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Week of January 27, 2013


Attend Sunday worship services every week.

Stronger: a women's worship night

Tonight / 6 PM / Worship Center Invite a friend to join you for an evening of encouragement and celebration of strength in Christ.

Annual Meeting and Worship Celebration / Save the Date

They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness. Psalm 145:7 Sunday, February 24 / 6 PM / Old Mill / Throughout 2012, God has shown his power in reaching lost people, growing kids in Christ, putting families back together and making more disciples than ever before. At a congregational “town hall meeting” (12:30-1:30 PM / Chapel), Leadership will be available to answer questions, introduce the 2013 Elder nominees and review the 2013 budget. At 6 PM, join CCC worship leaders, elders and staff in thanking God for His faithfulness. CCC members will have an opportunity to approve elders (see bios on page 12) and the 2013 budget.


Participate in community for healthy spiritual growth.

Second Chances and the Case for Grace


Guest information 2

Kids Connect 2

Students 2

Seniors 3

Young professionals 3 Classes 4

Journey Groups


8:08 / College


Care ministries


Deaf fellowship


Double your impact


Announcements 6

Serving 6

Global missions


Do you have questions about beginning a faith journey? Have you responded with an action card? Are you considering baptism? Stop by the Green Room Sunday, February 3, 10 or 17 at 9 AM for coffee and conversation. C117/ in the East Hall near Access

Local missions


Need to catch your breath?

Men Only: Stepping Up Super Saturday / 2.2.13 / a video event to develop your game plan for living a godly, courageous life. Learn more at or visit the team in the Atrium. Women Only: Pathways to Joy Women's Retreat / 3.1-3.3.13 / take a break from daily routines and find a renewed sense of joy / register by 1.27.13 at or in the Atrium.

Kingdom Investment 8 Renewal 9

Men 10

Women 10 CCC Bellevue 11


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

Elder Bios 12 Prayer 12

Introducing: Second Saturday Serve

Here’s how it works - on the second Saturday of each month, show up to lend a hand to CCC ministry partners who are engaged in serving the city. Designed for individual, family and Journey Group participation, projects range from neighborhood clean-up and painting to efforts that foster neighborhood interaction. Seek the welfare of the city --Jer. 29:7 Want to participate? Each month, a project will be scheduled from 9 AM - Noon. Logistics and details will be in the Hub and at You just show’s that simple! February 9 / Second Saturday Serve 40 volunteers / Open Door Mission (great for families and Journey Groups serving together) 30 volunteers / deliver cookies and invitations to neighbors in Village One, inviting them to check out Bridge Church Let Eric ( and the team know you’re in and you’ll receive all the details. Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact /

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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 for Bellevue Campus / Bellevue University / 1000 Galvin Road S / Bellevue, NE 68005 events, ministries, staff listing and more. CCC Bellevue Office: 3604 Twin Creek Drive, Suite 109 / Bellevue, NE 68123 / phone 402.330.3360

Kids Connect What are my kids learning?

For ideas on how to lead your kids spiritual growth, visit and download the weekly and monthly HomeFront resource for parents. Grades 1-5 / Scripture: 2 Kings 5 (Elisha & Naaman) Meaning: God is the source of life. Remember verse: Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10 4 yr old, PreK & Kindergarten / Scripture: Matthew 8:5-13 (faith of a Centurion) Meaning: Jesus is God. Remember verse: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory. Isaiah 6:3

Middle School / 6-8th Worship / today / 9 AM / Student Center Summer Mission Trip info meeting / today / 12:15 PM / Student Center 7-8th grade Journey Groups / today / 6-8 PM / Student Center 6th grade Journey Groups / 1.30.13 / 6:308 PM / Gym

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

2-3 yr old / Remember & Celebrate: Children will review the last 6 weeks.

Help is needed in these areas:

Nursery / 5 at 9 & 6 at 10:45 AM 1 yr olds / 9 AM 3 yr olds / 9 & 10:45 AM Kindergarten / 10:45 AM grades 2 & 3 / 10:45 AM Contact Contact Kathy / kathym@ / 402.938.1520

Help Kids Connect in a support role Be a kiosk attendant, guest specialist, and hallway greeter/security volunteer. We have openings for people to serve on each of these teams. Contact Kathym@ to indicate interest in these vital roles. Thank you for your help in making CCC safe and secure for all kids.

