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The latest happenings at CCC

Week of January 5, 2014

Attend Sunday worship services

Matthew's Book A church wide spiritual journey with daily devotions, Sunday messages and neighborhood gatherings. This exploration of the most influential life in history has the potential to change yours. Pick up a Field Guide today at the Old Mill Campus Atrium($5), a resource for daily reading and a guide to chart your observations and document your encounter with God.

Baptism on the Spot / January 12 Anyone who has accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is ready to be baptized. Sign up today online at cccomaha.org. Sunday / 1.12 / 9 & 10:45 AM / Old Mill Campus

Lovely / A women's night of worship Take a deep breath and savor an evening of soul refreshment. Grab a friend and together experience renewed strength and encouragement. Sunday / 1.26 / 6 PM / Old Mill Campus

Connect

Participate in community

Field Test a group in 2014 The model is simple - a group of friends and neighbors gathering together in homes across the city to build community and share life. Field Groups meet for six sessions to discover and share observations on a journey through the Sermon on the Mount. Stop in the Atrium at Old Mill to locate a Field Group in your neighborhood. Details and registration information at cccomaha.org.

Contents Guest information

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Kids Connect

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Students

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8:08 / College

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Young professionals

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Deaf Fellowship

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Journey Groups

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Classes

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Seniors

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Care Network

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Local missions

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Global missions

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Renewal

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Announcements

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Serving

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CCC Bluffs 10 Kingdom investment 11 CCC Bellevue 12

RISKS Join others on the spiritual journey to learn more about the vision and values at CCC. Whether you're exploring or a seasoned traveler, this 6 week Sunday morning gathering is an ideal opportunity to connect at CCC. This elective is also a prerequisite for membership. Sundays / 9 AM / 6 weeks / beginning 1.19 / Old Mill Campus / C217

Women's annual retreat / February 21-23 Register for "Embraced", Women's Retreat, February 21-23, 2014, featuring speaker Terry Schenzel. See page 9 for details.

Contribute

Become involved in the mission & ministries of CCC

Response to Human Trafficking Modern day slavery is a prevalent evil in our community. As an affront to the Gospel and the mission of the church, it demands our response. View CCC's recent Dirty Laundry series exposing this critical issue. Messages, groups, resources for parents and web accountability software are available at cccomaha.org/dirtylaundry. Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact / cccomaha.org

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Guest information Contact: Jessica Hawley / jessicah@cccomaha.org. Looking for information? Stop at one of the Information Centers and pick up a welcome packet. Visit cccomaha.org for events, ministries, staff listing and more.

Old Mill Campus / 404 S 108th Ave / Omaha, NE 68154 / phone 402.330.3360 Bellevue Campus / Bellevue University / 1000 Galvin Road S / Bellevue, NE 68005 Online Campus / cccomaha.tv / Sundays 9 & 10:45 AM and Wednesdays 6:30 PM Bluffs Campus / Coming 2014

Kids Connect

Old Mill & Bellevue Campus Ages birth - grade 5 / Sundays / 9 and 10:45 AM

Contact: Kathy McKelvey / kathym@cccomaha.org What are my kids learning?

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

Remember and Celebrate weekend We will revisit the last several weeks' lessons and celebrate all that God has done for us.

4's / Preschool & Kindergarten

2's & 3's

Remember and Celebrate Scripture: Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:3541 (Calming of the storm) Meaning: Jesus is God Remember verse: God causes His miracles to be remembered. He is kind and tender. I John 4:10

Baby dedication

The next baby dedication is 2.9.14. Contact Kathy McKelvey for more information / kathym@cccomaha.org

Remember and Celebrate weekend We will revisit the last several weeks' lessons and celebrate all that God has done for us.

