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Week of April 29, 2012 FOR THE KIDS / Summer U & Summer U Jr.

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Guest information 2 6.25 - 6.29 / See details on page 2. Register at SummerU.org.

Celebrate

Attend Sunday worship services every week.

Paintings Available

The paintings created during the 4.15 message, "Jesus - The Root and Branch of David" are available for purchase with proceeds to DYI. One painting is offered on EBay; a link is available on the home page of cccomaha.org. A second original is offered for purchase at Old Mill; sealed bids will be accepted through 4.30. A 5x7 framable print is also available for purchase ($10) at Old Mill.

Project 4:4

In 2012 CCC is reading through the Bible, cover-to-cover, in chronological order. Accept the invitation to jump in with today's reading and join the adventure. Get to know God better and love Him more. For an overview and reading plan visit project44.org. See details on page 11. Sundays / 9 & 10:45 AM at Old Mill and Sarpy or Online at 10:45 AM.

Sarpy Campus • •

5.6 / Rock the Temple / a morning focused on the musical aspects of worship, featuring the NCC worship band. 5.13 / Live message from Lead Pastor Mark Ashton

Kids Connect 2

Students 2

Seniors 3

Young professionals 3 Classes 4 Gathering 4

Serving 4

Announcements 5

Global missions 6 Local missions

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Kingdom Investment

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Renewal 8 CCC Sarpy 9

Connect

Participate in community for healthy spiritual growth.

REVEAL Survey

Men 9

Women 9

Care ministries 10

Deaf fellowship 10

The REVEAL survey helps CCC leadership prioritize ministry, plan services and make adjustments. We need your voice. Please take 20 minutes and fill out the survey today on the front page of cccomaha.org.

Double your impact 10

National Day of Prayer / 5.3

The freedom afforded American citizens to gather in prayer for local and national leadership is commemorated annually. Citizens of the Omaha Metro are invited to join in one of these events to pray for the welfare of our cities, the United States and her leaders. Visit omahandp.blogspot.com. • Prayer Breakfast / 6:30 AM / Hope Center / 2209 N 20th Street / RSVP to gail@ turningpointomaha.org. • Prayer at City Hall / Noon - 1 PM / City Council Legislative Chambers / 1819 Farnam Street / led by state and city government, law enforcement and local business leaders.

Contribute

Prayer 10 Project 4:4 11

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

Village One Work Day / 5.6

A great opportunity to introduce friends, neighbors and co-workers to the neighborhood - make a plan for next Sunday to join CCC partners Bridge Church and Compass with mowing, tree trimming and more as they build friendships with neighbors in Village One. Sign up today.

Save the Date / 5.19

Spring Work Day at Old Mill Campus Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact / cccomaha.org

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Guest information Looking for information? Stop at one of Old Mill Campus / 404 S 108th Ave / Omaha, NE 68154 / phone 402.330.3360 the Information Centers and pick up a welcome packet. Visit cccomaha.org for Sarpy Campus / Meets at Lewis & Clark Middle School / 13502 S 38th Street / Bellevue, NE 68123 events, ministries, staff listing and more. CCC Sarpy Office: 3604 Twin Creek Drive, Suite 109 / Bellevue, NE 68123 / phone 402.330.3360

Kids Connect What are my kids learning?

Next weekend, 4.29.12, your kids will hear the following part of the Big God Story. Take some time this week to introduce it to them and work on the remember verse. For ideas on how to lead your kids spiritual growth, visit http://www.cccomaha.org/kids-connect and download the weekly and monthly HomeFront resource for parents. Grades 1-5 / Scripture: Daniel 3 (Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego) Main Point: God rescues his servants Remember Verse: If anyone wants to be first, he must be very last, and the servant of all. Mark 9:35 Preschool / Scripture: 1 Samuel 3 (God speaks to Samuel) Main Point: God wants me to know his voice. Remember Verse: The Lord causes His miracles to be remembered. He is kind and tender. Psalm 111:4

Middle School / 6-8th Worship / today / 9 AM / Student Center 7-8th grade Journey Group Finale / today / 6-8 PM / Gym Summer Mission Trip / 6.17-6.22.12 / for current 7-8th grade students / registration and deposit due today

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Ages birth - grade 5 / Sundays / 9 and 10:45 AM

Summer U & Summer U Jr.

