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The latest happenings at CCC

Week of April 24, 2011


Three mile markers are essential for every traveler on their spiritual journey:


Attend Sunday worship services every week.

Sayings & Riddles of the Wise / New series starts May 1

How do you make choices in the 80% of decisions that moral rules do not address? Apply wisdom. It’s more than knowing the facts. It is knowing the spiritual and relational laws woven into the universe. Proverbs, written by the world’s wisest man, holds timeless wisdom for our generation.

Guest information 2

Kids Connect 2

Students 2

Groups 3

Women 3

Looking for a challenge?

If you’re here today as a casual attender or attending for the first time, you are invited to accept a challenge. Make a plan to attend five consecutive Sundays and explore Sayings and Riddles of the Wise beginning Sunday, May 1. Discover the wisdom of the Proverbs while observing the heartbeat of ministry at CCC.

Young professionals 3 Deaf fellowship 4 Compass 4


Men 3

Participate in community for healthy spiritual growth.


A 6-session elective outlining the values and characteristics of a growing disciple, this class is a prerequisite for membership. The next session begins May 1 / 9 & 10:45 AM / FLC 230 / Old Mill Campus Membership class meets June 5. Visit to register.

National Day of Prayer / May 5

Throughout the six decades since Congress established a National Day of Prayer, millions of Americans have expressed their reliance on God in annual organized prayer gatherings across the country. Citizens of the Omaha Metro are invited to join city leaders at West Hills Church to pray for the welfare of our cities, the United States and her leaders. West Hills Church / 3015 South 82nd Ave / 7 - 8:30 PM.



Prayer 4

Seniors 5

Spring Work Day 5



Double Your Impact 7 Serving 7

Missions 8

Sarpy Campus 9

Kingdom Investment


Announcements 10


Become involved in the mission and ministries of CCC through the investment of your time, talent and treasure.

Commitments to DYI

Double Your Impact (DYI) commitments maximize campus impact, multiply impact citywide and maximize global impact. For details and information on how you can add your voice and influence to the vision, see page 7 or pick up a DYI packet today.

Douglas County Jail Campus

Impact is happening at the newest CCC campus. Your faithful giving to the Double Your Impact campaign touches the lives of men in Pod 18 at the Douglas County Jail. For more details about serving in this unique ministry, see page 7.


CCC’s outreach to youth in the heart of Omaha depends on energetic volunteers and generous financial partners. To learn how you can contribute, see page 4 or pick up the current edition of the CCC Missions Catalog to provide support for summer programming. Catalog closes Friday, May 6. Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact /

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Guest information Welcome. If you are looking for general information, stop at an Information Center at the Old Mill Campus or the Sarpy Campus, and grab a welcome packet. Visit for event and programming details, to contact the staff or locate information about how you can connect with God and others at CCC. For information, contact Bonnie Borgum at the Old Mill Campus / 402.938.1560 / or Julie Moessner at the Sarpy Campus / 402.938.1538 /

Kids Connect What are my kids learning?

Read below to see what your kids will hear next weekend, 5.1.11. Take some time this week to introduce the topic and work on the remember verse. For ideas on how to lead your kids in their spiritual growth, visit and click on Homefront. Grades 1 - 5 / Scripture: Matthew 14:1323; John 6:1-15 (Jesus Feeds the 5,000). Big God Story: Jesus shows compassion Remember verse: Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. / Philippians 2:3-4 Older toddlers - kindergarten Scripture: Acts 3 (Peter Heals a Crippled Beggar). Big God Story: God’s power changes

everything. Remember verse: Serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13b

Wednesday Clubs

Clubs will resume 9.7.11 / Open House will be 8.31.11. Faithprints basic Bible skills / 4 weeks 4.27 – 5.18 / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM Old Mill Campus. A class designed for 3rd and 4th graders and their parents to help study and understand the Word of God and to share their faith. Register in the atrium, or Kids Check-in table today.

Weekly parent email

If you would like to receive the weekly parent email about Kids Connect curriculum, contact Sarah Buettenback /

Students Old Mill Campus

High School / 9-12th

Sunday mornings / 5.1.11 / 9am / FLC 141

Costa Rica Mission Trip training / 5.1.11/ 3 PM / FLC 154

Middle School / 7-8th

Old Mill Campus Ages birth - grade 5

Sundays / 9 and 10:45 AM

Friends ministry

Friends ministry provides support for special needs children and youth in Sunday morning classrooms, during special events and provides respite care the first Friday of every month during the school year at the Old Mill Campus.