Students

For more information or to be added to the parent email list: Elizabeth Bartz / elizabethb@cccomaha.org

Old Mill Campus

Bellevue Campus

Middle School / 6 - 8th

High School / 9 - 12th

Student Ministry / 6 - 12th

Worship / Today / 9 AM / Student Center

Worship / Today / 9 AM / Student Center

For CCC Bellevue Student Ministry events, see page 11.

7 - 8th Grade Journey Groups / Today / 6 - 8 PM / Student Center

Journey Groups / Today / 6 - 8 PM / See website for locations

6th Grade Journey Groups / 1.8 / 6:30 - 8 PM / Gym

House Hunt / 1.25 / Keep your eye out for more details.

Freeze Your Face Off / 2.1 / Keep your eye out for more details.

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8:08 / College

Contact: Jared Kliewer / College Pastor / jaredk@cccomaha.org. 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. 8:08 meets every Thursday at 8:08pm in the Student Center to worship in community.

Journey Groups

Various locations & meeting times see cccomaha.org/college for details Looking to connect and grow in community? Find a Journey Group and dive in! Email jaredk@cccomaha.org for information.

Find us on Facebook "8:08 College Community" stay in the loop with 8:08 happenings & share with your friends. Please note: Due to Christmas break, 8:08 will resume Thursday, 1.16.14. Journey Groups will resume the week of 1.20.14.

Emerge / young professionals Contact: Lisa Ashton / lisaa@cccomaha.org. 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. facebook.com/EmergeCCC

Coffee and Connections

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

Upcoming Events More info at facebook.com/EmergeCCC Second Sunday Lunch 1.12 / 12:30 PM / Paradise Cafe and Bakery / Regency Mall / 120 Regency Parkway

Deaf Fellowship Contact: Mary K Kimmons / mkkimmons@gmail.com 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 / D225 Children / C220

Deaf men’s Bible study / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / D225 Deaf women’s Bible study / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / D126

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Community events / Deaf Fellowship meets every third Sunday / 12:30 PM / Westroads Mall Food Court Do you need an interpreter? / Contact Jan Ohlsson / janohls@cox.net for a CCC event or appointment.

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Journey Groups Contact the Adult Discipleship team to get connected in a group / debb@cccomaha.org. 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 in the city.

Why join a journey group? Grow in your relationship with God The smaller setting gives you the opportunity to dig deeper into Scripture and ask questions in a discussion-based format. Interact with and learn from others.

Develop friendships with others The smaller group of people gives you the opportunity to form genuine friendships and care for others in times of need.

Make an impact for the Kingdom Double your impact with your Journey Group. Make a difference by serving together in the city or participating in CCC's partnerships around the world.

How do I join a journey group? Start with people you know Ask those you naturally connect with if they are in a Journey Group. If most aren't in a group, consider starting a new one together. The Adult Discipleship Team will help you with everything you need to get your group started.

Attend GroupLink GroupLink is a networking event where those looking for a Journey Group can meet leaders of existing groups and find a group that fits them. GroupLink is held periodically throughout the year.

Contact the Adult Discipleship Team The Adult Discipleship Team will work with you to find a group that fits you, your location, availability, and age demographics.

Classes / Groups Contact: Deb Beck / debb@cccomaha.org

Love and Respect

Sundays / Begins 1.5 / 12 weeks / 10:45 AM / I118 Tuesdays / Begins 1.7 / 12 weeks / 7 PM / G263 Learn to communicate in a manner that builds mutual understanding between genders. Contact Sue / sue@vandenbrinkpkg.com

Marriage Matters

Sundays / Begins 2.4 / 6 weeks / 10:45 AM / C220 / To find class dates and register, visit cccomaha.org/weddings. This class is required for all premarital couples being married at CCC. Materials: $50 per couple.

