E-News - March 2019
Thank you for your generosity, your patience, your wisdom, and especially for your prayers as our Envision project continues. In just two years, you have given more than a half million dollars to help us reach future generations for Christ. Soon we will be able to dedicate new areas where children and youth can learn about Jesus, and a new welcome facility to greet our guests as they come to hear about the Savior. It’s a great day to be at NHBC!
This month on Sunday, March 31, at 4:30 PM, in the Fellowship Hall our welcome ministry is hosting a training session for all door greeters and ushers, as well as those who will be helping at our new Welcome Desk and Coffee Cafe. Everyone who is involved in our welcome ministry or would like to know more about how to be involved is invited.
I can’t wait to see what God is going to do through you!
~ Vaughn Weatherford
UPDATE: RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY, MARCH 10
TRUTHSEEKERS LIFE GROUP - SPRING INTO ACTION FUND-RAISER
Due to weather concerns this event has been rescheduled to the next Sunday.
The church family is invited to come enjoy a pasta lunch, gluten-free options will also be available. Those attending early service, and Bible Study can stop by, beginning at 10:45 and get your food to-go, otherwise lunch begins at noon. If you are a bus rider, you can also stop by at 12:00 p.m. and get your food to-go. Donations are appreciated. All proceeds will go to Isabel’s House-Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks. Isabel’s House provides care 24 hours a day, 365 days per year for the community’s most vulnerable--children--when the family is in crisis.
Please join Mary’s family for a
90th Birthday Celebration
Honoring
Mary Dickenson
on Saturday, March 9
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
in the Fellowship Hall

No gifts please, your presence is your gift.
You are invited to a
Church/Family Wedding Shower
Saturday, March 2 at 10:00 a.m .
celebrating the upcoming wedding of
Cole Enloe and Zara Leivan
They are registered at Amazon, Bed Bath and Beyond and Target

Hostesses are: Marti Blattert, Becky Chittenden, Elisabeth Ussery, Margaret Watson, Becky Woodall, Becky Morgan and Missy Oaks
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
All men of National Heights are invited to a prayer breakfast on
March 4 @ 6:30 a.m. at Ziggy’s on North Glenstone . Join us for a time of prayer before you start your day. 
Be sure and set your clocks!!!
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME!
SUNDAY, MARCH 10
WOMEN ON MISSION TO STUDY NORTH AMERICAN MISSIONS
On Tuesday, March 12, Women on Mission will meet in the fellowship hall beginning at 9:30 with the business session led by Judy Divine and Doris Whitcher, co-presidents. At 10:15 the group will be treated with a snack/coffee/share time provided by hostesses, Mildred Burns and Oma Dickenson. this is an enjoyable time of sharing and visiting together. Come and join us.

The program will begin at 10:45 with Ruth Scott leading the study of current information about the needs of North American Missions . The theme of the study this year is "Sending Hope". The nation-wide goal is $70 million. Our goal for National Heights Church is $6,000 . We encourage all our people to give careful consideration to their own gifts to help reach this goal. It is an amount that will be used to lead many to know our Lord. All of this money goes to train, resource, and send more than 5,000 missionaries in church planting and compassion ministries throughout the United States and Canada. This offering was begun in 1895 by Woman's Missionary Union in order to benefit the work of the Home Mission Board, since renamed the North American Mission Board. Since its begining in 1895, over 1 billion dollars has been given for these ministries. We will take a closer look at several of our missionaries during the morning program. The Scripture empasis will be, "He has given us an new birth with a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." . . . 1 Peter 1:3
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.

I had the joy of helping out at the Primrose Ronald McDonald House for about four months. I took great joy in cleaning the common areas and picking up litter so everyone could have a pleasant experience during their stay. There were opportunities to visit some with the families when they came in for a meal or to relax in the TV room or watch their children in the playroom having fun. Some parents just want to talk to another adult that’s not a doctor or nurse for a change. You can find joy in helping others. Even in cleaning a commode. I did!

Searching for “joy” in helping others? You can work weekly, biweekly, or monthly, in a variety of tasks depending on their need and your availability. Try volunteering at one of Springfield’s Ronald McDonald Houses soon, you will be blessed?
~Alex Desmuke

March
Door Greeters


Wayne & Linda Duncan
Joe & Mary McLemore
Keevin & Dolores Mitchell

Click the Button Below for the Church Calendar
Care & Share
Care and Share

The Care and Share Ministry to widows of the church community will gather for luncheon on Thursday, March 28 at 11:15 a.m. at the Golden Corral North. This is an informal time of sharing and praying together. New members are always welcome to the group. If you need further information, contact Mildred Burns or Phyllis Sanford.
Newsletter deadline
April 15 is the deadline to have articles in for the April newsletter.
Email articles to:
nhbc@nationalheights.org
WOM TO HEAR JOEL CHILDERS ABOUT CENTRAL AFRICA

Women on Mission will gather on Tuesday, March 26, at 9:30 in the fellowship hall. The meeting opens with a time of business. At 10:15 is scheduled a snack/coffee/chat time with Doris Whitcher and Eva McNeely in charge.