Sarpy Campus Ages birth - Grade 5

There will be no student ministry activities today at the Old Mill Campus and Sarpy Campus, due to Easter.

Sixers / Grade 6

Note / Sixers will be joining the middle school for the next two Sunday mornings, 5.1.11 and 5.8.11.

Kids Connect has opportunities to serve at the Old Mill Campus and the Sarpy Campus. See “Serving” for details.

Sundays / 9 and 10:45 AM

Rushhour / 5.1.11 / 9 AM / Student Center

End of the Year Party / 4.27.11 / 6:30pm / Gym

Serve in Kids Connect

College / 8:08

8:08 Thursday / 8:08 PM / Student Center Sign up for a small group at

Sarpy Campus Middle School / 6 - 8th

Wired / 5.1.11 / 9 AM / Lobby Stampede End of the Year Party / 5.1.11 / 6 - 8 PM / Ramaekers’s / 1006 Hardwood Dr / 68046

High School / 9-12th

Sunday mornings / 5.1.11 / 9 AM / Room 115

Old Mill and Sarpy Campus Middle School Mission Trip Training / May 8 / 6-8 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus To be added to the High School parent email list, contact Brad Mock / bradm@

WIRED / 5.1.11 / 9am / FLC 141 Stampede End of the Year Party / 5.1.11 / 6-8 PM / Gym Page 2

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Legend Relies on God Initiates interest in the Gospel Serves people Kingdom investor Shaped into Christ likeness

Exploring Christ - basic belief in God Growing in Christ - has a personal relationship with Christ Centered in Christ - depends on Christ daily for guidance

Renewal - groups that target the removal of barriers that limit one’s ability to connect with God and others Men’s - classes designed specifically for men Women’s - classes designed specifically for women

Groups Becoming a RISKS disciple is a life-long process and being in a group helps you grow as a disciple. Explore one of the options listed below to help you grow in your discipleship journey.

Journey Groups

Don’t go it alone. Join a Journey Group and get connected with others on the journey. Experience discipleship and be shaped as you dive into the Bible, pray and serve. Journey Groups meet

regularly to study, pray and grow. For information, contact Deb Beck at the Old Mill Campus / 402. 938.1580 / or Steve Walters / 402.330.3360 x 428 / stevew@cccomaha. org at the Sarpy Campus.

Men’s Fourth Quarter for Men / fourth Saturday of the month / 9 - 10:30 AM / WC 118 / Old Mill Campus / On the fourth Saturday of the month, men are invited to a time of prayer discussing a leadership development topic and looking ahead to the upcoming opportunities for men. Fourth Quarter schedule: Meeting through March 26 – To Lincoln for Freedmen Conquest 2011, April 23 / For information contact Reid Brown / 402.938.1561 / reidb@

Seeker groups

These groups focus on real questions seekers have. For information, contact Tim Perry / 402.330.3360 / timp@cccomaha. org.

Women’s Every Man, God’s Man / Fridays / Starting April 29 through August 26/ 6:15 – 7:30 AM / FLC 145 / Old Mill Campus. This group will use Stephen Arterburn’s “Every Man, God’s Man: a Guide to Courageous Faith and Daily Integrity” and will focus on renovating men’s hearts and being the men that God created them to be. Sign up at For information, contact Terry Frolio / 402.350.7357 / tfrolio@ / There is an $8 study guide fee.

Christian women’s bowling league / Thursday mornings / 9:15 AM / For information, contact Cathy Petrick / 402.779.3154. Point of hope / 9 AM / WC 206 / Old Mill Campus / This group is designed for single moms. Meets the second and fourth Sundays of the month. For information, contact Jennifer Burchfiel / 402. 578.1104.

Emerge / young professionals Emerge provides young professionals (age 25-40ish, single or married) at CCC with opportunities to meet and connect, get involved in service and social events, build meaningful relationships and get plugged into Journey Groups. Visit EmergeCCC for announcements, events and encouragement.

PM, tailgating starts at 5:30 PM. Ticket prices and details available at facebook. com/EmergeCCC.

Upcoming events

Memorial Day BBQ / Sunday, 5.29.11/ 6 PM / 18359 Nina Street / Bring meat to grill and a side or dessert to share. Details

StormChasers baseball game / Friday, 5.6.11 / Werner Park / Game starts at 7:05

CCC work day / Saturday, 5.14.11 / 9 11:30 AM / Old Mill Campus / Meet by the Access welcome desk to join Emerge for a morning of improving our church campus.

