National Heights Baptist Church ~ E-News          June 2018
The month of June brings exciting mission and outreach opportunities to National Heights. The excitement begins with Vacation Bible School, June 4-8. Keep this special week in your prayers as we endeavor to reach children and their families with the life-changing message of Christ. Our youth will be traveling to the island of Malta in the middle of the month to work with IMB missionaries. Pray that God will provide them with a safe and productive journey. We conclude June with our annual mission VBS at the Villa Marie Apartments, June 25-28. This week of ministry in coordination with Lifebuilders Ministries provides us with an opportunity to do a mission trip right here in our own backyard. Pray that we will touch lives with the gospel as we minister to the families of Villa Marie.

It's going to be a great month of ministry and missions. I can't wait to see what God is going to do through you!
~Vaughn Weatherford
Vacation Bible School 2018
Game On! June 4-8
9:00 am until Noon
Ages - 4 years old through 6th graders

NHBC invites your kids to grab their megaphones, lace up their cleats, and tune up their instruments.  As they fill up the offensive line, sideline, and drumline, your players, cheerleaders, and band members will realize God has given them His ultimate playbook.  He wants them to join His team, train hard, celebrate salvation, and encourage one another.  Get in the spirit today with Game On! VBS.
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June Calendar
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Praying every Tuesday @ 2:00 for the ministries of National Heights
Weekly Prayer Focus
6/5 - Deacons
6/12 - Student Ministry
6/19 - Prime Timers
6/26 - Worship 

April Income Report  
Budgeted     $157,000.00
Received      $169,584.64
over budget $12,584.64

Newsletter Deadline
The deadline for articles to be included
in the July Newsletter will be
Monday, June 18.  Email Judy Foley at

June Door Greeters 
Shirley Hargis
Phyllis Sanford
Harvey & Shirley Umstead
Dolores & Keevin Mitchell
Sympathy... John Buchholz and family in the death of his sister, Delilah Brown on May 10.
Collecting Items 
During the summer months, we will decrease the items we are collecting for area schools, as they will be out for the summer.   Stop by the office and pick a new list.
A Shower for Baby Girl Terranella, June 2 @ 10:00
  The church family is invited to a baby shower celebrating Joe & Kendra Terranella's little
addition to their family.  Joe & Kendra are expecting a baby girl in August. This will also be the first grandchild for Vaughn & Marsha Weatherford!  Joe and Kendra are registered at Target and also at Buy Buy Baby (Kansas City).  Hostesses are Marti Blattert, Becky Mabus, Becky Woodall, Becky Chittenden, Karen Fielding, Harriet Arnold, Elizabeth Ussery, and Margaret Watson.
Prayer Partners for World Changers
 Our youth will participate in World Changers in Florence Alabama, July 7-14 .  Minister of Students, Brian Miller invites the church family to serve as Prayer Partners for the students and their chaperones while they are away. These partners are asked to write a note or letter of encouragement for one of the World Changers for each of the days they will travel and serve. Each note will need to be in an envelope with the student's name on the outside. Notes must be turned in to the church office no later than June 27.  
   If you would like to be a Prayer Partner, please stop by the table outside the Worship Center on June 17 and sign-up. The World Changers appreciate your prayers!

Ways you can join the NHBC Blessing Box ministry:
  *Collect together in your Bible Study class (check with your teacher to see during which month your class is scheduled)
*Mark your contribution, "Blessing Box"
*Leave marked items in the tub in the church office
*During the month of July, place items in the special wagon Blessing Box wagon. This blue wagon will be located in the hall by the main sanctuary doors. Items to be collected are boxed macaroni and cheese, Vienna Sausage, Ramen soups, New Testaments, and canned vegetables.

THANK YOU for letting Jesus use you in this way to help our community.
~Jeanne Carpenter, Community Liaison/Stepping Out Ministry Team

Men's Prayer Breakfast
All men of National Heights are invited to a prayer breakfast on June 4 @ 6:30 am at Ziggy's on North Glenstone. Join us for a time of prayer before you start your day.

Deacon's Corner
   This month we celebrate our fathers. As important as our mothers are, our fathers are just as important. They also serve as our role model, our teacher, our guide, and complete the partnership which is our parents.

The late Coach Jim Valvano said this about his father; "My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me." We all have at one time or another needed our fathers to believe in us. That belief in us from our earthly father is the fuel which propels us into the individuals we are today, coupled with love of course.

