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The latest happenings at CCC

Week of May 29, 2011

Double Your Impact

For a visual display of the vision to magnify global impact, stop in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus, and if you have not added your voice and influence to the vision, pick up a packet at any welcome center.

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


Attend Sunday worship services every week.

Impact is being multiplied at the Douglas County Jail through commitments to the DYI campaign by providing resources to bring hope to the men in Pod 18. To learn more about this weekly celebration service, contact Mike Goett / 402.398.1518 / CCC Sarpy Campus meets at Lewis & Clark middle school at 9 and 10:45 AM with live music and a video message. If you work in Bellevue or the Sarpy County area, consider inviting a coworker to attend with you. On Sundays at 9 and 10:45AM at the Old Mill Campus, the message is supported in 2 venues with 3 distinct worship styles. Guitar driven, timeless hymns, or laid back and contemporary choose a service and commit to regular attendance this summer. Venue details are available on the weekly program or at


Participate in community for healthy spiritual growth.


Gathering 2 Guest information 2

Kids Connect 2

Men 3

Students 3

Women 3

Young professionals 3 Groups 4



Deaf fellowship


Seniors 5 Renewal


Double Your Impact


Prayer 7 Serving 7

Missions 8

Kingdom Investment 9

Summer Classes

The You Are Here brochure lists current summer classes with week day options for women, Tuesday night Renewal, a Sunday morning offering for men and another for wives – or those who plan on being a wife some day. Check out two Sunday classes beginning next Sunday • Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, a focus on developing deeper patterns of abiding in Christ. This class offers an invitation to mid-life singles wanting to connect in community. • Jesus, a Man Without Equal is a 4-week emphasis on four key biblical truths.

Sarpy Campus


Announcements 10 Compass ministries 10

Old Mill Parking 11

Gathering / Is God / New series starting next week

Pick up an invitation card today. Full details available on page 2.


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

Summer Outreach

Invite a neighbor or co-worker to join your family at one of the CCC summer events for kids. Dad & Me and Summer U are scheduled in June. Water Works Camp is planned for July, or consider hosting a Backyard Bible Club in your neighborhood. Details on page 2 or at the Old Mill Kids Connect booth and the information table at Sarpy. Contact with your questions. Note: Summer U registration ends Monday, June 6.

Summer at Compass

Compass, CCC’s inner city outreach offers a summer enrichment program in the Franklin neighborhood and needs your help. Assist the staff during the day with hands on games, science experiments, Bible stories and more. For more information, contact 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 Carmen Barnes at the Old Mill Campus / 402.938.1563 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, 6.5.11. The week of 6.5.11 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 more ideas on how to lead your kids spiritual growth, go to http:// and download the weekly and monthly HomeFront resource for parents. All of the Homefronts are archived online at Grades 1-5 / Love Matters Most! Scripture: Matthew 22:35-40 Remember verse: “I may speak in different languages of men or even angels. But if I do not have love, then I am only a noisy bell or a ringing cymbal.” 1 Corinthians 13:1 (ICB) Older Toddlers through Kindergarten / God Always Keeps His Promises Scripture: Numbers 12 14:16-33; Joshua 5:13-6:27 Remember verse: “Love one another. You must love one another, just as I have loved you.” John 13:34

Summer Activities Summer U

For kids who will have just completed grades 1-5. Have fun learning the truth about God’s word through high-energy singing, games, hands-on activities via Summer U professors, stories & teaching, small group time and meeting new friends. 6.27 - 7.1.2011 / 9 AM - 12 PM / $25 per child / register at / registration ends June 6.

Backyard Bible Clubs

Backyard Bible Clubs summer ministry for grade school students takes the Gospel to where the children live, right in your own neighborhood. Kids Connect provides curriculum, training and materials for your club. Orientation meeting / Sunday, 5.22.11 / 4-6 PM / EC 288 / Old Mill Campus and 10:45 AM / Sarpy Campus lobby. For more information, contact the Kids Connect office at 402.938.1521.

Dad N Me: Driving With Dad

Saturday, 6.18.11, 2011 / 9:30-11:30 / age 3-6 / Old Mill Campus / Student Center / $6 for dad and one child / each additional child $2


Waterworks camp

7.12-7.14.11 / 10 AM – 12 PM / age 4–6 / Old Mill Campus / Gym / $8 individual / $6 each with a friend / space limited Tickets available May 29 / Kids Connect booth and Kindergarten check-in table

Serve in Kids Connect

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

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

Sundays / 9 and 10:45 AM

Sundays / 12:30 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus / 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.

