Compass – 3/3/19


Transition Team Update

This Sunday (March 3) Joe Long will be speaking on – This I Believe – The Basis of our Beliefs 2 Timothy 3:14-17

The Transition Team and Elders would like to thank everyone who attended the Congregational Meeting this past Sunday. We were encouraged by the turn-out and church body support.

There will be two meetings with the Governance/Bylaws Teams on March 3 and 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 Booklets

This I Believe sermon series booklets are available, one per person, for the sermon series that will be taught through March. Please keep your booklet in your Bible to use each week. Individual pages for the weekly sermons will be available each week on the offering boxes for those who do not have a booklet.

Hoffmantown Congregational Meeting March 31

The next Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, March 31 at 3pm in the Worship Center. Childcare will be available for this meeting for Birth–4th Grade. For more information, please contact Susan Franse at or 858-8654.

Phase 2–Demographic Update: Save the Date

We will begin phase 2 of the Demographic Update to our database the week of March 10. 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. We are asking all members, prospects, regular attenders, etc. to complete this major demographic update. Please keep an eye out for this email beginning the week of March 10.

Wednesday Meals for March

March 6–Lasagna w/meat sauce, tossed salad, vegetable medley, garlic bread, apple pie w/vanilla ice cream, coffee, tea, water; 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

Student Home Groups–Sunday, March 3

High School and Middle School Student Home Groups will meet this Sunday, March 3, at 5pm and conclude at 7pm. For more information, please contact us at


Under His Construction

UHC, supported by Hoffmantown Mission Ministry, will have a fundraising banquet here at Hoffmantown on Friday, March 1 at 5:30pm. Tickets are $25 and are available at the bookstore or online at Congressman Steve Pearce will be the keynote speaker. UHC is a great ministry that works to assist men and women who have been incarcerated, with a focus on God, education, and career development.

Tom and Lynn Jackson

Pray for the Jacksons’ safety and health as they recover from the tropial storm in the Solomon Islands where they are serving!


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.

His Store Needs!

His Store is in need of your help with the following food items: Oatmeal (single serve packets), Cereal (normal size, NOT large), Canned Chicken, Saltine Crackers, Chef-boy-R-Dee canned products, Macaroni & Cheese (boxed or single serve), Beef (meal) soups, Canned Peas and Canned Fruit. 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.

Chiller Receipts To Date: $199,338

We have received more than 66% of our $300K goal. Thank you again, for your support.