Compass – 3/31/19

CHURCH-WIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS

This Week’s Sermon

This Sunday Joe Long will be speaking on – This I Believe – The Christian Code of Conduct (2 Peter 3:10-11).

Transition Team Update

The transition Team would like to recognize and express our heartfelt thanks to the members of the Governance and Ministerial Teams for all the time, effort and dedication they have provided to doing the work God called them to. We so appreciate their hearts and tireless dedication to His plan and purpose.

An Encouraging Word: Many in the church body have asked if healing is taking place? A recent example would suggest–YES! One of our members had surgery. Many in the body came alongside this member in prayer; sent cards, flowers, letters, emails and text messages of encouragement. Meals were provided and follow-up care was made available. Our Lord stated in John 13:34-35: A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so also you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.

Hoffmantown Congregational Meeting TODAY (NEW TIME)

Join us for the Congregational Meeting TODAY (March 31) at 5pm in the Worship Center. There will be important reports from the Ministerial and Governance Teams.

Easter Sunday Service, April 21 at 10am

“He is not here, He has risen, just as He said!” Those words, spoken by the angel at the empty tomb, are as true today as they were 2,000 years ago. In fact, no event in history has had more impact on the world than the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Why is the resurrection so important? The Scripture tells us, “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins…But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead!” We can now be forgiven of our sins and raised to eternal life by believing in Him. Come and celebrate the Risen Savior and all He’s done for us this Easter Sunday, April the 21 at 10am!

Wednesday Meals for April

April 3: Breaded chicken breast w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, roll, chocolate cupcakes w/frosting; April 10: Spaghetti w/ meat sauce, tossed salad, broccoli florets, garlic bread, brownie; April 17: Country Fried Steak w/ gravy, rice, mixed vegetables, biscuit, vanilla pudding w/wafers and whipped topping; April 24: Chicken Casserole, pear salad, green beans, roll, peach cobbler w/vanilla ice cream.

ADULT FAMILY & EQUIPPING MINISTRIES

Meals for the Moment

Have you run out of food before the next paycheck arrives? Has life overwhelmed you? Maybe a family member is in the hospital or dinner has escaped you? Do you suddenly have a ton of company and no groceries? Do you know of a family who could use a meal for any reason? Stop by the Receptionist Desk and pick up a frozen casserole made with love Monday thru Thursday 8-5pm and Friday 8-1:30pm.

RightNow Media

Our church body now has access to a large library of faith based teachings through RightNow Media. If you did not receive an email to join this resource, go to the Hoffmantown website to fill out a request form. Don’t miss out on this free resource! If you have questions, please contactafm@hoffmantown.org.

Women’s Ministry Council Welcome

The Adult Family Ministry would like to formally introduce the Women’s Ministry council to the Hoffmantown congregation. The members of the council are: Julanie Lee (Chair), Gwen Hughes, Shara McBee, Renata Smotts, and Susan Taylor. They serve the body of Christ at Hoffmantown in a variety of ways through providing Bible Studies, service opportunities and special events. If you have questions about Women’s Ministry, please contact the council members atwomen@hoffmantown.org.

CHILDREN & STUDENT  FAMILY MINISTRIES

Student Summer Camp

Student summer camp is going to be at BCNM Inlow June 24-28. The cost of camp will be $192 before May 10 and $207 after May 10. Registration for camp will be open on April 1 and you will be able to pay online. Please complete all paperwork and return to reception or a student leader:, Austen Drake, Sarah Evans, or Alicia Trujillo. Camp will include activities for your student to participate in, such as, hiking, archery, bouncy houses, ropes courses, rappelling towers, mountain bikes, outdoor games, camp fires, woodworking, tenting, leather work, rock shop, climbing wall, general camp programs, worship services, and Bible study. We hope that you can join us!

Kids Express Teaching Positions Available

Kids Express, Hoffmantown’s weekday preschool, has a couple of openings for the 2019/2020 school year. If you are interested in applying for a co-teaching position, please contact Darlene Dickson at 858-8602 or darlened@hoffmantown.org. We look forward to meeting you and potentially joining our team.

MISSION

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief

Interested in disaster relief efforts? Come join us on April 11-13! Hoffmantown will host a three-day celebration and training event with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. This is a great opportunity to learn and get certified with SBDR. SBDR is a great ministry that offers relief efforts from disasters all around the United States! For registration information, contact missions@hoffmantown.org.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 orsusanf@hoffmantown.org for a more detailed description. Please return completed applications to the receptionist.

Reception for the Branans

Please join us TODAY (March 31) for a reception honoring Chris and Lois Branan in the Fellowship Mall after the K-Groups.

Blood Mobile at Hoffmantown

The Blood Mobile will be at Hoffmantown this Wednesday April 3, 4 to 7pm. Save time by completing your Fast Track Health History questionnaire on your computer or mobile device before you come to the drive by logging on to https://www.vitalant.org/health. Save lives by donating blood! Flyers are available at the Receptionist Desk.

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 LRC@Hoffmantown.org for more information.

Chiller Receipts To Date: $218,205

Today is the last day for chiller specified property improvement designations (above and beyond regular offerings for budget expenses). As of last week we have received $218,205 which is just over 72% of our goal. You may still designate additional tithes toward property improvements in the future to be applied to other repairs and needs that arise. Thank you for your faithfulness, and we look forward to enjoying some wonderful air conditioning in the coming weeks when the installation is finished.