Thousand Hills Baptist Association
Sunday, August 09, 2020

Baptist News & Events

Monthly Pastors & Ministers Lunch Resumed

The next one is July 21. La Pa Restaurant in Kirksville, 11:30-1.

Summer Missionary Ready to Help

Morgan Alexander is the summer missionary in the association this summer. She graduated in May with a Masters degree.  Morgan is available to help with vacation Bible schools, youth activities, and kid’s ministries the association churches this summer. She still has some available times to be scheduled to serve in THBA churches. Contact THBA director of missions Richard Nations to schedule Morgan to serve in your church. Call 660-342-7658 or email

Fresh Food Available

The Missouri Baptist disaster relief ministry has been providing fresh produce to associations this summer. 25 pound boxes of fruit and vegetables are available for churches and food pantries throughout the months of June, July and August. Churches may receive a full pallet of the food (40 boxes) or just a few boxes to distribute. To arrange to receive some of this food, contact the director of missions, Richard Nations, at 660-342-7658. 

THBA Executive Board Meeting July 23
Fellowship Baptist, Kirksville, 6:30 pm

More information to come.

Save the Date for the THBA Annual Meeting at Rehoboth Baptist, Kirksville
September 13. 3 PM to 8 PM 

Bro. Willie McLaurin, Vice President for Convention Relations of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, Nashville, Tennessee will be the keynote speaker. Bro. Willie ministers across the nation telling the story of the SBC Cooperative Program ministries and promoting missions work. He formerly was a leadership specialist and assistant to the executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Convention. He will be spending the weekend with the association and encouraging the messengers and guests of the association to be more involved in missions work.
Pastors: Plans are being arranged for Bro. McLaurin to stay over for a pastor’s breakfast in Kirksville on Monday, September 14th at 8 AM. 

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   Office closed, Independence Day holiday
21 Pastor Lunch, LaPa Restaurant, Kirksville, 11:30 AM
23 THBA Leadership Council, Fellowship Baptist, 5 PM
23 THBA Executive Board Mtg., Fellowship Baptist, 6:30 PM
18 Pastor Lunch, LaPa Restaurant, Kirksville, 11:30 AM
20 State Fair Evangelism, Sedalia
30 Hymn Sing, Coatsville Baptist Church, 7 PM
7   Office closed, Labor Day holiday
13 THBA Annual Meeting, Rehoboth Baptist, 3-8 PM