Thousand Hills Baptist Association
Sunday, January 19, 2020

Baptist News & Events

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

Next one is February 18 at La Pa in Kirksville.
Lunch starts at 11:30 and ends at 1:00.

THBA Executive Board Meeting, January 23, 6:30 pm
Rehoboth Baptist Church, Kirksville

The THBA Executive Board will meet Thursday, January 23 at 6:30 pm at Rehoboth Baptist Church, 100 Pfeiffer Road, in Kirksville.  Our association leaders will be giving ministry updeates.  We have a little business to discuss and then we will hear from Pastor Walter Griffen, Broadlawn Baptist Church, Unionville, for a message and then conclude with some snacks.

Each senior pastor is a board member automatically (and this includes interim pastors) and then one board member may be selected from each church to serve on the association board.

Chili Cookoff--BSU Fundraiser, February 9, 4-6 pm

The BSU is asking area churches to compete in the Chili Cookoff fundraiser.  They hope to make this an annual event.  Area churches will compete against each other to see who can take home the Chili Cookoff trophy.  BSU students will be the judges and church members will come and support their church.  Funds will be raised through the freewill donations of those attending and eating chili!  Please notify the BSU if your church will participate by leaving voice mail at 660-626-3639.

5th Annual Men's Initiative, February 28 @ 6pm, Putnam County Middle School

Meal at 6 pm.
Guest speaker:  Steven Rowland, Music Leader:  Brian Perkins
Door prizes will be given away with the main prize being a Henry 22 rifle.
Participating churches are asked to help with a financial contribution so the event can be free of charge to the men who come.
***More information is on this letter from founders of the event.  

Our thanks to the pastors who retired at the end of 2019

Rodney Dorr, Green City First Baptist Church.  Pastor Rodney and Geneva moved to Maysville, Missouri.
Roger Bushnell, Worthington Baptist Church.  He and wife Joy will remain in the Unionville area.
Scott Dalrymple, First Baptist Church, Bevier.  Pastor Scott and Denice will be moving to spend more time with grandchildren.

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. 

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

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Association Calendar at a Glance  

3     Daylight Savings Time Ends
7-8  LifeLine Pregnancy Help Center banquets - Truman State University Student Union
9     Youth Event sponsored by Life, BSU
12    Church Finance Workshop, Fellowship Baptist, Kirksville, 7 pm
14    Blessing of the Hunt event, NEMO Fairgrounds, 3 pm
22    Booster Banquet, HLGU, Hannibal, 6 pm
28-29 Thanksgiving Holiday - THBA office closed 
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (for international missions)
6    Pastors/Wives Christmas Dinner, FBC Kirksville, 6 PM
7-8 Christmas Pageant performances, FBC Macon 
15   Deacon Ordination Service, Friendship, Macon, 2:30 pm
15   Radio KOBC performance, Omaha Baptist, 6 pm
25-31 Christmas Holiday THBA office closed
29 Hymn Sing, FBC Downing, 7 PM
1    New Year’s Day, THBA office closed
14  Pastors Lunch at La Pa, Kirksville, 11:30 AM
14  Camp Team Mtg, Fellowship Baptist, 5:30 PM
19-21  MBC Youth Evangelism Conference, Columbia
21-23 Midwest Advance conference, Springfield, IL
23  THBA Executive Board Mtg., Rehoboth Baptist, 6:30 PM
4   BSU Board Mtg, BSU, Kirksville, 7 PM
9   BSU Area Church Chili Cook-off, BSU, Kirksville 4-6 PM