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Week of October 2, 2011

Double Your Impact On 10.10.10, a new era of impact was put into motion. CCC is on a remarkable journey, evidenced by the sacrificial generosity and radical trust flowing from lives fully surrendered to Jesus. For an update on the Double your impact campaign, visit the Impact display on the walls near the chapel and the gym. To learn more and add your voice and influence to the vision, pick up a campaign packet today.

Celebrate

Attend Sunday worship services every week.

Praise is the offering: a night of worship

Sunday, 10.9 / 6 PM / Worship Center / Invite a friend and come expecting to be blessed as CCC worship leaders Margie Alford, Ryan Shields and Lizzie Brazda collaborate, leading this extended time of celebration and praise, followed by dessert and coffee.

Connect

Participate in community for healthy spiritual growth.

The Blessing / Dr. John Trent

Many individuals will spend their lifetimes looking for acceptance the Bible calls “the blessing.” Consider the impact on the church, in families and the broader community when we understand and begin to live out this life-changing, biblically rooted message. Dr. John Trent, author of The Blessing, will offer a message especially relevant to parents. Email kathym@cccomaha.org to register for childcare for birth-5th grade. Sunday, 10.23 / 6 PM / WC

Contents Guest information

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Kids Connect

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Students

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Seniors

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Young professionals

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Classes

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Groups

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Men

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Prayer

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Women

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Global Missions

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Kingdom Investment

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Local Missions

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Renewal

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Message Schedule

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Sarpy Campus

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Deaf fellowship 10

Contribute

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

Multiply Citywide Impact Compass Ministries Consider a weekly volunteer role at Compass, the after school program for youth in Village One. Join the team by filling a mentoring role during the week or the support team for Kids Church on Sundays. Contact Jenny Burg / jennyb@cccomaha.org to learn more.

Double your impact 10 Gathering 10 Announcements 11 Serving 11

Stop at the ministry booth in the Atrium today for more information and additional impact opportunities. Restored Hope Celebrate God’s work in the lives of at-risk women through Restored Hope. Make plans to attend their Fall Banquet / Tuesday, 10.18 / 6:30-8 PM / Mid America Center. Dinner is complimentary; an offering will be received for the ministry. RSVP by Thursday, 10.7 to Craig Walter / cwalter@cccomaha.org.

Magnify Global Impact

Consider a short term mission experience to Mali. To find out more about Agricultural or Medical outreach trips in early 2012, see page 6.

NOTE: Old Mill parking lots are overflowing their capacity. You can help by parking north of the building in the HP and Payflex business lots and opening a space for someone new or who may be unfamiliar with the lots. The traffic team is inviting you to join the team to help create a positive Sunday experience. See page 11 for more details. Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact / cccomaha.org

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Guest information Welcome. If you are looking for general information, stop at an Information Center at the Old Mill Campus or the Sarpy Campus, and grab a welcome packet. Visit cccomaha.org for event and programming details, to contact the staff or locate information about how you can connect with God and others at CCC. For information, contact Carmen Barnes at the Old Mill Campus / 402.938.1563 carmenb@cccomaha.org or Julie Moessner at the Sarpy Campus / 402.938.1538 / juliem@cccomaha.org.

Kids Connect What are my kids learning?

Next weekend, 10.9.11, your kids will hear the following part of the Big God Story. Take some time this week to introduce it to them and work on the remember verse. For 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: Acts 11:19-30 (Paul in Antioch) Main Point: God wants everyone to know Him. Remember verse: If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Older Toddler through Young Preschool: Scripture: Exodus 2:1-10 (Moses as a baby)

Middle School / 6-8th

Worship / today / 9 AM / Student Center 7-8th grade Journey Groups / Today / 6-8 PM / Gym 6th grade Journey Groups / 10.5 / 6:30-8 PM / Gym Fall Party / 10.12 / 6:30-8 PM / Gym / 6th grade only Dodgeball tournament / 10.21 / 6-9 PM / Gym / $5 / 7-8th grades only

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

Main Point: God protects His people. Remember Verse: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord. Isaiah 6:3 Older Preschool & Kindergarten: Remember & Celebrate: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory. Isaiah 6:3

Boy Scout Campout

5th grade boys and parents / If you are interested in Boy Scouts or becoming an Eagle Scout, check out the Boy Scout Troop sponsored by CCC at the Old Mill Campus. Attend the Rendezvous Campout / 10.14-15 / Thomas Ashford Scout Ranch / Homer, NE / no cost / enjoy archery, horseback riding, a climbing tower and more. Contact Jim Eisele / 402.677.7716 / 5eiseles@cox.net for information.

