National Heights Baptist Church ~ E-News      June  2017
    June means Vacation Bible School at National Heights. Scheduled for June 12-16, this exciting week will help children throughout the community learn that the Creator of our universe loves and cares for them. Our annual mission VBS at Villa Marie is scheduled for the next week, June 19-22 in partnership with Lifebuilders Ministries. Pray for our VBS leadership as they prepare for these important weeks of outreach.

Thank you for your continued giving to our Envision project. To date, you have given $ 111,164.08. Your giving helps us to fulfill our mission to reach future generations for the glory of Christ.

I can't wait to see what God is going to do through you!

~Vaughn Weatherford
June Calendar
Newsletter Deadline
The deadline for articles to be included
in the July Newsletter will be
Monday, June 19.  Email Judy Foley at
Good to Go
   At the May business meeting, the Stepping Out Ministry team recommendation was approved to partner with the Good to Go organization during the months of June, July and August. NHBC volunteers will be providing single meal sacks on Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. under the gym canopy. It is our prayer that we will develop relationships and build bridges with our community while meeting a physical need as well.  If you are interested in helping, please contact Jeanne Carpenter.

Men's Prayer Breakfast
  All men of National Heights are invited to a prayer breakfast on June 5 @ 6:30 am at Ziggy's on North Glenstone. Join us for a time of prayer before you start your day
Collecting for the Community   
We are still collecting items for the community.  Stop by the office and pick up a current list of the items we are collecting.
Wedding Shower
Sunday, June 4 - 2:00 until 4:00 in the church fellowship hall.
 Join us as we celebrate the upcoming wedding of Brian Miller and Dian Thompson. We are asking our church family to shower the couple with gift cards. You can purchase gift cards for just about anything.  Suggestions would be Wal-Mart, Target, Lowe's, Academy, Restaurants, Movie Theaters, Grocery Stores, and even Pet Stores.  The hostesses for this shower will be Marti Blattert, Samantha Stone, Carrie Letterman, Suzy Roberts, Becky Mabus, and Becky Chittenden.
Deacon's Corner
I've been chosen to write the DEACONS CORNER for this month, my first thought was what would I say and finally decide to tell you what a deacon of National Heights does...We SERVE our LORD JESUS, our CHURCH, and our FAMILIES. I count it as a great honor to be a deacon, I've held several jobs in this Church, from a Bible Study Teacher, Bus Driver, Janitor, and Youth Minister, but of all those jobs I take the Deacon one as the most important, because we get to minister to our people! I have a couple of verses that I like to tell people, one is Proverbs 3:27 it says "Do not withhold good from those whom it is due, when it is in your power to act" the other is Galatians 6:10 (this is the one I quote) it says "Therefore as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially those who belong to the family of believers"  just think if more people would live by those verses what a wonderful place this world would be. I hope you could see what I think what a deacon is? We're servants to God and his Church, which is you. If you ever have a problem, let your deacon know and see if he can help. Thanks for letting me share and in all things...I say to REJOICE!!!!  ~Chuck Haymes 

Women On Mission To Hear Joel Childers
Women on Mission will meet on Tuesday, June 27 in the church fellowship room. The group will meet just once during the month of June due to the importance of the second week being set aside for Vacation Bible School. Presidents Judy Divine and Doris Whitcher will be in charge of the business session which begins at 9:30.  This will be followed by a coffee/snack/chat break at 10:15 with hostesses Mary McLemore & Doris Whitcher in charge.  
   The program, under the direction of Doris Whitcher, will be a presentation by Rev. Joel Childers, Associate Pastor at Glidewell Baptist Church. He will be speaking at 10:50 sharing thoughts and ideas learned from his recent mission trip to several different countries across the central portion of Africa.  Both men and women of the church are encouraged to come for the entire morning or any portion of it.  The meeting concludes at about 11:45.
Prime Timers
   Prime Timers  Prime Timers will not meet during the month of June.
Care & Share Care and Share  
The Care and Share Ministry to widows of the church community will gather on Thursday, June 29, at Golden Corral North at 11:15 for their monthly informal luncheon. This is a time of sharing and praying together in an informal manner. Be sure to tell the cashier you are with this group for a small courtesy discount.  If you have questions, contact Phyllis Sanford or Mildred Burns.  

New members and visitors are always welcome. 
Praying every Tuesday @ 2:00 for the ministries of National Heights
Weekly Prayer Focus
6/6 - Children's Ministry
6/13 - Vacation Bible School
6/20 - Outreach 

Do you like to sew?  Then we need you!
  We have several baby items from Newborns in Need that need to be sewn.  We have projects are already cut out and pinned together, just need to be finished.  There are also pattern pieces that need to be cut out.
  We also have patterns and material from the American Cancer Society for simple hats that are given to cancer patients.  If you are interested in helping out please see Jeanne Carpenter.

Backpack Giveaway 
Our annual Backpack Giveaway is set for Sunday, August 6 at 5:00 - 6:30. This give-away is open to all Springfield Public Schools Elementary students.  We pack each backpack for the individual student. Free Haircuts for the students plus a Free meal for the entire family! Registration opens on June 26 at 8:00 am, you must call 833-4111  (Monday - Thursday 8:00 - 5:00 only) to register your student.  We have a limited number so call early.

Thank you so much for always letting us have our graduation ceremony at your church!  We couldn't do this without your support!  Thank you!  ~The Nurturing Place

Thank you so much for all of the goodies for teacher appreciation.  It was such a wonderful treat.  We felt very loved.  ~Mrs. Kroenke a& Mrs. Pyle, 3rd grade, Fremont Elementary

Thank your for supporting Isabel's House, the Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks, Inc.  We received your gift of $600.  For the children who temporarily call Isabel's House home, your generosity truly makes a difference. ~Holly Beadle, Executive Director

Thank You Church Family for your response to the collection of canned food and other needed items for Grand Oak Mission Center during the month of April. Your gifts help provide for those in need as volunteers and staff at Grand Oak dispense these gifts . Blessings on you. ~Women On Mission