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The latest happenings at CCC

Week of January 6, 2013

Celebrate

Attend Sunday worship services every week.

The God of Second Chances New message series / Sunday, 1.6 – 2.24.2013 Are you longing for a do over, a second chance? Was it a simple stumble or a calamitous consequence resulting from a poor decision? Be at CCC for The God of Second Chances where you’ll meet people just like you, who are discovering that God delights in offering second, third and fourth chances, and that failure is never fatal.

Lee Strobel: A Case for Grace / Sunday, 1.27.2013 / 9 & 10:45 AM Don’t miss atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, former award-winning legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, and a New York Times best-selling author. Strobel will explore the depth of God’s redeeming love and second chances through his unique investigative approach and life experience.

Connect

Participate in community for healthy spiritual growth.

Kids Connect 2

Students 2

Seniors 3

Young professionals 3 Classes 4

Journey Groups

4

8:08 / College

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Care ministries

5

Deaf fellowship

5

Double your impact

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Announcements 6

Community Matters GroupLink / Sunday, 1.20.2013 / 6-8 PM / Old Mill Campus Join a Journey Group and meet regularly to study, pray and grow with others on the journey. GroupLink is designed to help you connect with a group by providing a relaxed environment. Meet group leaders, network and find the group that best fits you. Take the next step toward living in community. Register at cccomaha.org

Begins Sunday, 1.20.2013 / 9 or 10:45 AM / 6 sessions / Old Mill Campus An interactive orientation for those new to their faith or to the church. Learn about CCC's history, values and the characteristics of a growing disciple. Register at cccomaha.org/risks.

Serving 6

Global missions

7

Local missions

8

Kingdom Investment 8

RISKS Class

Contribute

Contents

Guest information 2

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.

Be a role model Use your sports experience or expertise to connect with kids in Village One. Youth sports provide a safe environment for kids and an opportunity for spiritual interaction. Stop in the atrium today to learn more or contact craigw@cccomaha.org. DYI Update Investing in the Old Mill Campus is a commitment to ministry impact. Phase 2 includes the much needed renovation of restrooms. Observe the signs as the contractors complete this project with minimal inconvenience. Kids Wing Security The final phase of automated check in at the Old Mill Campus is being implemented today and your assistance is important to the security of our kids on Sunday morning. See important info on page 12. Thanks for your commitment to DYI. If you have not added your voice to the campaign, pick up a packet today at a welcome center. Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact / cccomaha.org

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Guest information Looking for information? Stop at one of Old Mill Campus / 404 S 108th Ave / Omaha, NE 68154 / phone 402.330.3360 the Information Centers and pick up a welcome packet. Visit cccomaha.org for 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 http://www.cccomaha.org/kids-connect and download the weekly and monthly HomeFront resource for parents. Grades 1-5 / Scripture: 1 Samuel 1520 (David & Jonathan) Meaning: God calls us to a greater purpose Remember verse: God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 4 yr old, PreK & Kindergarten / Scripture: Matt 3:13-17, 4:1-17, Mark 1:9-15, Luke 3:21-23, 4:1-14, John 1:2936 (Jesus' baptism and temptation in the wilderness) Meaning: God is with us. Remember verse: The Lord causes his miracles to be remembered. He is kind and tender. Psalm 111:4

Middle School / 6-8th Worship / today / 9 AM / Student Center 7-8th grade Journey Groups / today / 6-8 PM / Student Center

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

2-3 yr old / Scripture: Acts 12:1-19 (Peter freed from prison) Meaning: God listens to our prayers. Remember verse: The Lord causes his miracles to be remembered. He is kind and tender. Psalm 111:4

Classroom teachers needed 1 yr olds & 3 yr olds Sundays / both hours / all weeks

Kindergarten Hall / 10:45 AM / all weeks

Urgent: Volunteers needed for Boys Club

Dads, Grandfathers, Cousins, High School guys, etc / lead a small group of boys during Wednesday night boys club. Clubs are well into the year and 3 leaders are still needed. Consider how you might

Students Old Mill Campus

Old Mill & Bellevue Campus

Help Kids Connect in a support role

With the addition of the check-in system on Sunday AM at Old Mill we have added several volunteer opportunities for adults. Kiosk attendant, guest specialist, and hallway greeter/security volunteer teams have been formed. We have openings for people to volunteer on each of these teams. Contact Kathym@cccomaha.org to indicate interest in these vital roles. Thank you for your help in making CCC safe and secure for all kids.

