This Week’s Worship Service (August 23, 2020)
Today, John Torrison will preach about “The Church: Equipped for Service.” Today’s songs will be All Because Of Jesus by Steve Fee, Open The Eyes Of My Heart by Paul Baloche, and Revelation Song by Jennie Lee Riddle.
Hoffmantown Church BBQ Gathering
Come enjoy the church-wide fellowship BBQ meal at the conclusion of the Service on September 20. For this year only, this event will not be a Potluck style. Hoffmantown will be providing BBQ Pork Sandwiches, side items, paper goods, drinks, and condiments. We are looking for volunteers to help serve food to tables. In order to sign up, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Discipleship Conference with Frank Turek–October 4 (FREE EVENT)
Mark your calendars! Dr. Frank Turek will be speaking at the morning service (10/4) at 9:30am, and he will be speaking from his book, I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist.
Please join us again in the evening at 6:30pm for Dr. Turek’s full presentation. He will address four questions to help establish why Christianity is the most reasonable worldview.
1. Does Truth Exist?
2. Does God Exist?
3. Are Miracles Possible?
4. Is the New Testament True?
There will be a time for Q&A at the end of the evening presentation.
Please email email@example.com with any questions. To register for childcare, the cost is $5 per child.
June Month-End Update from the Finance Committee
(Our fiscal year starts in July)
June 2020 Actuals YTD Actuals
Receipts / Income $195,594 $2,832,774
Expenses $217,099 $2,667,958
$(21,505) $ 164,816
Thank you for your faithful and generous giving to the Lord through Hoffmantown Church! Our receipts and income are about $177,000 below budget for the year to date. Expenses have been reduced to mitigate this shortfall. If you have questions you can contact the Finance Committee (Ken Abbott, Mac King, Doug Lawson, Fran Stribling, Bill Talbott and Laurie Wallis) at firstname.lastname@example.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!
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.
ADULT FAMILY MINISTRIES
The Jewishness of Paul’s Letters
Do you want to learn the Jewishness of the Pauline Epistles and the discovery of the interwoven nature of seven of Paul’s letters with seven books of the Old Testament? Do you want to gain a deeper understanding of the foundational truths of redemption found in the Hebrew Scripture and applied in the New Testament? Would you like to be able to give the Gospel presentation using Hebrew Scripture principles? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then join us in a ten-week course exploring the answers and more in round table discussions. This class will be taught by David Pitcher on Wednesdays, September 9-November 11, 6:30-8pm. Required Material: Finding the Oldest Midrash. The Identity of the Messiah. Second Edition. J. David Pitcher, Jr., MD. To register or for questions, email email@example.com.
Fall Tuesday Morning Class: The Gospel of John (Women’s ZOOM Class)
Please join us for an in-depth study of the life of Christ- His person, His work, and His teaching- as seen from the perspective of the Apostle John under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. By highlighting seven great miracles, John shows that Jesus is truly the Son of God; and by believing in Him, we may have life in His name. In these uncertain times, focusing on our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his provision for us as believers is not only important but of great comfort. Class begins September 8 at 9:30am. To register for the class, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Required Materials: Bible and notebook.
Experiencing God (Women’s ZOOM Class)
Wednesday nights, September 9-December 9, at 6:30pm. This 13-week Bible study is based on seven Scriptural realities that teach us how to develop a true relationship with the Creator. By understanding how God is working through us even as we try to fathom His ways, we can begin to clearly know and do His will and discover our lives greatly and gracefully changed. Required Material: Bible, Experiencing God Workbook. To register or for questions, email email@example.com.
Disciple Maker Training
Women, mark your calendars for September 1! Would you like encouragement and training in making disciples? Whether you are personally making disciples now, or would like to get started, a new monthly class called “Disciple Makers Training and Support” will give you instruction and encouragement for a lifetime of disciple making. Jeni Civerolo and Leslie Fuentes will be starting this class based on the book, Personal Disciple Making by Chris Adsit on Tuesday, September 1 from 6:30-8:30pm, in room B100 at Hoffmantown. We will meet the first Tuesday of each month. Because we will be meeting only once a month, we will need 14 months to complete the course. You only need to bring two things: a heart for disciple making, and the book. A notebook will be provided along with SNACKS! If you would like to sign up or have any questions, please contact Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jeni at email@example.com.