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and directions available at facebook. com/EmergeCCC Emerge lake day / Saturday, 6.18.11 / Cedar Creek, NE / Watch Facebook and the Hub for more details.

Coffee and Connections

Grab a cup of coffee and meet between services at the high top tables between Access and the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus.

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Gathering Sundays / 12:30 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus / No Gathering this week. Gathering is an opportunity to ask the tough questions about God, Christianity and your place in the universe. Lunch is $5 and free for college-age attenders.

Meet the Heroes

Sunday, May 22 / 12:30 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus he·ro [heer-oh] -n. 1. a person of distinguished courage or ability, admired for brave deeds and noble qualities. Celebrate the heroes of Mali - the doctors and staff of Koutiala Hospital. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear about their adventures and the global impact being made through their work.

Deaf fellowship Deaf men’s Bible study / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / EC 195 / Old Mill Campus / Led by Ed Emery, focusing on I & II Peter. For information, contact Ed Emery /

ASL sign language class / Sundays / 6 7:30 PM / FLC 230/232 / Old Mill Campus / The class is free, but participant may need to purchase a textbook. To register, contact Jan at

Deaf women’s Bible study / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / WC 106 / Old Mill Campus / Led by Mary K Kimmons / studying I & II Peter. For information contact

Community events / Deaf Fellowship meets every third Sunday / 12:30 PM / Westroads Mall Food Court

Interpreted Service / 9 AM / Gym / Old Mill Campus / Seating is up front and to the left of the stage. Do you need an interpreter? / Contact Geri Knoebel / / for a CCC event or appointment.

Compass Ministries Compass is a non-profit 501(C)3 and all gifts are tax deductible. For information about Compass visit . Compass is on facebook at CompassOmaha

Compass prayer requests Volunteers / Pray for more volunteers on Tuesday and Wednesday FLC and for K.I.D.S. Church on Sundays. Pray for lifegiving relationships between volunteers and students.

Financial / Pray that God would provide financially. Direction / Pray that Compass would clearly hear the voice of God as He leads and guides.

Contribute to Compass

Energetic volunteers and generous financial partners enable Compass to implement ministry to at risk youth in the Village One neighborhood. To

make a financial contribution designate your gift on your weekly CCC giving envelope. Contributing to Compass is a great way to invest in the lives of kids and encourage hope in our city. To volunteer, contact Stacie Unrau / or Jenny Burg / jenny@compass.

Prayer Prayer room / WC 118 / Old Mill Campus Missions, and the City / Sundays / 5 PM / Prayer Shawl Ministry / 1st and 3rd / located just outside the Worship Center WC 118 / Old Mill Campus Thursday of the month / 1 PM / EC 178 / Old Mill Campus. For information, Old Mill Campus prayer / Sundays / 8 Women’s prayer / Mondays / 9:30 AM / EC contact Beth Siemens / 402.339.4631. AM / WC 118 / Old Mill Campus / 178 / Old Mill Campus / For information, contact Lottie Krogh / 402.345.4556. Spiritual vitality of CCC / Fridays / 7 AM / Sarpy Campus prayer / Sundays / 10:30 Worship Center / Old Mill Campus. AM / Lobby / Sarpy Campus CCC and Missions / Wednesdays / 6:30 PM / WC 118 / Old Mill Campus Page 4

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Boomers and seniors New Community Groups

New Community Groups help make healthy disciples for Jesus through strong biblical teaching, loving care and dedicated prayer. Dayspring / Sunday / 7:45 AM / FLC 141 Old Mill Campus / Dayspring is a crossgenerational class that welcomes singles and couples for challenging teaching, ministry projects, missionary support and outstanding care groups. Homebuilders / Sunday / 9 AM / FLC 147 Old Mill Campus / Join Homebuilders for great times of fellowship, prayer and emphasis on missions and learning the Word together. Thankful Hearts / Sunday / 9 AM / FLC 131 Old Mill Campus / This cross-generational group ages 40 and up, focuses on Bible study, friendship, life application and growing in relationship with Jesus Christ. Ambassadors / Sunday / 10:45 AM / FLC132 / Old Mill Campus / These caring and praying seniors focus on strong biblical teaching with love for Christ, missionaries and this country. Sojourners / Sunday / 10:45 AM / FLC 139 / Old Mill Campus / These praying seniors share love, joy and care while exploring God’s Word and upholding God’s call for global missions.