RISKS class

Sundays / Begins 1.19 / 6 weeks / 9 AM / C217 Sundays / Begins 3.2 / 6 weeks / 10:45 AM / C217 Whether you're exploring or a seasoned traveler on your spiritual journey, this 6 week Sunday morning gathering is an ideal opportunity to connect and learn about the vision and values of CCC. This elective is a prerequisite for membership. Sign up online at cccomaha.org. Page 4

All classes offered at Old Mill/ Register at cccomaha.org

Jesus Class

MEN

Sundays / Begins 1.19 / 9 AM / 8 weeks / Old Mill Campus / D226 Sundays / Begins 1.19 / 10:45 AM / 8 Weeks / Old Mill Campus / Student Center Tuesdays / Begins 1.21 / 7 PM / 8 weeks / Old Mill Campus / Student Center Jesus Class looks at the life and teachings of Jesus based on the gospel of Mark. Includes teaching, small group interaction and Q&A. Applicable for spiritual seekers, people new in their faith and life-long followers of Jesus. Led by Tim Perry / Materials $10 MEN

Authentic Manhood Vol. 2

Fridays / ongoing / 6:15 AM - 7:30 AM / I188 Old Mill Campus / $13 / Led by Terry Frolio Volume 2: "A Man and His Story". Develop a powerful perspective of your "story" as a man. Be equipped to embrace how your past has affected your present and prepares you for your future. MEN

Wild at Heart

Begins 1.7.14 / 7 PM / C118 / This class invites men to recover their masculine heart, defined in the image of a passionate God. Contact Reid / reidb@cccomaha.org

Stepping Up

Mondays / Began 12.9 / 10 weeks / 6:30 - 8 PM / Old Mill Campus / D226 / Led by Gary Kay / gakay@ft.newyorklife.com Wednesdays / Began 12.11 / 10 weeks / 6 7:15 AM / Old Mill Campus / I188 / Led by Tim Hall / 1timothy46@gmail.com Dig deep into godly, courageous manhood with the Stepping Up video series from ministry leaders Dennis Rainey, Tony Dungy, and Matt Chandler. Materials $15. WOMEN

Winter Bible Studies

Women’s Bible studies offer truth, support, encouragement and laughter to women of all ages and stages. Registration begins 1.5, session begins 1.28. Contact Lisa Brown / lisab@cccomaha.org WOMEN

Point of Hope

2nd & 4th Sunday / 9-10:15 AM / Contact Jen Burchfield / pohccc@gmail.com. A positive environment for single moms to grow alongside each other with encouragement and life-giving discipleship.

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Boomers and Seniors New Community Groups help make healthy disciples for Jesus through strong biblical teaching, loving care and dedicated prayer. Dayspring / Sunday / 7:45 AM / C117-C

Old Mill Campus / Dayspring is a crossgenerational class that welcomes singles and couples for challenging teaching, ministry projects, missionary support and outstanding care groups.

Kingdom Builders / Sunday / 9 AM / C118 Old Mill Campus / Join Kingdom Builders for prayer, fellowship, biblical teaching and learning the word together.

Thankful Hearts / Sunday / 9 AM / Chapel 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.

Spiritually Advancing Linked Together (SALT) / Sunday / 10:45 AM / C117-C / Old Mill Campus / Boomers and seniors are welcome for fellowship, prayer, the study of God’s Word and class socials.

Ambassadors / Sunday / 10:45 AM / Chapel / Old Mill Campus / Sunday / 10:45 AM / C119-B / Old Mill Campus / This group is a mix of people young to senior adults. Begins with worship and refreshments, and then moves to studying the scriptures verse by verse with time for discussion.

Stamp ministry

Fridays / 8 - 11 AM / D127 / 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. Contact Janice Hurley / 402.392.2109.

Summer Kitchen breakfast

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

Senior Lunch & Fellowship

First Tuesday of the month / Old Mill Campus. Let the games begin! Bring a game to play / Bring a friend. Lunch ($5). 1.7.14 / You'll be blessed hearing the story of Mark Montayne, our Jail Ministry and Renewal Ministries Pastor / 11:30 AM / Student Center / RSVP by Noon the Sunday prior to Margaret Betten / 402.556.8395 or Esther Lee Hetterich / 402.934.4976 or at the Senior Adults booth at the Old Mill campus.