Is God cruel and capricious? Gathering presents a two week series inviting tough questions about the most troubling scriptures in the Old Testament        6.5.2011 / Genocidal? / Dr. John Holmes, Dean of Academics, Grace University Does God have the right to take life without the fear of justice?  Join Dr. Holmes for an exploration of why Christians believe that a God who ordered genocide is a good God. 6.12.2011 / Irrational? / Dr. Ken Dick, Sr. Research Fellow, University of Nebraska Omaha If God exists, why do His acts often seem random and counter-intuitive?  Do acts of God in the Old Testament make ultimate sense, or are they clearly the creation of human intelligence?  Gathering features Dr. Dick for a thoughtful discussion about faith and logic.    Page 2

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Students Old Mill Campus Sixers / Grade 6

Sixers will be joining the grand opening of the middle school space today in the Student Center / 9 AM

Middle School / 7-8th

Sunday Morning / today / 9 AM / Student Center

High School / 9-12th

Rushhour /today / 9 AM / Student Center

Parent email list / To be added to the high school parent email list, contact Brad Mock /

College / 8:08

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

Sarpy Campus Middle School

WIRED / today / 9 AM / Lobby

High School

Rushhour / today / 9 AM / Room 115

Old Mill and Sarpy Campus Middle School Summer Launch / June 5 / 6-8 PM / Gym / Old Mill Campus Middle School (7-8th Grade) WOFOOF / 6.4.11 / $50 / registration and $10 deposit due today Middle School Mission Trip Training / June 8 / 6-8 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus / Parents please attend

Costa Rica Mission Trip training / June 5 / 3 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus Parent Meeting: Costa Rica Mission Trip / June 5 / following 10:45 AM services / Student Center / Old Mill High School Summer Inner City Experience / 7.10-7.15.11 / $100 registration due 5.22.11

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. 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 high tables between Access and the Atrium at Old Mill Campus.


Upcoming events Memorial Day BBQ / Sunday, 5.29.11/ 6 PM / Terry Huang’s house - 18359 Nina Street / Bring meat to grill and a side or dessert to share. 2012 Mission Trip Meeting / Sunday, 6.5.11 / 12 PM / FLC 130-132 / Come share your ideas for a short term missions trip Summer 2012 and hear Craig Walters present options for Emerge. Contact Andrea at andiecarlson@gmail. com with questions.

Don’t miss the men’s and women’s classes this summer - check page 4 for information and register online at

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: May 28, June 25, July 30 / For information contact Reid Brown / 402.938.1561 / reidb@cccomaha. org.

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.

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Second Sunday Lunch / second Sunday of the month / Meet at Coffee and Connections after second service for post-church fellowship and to explore Omaha’s food scene. Emerge lake day / Saturday, 6.18.11 / Cedar Creek, NE / Nate Haugen’s house Watch Facebook and the Hub for details.

Emerge mailing list

To receive periodic email updates about Emerge events, send your contact info to Anna Detrich /

Women’s 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.

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

Groups 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


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

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.

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality / Sundays / 9 AM / EC178 / 8 weeks / begins June 5 / led by Wendell Nelson, Diane Murphy, Koob Vang, Josh Vang / This class for mid-life singles will help you gain practical insight for building healthy relationships in the workplace, with family and friends, dating and with God. Materials: $22.

One Thousand Gifts / Tuesdays / 10 - 11:30 AM / Busselman’s home: 3017 Trailridge Blvd., Elkhorn / 6 weeks / begins June 7 / led by Karen Busselman / Find joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama and daily duties through reading and small group discussion. Develop gratitude and an awareness of God’s presence. Book “One Thousand Gifts” by Ann Voskamp available through amazon. com or Parables. Materials: Price of book + $3.

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Women’s - classes designed specifically for women

Seeker groups

These groups focus on real questions seekers have. For information, contact Tim Perry / 402.330.3360 x328 / timp@

Classes focus on specific topics for a defined period of time. These classes are a good springboard to learning more of what it means to be a RISKS disciple. healthy lifestyle changes. Learn to make peace with your body and replace rationalization with wisdom. Reach healthy goals and grow closer to God through the process. Materials: $22.

Made to Crave / Tuesdays / 9 - 10:30 AM / EC 178 / 8 weeks / begins June 7 / led by Kim Brady / Has food become more about frustration than fulfillment? This class will help you find the “want to” in how to make

Men’s - classes designed specifically for men

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 journey.

