This Week’s Worship Service
This Sunday Guest Speaker Chad McDonald will be preaching on Always Prepared (Matthew 25:1-13). Today’s songs are Open Up The Heavens, Joyful (The One Who Saves), Grace That Won’t Let Go, and O Praise The Name (Anástasis).
Hoffmantown Church Annual Meeting TODAY (September 29)
The Annual Meeting will be TODAY (September 29) at 5pm in the Worship Center. This will be an important meeting because we will be voting on the new 6 At Large Church Council members.
Hoffmantown Church Annual Meeting Agenda:
- Church Council Vote
- State of the Church
- Ministerial and Operational Updates
- Church Council Update
- Pastoral Search Committee Update
October is Pastor Appreciation Month
God has instructed us to recognize His servants. As brothers and sisters in Christ, may we 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
ADULT FAMILY & EQUIPPING MINISTRIES
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 multigenerational 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, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Register today (September 29)! Registration prices will increase by $10 on October 1.
Young Professionals Home Group
If you are between the ages of 25 and 35 years old, please come join us every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. This group will be gathering to study the Word and learn what it means to put it in action. We will meet in a host home so please contact email@example.com for more information.
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.
CHILDREN & STUDENT FAMILY MINISTRIES
Disciple Now is a weekend that we pray will be a time of renewal for your students. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations of jewelry, scarves, purses, hats, and accessories for the annual Bling Show are still being accepted. The Bling Show is a jewelry resale show benefitting Shine Partnership. The show will be held at Netherwood Park Church of Christ on Friday, October 18, from 6-9pm, and Saturday, October 19, from 9am-1pm. There is a purple box at the Receptionist Desk for donation drop-offs.
Our annual Fall Festival will be held in the Worship Center on Thursday, October 31, 6-8pm. There are many opportunities for you to serve during this community outreach event including: registration, games, handing out candy, and more. Sign up today in the Fellowship Mall or in your K-Group. Candy collection also begins this weekend. Please drop off your candy in the marked containers throughout the church. For more information on this event as well as other opportunities to serve, visit hoffmantownchurch.org/serve.
Wednesday Fellowship Meals for October
Wednesday evening meals are from 5:15-6:15pm. The cost is $5. (Tea, coffee and water with all meals)
October 2 – Chicken Tortilla Casserole, Spanish Rice, Refried Beans, Tortilla Chips, vanilla ice cream with toppings
October 9 – BBQ Pork Sandwiches, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Chips, Banana Pudding with vanilla wafers
October 16 – Spaghetti w/ meat sauce, Broccoli, tossed salad, garlic bread, Pineapple Upside Down Cake
October 23 – Pork Loin and gravy, Rice, Glazed Carrots, rolls, Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream
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.
Flu Shot Clinic at Hoffmantown
Walgreens will be here on Tuesday, October 1, 9-11am to administer flu shots to anyone who would like one. The clinic will be held in the Fellowship Mall. Bring your family and invite members of our congregation who won’t see this email.
Church Safety Meeting
You are invited to join the Hoffmantown Church Security Team to discuss church emergency response plans on Sunday, October 6 at 12:30pm (immediately following K-Groups) in room B100. For more information, contact Allan Rider at (505) 720-8316.
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.
Life Resource Center
PRAYING THE BIBLE by Donald S. Whitney
Who hasn’t struggled with prayer at times? Too often we pray the same things about the same things, or we are at a loss for words or focus. In Praying the Bible, author Donald S. Whitney describes a simple yet effective method for focusing our prayer using Scripture. This short and practical book lays simple method for praying using Scripture as our starting point. In doing so, it not only exalts the God of Scripture and His holy, inspired, inerrant Word, it gives the reader a clear focus on God as they approach Him in prayer. The simplicity of it is the beauty of it. This book was recommended by our guest speaker from early September, Derrick Lynch.