Transition Team Update (December 21, 2018)
This past Sunday, Justin Pearson provided the worship message. It was a blessing to hear how God is using one of Hoffmantown’s own to further His Kingdom in Portugal. This Sunday, Pastor Joe Long’s message will be on the Birth of Christ. – Matt 1:18-25.
An Encouraging Word: The Wednesday Supper volunteers baked almost 1800 cookies in preparation for the “Christmas at Hoffmantown” weekend reception that followed the nightly musical programs. Thanks to all the volunteers for their service to the Lord and the Hoffmantown Church family. We appreciate you!
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.
ADULT FAMILY & EQUIPPING MINISTRIES
Legacy Seminar: Necessary Conversations
French Funerals & Cremations will be presenting a 1½ hr seminar on “Necessary Conversations” on Monday, January 7 at 10am and again at 6:30pm in room B100. We will discuss end of life needs including options and benefits of advance-planning funeral arrangements. Contact 858-8633 for more information.
CHILDREN & STUDENT FAMILY MINISTRIES
Preschool and Children’s Choir
Preschool and Children’s Choir starts back on Sunday, January 13. Both choirs meet 8:30–9:15am in the Children’s Wing. Preschool Choir is open to children who were 3 or 4 years old as of September 1, 2018. Children’s Choir is open to current kindergarten–6th graders. Choir is a year round activity with breaks at Christmas and in July. To enroll your child, please contact Megan Cherry at email@example.com. Registrations are accepted year round. More information can be found at https://www.hoffmantownchurch.org/childrens-ministry/.
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!
With Christmas in just two days, remember to take time to pray for those who are not able to celebrate this holiday publicly due to persecution. Especially for those who have recently been arrested in China.
New Council Member
The Mission Council wishes to welcome Roger Tesch as their newest member!
Drop by the Mission Cove to pick up a copy of our brand-new Mission Newsletter! This newsletter will keep you up to date on all the happenings of your Hoffmantown Mission office.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 23) all Christmas cards are 20 per cent off! Share the reason for the season!
Merry Christmas from the LRC! We will be closed next week, December 25–27, and will re-open Sunday, December 30.