Super adults

Third Tuesday of the month / Old Mill Campus / 1.21.14 / Coffee fellowship at 9:30 AM in the Atrium followed by a program at 10:30 AM in the Chapel: The Money Man John Guthmann, former trust officer, volunteer with the CCC Counseling office / Lunch in D127 at 12 PM / $5 / RSVP for lunch by 12 PM the Sunday prior to Sue Beed / 402.938.1570 or at the Senior Adults booth at the Old Mill campus.

Ecclesia / Sunday / 10:45 AM / C118 /This

group is a mix of people young to senior adults. Begins with worship and refreshments, and then moves to studying the scriptures verse by verse with time for discussion.

Care Network Contact: Sue Beed / sueb@cccomaha.org Stephen Ministers

Stephen Ministers are prepared with a breadth of skills to help in times of difficulty and crisis. Stephen Ministers care, while Christ heals. Stephen Ministers meet with a Care Receiver for an hour per week to extend help and care. Care Receivers have experienced dramatic changes in their lives as a result of the consistent, caring concern of the Stephen Ministers. Confidentiality is always observed within this ministry. Stephen Ministers are available in the Prayer Room each Sunday. Please contact a Stephen Leader if you or someone you know needs the care of a Stephen Minister.

Kurtis Kammerer / kurtisk@cox.net / 402.682.1088 Sherri Esterling / sherrixray@cox.net / 402.332.7369 Jim Jensen / Jdj0547@yahoo.com / 720.276.5431 Lorraine Street / lstreet245@gmail.com / 402-964-0841 Paul Gedden / paulg@cccomaha.org / 402.740.2532

Benevolence Ministry

The Benevolence Team assists with immediate and emergency needs, distributing designated funds as an expression of God’s love. The team provides spiritual support and next steps for positive life change. Oil Change volunteers and pantry staples are 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 Laundry soap - 50-100 oz

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Toothpaste Paper grocery bags Facial tissue Shampoo

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Local Missions Multiply citywide impact Contact: Eric Carpenter / ericc@cccomaha.org 2nd Saturday Serve

2.8.14 / 10 AM - 12 PM / Serve the Village One neighborhood each second Saturday of the month. Details TBA. / Signup at cccomaha.org.

Coach Youth Basketball

CCC and Bridge Church are partnering to offer a basketball league for youth in Village One. Contact Eric / ericc@ cccomaha.org if you can assist with practices and games.

Appliance Donations

The Seward house project needs a fridge, dishwasher, oven, washer and dryer, and microwave. Contact Eric / ericc@cccomaha. org to donate any of these items.

Prayer for Local Missions These are prayer requests and praises for local ministries, partners, and items of great need. Compass / Pray for students to be engaged with their families and community. Release Ministry / Pray for the new students entering into the program. Bridge Church / Pray for transition and additional leadership. Omaha Street School / Pray for new students and the teachers' influence. Open Door Mission / Encouraged to donate clothes, food, and supplies. CCC / Pray for our partnerships throughout the city and for life transformation. New Hope Life Center for Women / Overnight and weekend part-time staff to assist with general duties; volunteer attorneys to assist with child custody issues.

Missions Coordinator

Eric Carpenter / 402.938.1538 ericc@cccomaha.org

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

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Global Missions Contact: Craig Walter / craigw@cccomaha.org Update from Carolyn Thorson in Gabon

Carolyn Thorson is a long-time CCC missionary serving in the African country of Gabon. Carolyn is a nurse at the C&MA hospital there and is the head of the nurse training program. Yesterday marked the halfway point of my last two-year term in Africa before returning to the States for Home Assignment and eventual retirement. It has been one year since I returned to Gabon after suffering a broken knee. Our Bongolo Hospital patient load remains high. Pray for several burn patients who are in the hospital. Two of the children have unexplained fevers and one of the women is having problems eating enough calories. Pray that the burn patients will heal quickly., that skin grafts will work and remain infection-free. Also, please pray for the Nursing Students as they study for their classes. Finally, please pray that the shipping container, which contains valuable items for the hospital, would arrive without any delays.