Students Old Mill Campus

Old Mill & Sarpy Campus

To be added to the parent email list, contact Brad Mock / bradm@cccomaha.org for HS and Klint Bitter / klintb@cccomaha.org for MS

Step Into Kids Connect

Does your child have a leader? We are short the following leaders in Kids Connect. Consider how you might step in and serve as a small group leader on Sundays. Nursery / 10-15 adults / 9 & 10:45 AM Toddler / 3 adults (1x month) / 9 AM Preschool / 4 adults / 9 AM 6 adults / 10:45 AM Kindergarten / 2 adults / 9 AM Elementary / 5 full time adults / 10:45 AM Wednesday night clubs are still in need of the following small group leaders. Please consider how you might help: Awana K-2nd grade / each week 3rd grade Boys Club / 1 leader For more info, contact Kathy McKelvey / 402.938.1520 / kathym@cccomaha.org

Sarpy Campus Student Ministries / 6-12th Worship / today / 9 AM / Lobby

High School / 9-12th

6-8th grade Journey Groups / today / 6-8 PM / Ramaekers’ house (1006 Hardwood Dr / 68046)

Couch O Rama / today / 12:30-5:30 PM / meet in the Student Center / No Journey Groups tonight

Couch O Rama / today / 12:30-5:30 PM 9-12th grades only / meet in the Student Center (Old Mill) / no Journey Groups tonight

Worship / today / 9 AM / Student Center

Velocity / 10.5 / 7-8:30 PM / Student Center Journey Groups / 10.9 / 6-8 PM / various locations / see website for details

College / 8:08

8:08 Thursday / 8:08 PM / Student Center

Velocity / 10.5 / 7-8:30 PM / Student Center (Old Mill) / 9-12th grades only 9-12th grade Journey Groups / 10.9 / 6-8 PM / Parker’s house (11405 S 43rd St / 68123) Dodgeball tournament / 10.21 / 6-9 PM / Gym (Old Mill) / $5 / 6-8th grades only

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

Coffee and Connections

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

Upcoming events Monday Night Worship / an intimate evening of worship and prayer / Mondays / 7 PM / Prayer Room / Old Mill Campus FourSquare Tournament / Friday, 9.30 / 6:30-9:30 PM / Legacy Crossing Tennis Courts (10716 Ellison Plz) / Bring meat to grill and beverages of your choice. Emerge Fellowship for Guys / Buffalo Wild Wings / 76th & Dodge / Noon / Every other Thursday / next lunch 10.6.11

Second Sunday Lunch / Meet at Coffee and Connections after second service for post-church fellowship and to explore Omaha’s food scene / next lunch 10.9.11. Bonfire, BBQ & Hayrack Ride / Friday, 10.21 / 7:30-10:30 PM / Alex Newkirch’s parents’ / 466 County Road M Yutan, NE (past 288th Street on Center) / Journey Groups will provide food / bring a lawn chair / To carpool, meet at the Access doors at CCC at 7 PM. Journey Groups / To join a Journey Group and get connected with others, email joshv@cccomaha.org.

Boomers and seniors New Community Groups

New Community Groups help make healthy disciples for Jesus through strong biblical teaching, loving care and dedicated prayer.

Sojourners / Sunday / 10:45 AM / FLC 139 / Old Mill Campus / These praying seniors share love, joy and care while exploring God’s Word and upholding God’s call for global missions.

Dayspring / Sunday / 7:45 AM / FLC 141 Old Mill Campus / Dayspring is a crossgenerational class that welcomes singles and couples for challenging teaching, ministry projects, missionary support and outstanding care groups.

Ecclesia / Sunday / 10:45 AM / FLC 135 / Old Mill Campus / This group is a mix of people young to senior adults. This group begins with worship and refreshments, and then moves to studying the scriptures verse by verse with time for discussion.

Homebuilders / Sunday / 9 AM / FLC 147 Old Mill Campus / Join Homebuilders for great times of fellowship, prayer and emphasis on missions and learning the Word together. Effective 9.11 / Homebuilders will move to FLC139

Spiritually Advancing Linked Together (SALT) / Sunday / 10:45 AM / FLC 141 / Old Mill Campus / Boomers and seniors are welcome for fellowship, prayer, the study of God’s Word and class socials.

