Thousand Hills Baptist Association
Friday, October 18, 2019

Baptist News & Events

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

Next one is October 13. Lunch starts at 11:30 and ends at 1:00.  

Church Finance Workshop, November 12, Fellowship Baptist, Kirksville

Our new Church Development Coordinator, Pastor Randy Quick, is putting together an associational workshop on church finances. The target audience is: church treasurers, church finance committees/teams, pastors and pastor’s wives. Pastor Randy will speak along with Spencer Hutson and Gene Foster of the Missouri Baptist Convention.
There will be three sessions:
     Pastor Randy Quick - Using God's money for His glory
     Gene Foster - Update on providing church staff/pastor compensation in the best way
     Spencer Hutson - How to promote managing money in God's church the best way
          (church budgets and good accounting practices) and to point people to money management training
          opportunities to help people manage money well in their household.
We will have a dessert fellowship during the break time.  We will start promptly at 7 pm and end promptly at 9 pm.  Come update your skills.  Bring your finance team and your church treasurer.

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 

Rheubin L. South Missouri Missions Offering
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
29 Hymn Sing, FBC La Plata, 6 PM
3    Grand Oaks Board Meeting, Chillicothe, 1 pm
4-5 Pastor and Wife Retreat, Calvary Baptist Church, Hannibal (sponsored by associations in NE Missouri)
8    Association WMU Meeting, 7 pm, FBC La Plata
12  Fifth Annual Women's Retreat at Open Arms Baptist Church, Macon, 10 am - 3 pm
13  Ministers lunch - Location TBA
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
28-29 Thanksgiving Holiday - THBA office closed 
6    Pastors/Wives Christmas Dinner, Location TBA, 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 Camp Team Mtg, Fellowship Baptist, 5:30 PM
21-23 Midwest Advance conference, Springfield, IL
23 THBA Executive Board Mtg., Rehoboth Baptist, 6:30 PM