Students Old Mill Campus

Old Mill & Bellevue Campus

The next Baby Dedication is Sunday, 2.10.2013 at all services. If you would like to have your little one dedicated, stop by the nursery to sign them up. Attend a parent meeting on Sunday, 2.3.2013 / 9 AM. Contact Kathy / kathym@cccomaha. org / 402.938.1520.

Homefront Family Night

Friday, 2.8.2013 / 6:30-8 PM / Kids Connect Entrance 2nd Floor / Spend time together doing fun, God-centered crafts and activities with your family.

Camp Rivercrest

Register by 1.31.2013 for a 10% discount at Camp Rivercrest. Summer Camps run 6.13 - 7.26. Camp Rivercrest is a CCC and C&MA partner. Pick up a brochure or learn more at

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

High School / 9-12th

Camp Rivercrest

Journey Groups / today / 6-8 PM / see website for locations

Register by 1.31.2013 for a 10% discount at Camp Rivercrest. Summer Camps run 6.13 - 7.26. Camp Rivercrest is a CCC and C&MA partner. Pick up a brochure or learn more at

Next: spring retreat / 2.22-2.23.13 / $30 / registration due 2.17.13 (for grades 6-12)

Bellevue Campus

Worship / today / 9 AM / Student Center

Student Ministries / 6-12th For CCC Bellevue Student Ministries events, see page 11.

Icecapades / ice skating & sledding at Mahoney / 2.1.13 / 7:30-11 PM / $5 (for grades 6-8) Next: spring retreat / 2.22-2.23.13 / $30 / registration due 2.17.13 (for grades 6-12) Page 2

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Emerge / young professionals Emerge seeks to engage young professionals through authentic community, providing opportunities to build meaningful relationships and impact our church, city and world. Spiritual development and discipleship are encouraged through Journey Group involvement, as we are being shaped into Christ-centered people. The Emerge community is comprised of young professionals, typically single or married pre-kids.

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 / 2.10.13 / 12:30 PM / Meet at Coffee & Connections after second services to explore Omaha's food scene with Emerge.

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.

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 Janice Hurley / 402.392.2109.

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.

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Senior Lunch & Fellowship

First Tuesday of the month / Old Mill Campus. Let the games begin! Enjoy a delicious lunch ($5), great fellowship, inspiring speakers and games. Next Lunch Tuesday, 2.5.2013 / 11:30 AM / FLC 130 / Speaker: Al & Dorthea Newman share their stories. RSVP by 12 PM the prior Friday to Estherlee Hetterich / 402.934.4976 or Margaret Betten / 402.556.8395 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 2.19.13. / Coffee fellowship begins at 9:30 AM in the Atrium followed by a program at 10:30 AM in the Chapel: Pastor Craig Walter shares about Mali / Lunch ($5) in the Gym / RSVP by 12 PM the Sunday prior to Sue Beed / 402.938.1570 or at the Senior Adults booth in the Atrium. For more information, contact Paul Gedden / 402.938.1574 /

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Journey Groups


Journey Groups are where real life happens together. Meet regularly to study, pray and grow with others. Belong to a community, be transformed by the gospel and be on mission for the people of Omaha.

Sundays / 9 or 10:45 AM / 6 weeks / began 1.20.13 / D227 For those new in their faith or new to CCC, RISKS offers an interactive orientation to CCC. Learn about CCC’s history, values and the characteristics of a growing disciple. This elective is also a prerequisite for membership.

Contact the Adult Discipleship team to get connected in a group / debb@

Love & Respect

Sundays / 10:30 AM / C118 / Learn to communicate in a manner that builds mutual understanding between genders.   For couples or singles.   Contact: Bob & Sue / sue@

Classes / began January 20 Apprentice in Transformation

Sundays / 10:45 AM / 6 weeks / led by Mark Newhouse / C217 / Learn practical ways to experience Christlike transformation in your heart and explore how to position yourself so the Holy Spirit can renew your mind from the ingrained habits of sin.