Thankful Hearts / Sunday / 9 AM / FLC 131 Old Mill Campus / This cross-generational group ages 40 and up, focuses on Bible study, friendship, life application and growing in relationship with Jesus Christ. 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.

Stamp ministry

Fridays / 8 - 11 AM / FLC 130 / Old Mill Campus / Come join in the work and fellowship. To donate stamps, bring 1/3 of an envelope with undamaged stamps to the Senior Adults booth in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus. For information, contact Margaret McIvor / 402.553.5426 or Paul Gedden / 402.938.1574 / paulg@ cccomaha.org.

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Senior lunch and fellowship

First Tuesday of the month / Old Mill Campus. Let the games begin! Enjoy a delicious lunch ($5), devotional, great fellowship and games. The next lunch will be Tuesday, 10.4.11 / 11:30 AM / FLC 130 / Pastor Steve Walters shares his testimony / RSVP by 12 PM the prior Friday to Heidi Buxman / 402.502.6646 or Estherlee Hetterich / 402.934.4976 or at the Senior Adults booth at the Old Mill campus.

Summer Kitchen breakfast

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

Super adults

Third Tuesday of the month / Old Mill Campus / The next gathering is 10.18.11 Coffee fellowship begins at 9:30 AM in the Atrium followed by a program in the Chapel, “Dr. Jim Eckman, Monologue on John Calvin” / Lunch ($5) in the Gym / RSVP to Margaret McIvor / 402.553.5426 or at the Senior Adults booth in the Atrium. For more information, contact Paul Gedden / 402.938.1574 / paulg@cccomaha.org

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Classes Wild at Heart / Sundays / 9 AM / FLC 145 / 8 weeks / began 9.11 / This class invites men to live a life of adventure and recover their masculine heart, defined in the image of a passionate God. Materials: $8 Kingdom Disciple - Building Your Relationship with Jesus / Sundays / 10:45 AM / EC 188 / 5 weeks / begins October 23 / led by Paul Schlieker Become an authentic disciple and discover five expectations of grace Jesus has for His followers. Materials: $6 When Helping Hurts - How to alleviate poverty without hurting the poor and yourself / Sundays / 9 AM / FLC 230 6 weeks / begins October 23 / led by Craig Walter / Explore the truth about causes of poverty and learn to avoid ineffective or harmful ministry strategies. Materials: $10 Good $ense Debt Reduction / Tuesday, November 15 / 7 PM / Student Center / led by Gary Kay, Scott Kubie and Bill Holt / A one-session class designed for those with credit card or consumer debt. Learn biblical principles and receive tools and encouragement to develop a plan to get out of debt. Materials: $2 Using Your Flash Light / Sundays / 9 AM / FLC 145 / 5 weeks / begins November 20 / led by Marty Barnhart / Learn to apply five principles to any Bible book or passage to prepare for reading through the Bible in a year. Materials: Daily Bible in Chronological Order and a notebook Journaling: A simple tool for your Bible reading / Sunday November 20, 9 AM / November 27, 9 AM / December 4, 10:45 AM / EC 188 / led by Jack Arant / Remember what you read and find lifechanging application in scripture. Attend one of three sessions and discover easyto-use strategies for reading your Bible to prepare for the Bible 2012 series. RISKS / Friday, November 18 / 7-10 PM and Saturday, November 19 / 9 AM 12 PM / Learn about CCC’s history, values and the characteristics of a growing disciple. This elective is a prerequisite for membership. Attendance both days is required for membership.

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Classes focus on specific topics for a defined period of time. These classes are a good springboard to learning more of what it means to be a RISKS disciple. See legend on page 5.

Women’s Bible Studies

Tuesdays / 9:30 - 11 AM unless otherwise noted / These studies offer truth, support, encouragement and laughter to women of all ages and stages. Childcare is available for birth-Kindergarten for morning WBS / Childcare registration is now closed.

Amazing Collection / 12 weeks / began September 6 / led by Sherry Martin and Esther Lee Hetterich / This video series presents a dynamic, sequential overview of the biblical books of Isaiah through Micah. Materials: $22 Blueprint for the Hurting Soul: Glorying in Weakness / 12 weeks / began September 6 / led by Arlene Christofferson / Discover hope for overcoming emotional, spiritual or physical pain through God’s blueprint found in the Old Testament tabernacle. Materials: $15

Faithful, Abundant, True: 3 Lives Going Deeper Still / Mondays / 6:30-8 PM 6 weeks / began September 19 / led by Gloria Billingsley and Donny Paisley / Be challenged to faithfulness in difficult days. Develop trust in God and learn how to discern truth from error, using resources by Kay Arthur, Priscilla Shirer and Beth Moore. Materials: $14 Faithful, Abundant, True: 3 Lives Going Deeper Still / 6 weeks / begins October 18 / various leaders / Be challenged to faithfulness in difficult days. Develop trust in God and learn how to discern truth from error, using resources by Kay Arthur, Priscilla Shirer and Beth Moore. Materials: $14 Register online at cccomaha.org.