Prayer for Missions NEW Lisa R. (India) – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from your dear brothers and sisters in the Afghan church in Delhi. NEW Mike & Sue Farho (Tunisia) - Sue and a friend sang in a shopping mall over the Christmas season to bring glory to God. Pray for the many who heard, that their hearts would be opened to the Good News. NEW Carolyn Thorson (Gabon) – Pray for many to accept Christ at the hospital and churches this Christmas season. NEW Jenn Yee (China) - Pray the high school basketball girls at English corner would be open to spiritual conversations.

Carolyn Thorson

Opportunity to serve in Peru CCC missionaries Allen & Amy George serve with SIM in Peru and have an opportunity for someone to serve in the English Evangelism ministry. Contact Craig / craigw@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1536.

Jenna Hager (Zambia) - Pray Jenna's service at the New Day orphanage in Zambia would be impactful.

For more information, contact Craig Walter / craigw@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1536 / or visit cccomaha.org/stm.

Matt & Teri Perrotto (Dominican Republic) - Pray for the Perrotto family as they work to raise funds to go serve at the C&MA ministry in the Dominican Republic.

The Great Commission Fund

CCC Missionaries: Pray for God’s special protection on all CCC workers around the world. CCC supports over 20 families and individuals in 14 different countries.

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.

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Renewal

Groups focused on healing and growth, removing barriers limiting an individual's connection with God and others.

Contact: Marc Montanye / marcm@cccomaha.org

Monday groups Restoration / First Monday of the month / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / Support and a safe environment for those whose loved ones struggle with sexual identity. Contact Sue Beed / 402.938.1570 / sueb@cccomaha.org.

Tuesday groups Addictions / Ongoing / 7 PM / Battling addictions to alcohol and other drugs can cause instability, guilt and even shame in a person's life and the lives of those around them. Tear down the walls that keep us from living a life filled with forgiveness and freedom. Contact Marc Montanye / marcm@cccomaha.org Breaking Free From Your Sexual Past / for Women / 12 weeks / Begins 1.14 / 7 PM / A safe place to explore freedom, forgiveness, healing and hope for single or married women. Limited class size. Contact Kathryn / 402.679.4803 / Kathryn@hauskat.com Boundaries / 7 PM / Helps women have clear physical, mental, emotional and spiritual boundaries, leading to a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Contact Laura Carroll / lauradawn08@yahoo.com / 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 / Begins 1.7.14 / 7 PM / Weekly video and support group to help you heal from the hurt of divorce or separation. Contact Mary Lou Rodgers / marylrodgers@yahoo.com / 402.619.1205 Emotionally Healthy Spirituality / Begins 1.28.14 / 6:30 PM / I188 / Explore traits of a healthy spiritual follower of Jesus, discover barriers that limit our ability to connect with Christ and experience strategies to abide in Christ. Materials $25