Ecclesia / Sunday / 10:45 AM / FLC 135 / Old Mill Campus / This group is a mix of people young to senior adults. This group begins with worship and refreshments, and then moves to studying the scriptures verse by verse with time for discussion. Spiritually Advancing Linked Together (SALT) / Sunday / 10:45 AM / FLC 141 Old Mill Campus / Boomers and seniors are welcome for fellowship, prayer, the study of God’s Word and class socials.

Stamp ministry

Fridays / 8 - 11 AM / FLC 130 / Old Mill Campus / Come join in the work and fellowship. To donate stamps, bring 1/3 of an envelope with undamaged stamps to the Senior Adults booth in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus. For information, contact Margaret McIvor / 402.553.5426 or Paul Gedden / 402.938.1574 / paulg@

Summer Kitchen breakfast

Second Tuesday of the month / 8:30 AM. Enjoy breakfast and encouragement at Summer Kitchen Restaurant and Bakery / 129th and Maple.

Super adults

Third Tuesday of the month / Old Mill Campus / The next gathering is 5.17.11 Coffee fellowship begins at 9:30 AM in the Atrium followed by program in the Chapel, “John Fech - The Backyard” / Lunch ($5) in the Gym / RSVP to Margaret McIvor / 402.553.5426 or at the Senior Adults booth in the Atrium of the Old Mill Campus. For more information, contact Paul Gedden / 402.938.1574 /

Senior lunch and fellowship

First Tuesday of the month / Old Mill Campus. Enjoy a delicious lunch ($5), devotional, great fellowship and games. The next lunch will be Tuesday, May 3 / 11:30 AM / FLC 130 / Old Mill Campus / featuring the testimony of Carol Hembrough. RSVP by 12 PM the prior Friday to Betty Roberts / 402.933.9152 or Irene Sternad / 402.391.3181 or at the Senior Adults booth at the Old Mill campus.

Spring work day projects Spring work day / Saturday, May 14 / 8:30 to 11:30 AM / Family and individuals are invited to help with projects inside and outside the Old Mill Campus. Come for any or all of the morning. Volleyball Court / Clean and weed court in preparation for fresh sand, paint net poles, paint trash cans. Baseball Field / Repair dugouts and fences, repair and paint field storage box, paint foul poles and backstop board, install new bases, weed fence line, repair flag pole and raise flag. Student Center / Move items from storage trailer into new storage rooms, unpack new chairs, landscape main walkway, clean debris from around building, weed and trim around building.

Annex Building - Oil Change Waiting Area / Remove old cabinets, desks, and unused equipment, organize and deep clean waiting area. Annex Building – Maintenance Shop / Organize tools, clean debris from loft. Annex Building – Mechanical Plant / Remove debris from boiler and chiller rooms, dust and sweep entire area, clean and organize outdoor condenser area. Lawn and property care / Trim and edge curbs and sidewalks; clean and trim ground cover in parking lot islands

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and I-680 fence line; paint production shop handrails, Student Center handrails, concrete light post supports, bases for Atrium entrance lights and sidewalk drain grates; move bricks from trash disposal area; add mulch around trees; power wash Atrium entrance; repair Production Shop downspouts. Interior cleaning / Clean and repair EC188 chairs, clean first floor exterior glass, clean interior entry area glass, deep clean entryway floors, touch up paint in EC271/280.

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Renewal Monday groups Restoration / First Monday of the month / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / Restoration provides support and encouragement in a safe environment for those whose loved ones struggle with their sexual identity. This group draws on scripture and Jesus’ ability to bring healing and wholeness. For information, contact Sue Beed / 402.938.1570 /