Growing Strong in Christ / 12 weeks / began September 6 / led by Kathy Johnston / Establish your walk with God and be equipped to minister to others. Deepen your personal devotions through Bible studies and memorizing key passages. Materials: $9.50 Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted 6 weeks / began September 6 / various leaders / Redefine interruptions and learn to view them as God’s invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams. Materials: $14 Waiting on God / 12 weeks / began September 6 / led by Sandy Carroll / Nourish your soul and apply God’s Word to your daily life. Learn to wait on His timing through encouragement from scripture. Materials: $5 Spiritual Parenting / 9:15 - 11 AM / 6 weeks / began September 6 / led by various leaders / It’s not about perfect behavior; it’s about passionate hearts.  God wants hearts and souls that are shaped in faith and love toward Himself and others.  As parents you want to pass on a vibrant faith to the next generation.  This study will explore home environments God can use to call kids to Him.  Materials: $15 

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Legend Exploring Christ - basic belief in God

Relies on God Initiates interest in the Gospel

Growing in Christ - has a personal relationship with Christ

Serves people Kingdom investor

Centered in Christ - depends on Christ daily for guidance

Shaped into Christ likeness

Groups

Renewal - groups that target the removal of barriers that limit one’s ability to connect with God and others Men’s - classes designed specifically for men Women’s - classes designed specifically for women

Becoming a RISKS disciple is a life-long process and being in a group helps you grow as a disciple. Explore one of the options listed below to help you grow in your journey.

GroupLaunch / Sundays / begins 10.16

/ through 11.13 / 6-7:30 PM / EC188 / Old Mill Campus / GroupLaunch is designed to help people make connections that will lead to new Journey Groups launching. During this five week experience you will be given the opportunity to connect with others in the class and guidance to begin building community as groups. Register at cccomaha.org.

For information about Journey Groups, contact Deb Beck at the Old Mill Campus / 402.938.1580 / debb@cccomaha.org or Elvin Torres / 402.938.1511 / elvint@ cccomaha.org at the Sarpy Campus.

Men’s Waking the Dead / Fridays / 6:15 - 7:30 AM / FLC139 / This group will use John Eldredge’s book “Waking the Dead”. Discover how to become all God meant you to be, be set free, made whole and live fully alive. Sign up at cccomaha. org or for more infomation contact Terry Frolio / tfrolio@us.ibm.com / 402.350.7357

Old Mill Campus prayer / Sundays / 8 AM / WC 118 / Old Mill Campus / Missions and the City / Sundays / 5 PM / WC 118 / Old Mill Campus Spiritual vitality of CCC / Fridays / 7 AM/ Worship Center / Old Mill Campus.

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

Women’s Fourth Quarter for Men / fourth Saturday of the month / 9 - 10:30 AM / WC 118 / Old Mill Campus / On the fourth Saturday of the month, men are invited to a time of prayer discussing a leadership development topic and looking ahead to the upcoming opportunities for men. Next meeting 9.24.11 / For information contact Reid Brown / 402.938.1561 / reidb@cccomaha.org.

MOPS

MOPS is an outreach ministry to Mothers of PreSchoolers (birth through kindergarten) centering on topics relating to women from a Biblical perspective. 1st/3rd weeks and 2nd/4th weeks / 9:15-11:15AM / EC 188 suite / Old Mill. Children can be taken to MOPPPETS by 9AM. Contact: Jessica Reade / jereade24@hotmail.com / 402.305.0115. Christian women’s bowling league / Thursday mornings / 9:15 AM / For information, contact Cathy Petrick / 402.779.3154.

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

Seeker groups

Women’s prayer / Mondays / 9:30 AM / EC 178 / Old Mill Campus / For information, contact Lottie Krogh / 402.345.4556.

Point of hope / 9 AM / WC 206 / Old Mill Campus / This group is designed for single moms. Meets the second and fourth Sundays of the month. For information, contact Jennifer Burchfiel / 402. 578.1104.