COME HOME- Sunday School Class through ZOOM
If you have not been able to connect in a Sunday School class since COVID hit, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to work with you and get you into a ZOOM online class. If you know of someone who is not connected into a Sunday School class, please invite them into your class.
Join MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS (MOPS) for another great year of encouragement and Bible Study! This year we are meeting on Wednesday evenings. The first meeting this year is Wednesday, August 26, at 6:15pm at Hoffmantown Church. To register, please contact Marcey Felter at www.mops.org/groups/hoffmantown. Childcare is available through the AWANA Club by contacting Sarah Goodrich, SarahG@hoffmantown.org.
Daily Prayer Reminder
Remember, 6pm we pray! Each and every day! We are praying for our new pastor, our pastor search team, and our church family. This is one way we can pray together as a church body during this time of sheltering in place.
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 August 25 from 1:30-3pm. For questions, or if you don’t have the Zoom link, please contact email@example.com or 858-8633.
STUDENT & FAMILY MINISTRIES
AWANA Volunteers Needed
We are preparing for another year of Awana here at Hoffmantown. We will be offering in person club attendance as well as remote learning for kids 2 years-8th grade. We have a need for leaders in all clubs, but the need is critical in our preschool and K-2nd grade areas. We are anticipating yet another year of growth as we have grown 15-20% each year, the last 2 years. Families are hungry for their kids to be able to attend some type of activity in person. We believe the Lord is going to bring more un-saved kids to us then ever before. So, we need help. In order to serve, you will need to pass a background check. You need to be available 6:00-8:30 on Wednesday evenings. Awana experience is not necessary, we will teach you! If you are interested please contact Sarah in Kids Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about Awana at Hoffmantown can be found at https://www.hoffmantownchurch.org/awana/.
AWANA will be having their first full night of club this week. We are still accepting registrations. Please contact Sarah in Kids Ministry at email@example.com to register or with any questions. More information about AWANA is available at www.hoffmantown.org/awana.
…is seeking an adult to help supervise a group of elementary age kids during their studies. Candidates would ideally have teaching, homeschooling, or tutoring experience. This is a paid position with a time commitment of 8:15am-1:30pm Monday through Thursday. This is a temporary position to end when APS returns to full time attendance (January at the earliest). After the conclusion of this need, there may be an opportunity to transfer to the childcare team long term. Interested candidates should contact Sarah Goodrich in Kids Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume.
Robert and Cirena Smith
Robert “Smitty” and his wife Cirena are our beloved missionaries who work with Ethnos 360 in the Philippines. They are stateside on furlough, and have expressed some needs they have. If you are interested in coming alongside this Hoffmantown family you can contact Adrienne Mouck in the Mission Office at Missions@hoffmantown.org or (505)858-8660. Their needs are:
• Eventually we will need a new used vehicle as the one we are using now is only available until the middle of October. We’re hoping to leave our daughter with a safe reliable vehicle when we return to the Philippines next year.
• With our daughter starting college soon at GCU, she will need a laptop of her own. She is hoping to get the new Mac Book Air. School starts online after Labor Day but Lord willing she’ll move onto campus late September.
• More of a wish than a need is to have a washer and dryer so as not to have to go out each week to the laundry mat.
• Ministry donations are also welcome and can be made directly at https://ethnos360.org/missionaries/robert-and-cirena-smith.
Elders: Tom Caudill & Ben Wyne Pastors: David Hopkins & Gregory Elder
Deacons: Allan Rider & Drayton Boozer Operations: Sam Mouck
At Large Members: Jeni Civerolo, Robert Ewing, Steve Gnerich, Gwen Hughes, Kirby Jefferson and Patricia Rogers
Our regular office hours are – 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.
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.