Thousand Hills Baptist Association
Monday, July 15, 2019

Baptist News & Events

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

Next one is July 16 at Hamilton Street Baptist Church. Lunch starts at 11:30 and ends at 1:00.  
Steven Nelson, pastor of Hamilton St. Baptist Church invites the pastors and ministers and lay people to join him for a lunch and learn event.
Lunch will be provided with a freewill donation asked. Pastor Steven will show slides and artifacts from his trips to Israel on archaeological digs with Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is passionate about this topic and hopes to encourage pastors and laypeople to go to Israel on archaeological digs. Lay people are welcome to attend as well as pastors. Call the association office if you plan to attend. 

THBA Quarterly Executive Board Meeting, Thursday, July 25 at 6:30 pm.

Our leadership council will meet prior to that meeting at 5 PM.  It is going to be held at the Baptist Student Union building just off of the Truman State campus in Kirksville.  Address is 110 W. Normal Street.  Parking is available in the university parking lot just south of the BSU after 5 PM.  
The meeting will have reports and updates and a little business relating to the church building donated to the association in Greentop.  Bro. Brad Bennett, interim director of the Making Disciples team of the Missouri Baptist Convention, will speak following the business meeting.  
Refreshments will follow the meeting.

THBA Annual Meeting, September 8, 3-8 pm
Omaha Baptist Church, Unionville 

Mark Millman will preach at the evening worship service.  He is the Director of Missions for Southwest Wisconsin Baptist Association, Madison, WI.  
The annual meeting will be held up in Omaha Baptist Church, Unionville. That is a little off of our beaten path. Omaha is in northern Putnam County just a few miles south of the Missouri-Iowa border. It is on a gravel road in the small town of Omaha, just west of Highway 149. It’s about an hour and fifteen minutes from Macon and about 45 minutes from Kirksville. The church has a brand new facility and they have invited us to come up and be with them.

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 

1-5 Children’s Camp, Grand Oaks, Chillicothe
4 Independence Day (office closed)
9 WMU South Meeting at Mt. Tabor, 7 pm
16 Ministers lunch-Hamilton St. Baptist, Kirksville, 11:30 AM
25 THBA Leadership Council Mtg, , BSU, Kirksville, 5 PM
25 Executive Board Mtg., BSU, Kirksville, 6:30 PM
27-August 1 Nebraska Mission Trip, Grand Island NE
27 DOM mission trip to Madison, WI
3 NEMO WMU Equip Conf., FBC, Macon, 10 AM
13 State Fair evangelism at the Missouri Baptist tent, Sedalia, 2-6 PM
20 Ministers lunch - location TBA
2 Labor Day (office closed)
8 THBA Annual Meeting, Omaha Baptist, Unionville, 3 PM
17 Ministers lunch - location TBA
26-27 DOM to Pathway writer’s retreat, Jefferson City
29 Hymn Sing, FBC Queen City, 7 PM
4-5 Pastor and Wife Retreat, Calvary Baptist Church, Hannibal (sponsored by associations in NE Missouri)
12  Fifth Annual Women's Retreat at Open Arms Baptist Church, Macon, 10 am - 3 pm
28-29 Missouri Baptist Convention, Branson