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Compass 12/01/19

CHURCH-WIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS

This Week’s Worship Service

This Sunday guest speaker Jason Allen will be preaching. Today’s songs are Blessed Be Your Name, By Faith, The First Noel, and Joy To The World (w/Shout for Joy).

 

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.

 

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.

 

ADULT FAMILY & EQUIPPING MINISTRIES

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays

Need help in surviving the upcoming holidays? Recovering from the loss of a loved one is a complex process and can be especially painful during the holiday season. Hoffmantown Church is presenting the GriefShare Surviving the Holidays seminar which presents practical holiday survival tips for those navigating loss during a time others are celebrating. The class will be this Tuesday, December 3 in room B100 from 6:30-8:30pm. There is no charge for the class, but an RSVP to Tabitha at 858-8624 or tabithab@hoffmantown.org is requested.

 

Join the JOY!

Here’s your chance to be part of our Christmas Tradition at Hoffmantown. Our beautiful Nativity Gallery is a joyful part of our annual Christmas Season Musical weekend. Dozens and dozens of treasured nativity sets are brought in and displayed for all to see, appreciate and enjoy, this year on December 13, 14 and 15. And you’re invited to bring your own favorite nativity set, creche or treasured manger scene and be part of the celebration. It’s such a joy to watch parents and grandparents guide their little ones through the displays, helping to explain the true meaning of Christmas, as they enjoy cookies, hot cider and yuletide fellowship. Each treasured set is accompanied by a written description and explanation recounting how it was acquired, where in the world it came from, what special significance or Christmas message is remembered every year. All those in our church family, K-Groups, Children’s and Student ministries are encouraged to bring your favorite nativity set to display and share—the more, the merrier! Make it a class project and “Join the Joy!” For more information, contact Tabitha Baker at 858-8624 or tabithab@hoffmantown.org.

 

CHILDREN & STUDENT FAMILY MINISTRIES

Young Lives Ablaze Camp (Kids Camp)

Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the child in your life who is in 2nd-6th grade? Consider gifting the experience of Church Camp! Young Lives Ablaze Camp (Kids Camp) is an incredible week of fun for kids but most importantly a week of spiritual growth! Interactive Bible studies and exciting worship services challenge kids to grow in their faith. Fun activities will include mega inflatable night, campfire and s’mores, climbing wall, and talent show. Camp is held at Inlow Baptist Camp, near Tajique, NM. The goal for camp is for your kids to grow closer to God through this mountaintop experience. Registration will be available March 1-May 6. The cost of camp is $200. If you would like to gift camp, early payments will be accepted in the Kids Ministry office. Children do NOT need to attend Hoffmantown to attend camp. Please contact Sarah Goodrich in Kids Ministry with any questions at sarahg@hoffmantown.org.

 

MISSION

Vaughn 1st Baptist Church

Vaughn 1st Baptist Church is in need of gently used blankets for their outreach to their local community. If you have any blankets you would like to donate, they can be dropped off at the Receptionist Desk. We greatly appreciate it.

 

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 atsusanf@hoffmantown.org or 858-8654 to sign up. Sign up sheets are also available in your K-Groups.

 

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

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Yellow is the new Blue!

Our distributor for our contribution envelopes that are mailed out each month have let us know that they will no longer be stocking the blue envelopes that we currently use. As soon as their blue stock runs out, you will begin receiving your contribution envelopes in yellow. We are so thankful for your faithful contributions and your support of Hoffmantown Church. If you have any questions regarding contribution envelopes, please call Catrina at (505) 858-8635.

 

Administrative Assistant Position Available

Hoffmantown’s Adult Family Ministry is seeking a full-time administrative assistant. Legacy, Men’s, Singles and Women’s Ministries are included in AFM. Applicants should be an active member of Hoffmantown Church, sense a calling to Christian service, able to work in various contexts, and proficient in software applications. Applications are available at the Receptionist Desk Monday through Friday. Please return completed applications to the receptionist. For job requirements, please contact Susan Franse at 858-8654 or susanf@hoffmantown.org.

 

Life Resource Center

The Running Man: Flying High for the Glory of God by Orville Rogers

Pilot and world champion runner Orville Rogers broke two world records at his first national meet in 2008. He was 90 years old. During his 60-year career in flight, he trained WWII fighter pilots, carried out secret missions during the Cold War, and ferried airplanes for jungle missionaries across the oceans. His is a life of challenge and risk, marked by tragic losses and remarkable successes. At every turn, he is guided by God and motivated by a passionate desire to serve Him. A fascinating look at the life of an extraordinary man, who at the age of ninety-nine continues to inspire, motivate, and challenge others.