Love and Respect / Sundays / 10:45AM / WC 206 / 10 weeks / begins June 5 / led by Jamie and Kathy Sell / This class will teach couples to communicate in a manner that build intimacy.

Jesus - A Man without Equal / Sundays 9 AM / FLC 230 / 4 weeks / begins June 5 / Led by Steve Irwin / Examine four key biblical truths associated with Jesus that are important for your spiritual growth: Jesus as our Savior, Sanctifier, Healer and Coming King. This class consists of a short video, interactive discussion, and studying key biblical passages to explain each truth. Materials: $2.

Renewal - groups that target the removal of barriers that limit one’s ability to connect with God and others

The Magnificent Obsession / Tuesdays / 6:30 PM / Student Center / 6 weeks / begins June 7 / led by Lisa Brown / This study of the life of Abraham will help you find the essentials to live a joyful, purposefilled life. Pursue God through a life of obedient faith, learn to know God intimately and be known by him. Point of Hope will provide child care for single moms. Materials: $12.

Living Hope / Wednesdays / 9:15 - 11 AM / EC 178 / 8 weeks / begins June 15 / led by Shari Volk / Learn to dig deeper into God’s word and meditate on it each day. Themes in this study of 1 Peter include salvation, persecution, the family of God, and family life. You Have What it Takes: A Class for Fathers / Sundays / 9 AM /FLC 231 / 4 weeks / begins July 10 / led by Reid Brown / Discover what question every son and daughter is asking and how you as a father can answer it. Based on John Eldredge’s “You have what it takes: What Every Father Needs to Know”. The Wife Class / Sundays / 9 AM / FLC 230 / 4 weeks / begins July 10 / led by Connie Grigsby / Discover a roadmap to being a wife and learn more what God has to say about your role. This class will encourage and refresh as you discover God’s plan for being a wife - His way. RISKS / Friday June 24, 7-10 PM and Saturday June 25, 9 AM-12 PM / Student Center / led by Reid Brown / Learn about CCC’s history, values and the characteristics of a growing disciple. This elective is also a prerequisite for membership.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stamp ministry

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.

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@

Senior lunch and 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, June 7 / 11:30 AM / FLC 130 / featuring a testimony Steve Yost / 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.

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 6.21.11 Coffee fellowship begins at 9:30 AM in the Atrium followed by program in the Chapel, Leah from the Henry Doorly Zoo / 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 /

Deaf fellowship Interpreted Service / 10:45 AM / Worship Center / Old Mill Campus / Seating is up front and to the right of the center aisle.

Deaf women’s Bible study / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / WC 106 / Old Mill Campus / For information, contact mkkimmons@

Deaf Sunday school / 9 AM Adults / FLC 234 Children / FLC 235

ASL sign language class / Old Mill Campus / done for the year / Resumes in September

Deaf men’s Bible study / Thursdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / Atrium / Old Mill Campus / For information, contact Ed Emery /

Community events / Deaf Fellowship meets every third Sunday / 12:30 PM / Westroads Mall Food Court Metro-Wide Deaf Church / Ministry BBQ / Sunday / June 5 / 9AM-4PM / Mahoney

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State Park / Coffee 9AM / Church service 10:30AM / Lunch 12PM / Hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and utensils provided / Bring lawn chairs and a dish to share for lunch / $4 entry fee per car / No Deaf services at CCC on this day Do you need an interpreter? / Contact Stephanie Winter / / for a CCC event or appointment.

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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. 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 / Escaping co-dependency 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 / 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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Love and Respect / Ongoing / 7 PM / Couples learn to communicate in a manner that builds intimacy. For information, contact Bob & Sue Vanden Brink / 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 / 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 Visit 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 / 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 / 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@

Wednesday groups GriefShare / Wednesdays / 6:00 - 8 PM / new session starts Wed June 8 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@

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.

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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.

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

Serving opportunities Old Mill Campus, Sarpy Campus and the city Old Mill Campus The Office Services Team has an immediate need for a volunteer / 2nd Sunday of the month / 10:45 AM service. Serve on Sunday morning 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. The Traffic Team has immediate needs for help with parking. For information, contact Richard Pendell / 402.289.5321 (home) / Volunteers are needed for the new Middle School area in the Student Center on the following teams: greeting, tech and coffee shop. For information on serving our middle school students, contact Elizabeth Bartz / elizabethb@ / 402.938.1530

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 Kids Connect has the following needs: Sundays, 9 AM / Six once a month nursery volunteers, two twice a month small group leaders for three year olds, , one twice a month small group leader for Kingergarten and one for 3rd grade (starting 6.5.2011). Sundays, 10:45 AM / Two once a month nursery volunteers and two twice a month small group leaders for 5th grade. For information, contact Kathy McKelvey / 402.938.1520 / Campus Support Serve an hour or two on a regular basis to ensure that the Old Mill Campus is the best it can be. contact tima@ for more information.

