Compass 10/6/19


This Week’s Worship Service

This Sunday Steve Dighton will be preaching on The Critical Nature of Making Decisions (Acts 1:15-26). Today’s songs are All The People Said Amen, Surely Goodness, Love and Mercy, Trust And Obey, and Lead Me Lord.


Pastoral Search Team Update

If you weren’t able to come to the church’s annual meeting last Sunday, the PST reported that we have received about 50 resumes for the lead pastor position. We are prayerfully reviewing and assessing each one against the criteria we have posted in the job description. The deadline to submit a resume for consideration is October 18. Pray for God’s Holy Spirit to clarify which man is best for Hoffmantown. We are also praying for the church body as you patiently wait for God’s timing.  (Psalm 16:9)


Church Council Members

Elders–Tom Caudill and Ben Wyne

Deacons–Chase Johnson and Allan Rider

Pastors–Tim Hale and John Rupley

Operations–Sam Mouck

At Large Members: 1-Year Term: Kirby Jefferson & Patricia Rogers

2-Year Term: Jeni Civerolo & Robert Ewing

3-Year Term: Steve Gnerich & Gwen Hughes


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, October 27, 9:30am-1:30pm. Please register by Monday, October 22 to reserve your spot! Please contact us at 858-8624 or for more information or to register.


October is Pastor Appreciation Month

God has instructed us to recognize His servants. As brothers and sisters in Christ, may we come alongside our pastors and elders to encourage and help them and faithfully hold them up in prayer every day! Please take time to pray for and encourage them as the Lord leads you. “But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction, and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another.” –1 Thessalonians 5:12-13



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, October 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, October 6. We will meet in the Worship Center from 7:30-8:15am. For more information, contact


Men’s Discipleship Breakfast

Men of Hoffmantown, you are invited to attend our quarterly Men’s Discipleship Breakfast on Saturday, October 19, from 7:30-9am in room B100. John Torrison will be speaking. For more information or to RSVP contact


Men’s Retreat, Registration CLOSED

Men of Hoffmantown, thank you for signing up for this exciting event. The retreat is at maximum capacity and registration is now closed. We are working hard on logistical information and will get it out to you soon. In the meantime, we will be having carpooling on November 1 at 1pm and 3pm. Please meet at Hoffmantown. If you are driving yourself, Men can arrive any time after 6pm on Friday for onsite registration and settling into rooms, and we will have our first big group session orientation meeting at 8pm. We will wrap up around 11am on Sunday and each man will be asked to help clean up their living areas. On Sunday, men should plan to grab lunch elsewhere, though there will likely be some food for guys that stick around to help with clean up. For more information, please contact



Disciple Now–November 15-17

DiscipleNow is a weekend that we pray will be a time of renewal for your students. The theme for the weekend is Revival Not Survival. The cost will be $35. Deadline to register is Sunday, October 27, so please register ASAP! Scholarships are available as needed. For more information or to register, please go


Disciple Now–November 15-17

DiscipleNow is a weekend that we pray will be a time of renewal for your students. The theme for the weekend is Revival Not Survival. The cost will be $35. Deadline to register is Sunday, October 27, so please register ASAP! Scholarships are available as needed. For more information or to register, please go


NexGen Homegroup

This is a friendly reminder that we have homegroup this Sunday from 5-7pm. If you are interested in attending, please contact 858-8624.



Last Call for Balloon Fiesta Volunteers!

There are still plenty of spots open to help us during the Balloon Fiesta! The dates for the outreach are: October 5, 10, 11, and 12. If you’d like to help, volunteers will be meeting at the Receptionist Desk at 3am. Yes, it is early, but we will be done by 6am. This is a great opportunity to show a simple act of love to people from around the world! If you have questions on volunteering, contact the Mission office or (505) 858-8660.



Fall Festival

Our annual Fall Festival will be held in the Worship Center on Thursday, October 31, 6-8pm. There are many opportunities for you to serve during this community outreach event including: registration, games, handing out candy, and more. Sign up today in the Fellowship Mall or in your K-Group. Candy collection also begins this weekend. Please drop off your candy in the marked containers throughout the church. For more information on this event as well as other opportunities to serve, visit



August Month-End Update from the Finance Council

(Our fiscal year starts in July)

August 2019                         August Actuals    YTD Actuals                          YTD Projected

Receipts / Income              $200,685                               $401,693                               $417,169

Expenses                               $277,924                              $515,673                               $542,930

Actual                                    $ -77,238                               $-113,980                             $-125,761

August YTD receipts (contributions and income) fell $77K short of our expenses for the month. At the same time, our YTD actual receipts, when compared to our projected receipts, fell short about $15K. Overall, our YTD loss is less than budget by about $12K. Thank you for your on-going faithful giving to the Lord through Hoffmantown Church. You are a blessing! Any time you have questions, please feel free to contact the church at 828-2600 to have one of the Finance Council members (Deborah Atencio, Kathy Dodson, Robert Ewing, Chris Messina, Bill Talbott or Laurie Wallis) contact you.


Sermon Tapes Available

Hoffmantown Church has thousands of sermon tapes (audio and video) dating back two decades that we are making available to the congregation! Please come to the hallway behind the Worship Center to pick out what you want. Cassette tapes and  ¾” Umatic videotape formats available. The tapes will be available Sundays October 6 and 13.


Wednesday Fellowship Meals for October

Wednesday evening meals are from 5:15-6:15pm. The cost is $5.

(Tea, coffee and water with all meals)

October 9 – BBQ Pork Sandwiches, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Chips, Banana Pudding with vanilla wafers

October 16 – Spaghetti w/ meat sauce, Broccoli, tossed salad, garlic bread, Pineapple Upside Down Cake

October 23 – Pork Loin and gravy, Rice, Glazed Carrots, rolls, Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream


Church Safety Meeting

You are invited to join the Hoffmantown Church Security Team to discuss church emergency response plans TODAY (October 6) at 12:30pm (immediately following K-Groups) in room B100.