quilt tops at home, by machine, either from material we supply or from a person's own stash.  See Darlene Gideon for further information.
   Also on Work Day, some of our women also work making salvation bracelets. These are used by the several mission teams from Greene County Baptist Association going to Mexico during the summer months on mission outreach. Last year National Heights Church sent 4,500 bracelets and aim towards  that again this year. Doris Whitcher is in charge of the bracelet assembly. All supplies are provided by Women on Mission. Come and participate in the making. You will be a blessing and be blessed as well.
Prime Timers
Prime Timers - February 15 
  Prime Timers will meet on February 15, 2018.  Everyone is welcome to join us.  We will start at 11:00 am with a time for prayer request and prayer.  Then we will have a short business meeting.  Our program this month will be Eunice Williams and her little therapy dog "Dollie".  Dollie does tricks and will visit with those who want to visit back.  Eunice will tell us of all the places they go with their love and support.  After the program we will have prayer for our meal.  You are requested to bring a dish of you own choosing for our potluck luncheon.  Remember to bring canned goods for Grand Oak Mission.  Remember to pray for the homebound.  ~Carl Rose
Care & Share
Care and Share  
Care and Share Ministry to widows of the church community will gather for luncheon on Thursday, February 22 at 11:15 in the Golden Corral North meeting room.  This is an informal time of sharing and praying together. New members are always welcome to the group. Be sure to tell the cashier you are with this group and you will receive a small courtesy discount. If you need further information, please contact Phyllis Sanford or Mildred Burns.  
letters
Thanking you for your kindness.  Your kind expression of sympathy will always be remembered. Thank you so much, the food was wonderful and the plant was beautiful. 
Love in Jesus, ~James Mulholland

Dear National Heights Baptist family,  iGracias!  Thank you so much for your gift of support to The Jeremiah Project this year!  Your giving not only helped send our family back to Guatemala as missionaries, but it also allowed over 80 children and teens to go to school, eat a healthy daily lunch, and learn and grow in a safe environment.  And most importantly, you help us share the Father's love and hope in Christ with these kids and their families!  Thank You! 
In Christ's love,   ~Larenda & Rony Orellam

   The Ronald McDonald House is available to provide a "Home Away From Home" every single day of the year, including holidays. And during this time of year we are especially mindful of how many volunteers and donors contribute to the comfort, warmth and hope that these families so desperately need. On behalf of the staff and families whose lives are touched by our Ronald McDonald Houses of the Ozarks, please know that you exemplify the spirt of this season! Our heartfelt thanks go to our special friends, including you! Your donation of breakfast shakes, toiletries and mugs is perfect. We will enjoy adding these to our kitchen and individual bed and bath suites. From our House to yours, we thank you more than words can express!