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Fresh Hope / Ongoing / 7 PM / Fresh Hope provides a safe setting for people who have mood disorders, and family and friends. Share insights, progress and setbacks, exchange info and encouragement in a Christian context to find joy and purpose in life. Contact Marc / marcm@cccomaha.org Hope After Betrayal / 7 PM / F254 / When the dream of the ideal relationship, marriage or family has been shattered, hope is needed to restore and become whole again. Contact Nancy Hanson / jbonanny@hotmail.com / 308.631.1200 In The Wildflowers / for Women Begins 1.21 / Tuesday / 6:45-8:45 PM / This DVD series is an intense focusjoining with others and with God to begin processing & healing the damage from past sexual abuse events. Limited class size / Workbook $19 / Contact Gloria / gloryb2u@cox.net / 402.968.0395. Love and Respect / Begins 1.7.14 / 7 PM / G263 Learn to communicate in a manner that builds mutual understanding between genders. Contact 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. Contact Marc Montanye / marcm@cccomaha.org Omaha Career Networking Group / Ongoing / 7 PM / Discover job hunting tips, free professional advice on sharpening job hunting skills, professional speakers, programs, encouragement and other resources. For more information, visit godlyjobsearch. com. Employers, send job opportunities to info@godlyjobsearch.com. Contact Mike Familetti / 402.321.9822 Redemption / Begins 1.14.14 / 7 PM / E149 / Follow the Israelites along their journey told in Exodus.  Deal with core issues that drive people. Learn to trust God who longs to set us free from the things that hold us back in life. Contact Marc Montanye / 402.216.3538 / marcm@cccomaha.org

Wednesday groups GriefShare / Ongoing / 6 PM / I-188 Designed to help you successfully travel the journey from mourning to joy. Contact Ruthie Boettcher / 402.296.2671 richandruthb@windstream.net

Thursday groups Relationships 101 for Men / Ongoing 7 PM / Helps men build and maintain healthy, life-giving relationships. Explore issues such as boundaries, self esteem, communication and healing. Contact Marc Montanye / marcm@cccomaha.org Survivors of Sexual Abuse / 7 PM / E240 / A first-step, safe place for women to face the truth of their abuse and learn to trust again. SoSA works out of "When Trust Is Lost" by Dr. Dan Allendar. Contact Gloria / 402.968.0395 / gloryb2u@cox.net

Friday groups Resolve / Ongoing / Noon / An entry point and practical next steps for men striving for sexual purity. Contact Marc Montanye / marcm@cccomaha.org

By appointment Father Heart / Hope for men struggling with specific men’s issues, sexuality, porn, father wounds. Explore, discover God’s design and plan. Contact Lyle Burkle / 402.498.0404 / lyleburkle@yahoo.com Veterans Support Group / Visit about military life overseas and at home. Contact Doug / douglasurick@gmail.com.

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@cccomaha.org Counseling Ministry / Experience victory through wise guidance and direction by trained volunteer counselors or professional therapists. Contact Sue Beed for an appointment / sueb@cccomaha.org

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Announcements

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

Submissions: hub@cccomaha.org / By 10 AM the Tuesday prior to the Sunday you'd like them published. YTD 2013* YTD 2012 same period Matthew's Book Above/(below) 2012 Journey through the book of Matthew with CCC over the next three months. Pick up an informational bookmark with the Matthew's Book plan and additional questions at info racks throughout the building.

General Fund expenses November actual November budgeted Above/(below) budget

Calling Singers

YTD thru November 2013 YTD thru November 2012 Above/(below) 2012

Interested in joining the Traditions choir? Attend an informational meeting on either 1.8 or 1.15 at 6 PM and stay for rehearsal. / Contact Sandy / sandyc@cccomaha.org

$390,841 $400,000 (9,159) $4,771,155 $4,938,982 ($167,827) $473,546 $518,224 ($44,679) $4,641,662 $4,398,923 $242,739

General Fund through November 2013 Giving $4,280,044 Expenses $4,641,662 Excess/(deficit) (361,618)

Ediger's Reception

The counseling team and friends of Virg and Evelyn Ediger will host an open house reception to honor their ministry at CCC. Join them in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus on Sunday, January 12 / 2-4 PM.

Great Commission Fund Received YTD 2013* Received YTD 2012 Above/(below) 2012

Picture Calendars Needed

Donate old picture calendars to the Senior Adults ministry booth through January 19. The ministry will use the donations to bless Kids Connect.

$662,687 $796,912 (134,224)

Double Your Impact Giving Received YTD 2013 $2,103,997 2013 Goal $1,880,000 *Year-to-date (YTD) information is updated weekly; monthly information is updated first week of each month.

