This Week’s Worship Service
This Sunday Steve Dighton will be preaching on Christmas is Coming (Isaiah 9:2-7). Today’s songs (for December 15) are Ringing In The Season, Nativity Celebration, Infant Holy Infant Lowly, Sing A Song of Bethlehem, and My Soul Will Sing.
Pastoral Search Team
The PST wants everyone to know that God is answering your prayers. As we continue to pray through each bump in the road, the Lord remains faithful to smooth the path before us, show us more of who He is, and where He wants us to go. We are as eager as anyone to see where our search will end, but God also wants to teach us how to wait and trust His promises. So, please join us in practicing patience! (Psalm 27:11-14)
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
On December 4, the Church Council met with Drew Hoey, Communications Team Coordinator, to discuss methods of communication with the church body. We also considered Ministry Councils Policies and Procedures and approved a schedule to review each ministry in detail beginning January 2020.
Year End Giving
Thank you all for your faithfulness in giving this year, here are some dates to remember for year end giving: In Person–at the church through Tuesday December 31, 2019 by 5pm; Online–through Tuesday December 31, 2019 before midnight at hoffmantownchurch.org; By Mail–contributions sent in the mail MUST be postmarked no later than December 31, 2019 to be included on your 2019 Contribution statement. Mail postmarked after December 31, 2019 will be posted to your 2020 Contributions. Also, those who are 70 1/2 years old or older can make an IRA rollover gift, which will satisfy your Required Minimum Distribution for the year and reduce your taxable income. Please contact Erica in the Finance Department at 505-858-8656 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
His Store Needs! His Store is in need of your help with the following food items: Oatmeal, Granola Bars, Crackers, Spaghetti Noodles, Canned Pork & Beans. 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.
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 email@example.com.
Life Resource Center
COME LET US ADORE HIM by Paul David Tripp
Who doesn’t struggle a bit with our culture’s emphasis on all the wrong things during the Christmas season? We are so bombarded with the commercial aspect of Christmas that it’s easy to forget the reason we’re rejoicing. Paul David Tripp has written a new devotional to help us focus our attention on what it’s really all about, the Lord Jesus Christ. Tripp reminds us that Jesus offers us the only solution to our biggest problem. We are separated from God. We exist in the brokenness of sin. We must understand the seriousness of the problem to appreciate the glorious nature of the solution, our Savior. We need to be captured once again by the amazing truth that God has not left us in our tragic state. Christmas is a celebration of God’s abundant mercy, grace and love; and that’s where our focus should be this Christmas season.
All boxed Christmas cards and all Christmas CDs are 10% off!