Forming 1: Engaging with God for a conversational relationship Sundays / 9 AM / 6 weeks / led by Sue Sather & Paul Foresman / C217 / Experience a fresh, life-giving approach to spiritual growth and restoration that may be very different than what you may have tried before. Instead of relying on willpower and self-effort to drive change in your life, you will learn to build a relationship with God that is vibrant enough to change you from the inside out. Materials: $25

Moving toward Wholeness

Sundays / 10:45 AM / 6 weeks / led by Wendell Nelson, Diane Murphy, Robin Kurylo, Kay Osika, Marc Montayne / I188 Learn how to rely on God for forgiveness, healing, freedom, direction and ongoing growth. Anchor your faith in scriptures and discover how to partner with God toward maturity and wholeness.

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Beginning April 2013

Authentic Manhood 1: A man & his design Jesus Class 2 Leveraging Your Life RISKS Romans: Good news for today’s church

Beginning March 2013

Authentic Manhood 2: a man & his story Forming 2: Engaging with God for change from the inside out The Indestructible Marriage Modern Missions: Your role in a changing world

8:08 / college 8:08 is a community of college-age students (18-24) who are passionate about loving God, each other and the city. Whether you're walking intimately with Jesus or just have questions about who God is, connect in the 8:08 community.

Register at


College Pastor: Jared Kliewer / College Intern: Danny Jacobson /

Thursdays / 8:08 PM / Student Center Big group time is focused around community, worship and teaching. Thursday nights are a great first step toward getting connected in 8:08.

Journey Groups

Various locations & meeting times see for details Journey Groups are where real life happens together. Belong to a community, be transformed by the gospel and be on mission for the people of Omaha.

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

Do you need an interpreter? / Contact Jan Ohlsson / for a CCC event or appointment.

Deaf men’s Bible study / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / FLC234 / Contact Ed Emery /

Deaf women’s Bible study / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / FLC 131 / Contact Mary K Kimmons /

ASL sign language class / Sundays / 6-7:30 PM / FLC 230-234 / Contact Jan Ohlsson /

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

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.

Care & Encouragement Ministries PACT: Stephen Ministry and YOU at CCC 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 Two male and three female Stephen Ministers are currently available. Contact Lorraine or Paul to learn more. Lorraine Street - Paul Gedden -

Benevolence Ministry

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 To support the pantry, use this list: Paper towels - single rolls Dish soap Deodorant Canned soup -10.75 oz. Toilet tissue - 4-packs

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

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Announcements Submit items to the Hub

CCC Library

Email submissions to 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.

Books by special guest Lee Strobel, plus a wide variety of books, CDs, DVDs and small group Bible Studies for kids, youth and adults are available for check-out.

Connections Choir

Alliance Women Ministries

Join the Connections Choir Sunday, 2.10. Attend Rehearsal Thursday, 2.7 / 6:30 PM / Choir Room / Contact margiea@

Lifegate Christian School

Kindergarten Round-Up / 2.12 & 2.13 / 2-3 PM / For more information, contact LCS / / 402.333.5153

Stronger: a women's worship night / tonight / 6 PM / Worship Center

/ Invite a friend and experience renewed strength and encouragement as you take a break from the daily routines.

Help Kids Connect in a support role Be a kiosk attendant, guest specialist, or hallway greeter/security volunteer. Contact to indicate interest in these vital roles.

Camp Rivercrest

Register by 1.31.2013 for a 10% discount. Summer Camps run 6.13 - 7.26. Camp Rivercrest is a CCC and C&MA partner. Pick up a brochure or learn more at

Welcomes Julie Arant with Global Friends / 1.28.2013 / Prayer at 5 PM / Supper provided at 5:30 PM followed by program.

Marriage Matters Premarital Class

for engaged or pre-engaged couples Sundays / 10:45-12:30 PM / 6 weeks / begins 2.3.2013 / Learn the basics on how to have a healthy marriage. Contact Sue Beed / / 402.938.1570.

Stepping Up men's event

Saturday, 2.2 / 8 AM - 4 PM / Student Center Men are invited to tackle the challenge for godly, courageous living in their own lives - Stepping Up can help them make it happen. Cost: $27.37 / Includes participant guide, prime rib sandwich lunch, snacks, refreshments and conference fees. Registration deadline is today / space is limited. Register at The next Baby Dedication is Sunday, 2.10.2013 at all services. To have your little one dedicated, stop by the nursery to sign them up. Attend a parent meeting on Sunday, 2.3.2013 / 9 AM. Contact Kathy / / 402.938.1520.