Women's retreat registration

2.21 - 2.23 / Lied Lodge in Nebraska City / Registration begins today, online or in the Old Mill Campus Atrium, for "Embraced", Women's Retreat 2014, featuring speaker Terry Schenzel. Contact Melanie / 402.319.5240

Attendance Sunday, 12.29.13 Old Mill Campus: 2,372 Bellevue Campus: 87 Douglas County Jail Campus: 72 Online Campus: 498 Total: 3,029 Updated information was not available at time of printing.

Serving

Oil Change Ministry urgently needs experienced people to change oil for single women and senior women. 1st & 3rd Saturdays. Contact Darrell Bush / 402.672.9603 The Octagon Team needs weekday volunteers to provide a friendly welcome. Contact Merna Abernathy / mernaa@cccomaha.org / 402.330.3360. Jail Ministry needs Prayer Partners and Worship Leaders during Sunday services. Contact Marc Montanye / marcm@cccomaha.org / 402.216.3538

Bellevue Campus

For Bellevue Campus serving opportunities, see page 11.

Jail Ministry needs Library Cart volunteers to serve once a month. Contact Kathy / kathys@cccomaha.org Medical Team needs trained medical professionals to serve on Sunday mornings. Contact Jillian / jillianjankovich@gmail.com The Security Team provides a safe campus during services and events. Contact Leo Wright / 402.290.8867 / Lwrighttnmc@yahoo.com

For the following serving opportunities, please contact Tim Anstead / tima@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1582 The Traffic Team needs volunteers to help with parking. Facility Maintenance needs volunteers to help with regular maintenance. Facility Operations needs a volunteer to help with administrative needs.

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CCC Multi-sites Bluffs Campus Launching in 2014 Meeting at Iowa Western Community College 2700 College Rd Campus Pastor Nick Kalina / nickk@cccomaha.org Associate Campus Pastor Jed Logue / jedl@cccomaha.org

Multiply City Wide Impact

Bluffs Campus events

One church in multiple locations with people experiencing God, growing in community and advancing the Kingdom.

Bluffs Journey Groups

Journey Groups meet regularly to study, pray and grow. A place to belong, be transformed by the gospel and join others on mission in the Bluffs. Journey Groups are meeting now with more launching in January. Interested in leading a group or want to connect with others in the Bluffs? Contact Nick Kalina / nick@cccomaha.org

Core Team

What does it mean to be part of a church community before it has launched? It means developing opportunities for connections and conversations. It means being prepared to share what God is doing through CCC with an entirely different population. It means opportunities for more people to serve and take the lead. Make a plan to be at IWCC Sunday mornings for prayer, coaching and fellowship. I love Christ Community because this is a place where my wife Kim and I found community. We were embraced by people who cared and loved us, with the love of Jesus, in the midst of pain. I am overjoyed to be launching the next location of CCC where this value will be shared with the people of the tri-county area of Mills, Pottawattamie and Harrison counties. We will be taking CCC to the neighborhood, making disciples of Jesus and mobilizing the community for Kingdom impact. If you live or work in Bluffs, pray about joining us to reach people in your community. - Nick Kalina, Campus Pastor

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1.5 / 10:45 AM / Tim Perry / CCC Spiritual Discovery, Part 1 1.12 / 10:45 AM / Tim Perry / CCC Spiritual Discovery, Part 2 1.19 / 10:45 AM / Dave Irvin / CCC Director Adult Ministries

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Kingdom investment Contact: Doni Gregory / donig@cccomaha.org to receive envelopes eGiving Registration: cccomaha.org 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. 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.

eGiving eGiving makes giving consistent and simple. Sign up at cccomaha.org.

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

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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.