Friends class needs volunteers on

Sunday mornings to work with children with special needs. Contact Jeff Neeley / jeffn@cccomaha.org for details.

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

High School / 9-12th Worship / today / 9 AM / Student Center Journey Groups / today / 6-8 PM / see website for locations

6th grade Journey Groups / 1.9.13 / 6:30-8 PM / Gym

Broomball & Ice Skating / 1.26.13 / $7 early registration due 1.20.13 / permission slip required

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

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

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help / Wednesdays / 6:30-8 PM / through April 2013. Contact Shelley Brooks / shelleyb@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1522.

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

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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. facebook.com/EmergeCCC

Coffee and Connections

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

Upcoming events Second Sunday Lunch / 1.13.13 / 12:30 PM / Paradise Cafe (Regency) / 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. Not meeting in January due to New Year's Day. Next Lunch Tuesday, 2.5.2013 / 11:30 AM / FLC 130 / 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 1.15.2013. / Coffee fellowship begins at 9:30 AM in the Atrium followed by a program at 10:30 AM in the Chapel: John Parsons shares the Omaha Street School Story / 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 / paulg@cccomaha.org

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Classes Groups RISKS

Sundays / 9 or 10:45 AM / 6 weeks / beginning 1.20.12 / 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.

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

New classes begin January 20 Apprentice in Transformation

Sundays / 10:45 AM / 6 weeks / led by Mark Newhouse / 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 / 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

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Register at cccomaha.org

Kingdom Investing

Moving toward Wholeness

Sundays / 10:45 AM / 6 weeks / led by Scott Kubie / Increase your impact for the Kingdom of God with your time, gifts, assets and skills. Become a person who blesses others and store up treasures in heaven. Insightful teaching, group discussions and practical steps will help you follow Jesus as a Kingdom Investor.

Sundays / 10:45 AM / 6 weeks / led by Wendell Nelson, Diane Murphy, Robin Kurylo, Kay Osika, Marc Montayne 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.

Modern Missions: Your role in a changing world

Beginning March 2013

Sundays / 9 AM / 6 weeks / led by Craig Walter Learn about the changing world of missions in America and across the globe. How can individual people and churches be most effective in impacting people who need Jesus? Explore our responsibility to the poor and discover practical steps toward expanding your impact in your city and around the world. An interactive, modern look at missions.

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.

GroupLink / Sunday, 1.20.2013 / 6-8 PM / Old Mill Campus GroupLink is designed to help you connect with a group by providing a relaxed environment. Meet group leaders, network and find the group that best fits you. Take the next step toward living in community. Register at cccomaha.org

8:08

Authentic Manhood 2: a man & his story Forming 2: Engaging with God for change from the inside out The Indestructible Marriage

Beginning April 2013

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

College Pastor: Jared Kliewer / jaredk@cccomaha.org College Intern: Danny Jacobson / dannyj@cccomaha.org

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 cccomaha.org/college 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 / janohls@cox.net for a CCC event or appointment.

Deaf men’s Bible study / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / FLC234 / Contact Ed Emery / espeedo@cox.net

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

ASL sign language class / Sundays / 6-7:30 PM / FLC 230-234 / Contact Jan Ohlsson / janohls@cox.net

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 Lorraine Street - lstreet245@gmail.com Paul Gedden - paulg@cccomaha.org

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 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

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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

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.

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. For more information or if you have questions contact Kathy / kathym@ cccomaha.org / 402.938.1520.

Serving Old Mill Campus Volunteers needed for Boys Club Dads, Grandfathers, Cousins, High School guys, etc / lead a small group of boys during Wednesday night boys club. Clubs are well into the year and 3 leaders are still needed. Consider how you might help / Wednesdays / 6:308 PM / through April 2013. Contact Shelley Brooks / shelleyb@cccomaha. org / 402.938.1522. Octagon Team needs weekday volunteers available 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 / mernaa@cccomaha.org / 402.330.3360. The Medic Team is looking for people in the medical field to serve in Village One at periodic events. Email Steve Leighton / sleighton01@hotmail.com. Connectors needed / Welcome new guests and help them connect at CCC. Serve before church or between services. Contact Paula Hardin / 402.444.2852 / plhardin@cox.net.