9 AM - Noon / 6.25.12-6.29.12 Summer U is the hottest day camp experience around. Have fun learning the truth about God's word through high-energy singing, games, hands-on activities, stories & teaching, small group time and meeting new friends. Pick one Summer U course of interest and explore it all week with the Summer U professor. For kids having just completed grade 1 through grade 5 / $25 per child.

Attention new moms

Did you know CCC has a nursing room, where you can still watch and listen to the service, but have some privacy? Stop by the Nursery to learn more.

This year, 4 & 5 year olds and kids having just completed Kindergarten can join the fun with Summer U Jr. They will love the singing, games, teaching and activities geared just for them / $15 per child Class sizes are limited; register at summeru.org. Volunteers are needed for Summer U and Summer U Jr. Contact Shelley Brooks / 402.938.1522 / shelleyb@cccomaha. org for Summer U. Contact Jeff Neeley / 402.938.1526 / jeffn@cccomaha.org for Summer U Jr.

Students Old Mill Campus

Old Mill & Sarpy Campus

To be added to the parent email list, contact Klint Bitter / klintb@cccomaha.org for MS and Elizabeth Bartz / elizabethb@cccomaha.org for HS.

Sarpy Campus

High School / 9-12th Worship / today / 9 AM / Student Center

Student Ministries / 6-12th For CCC Sarpy Student Ministries events, see page 9.

Journey Group Finale / today / 6-8 PM / $5 / Student Center Encounter / 6.20-6.26.12 / for current 9-11th grade students

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

Coffee and Connections

A place for new people to connect with Emerge, learn of upcoming events and meet other young professionals over coffee. Meet at the tables between Access and the Atrium between services at the Old Mill Campus.

Upcoming events Second Sunday Lunch / 5.13 / Meet at Coffee & Connections after second service and explore Omaha's food scene. Journey Groups / To join a Journey Group and get connected with others, email joshv@cccomaha.org.

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 139 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 / FLC 132 / Old Mill Campus / These caring and praying seniors focus on strong biblical teaching with love for Christ, missionaries and this country.

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@ cccomaha.org. Senior Adults Low Impact Exercise Class / FLC 141 / Wednesdays / 10 - 11 AM / open to men and women of all ages / join the class for a healthier life and friendly fellowship. Sign up at the Senior Adult booth in the Atrium or contact Maris Reed / 402.496.4769

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Senior Lunch & Fellowship

First Tuesday of the month / Old Mill Campus. Let the games begin! Enjoy a delicious lunch ($5), devotional, great fellowship and games. The next lunch will be Tuesday, 5.1.2012 / 11:30 AM / FLC 130 / featuring Kay Osika Shares Her Story / RSVP by 12 PM the prior Friday to Heidi Buxman / 402.502.6646 or Estherlee Hetterich / 402.934.4976 or at the Senior Adults booth at the Old Mill campus.

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 5.15.2012 Coffee fellowship begins at 9:30 AM in the Atrium followed by a program, Jeff Wilson Ministering at 10:30 AM in the Chapel / Lunch ($5) in the Gym / RSVP by 12 PM the Sunday prior to Margaret McIvor / 402.553.5426 or at the Senior Adults booth in the Atrium. For more information, contact Paul Gedden / 402.938.1574 / paulg@cccomaha.org

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Classes & WBS Get Real with God / began 4.22 / Sundays / 9 AM / FLC 141-145 / 6 weeks / led by Marty Barnhart & Norm Springer / The Psalms provide a way to read the journaling of King David, his son King Solomon and others. Study four of David’s writings, one of Solomon’s and one anonymous writing. Be prepared to study heart words that teach us how to tell God the deepest thoughts of our daily life and how to prepare for eternity with him.

Becoming a RISKS disciple is a life-long process and taking a class or being in a Bible study helps you grow as a disciple. Explore one of the options listed below to help you grow in your journey. See legend on page 5.

Leveraging your Life / began 4.22 / Sundays / 10:45 AM / FLC 230 / 6 weeks / led by Wendell Nelson / God does not want people to be busier, but rather more focused, as focused people tend to be the most fruitful and fulfilled. Explore what Dr. Robert Clinton calls the “Gift Mix” and learn to leverage your natural abilities, acquired skills, life experience and spiritual gifts to make Kingdom impact.

