THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER



We provide a weekly newsletter in both print and electronic forms to keep everyone up-to-date on events and activities that are going on in our church and community. If you would like to have something added to the newsletter for your group or ministry, please contact the church office at office@communityheights.org.

NEW DISCIPLESHIP CLASS – 1 PETER – Led by Dan Kingery. Starting Sunday, Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. in room 105/106.


COLLEGE & CAREER FELLOWSHP (CCF) – Every Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Coffee Shop. Dinner is ALWAYS provided!


KIDS’ MINISTRY:

SUNDAY MORNINGS – Kids’ ministry is back – for newborn through 5th grade during both services. If you are an adult or teen willing to help with our super awesome kids, there is an opportunity for you! We need preschool leaders or helpers, nursery workers, and help at the check in counter. Serve during 9:00 or 10:30 a.m. service.                                                                                                                                                                                  

BABY SHOWER for Mariah and baby Juliette Braafhart, Saturday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon in The Gathering Place. Mariah’s gift registry can be found at https://www.babylist.com/baby-mariah-braafhart?fbclid=IwAR3beU8pbF1s07hqB5T4j28Y2Ubm6Dzh2jBLtDHgghuTAeewpYlac0xt5rU. Diapers, wipes, baby girl clothes, and gift cards are always a good idea, as well!


MINISTRY FAIR – Sunday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Worship Center, Coffee Shop, and in the foyer. Come and see where you can serve, learn, connect, and grow in Christ! If you are a ministry leader and would like to have your group represented, please contact Pat Bazal at 641-831-5115 or the church office at 641-792-1620. Hosted by Community Heights Women’s Ministries.


SOLAR PANEL INFORMATIONAL MEETING - Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Gathering Place. Community Heights has been investigating the opportunity to install solar panels on our property on the north side of the building. The purpose is to reduce our electric costs over the next couple decades and utilize solar power for most of our energy needs. The meeting is open to everyone interested, but especially our church membership. A representative from the solar company will be present to answer questions.


FREE COPIES OF THE BOOK GENTLE AND LOWLY – are still available in the welcome center. These books were generously provided by Crossway, a not-for-profit Christian ministry that exists solely for the purpose of proclaiming the gospel through publishing and other means. A study guide is available at crossway.org if you would like to use Gentle and Lowly as a small group or personal Bible study.


MEN’S MINISTRIES

NEW MEN’S STUDIES have started, but it’s not too late to join! Here are all the details!


Wednesdays – 6:30 p.m.:

ROMANS: The letter that changed the world – Room 101/102 – led by Mike Morrison and Stan Galloway

COLOSSIANS - Room 104 – led by Josh Wermager and Jacob Parsons

7 Challenges Men Encounter by Vince Miller – 1440 Cardinal Ridge Dr. – led by Lynndon Shilling. Starts Wednesday, Sept. 22.


Wednesdays don’t work for you? New Non-Wednesday group with time and date to be determined:

Contact Eric Pearson at 563-506-3851 if interested. First study will likely be Called to Act: 5 Disciplines for Men by Vince Miller – Room TBA - led by Eric Pearson. If you have NOT been in a men’s group or it has been a while, we will start a new group/time.


Thursdays – 5:30 a.m.:

Bible Study and prayer – Community Heights Coffee Shop – led by Kory Dunsbergen


Service to Church and Community:

Jason Lauterbach would like to recruit a group of men who are willing to serve/help the elderly/disabled/struggling members of our church and the community. Anything from tree cutting, home/auto/appliance repair, moving things, etc. If you are willing to serve, please contact Jason or the church office to get on the contact list.


WOMEN’S MINISTRIES

NEW BIBLE STUDY – TWO SESSIONSMessy People-Life Lessons from Imperfect Biblical Heroes, a 7-week Bible Study by Jennifer Cowart. Mondays starting Sept. 20 from 6-7:15 p.m. in Room 103, led by Karen Hurt; and Tuesdays starting September 21 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in Room 103, led by Anna McNeel. Childcare will be available for both sessions if needed. Cost for the book is $10 and is due at the first meeting. Sign up in the foyer or online at https://communityheights.breezechms.com/form/5dfbe4


THE BOOK OF ROMANS – Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. to noon, starting September 21, at the home of Amy Roth, 1490 Cardinal Ridge Dr., Newton. Led by Amy Roth. Sign up in the foyer or online at https://communityheights.breezechms.com/form/f0831a


BOOK DISCUSSION – You're Not Enough (and That's Okay) Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love, by Allie Beth Stuckey. Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. starting September 22 in Room 103. There is a $10 charge for the book, due at the first meeting. Or you can get a Kindle version on your own if you’d like. Sign up in the foyer or online at https://communityheights.breezechms.com/form/89c018.