Tuesday groups Tuesday evening groups begin with worship in the Chapel / 6:30 - 7 PM. All groups below meet at the Old Mill Campus / 7-8:30 PM. Childcare for infants - age 6 is available from 6:20-8:45 PM. Women’s sexual integrity group - God’s original plan for sex / Ongoing / 7 PM / This is a safe, supportive environment to explore how women, single & married, should address lust, sexual misuse and abuse, violations, and poor sexual choices. For information, contact Josi Poloncic / 402.850.6209 / josiloveslife@ Love and Respect / Ongoing / 7 PM / Couples learn to communicate in a manner that builds intimacy. For information, contact Bob & Sue Vanden Brink / Depression and bi-polar support / Ongoing / 7 PM / If you or someone you care about struggles with depression or bi-polar disorder, come find hope, education and support. For information, contact Randy Hughell / 402.990.8012 / DivorceCare / Ongoing / 7 PM / Separation and divorce can be the most painful and stressful experiences you’ll face. DivorceCare groups help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding. For information, contact Mary Lou Rodgers / Freedom from eating disorders / Ongoing / 7 PM / This group focuses on healing from anorexia, binge eating, bulimia, and overeating through the power of Christ. For information, contact Kathleen Lacy /

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Men of Integrity / Ongoing / 7 PM / Men of Integrity helps men address lust in a safe, grace-filled environment that promotes honesty with yourself, others and God. For information, contact Jerry Busselman / drbusselman@fortstreetvet. com. Omaha career networking group / Ongoing / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / This group offers job hunting tips, free professional advice on how to sharpen job hunting skills, professional speakers, programs, encouragement and other resources to its members. If you are an employer and have open positions, send them to Visit Out of Bondage: escaping codependency by embracing dependency on God / Ongoing / 7 PM / Break free from unhealthy bonds developed when a partner is trapped in habitual sin patterns. Experience release through development of appropriate dependencies on God as your identity ceases to center on a partner’s failure or success at overcoming. For information, contact Jennifer / 402.639.5571 / jenniferapursell@gmail. com. Restarting / Ongoing / 7 PM / Grow emotionally and spiritually, establish secure relationships and expand your capacity to experience joy. Workbook fee: $20. Register at Self-injury support / Ongoing / 7 PM / This support group is for both those who struggle with self-injury and for family and friends. For information, contact Wendy Bradley / 402.213.5817 /

Thursday groups Relationships 101 for Men / Ongoing / Thursdays / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / This group is designed to help men to build and maintain healthy, life giving relationships. Issues such as boundaries, self esteem, communication and healing long-term hurts. Led by Darrel Myer. For information contact Mike Goett / mikeg@ / 402.938.1518.

Friday groups Resolve / Ongoing / Fridays / Noon / This groups offers next steps and an entry point for men striving for sexual purity. For information, contact Greg Gensler /

By appointment Father heart / This ministry provides hope for men struggling with unwanted same sex attractions. Discover and pursue God’s design and plan in a safe, confidential environment. For information, contact Lyle Burkle / 402.498.0404.

Other Theophostic Prayer Ministry / People experience relief from emotional pain in order to receive Christ’s transforming truth in place of the lies they believe. CCC has trained counselors available to help with TPM. For information, contact Sue Beed / 402.938.1517 / sueb@cccomaha. org.

Survivors of Sexual Abuse / Ongoing / 7 PM /The Survivors of Sexual Abuse, SoSA, group studies the book When Trust Is Lost by Dan Allender, PhD. For information, contact Kathy Hollman / 402.312.9107 /

Wednesday groups GriefShare / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / Old Mill Campus / This support group for those grieving the loss of someone close. It is designed to help you successfully travel the journey from mourning to joy. For information, contact Ruthie Boettcher / 402.296.2671 / richandruthb@ Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact /

Double Your Impact / DYI From its beginning in 1921, CCC has moved forward by listening to God’s leading for future direction. In 2010 following an extended season of prayer, CCC elders, pastors, staff and key leaders responded to God’s prompting by initiating a spiritual journey with exponential impact. This vision, overwhelmingly embraced, is a promise to make disciples of Jesus for Kingdom Impact and a commitment to fund the vision with $9.5 million over three years. By faith as campus impact is maximized, citywide impact multiplied and global impact magnified, thousands will join the family of God. As the blessings of

this generation are added to the spiritual foundations of CCC’s rich spiritual heritage, children will mature in Christ, neighborhood congregations will be born, disciples will emerge and love will be poured out worldwide. If you have not added your voice and influence to the vision or you would like to know more, pick up a DYI packet today.