The Apostle John wrote; "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Is this not the greatest give of all, Everlasting Life! In both instances, there is sacrifice, believing, and love. Both of our fathers serve as our role models, our teacher, our guide, and above all else, they love us.

 So, as you go forward this month, stop and take the time to thank both of your fathers for being there for you and giving you the best gifts each could ever give you; love, belief that you can be the best you can be, and the ultimate give from our heavenly father: Everlasting Life!                             
~ Scott Foley, Chairman of Deacons
Philippians 4:13

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
 Join us for Stretching with Scripture. If you haven't joined us before, we would love to have you.  We will be stretching to Christian music which will include scripture & prayer during class.  Open to all ages, members and non-members of NHBC.  We are now meeting in the fellowship hall.
   You will need a signed waiver & water.  A mat is recommended but not required. There is no charge for this ministry opportunity. Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move in. If you have any questions, please see LaShena Wheat.

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. 
   Women on Mission will meet on Tuesday, June 12 in the fellowship hall. The
meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. Judy Divine and Doris Whitcher will be  in charge of the business session which begins the morning's activities. Patti Crocker will be in charge of Prayer Patterns for our missionaries.  This will be followed by a coffee/snack/share time at 10:15 with hostesses Lois Wood and Mildred Burns in charge.  
   The program, under the direction of Doris Whitcher, will be a presentation by
Janelle Reed, Outreach Leader for Victory Mission located on Commercial Street here in Springfield.  She will be speaking at 10:50 sharing thoughts and ideas related to the various ministries of Victory Mission. She will have a video presentation as well as sharing some pamphlets and giving a time for questions and answers. 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 - June 21
   Prime Timer's will gather together on June 21 at 11:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall.  We will have Don Davis as our program.  He is a friend of Heaven's Heart Trio, who presented our program in April.  Don is a southern gospel singer.  Don and Heaven's Heart Trio sing together on Friday nights.  I am sure you will enjoy's Don's program, so come and bring a friend.
    We will start with prayer request and prayer, then a short business meeting, followed by the program, and then a carry-in lunch.  Remember to bring food staples for Grand Oak Mission.  Hostesses are Eva McNeely and Delores Thompson.  
~Carl Rose
   Tuesday Women on Mission will meet on June 26 at 9:30 a.m.  in fellowship hall. This will be a work day given over to the making of salvation bracelets for the Greene County Baptist Mission Teams that will be going to Guadalajara, Mexico in July and August. We are just about to reach our goal of 5,000 salvation bracelets! Doris Whitcher is in charge of the salvation bracelet process.
   Also the same day some of the women will be tacking quilts of all sizes for Grand Oak Mission. Grand Oak Mission Center is an outreach of our Greene County Baptist Association of which National Heights is a proud member.  Our women make 12 to 15 full and twin size quilts each year for the Center located at 2854 West Grand. The quilt work is under the direction of Darlene Gideon. We also make 40 or more children's quilts each year, under the direction of Mary McLemore.
   We welcome women of the church to come and participate. We will be glad to teach you how to both make bracelets and/or tack quilts. It is a fun time of working and sharing together.
   A coffee/snack/share time is held about 10:15 with hostesses for this meeting being Ruth Scott and Barbara Vallely.  The work day concludes about 11:45.
Care & Share
Care and Share  
The Care and Share Ministry to widows of the church community will gather on Thursday, June 28, 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.   

Thank You Notes Thank you for all your prayers, calls, cards, deacon visits, and flowers during my recent recovery from a fall.  This meant a lot to me.  
~Lois Wood

Thank you again for all your support in helping us make a difference in the loves of these children.  God bless you  ~ The Nurturing Place

Thank you, National Heights Baptist church for your generous donations.  Your kindness and continued support are greatly appreciated.  Thank you!   
~Lisa Christy, Harmony House Donations Coordinator

Messages from the Blessing Box:
- This box truly is a blessing for all it has nourished--me twice since I was made aware of it.  Thank you, Father.  I pray that it continues to be a blessing for who finds it.  I give thanks for the help you sent my way.
- Thank you for all the help with food.
-Thank you so very much for the Blessing Box.  You have helped our family so very much with your kind gesture.  God bless you all.
- We were just walking around tired and hungry and we saw your box and were in heaven. We sat at the picnic table and ate. This very early morning I have been walking and tired as no other. I was so glad to see you guys still fill it up. Please keep doing this, it helped me out a lot. Also, please pray that I get a job very soon so I can get back on my feet.