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

895,683 $800,000 $95,683

YTD 2013* YTD 2012 same period Above/(below) 2012

$243,244 $251,269 ($8,025)

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

$576,665 $481,644 $95,022 $4,975,588 $4,839,805 $135,783

General Fund through December 2012 Giving $5,335,012 Expenses $4,975,588 Excess/(deficit) $359,424 Great Commission Received YTD 2013* Received YTD 2012 Above/(below) 2012

$33,496 $33,468 $28

Double Your Impact Giving Received YTD 2012 $49,776 2012 Goal $1,880,000 *Year-to-date (YTD) information is updated weekly; monthly information is updated first week of each month. Attendance Sunday, January 20, 2012 Old Mill Campus: 3,111 Bellevue Campus: 98 Douglas County Jail Campus: 48 Online Campus: 396 Total: 3,653

Serving The Traffic Team has immediate needs for help with parking. For information, contact Chris Raabe / 402.618.3304 /

The Security Team provides a safe campus during services and events. Contact Leo Wright / Lwrighttnmc@ / 402.290.8867

The Medic Team is looking for people in the medical field to serve in Village One at periodic events. Email Steve Leighton /

The Office Services Team has an need for a volunteer during the 9 & 10:45 AM services. For information, contact Kelsey / 712.310.6760.

Connectors needed / Welcome new guests and help them connect at CCC. Serve before church or between services. Contact Paula Hardin / 402.444.2852 /

Wedding Coordinators needed / Qualifications include people skills, resourcefulness and a servant's heart. Training provided. Contact Sue Beed / / 402.938.1570

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Octagon Team needs weekday volunteers to serve as little as one hour or as much as a half day each week. Connect callers and guests with staff and resources and provide a friendly welcome. Contact Merna Abernathy / / 402.330.3360. Bellevue Campus

For Bellevue Campus opportunities, see page 11.


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Global Missions Update from Mali The country of Mali has been a key ministry area for CCC for over 8 years, and we have many relationships and workers there. There was a coup in March, 2012 and most recently France and the Malian military have been at war to take back the North part of Mali from Muslim extremists. The following is from Carey Schlieker, CCC missionary in the city of Segou. On January 14th, our Ségou team relocated 2 hours south to Koutiala. We met on Saturday to discuss our "next move". After learning the latest news from local contacts and talking to our leadership, we decided to wait a bit in Koutiala. However, you never know what a new day brings because about an hour after moving into a more long-term residence, we were told that we needed to leave for Burkina Faso. Last Sunday, our team along with the team at the hospital, temporarily relocated to the neighboring country Burkina Faso. We will be discussing the next steps with C&MA leadership in the coming weeks - both as a team and as individuals, so this is a major item of prayer. I have been in contact with my workers and friends in Ségou over the phone and things still seems calm there. In regards to the hospital, only the Malian staff is left. They are possibly not doing consultations, but it's hard to know for sure if people are really being turned away. They are doing prenatal visits, deliveries, C-sections and emergencies. Our Doctors are in touch over the phone and email to help out. It's possible that an emergency team will go back in a couple of weeks, but for now it's only Malian staff. Please continue to pray: • For discernment and clarity as we meet with leadership to discuss future plans. • Against discouragement or depression that can sink in during this time of unknowns. • For extra grace as we live in close quarters these days in the guest house. Also that we would remain healthy. • For the country of Mali, the church, and our Malian friends. Please pray that all of this would result in God glory. Much love and blessings! Carey

Update from Allen & Amy George (Peru) Allen & Amy are CCC missionaries in Peru. They are currently serving as the Peru field directors for the SIM mission agency missionaries in Peru. Every January, the SIM Peru missionaries meet in Lima for our annual Spiritual Life Conference. While the adults are in meetings, the children and teens have a program like a vacation Bible school. This year, Christ Community Church of Omaha, sent a team of 7 adults to 'ride herd' over all of the kids. They sang, studied the Bible, played games and did science experiments. It really is true: if you put a Mento in a Coke, it will cause an impressive explosion! The team did a fantastic job, and kids and adults alike were blessed by them. It was great to see people from home, and I was proud that they are from our home church. It doesn't come without risks: word of our week of 'suffering for Christ' at the beach in perfect weather could make it back home and people won't feel very sorry for us!

