Compass – 4/7/19


This Week’s Sermon

This Sunday Joe Long will be speaking on – How to Stop Repeating Mistakes – (Matthew 26:31-35).

Transition Team Update

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.

The Transition Team is seeking 10 members who are willing to serve on the Pastoral Search Committee. A significant time commitment is anticipated. Email your nominations to or pick up a paper form at the reception desk. Include contact information for you and the nominee and also why you think they are appropriate to serve. Self-nominations will also be accepted. Pray for this process as God leads us.

An Encouraging Word: John 16:33 – “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

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 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.


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 at

Men Leading from Their Knees

Brothers, please join us for prayer every 2nd Sunday of each month in the Worship Center, from 7:30–8:15am.

Men’s Discipleship Breakfast

Men of Hoffmantown, you are invited to attend our Men’s Discipleship Breakfast Saturday, April 20 from 7:30–9:30am in room B100. This month we will discuss Surrendering with Pastor Tim Hale. The cost is $5 at the door. Please RSVP to or 858-8634 by Thursday, April 18.

Seeking After Living Truth Home Group (S.A.L.T.)

If you are between the ages of 25 and 35 years old, please come join us every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month.  This group will be gathering to study the Word and learn what it means to put it in action. We will meet in a host home so please contact Tabitha Baker for more information at 858-8624 or at

Legacy Ministry- Seminar: Writing Your Own Obituary

Join Aubrey Hovey for an enlightening discussion on a topic less explored and often avoided: our obituary. A former journalist, Aubrey will show us how to pen obituaries that will serve as creative, lasting stories of ourselves for our families to enjoy and treasure. We will meet in room B100 on Monday, April 8 at 6:30pm ONLY. Come and learn how to tell your story! For more information, contact

Beloved Banquet Invitations

If you are a widow or widower, please come to the table in the Fellowship Mall TODAY (April 7) after service to pick up your invitation to the Beloved Banquet. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Adult Family Ministry at 858-8633.


Student Summer Camp

Student summer camp for grades 7 thru 12 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. A $20 deposit is requested to hold your spot. 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!

Student Home Groups

We are so excited that our home groups are in full swing. High school students and Mid-school students will be meeting every 1st and 3rd Sunday. They will meet from 5–7pm at a host home near the church. Please let us know if you or your student is interested in joining and we will send you the host home’s name and address. Contact 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 We look forward to meeting you and potentially joining our team.


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, to serve with SBDR. SBDR is a great ministry that offers relief efforts from disasters all around the United States! For registration information,

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

100% of the proceeds go toward the North American Mission Board. NAMB helps churches reach the lost in the Us, Canada, Us Territories, as well as right here in Albuquerque.


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 for more information.

Phase 2 of our Database Update is Complete!

Thank you to the over 300 folks that responded with updates to our database. Phase 2 is now complete and the online form will no longer be active. Please feel free to contact us with any changes or updates. Our main phone number is (505) 828-2600 and you can “Contact Us” on our webpage at We always look forward to hearing from you!

Today’s Baptisms

Sena & Rachel Swinney, Terry Piloni