Thousand Hills Baptist Association
Sunday, May 19, 2019

Baptist News & Events

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

Next one is May 21 at Mi Casa. Lunch starts at 11:30 and ends at 1:00.  

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.
More information on the meeting will be forthcoming. 

Pastor Larry Gibson honored for 25 years of ministry

Pastor Larry Gibson and his wife, Sue, were honored for 25 years of ministry at Fellowship Baptist Church, Kirksville, March 30th. A program was held with speakers, photos, videos and refreshments. The Gibsons have served in Kirksville since 1994.  

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. 

Co-Ed Pinewood Derby, April 27, Fellowship Baptist Church


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Branches campaign is to raise funds for the construction of a storm shelter and multipurpose building to replace the outdated Parker Hall.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 Pastor Randy Quick 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 

6 Youth camp leader registration due
12 Mother’s Day
19 National Day of Prayer for VBS
21 Ministers lunch, Mi Casa, Kirksville, 11:30 AM
24 Youth camper registration due
27 Memorial Day (office closed)
7 Children’s camper/worker registration due
9-10 SBC Pastors Conf. and WMU Annual Mtg.
11-12 Southern Baptist Convention, Birmingham, AL
16 Father’s Day
17-21 Youth Camp, Grand Oaks, Chillicothe
18 Minister’s lunch, location TBA, 11:30 AM
24 Children’s camp training, FBC Atlanta, 6:30 PM
24 -July 1 Alaska Mission Trip, Palmer AK
9 Children’s camp training, Fellowship Baptist, 10 AM 
30 Hymn Sing, Coatsville Baptist, 7 PM
1-5 Children’s Camp, Grand Oaks, Chillicothe
4 Independence Day (office closed)
7-August 1 Wisconsin Mission Trip, Madison, WI