Compass – 1/6/19


Transition Team Update

HAPPY NEW YEAR. The Transition team looks forward to seeing where God leads us here at Hoffmantown in the next year.


This Sunday, Nate Herbst will be sharing more about the Purpose, Vision, Mission statements we believe the Lord led us to as a church body – Romans 12:9-11.


The Transition Team and Elders would like to thank everyone who has generously pledged contributions for the new chiller. Your generosity will help keep our church comfortable for many summer activities and ministries for years to come. Pledge ornaments will be available through the end of January.


Ben Wyne has been nominated and it has been affirmed that he is being called by God to serve as an Elder for Hoffmantown Church. Ben has been reviewed by the Elders and meets the qualifications required in our Bylaws Section 3.2. He has been endorsed by the Elders and, in accordance with Bylaws Article 3.4, the 30-day congregational review period starts effective Sunday, January 6. 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 review. Ben and Barbara and some of the Elders will be available in the Fellowship Mall immediately after this service for a time of meet and greet. Please pray for Ben and Barbara as they begin this journey.


The primary focus of the next Congregational Meeting on Sunday, January 27 at 3pm will be an update to the congregation on the status of the Governance work which will lead to new by-laws.


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 for more information or to register.


Wednesday Meals for January

January 9–Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, tossed salad, broccoli florets, garlic toast, yellow cake w/icing;

January 16–Chicken Casserole, pear salad, green beans, roll, key lime pie

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



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 8, from 1:30–3:30pm in room B202. For more information, contact us at or 858-8633.


Men Leading from Their Knees

Brothers, please join us for a time of prayer on Sunday, January 13. We will meet in the Worship Center, from 7:30– 8:15am. For more information, contact


“Maximum Marriage By: Tommy Nelson” Thursday Evening Class

Join Steve and Harriett Byrd on an 11–week series in diving deep into what the Word of God says about healthy marriages and families and how they are based on the nature and character of God. The class will be start Thursday, January 10, from 7–8:30pm in their home! This class is open to married couples and singles. If you are interested in attending this class or have any questions, please contact our Equipping Ministry at 858-8624, or contact Harriet Byrd at 263-7844.


Necessary Conversations

French Funerals & Cremations will be presenting a 1½ hr seminar on “Necessary Conversations” on Monday, January 7 at 10am and again at 6:30pm in room B100. We will discuss end of life needs including options and benefits of advance-planning funeral arrangements. Contact 858-8633 for more information.



Student Home Groups Begin January 15

Home groups have begun. High School and Middle School 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


Preschool and Children’s Choir

Preschool and Children’s Choir starts back on Sunday, January 13. Both choirs meet 8:30–9:15am in the Children’s Wing. Preschool Choir is open to children who were 3 or 4 years old as of September 1, 2018. Children’s Choir is open to current kindergarten–6th graders. Choir is a year round activity with breaks at Christmas and in July. To enroll your child, please contact Megan Cherry at Registrations are accepted year round. More information can be found 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.


Lottie Moon Christmas Offering  

This offering helps support our IMB Missionaries in SE Asia, Europe, and beyond. Every gift makes a difference because 100% of your donation goes to the work of reaching every nation!


Mission Life Group

Give Your Talk a Walk! This class will help you learn how to share the love of Christ with others – even your family. There will be outreach opportunities available. This class is opened to servant-minded men and women at anytime during the semester.



Life Resource Center

God’s Way to Success and Daily Planner/Journal

It’s easy to get complacent or let busyness or feelings of inadequacies hold you back. But you were created for more! In God’s Way to Success, you’ll be led biblically to go deep with the Lord so that you can be a wise steward of the time, talents and resources He has given you. Jennifer Lee Smith, biblical life coach, speaker, writer and women’s ministry leader has written and designed a planner, a journal, and a combo of both to help you prioritize, set goals, and create new habits, all as you surrender to His will.


Chiller Receipts To Date: $119,724

Hoffmantown Church thanks you for your faithful giving!