Thousand Hills Baptist Association
Saturday, December 14, 2019

Baptist News & Events

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

Next one is January 14 at La Pa in Kirksville. (Note date change)
Lunch starts at 11:30 and ends at 1:00.

Annual Pastors & Wives Christmas Dinner, December 6 at 6 pm

The annual THBA dinner for pastors and wives will be held in the chapel of First Baptist Church of Kirksville at 6 pm on Friday evening, December 6th.  All pastors and associate pastors along with their wives and children are welcome to attend.  The meal will be catered.  Pastor Walter Griffen and Pastor Larry Gibson will lead the group in singing Christmas carols, accompanied by their guitars.  THBA Moderator Larry Aeschliman will deliver a Christmas devotional and there will be gifts for all.  
To attend, RSVP the association office with the number attending (and children's ages) by December 2.  Send an e-mail to or call 660-342-7658.

FBC Green City Invites Association to Join in Soup Supper with Belarus Pastor, December 5

Belarus Pastor and Family Soup Supper First Baptist Church, Green City invites the association to join them for a soup supper featuring Pastor Vasya Zimovoi and his family. Pastor Zomovoi serves as a minister of music in Kostyucovichi, Belarus. He will speak about ministry in his country through an interpreter. The event is Thursday, Dec. 5th at 6 PM. The church will provide a soup dinner. Pastor Rodney Dorr encourages RSVP responses at 816-724-0331 or 

THBA Pastors Retiring:  Rodney Door and Roger Bushnell

Pastor Rodney Dorr will retire from Green City First Baptist Church, December 31. Pastor Rodney and Geneva will be moving to Maysville, Missouri where they are having a home constructed.
Pastor Roger Bushnell will retire from Worthington Baptist Church, December 31. He and his wife Joy will remain in the Unionville area. He will take some rest and then will be available to supply preach in about six months.

THBA Welcomes New Pastor, Coatsville Baptist Church

Welcome to Pastor Steven Houser, new pastor at Coatsville Baptist Church located in Coatsville. The Houser family lives in Moulton, IA.

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     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, 3 pm
22    Booster Banquet, HLGU, Hannibal, 6 pm
28-29 Thanksgiving Holiday - THBA office closed 
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (for international missions)
6    Pastors/Wives Christmas Dinner, FBC Kirksville, 6 PM
7-8 Christmas Pageant performances, FBC Macon 
15   Deacon Ordination Service, Friendship, Macon, 2:30 pm
15   Radio KOBC performance, Omaha Baptist, 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  Pastors Lunch at La Pa, Kirksville, 11:30 AM
14  Camp Team Mtg, Fellowship Baptist, 5:30 PM
19-21  MBC Youth Evangelism Conference, Columbia
21-23 Midwest Advance conference, Springfield, IL
23  THBA Executive Board Mtg., Rehoboth Baptist, 6:30 PM
4   BSU Board Mtg, BSU, Kirksville, 7 PM
9   BSU Area Church Chili Cook-off, BSU, Kirksville 4-6 PM