Thousand Hills Baptist Association
Friday, February 15, 2019

Baptist News & Events

Pastors' Lunch 3rd Tuesday of each month
Meet at King's Buffet at 11:30

Next one is February 19. Lunch starts at 11:30 and ends at 1:00.  

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.  They plan to begin services on the first and third Thursday nights of the month at 7 pm staring February 7.

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Collected in March

This offering is for North American missions.  
The national goal is $70 million; the state goal is $2 million.
For free offering envelopes, prayer guides and posters, order online at
If you don't have internet access, call Laura Wells at 636-209-0027.

Bivocational Pastors & Wives Retreat, April 5-6 

First Baptist Church Macon is holding a free weekend retreat for bivocational pastors and wives.  Dr. Daniel Block, professor emeritus of Old Testament at Wheaton College, will be the speaker.  The retreat will begin Friday evening at 5;30 pm with a banquet and message from Dr.  Block.  Guests will be hosted at the Comfort Inn.  On Saturday the session will begin at 10 am and a lunch and evening meal will be served.  This is held in conjunction with the FOCUS conference of FBC Macon.
Free to THBA bivocational pastors and wives, register with Jan Orbin by Monday, January 24,  660-385-3714. 

Missouri WMU Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting, April 5-6, Kearney, MO

Theme is UNSHAKABLE PURSUIT.  Join in the pursuit to know God more, show His love unconditionally, and make disciples who make disciples.
Speakers:  Rosalie Hunt, storyteller and author.  Also missionary speakers, breakout sessions, ministry projects, WMU training, and more.
Pre-registration and more information opens January 2019 at
Registration $45, Early bird $35.

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 . Grand Oaks is located near Chillicothe.  Pastor Rodney Dorr and Pastor Randy Quick are representing THBA on the fund raising committee that has been reactivated by the camp board.  They hope to raise $675,000 in order to put a concrete storm shelter in place and later build a gymnasium and meeting space on top of the shelter. For more information on Grand Oaks and the campaign go to

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