Thousand Hills Baptist Association
Thursday, April 02, 2020

Baptist News & Events

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

Next one is April 21 at La Pa Restaurant in Kirksville
Lunch starts at 11:30 and ends at 1:00.

Piano available

A Baldwin spinnet piano is being made available free for a church in the association. It is approximately 30 years old and is in good condition.  The piano belonged to Anna Ruby of La Plata and she has passed away.  Her husband Everett would like to give it to a church or make it available to a family for a very reasonable cost.  Contact Everett at 660-299-0018.

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering in March
North American Missions

The national goal this year is $70 million. The Missouri goal is $2 million.
Click here to order promotional materials.  Videos on featured missionaries are available at                          
The North American Mission Board also has STORIES OF MISSION videos to share.

Thousand Hills  Co-Ed Pinewood Derby 
Omaha Baptist Church, Unionville
Postponed until further notice

For kids in grades 1-6.  The OUTLAW Derby is for everyone else!
Registration begins at 10 am.  
Car kits are available from the THBA office for $6.  Call 660-342-7658 to arrange a pick up time.
Click here for a copy of the official Rules & Regulations as well as the letter with information for the churches.
Directions to Omaha Baptist Church are also on the Rules which you can copy and distribute to everyone who wants to enter.
More information is available on the
Children's ministry page. 

News from the Churches

First Baptist Church, Bevier has called Rob Nessler as their pastor. Pastor Nessler is from Aurora, Colorado. He is married to Eleia and they have two daughters. Pastor Nessler begins his ministry in Bevier on March 22nd. 

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  

7   Pastors/Directors VBS Training, Fellowship Baptist, 10 AM
7   Pastors Lunch, La Pa Restaurant, Kirksville, 11:30
17-18 DOM Retreat, Jefferson City
22  Richard Marsh, Elder Ordination, FBC Atlanta, 2:30
29   Hymn Sing, Worthington Baptist, 7 PM
2   Grand Oaks Board Mtg., Chillicothe, 12:30 PM
4   Pinewood Derby, Omaha Baptist, Unionville, 10 AM Postponed
4   Missouri State WMU Meeting, St. Charles
10 Good Friday
12 Easter Sunday
13 Office closed (Easter holiday)
14 Regional WMU Mtg., FBC Bevier, 7 PM  Cancelled
18 VBS Training for all ages, FBC La Plata, 9 AM - Noon
21 Pastors Lunch, La Pa Restaurant, Kirksville, 11:30 AM
23 Executive Board Meeting, Hamilton St. Baptist, 6:30 PM
25 VBS Training for all ages, Lancaster Baptist, 9 AM - Noon
5   BSU Board Mtg., BSU, Kirksville, 7 PM
15 Youth Camp registration due
25 Office closed (Memorial Day holiday)
26-28 Summer Missionary Orientation, HLGU, Hannibal
29 Children's Camp registration due
31 Hymn Sing, Lancaster Baptist Church, 7 PM