SAVE THE DATE – Priscilla Shirer “Going Beyond” simulcast – Saturday, Oct. 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Worship Center. More information coming soon!


PRIME TIME (55+):

KALONA TRIP - Thursday, Oct. 7. Join our 55+ group for a daytrip to Kalona, IA, an Amish community about 88 miles southeast of Newton. The trip will include an Amish home-cooked meal of roast beef and a variety of salads, sides, and desserts, followed by a stop at an Amish bakery. Sign up in the foyer or at https://communityheights.breezechms.com/form/028b59. If you sign up online, you will also need to pay online. The cost is $18 per person and includes meal, gratuity, and transportation on the church van. We’ll meet in the church parking lot and leave at 10:00 a.m. Deadline for signup is Sunday, Sept. 26. Limited to 40 people.


ALLIANCE WOMEN:

STAMP MINISTRY - Thank you so much for saving stamps for the National Alliance Stamp Ministry. More than 50 lesson series have been published nationally in 40 different denominations in Spanish speaking countries. The Community Heights Alliance Women have sent several boxes of used stamps to the Stamp Ministry in Fort Myers Florida where they are sold to stamp collectors. The funds raised have gone to spread the Gospel in Spanish by way of radio and print since 1972. If you have stamps to share, carefully leave a trimmed border of 1/4 to 1/3 inch around each stamp and place them in a plastic bag. Please do not use paper clips! Place your plastic bag of stamps in the box that is on the shelf outside of the Church office. 


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - Bruce Showalter from the Newton Housing Development is looking for volunteers to help with the new construction Habitat for Humanity house at 921 N. 4th Ave. W. A workday is scheduled for Sept. 16. You can sign up for 8 a.m. to noon, 1-4 p.m., or all day. Sign up at the link below.

https://jaspercountyhabitat.org/volunteer/


TEACHING POSITION AT NEWTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL - Newton Christian School is seeking a music teacher for kindergarten through 4th grade and a middle school band teacher. The school is seeking an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about sharing God's love through music. Please contact Nicole Van Wyk if you are interested in applying at 641-204-2265 or by email at principal@newtonchristianschool.com.


Last week's newsletter:

COLLEGE & CAREER FELLOWSHP (CCF) – Every Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Coffee Shop. Dinner is ALWAYS provided!

 

KIDS’ MINISTRY:

SUNDAY MORNINGS – Kids’ ministry is back on Sunday, September 5.  If you are an adult or teen willing to help with our super awesome kids, there is an opportunity for you! We need preschool leaders or helpers, nursery workers, and help at the check in counter. Serve during 9:00 or 10:30 a.m. service.

                                                                                                                                                                                 

NEXT STEPS CLASS - Wednesdays, Sept. 8-29 at 6:30 p.m. Room 106. If you're new to Community Heights or want to get connected, sign up at communityheights.org/next-steps/.

 

BABY SHOWER! Save the date for a baby shower for Mariah and baby Juliette Braafhart. Saturday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon in The Gathering Place. Mariah’s gift registry can be found at Mariah's Baby Registry. Diapers, wipes, baby girl clothes, and gift cards are always a good idea, as well!

 

MINISTRY FAIR – Sunday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Worship Center, Coffee Shop, and in the foyer. Come and see where you can serve, learn, connect, and grow in Christ! If you are a ministry leader and would like to have your group represented, please contact Pat Bazal at 641-831-5115 or the church office at 641-792-1620. Hosted by Community Heights Women’s Ministries.

 

SOLAR PANEL INFORMATIONAL MEETING - Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 7:00pm in the Gathering Place. Community Heights has been investigating the opportunity to install solar panels on our property on the north side of the building. The purpose is to reduce our electric costs over the next couple decades and utilize solar power for most of our energy needs. The meeting is open to everyone interested, but especially our church membership. A representative from the solar company will be present to answer questions.

 

FREE COPIES OF THE BOOK GENTLE AND LOWLY – are still available in the welcome center. These books were generously provided by Crossway, a not-for-profit Christian ministry that exists solely for the purpose of proclaiming the gospel through publishing and other means. A study guide is available at crossway.org if you would like to use Gentle and Lowly as a small group or personal Bible study.