Douglas County Jail Campus

Impact is being multiplied at the Douglas County Jail through your commitment to DYI. Mike Goett and his team bring

hope to the men at Douglas County Jail. Their consistent, regular contact with the men is a primary emphasis and God is at Work. This newest CCC campus is a blessing and encouragement to the population of Pod 18 and could be a faith stretching opportunity for you. Team members require appropriate orientation and background checks, and receive necessary training. For information about serving at this campus, contact Mike Goett / 402.938.1518 /

Serving opportunities Old Mill Campus, Sarpy Campus and the city Old Mill Campus Spring work day / Saturday, May 14 / 8:30 to 11:30 AM / Family and individuals are needed to help with projects inside and outside the Old Mill Campus. For a list of complete projects, see page 5. The Medic On Call team is looking for assistance from any one in the medical field with medical calls during services. For information, contact Jenn Anson / / 402.708.3347 The coffee shop in the Atrium is looking for volunteers. For information, contact Jeanne Smith / or stop by the coffee shop. The Office Services Team serves on Sunday mornings by answering the telephone, making copies, providing materials (such as forms, contribution envelopes, etc.) managing the lost and found and staff mailboxes. For information, contact Chris Brooks / / 402.330.5235 or Bonnie Borgum / bonnieb@cccomaha. org / 402.938.1560.

Ushers are needed every other Sunday. For information, contact Sandy Carroll / 402.938.1540 / or stop by the Ministry Connections booth in the Atrium. Join the Traffic Team. For information, contact Richard Pendell / 402.289.5321 (home) / 402.699.0379 (cell) / rwpendell@ or Bonnie Borgum / 402.938.1560 /

Kids Connect has the following needs: Sundays, 9 AM / Nursery volunteers and a weekly or substitute preschool small group leader. For more information, contact Sarah Buettenback / sarahb@ / 402.359.0647. Sundays, 9 AM / A large group presenter. Set-up; twice a month. For information, contact Darla Bair / / 402.884.4333.

Kids Connect has the following needs: Sundays, 9 AM / Five once a month nursery volunteers, two twice a month small group leaders for three year olds, and three twice a month small group leaders for four year olds.

The Sarpy Campus is in need of one person with a truck to assist the current volunteers with the trailer and outside sign set up once a month. If you are interested, contact Julie Moessner /

Sundays, 10:45 AM / Two once a month nursery volunteers, two twice a month small group leaders for Kindergarten, one full-time small group leader for 5th grade. Stop by the Kids Connect booth or any secretary table for information.

Greeters are needed to serve on the welcome team 20 minutes before each service. Serve one or both services or as little as one Sunday a month. For information, contact Jean and Dick Carpenter / 402.592.5788.

Sarpy Campus A Roadie is a great place to serve at the Sarpy Campus. Set up is on Friday nights at 6 PM. For information, contact Don Deeds /

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Prayer for Missions

Double your impact - China Update During the week of April 4th, CCC, in cooperation with Global Partners in Hope (GPiH) and Crown College, launched our first Christian leadership training class. President of Crown College, Dr. Rick Mann, was the instructor for this first class with 50 students attending. The class, which was a mixture of both men and women, included mostly young professionals (20-30 year olds) with a mix of “seminary type” and “business type” Christian leaders. Some who attended were Pastors in urban professional churches and are bi-vocational. Those who attended the class enjoyed it so much they have decided to continue meeting outside of class in order to dig into the material more deeply. Jerry Wunder and Hope Zhang, two staff members of GPiH, will facilitate these monthly discussions.

Summer short team missions opportunities

To learn more about short-term missions or any of the short-term opportunities listed below, visit or contact Craig Walter / 402.938.1575 / Bethel Bible College Construction Team / Mali / July 17 - 30 / 8 – 10 people Orphanage, School, and Leadership Training / China / November / 10 - 12 people Outreach through Animal Inoculations / Mali / January 2012 / 7 – 9 people Medical Outreach / Mali / February 11-20, 2012 / 7 – 9 people

Summer VBS volunteers needed

Mark & Lori Kiser, local CCC missionaries who work with refugees from Nepal, are looking for teachers and helpers for Vacation Bible School this summer. This VBS will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church / 52nd and Northwest Radial near where many of the refugee families live. June 6-10 / 6-8PM / Contact the Kisers to be part of this outreach /

The Great Commission Fund

The Great Commission Fund (GCF) is your opportunity to reach a lost world with the hope of Jesus. The GCF gives Alliance missionaries and creative access workers the freedom to answer their call to ministry without the worry of raising funds, depending instead on God to supply their needs through the giving of faithful people. Giving to missions “is an inspiring motive and a glorious incentive to our whole business and life and to put into even our secular pursuits and daily callings a sacredness and sweetness that no language can express.” - August 26, 1899, Dr. A. B. Simpson, C&MA founder Partner with the Alliance to build Christ’s church around the world with your giving to the GCF. Designate your gift weekly or a one-time gift on your offering envelope or through eTithe giving at