Women’s Bible Studies

WBS offer truth, support, encouragement and laughter to women of all ages and stages.

Registration for summer classes & WBS will begin 5.6.2012.

Friday Night Gathering Friday Night Gathering is a place to explore tough questions about God, the Bible and your place in the universe. Enjoy complimentary coffee & dessert in a casual, relaxed setting. Meets one Friday each month / 7 PM / Old Mill Student Center.

Current Topic: The Gay Debate

Between the public outcry over gay rights and the personal experience of same sex orientation, homosexuality has become one of the most intense battlegrounds of our day. What does God think of the situation? What role does the church have? Friday Night Gathering explores these issues and more. The Personal Struggle 5.11.12 / 7 PM / Speaker: Andrew Marin, author of Love is an Orientation How can Christians understand the difference between sexual orientation and the connected issues of behavior and identity? How can the church be consistent in its message on what the Bible says?

Serving Old Mill Campus

The Medic Team is looking for people who work in the medical field to serve in Village One through medical outreach at periodic events. Email Steve Leighton / sleighton01@ hotmail.com to learn more. Connectors needed / Welcome new guests and help them connect to their place at CCC. Serve before church or Page 4

Sarpy Campus

For Sarpy Campus serving opportunities, see page 9.

between services. Contact Paula Hardin / 402.444.2852 / plhardin@cox.net. There is a need for Ushers in Access. To serve, contact Ryan Shields / ryans@ cccomaha.org The Traffic Team has immediate needs for help with parking. For information, contact Chris Raabe / 402.618.3304 / chrisraabe11@yahoo.com

The CCC Security Team provides a safe campus during services and events. If you have interest or experience in security, contact Leo Wright / Lwrighttnmc@yahoo.com / 402.290.8867 The Office Services Team has an need for a volunteer during the 9 AM services. For information, contact Carmen Barnes / carmenb@cccomaha. org / 402.938.1563.

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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

Announcements Submit items to the Hub

Email submissions 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.

Women's Self Defense Class / Tuesdays / 6:30 PM / 4 weeks beginning 6.5 / led by Greg James and Joe Francis / featuring the Gracie Jujitsu style of selfdefense art. CCC Sand Volleyball League / forming now. Monday nights, 5.38-8.20. 12 weeks of volleyball for only $80 per team / deadline 5.7 / Contact Sonja Smith / 402.214.8512 / sonja.m.smith@hotmail. com Summer U & Summer U Jr. 9 AM - Noon / 6.25.12-6.29.12 Have fun learning the truth about God's word through singing, games, hands-on activities, stories & teaching, small group time and meeting new friends. For kids having just completed grade 1 through grade 5 / $25 per child. NEW / Summer U Jr. / singing, games, teaching and activities geared just for kids age 4 & 5 and those just completing Kindergarten / $15 per child

Transcriptionists needed / Serve CCC’s Deaf Fellowship by transcribing weekly messages. Contact Mary K Kimmons / mkkimmons@gmail.com to volunteer. Baby Dedications / Baby Dedications June-August will occur the second Sunday of the month during morning worship services (limited to 4 children per venue). Contact Kathy McKelvey / kathym@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1520 for registration and details about the parent class. A special event for dedications will be celebrated Sunday evening, 9.9.12 with a reception for friends and family. Dates for next three baby dedications (Sarpy & Old Mill) / 6.10.12 / 7.8.12 / 8.12.12 Resume Reviewer needed / Serve the Omaha Career Networking Support group by reviewing resumes for group members. To volunteer, contact Mike Familetti / mike@godlyjobsearch.com / 402.321.9822. Visit godlyjobsearch.com. Oil Change volunteers needed The oil change ministry provides free oil changes to those in financial need and is looking for a volunteers with a talent for mechanical work. Contact Darrell Bush / 738.4692.