Prayer for Missions Carey Schlieker (Mali) / Continue to pray for Mali and its uncertain future. Pray for Christians and innocent people who are being terrorized by Muslim extremists. Carolyn Thorson (Gabon) / Pray for continued strengthening of my left leg and bending of my left knee. Pray for a young lady at CCC who is considering missions over the next 2-4 years. Pray for clear direction and discernment. Training Class (China) / Pray for the CCC teachers heading to China in February to teach 100 house church leaders & pastors. Mike & Anneke Painter (Brazil) / Pray for the mother tongue translating course through Feb 1. Many indigenous translators will travel long distances. Pray for their interactions with each other as they represent many ethnicities and languages. Norman & Vickie Sutton (Guatemala) / Pray for us as we head into a new year at the orphanage. CCC Missionaries / Pray for God's special protection on all CCC workers around the world. CCC supports over 20 families and individuals in 14 countries.

Serving with you, Allen & Amy

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 Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact /

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Local Missions Multiply citywide impact Second Saturday Serve

2.9.2013 / 9 AM - Noon 40 volunteers / Open Door Mission (great for families and Journey Groups serving together) 30 volunteers / deliver cookies and invitations to neighbors in Village One, inviting them to check out Bridge Church Let Eric ( know you’re in and you’ll receive all the details.

Village One Outreach Dinner

Build relationships and serve the needs of the neighborhood at this monthly dinner. 1.29.13 / 6 PM / 3976 Seward Street. Contact Eric to serve or donate food /

Village One House Project

Volunteers have been hard at work renovating the Village One house over the past year. Join the work helping paint, clean and finish trim work. Saturdays / 8 AM - Noon / 3526 Seward St / Contact Eric /

Franklin School Mentoring Program

Volunteer Goal Buddies needed to join The Partnership for Our Kids, a goal setting academic and life skills program in Title One schools. Visit classrooms once per month and instill hope in Omaha's youth. Contact Eric Carpenter / ericc@ to learn more.

Prayer for Local Missions Village One / Pray for the basketball program, house project, dinners and relationships in the neighborhood. Compass / Pray for new students and volunteers attending LEAP Bridge Church / Pray for families to serve the vision, and for greater insight and wisdom for leaders. Release Ministry / Pray for openness and the word for youth, family and friends. Restored Hope / Praise God for working out His plan for their life and getting them on the right path. Omaha Street School / Pray for salvation of the students and their families. Open Door Mission / Pray for CCC's Second Saturday Serve project on 2.9.2013.

Outreach Coordinator

Eric Carpenter / 402.938.1538

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 / Page 8

Compass Ministries

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.

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 Bellevue Campus, they are located at the Information Table. Contact Doni Gregory at / 402.938.1512 to receive preprinted envelopes. eGiving registration is also available at

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 / Compass is a non-profit 501(C)3 and all gifts are tax deductible. To learn more, visit

eGiving eGiving makes giving consistent and simple. Sign up at

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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. 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 / 7-9 PM.

Boundaries / Ongoing / 7 PM / Helps women have clear physical, mental, emotional and spiritual boundaries, leading to a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Contact: Laura Carroll / lauradawn08@ / 402.212.5463. Depression and bi-polar support / Ongoing / 7 PM / For those who struggle with depression or bipolar disorder and for their family and friends - find hope, acceptance, education and support. Contact: Cindi Hendricks / 402.502.4673 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. Contact: Mary Lou Rodgers / In the Wildflower / through 4.2.2013 / registration closed / Tuesdays / 6:458:45 PM / DVD Study / Process the depths of pain from childhood sexual abuse, recognize destructive beliefs and find truths from God, and begin healing damage from past events. To register, email Gloria /

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.