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Sarpy Campus A Roadie is a great place to serve at the Sarpy Campus. For more information on set up needs, see page 9. Kids Connect has needs for summer substitutes and many openings to begin serving in the fall. For more information contact Sarah Buettenback / sarahb@ / 402.359.0647 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. Serve one or both services or as little as one Sunday a month. For information, contact Jean and Dick Carpenter / 402.592.5788. Page 7

Prayer for Missions

Missions Update from Lance & Karina Grush (El Salvador)

“As you may remember, we have a vision for a youth center in Apopa. That vision has been “on hold” over the last couple of years as we have been tied up in legal problems in preparing to build on the land. Please keep praying that God will remove all of the obstacles. However, God, as only He can do, has provided us with a unique opportunity to operate a small youth center while we wait for the big one to come to fruition. A few weeks ago God laid on my heart the idea of finding a house to rent that we could use as a temporary youth center. We could rent out the land and use that money to rent the house. Then our only expenses would be the electricity, water, and some part time employment expenses. Well, just two weeks ago, I found a house close to the church that would work perfectly. On top of that, the rent is the exact same price that a guy told me he would rent our land for! Seems like too much of a coincidence to not be from the Lord. The house is not that big, but it will provide a great place for young people to “hang out”, do their homework that requires a computer, receive tutoring, and take English classes. Please pray for God to guide the entire process of the youth center project.

CCC College Team (China) Pray for the new Chinese believers that have come to Christ through the ministry of our college team who are in China right now.

Iron Knees Rolling Prayer : The 5th annual Iron Knees retreat will be covering the entire state of Nebraska with prayer this weekend. Support these rider in prayer as they travel over 600 miles a day around the perimeter of the state, praying for Nebraska and it’s leaders. If you would like more information about The Second Mile Riders Chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association contact Ron Baker / 402.234.2767 or Keith Holmes /

Lisa Reynolds (India) : Pray for Lisa as she prepares to leave this summer to her new field in Delhi, India.

Upcoming short term 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 / 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

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 eTithe giving at

Allen & Amy George (Peru): Pray for the short-term medical team from CCC that will be ministering in Peru in early June. Pray that this medical outreach will draw many people to Christ. Carey Schlieker (Mali) : Pray for Carey as she prepares to leave later this summer as a career worker in Mali, West Africa.

Short-term teams: Pray for CCC short-term teams that are preparing to go this summer to Peru, Guatemala, and Mali. Julie Arant: “Pray for me as during the month of June, I will be traveling across China in order to connect new believers with vibrant individuals and ministries.”

More missions prayer requests can be found online at

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 / 6-8 PM / Contact the Kisers to be part of this outreach / mark.

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CCC Sarpy Kids Connect - summer

Check page 2 or visit for information on Summer U, Backyard Bible Clubs, Dad & Me, and WaterWorks, great kids’ events coming to CCC this summer.

Men’s group

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 /

Joy boxes

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

Stay connected

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

Journey Groups

Set Up help needed The last regular set up date of the school year is Friday, 5.27.11 / 6 PM. However, due to summer school, groups of 4-5 are still needed to help with for set up in Kids Connect during the month of June and first week of July / Sundays / 7-7:45 AM / Contact Pat / or Derick / to help with this essential ministry.

Prayer at Sarpy

Truck Needed Over the last several months several people who saw the signs and trailer have visited the Sarpy Campus. A team is nearly in place for setting up and taking down the signs and trailer each week. One more person with a truck is needed to complete the team and serve once a month in this vital outreach ministry. If you are able to fill this need, contact Sol Alexander/

Journey Groups are the glue that holds us together. Most groups are on summer break during June, July and August. The next sign ups for groups will be in August, for groups start in September. When planning your family’s fall schedules, plan to join a Journey Group. For information contact Julie Moessner/ 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 ‘s Sarpy Campus.

Kids Connect has needs for summer substitutes and many openings to begin serving in the fall. For more information contact Sarah Buettenback / sarahb@ / 402.359.0647 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.

