This Week’s Worship Service (June 21, 2020–FATHER’S DAY)
Today, Gregory Elder will preach about “The Blind Spots of Sin” (Luke 7:36-50). Today’s songs will be To God Be The Glory by Fanny Jane Crosby, William Howard Doane, and Dan Galbraith, Good Good Father by Anthony Brown and Pat Barrett, and How Deep The Father’s Love For Us by Stuart Townend.
If you experience technical issues on any of our platforms while watching the Sunday stream, the best thing to do is hit the refresh button at the top of your web browser window. If the issue persists, you can switch to one of our alternative streaming platforms. All of our streaming links are available on the front page of hoffmantownchurch.org.
We are looking forward to seeing you again this Sunday at 9:30am as you feel comfortable attending! There are some things we would like you to keep in mind for the safety of the congregation. First, masks are mandatory by everyone attending on-site, per the governor’s orders. We also ask that you continue practicing social distancing habits by maintaining 6 feet distance between family groups; as you take your seats in the worship center, please keep three (3) empty seats in between family groups. We will be doing our part to keep our building sanitized; please do your part by washing your hands often for at least 20 seconds. For more information and a list of frequently asked questions concerning our reopening plan, visit www.hoffmantownchurch.org/reopen.
We understand that many of you may not feel comfortable or may have concerns about returning, and we want you to know that there is absolutely no pressure for you to attend on-site until you feel ready. We would encourage you to continue to be discerning if you are in a higher-risk category. If you currently have any symptoms or have been around anyone with coronavirus recently, we ask that you please stay home and watch online until you are free from symptoms or exposure to COVID-19.
We will continue to stream our service live on Hoffmantown.Online, Facebook, and YouTube, and we’d love for you to join us on any of those platforms. For those that decide to join us in person, we look forward to seeing you again!
2020/2021 Budget Approval
The Church Council, Elders, Pastors, Finance Committee and Personnel Committee have reviewed and affirmed the church budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2020. The budget summary and ballot will be sent by email and is also available from the Receptionist Desk.
The Hoffmantown bylaws require in person voting at a special business meeting in June for approving the budget. However, because of the COVID-19 impact and out of concern for the wellbeing of the Hoffmantown congregation, the church leadership has developed a special process for voting for this year. Voting on the budget will be done using paper ballots. The ballot is available now and voting will end on Sunday, June 28.
Questions concerning the budget and Payroll Protection Program can be submitted by email to email@example.com, by US mail or by leaving written questions at the Receptionist Desk.
In person Q&A sessions on the budget and PPP will be held immediately following the worship service in the Worship Center on Sunday, June 21. The session is planned to last 30 minutes.
Online Q&A sessions will be held via Zoom webinar on Sunday, June 21 at 12:30pm. To register for the online sessions, you must register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HFjyC_CvQRWlzCHLl_5RjA
Hoffmantown Church membership is required to vote on the budget and Payroll Protection Program participation.
ADULT FAMILY MINISTRIES
Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God Gathering
Join the Hoffmantown Elders and Pastors for 13-weeks as we seek a closer walk with God going through the Experiencing God study on Tuesdays, beginning June 30 at 6:30pm. Books are required for participation, and registration is requested. You will have the option to participate over Zoom or to come onsite. To register, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-8624.
Tuesday Afternoons (CHANGE OF DATE)
Tuesday Afternoons is a time for widows and widowers to come together and study the Word of God, pray together and join each other in fellowship and fun. Currently, we are having this event as a Zoom meeting. Our next Zoom get-together is on Tuesday June 30 from 1:30-3pm. For questions, or if you don’t have the Zoom link please contact email@example.com or 858-8633.
Life Group- Overcomer Women’s Summer Study
Many people feel they are less than who God says they are. We get our identity from our careers, our political positions, family roles in the family, and other things. This small group study uses clips from the film Overcomer to examine how we determine our identity and how we can find our true identity in Christ. Join us Wednesday, July 1 thru Wednesday, July 29 via Zoom at 6:30pm on Wednesday nights. Register with firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-8624. You will need the workbook and your Bible.
STUDENT & FAMILY MINISTRIES
Vacation Bible School Update
We are changing over to a Family Style Evening VBS on the nights of July 27, 29, 31 6:30-8pm on Mission Field for families with kids 3 years-8th grade. (Younger and Older Siblings are welcome, but will not receive a craft pack.) Safety is always our priority for Kids events at Hoffmantown. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we do not believe we can safely perform VBS in the method we normally do. During this VBS, each child must have an adult with them at all times. Families will be sitting together and all the teaching, game directing, music, etc. will be done from a stage. So, we no longer need class specific volunteers, but we do have a need for people to help with check-in, set-up/ tear-down, greeting, and safety crew. If you are able to serve, please contact Sarah Goodrich at email@example.com or 858-8601 as soon as possible. Registration and more information can be found at https://www.hoffmantownchurch.org/vbs/.
All Aboard Kids Express!
Our school year will be filled with thrilling learning experiences and there are sure to be growing opportunities around each bend! It’s not too late to register, but we have limited space still available. Please drop off your registration packet at the front Receptionist Desk of Hoffmantown Church Monday-Thursday from 8am-4pm. For more information, contact Darlene Dickson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-8602.
Albuquerque God’s Got Talent Show
The talent show has been rescheduled for Friday, July 10 at 7pm in the Worship Center! In March, ten mid-high school kids were chosen to compete in the Janow’s Talent Show. Their time to shine has come, so please join us and help support these talented kids of Albuquerque! For more information on the event visit hoffmantownchurch.org/events.
Elders: Tom Caudill & Ben Wyne Pastors: Tim Hale & John Rupley
Deacons: Chase Johnson & Allan Rider Operations: Sam Mouck
At Large Members: Jeni Civerolo, Robert Ewing, Steve Gnerich, Gwen Hughes, Kirby Jefferson and Patricia Rogers
Our regular office hours have resumed – Monday-Thursday 8:30am – 5pm and Friday 8:30am-1:30pm. Please note that anyone who enters the building at any time is required to wear a face covering until further notice.
We are happy to announce that with the lifting of the restrictions in the Albuquerque City Parks, our playground on the Mission Field is now open.
Life Resource Center
Direct to Home Service
Many of us have some extra time on our hands right now. Let’s use this unexpected gift of time wisely! The Life Resource Center can have most any book and many study resources shipped directly to your home. Give us a call at 858-8668 or email us at LRC@Hoffmantown.org.