Civil engineers or architects needed

Engineering Ministries International (EMI) enables design professionals to engage with global ministry through a volunteer program. EMI plans 10 - 14 day overseas trips where volunteers travel to the site, meet with the client, survey the land, and produce a preliminary conceptual design. Design reports and drawings are completed in the US. EMI has worked with CCC international worker Graham Frank in India. For information and to learn about the stages of a trip and upcoming trips, visit

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Orphanage in China: Pray for Benjamin Lee as he seeks to finalize the land purchase for the orphanage in Beijing. This may be resolved in the next few weeks. Jenn Yee (China): Pray for Jenn as she ministers in Kunming this month, ministering to employees of the Chicago Coffee shop. China Short-Term Team (China): Pray for the CCC adult team and CCC College team that will both be ministering in China in May. Ashley Baer (Peru): Pray for Ashley as she ministers through tutoring orphans at the Hogar de Esperanza orphanage. Norman and Vickie Sutton (Guatemala): Please continue to pray for the charges made against the home, that the truth would be known and that it will be resolved soon. Please pray for wisdom in possibly choosing a new lawyer. Chris & Liz Alford (Far East) : Pray for the Alfords as they continue to seek God’s guidance for their future. Pray that God will send wisdom to them and will provide for their needs.

Meet the Heroes

he·ro [heer-oh] -n. 1. a person of distinguished courage or ability, admired for brave deeds and noble qualities. Sunday, May 22 / 12:30 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus Meet the heroes of Mali, the doctors and staff of Koutiala Hospital. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear about their adventures and the global impact being made through their work. Sunday / May 22 / 7 PM / Gym / Old Mill Campus / Join the Koutiala Hospital staff for a time of sharing and prayer.

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CCC Sarpy Emotionally Healthy Spirituality class / Sundays / 4 weeks / begins May 1 / 10:45 AM / Sarpy Campus. To double your impact, you need to identify the things that limit your ability to produce spiritual fruit and develop a greater awareness of God’s presence in your life. Homework: 20 minutes to be discussed each week / Facilitated by Wendell Nelson. Sign up online at cccomaha. org or at the Sarpy Campus Information Table.

Prayer at Sarpy

Men’s group

Stay connected

Bellevue /every other Friday / Connect the central truths of Christianity with how to live your life through the study The Holy Spirit Study Guide - 11 Core Truths to Build Your Life On. For information, contact Bo Buettenback / 402.403.4646 /

Journey Groups

Don’t go it alone. Join a Journey Group and get connected with others on the journey. Experience discipleship and be shaped as you dive into the Bible, pray and serve. If you’re interested in joining a group, stop by the Information Table or check the box on your connect card and you will be contacted.

Stop by the Information Center and pick up a prayer calendar. Sunday AM / Meet in the lobby at 8:30 and 10:30 AM Sundays to pray for CCC Sarpy.

Joy boxes

You will find joy boxes at the Information Center. Please place your offering there as you leave today. If you are not getting regular emails from the Sarpy Campus, fill out a connect card to be added to the email list.

Serve at the Sarpy Campus

A Roadie is a great place to start serving at the Sarpy Campus. This learn-on-the job position offers lots of fellowship with wonderful people. Set up is on Friday nights at 6 PM. For information or to jump right in this week, contact Pastor Steve / 402.330.3360 / stevew@

Sundays, 9 AM / A large group presenter. Set-up; twice a month. For information contact Darla Bair / / 402.884.4333. The Sarpy Campus is in need of one person with a truck to assist the current volunteers with the trailer and outside sign set up once a month. If you are interested, contact Sol Alexander / Greeters are needed to serve on the welcome team 20 minutes before each service. You can serve one or both services one Sunday a month. For information, contact Jean and Dick Carpenter /402.592.5788.

Sarpy campus pastor

Steve Walters / 402.330.3360 x 428 / For children and student information, see page 2.

Kids Connect has the following needs: / Sundays, 9 AM / Nursery volunteers and a weekly or substitute preschool small group leader. For more information contact Sarah Buettenback / sarahb@cccomaha. org / 402.359.0647.