Men's Discipleship Group / Explore what being a disciple of Jesus looks like. Examine spiritual growth, transformation and spiritual disciplines. Contact: Mike Goett / NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Course / 6:30-9 PM / Support for family caregivers of those with severe mental illnesses (Schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar or panic disorder, OCD, personality and co-occuring brain disorders). Learn about medication and community resources, and gain strategies for problem solving, communication and handling crises and relapse. Contact: Karen & John / 402.932.7229 / krnwegner@yahoo. com Omaha career networking group / Ongoing / 7 PM / Discover job hunting tips, free professional advice on how to sharpen job hunting skills, professional speakers, programs, encouragement and other resources. Web: godlyjobsearch. com. Contact: Mike Familetti / 402.321.9822 Redemption / new Men's & Women's groups began 1.15 / closed to new members after 1.29.13 / 7 PM / Follow God’s chosen people along their soulshaping journey as told in Exodus.  Deal with core issues that tend to drive people (fears, anxieties, etc.). Learn to trust God who longs to set us free from the things that hold us back in life. Materials: Redemption, Mike Wilkerson. Contact: Marc Montanye / 402.216.3538 / What's missing inside you / 7 PM / began 1.15.13 / Explore foundational principles of Christian living including God's existence, man's purpose, forgiveness, temptation, the Holy Spirit and more. Contact Brian /

Love and Respect / 7 PM / Learn to communicate in a manner that builds mutual understanding between genders.  For couples or singles.  Contact: Bob & Sue / Also meets Sundays / 10:30 AM / C118 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. Contact: Mike Goett / mikeg@ Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact /

Wednesday groups GriefShare / Wednesdays / 6:30-8 PM / Designed to help you successfully travel the journey from mourning to joy. Contact: Ruthie Boettcher / 402.296.2671 /

Thursday groups Relationships 101 for Men / Ongoing / Thursdays / 7 PM / EC 206 / Helps men build and maintain healthy, life-giving relationships. Explore issues such as boundaries, self esteem, communication and healing. Contact: Mike Goett / mikeg@ / 402.938.1518

Friday groups Resolve / Ongoing / Fridays / Noon / This group offers an entry point and practical next steps for men striving for sexual purity. Contact: Mike Goett /

By appointment Father Heart / Hope for men struggling with unwanted same-sex attractions. Discover and pursue God’s design and plan in a safe confidential environment. Contact: Lyle Burkle / 402.498.0404 Women of Virtue / A safe, supportive environment to explore how women, single  or married, can address  lust, sexual use and misuse, violations and poor sexual choices. Contact: Jamie / 402.680.4251 / Survivors of Sexual Abuse / Thursdays / 7 PM / A safe place for women to share their pain and learn to trust again. SoSA works out of When Trust Is Lost by Dan Allender. Contact: Gloria / 402.968.0395 /

Other Theophostic Prayer Ministry / Experience relief from emotional pain through prayer as the Spirit of God uncovers lies in core belief systems, and replaces them with God’s perspective and truth. Contact: Sue Beed / 402.938.1570 / sueb@

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Women’s Women's Retreat: Pathways to Joy/ March 1-3, 2013 / Lied Lodge, Nebraska City / Registration ends January 27. Speaker: Robin Kurylo Friday night comedian: Susan Williams Cost: Ppl/room 4 3 2 1

Sat & Sun $150 $160 $170 $205

+Friday +30 +36 +50 +90

*Per person. Includes three meals

Workshop topics include marriage, spiritual disciplines, Pinterest and the single life.

Register for the Women's retreat online at or in the Atrium. 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

See p.6 for details on Women's Worship Night / 1.27.13

See pg 5 for details on Stepping Up Man Up: Seasons of a man's life / 9 AM / Chapel / Sundays 2.24, 4.21, 5.19, 8.18 and 10.27.2013 / Led by John Holmes / Explore a different stage of manhood each session - the cowboy, the warrior, the lover, the king and the sage. Learn how to be the man you were created to be. A Man After God’s Own Heart/ Fridays / 6:15-7:30 AM / FLC 141 Based on, “A Man after God’s Own Heart." Encourages guys to make lasting changes to their marriage-leading, work and witness. Contact Terry Frolio / tfrolio@ / 402.350.7357

Women’s Bible Studies / begin January 29 Women’s Bible Studies offer truth, support, encouragement and laughter to women of all ages and stages. Childcare is available for Tuesday morning studies for birth-Kindergarten. Register at

After the Boxes are Unpacked

Law of Love (Beth Moore)

