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Compass 11/17/19

CHURCH-WIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS

This Week’s Worship Service

This Sunday Steve Dighton will be preaching Financial Faithfulness (Proverbs 3:9, 10). Today’s songs are Lion And The Lamb, Holy Is The Lord, Holy, Holy, Holy (Savior King), and Open My Eyes.

 

The Wonder of Christmas

Hoffmantown Church invites you to attend The Wonder of Christmas on December 13 and 14 at 7pm. Interact with the sights and sounds of Christmas as you sing along to some of our most beloved Christmas carols led by our Choir and Orchestra. Reflect upon the events that took place in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago as our Drama team presents the Living Nativity and as you peruse the Nativity Gallery. And enjoy some complimentary refreshments and Christmas music in the Fellowship Mall before the Worship Center doors open at 6:30pm. For more information, visit Hoffmantownchurch.org/Christmas.

 

Deck the Halls

Please join us on Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22, from 9am-9pm each day and Saturday, November 23 from 9am-3pm as we Deck the Halls for Christmas at Hoffmantown. Please sign up in your K-Group or call Debra Byrd in the evenings at 856-1631 if you are able to help with decorating or could bring soup, sandwiches or snacks for the group.

 

Elder Affirmations

Jim Dearholt and Mike Paquette have been nominated and it has been affirmed that they are being called by God to serve as Elders for Hoffmantown Church. Jim and Mike have been reviewed by the Elders and meet the qualifications required in our Bylaws Article V, Section 1. Jim has been endorsed by the Elders and the 30-day congregational review period started effective Sunday, November 10, and Mike has been endorsed by the Elders and the 30-day congregational review period starts effective Sunday, November 17. Anyone who has a Biblical objection of Jim or Mike serving as Elders must submit that objection in writing to the Elder Council for consideration and response during this 30-day review. Please pray for Jim, his wife, Tara, and Mike and his wife Amy, as they begin this journey.

Jim’s Testimony

Jim has been married to Tara for 25 years. They have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. They have owned Dearholt AutoCare for the last 31 years. Jim was invited to a Charles Duke breakfast in October 1992 by a member of Hoffmantown Church where he accepted Jesus as his Lord. Jim and Tara started attending Hoffmantown church the following week and have been active members since. They have been directors in the Jersak K-Group (formerly Cauwels) for the last 20 years. They have also served in many ministries within the church. Jim served as the chair of the men’s council last year and is a current member of the council.

Mike’s Testimony

Mike grew up in a Bible believing family. He accepted Jesus as his Lord when he was eight years old and was baptized at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Bel Air, Maryland, when he was nine. Mike and Amy have been married for 23 years and have three children: Brandon, Ellie, and Megan. They arrived in Albuquerque in 2012 with the Air Force. Since then, he has continued to work on Kirtland AFB with the Department of Energy. Shortly after arriving in 2012, Mike and Amy were invited to join a K-Group, and became members of Hoffmantown in early 2014. They have been coordinators for Financial Peace University at Hoffmantown, currently serve in the Music and Worship ministry, and have witnessed over and over again God’s faithfulness in their own personal lives, their marriage, their children, and others.

 

ADULT FAMILY & EQUIPPING MINISTRIES

A Legacy

The Legacy Ministry of Hoffmantown Church would like to recognize Peggy Lott who celebrated her 99th birthday on November 15. Presently, there are 4 generations of Peggy’s family that attend Hoffmantown Church. The Lord has used multiple generations of this Hoffmantown family in the development of Baptist churches and camps in southern New Mexico, the El Paso, Texas area and Louisiana over many years. Happy Birthday Peggy! We celebrate with you and your family the legacy that the Lord has accomplished through each of you.

 

CHILDREN & STUDENT FAMILY MINISTRIES

Family Dedication

We are now accepting registrations for our December 1 Family Dedication. All registrations must be turned in no later than Monday, November 25 at 5pm. Family Dedication is open to families with children under the age of 12 years. The registration flyer can be picked up at the main check-in counter in the Kids’ wing of the Church. You can also download the form on the website. Please fill it out and email or deliver it to the Children’s Ministry Office. If you have any questions about this dedication service, please contact Sarah Goodrich at 858-8601 or at sarahg@hoffmantown.org.

 

MISSION

Angel Tree

The 2019 holiday season has begun! With the season comes the opportunity to share our wealth with those less fortunate. Angel Tree helps bring Christmas presents to children with an incarcerated parent(s). If you would like to help provide for these children, grab an angel from one of the trees around the church. Gift drop-off deadline is Sunday, December 1.

 

Angel Tree Distribution/Sorting Volunteers Needed!

In addition to donating a gift, Angel Tree is also in need of volunteers who would be willing to help sort and/or deliver the gifts. The more, the merrier. If you are interested in helping, please contact the Mission office at 858-8660 or missions@hoffmantown.org.

 

SERVE

Volunteers Needed for Reception

As our guests arrive for the Wonder of Christmas presentation, they will have the opportunity to visit with friends, admire the Nativity scenes and be refreshed with hot apple cider and cookies in the Fellowship Mall.  We need volunteers for set-up, serving and clean up for the reception.  If you are able to help on Friday, December 13 and/or Saturday, December 14, 5-8pm, contact Susan Franse at susanf@hoffmantown.org or 858-8654 to sign up. Sign up sheets are also available in your K-Groups.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Life Resource Center

PRAYING THE BIBLE by Donald S. Whitney

Who hasn’t struggled with prayer at times? Too often we pray the same things about the same things, or we are at a loss for words or focus. In Praying the Bible, author Donald S. Whitney describes a simple yet effective method for focusing our prayer using Scripture. This short and practical book lays simple method for praying using Scripture as our starting point. This book was recommended by our guest speaker from early September, Derrick Lynch.

 

CHURCH COUNCIL

churchcouncil@hoffmantown.org

Current Members:

Elders: Tom Caudill & Ben Wyne                    Pastors: Tim Hale & John Rupley

Deacons: Chase Johnson & Allan Rider         Operations: Sam Mouck

At Large Members: Jeni Civerolo, Robert Ewing, Steve Gnerich, Gwen Hughes, Kirby Jefferson and Patricia Rogers

 

Reviewing Policies and Procedures

This week the Church Council met and prayerfully designed an agenda for next year’s tasks. Throughout the year we plan to meet with and get an update from each of our ministry leaders. We will also review the Policies and Procedures of each area of the church, including music, media, children, students, adults, missions, church council, elders, deacons, volunteers, finances, operations and maintenance, employees and job descriptions, employee handbook, and safety and security. Please keep us in your prayers.