Compass 9/27/20


This Week’s Worship Service (September 27, 2020)

Today, John Torrison will be preaching about being “In His Presence” (Isaiah 6:1-8). Today’s songs will be God So Loved by Andrew Bergthold, Ed Cash, Franni Cash, Martin Cash, and Scott Cash, Holy Holy Holy (Savior King) by Walker Beach, John Bacchus Dykes, and Reginald Heber, and Open My Eyes by Phil Barfoot and Rebecca J. Peck.


Hoffmantown Church Annual Meeting September 27

The Annual Meeting will be held TODAY, Sunday, September 27 at 3pm in the Worship Center. The meeting will be in person and online at Hoffmantown.Online. During the meeting, questions can be submitted to to be answered during the Q&A time.   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 2 candidates. The Church Council is unanimous in recommending that you vote for one man and one woman to keep the council balanced. The two who receive the highest votes will be the new members of the Church Council. 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 the Receptionist Desk at church, via email by sending them to 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:
Church Council Vote
Bylaw Changes Vote
State of the Church
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.


October is Pastor Appreciation Month

As God has instructed us to recognize His servants, we as brothers and sisters in Christ at Hoffmantown Church can come alongside our pastors and elders to encourage and help them and faithfully hold them up in prayer every day! Please take time to pray for and encourage them as the Lord leads you.

“But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction, and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another.”  1 Thessalonians 5:12-13


You Can’t Vote November 3rd if You’re Not Registered!

You have often heard: “This is the most important election of our lifetime,” and it very well could be. But in 2016, over 25-million Christians DID NOT VOTE, and over half of them were not even registered! Today (Sept. 27) and next Sunday (Oct. 4), before and after the service, a special Voter Registration Table will be set up with forms available to register if you have not done so. The deadline to register for voting in the November 3rd election is October 6th, so be sure to pick up a form. You will be able to either “Scan to Register to Vote” or fill out and mail the “Register to Vote” form into the Country Clerk’s office as soon as possible. Jesus told the Pharisees, “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s”; including obeying the laws of man. We have a responsibility to not only obey man’s laws but to participate as Christian citizens. Register today so you can vote on November 3rd.



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 Prayer Moment – CareNet

This new section will be used to highlight the ministries/missionaries that Hoffmantown Church supports. We ask that you take a moment to read about these ministries and pray over them with us! This week’s ministry is CareNet Pregnancy Center. CareNet provides pregnancy counseling and free ultrasounds, and presents the Gospel to each client as a part of their procedure. For more information on this ministry, as well as donation info, please visit



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