Compass 9/20/20


This Week’s Worship Service (September 20, 2020)

Today, John Torrison will be preaching about “Entering A New Season As A Church” (Philippians 3:12-14). Today’s songs will be All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name by Oliver Holden, John Rippon, Edward Perronet, and Tommy Walker, In Christ Alone/The Solid Rock by Keith Getty, Stuart Townend, Edward Mote, William B. Bradbury; arr by Dan Galbraith and Shane Ohlson, and Goodness Of God by Ben Fielding, Ed Cash, Jason Ingram, Brian Johnson, Jen Johnson.


Hoffmantown Church Annual Meeting September 27

The Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, September 27th at 3pm in the Worship Center. The meeting will be in person and online at Hoffmantown.Online. Childcare will be available for Birth-4th grade.

This will be an important meeting because we will be voting on minor changes to the 2019 Bylaws and the new 2 At Large Church Council members. To review the biographies of the At Large Member nominees, changes to the Bylaws and to review the Church Council Policies and Procedures, please go to Handouts of the At Large Members bios and pictures and changes to the Bylaws are available in the Fellowship Mall.

2 At Large Church Council Members Voting Process:

The slate for the Church Council will be presented to the congregation. When we vote, everyone will be voting for 1 woman and for 1 man. The man and woman who receive the most votes will then be those voted in. All candidates on the ballot understand the process and all are happily willing to go along with the vote of the congregation. Ballots will be sent in an email the week before the Annual meeting or you may receive one at the meeting. Ballots are due by noon Friday October 2nd and will be tallied that afternoon. This will give ample time for everyone to submit their votes. Ballots will be collected for those in attendance at the Annual meeting, and we ask that those watching by video send their ballots in by dropping them off at reception at church, via email, or US Postal Service. As with all votes, only members will be allowed to vote, and we will have a confidential process to tally the vote. We will communicate the results of the vote on Sunday October 4th. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Hoffmantown Church Annual Meeting Agenda will include Church Council Vote, Bylaw Changes Vote, State of the Church, and Ministerial and Operational Updates.

For more information, contact Susan Franse at or 858-8654.


Fall Discipleship Conference with Frank Turek–October 4 (FREE EVENT)

Mark your calendars! Dr. Frank Turek will be speaking at the morning service on October 4th 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. This is a free event, but registration is required. To register go to Childcare is available for $5 per child with a $15 family limit. Please email with any questions. To register for childcare, the cost is $5 per child.


Prayer March-Hoffmantown’s Mission Field

“Thus the Lord was moved by prayer for the land” 2 Samuel 24:25 (NASB)

Franklin Graham and his ministry are hosting a prayer march in Washington DC, and the leaders of Hoffmantown have felt a call to host a prayer march right here in our community on the same day and time; Saturday, September 26, 10am-12pm. We will be starting from the Mission Field and prayerfully walking through our surrounding neighborhoods. Participants will be expected to follow the COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. This is a dedicated prayer march, not a protest, not a political rally supporting any candidate or political party. This is a time to come together and pray for our community and our country and our world. “Will you join us for this march as we call out to God to heal our land?”



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.



Fall Festival

Fall Festival is the evening of October 31st. Details about this event will be coming very soon! However, there is one thing that is the same! WE NEED CANDY! Candy collection will take place Sunday, September 20th through Wednesday, October 14th. We need factory sealed bags of “fun size” candies that are available on the seasonal aisle of the grocery store. There will be large cans for you to place the candy in along the Fellowship Mall. If you have questions, please contact Sarah Goodrich in Kids ministry at Thanks for donating!


Hoffmantown Kids…

…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 with a resume.



Mission: Dignity Sunday!

The nation-wide fundraising event has passed, but the support need continues! Mission: Dignity is still looking for support for the retired pastors, missionaries, and spouses of our nation. If you are interested in helping support this special ministry, please visit to donate.



Current Members:

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



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