Transition Team Update (November 16, 2018)
Pastor Joe Long’s message this Lord’s Day will be “Three Christian Attitudes” – I Thessalonians 5:16-18
Our Fall Festival was a tremendous success. We had approximately 1,000 attending. Our Evangelism team interacted with 117 people and of those 37 were receptive to knowing more about the Lord. This past week the team began follow up with these individuals and found them to be open to discussing spiritual issues and knowing more about Hoffmantown Church. Pray for this witness to be fruitful for the Kingdom.
The process has been completed for adding new sub-team members: Tara Chavez for Communications and Gayle Cilvik and Jeff McElwain for Ministerial. Each of these will bring valuable talent and knowledge to these teams.
Your response to the questionnaire from the Purpose/Mission/Vision Team has been amazing! You have until November 19 to submit your response.
Time Change for Congregational Meeting Sunday, December 2 at 3pm
Please join the Elders and Transition Team Sunday, December 2 at 3pm in the Worship Center for the next Congregational Meeting. Come and let us share what the Lord has led us to through your participation and His Word. Childcare will be available for this meeting for Birth–4th grade. For more information, contact Susan Franse at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-8654.
Christmas at Hoffmantown (The Nativity Symphony)
Don’t miss Christmas at Hoffmantown on Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15! Experience the story of Christ’s birth as the wonderful sights and sounds of The Nativity Symphony remind us what Christmas is all about. Join the Music and Worship Ministries, along with Drama and Children’s Choirs for this beautiful presentation beginning at 7pm both nights. Don’t forget to bring your family, friends, and co-workers!
The Nativity Gallery sign up deadline is quickly approaching. You can either sign up in your K-Groups or you can contact Morgan Rivera at 858-8633 or at email@example.com. The final day to sign up is on Sunday, November 25 at 12:45pm.
Wednesday Fellowship Meals for November/December 2018
5.00 per person/3.00 (children, 5 years and younger) (Serving Time: 5:15–6:15pm)
November 21–Thanksgiving Week- No Meal; November 28–Spaghetti w/ meat sauce & noodles, tossed salad, broccoli, garlic bread, assorted desserts; December 5–Marinated breaded chicken breast, corn casserole, Jello salad, cranberry sauce, roll, brownies w/ice cream.
ADULT FAMILY & EQUIPPING MINISTRIES
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 next Sunday, November 25 in room B206 for our monthly potluck. For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CASA Christmas Program
Hoffmantown’s Legacy Ministry in cooperation with Central Adult Senior Association (CASA) would like to invite you to join us for a Christmas Program on Thursday, December 6 at 9am. There will be a message, music, Christmas carols, and more! This event will take place at First Baptist Church, 1350 Bosque Farms Blvd., Bosque Farms, NM. Please bring a finger food to share and canned food or cash donation for the Rock at Noonday. For more information, contact Tom Walmsley at 286-1446.
Nativity Gallery Monitors Needed
We are need for a few volunteers to help serve at the Hoffmantown Church Nativity Gallery in the Fellowship Mall. As a monitor, you would: ensure that the nativities are not tampered with before, during, and after services. Answer any questions someone may have about the nativities on display. There is one open shift that is yet to be filled, for Sunday, December 16, from 8:30–11:30am. If you are interested in volunteering to monitor the Nativity Gallery during The Nativity Symphony service times, please contact 858-8633 or at email@example.com.
CHILDREN & STUDENT FAMILY MINISTRIES
Parents’ Night Out
Children’s Ministry is hosting a Parents‘ Night Out on Friday, November 30. Children 6 weeks–6th grade are invited to come to a fun night of activities and snacks while Mom and Dad enjoy an evening alone to go on a date or maybe even Christmas shopping. Cost is $10 per child with the family cost to not exceed $30. Slots are limited. Registration forms are available in the children’s lobby. Please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We are now accepting registrations for our November 25 Family Dedication for families wishing to dedicate children 12 and under. The registration flyer can be picked up at the main check-in counter in the Children’s wing of the Church. You can also download the form by going to http://www.hoffmantownchurch.org/childrens-ministry/. Please fill it out and email or deliver it to the Children’s Ministry office. Registrations must be turned in by Monday, November 19. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Goodrich at 858-8601 or at email@example.com.
Home groups have begun. High School and Middle School will meet this Tuesday. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the last week to help donate! Can you help those less fortunate in our body and throughout the city? We are providing food support and we need you help! Donations can be made out to Special Missions. Our goal is to raise at least 3,500.00 for this blessing moment.
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
Continue to pray for the SBDR volunteers and those affected by hurricanes, fires, and floods.
Trees are located by the Mission Cove, in the main foyer, and upstairs across from room B208. This year we have the opportunity to support 480+ children and families of those less fortunate. Step up and join the whole body in supporting this Merry Christmas moment! Gifts need to be returned by Sunday, December 2.
Life Resource Center
THE STORM–TOSSED FAMILY: How the Cross Reshapes the Home by Russell Moore
The family makes us and the family breaks us. It is the source of celebrations and tragedies. Our highest joys and our deepest pains typically come from our families. Most of us are part of a family, in one way or another. Dr. Russell Moore offers an interesting and comprehensive, theological perspective on all aspects of family as a reflection of the gospel. This is a thought-provoking book that will leave you thinking about your family in the light of the cross, the influences, the blessings, and the sufferings, whether your immediate family, your extended family, or your church family. The Storm-Tossed Family looks at marriage, divorce, children, your own mother and father, aging, and how God uses all of it in His plan of redemption.
The LRC will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, November 20 and 21, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
His Store Needs
His Store is in need of your help with the following food items: Ramen Noodles, Beef Soups, Canned Peas, Pork & Beans, Jelly (small jars), Oatmeal and Granola Bars. 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.