Compass 5/9/21

CHURCH-WIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS

THIS WEEK’S SERVICE (May 9th, 2021–Mother’s Day)

This Sunday, Lead Pastor Lamar will preach about “Running Back to God” (Jonah 1:17-2:10). This week’s songs will be God So Loved by Andrew Bergthold, Ed Cash, Franni Cash, Martin Cash, and Scott Cash, Jesus by Chris Tomlin and Ed Cash, arr. by Dan Galbraith, and I Will Wait For You (Psalm 130) by Jordan Kauflin, Keith Getty, Matthew Merker, and Stuart Townend.

 

Town Hall Meeting with Pastor Lamar

Join us on Monday, May 24th at 6:30pm in room B208/210. The topic will be Pastors as Elders. For more information contact Susan at info@hoffmantown.org or 858-8654.

 

Finance Department Opening

Attention people with accounting experience (CPA a plus), education and calling! Are you interested in assisting the Hoffmantown FINANCE Department? We have an opening for a full time or part time paid Accounts Receivable position. Applications are available at the Receptionist Desk Monday through Friday. Please return completed applications to the receptionist.

 

Custodial Position Available

Hoffmantown’s Operations Team is seeking a full-time custodian. Applicants should 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.

 

March Month-End Update from the Finance Committee
(Our fiscal year starts in July)

March 2021                                         Actuals                  YTD Actuals

Receipts / Income                                $258,371               $2,076,355

Expenses                                             $228,725               $2,017,677

$  29,646                $     58,678

 

Thank you for your faithful and generous giving to the Lord through Hoffmantown Church!  Giving has been encouraging.  Income has been above budget three of the last four weeks. The Finance Committee is committed to providing a monthly report that is accurate, clear and concise. We also understand that there may be those who would like more financial information than we provide in this summary. If you have questions or want more information, you can contact any member of the Finance Committee (Ken Abbott, Doug Lawson, Fran Stribling, Bill Talbott, Regan Stinnett, JoAnn Polk and Laurie Wallis) or email us at finance@hoffmantown.org.

 

Blood Drive at Hoffmantown

Vitalant will be holding a Blood Drive at Hoffmantown on Tuesday, May 11th, from 10am to 2pm in room B100. You can click on the link below to schedule an appointment or call Vitalant at 877-258-4825. Use sponsor code “Hoffmantown.”

https://www.bloodhero.com/index.cfm?group=op&expand=977739&zc=87111

Donors will receive a free COVID-19 antibody test. Face masks are required.

Please complete your FAST TRACK Health History online the same day you give blood!

Wondering if you can donate blood? Check your eligibility here: https://vitalant.org/blood-donation-requirements. Flyers are available at the Receptionist Desk.

 

ADULT FAMILY / EQUIPPING MINISTRIES

Disciple Makers Training and Support | Women’s Class | Tuesday Nights  

Whether you are making disciples now or would like to get started, “Disciple Makers Training and Support” monthly class for women will give you training and encouragement for a lifetime of disciple making. Two new monthly classes are starting in May, one on the second Tuesday of the month, and one on the third Tuesday, both 6:30- 8:30pm, for 17 months.  Contact equip@hoffmantown.org for more information or to register.

 

KIDS MINISTRY

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 is in the Fellowship Mall. You are welcome to contact Sarah Goodrich at kids@hoffmantown.org to sign up or for more information.

Specifically, VBS is looking for a great Recreation Team Leader. This person should enjoy playing games (both with water and without) with kids completed 1st-completed 6th grade. Games usually include large group games, relays, water games, and more. We are more than happy to train if this is something you would enjoy but do not have experience doing. If this is something you can see yourself doing, please stop by the VBS tent or email Sarah Goodrich at kids@hoffmantown.org.

 

Kids Ministry Leaders Needed

Kids Ministry is experiencing lots of growth in our Nursery division (2 year olds and younger)! We are needing to add more leaders to care for and teach our littlest ones. We have openings during the 9:30am service in our infant and toddler rooms. Nursery team members serve one month at a time during the 9:30am service. So, as a team member, you would serve one month, attend service the next month, and then serve again the following month. We are anticipating this growth to continue as we head into the fall so this is an ongoing need. To serve, please contact Sarah Goodrich in the Kids Ministry at kids@hoffmantown.org or 858-8601.

 

MISSION

Mission Prayer Moment

This week the Mission Council is specifically praying for Rio Grande Enrichment Studies (RGES). RGES is an elementary through high school liberal arts Christian school that meets here at Hoffmantown. Their goal is to educate “students who not only have learned to evaluate life through the lens of Biblical Perspective, but who will also utilize their knowledge and virtues to Lead for Christ.” Please join the Mission Council and Mission ministry as they pray for the students and staff of this school.

 

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

In Loving Memory

Please continue to be in prayer for the families of Shirley Isler and George Taylor.

 

LRC Store Closing Sale Continues plus…a FREE BOOK DRAWING!

Do you like Genesis? Do you like Hebrews? Here they are, side by side! Hoffmantown’s own, Dave Pitcher, has written a comparison of the two. We have one copy of this special book, and we are having a drawing so you can win it! A $32 value, with one entry per ITEM purchased. (The more you buy, the better your chances.) See how the writer of Hebrews has taken his content directly from Genesis in this in-depth study.