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Bellevue Campus Meeting at Bellevue University Bellevue Campus pastor, Elvin Torres / 402.938.1511 / elvint@cccomaha.org Bellevue Campus office: 801 Kayleen Drive / Bellevue 9:30 AM Worship Service / Children's Programming for birth-Preschool. 11:00 AM Connect Hour / Adult Electives, Kids Connect for birth-grade 5, Student Ministry for grades 6-12.

Students

For more information or to be added to the parent email list: Elizabeth Bartz / elizabethb@cccomaha.org

Student Ministry / Grades 6 - 12 Worship / Today / Following the main service / Student Ministry room 6 - 8th grade Journey Groups / Today / 6 - 8 PM / Bellevue Campus office (801 Kayleen Dr / 68005) 9 - 12th grade Journey Groups / Today / 6 - 8 PM / Bair house (300 Pierce St / 68046)

Groups / Classes Starting Point

Women’s Ministry

Men's Discipleship

Connect with Pastor Elvin and learn more about CCC. Second Sunday each month, following the worship service. Room will be

Janice Cumming / jan1716@aol.com

Men’s Ministry

Wednesdays / 6 - 7:15 AM / Meeting at New Life Baptist Church / 801 Kayleen Drive/ All men welcome.

announced.

Elvin Torres / elvint@cccomaha.org

Contact Elvin / elvint@cccomaha.org

Journey Groups

Theophostic Prayer Ministry

Smaller groups of people learning and encouraging one another in faith; meet at

Experience relief from emotional pain through prayer. Contact Sue Beed / sueb@cccomaha.org / specify Bellevue

different times during the week.

Contribute

Announcements

Meal Ministry

Submissions: hub@cccomaha.org / By 10 AM the Tuesday prior to the Sunday you'd like them published.

Reach out with love and a warm meal to a family in their time of need. Sign ups continuing at the Women's Ministry Table / Contact Serenity Tarr / dericktarr@msn.com

Kids Connect Volunteers

It takes many energetic people to make the quality kids program happen each week. Sign up at the Connect table to volunteer on a rotating schedule or Contact Darla Bair / darlab@cccomaha.org / 402.682.1412

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/ Bellevue

The latest happenings at CCC

Week of January 5, 2014

Contents You can shape the future by investing in the life of a child, whether babies are your passion or God has equipped you to relate to teens. Many opportunities, from teachers to administrative support are available at the Bellevue Campus. Sign up at the Connect table to volunteer.

Celebrate

Attend Sunday worship services

Matthew's Book A church wide spiritual journey with daily devotions, Sunday messages and neighborhood gatherings. This exploration of the most influential life in history has the potential to change yours. Pick up a Field Guide today ($5), a resource for daily reading and a guide to chart your observations and document your encounter with God, at the Bellevue Campus Resource Center.

Lovely / A women's night of worship Take a deep breath and savor an evening of soul refreshment. Grab a friend and together experience renewed strength and encouragement.

Guest information

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Kids Connect

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Students

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8:08 / College

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Young professionals

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Deaf Fellowship

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Journey Groups

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Classes

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Seniors

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Care Network

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Local missions

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Global missions

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Renewal

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Announcements

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Serving

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Sunday / 1.26 / 6 PM / Old Mill Campus

Connect

Participate in community

Field Groups The model is simple- a group of friends and neighbors gathering together in living rooms across the city to build community and share life. Field Groups meet for six sessions to discover and share observations on a journey through the Sermon on the Mount. Details and registration info at cccomaha.org.

Women's annual retreat / February 21-23 Register for "Embraced", Women's Retreat, February 21-23, 2014, featuring speaker Terry Schenzel. See page 9 for details.

Contribute

Become involved in the mission & ministries of CCC

Response to Human Trafficking Modern day slavery is a prevalent evil in our community. As an affront to the Gospel and the mission of the church, it demands our response. View CCC's recent Dirty Laundry series exposing this critical issue. Messages, groups, resources for parents and web accountability software are available at cccomaha.org/dirtylaundry. Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact / cccomaha.org Page 14


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