Compass – 3/10/19


This Week’s Sermon

This Sunday Joe Long will be speaking on – This I Believe – The Trinity (Psalm 147:1-5).

Transition Team Update

There will be one more meeting with the Governance/Bylaws Teams on March 10, from 12:30–1:30pm in room B100. Bring your suggestions and questions and hear from the groups that God is leading to update the bylaws.

An Encouraging Word: Ephesians 4:2-3: “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

This I Believe Sermon Outline

Guests, if you would like to have a copy of today’s sermon outline (March 10), please pick up a sheet at one of the offering boxes closest to you.

Hoffmantown Congregational Meeting March 31

The next Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, March 31 at 5pm in the Worship Center. Childcare will be available for this meeting for Birth–4th Grade. For more information, please contact Susan Franse or 858-8654.

Phase 2–Demographic Update

We will begin phase 2 of the Demographic Update to our database this week. We’ll send an email to all who have an email address in our system that will include a link to a secure webpage where you will have the opportunity to complete your demographic update. For individuals who do not have an email address in our system, hard copies of this form will be available at the Receptionist Desk. Please return completed hard copies to the Receptionist Desk. We are asking all members, prospects, regular attenders, etc. to complete this major demographic update. Please keep an eye out for this email.

Wednesday Meals for March

March 13–No meal due to Spring Break; March 20–Pancakes w/syrup, bacon, scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, no dessert, coffee, milk, OJ or apple juice, water; March 27–BBQ Pulled Pork on a bun, chips, cole slaw, baked beans, cherry pie w/vanilla ice cream, coffee, tea, water.


Young Professionals Home Group

If you are between the ages of 25 and 35 years old, please come join us every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month starting on March 22, from 6-8pm. This group will be gathering to study the Word and learn what it means to put it in action. We will meet at a host home, contact Morgan Drake for more information at 858-8633 or

Legacy Ministry–Aftercare Seminar

The Aftercare seminar provides a practical, organized “how to” work through estate matters after the death of a loved one. Items such as where to begin with settling an estate, applying for social security and other benefits, insurance matters, banking issues, real estate, and vehicle titles will be covered. The information presented at this seminar is also a beneficial ministry outreach tool we can share with family members, friends, and neighbors who are dealing with and sorting through estate settlements. Join us on Monday, March 11, at 10am, or 6:30pm in room B100. RSVP is appreciated. Contact or 858-8633 for more information.


College Group

If you are between the ages of 18 and 24 years old, please come join us every Thursday at 7pm. We meet at a host home and are currently studying the book of Ephesians. If you have questions or would like to join us, please contact us at


Mission Prayer Moment

Please pray for B & C, who are sent missionaries with IMB serving in Eastern and Western Europe. Pray for safety in their work as they share the gospel. Please also pray for members of their team who are struggling with boldness in evangelizing to the lost.


Receptionist Position Available

Hoffmantown Church has a part-time (23-25 hours per week) Receptionist position available. We are opening this position to active members of Hoffmantown Church who sense a calling to Christian service, are proficient in computer usage and able to work in various contexts. If interested, please pick up an application from the Receptionist Desk and contact Susan Franse at 858-8654 or for a more detailed description. Please return completed applications to the receptionist.

Life Resource Center Volunteer Opportunity

The LRC, Hoffmantown’s bookstore, is looking for a few good volunteers! Do you like retail, love people, and have a heart to serve? We are looking to build a team of volunteers to help with all aspects of the bookstore ministry. Computer proficiency, working with cash, and a love for Christian books and other materials is a plus. Contact Cathy Green at 858-8668 or for more information.

In Loving Memory

Please continue to be in prayer for the families of Jack Ferguson and Ed Skeans.

Chiller Receipts to Date: $204,295

We have received more than 68% of our $300K goal. Thank you again, for your support!

January Month-End Update from the Finance Council

(Our fiscal year starts in July)

January Actuals   YTD Actuals

Receipts / Income                              $220,547                               $1,723,873

Expenses                                               $205,103                               $1,610,746

Difference                                            $  15,444                               $   113,127

January receipts (contributions and income) exceeded our expenses by $15.4K for the month. At the same time, our YTD actual receipts, when compared to our actual expenses, exceeded our expenses by 113.1K. “Praise the Lord!” While we are working diligently to keep our expenses within the incoming contributions, through January, our actual unrestricted contributions were 262.8K less than the same period last year. Through January, you gave 170.5K to the Property Improvement fund (just under 57% of our goal) to replace the existing chiller that cools our building in the summer.

Please ask the Lord what additional part you can play to help us recover our short-fall in budget giving. These are the dollars that pay our bills– lighting, heating, literature/other resources, building maintenance, salaries, etc.

2 Corinthians 9:7 says, Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. God has been very faithful! Thank you for your on-going, faithful giving to the Lord through Hoffmantown Church. Any time you have questions, please feel free to contact the church at 828-2600 to have one of the Finance Council members (Debra Atencio, Kathy Dodson, Robert Ewing, Chris Messina, Bill Talbott or Laurie Wallis) or Chris Branan contact you.

Set Clocks Ahead One Hour

Please don’t forget to set your clocks one hour ahead for Daylight Saving.