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Compass – 9/15/19

CHURCH-WIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS

This Week’s Worship Service

This Sunday Steve Dighton will be preaching on Preparing to Launch (Acts 1:1-8). Today’s songs will be Glorious Day, May The Peoples Praise You, Jesus Messiah, and We Believe.

 

Hoffmantown Church Annual Meeting September 29

The Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, September 29 at 5pm in the Worship Center. Childcare will be available for Birth-4th grade. This will be an important meeting because we will be voting on the new 6 At Large Church Council members. To review the biographies of the 6 At Large Member nominees and to review the Church Council Policies and Procedures, please go to hoffmantownchurch.org/church-council/. Handouts of the At Large Members bios and pictures are available in the Fellowship Mall.

Hoffmantown Church Annual Meeting Agenda:

• Church Council Vote
• State of the Church
• Ministerial and Operational Updates
• Church Council Update
• Pastoral Search Committee Update

For more information, contact Susan Franse at susanf@hoffmantown.org or 858-8654.

 

Pastoral Search Team

The PST wants everyone to know how very much we appreciate your prayers. They are making a difference as we experience progress each week, and are enjoying a definite sense of unity. We have a CORRECTION to address in the Compass from the last two weeks. It should read, “if you know of anyone who might be interested in the lead pastor position, the job posting can be found at www.SBC.net/Jobs.” If anyone would like to submit a resume directly to the Pastor Search Team, please email it to pastorsearch@hoffmantown.org. We apologize for the confusion.

 

ADULT FAMILY & EQUIPPING MINISTRIES

Friends Unlimited

Friends Unlimited is a ministry that encourages single women of all ages and stages of life who desire spiritually-based friendships, fellowship and Christian growth. We’ll meet TODAY (September 15) at noon in room B206 for our monthly potluck.

 

Men’s Retreat, November 1-3

Men of Hoffmantown, we are blessed with having a Men’s Retreat in Durango, Colorado on November 1-3. Please set this upcoming date aside. We pray that this will be a multi-generational event so please bring your sons, fathers, sons-in-law, brothers, and grandsons with you to this event. The retreat is being hosted by Master Plan Ministries. We will be joining two other Men’s Ministries from two other New Mexico churches. This is a great time to fellowship, be encouraged, and grow together. You can go online and register for the retreat at masterplanministries.net/mens-retreat. If you have questions, contact Morgan Drake at afm@hoffmantown.org.

Legacy Ministry

The Legacy Ministry is hosting The Laws of Legacy seminar, presented by Hoffmantown’s John Sandager, on Monday, September 30, 10am and 6:30pm. This presentation will focus on the laws of estate and succession or passing one’s assets on to the desired beneficiaries, what the legal options are and what might be best for your situation. We’ll discuss NM Probate laws and the legal requirements for Wills and Trusts. This’ll be an opportunity to ask any questions to an attorney and not get a bill.

 

RightNow Media

Our church body now has access to thousands of faith based teachings through RightNow Media. To get your free account, go tohoffmantown.org/rightnow-media and fill out a request form, or text RightNow Hoffmantown to 41411. If you have questions, please contactafm@hoffmantown.org.

 

CHILDREN & STUDENT FAMILY MINISTRIES

Disciple Now

Disciple Now is a weekend that we pray will be a time of renewal for your kids. The theme for that weekend of November 15-17 will be Revival not Survival. The cost of your student attending will be $35. If you have questions, please contact Morgan Drake at 858-8633 or students@hoffmantown.org.

 

AWANA–NexGen Children’s Ministry

AWANA Clubs meet Wednesdays 6:30-8:15pm. The name AWANA is an acronym that stands for approved workmen are not ashamed. It is taken from the Bible in II Timothy 2:15 which reads, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.” (KJV) As one of the fastest growing youth organizations, AWANA provides a local church-sponsored program for boys and girls of all ages. We have clubs for 2 years through 6th grade. Childcare is available for children who are not yet 2. Please bring a completed registration form and cash or check to make payment. Registration forms are available athoffmantownchurch.org/childrens-ministry/awana/. Registration may be completed after this date by contacting the children’s administrative assistant, at sarahg@hoffmantown.org. Parents are encouraged to either enroll in a Bible Study or help with AWANA.

 

MISSION

Mission Conference–Faith Comes By Hearing & The Rock at Noonday Tour

Faith Comes By Hearing (FCBH) is an amazing organization that is working toward recording the Bible in every language. During the Mission Conference, we would love to give you the opportunity to tour their facility! The tours are Monday, September 23 at 9:15am, 10:15am, and 11:15am. If you would like to tour this amazing ministry, register online at hoffmantownchurch.org/mission-conference.

 

Mission Conference–The Rock At Noonday Tour

Can’t make the Faith Comes By Hearing tour? Then, join us Tuesday, September 24 at 8:30am for a morning tour of another fantastic ministry, The Rock At Noonday. While touring the facility, you will learn about the great work The Rock team is doing and how to get involved. If you are interested, contact the Mission office at adriennem@hoffmantown.org or 858-8660.

 

SERVE

Balloon Fiesta Park & Ride Outreach

Our Park and Ride Outreach is a great opportunity for you to show God’s love to thousands of people passing through Hoffmantown on their way to the Balloon Fiesta. For more information on this and other opportunities, visit hoffmantownchurch.org/serve.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

July Month-End Update from the Finance Council

(Our fiscal year starts in July)

July Actuals                           YTD Actuals

Receipts / Income              $201,007                               $201,007

Expenses                               $237,749                              $237,749

Difference                            $ (36,748)                             $ (36,748)

July actual receipts fell about $37k short of our expenses for the month. It is not uncommon for us to have this shortfall during the summer months with some many people traveling, etc. Thank you again for your on-going, faithful giving to the Lord through Hoffmantown Church. You are a blessing. Please feel free to contact the church at 828-2600 to have one of the Finance Council members (Deborah A., Kathy Dodson, Robert Ewing, Chris Messina, Bill Talbott or Laurie Wallis) contact you.

 

Hoffmantown Church Operations

At the recommendation of our church security team, our security contractor and Albuquerque Police Department, for safety reasons we are going to add speed bumps to a few locations of the church parking lot and loop road. We understand no one likes driving over speed bumps, but to ensure we all have a safe environment when we visit the campus we feel this is a necessary addition to the campus. Thank you for your understanding and cooperating in driving slowly and always watching for pedestrians, particularly children.

 

Wednesday Fellowship Meals

Wednesday evening meals are September 4–October 23, from 5:15-6:15pm. The cost is $5.

Sept. 18- Lasagna with meat sauce, vegetable medley, tossed salad, garlic bread and cookies

Sept. 25- Pork Tenderloin with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls, and cookies

 

His Store Needs!

His Store is in need of your help with the following food items: applesauce; canned peaches; jelly (up to 16 oz); beef “meal” soup; cereal and snack bars (granola or cereal). Please drop off these items at the Receptionist Desk at any time. Check expiration dates before donating your items. Thank you for serving our Lord by helping feed those in need.