Class sizes are limited; register at summeru.org. Communion Sunday / If you are interested in helping with preparation or clean up on Communion Sundays, please contact Sandy Carrolll / 402.938.1540 / sandyc@cccomaha.org

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

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

$404,618 $350,000 54,608

YTD 2012* YTD 2011 same period Above/(below) 2011

$1,539,993 $1,493,894 $46,099

General Fund expenses March actual March budgeted Above/(below) budget YTD thru March 2012* YTD thru March 2011 Above/(below) 2011

$379,267 $395,211 ($15,944) $1,053,364 $1,147,661 ($94,297)

General Fund through March 2012 Giving $1,170,308 Expenses $1,053,364 Excess/(deficit) $116,944 Great Commission Received YTD 2012* Received YTD 2011 Above/(below) 2011

$263,789 $208,339 $55,450

Double Your Impact Giving Received YTD 2012 $608,095 2012 Goal $1,850,000 *Year-to-date (YTD) information is updated weekly; monthly information is updated first week of each month. Attendance Sunday, April 22, 2012 Old Mill Campus: 2,814 Sarpy Campus: 161 Douglas County Jail Campus: 42 Online Campus: 137 Total: 3,154

The Medic Team is looking for people who work in the medical field to serve in Village One through medical outreach at periodic events. Email Steve Leighton / sleighton01@hotmail.com to learn more.

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Global Missions Update from Ashley & Kelly in Peru

Ashley Baer is a young woman from CCC who is on an 18-month mission endeavor in Peru, working with children in an orphanage and a local garbage dump. Kelly Dunlap, also from CCC, recently joined Ashley in the work. "Ministry at Relleno Sanitaro has taught me that you never know what to expect - except for God to move. Yesterday, Kelly and I were in our normal area where we meet with kids just outside the dump. But no kids came out. We knocked on 3 houses where we knew a majority of the kids lived, but nothing. Finally, I turned to Kelly and said that I felt like God was leading to go further into the garbage dump where our other VBS kids live. Sure enough, as soon as we entered the garbage dump we met up with two boys who attend the Saturday program. A dump truck had just dumped tons of illegal/pirated DVDs and the boys had a garbage bag of them. They were taking them away from the adult sorters so they could sort them alone.

Prayer for Missions CCC short-term team (East Asia) / Pray that the recent Bible teaching from CCC leaders will have exponential impact among Christians in this region. Mike & Sue Farho (Tunisia) / Pray for us as we head back to Tunisia in early May before returning in July. Amy & Allen George (Peru) / Pray for Allen as he serves as the field director for their mission agency in Peru.

Among the cartoons and comedies was tons of pornography. Kelly and I asked if we could sort the bag for them so we separated out the bad from the good and destroyed the porn. I'm grateful we were there to protect those young boys and tell them that Christian men don't watch that stuff. They truly had no idea the trouble they had stumbled across. Pray for the awful garbage that is dumped within easy reach of these innocent children."

Lisa (India) / My health has improved even more since last month. I would say I am about 99% recovered now. Still some coughing but not much. I feel good and my energy level is back to normal. Thanks for all your prayers!

Update from Carey Schlieker

International Workers (Mali) / Pray that God will give these workers and their families patience and direction as they wait for things to settle down after the recent coup.

Carey is spending a year in France at language school before heading to Mali, West Africa, this next summer. With the recent military coup in Mali, her status remains uncertain. "You probably heard that in March there was a military coup in Mali. So, what does that mean for me? Well, for the moment...nothing. I am still here in France and learning French. My course ends in June and then I'll be doing a practical internship here in France to solidify my French through the summer. I continue to plan to go to Mali in August pending the political situation. We are all praying that things will have calmed down by then and we can continue with our plans in Segou. My organization, the C&MA will watch the political climate closely and will proceed with wisdom when looking at the future."

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. 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 eGiving at cccomaha.org/give.

Graham & Carrie (India) / Continue to pray for us as we are in a very busy transition into the city of Delhi. Carolyn Thorson (Gabon) / Continue to pray for Carolyn as she faces a long process of healing and rehabilitation on her left knee after surgery. CCC Missionaries / Pray for God's protection on all CCC workers around the world. CCC supports over 20 families and individuals in 14 countries.

Missions Pastor

Craig Walter / 402.938.1536 craigw@cccomaha.org

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Local Missions Multiply citywide impact Village One Work Day

A great opportunity to introduce friends, neighbors and work associates to the neighborhood - make a plan for Sunday, 5.6.2012 / 1:30-4:30 PM to join CCC partners Bridge Church and Compass with mowing, trash pick up and more as they build friendships with neighbors in Village One. Sign up today. Contact Eric Carpenter / ericc@ cccomaha.org with questions.

