Compass 12/8/19


This Week’s Worship Service

This Sunday guest speaker Mark Clifton will be preaching on Light Shines In The Night (Luke 2:1-9). Today’s songs are Angels From The Realms Of Glory, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, and What A Beautiful Name.


About Mark Clifton

Mark Clifton is the Senior Director of Replanting at the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Mark has served as a pastor, church planter, church revitalizer, mission strategist, coach, and mentor to young leaders. He has planted and replanted numerous churches and has also served as a national and regional leader for church planting and missions. His experience includes serving as the lead mission strategist for the Kansas/Nebraska Southern Baptist Convention, leading church planting efforts in the regions of North Metro Atlanta, GA, serving as a church planter in Montreal, Quebec, as a Southern Baptist National Church Planting Missionary for eastern Canada, and has lead Southern Baptist church planting projects west of the Mississippi. Mark has been planting, replanting, and providing strategic mission leadership since 1978.

Mark and his wife Jill live in Kansas City, Missouri and have two sons, two daughters in law and three grandsons.


Pastoral Search Team

The PST have enjoyed sharing Thanksgiving with family and friends, and did not meet this week. We want to express again our heartfelt gratitude for your continued patience and support as we wait on God for His leading in our search. Please remain steadfast in prayer that the Lord would make it very clear as to His choice for our Body. (Romans 15:5,6)


Elder Affirmations

Jim Dearholt and Mike Paquette have been nominated and affirmed as being called by God to serve as Elders. They have each been reviewed and endorsed by the Elders and meet the qualifications required in our Bylaws (Article V, Section 1). Jim’s 30-day congregational review period started Sunday, November 10, and Mike’s on Sunday, November 17. Anyone who has a Biblical objection for either Jim or Mike serving as Elders must submit it in writing to the Elder Council for consideration and response during this 30-day review. Pray for Jim and 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



Join the JOY!

Be a part of a Hoffmantown Christmas tradition! Bring your favorite nativity set, creche, or manger scene to be displayed at our annual Nativity Gallery this year. Your set, with many others, will be seen and enjoyed by many during our Christmas production weekend on December 13-15. Sign up sheets will be available in your K-Group today (December 8). for more information.



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



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



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



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; 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 if you have any questions.


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.


We’re Hiring

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


In Loving Memory

Please continue to be in prayer for the families of Greg Lloyd, Claudine Thomas, and Linda Wesdorp.