Thousand Hills Baptist Association
Saturday, August 24, 2019

Baptist News & Events

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

Next one is August 20. Lunch starts at 11:30 and ends at 1:00.  

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

Dr. Mark Millman will preach at the evening worship service.  He is the Director of Missions for Southern Wisconsin Baptist Association, Madison, WI. He is also the NAMB church planting strategist for Wisconsin. 
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.
Check out the Annual Meeting Page for details. 

NEMO Pastor and Wife Retreat, October 4-5
Hannibal, Calvary Baptist Church

Tom and Rhonda Hufty will speak at the NEMO Pastor and Wife Retreat. The associations in northeast Missouri offer this retreat for pastors and wives to get away for a weekend, enjoy Hannibal, a nice hotel, some good food and inspiring messages from Tom and Rhonda Hufty. They are pastor and wife at FBC, Maryville, Illinois. Get more information on our Pastor Resources page.

Camp Team Report

Youth camp - 141 campers total, 41 from THBA. 2 salvation decisions.
Intro to Camp retreat - 31 campers and parents attended
Childrens' camp - 70 campers and 2 salvation decisions.
The association is grateful for all the camp volunteers who make this happen each year. Bob Crump is the camp coordinator.  

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 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 LaPa Restaurant, Kirksville, 11:30 AM
24 Special Needs Adults VBS, FBC Kirksille, 1:30-4 PM
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
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 

3 Daylight Savings Time Ends
7-8 LifeLine Pregnancy Help Center banquets - Truman State University Student Union
14 Blessing of the Hunt event, NEMO Fairgrounds
28-29 Thanksgiving Holiday - THBA office closed