Celebrate Success at Omaha Street School

The Omaha Street School is a non-profit, Christian-based alternative high school located in North Omaha, providing educational, personal and spiritual growth opportunities. A heightened focus on ministry this year has led to daily "God-sightings" throughout the hallways and classrooms as instructors and volunteers have meaningful conversations about life, values, integrity and God's word. Students share prayer requests with their classroom communities, hear weekly chapel speakers and serve in the city. Volunteers are needed to pray, tutor and serve the students, families and staff. For more information about OSS or to volunteer, contact Eric Carpenter / ericc@ cccomaha.org. Learn more at omahastreetschool.org. Watch for more success stories from OSS throughout April in the Hub, as OSS prepares for its Celebrate Success event on June 8, a unique fundraising event highlighting God's amazing work and celebrating the power of relationships.

Prayer for Local Missions Compass Ministries / Pray for more volunteers to sign up for summer programming and the women's study. Village One / Pray relationships to grow and kingdom impact to be made.

for for

Bridge Church / Pray for discipleship and growth to take root in the hearts of new believers. Restored Hope / Pray for women's personal growth and achievement of personal goals. Release Ministry / Pray for the new girls group home and for an assistant house parent. Hope Center / Pray for their upcoming summer program.

Village One Mission House

Volunteers have been hard at work renovating the Village One mission house over the past six months. As HVAC, plumbing and electrical work is completed, specific skill sets are needed. To volunteer, contact Eric / 402.938.1538 / ericc@cccomaha.org.

Compass Ministries

Compass is a non-profit 501(C)3 and all gifts are tax deductible. For information about Compass visit compassomaha.org. Compass is on facebook at facebook.com/CompassOmaha 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 Jenny Burg / jennyb@cccomaha.org.

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 / timp@cccomaha.org. How do I participate? Participate during services at both campuses or set up eGiving 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 donig@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1512 to receive preprinted envelopes. eGiving registration is also available at cccomaha.org.

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Renewal Monday groups Restoration / First Monday of the month / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / 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 / sueb@ cccomaha.org.

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.

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 / newhope.dbsa@gmail.com. DivorceCare / 7 PM / Separation and divorce can be one of the most painful and stressful experiences you’ll face. DivorceCare groups help you move toward rebuilding. For information, contact Mary Lou Rodgers / marylrodgers@yahoo.com. 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 / kathleen669@cox.net. Love and Respect / Sign Up / 14 weeks Sundays / began 04.15 / 10:45 AM / FLC 139 or Tuesdays / began 04.12 / 7 PM / FLC 235-237 / Learn to communicate in a manner that builds mutual understanding between genders. For couples or singles. Contact Bob & Sue / sue@vandenbrinkpkg.com 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 Mike Goett / mikeg@cccomaha.org.

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Groups that target the removal of barriers that limit one’s ability to connect with God and others . See the legend on page 5 for a description of the icons.

Omaha career networking group / Ongoing / 7 PM / This group offers job hunting tips, employment assistance, 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 info@GodlyJobSearch.com. Visit GodlyJobSearch.com. Restarting / Ongoing / 7 PM / Grow emotionally and spiritually, establish secure relationships and expand your capacity to experience joy. Led by Jim Buras & Barbie Christianson. Contact: Jim Buras / jimb@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1577 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 / wendyleebradley@gmail.com. Survivors of Sexual Abuse / Ongoing / 7 PM / The Survivors of Sexual Abuse, SoSA, group studies the book When Trust Is Lost, Dan Allender. For information, contact 402.312.9107 / gloryb2u@cox.net. Women of Virtue / A safe, supportive environment to explore how women, single & married, should address lust, sexual misuse and abuse, violations, and poor choices. For information, contact womenofvirture@cccomaha.org.

Wednesday groups GriefShare / Wednesdays / 6:30-8 PM New session begins 4.18 / 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@ windstream.net.

Thursday groups

Relationships 101 for Men / Ongoing / Thursdays / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / EC 206 / This group is designed to help men 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@ cccomaha.org / 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 Mike Goett / mikeg@cccomaha.org.

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 / Experience lasting relief from emotional pain as the Spirit of God uncovers lies in core belief systems, planted in the midst of trauma or pain. Through prayer, trained facilitators invite God into these moments so participants can experience God’s perspective and truth. For info, contact Sue Beed / 402.938.1570 / sueb@ cccomaha.org.

