E-News - JULY 2019
July is a busy month of ministry at National Heights. Be in prayer for Centrikid Camp (July 8-12), Boys Camp (July 15-19), Girls Camp (July 22-26), Worldchangers Youth Mission Trip (July 14-22), and Vacation Bible School (July 29-August 2). Each of these provides multiple opportunities for life transformation through the power of Christ. Also, pray for our new Sunday evening outreach service happening in the Welcome foyer. The next service is Sunday, July 21 at 6:30 – bring a friend! Don’t miss Zach Manes preaching Sunday, July 14 in the evening service. Zach grew up in our children and youth ministries and is now preparing for the ministry. Come hear what God has put on his heart. Finally, thank you for your continued giving to Envision. Projections are that the construction will be completed around the middle of July – your giving makes this possible. I can’t wait to see what God is going to do through you!
*Good day. Thank you God that my uncle is finally home. God bless you all.
*Beautiful! It is these actions . . . man this is such a blessing! Thanks to whomever provides these items for this community!! You are AMAZING! This! Single! Handidly! makes a community soooo much stronger! God bless you!
*Pray for my dad.
*So much beauty. Community! Involved in such action is so much needed. God bless you!
*Thank you so much. I am glad that God had a son who died for us. God bless you all. Have a wonderful day!
*Thank you guys for everything. You have helped me in the biggest ways! God is good!
9 a.m. - Noon
Gas up the all-terrain vehicle and head out on a wilderness adventure like no other. Get up close and personal with elephants and egrets, polar bears and penguins, cockatoos and crocodiles, and so much more! This summer kids will focus in on some amazing, real-life encounters with Jesus and discover the most amazing truth of all—Jesus Christ is the Messiah, the Son of God, and by believing we can have life in His name.
Be sure and bring/invite all children in your community circles and beyond for this life-changing week through the power of believing in Jesus Christ and knowing Him better.
Prime Timers
Prime Timers will meet Thursday, July 18, in Fellowship Hall at 11:00 a.m., starting with prayer requests then a short business meeting. Our program will be The Happy Pluckers’ Ukulele Band. This group has been with us before and we all enjoyed their program. Come and join us! Following the program we will have our carry-in lunch. Everyone is encouraged to come and is asked to bring a dish and possibly an extra dish for there will be several in the band. Remember to bring items for Grand Oaks Mission.
Our hostesses for July are: Eleanor Hoyt and Eva McNeely.
~~Carl Rose
July 2 - Open Gym @ NHBC - 1 - 3 p.m.
July 9 - Canoe Trip - Cost: $10 - Leave @ 8 a.m.
July 16 - No Activity - At Worldchangers
July 23 - White Water - Cost: $10 - Leave @ 10:00 a.m.
July 30 - Lunch and Open Gym - 1 - 3 p.m.
Please call or text Brian Miller, Minister to Students,
@ 417.631.8717 for any questions
WOMEN ON MISSION LEARN about MULDOVA - Women on Mission will gather at 9:30 on Tuesday, July 9 , in fellowship hall. The meeting will open with the business session led by co-presidents Judy Divine and Doris Whitcher. Discussion will be done regarding the beginning of school activities planned with partnership school, Robberson Elementary. A nominating committee for the 2019-2020 officers has been appointed and is currently working. The new church year begins October 1. At 10:15 there will be a coffee/snacks and share time. Hostesses will be Patti Crocker and Sue Hale. Come and join this time of fun and fellowship.
The program for the morning will begin at about 10:45 under the direction of program leader, Becky Bennett. Speakers for the morning will be Dan and Julie Swadley. Rev. Swadley recently retired as senior pastor of FBC, Brookline. He and his wife Julie made a mission trip to Muldova just this past spring. They will be sharing experiences which will challenge our hearts via video and verbal message. Both men and women are invited to the morning’s activities. Meeting concludes about 11:45. 
Please update your records regarding the contact person and numbers for the church prayer chain. Jane Brown is the person now in charge. She may best be reached by email at church:
(home) joebob568@aol.com;
or by cell phone or text - 417-413-7977
Stepping Out Testimonies
Many of our membership are “stepping out” into the community. This focus each month will allow you to hear from them, know how you can pray for that outreach and perhaps be inspired to join in as well.

