Thousand Hills Baptist Association
Sunday, September 19, 2021

Baptist News & Events

Monthly Pastors & Ministers Lunch 

Meet on the third Tuesday of the month 
Next one is September 21, 11:30-1 pm @ La Pa Restaurant in Kirksville. 

Bro. Scott Dalrymple at Home with the LORD!

Bro. Scott Dalrymple passed away July 23rd in Illinois. He was the former pastor of First Baptist Church, Bevier, retiring from that pastorate after 34 years in 2019. A memorial service was held at FBC Bevier on July 28th at the church. Members, friends and family told stories of his love for the Lord, preaching, his family and fishing. The association extends sympathy to his wife Denice and his two sons Obie and Clark. 

Pastor Position Opening at Broadlawn Baptist Church, Unionville 

The Broadlawn Baptist Church, Unionville is seeking a bivocational pastor to shepherd their conservative flock. Candidates must support the SBC, MBC and the Baptist Faith and Message, 2000. Send resume and doctrinal statement to Pastor Search Committee, 419 A. 19th St., Unionville, MO 63565. E-mail to:

THBA Annual Meeting, September 12, Hamilton Street Baptist Church, Kirksville

The annual meeting of the Thousand Hills Baptist Association will be held at Hamilton St. Baptist Church, Kirksville on Sunday afternoon and evening, Sept. 12th.  Information on the meeting and a meal and messenger registration form is available on our special Annual Meeting page.   Please plan to dismiss evening services if you have them and join the association for a meeting and worship experience with Dr. John Yeats of the Missouri Baptist Convention.  

The deadline for meals reservations is Friday, Sept. 3rd.  

NEMO Pastor/Wife Retreat October 1-2

The Retreat will be Calvary Baptist church in Hannibal.  Kevin Collins and Melody Satterwhite are the speakers.
Registration fee is $15.   Scholarships are available,

NEMO Sunday School/ Evangelism Conference Saturday, October 30, 9 AM - Noon

The Conference will be held at First Baptist, Shelbina.    Brad Bennett and Brent Longnecker, will be the speakers. 

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.     

One of our own was a winner in 2021.  Ms. Delaney Sawyer, a member of FBC La Plata and sophomore at Southwest Baptist University won the scholarship with a paper on the Oath of Loyalty that was adopted as part of the revised Missouri state constitution in 1865.  The MBC Pathway noted that "she gave a strong legal and biblical defense as to why the Loyalty Oath was contradictory to the U.S. Constitution and was unbiblical in that believers should only swear their allegiance to God.  And the law was repealed thanks in much part to Missouri Baptist opposition." 


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Association Calendar at a Glance       

2 NEMO Cowboy Church, Kirksville Livestock Market, 7 PM
3 Annual Meeting Dinner Reservations Due, 3 PM
6 Labor Day (office closed)
12 THBA Annual Meeting, Hamilton St. Bapt, Kirksville 3 PM
16 Camp Team Mtg., Fellowship Baptist, Kirksville, 5:30 PM
21 Ministers Lunch, La Pa Restaurant, Kirksville, 11:30 AM
22  See You at the Pole
23-24 DOM to Pathway writers retreat, Jefferson City
1-2 NEMO Pastor/Wife Retreat, Calvary Baptist, Hannibal
7 Grand Oaks Board Meeting, Chillicothe, 12:30 PM
7 NEMO Cowboy Church, Kirksville Livestock Market, 7 PM
19 Ministers Lunch, La Pa Restaurant, Kirksville, 11:30 AM
25-26 Missouri Baptist Convention, Branson
30 NEMO Sunday School/Evangelism Conf., Shelbina FBC