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 eTithing 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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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 facebook. com/CompassOmaha To volunteer, contact Jenny Burg /

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.

Summer at Compass

Compass, CCC’s inner city outreach offers a summer enrichment program in the Franklin neighborhood and needs your help. Assist the staff during the day with hands on games, science experiments, Bible stories and more. For more information, contact jenny@

Announcements Old Mill & Sarpy Campus 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.

Blessing Single Moms

On Mother’s Day, more than 65 single moms were blessed with a gift. Many expressions of gratitude for extending God’s love through this act of kindness have been received. Thanks CCC for loving single moms. Consider inviting a mom you know to join you on Tuesday evenings for The Magnificient Obsessions class taught by Women’s ministry leader, Lisa Brown. Complete details in the current You Are Here brochure or in today’s HUB.


MOPS is an outreach ministry to Mothers of PreSchoolers (birth through kindergarten) centering on topics relating to women from a Biblical perspective. It resumes September 16 for those meeting the 1st/3rd weeks and September 23 for the 2nd/4th weeks / 9:15-11:15AM / EC 188 suite / Old Mill. Children can be taken to MOPPPETS by 9AM. For info contact: Jessica Reade / / 402.305.0115 or 402.884.1801

Baby Dedication

The next baby dedication will be Sunday, August 7 at all services and campuses. If you are interested in having your child dedicated, pick up a form in the nursery or office service window and return by Page 10

Sunday, July 24. A mandatory meeting will be held Sunday, July 31 at 9AM. Contact Kathy / / 402.938.1520

Freezer needed

The Food Pantry needs a used freezer for frozen foods. If you have one to donate, contact Bob Clary / 402.426.5553

Connections choir

Join the Connections choir on June 12. Attend rehearsal on Thursday, 6.9.11 / 6:45PM. Contact Margie / margiea@

Summer Reading Program

Sign up for the summer reading program at the church library for grades K-12. Prizes and a drawing for two age groups will be awarded at the end of summer.

Traditions choir

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

$357,951 $412,723 ($54,772)

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

$1,763,678 $1,736,657 $27,021

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

$339,805 $375,943 ($36,138) $1,487,446 $1,452,951 $34,515

General Fund through April 2011 Giving $1,493,891 Expenses $1,487,466 Excess/(deficit) $6,428

To learn more about the Traditions choir, attend orientation / June 1 or June 8 / 6 PM / EC161 / then stay for rehearsal at 6:30 PM.

Great Commission Received YTD 2011* Received YTD 2010 Above/(below) 2010

Okoboji Bible Conference

*Year-to-date (YTD) information is updated weekly; monthly information is updated first week of each month.

This annual family gathering encourages Christian growth and global vision for people of all ages. This year’s speakers include former CCC Lead Pastor Bob Thune and his wife Ruthie. For complete information and speaker line up visit or pick up a brochure at the information centers. Those attending the conference arrange their own housing, meals and transportation and there is no registration fee for the conference.

$254,908 $255,284 ($376)

Attendance May 15 Old Mill Campus: 3,073 Sarpy Campus: 210 Douglas County Jail Campus: 35 Total Attendance: 3,318

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Old Mill Campus Special Notice

CCC’s location in a business park provides parking options beyond the facility property. However there are nearby neighbors that operate 24/7 and not all of the surrounding lots are available on Sunday morning. We have received notice from our neighbors directly North of the Old Mill campus that parking will no longer be available in their lots. These lots will be clearly marked as NO PARKING, and will be monitored. We will be proactive with information to avoid confusion and vehicles being towed. Communication will include announcements from the platform and through the Hub. More important is the growing parking challenge that comes with growing attendance. You can help • • • • •

If you have just started attending you may not be aware of the adjacent lots with reciprocal agreements. Check out the map below to identify these areas If you are a regular attender you are encouraged to park in the far east lots to accommodate closer parking for guests, young families and seniors If the lots north of the facility are your usual parking space please see the map for approved parking lots (Gallup and HP lots) Inform volunteers in your ministry of the change Join the parking team. Serve in community and assist with parking logistics once a month. Visit the team in the Atrium for more information.

Icon parking lot

The Icon building just north of the Old Mill Campus uses its parking lot seven days a week. To be good neighbors, please do not park in the Icon lot. More parking is available at the HP building, located north east of the building, accessible from Farnam Drive.

Icon Parking Lot No Parking

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Parking Allowed at HP and Gallup / PayFlex

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