Thousand Hills Baptist Association
Sunday, March 24, 2019

Baptist News & Events

Pastors' Lunch 3rd Tuesday of each month at 11:30

Next one is April 16. Lunch starts at 11:30 and ends at 1:00.  

Association Churches Urged to Give Used Literature to Love Packages

Love Packages is a ministry in Butler, IL which collects Christian literature and ships it to English-speaking countries around the world.  In 2018 they shipped 1,592 tons (3,184,000 pounds) of literature to countries like the Philippines, South Africa, and Ghana.  It is estimated that every piece of literature on the mission field will have an average of 20 reads.  We can help by collecting our used Sunday School literature, magazines, books (non-fiction), Bibles, tracts, devotionals, etc.  Giving Hope Ministries in Kirksville will come to your church and collect the materials that you collect.  Call 660-216-4183 for pickup.  This won't cost you anything and is a great way to recycle materials for the Kingdom!  You can learn more about Love Packages at 

NEMO Cowby Church Plant, Adair County Sale Barn

Pastor Tom Rowland and Caleb Perkins are planting a cowboy church in the facilities of the Adair County Sales Barn, Kirksville.  Services on the first and third Thursday nights of the month at 7 pm.  The Kirksville Livestock Market is located just north of Kirksville just to the west of Highway 63. 

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Collected in March

This offering is for North American missions.  
The national goal is $70 million; the state goal is $2 million.

Bivocational Pastors & Wives Retreat, April 5-6 

First Baptist Church Macon is holding a free weekend retreat for bivocational pastors and wives.  Dr. Daniel Block, professor emeritus of Old Testament at Wheaton College, will be the speaker.  The retreat will begin Friday evening at 5;30 pm with a banquet and message from Dr.  Block.  Guests will be hosted at the Comfort Inn.  On Saturday the session will begin at 10 am and a lunch and evening meal will be served.  This is held in conjunction with the FOCUS conference of FBC Macon.
Free to THBA bivocational pastors and wives, register with Jan Orbin by Monday, January 24,  660-385-3714. 

Missouri WMU Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting, April 5-6, Kearney, MO

Theme is UNSHAKABLE PURSUIT.  Join in the pursuit to know God more, show His love unconditionally, and make disciples who make disciples.
Speakers:  Rosalie Hunt, storyteller and author.  Also missionary speakers, breakout sessions, ministry projects, WMU training, and more.
Pre-registration and more information opens January 2019 at
Registration $45, Early bird $35.

Women's Retreat, Hamilton Street Baptist Church, April 13, 8:30-4:30 

The women of Hamilton Street Baptist Church invite all the women in the association to their SeaSide Escape Retreat (where women bask in God's presence) on April 13.  The church is located at 802 West Hamilton Street in Kirksville.  Registration and light breakfast begins at 8:30, program at 9.  
Details are available on this invitation.  You can also download a flyer to post in your church.
For more information, contact Dana Nelson.   If you have a Google account you can register online.

Executive Board Meeting, April 25, Novinger Baptist Church

The meeting begins at 6:30.  Mark your calendars--more information to come!

Co-Ed Pinewood Derby, April 27, Fellowship Baptist Church


Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly Reactivating Strong Roots New Branches Campaign

Their Strong Roots New Branches campaign is to raise funds for the construction of a storm shelter and multipurpose building to replace the outdated Parker Hall . Grand Oaks is located near Chillicothe.  Pastor Rodney Dorr and Pastor Randy Quick are representing THBA on the fund raising committee that has been reactivated by the camp board.  They hope to raise $675,000 in order to put a concrete storm shelter in place and later build a gymnasium and meeting space on top of the shelter. For more information on Grand Oaks and the campaign go to

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