Compass – 1/20/19


Transition Team Update

Pastor Joe Long: “Signs of the Spirit in the Church”  Acts 2:42-47

An Encouraging Word: Hoffmantown Church is celebrating our 65th Anniversary. Check out the display in the Fellowship Mall highlighting some of our great history.

We give God all the Glory, Praise and Honor for the response we continue to receive for the chiller. Thank you for answering His call.

Ben Wyne has been nominated to serve as an Elder. He is now in a 30-day congregational review period which will end on February 4. Ben meets all the qualifications required in our bylaws Section 3.2. Anyone who has a Biblical objection to Ben serving as an Elder must submit that objection in writing to the Elder Council for consideration and response during this 30-day period.

Plan to attend the Congregation Meeting, Sunday, January 27 at 3pm. There will be updates from the Elders, the Ministerial, Communications and Purpose/Mission/Vision Committees, as well as from Governance. We welcome and encourage not only your attendance but your written questions in advance of the meeting.

For more information on the Transition Team, you can visit, or contact


Hoffmantown Congregational Meeting January 27

The next Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 27 at 3pm in the Worship Center. Childcare will be available for this meeting for Birth–4th grade. For more information, contact Susan Franse at or 858-8654.


Next Steps Class

Would you like to know more about Hoffmantown Church or desire to become a member? Consider attending our Next Steps class Sunday, January 27, 9:30am–1:30pm. The curriculum will cover history, doctrine, philosophy of ministry, and the membership process of Hoffmantown. Lunch will be provided with Elders, Pastors and staff in attendance. Please register by Monday, January 21 to reserve your spot! Please contact us at 858-8624 or for more information or to register.


Chris Branan to Retire

In December, Pastor Chris Branan announced his retirement effective March 31. Please take the opportunity to show your appreciation to Chris and Lois for their years of service at Hoffmantown Church. A reception will be held in March.


Wednesday Meals for January

January 23–BBQ Pulled Pork on a bun, chips, cole slaw, baked beans, banana pudding w/ whipped topping

January 30–Beef Stroganoff w/ noodles, mixed vegetables, orange jello salad, roll, orange swirl ice cream



Ministry Spotlight

We all need a place to come fellowship and grow in Christ together. Hoffmantown’s K-Groups, Life Groups and Adult Family Ministries are a great place for us to spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Come out to the Fellowship Mall TODAY to check out these different ministries and see how you can get involved.


Tuesday Afternoons

Tuesday Afternoons is for widows and widowers to come and study the Word of God, pray together and join each other in fellowship and fun. Join us this Tuesday, January 22, from 1:30-3:30pm in room B202. For more information, contact us at or 858-8633.


Friends Unlimited

Friends Unlimited is a ministry that encourages single women of all ages and stages of life who desire spiritually-based friendships, fellowship, and Christian growth. Please join us Sunday, January 27 in room B206 for our monthly potluck. Please contact for more information.


Legacy Ministry Seminar: End of Life Care

Please join us for a presentation about palliative and hospice care on Monday, February 4 at 10am or 6:30pm in room B100. The discussion will include healthcare options as well as volunteer ministry opportunities. Please RSVP to Morgan Drake at 858-8633 or at



Student Home Groups

High School and Middle School Student Home Groups meet every first and third Tuesday of the month. We begin at 6pm and conclude at 8pm. The study we are going through is Jesus Among Secular Gods. For more information, please contact us at



Mission Newsletter

Drop by the Mission Cove to pick up a copy of our brand-new Mission Newsletter! This newsletter will keep you up to date on all the happenings of your Hoffmantown Mission office.


Mission Outreach Schedule

Coming soon in February, is a 2019 schedule of outreach possibilities in all of JJSU.



His Store Needs!

His Store is in need of your help with the following food items: Beef “Meal” Soups, Chef-Boy-R-Dee canned products, boxed Macaroni & Cheese, small jars of Jelly, Crackers, Cereal. Please drop off these items at the Receptionist Desk at any time. Check expiration dates before donating your items. Thank you for serving our Lord by helping feed those in need.


Meals for the Moment

Have you run out of food before the next paycheck arrives? Has life overwhelmed you? Maybe a family member is in the hospital or dinner has escaped you? Do you suddenly have a ton of company and no groceries? Do you know of a family who could use a meal for any reason? Stop by the Receptionist Desk and pick up a frozen casserole made with love Monday thru Thursday 8-5pm and Friday 8-1:30pm.


Life Resource Center

Complete Guide to Bible Journaling

In the Complete Guide to Bible Journaling, you’ll learn all about the different types of techniques and tools that today’s Bible journalers use to connect their faith with creativity. In addition to faith stories and journaling tips, inside you’ll find stencils, stickers, and more; along with examples, both simple and elaborate, for inspiration.


City-Wide Talent Show for Mid & High School Students

The Albuquerque God’s Talent Auditions, presented by the Janow Music Academy, will take place at Hope Christian School, 8005 Louisiana Blvd NE, ABQ NM 87109, on Friday, March 1, at 6:30pm. Deadline to submit audition applications is Thursday, February 28. The entry fee is $20 per act ($300 cash prize to winner of AGT Live March 8). The audition is open to middle school and high school students Only – including accompanists. For more information, please visit


Chiller Receipts To Date: $161,294

Last week we received $31,678 toward the chiller replacement. We are now at 53.76% of our 300K goal, leaving $138,706 to go. Thank you for your support of this much needed project.