Sacred Rhythms

Amazing Collection

Law of Love is also offered Thursday

Table Talk: Communicating with your teens

Tuesdays / 9:30-11AM / 6 weeks / led by Michelle Hill Moving or relocating can be one of the heaviest strains on a marriage, especially for women. With true stories, ingenious insights and helpful hints, this study helps smooth the transition process. Those who have recently moved or are preparing to move will find this study as important as packing tape. Fee: $20

Tuesdays / 9:30-11AM / 12 weeks / led by Sherry Martin & Esther Lee Hetterich This video series presents a dynamic, sequential overview of each book of the Bible. This semester: Titus through Revelation. Quick read option is 20 minutes per day. Fee: $30

The I AMs of Jesus

Tuesdays / 9:30-11 AM / 12 weeks / led by Sandy Carroll Jesus frequently used word pictures to better reveal Himself. Continue to follow after Him through encouragement from His word. This simple tool will help you nourish your soul and apply God’s word to your daily life by examining a small piece of scripture each week reflecting on Jesus. What message does He have for you? Fee: $14

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Tuesdays / 9:15-11AM / 12 weeks / led by Lisa Brown / Are you stuck or wandering in life asking, “What’s the point of all this?” Learn about God’s faithfulness through the experiences of Moses and the Israelites. Deepen your walk with God though Beth Moore’s teaching on Deuteronomy and understand more of His words, His ways and His heart for His people. Fee: $23 evenings / 6:30-8 PM / beginning 1.31.13 / led by Diana Brink. Childcare not available for evening classes

Life Giving People

Tuesdays / 6:30-8 PM / 6 weeks / led by Joanne Bonifant Are you a life-giving person or a life-grabbing person? Learn six important facts about yourself, through “Being Organic,”. presented by Tim Elmore, speaker and CEO of Growing Leaders, Inc. Fee: $12

One Thousand Gifts

Tuesdays / 9:30-11AM / 6 weeks / led by Jennifer Dougherty How do we find joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama and daily duties? In this DVD study, Ann Voskamp invites you to embrace everyday blessings and embark on the spiritual discipline of chronicling God’s gifts. In expressing gratitude for the life we already have, we discover the life we’ve always wanted. Fee: $18

Tuesdays / 9:15-11AM / 12 weeks / led by Sue Sather Learn to arrange your life around a regular pattern of spiritual practices that God can use to nourish your soul and transform your life. This interactive DVD session by Ruth Haley Barton includes teaching, discussion and a guided experience around a particular spiritual practice. Fee: $20

Tuesdays / 9:30-11AM / 6 weeks / led by Ann Luther Designed for parents of teens. Learn ways to promote purposeful communication with teens that build strengths and character, address relevant topics and resolve difficult issues. Table talk among parents will lead to meaningful family table time with teens at home. Fee: $15

Hitting the Pause Button

Sundays, 3.24, 4.7 & 4.14 / 10:45 AM / led by Diane Murphy Plus a half-day retreat at Camp Rivercrest Hit the pause button on life and experience a deep, intimate time with God through practicing the spiritual disciplines of silence and solitude, centering prayer and interaction with scripture through Lectio Divina.

Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact /

CCC Bellevue Meeting at Bellevue University

Worship service / 9:30 AM (one service) Kids Connect & Student Ministry / 9:30 AM

Celebrate, Connect Contribute at CCC Bellevue


Beginning Sunday, 2.17, CCC Bellevue will add a Connect Hour immediately following the 9:30 worship service. 9:30 AM / Worship as a family. Children's Programming for birth-Preschool. Connect Hour / Kids Connect for birthgrade 5, Student Ministry for grades 6-12, and discipleship classes for adults. Watch for more details.

Homefront Family Night

/ Friday, 2.8.13 / 6:30-8 PM / Bellevue Campus Office / 3604 Twin Creek Drive, Suite 109 / Spend time together doing fun, God-centered crafts and activities with your family.

Women's Bible Study / Thursdays

/ 9:30-11 AM / Began January 3 / Beth Moore's study of James: "Mercy Triumphs." / 18 weeks / through April 18 / Stop by the Women's ministry table or contact Becky Torres / elvinbecky@ / 402.913.4132.