 

MEN’S MINISTRIES                                                                                                                                                 

NEW MEN’S STUDIES have started! Here are all the details!

Wednesdays – 6:30 p.m.:

ROMANS: The letter that changed the world – Room 101/102 – led by Mike Morrison and Stan Galloway

COLOSSIANS - Room 105 – led by Josh Wermager and Jacob Parsons

7 Challenges Men Encounter by Vince Miller – 1440 Cardinal Ridge Dr. – led by Lynndon Shilling. Starts Wednesday, Sept. 22.

 

Wednesdays don’t work for you? New Non-Wednesday group with time and date to be determined:

First study will likely be Called to Act: 5 Disciplines for Men by Vince Miller – Room TBA - led by Eric Pearson. If you have NOT been in a men’s group or it has been a while, we will start a new group/time.

 

Thursdays – 5:30 a.m. Bible Study and prayer – Community Heights Coffee Shop – led by Kory Dunsbergen

 

Service to Church and Community:

Jason Lauterbach would like to recruit a group of men who are willing to serve/help the elderly/disabled/struggling members of our church and the community. Anything from tree cutting, home/auto/appliance repair, moving things, etc. If you are willing to serve, please contact Jason or the church office to get on the contact list.

 

WOMEN’S MINISTRIES

NEW BIBLE STUDY – Messy People-Life Lessons from Imperfect Biblical Heroes, a 7-week Bible Study by Jennifer Cowart. Tuesdays starting September 21 in Room 103. Two sessions: 9:30-10:45 a.m. led by Anna McNeel (childcare provided) and 6:00-7:15 p.m. led by Karen Hurt (no childcare). Both sessions meet in room 103. Sign up in the foyer or online at https://communityheights.breezechms.com/form/5dfbe4

THE BOOK OF ROMANS – Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. to noon, starting September 21, at the home of Amy Roth, 1490 Cardinal Ridge Dr. Newton. Led by Amy Roth. Sign up in the foyer or online at https://communityheights.breezechms.com/form/f0831a

BOOK DISCUSSION – You're Not Enough (and That's Okay) Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love, by Allie Beth Stuckey. Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. starting September 22 in Room 103. There is a $10 charge for the book, due at the first meeting. Or you can get a Kindle version on your own if you’d like. Sign up in the foyer or online at https://communityheights.breezechms.com/form/89c018.

SAVE THE DATE – Priscilla Shirer “Going Beyond” simulcast – Saturday, Oct. 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Worship Center. More information coming soon!

 

PRIME TIME (55+):

KALONA TRIP - Thursday, Oct. 7. Join our 55+ group for a daytrip to Kalona, IA, an Amish community about 88 miles southeast of Newton. The trip will include an Amish home-cooked meal of roast beef and a variety of salads, sides, and desserts, followed by a stop at an Amish bakery. Sign up starting Sunday, Sept. 5 in the foyer and at KALONA TRIP SIGN-UP. If you sign up online, you will also need to pay online. The cost is $18 per person and includes meal, gratuity, and transportation on the church van. We’ll meet in the church parking lot and leave at 10:00 a.m. Deadline for signup is Sunday, Sept. 26. Limited to 40 people.

 

ALLIANCE WOMEN:

STAMP MINISTRY - Thank you so much for saving stamps for the National Alliance Stamp Ministry. More than 50 lesson series have been published nationally in 40 different denominations in Spanish speaking countries. The Community Heights Alliance Women have sent several boxes of used stamps to the Stamp Ministry in Fort Myers Florida where they are sold to stamp collectors. The funds raised have gone to spread the Gospel in Spanish by way of radio and print since 1972. If you have stamps to share, carefully leave a trimmed border of 1/4 to 1/3 inch around each stamp and place them in a plastic bag. Please do not use paper clips! Place your plastic bag of stamps in the box that is on the shelf outside of the Church office. 


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - Bruce Showalter from the Newton Housing Development is looking for volunteers to help with the new construction Habitat for Humanity house at 921 N. 4th Ave. W. Workdays are scheduled for Sept. 8, 9, and 16. You can sign up for 8 a.m. to noon, 1-4 p.m., or all day. Sign up at the link below.

https://jaspercountyhabitat.org/volunteer/


TEACHING POSITION AT NEWTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL - Newton Christian School is seeking a music teacher for kindergarten through 4th grade and a middle school band teacher. The school is seeking an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about sharing God's love through music. Please contact Nicole Van Wyk if you are interested in applying at 641-204-2265 or by email at principal@newtonchristianschool.com.