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Men’s

Women’s

Man UP / One Sunday per month / 9 AM / engage in the journey toward authentic manhood / next meeting 05.13.

Women's Self Defense Class / Tuesdays / 6:30 PM / 4 weeks beginning 6.5 / led by Greg James and Joe Francis / featuring the Gracie Jujitsu style of selfdefense art.

The Resolution for Men / Fridays / 6:157:30 AM / FLC141 / Challenging men to be the bold and intentional leaders of their homes, marriages, and children as they strategically create a Godly legacy, The Resolution for Men is based on themes from the movie COURAGEOUS. For more information contact Terry Frolio/tfrolio@us.ibm.com/402.350.7357

Christian women’s bowling league / Thursday mornings / 9:15 AM / contact Cathy Petrick / 402.779.3154. Point of hope / 9 AM / WC 206 / Old Mill Campus / Designed for single moms. Meets 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Contact Jennifer Burchfiel / 402. 578.1104.

CCC Sarpy Fifth Sunday Fellowship Dinner

Sunday, 4.29.12 / Following 10:45 Service/ All are invited to the Fellowship Dinner at Lewis & Clark Middle School. Italian potluck theme with spaghetti and pizza. For information contact Michele Myer/mamyer@cox.net/402.213.8405.

Journey Groups

Journey groups are smaller groups of people learning and encouraging one another in faith, family and fellowship; they meet at different times during the week in area homes. Over 70% of Sarpy attenders are involved in a group. Sign up at the information table today.

Sarpy Campus Office

Hold your next Bible study, church meeting or event at the new Sarpy offices. For information or for reservations, email elvint@cccomaha.org.

Men’s group

All men are welcome to join this study of God’s word. Meets every other Friday in Bellevue / 4.6 and 4.20 / meets at 11507 S 42 St, Ste 108, Bellevue. Contact Bo Buettenback with questions: 402.403.4646 / nebestshooter@yahoo. com.

Joy boxes

Sarpy campus pastor

Elvin Torres / 402.938.1511 / elvint@cccomaha.org

Sarpy Campus office

3604 Twin Creek Drive, Suite 109 / Bellevue

Women’s Ministry

Terry Walters / tvwalters@tconl.com

Men’s Ministry

Elvin Torres / elvint@cccomaha.org

Serve at the Sarpy Campus The Hospitality team has immediate openings. Contact Bob and Janice Cummings / jan1716@aol.com / 402.339.4594. Greeters are needed for the welcome team. Serve one or both services one Sunday a month. For information, contact Jean and Dick Carpenter / 402.592.5788. Tech-minded volunteers are needed to serve on the Sarpy tech team. For more information, contact Elvin Torres / elvint@cccomaha.org Kids Connect Kids Connect is short staffed in many areas on Sunday mornings. Help comfort an infant, play with a toddler, help kids learn to use their Bibles, greet families in the hall, or use your administrative gifts! The most urgent need is for people to work with Toddlers - 1x per month or more, either hour. For information contact Darla Bair / 402.682.1412.

You will find joy boxes at the Information Center. Please place your offering there as you leave today.

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Summer U & Summer U Jr.

9 AM - Noon / 6.25.12-6.29.12 / Old Mill Have fun learning the truth about God's word through singing, games, hands-on activities, stories & teaching, small group time and meeting new friends. Pick a Summer U course of interest and explore it all week with a Summer U professor. For kids having just completed grade 1 through grade 5 / $25 per child. NEW / Summer U Jr. / singing, games, teaching and activities geared just for kids age 4 & 5 and those just completing Kindergarten / $15 per child Class sizes are limited; register at summeru.org.

CCC Sarpy Student Ministries / 6-12th Worship / today / 9 AM / Lobby Encounter / 6.20-6.26.12 / for current 9-11th grade students Summer Mission Trip / 6.17-6.22.12 / for current 7-8th grade students / registration and deposit due today To be added to the parent email list, contact Klint Bitter / klintb@cccomaha.org for MS and Elizabeth Bartz / elizabethb@ cccomaha.org for HS. Page 9


Care & Encouragement Ministries PACT: Stephen Ministry and YOU at CCC

Benevolence Ministry

Bear one another’s burdens and thereby fulfill the law of Christ (Gal 6:2).