Theophostic Prayer Ministry

Now offered at Bellevue Campus office Experience relief from emotional pain through prayer as the Spirit of God uncovers lies in core belief systems, and replaces them with God’s perspective and truth. Contact Tanya Brown 402.715.0701 or Sue Beed / / specify Bellevue campus

Bellevue campus pastor

Elvin Torres / 402.938.1511 /

Bellevue Campus office

3604 Twin Creek Drive, Suite 109 / Bellevue

Bellevue Men's Bible Study / meeting Saturday morning / 7:30-8:30 at the Bellevue campus office / 3604 Twin Creek Drive, Suite 109, Bellevue. All men are welcome. Contact Chris Bair / 402.616.3810. Serve at the Bellevue Campus

There are many opportunities to serve the CCC Bellevue family. Consider one of the following:

CCC Bellevue Student Ministry / 6-12th Worship / today / 9:30 AM / Student Ministry room 6-8th grade Journey Groups / today / 6-8 PM / Torres house (13511 S 33rd St / 68123) 9-12th grade Journey Groups / today / 6-8 PM / Bair house (300 Pierce St / 68046)

Join the Student Ministry team and help students grow in their faith and become disciples of Jesus for Kingdom impact. Contact Beccy Thomspon / beccy5402@

Icecapades / ice skating & sledding at Mahoney / 2.1.13 / 7:30-11 PM / $5 (for grades 6-8)

Kids Connect is in need of volunteers to set up each week. Sign up at the Connect table to volunteer on a rotating schedule.

Next: spring retreat / 2.22-2.23.13 / $30 / registration due 2.17.13 (for grades 6-12)

Greeters are needed for the welcome team. Serve 20 minutes before the service, one Sunday a month. Contact Bob & Janice Cummings / jan1716@aol. com / 402-339-4594. Roadie Team members are needed to serve on a rotating schedule setting up / tearing down on Sunday mornings and on a Signage team. Contact Pat Lighthart / / 402.210.1173.

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

Women’s Ministry

Becky Torres /

Men’s Ministry

Elvin Torres /

Join the Worship Team / Calling all musicians and technical people - be part of the Bellevue worship team. Contact Margie Alford for more information /

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.

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Annual Meeting & Worship Celebration Sunday, 2.26.2012

Q&A / 12:30 -1:30 PM / Chapel

Elder Nominee Bios

Scott Kubie, an investment manager, and his wife Cherie have one son, Raef. Scott has been a member of CCC for 20 years. He currently serves as a Spiritual Life Elder and leads in Kids Connect, adult discipleship classes, Journey group and short term mission trips to China. Spiritual Gifts: leadership, teaching, giving

Worship Celebration / 6 PM / Gym

Dave Bishop, married to Linda for 35 years, have 3 children and 2 grand children. He is a life-long attendee of CCC and has served in a wide variety of ministries over the years, including high school, college, kids, boys club, Camp Rivercrest, New Community groups, and a number of committees. Dave works for Bishop Business Equipment. Spiritual Gifts: leadership, teaching

CCC Leadership

To connect with CCC leadership or ask a question, contact Lori Eccleston /

Governing Board Kent Amstutz Mark Ashton Gary Belknap Ken Dick Jim Jensen Kevin Kammer Scott Kubie (advisor) Aaron Perkinson Chad Reelfs Dave Siemens Brian Smith Don Swanson

Stewardship Team Mark Ashton Nancy Fager Jeff Ingraham Joel Jensen Christine Johnson Scott Kubie (advisor) Jim Lessley Kent Lush Robb Murphy Dave Siemens Ben Thompson

Management Team Mark Ashton Marty Barnhart Nancy Davies Ken Dick Nancy Fager Robb Murphy Wendell Nelson TIm Perry Steve Walters

Spiritual Life Elders

Paul Andreas Roger Atwood Steve Bakunas Larry Beck Dave Bishop Gary Blohm Richard Boettcher Mark Bristol Bob Cummings Duane Hennings Steve Irvin Gary Johnson Charlie Johnston Scott Kubie Pat Lighthart Kent Lush John McIlheran Bill Meier Dave Meyer Jack Miller Tom Moates

Steve Moessner Mark Newhouse Ed Petrick Bob Price Dave Roth Jack Seume Wally Sommers Bob VandenBrink

Prayer 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.

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

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