Thousand Hills Baptist Association
Friday, May 14, 2021

Baptist News & Events

Monthly Pastors & Ministers Lunch 

Meet on the third Tuesday of the month 
Next one is May 18, 11:30-1 pm   
In May it will be held at Nurhachi Restaurant on North Baltimore St. in Kirksville. They feature a Mongolian buffet. Select your meats and vegetables and they will cook it and bring the food to you.



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, Kirksville Livestock Market

Pastor Tom Rowland and Caleb Perkins are planting a cowboy church in the facilities of the Kirksville Livestock Market.  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. 

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Branches campaign is to raise funds for the construction of a storm shelter and multipurpose building to replace the outdated Parker Hall. Pastor Rodney Dorr and Caleb Perkins are representing THBA on the fund raising committee.  They hope to raise $675,000.   For more information on Grand Oaks and the campaign go to

Pastors, Alert your Students!  Missouri Baptist Heritage Scholarship 

Southwest Baptist University, Missouri Baptist University, and Hannibal-LaGrange University are cooperating with the Missouri Baptist Historical Commission to offer three $2,000 scholarships annually to students attending SBU, HLGU, or MBU.  Applicants must do research and write a paper on some aspect of Missouri Baptist history.  All papers must be submitted no later than April 1 for the fall semester of the same year.
Click here for more information and application form.


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Association Calendar at a Glance       

1   Grand Oaks board meeting, Chillicothe, 12:30 PM
2   Good Friday
4   Easter Sunday
5   Office closed (Easter Holiday
10  Retirement Reception - Walter Griffen, Unionville, 2 PM
14-18 DOM on vacation in Des Moines - Son’s wedding
19   Pastors/Ministers Lunch, La Pa, Kirksville, 11:30 AM
22   Exec. Bd. Mtg., Rehoboth, Kirksville 6:30 PM
24   VBS Training, Fellowship Baptist, Kirksville 9 AM 
26   DOM to MBC Historical Commission Mtg, Jackson
4   BSU board meeting, Kirksville, 7 PM
9   Mother’s Day
17 Youth Camp Registration Forms Due
18 Ministers Lunch, Nurhachi Restaurant, Kirksville
24 Children’s Camp promotion mailed to churches
31 Memorial Day (office closed) 
7   Youth Camp staff training, Grand Oaks, Noon
7-11 Youth Camp, Grand Oaks
15  Ministers Lunch, La Pa Restaurant, Kirksville 11:30 AM
20  Father’s Day