Kingdom investment Financial resources are a blessing, a result of God’s provision and a tool to be used to worship God. Followers of Christ acknowledge that material possessions belong to God and the return of money to the local church is an investment in the Kingdom. What should I know about Kingdom investing? It is a privilege to participate in the work of the local church by contributing cheerfully, sacrificially and generously (emphasis on 2 Corinthians 8 and 9). Through prayer, seek a clear conscience

in regard to investing in the work God has given CCC to accomplish. If you are visiting or you are not yet a follower of Christ, make today’s priority to focus on the larger issue: the relationship God offers through Jesus. Contact Tim Perry if you have questions about your faith journey / How do I participate? Participate during services at both campuses or set up eTithiing online. You may also place checks or cash in the secure giving box on the wall near the office entrance at the Old Mill Campus.

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An offering envelope is required to obtain a receipt for cash offerings. Contribution envelopes can be obtained at the Old Mill Campus from the Office Services Window, and service venues. At the Sarpy Campus, they are located at the Information Table. Contact Doni Gregory at / 402.938.1512 to receive preprinted envelopes. eTithing registration is also available at


eTithing makes giving consistent and simple. Sign up at

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Announcements Old Mill & Sarpy Campus Submit items to the Hub

If you have items you’d like to submit to the Hub, email them to hub@cccomaha. org by 10 AM on the Tuesday prior to the Sunday you’d like them published. Due to space constraints, items will be edited to essential information.

CCC co-ed volleyball

The 2011 volleyball season will run May 23 through August 1 / Pizza and Tournament night August 8. Players 18 years and older can register in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus through May 15. Games will be Monday nights 6-9 PM. Captain’s meeting will be Sunday, May 22 / 12 PM. The cost is $10/person or $75/team. For info contact: Sonja Smith / / 402.214.8512.

CCC co-ed softball

The 2011 softball season will run May 24 through August 6. Players 18 years and older can register in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus through May 29. Games will be Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings. The cost is $15/ person or $180/team. For info contact Rusty Brugioni / 402.889.6967 / brugioni_

Family work and worship day

Camp Rivercrest / Fremont, NE / May 7 / 9 AM - 4 PM / Spend a day as a family getting ready for summer. The day includes work project, BBQ lunch, camp activities, and worship. Childcare available for kindergarten and younger. Suggested donation of $40 per family. RSVP by May 01 / For details contact / 402.628.6465.

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Baby dedication

Sunday, May 8 / Old Mill Campus and Sarpy Campus. Pick up a form in the nursery or Old Mill Campus Office Service Window. There will be a meeting for Old Mill Campus parents / May 1 / 9 AM. For information, contact Kathy McKelvey / 402.938.1520 or

Yarn needed

Donations of crochet hooks, knitting needles or yarn are needed for the refugee families in Omaha. If you have these items to dontate, contact Mark and Lori Kiser / / 402.331.1890

Free document shredding event

Saturday, May 14 / 9 AM - 1 PM / Center Mall / 42nd and Center / Sponsored by AARP.

Worship set lists

The worship set lists from each venue are posted weekly at This is a great resource for those who found meaning in a song during worship and want to find the song details.

Oil change ministry

Operating as an outreach of the CCC Benevolence Team, the Oil change ministry is available to single moms and widows. Oil changes and vehicle check-ups are available at the Old Mill Campus for preregistered vehicles on selected Saturday mornings from 8 - 9 AM. Stop at the Office Services Window Sunday mornings at the Old Mill Campus for details

Business Information General Fund giving March received March budgeted Above/(below) budget

$346,447 $367,616 ($21,169)

YTD 2011* YTD 2010 same period Above/(below) 2010

$1,403,992 $1,377,635 $26,357

General Fund expenses March actual March budgeted Above/(below) budget YTD thru March 2011* YTD thru March 2010 Above/(below) 2010

$403,982 $386,471 $17,511 $1,147,661 $1,124,092 $23,569

General Fund through March 2011 Giving $1,135,941 Expenses $1,147,661 Excess/(deficit) ($11,720) Great Commission Received YTD 2011* Received YTD 2010 Above/(below) 2010

$195,475 $205,960 ($10,484)

*Year-to-date (YTD) information is updated weekly; monthly information is updated first week of each month. Attendance April 17 Old Mill Campus: 3,061 Sarpy Campus: 187 Douglas County Jail: 32 Total Attendance: 3,280

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Hub 04.24.11  

Weekly newsletter publication from CCC Omaha

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