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Traditions Choir To learn more about the Traditions Choir, attend a mandatory orientation meeting / Wednesday, 1.9.13 or 1.13.16 in the Choir room and stay for rehearsal at 6:30 PM. Kids Wing Security Update See page 12 for an important update on Kids Wing check-in. Men's Bowling Team CCC Men's Bowling Team has an opening for 1 bowler / 6 PM / Wednesdays / Mockingbird Lanes / Contact Don Birkentall for details / donb@qpii.com / 402.880.1404.

Bellevue Campus

For Bellevue Campus opportunities, see page 11.

serving

The Security Team provides a safe campus during services and events. If you have interest or experience in security, contact Leo Wright / Lwrighttnmc@yahoo.com / 402.290.8867 The Traffic Team has immediate needs for help with parking. For information, contact Chris Raabe / 402.618.3304 / chrisraabe11@yahoo.com The Office Services Team has an need for a volunteer during the 9 & 10:45 AM services. For information, contact Kelsey / kelseynherr@gmail.com/ 712.310.6760. Wedding Coordinators needed / Qualifications include good people skills, resourcefulness and a servant's heart. Training provided. Contact Sue Beed / sueb@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1570 Friends class needs volunteers on Sunday mornings to work with children with special needs. Contact Jeff Neeley / jeffn@cccomaha.org for details.

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

$890,290 $800,000 $90,290

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

$5,329,619 $4,972,345 357,274

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

$505,802 $481,644 $24,159 $4,904,725 $4,839,805 $64,920

General Fund through December 2012 Giving $5,329,619 Expenses $4,904,725 Excess/(deficit) $424,894 Great Commission Received YTD 2012* Received YTD 2011 Above/(below) 2011

$840,776 $768,589 $72,189

Double Your Impact Giving Received YTD 2012 $1,783,673 2012 Goal $1,850,000 *Year-to-date (YTD) information is updated weekly; monthly information is updated first week of each month. Attendance Sunday, Dec 23, 2012 Old Mill Campus: 2,887 Bellevue Campus: 118 Douglas County Jail Campus: 38 Online Campus: 274 Total: 3,317 Attendance Christmas Eve services Old Mill Campus: 5,748 Online Campus: 556 Total: 6,304 Attendance Sunday, Dec 30, 2012 Old Mill Campus: 2,742 Bellevue Campus: 98 Douglas County Jail Campus: 42 Online Campus: 350 Total: 3,232

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Global Missions Update from Dr. Dan Nessleroade in Mali

CCC has been blessed to partner with amazing missionaries in Mali for the past 9 years. Dr. Dan Nesselroade, the Medical Director at the Hospital for Women and Children in Koutiala, has been a faithful servant for many years. "It has been a turbulent 2012 for the country of Mali. The coup d’état in March and the subsequent fall of the north to salafist groups have thrown the country into disarray. Al Qaeda appears to be our northern neighbor for the foreseeable future, as the UN doesn’t forecast troops on the ground here until September of 2013 at the earliest. Of course everyone is hoping for a peaceful solution, it just seems hard to imagine that any lasting peace could be negotiated. Life has been pretty normal here in Koutiala. The hospital has continued to grow despite the unrest. If my numbers are correct, we should deliver baby number 10,000 this month or next. We had a record of 189 deliveries in October. October also saw the addition of over 200 solar panels at the hospital to supplement the power. This should reduce our electric bill dramatically and free up income for salaries and growth. Many of you ask about our chicken farming project at Bethel Bible school. We have about 930 chickens that are actively laying over 700 eggs a day. I do little more than check up on it now, as it is being successfully managed by Malians and I am swamped at the hospital. But it gives me great joy to watch them succeeding and reaping such a profit from their efforts. There seems to still always be an egg crisis here in town, so I think enough market is there to easily double our production in years to come, and still not meet the demand. Blessings, Dr. Dan Nesselroade"

The Great Commission Fund

The Great Commission Fund (GCF) is your opportunity to reach a lost world with the hope of Jesus. The GCF gives Alliance missionaries and creative access workers the freedom to answer their call to ministry without the worry of raising funds, depending instead on God to supply their needs through the giving of faithful people. Partner with the Alliance to build Christ’s church around the world with your giving to the GCF. Designate your gift weekly or a one-time gift on your offering envelope or through eGiving at cccomaha.org/give.