Being a servant of Jesus we are called to serve and this has become my mission in life is to serve others. Along with service we are to minister to those in need. It was brought to my attention about being a Hospice Counselor, and I will be honest with you, I had no idea of what it would be like. I get to talk to people who are in the last months of their lives, and for the most part, I listen to them talk. The Bible says for us to rejoice with those who rejoice and to mourn with those who mourn. Most of the patients I talk with are so happy to have someone to talk to. One man I talked with hadn’t said a word in four months, but when I walked in he saw me and he said, “Hi SQUIDLY”. I said, “Hi Jarhead”, and we started a conversation that lasted an hour. The doctor said it was a miracle that he spoke. I was so blessed at meeting the man. I encourage you to volunteer wherever you can. I feel blessed to be able to listen to these people. I hope when I reach the end of my adventure (life) that I have someone I can talk to.
~Chuck Haymes
The Care and Share Ministry to widows of the church community will meet for an informal lunch at Golden Corral North restaurant on Thursday, July 25. This is an informal time of praying and sharing together. For further information, please contact Phyllis Sanford or Mildred Burns. Visitors are welcome to attend.
 Women on Mission will meet at 9:30 on Tuesday, July 23. The meeting will be held in fellowship hall with all women of the congregation welcome to attend. There will be a short business session led by Presidents Judy Divine and Doris Whitcher. Patti Crocker will lead a time of prayer for missionaries scattered throughout the world whose birthdays occur today. A sharing time of coffee and snacks will occur between 10:15 and 10:45. Hostesses for the morning will be Marti Blattert and Becky Mabus.
 Program emphasis will begin at 10:45 and be led by Marti Blattert. The subject for the morning will be, “Be Still and Know.” The world about us may be disturbed, sometimes greatly so, but the faithful need not be fearful. Even when our lives are touched by things we do not understand, our God is able to help us overcome. We need have no ultimate fear. Believers are secure. Faith is secure. We are secure in Him. Come and learn of this faith, this security, this powerful God.
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July 22 is the deadline to have articles in for the August Newsletter . E-mail articles to: nhbc@nationalheights.org
We need volunteers for our security team. If you would like to join the team rotation, or if you can serve as a substitute, contact Joe McLemore.
Dale & Judy Willis
Rex & Kathryn Snider
Harvey & Shirley Umstead
July 7: Robb & Pam Chandler
July 14: Dian & Brian Miller
July 21: Harvey & Shirley Umstead
July 28: Stacey & Tina Findlay
Dear Church Family,
We are overwhelmed by the support we have received. Thank you for your commitment to pray for us, your words of encouragement, and your generosity. We are truly blessed to begin our ministry at Resonate knowing that you are fully committed to walking along side us.
~Jacob, Sara, Keely and Jordan Franklin

National Heights Church Family,
Thank you so much for the sweet card and gift card! I love the words of encouragement and support from you all. I will be able to use the gift card for a couple new things for Chad and I’s new home. We will miss seeing you all on Sundays, but are excited for our new opportunities in OK!
Thanks again!
~Kayla Enloe

National Heights Baptist Church,
Thank you so much for all the heartfelt prayers during my time of needs.
~Carol Jones

National Heights Baptist Church,
Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity, we are thankful for supporters like you who make it possible to love our kids and support our families every day through Isabel’s House. Thank you for being part of our team.
~Isabel’s House

ATTENTION DEACONS! There will not be a July deacon’s meeting.

MEN’S MONTHLY PRAYER BREAKFAST is suspended for the summer months. They will reconvene in August!

PICKLEBALL is cancelled for the evening of July 2.

Attention Those Attending Stretching with Scripture - No class on Monday, July 29.

Being “Active” at NHBC
NHBC has two very active Life Groups. Everyone is invited to come join in the fun and get some exercise at the same time.
Stretching with Scripture meets on Mondays @ 5:30 pm. We will be stretching to Christian music which will include scripture & prayer during class.
Pickleball meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 - 8:30 pm. All ages are encouraged to play!
Also, a ladies group on Fridays. Times vary. Interested, contact Karen Fielding.