Compass 7/7/19


This Week’s Worship Service

This Sunday Steve Dighton will be preaching on Evaluating your Spiritual Effectiveness (Galatians 6:1-10). Today’s songs will be All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name, Our God, Fairest (with Fairest Lord Jesus), and Lord I Need You.

Transition Team Update

The Transition Team, Elders and Pastors would like to thank everyone who attended an engaging Congregational Meeting this past Sunday. We were very encouraged by the turn-out and church body support.

During the Congregational meeting the proposed bylaws were voted on. 285 ballots were handed out.  The results of the voting were 247 votes in favor of passage of the bylaws with 38 votes not in favor – an 87% passage rate.

One of the changes that are the result of the new bylaws, is the establishment of the Church Council. The first meeting for the Church Council is scheduled for July 8. Please keep the newly formed Council in your prayers as they seek God’s guidance and direction for Hoffmantown.

The Pastoral Search Committee, comprised of Harriet Byrd, Joe Crews, Gerald Farley, Leslie Fuentes, Craig Givens, Merv Jersak, Barb King, Carolyn Lawson, Jeff McElwain and Nancy William provided an update. One item noted – Merv Jersak will be the committee chairman. Please keep this group in your prayers as God leads them to our next Lead Pastor.

Hello from the Pastoral Search Committee!

We are beginning an exciting journey as we seek to determine God’s will for the next pastor of Hoffmantown Church. We need to stress, however, that we are depending on your prayers for the man that God has already chosen, as well as for his family, and for each of us and our families. We plan to keep you updated periodically regarding our progress, and welcome your help in identifying candidates. Jeremiah 29:11,12

Summer Family Fun Nights

Come hang out with us on July 17 and 31 as we enjoy food and fellowship this Summer! On July 17, from 6-8pm, we will be having a Spaghetti Dinner in the Worship Center, singing hymns and spending time together in prayer, and doing a Homemade Ice Cream Competition! If you would like to come, please pick up a free ticket in the Fellowship Mall today, or at the Receptionist Desk throughout the week, until Monday, July 1, so we know how much food to make. If you’d like to compete in the Ice Cream Competition, contact indicating your interest, or sign up in the Fellowship Mall today!


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.

Tuesday Afternoons

Tuesday Afternoons is for widows and widowers to come and study the Word of God, pray together and join each other in fellowship and fun. Join us every second and fourth Tuesday of each month, from 1:30-4:30pm in room B202. For more information, contact us at or 858-8633.

Men’s Discipleship Breakfast

Men of Hoffmantown, you are invited to attend our Men’s Discipleship Breakfast Saturday, July 20, from 7:30 to 9:30am in room B100. The cost is $5 at the door. Please RSVP to or 858-8634 by July 15.


Kids Ministry needs your help!

There have been lots of babies born in the last year. We are adding another nursery classroom so we need lead teachers and assistants for both the 9:30 and 11am hours. We also are adding another class in the elementary school area. So, we are looking for teachers and assistants for the 11am 1st and 2nd grade class. We also have several openings in preschool and elementary children’s church during the 9:30am hour. Contact Sarah Goodrich in the children’s foyer or email at to find out how to get involved today!

Promotion Sunday

As many of you may know, Promotion Sunday is around the corner. This exciting Sunday allows our students to graduate into their new classrooms, meet new teachers, and learn even more about our Lord. Before we reach Promotion Sunday in August, we will be holding our annual parent meeting. On July 28 at 12:30pm in the ROC, we will be having a meeting for all parents with kids ages birth through 6th grade for the 2019/2020 school year. It is a pizza party, so come hungry for lunch! We will not be providing childcare. However, we highly encourage you to bring your children as we hope they will also be excited to hear our plans for this upcoming school year. During this meeting, we will cover all the options for your children to get involved in church. You and your child will also have an opportunity to meet the Kids Worship and Kids K-Groups leaders at the end of the meeting. Please chat with Sarah Goodrich if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!


Save the Date – Mission Conference

Come and experience Missions with us September 22-25, 2019. Hear from main speaker Pastor Steve Dighton, Nate Herbst, and more. Learn about the ministries in Albuquerque and beyond, working to reach the world with the Gospel.

Save the Date – Military and Veteran Conference

Join us November 8-9, 2019 for the Military and Veteran Conference. Learn how to support Veterans, Military, and their families. Learn about PTSD, and how to fight the Veteran and Military Suicide Epidemic.


There are still a few spots open for the Philippines team. If you are interested in joining the team, let the Mission Ministry office know ASAP. This mission trip will take place August 24-September 3. The team will be hosting a VBS for missionary children while their parents attend the conference.




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