Transition Team Update (December 14, 2018)
This Sunday, one of Hoffmantown’s own, Justin Pearson, will be speaking to the congregation. Justin has been a long-time member, he’s worked on staff, and is currently serving the Lord on the Mission field in Portugal. Please come and hear how God is using one of our own to further His Kingdom.
An Encouraging Word: Pastor Gregory shared – the youngest member of our council for student ministry asked, “Could we create blessing bags for the homeless?” She had noticed, while driving in the car with her family, people standing on curbs with signs. The Lord led her to the idea of blessing bags. I believe that this is a beautiful example of God’s leading in a person’s life, as well as a beautiful example of an opportunity for the Body to be engaged. On Sunday, December 16, the Student Ministry would like to join with volunteers from the body in assembling blessing bags for the homeless. We will meet in Building E for lunch at 12:30pm and assemble bags until 2pm. It will be a great time for fellowship, as well as an outreach to our community.
Save The Date
The next Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 3pm in the Worship Center. Childcare will be available for this meeting for Birth–4th grade. For more information, contact Susan Franse firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-8654.
2018 Audit Report
The Finance Council and Elders met with the Auditor on Thursday, December 6 to review the final Audit Report. The primary result is contained in the Opinion statement provided by the Auditor. The Opinion statement reads:
“In our (the Auditors) opinion, the financial statements referred to above (in the report) present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Hoffmantown Church as of June 30, 2018, and the changes in the net assets and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.” (GAAP) This Audit report gives us the assurance that financial matters are properly handled and that record keeping is accurate and complete. More details are available at hoffmantownchurch.org/transition.
CHILDREN & STUDENT FAMILY MINISTRIES
Student Home Groups Cancelled This Week Due to Finals
Home groups have begun. High School and Middle School will meet this Tuesday. We begin at 6pm. The study we are going through is Jesus Among Secular Gods. For more information, contact us at email@example.com.
College Winter Retreat
If you are between the ages of 18–24, then we would like to invite you to Hoffmantown’s College Winter Retreat! We have been blessed to be at a ranch in Chama, NM on December 19–22. We pray that you will be able to come and relax, spend time in God’s word and prayer. We have scheduled one day for snowboarding and skiing in Wolf Creek. The cost will be 40.00 (not including lift ticket & rentals if you intend to go to skiing/snowboarding). RSVP and payment for attending must be submitted on Monday, December 17. For questions, please contact Morgan Drake at 858-8633 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
This offering helps support IMB missionaries across the globe. Every gift makes a difference because 100 per cent of your donation goes to the work of reaching every nation!
Welcome Justin & Julie Pearson
Our preacher today, Justin was raised at Hoffmantown and is serving with Pioneers in Lisbon, Portugal.
Angel Tree delivery volunteers are needed. Please connect with Donna Greene in the Fellowship Mall for more information.
Year-End Financial Reminders
If you plan to make a year-end contribution to Hoffmantown Church for the 2018 calendar year, please be aware of the following deadlines:
Monday, December 31, 2018–Last day to get your contributions to the church in person before 5pm.
• Electronic Contributions should be made online before midnight on Monday 12/31/18.
• Contribution Statements will be emailed again this year. If you need to update or give us your email address, please email email@example.com with “Contributions” in the subject line.
• Contributions by mail postmarked by December 31, 2018 will be posted to your 2018 Contribution Record.
• Contributions by mail postmarked after December 31, 2018 will be posted to your 2019 Contribution Record, regardless of the date on your check.
We are so grateful for your generous spirit and love for this church. Merry Christmas from the Hoffmantown Finance Team!
Have you ever considered being an Usher?
The Usher Ministry is looking for men and women to join this team. If you believe God is calling you to serve in the church, please pray about joining this team. For more information, contact John Stockton at 292-1897 firstname.lastname@example.org.
His Store Needs!
His Store is in need of your help with the following food items: Cold Cereal, Mac & Cheese, Ramen Noodles, Beef Soup, Granola Snack Bars, Vienna Sausage, Jelly and Instant Mashed Potatoes. 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.
Life Resource Center
CHRISTMAS CARDS ON SALE!
It may be the days of e-cards and social media posts, but everyone still looks forward to Christmas cards in the mailbox. Keep the tradition alive with a box of Christmas cards that clearly celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. TODAY ONLY (December 16), all Christmas cards are 10 per cent off! Share the reason for the season!
The Whale of a Used Book Sale continues! 5 for 5.00 in the Life Resource Center!