You play an important role in Stephen Ministry, which offers Christ-centered care to people through people. Consider how you can help: Pray for the Lord to bring hope and healing to hurting people cared for through Stephen Ministry Accept care from a Stephen Minister during your time of need Consider becoming a Stephen minister to use your gifts Tell a friend neighbor, coworker, or relative who is hurting about Stephen Ministry Ron Compas - rcompas@tconl.com, Lorraine Street - lstreet245@gmail.com Paul Gedden - paulg@cccomaha.org

The Benevolence Team assists with immediate and emergency needs, distributing designated benevolence funds and donated supplies as an expression of God’s love. By supporting the food pantry, oil changes for single moms and more, the team provides spiritual support and next steps for positive life change. Food pantry staples and Oil Change volunteers are always welcome. To learn more contact donig@cccomaha.org. To support the pantry, use this list: Paper towels - single rolls Dish soap Deodorant Canned soup -10.75 oz. Toilet tissue - 4-packs

Deaf fellowship Interpreted Service / 10:45 AM Worship Center / Old Mill Campus Seating is up front and to the right of the center aisle. Do you need an interpreter? / Contact Nicole Emery / nemery90@yahoo.com for a CCC event or appointment.

Deaf Sunday school / 9 AM Adults / FLC 234 Children / FLC 235 Deaf men’s Bible study / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / EC195 / Old Mill Campus / For information, contact Ed Emery / espeedo@cox.net

Laundry soap - 50-100 oz Toothpaste Paper grocery bags Facial tissue Shampoo

Deaf women’s Bible study / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / WC106 / For information, contact Mary K Kimmons / mkkimmons@ gmail.com ASL sign language class / Old Mill Campus / FLC 230 / Sundays / 6-7:30 PM / contact janohls@cox.net Community events / Deaf Fellowship meets every third Sunday / 12:30 PM / Westroads Mall Food Court

Double Your Impact / DYI 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.

Prayer room / WC 118 / Old Mill Campus located just outside the Worship Center

Spiritual vitality of CCC / Fridays / 7 AM Worship Center / Old Mill Campus.

CCC and Missions / Wednesdays / 6:30 PM / WC 118 / Old Mill Campus

Old Mill Campus prayer / Sundays / 8 AM / WC 118 / Old Mill Campus /

Women’s prayer / Monday mornings EC 178 / Old Mill Campus / For information and weekly times, contact Lottie Krogh / 402.345.4556.

Prayer Shawl Ministry / 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month / 1 PM / EC 178 / Old Mill Campus. For information, contact Beth Siemens / 402.339.4631.

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

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.

Prayer Missions and the City / Sundays / 5 PM WC 118 / Old Mill Campus Page 10

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Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘People do not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” - Matthew 4:4 (TNIV)

The benefit: A year of dynamic growth

In 2012, CCC will experience God’s big story together. The Daily Bible in Chronological Order and Reader’s Guides are available today at kiosks throughout the building. Sunday messages will align with weekly readings. A companion reading guide for journaling and study tips will stretch minds as God’s word is applied. Daily audio & video accelerators will add depth and insight. People meeting in community will engage in discussion with the narrative. Throughout 2012 electives, classes and web tools will enhance the challenge. Accept the challenge in 2012 to know God better and love Him more as the depth of His love and character are revealed. What if I’ve fallen behind on my readings? What if I’m new to Project 4:4? If you begin late, jump in with the current week’s reading plan. If you miss a week, just keep going. Pick up where you can, and go back and read what you missed if you have time.

and a sensible system to read the Bible in chronological order.

The challenge: Read the Bible cover-to-cover in one year.

Participation Pyramid

Check out the participation pyramid Illustration –at the base everyone participates with more options available for a deeper commitment and accelerated growth. Sunday services: Sunday morning celebration services will introduce weekly themes and readings

Ministry Connection: Electives and classes throughout the year for incentive and motivation

Daily readings & Reader’s Guide: A daily reading plan from the Daily Bible in Chronological Order and a companion guide with study tips and space for journaling

Studying in Community: Curriculum will provide discussion themes for deeper engagement

Tough Questions

Tough Questions: Dive deep and investigate the online videos for insight into challenging questions from Scripture

Some Daily Accelerators

Daily Accelerators: Watch, listen or read Pastor Mark’s daily insights

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Community

Many

Ministry Connection

Many

Daily readings & Reader’s Guide Celebrate at Sunday Services

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