Thousand Hills Baptist Association
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Baptist News & Events

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

Next one is March 17 at La Pa in Kirksville.
Lunch starts at 11:30 and ends at 1:00.

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.  

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering in March
North American Missions

The national goal this year is $70 million. The Missouri goal is $2 million.
Click here to order promotional materials.  Videos on featured missionaries are available at                          
The North American Mission Board also has STORIES OF MISSION videos to share.

Thousand Hills  Co-Ed Pinewood Derby, April 4
Omaha Baptist Church, Unionville

For kids in grades 1-6.  The OUTLAW Derby is for everyone else!
Registration begins at 10 am.  
Car kits are available from the THBA office for $6.  Call 660-342-7658 to arrange a pick up time.
Click here for a copy of the official Rules & Regulations as well as the letter with information for the churches.
Directions to Omaha Baptist Church are also on the Rules which you can copy and distribute to everyone who wants to enter.
More information is available on the Children's ministry page. 

News from the Churches

Bro. Paul Crossgrove is serving as the interim pastor at Worthington Baptist Church, Worthington.  Paul and his wife, Missy, are from Worthington where he has been serving as a deacon. He is also a remodeling contractor in the area.  
The Lancaster Baptist Church has called Bro. Mark Drummond, of Memphis, as their interim pastor.   

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  

4   BSU Board Mtg, BSU, Kirksville, 7 PM
9   BSU Area Church Chili Cook-off, BSU, Kirksville 4-6 PM
18 Minister’s Lunch, La Pa Restaurant, Kirksville, 11:30 AM
20 Camp Team Mtg., Fellowship Baptist, 5:30 PM
28 Men’s Initiative Rally, Unionville Middle School, 6 PM
 7   Pastors/Directors VBS Training, Fellowship Baptist, 10 AM
17-18 DOM Retreat, Jefferson City
29 Hymn Sing, Worthington Baptist, 7 PM
2  Grand Oaks Board Mtg., Chillicothe, 12:30 PM
4  Pinewood Derby, Omaha Baptist, Unionville, 10 AM
18 VBS Training for all ages, Location TBA, 9 AM
23 Executive Board Meeting, Hamilton St. Baptist, 6:30 PM
21 Regional WMU Mtg., Location TBA, 7 PM
25 VBS Training for all ages, Lancaster Baptist, 9 AM