At about 10:45, Joel Childrers, pastor of Glidewell Baptist Church , will speak for us. He is associated with Cross Ministries International , which in the last several years has been responsible for spreading the gospel to several countries across central Africa; namely, Ghana, Benin, Uganda and Kenya. He has recently returned from a mission trip to train national pastors in these countries, so he has a lot of recent information to share. Both men and women of the church are invited to hear his presentation. Do come. The meeting concludes about 11:45.
Children’s
Upcoming
Events 

  • Easter Egg Hunt, Wednesday, April 17
Church Family , we would love your help by bringing wrapped candy for this event beginning Sunday, March 10.
New STEPPING OUT Facebook Page

Keep up with the exciting Stepping Out Ministry and learn ways you can serve by checking out our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/wecandomoretogether/
ATTENTION VOLUNTEERS!

Did you forget if it was your day to volunteer? Take a quick look on the Volunteer bulletin board located outside the sanctuary on the south wall. T he list of weekly/monthly volunteers are now listed there. This allows more space in the Vision to post church announcements.
With Deepest Sympathy

We extend our condolences to the following families:

The Friebe family in the loss of Jennie Friebe.
The Martin and Vallely family in the loss of Clay Martin.
The Nunn family in the loss of Tommy's father, Cleo Nunn.
PLEASE, PLEASE, send birthday cards, holiday cards, or just thinking of you cards to t hose that are a part of our SENIOR CONNECTION . They truly enjoy receiving them. You may find the Senior Connection list in the hallway just north of the main santuary doors or check with Sharon Listerman.

YOUTH MINISTRY ANNOUNCEMENTS
SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES
Monday (11th) - Lambert & Movie
Tuesday (12th) - Escape Room & Andy's
Wednesday (13th) - Chick-Fil-A & Game Night
Thursday (14th) - Creative Escape Glass
Friday (15th) - Lunch & Lazer Tag
Sound like fun? Check with Brian or the Frequency for more information.
World Changers 2019
Chesapeake, VA - July13-21, 2019
Still spots left
$75 non-refundable deposit 
Questions? Just Ask!
SUNDAY NIGHTS!! @5:45
Guys & Girl's Bible Studies
Girls Meet @ The Robert's - 3244 N. Fremont
Guys Meet @The Chandler's - 3923 N. Rose
Come and join in for fun, fellowship & community!
Youth Garage Sale Scheduled for April 12-13
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 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. Please do not leave items outside of the garage. Deadline for donations is Monday, April 3. The church family pre-sale is scheduled for Thursday, April 11 from 5-7 p.m. All sale proceeds support the youth ministry.
GARAGE SALE WORK DAYS
March 2, 16, 30 and April 6
SMACK is coming to NHBC!
“What is SMACK?” you may ask. Well, it stands for Summer Music Activity Camp for Kids and it is BEYOND fun! You won’t want to miss out. This summer, during the week of June 2-9, our kids are going to have a chance to be a part of a week like no other. We are going to fill the church halls with singing and chanting that will praise our Savior, AND we’ll have fun activities like “Organized Mass Chaos” and “the Great Mega Relay”. At the end of the week, the kids will put on a musical presentation for the church, their parents, and the community to come and watch. 
This will be for Pre-K thru 6th grade.  We’ll also need tons of volunteers to make this week a success! We’ll have a kick-off and planning meeting on Sunday, March 24th at 4:30pm . If you’d like to help as a volunteer, please see Joshua.  
BLESSING BOX UPDATE
March Blessing Box Focus: Macaroni and Cheese
NOTES FROM THE BLESSING BOXES:
Thank you for the love.
We are happy to be members of National Heights Church where many members showed their love and concern for us after the passing of our daughter and mother, Lori Phillips.
~Raymond & Virginia Hopper
~Austin & Ashton Phillips

Thanks! to the thoughtful people at National Heights Baptist Church. To the WOM, Prime Timers, and Mixed Sunday School Class, thank you for the cards and prayers. We have had a very different year in 2018 with many health problems going on. I am much better and John is progressing every day.
~John and Ann Buchholz

Dear National Heights Family,
We would like to let everyone know that we are so very thankful for your generosity to our family. Thank you for all of the gifts for Baby Josiah and even for the goodies for the older boys. We feel so blessed!
Love,
~The Wheats
Caleb, Sara, Lincoln, Colton, Elijah, Nehemiah, Benjamin, and Josiah 

THANK YOU!!!
Women On Mission want to thank the church family for your generosity in the giving of blankets and quilts for Grand Oak Mission Center this last month. We have taken nearly 50 blankets of various sizes. And, also, thank you for your generous response of almost 300 items to the Souper Sunday Collection of soup, canned goods and paper products. They have been delivered and were greatly appreciated! Blessings on you!!!
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 pm - 8:30 pm. All ages are encouraged to play!
Check this month’s calendar for the current schedule.