Prayer for Missions Lisa (South Asia) / Praise God as I am 100% healed from my recent bout with Dengue Fever. Mike & Sue Farho (Tunisia) / Pray that God will give the church wisdom and that those who are baptized make even greater steps forward in obedience to God's word. Carolyn Thorson (Gabon) / Pray that Carolyn will get settled back into her life and ministry after being in the USA for the past year. Daniel Diallo (Mali) / Pray for Daniel, the director of Bethel Bible College, as he had eye surgery recently in Mali. Pray for 100% recovery. Eric & Wendy Hoffman (Gabon) / Pray for our financial support as we still need over $1,000 per month as we serve in Gabon. Allen & Amy George (Peru) / Pray for the CCC team coming to Peru in January to minister to our missionary children. Pray for their preparations and that their ministry would bless our children. Carey Shlieker (Mali) / Pray that God would provide the right vehicle at the right time for my work here in Segou. Mali / Continue to pray for Mali and the unrest caused by the rebellion in the north. Pray for the Christians in the north who are being persecuted.

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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Local Missions Multiply citywide impact Coaches' Basketball Meeting

For those interested in coaching or assisting with boys & girls' basketball, attend an informal meeting after services Sunday, 1.6.13 at the Village One booth in the Atrium. Meet coaches and players, and learn more about the rules and schedule on Monday, 1.7.13 / Skinner Elementary School / 4304 N 33rd Street / 6-7 PM. Season begins 1.12.13 through 3.9.13. Practices are held Mondays / 6:30-7:30 PM at various facilities. Games are played each Saturday at Ralston Middle School / 8202 Lakeview Dr. Contact Eric / ericc@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1538 to volunteer.

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 / ericc@cccomaha.org

Village One House Project

Franklin School Mentoring Program

Volunteer Goal Buddies Goal Buddies needed to join The Partnership for Our Kids, a goal setting academic and life skills program. Visit classrooms once per month. Contact Eric Carpenter / ericc@ cccomaha.org to learn more.

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. Saturday, 12.29 / 8 AM - Noon / 3526 Seward St / Contact Eric / ericc@cccomaha.org.

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. Page 8

Village One / Pray for 2013 outreach opportunities. Compass / Pray for the Leap after school program. To volunteer, contact jennyb@cccomaha.org Bridge Church / Pray for Myron and his family as they transition to Passion City Church in Colorado Springs. Release Ministry / Pray that at-risk youth are impacted with the life changing message of Jesus Christ. Restored Hope / Praise God for the testimony of single moms graduating from the program. Omaha Street School / Pray for salvation of the students and their families. Open Door Mission / Pray for the volunteers and staff as they work with people in need this winter.

Outreach Coordinator

Eric Carpenter / 402.938.1538 ericc@cccomaha.org

Kingdom investment Financial resources are a blessing, a result of God’s provision and a tool to be used to worship God. Followers of Christ acknowledge that material possessions belong to God and the return of money to the local church is an investment in the Kingdom.

Prayer for Local Missions

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 donig@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1512 to receive preprinted envelopes. eGiving registration is also available at cccomaha.org.

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.

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

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Renewal Monday groups Restoration / First Monday of the month / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / Support and encouragement in a safe environment for those whose loved ones struggle with their sexual identity. This group draws on Scripture and Jesus’ ability to bring healing and wholeness. 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@ 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 / 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 / marylrodgers@yahoo.com. Will resume January 8. Freedom from eating disorders / Ongoing / 7 PM / Focus on healing from anorexia, binge eating, bulimia and overeating through the power of Christ. Participants will have about 10 minutes a day of homework outside the group. Contact: Kathleen Lacy / kathleen669@ cox.net Love and Respect / 7 PM / new groups begin 1.8.13 / Learn to communicate in a manner that builds mutual understanding between genders.   For couples or singles.  Contact: Bob & Sue / sue@vandenbrinkpkg.com

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.

