Compass 4/4/21

CHURCH-WIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS

THIS WEEK’S EASTER SERVICE (April 4, 2021)

This Sunday, Pastor Lamar will let us know “It’s Not Over” (Mark 16:1-8). This week’s songs will be He’s Alive by Eddie James, Christ The Lord Is Risen Today by Bradley Knight and Charles Wesley, I Got Saved by Corey Voss, Jennie Lee Riddle, and Crystal Yates, What A Beautiful Name by Ben Fielding and Brooke Ligertwood, and One Day (When We All Get To Heaven) by Beth Redman, Leonard Jarman, and Matt Redman.

 

February Month-End Update from the Finance Committee

(Our fiscal year starts in July)

February 2021                     Actuals                  YTD Actuals

Receipts / Income                $248,958              $1,817,984

Expenses                             $207,493              $1,788,952

$  41,465              $     29,032

 

Thank you for your faithful and generous giving to the Lord through Hoffmantown Church! Our receipts and income have been above the budget for 6 of the last 8 weeks. If you have questions about receipts or expenses, you can contact any member of the Finance Committee (Ken Abbott, Doug Lawson, Fran Stribling, Bill Talbott, Regan Stinnett, JoAnn Polk or Laurie Wallis) or you can send your questions to finance@hoffmantown.org.

 

Next Steps Class is April 25th

Would you like to know more about Hoffmantown Church or desire to become a member? Consider attending our Next Steps class Sunday, April 25, 10:45am-1:30pm (following the worship service). The curriculum will cover history, doctrine, philosophy of ministry, and the membership process of Hoffmantown. Lunch will be provided with the Elders, Pastors and staff in attendance. Please contact us at equip@hoffmantown.org or 858-8624 for more information or to register.

 

New Sermon Series Starting April 18th

On April 18th, Pastor Lamar will be kicking off a brand-new series on the book of Jonah called Runner. During this five-week series, we’ll talk about running from God, running to God, and running with God. Which way are you running? Invite a friend and join us for this exciting study!

 

Administrative Assistant Position Available
Hoffmantown’s Adult Family Ministries and Equip Ministries is seeking a full-time administrative assistant with benefits. Applicants should be active members 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 susanf@hoffmantown.org.

 

Custodial Position Available

Hoffmantown’s Operations Resource Ministry is seeking a part-time custodian (approx. 16 hours/week). Applicants should be active members of Hoffmantown Church, sense a calling to Christian service, able to work in various contexts of the custodial position. Applications are available at the Receptionist Desk Monday through Friday. Please return completed applications to the receptionist.

 

ADULT FAMILY / EQUIPPING MINISTRIES

1 and 2 Thessalonians | Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study

In these letters the apostle Paul exhorts the believers in Thessalonica to stand firm in their faith as they continue abiding in Him and serving as He calls. He also reassures them regarding future events—the Rapture, the Tribulation, and the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please join us Tuesdays at 9:30am, starting April 6th, via Zoom as we learn how to live the Christian life in light of these amazing prophecies. Email equip@hoffmantown.org to register.

Required course material: Bible and notebook

KIDS MINISTRY

Kids Ministry Sunday Schedule Changes

Hoffmantown Kids ROC (9:30 Worship for Kinder-4th graders) will begin meeting twice a month rather than every week beginning this Sunday. We are beyond excited to welcome our elementary school age kiddos on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sunday in the Worship Center. Please remember many of these children are just now learning to sit in Big Church, so there may be a little extra wiggle while they adjust. We appreciate everyone’s patience while we come alongside these parents teaching their young ones. We will have Praise Packs available for all children in the foyer on these days. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact Sarah Goodrich in Kids Ministry at sarahg@hoffmantown.org.

 

Destination Dig (VBS 2021)

VBS 2021 is headed to present-day Israel where discovery awaits at Destination Dig. Kids will unearth more than dirt as they dig up exciting evidence that proves biblical events were not just stories. As junior archaeologists, kids will explore real-life archaeological finds that have helped to uncover the truth about Jesus! Along the way, they’ll discover the truth of Jeremiah 29:13, that God reveals Himself to us when we seek and search for Him with all our hearts.

Hoffmantown Kids VBS is a free event, June 7-11th, for kids who completed kindergarten through 6th grade. Registration for children is available at: hoffmantownchurch.org/vbs/ or in the Kids Ministry Foyer.

It takes over 100 volunteers to do Vacation Bible School for our community. Will you prayerfully consider serving with this awesome team? We are currently seeking to fill lots of volunteer roles with all kinds of skill-sets both in classes with kids and not. We have a place for you! The Volunteer booth will be set up in the Fellowship Mall after Easter. You are welcome to contact Sarah Goodrich at sarahg@hoffmantown.org to sign up or for more information.

Specifically, VBS is looking for people with formal medical training such as: Doctors, EMTs, RNs, or Nursing Assistants to serve as VBS nurses. If you are not available the whole week, that is just fine. Please contact Sarah Goodrich if you are willing to share these skills.

 

MISSION

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is an offering for the missionaries of the North American Mission Board. Every dollar given to the offering supports thousands of missionaries across the U.S. and Canada. These men and women are planting new churches in unreached communities and meeting needs through compassion ministries. Please pray that our church and others would give generously and sacrificially to help continue to spread the good news of Jesus!

 

Mission Prayer Moment

Please pray for a Hoffmantown missionary couple and their son in a troubled Asian country. As their country closes down, they need to get to a safer country soon for medical treatment. Please pray for God’s peace, provision, and protection as they make the potentially dangerous journey and get surgery.

 

CHURCH COUNCIL

churchcouncil@hoffmantown.org

Current Members:

Elders: Jim Dearholt & Ben Wyne

Pastors: Lamar Morin & David Hopkins

Deacons: Allan Rider & Drayton Boozer

Operations: Sam Mouck

At Large Members: Jeni Civerolo, D’Ann Craft, Robert Ewing, Steve Gnerich, Patricia Rogers and Bruce Townsend

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Life Resource Center

Store Closing Sale

All merchandise in the Life Resource Center is now 25% off! Take advantage of this opportunity to stock up on some awesome books, Bibles, music, DVD’s, used books, cards, jewelry, décor, holiday and other gift items. Open Sunday mornings, as well as Wednesday and Thursday each week, 10am-3pm. See you there!