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 begin 1.15 / 7 PM / Follow God’s chosen people along their soul-shaping 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 / ecomarc@cox.net In the Wildflower / 1.15 - 4.2.2013 / Tuesdays / 6:45-8:45 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. Limited class size. Required workbook $19. To register, email Gloria / gloryb2u@cox.net What's missing inside you / 7 PM / begins 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 / bhaas73@live.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: Mike Goett / mikeg@ cccomaha.org Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact / cccomaha.org

Wednesday groups GriefShare / Wednesdays / 6:30-8 PM / Begins 1.9.13 / 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 / 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@ cccomaha.org / 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 / mikeg@cccomaha.org

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 / womenofvirture@cccomaha.org. 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 / gloryb2u@cox.net

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 Page 9


Men’s

Women’s Women's Retreat: Pathways to Joy/ March 1-3, 2013 / Lied Lodge, Nebraska City / Registration will begin January 13. 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

Register for the Women's retreat online at cccomaha.org 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

*Per person. Includes three meals

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

Man Up / One Sunday each month / 9 AM / Chapel / Presenter: John Holmes, Seasons of a Man's Life / Develop a foundation for learning how to be better husbands, fathers, sons and men. Discover key truths and principles to become 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” that encourages guys to make lasting changes to their marriage-leading, work and witness. Contact Terry Frolio / tfrolio@us.ibm.com / 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. Sign up by January 15 to guarantee childcare placement. Register at cccomaha.org

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.

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CCC Bellevue

Bellevue campus pastor

Elvin Torres / 402.938.1511 / elvint@cccomaha.org

Bellevue Campus office

3604 Twin Creek Drive, Suite 109 / Bellevue

Meeting at Bellevue University

Serve at the Bellevue Campus

Women's Bible Study / Thursdays

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

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

/ 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@ yahoo.com / 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 / sueb@cccomaha.org / specify Bellevue campus

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

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.

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)

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

9-12th grade Journey Groups / today / 6-8 PM / Bair house (300 Pierce St / 68046)

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.

Broomball & Ice Skating / 1.26.13 / $7 early registration due 1.20.13 / permission slip required (grades 9-12)

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 / plight58@cox.net / 402.210.1173.

Next: spring retreat / 2.22-2.23.13 / $30 / registration due 2.17.13 (for grades 6-12) To be added to the parent email list, contact Klint Bitter / klintb@cccomaha.org for MS and Elizabeth Bartz / elizabethb@cccomaha. org for HS.

Women’s Ministry

Becky Torres / elvinbecky@yahoo.com

Men’s Ministry

Elvin Torres / elvint@cccomaha.org

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.

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Kids Wing security update The final piece of Automated Check-in is in motion and ready to be implemented on Sunday, January 6. Thank you for giving to DYI to provide this safe environment for kids at CCC. Beginning January 6, only parents and children with tags will be permitted access to the interior halls in the Kids Connect wing. Kiosks for check-in will continue to be accessed in 3 areas: Nursery, Kids Connect East Lobby, and Kids Connect West/Chapel lobby. Parents and children WITH TAGS will be permitted to access to interior hallways/rooms at these 5 locations, marked by a star: 1st & 2nd floor / East Kids Connect entrance 1st floor / West Kids Connect hallway (Purple/wave) 1st floor / North West hallway (Yellow/circle) 2nd floor / Worship Center balcony (orange/diamond) General access will be restricted on Sunday AM at the 1st floor Purple hallway near the Worship Center and 2nd floor Northwest staircase entrance. Your assistance is important for the security of our kids on Sunday mornings. Thanks in advance for your response and cooperation. Join the Kids Connect team and help to greet families at these entrances on Sunday mornings. No prep required – just friendly smiles and the ability to redirect people. Stop at a Kids Connect registration desk today to indicate your interest in serving as a greeter.

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