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

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Global Missions

Prayer for Missions

Update from Lisa: CCC International worker in India

Mark & Lori / Pray for the Bhutanese church as the number of believers continues to grow. Pray that these new believers would be grounded in faith and in the Word.

Lisa has been transitioning into her home, dealing with curtains, appliances, and searching for furniture. She has removed multiple idol gods, including Kali, the Hindu god of death and destruction. Lisa has inspected and prayed over each room in her house, praying against spirits or idol gods that may have been present. Internet connection has been troublesome as well, but Lisa continues to persevere through the earthly things of her house and is ready to focus on eternal things as the Lord leads.

Update from Carey Schlieker, C&MA Career International Worker

Since August, Carey has been in France, studying the French language as she prepares to go to Mali. God has blessed Carey through finding community with her three single women roommates and teammates who will be in Mali with her. Continue to pray for her as she adjusts to life in France and deals with details surrounding her visa, vehicle registration, and access to her French bank account.

Update from Chris & Liz: CCC International workers in the Far East

Chris and Liz recently sold their coffee shop; however, they still believe they are called to be in the Far East, reaching lost people through some sort of business. They have built relationships and connections through the coffee ministry over the years and will continue to invest in those relationships. Chris recently accepted a position as the Marketing Director at Aini Group, a coffee company that sells coffee to Nestle and Starbucks. Chris’s new boss is also a Christian and shares their visions for coffee and business as mission. Pray for their future ministry and God’s leading as they begin this new phase.

Mike & Sue Farho (Tunisia) / Pray for Sue as she continues in her studies - a Masters degree in education and finishing her athletic training certification. Carolyn Thorson (Gabon) / Praise God for new believers who accepted Christ recently. Pray as Caroly teaches maternity courses and as she gets caught up on hospital bookkeeping. Lisa (India) /Praise God for four men who visited on a short-term trip who were impacted by their fruitful visit. Pray for the Holy Spirit to work in hearts of unbelievers as they are exposed to spiritual things.

Short Term Impact Opportunities

To learn more about short-term missions or any of the short-term opportunities listed below, visit cccomaha.org or contact Craig Walter / 402.938.1536 / craigw@cccomaha.org.

More missions prayer requests are available at cccomaha.org.

Mali Trips Outreach through Animal Inoculations / January 14-24, 2012 / 6 people Join a team of 6 people and vaccinate 8,000 cattle, goats and sheep in small villages in Mali. This team will partner with a Malian Pastor who will use this opportunity to build relationships with the farmers and invite them to a Gospel outreach each evening. A background in agriculture or working with animals is valuable but not required. The inoculation work is moderately strenuous so team members must be capable of this level of work. Medical Outreach / February 25-March 5, 2012 / 8 people Assist doctors and nurses from the Koutiala Hospital with performing medical outreach in several area villages. In partnership with local pastors, this team of 8 people will provide medical relief during the day, providing the local pastor the opportunity for gospel outreach in the evening. Doctors who are able to provide basic levels of general medical care, Nurses, or others with a medical background are wanted.

China Trips

Bible Teaching / February 2012 / 4 people Bible Teaching / April 2012 / 4 people Orphanage, Bible College ministry, Bible Teaching / June 2012 / 12 people Bible Teaching / August 2012 / 4 people Orphanage, Bible College ministry, Bible Teaching / October 2012 / 12 people Bible Teaching / December 2012 / 4 people

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Outreach Pastor

Craig Walter / 402.938.1536 craigw@cccomaha.org

The Great Commission Fund

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

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Local Missions Multiply citywide impact Jesus made famous in Village One

“The CCC missions team thanks the 600 volunteers and leaders that got out of their seats and into the streets to serve the Village One neighborhood of North Omaha. God blessed us with a perfect day and opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ in a practical way. When the spiritual becomes practical, it becomes radical. As Christians, we have the unique privilege and opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ. Praise God that we were able to model this by painting houses, mowing and cleaning up yards, speaking and praying with people face to face, and making our presence known in the community. This day gave us the opportunity to physically demonstrate the love of God and share God’s heart for His people. To culminate the day, CCC and Bridge Church collaborated on a neighborhood block party. 500 people were expected to attend, but many more than that showed up and had fun. Our efforts spoke volumes to the hearts and lives of this community. Ron Smith, a leader at Bridge Church shared the power of the block party. “Kids in the community don’t even know what it means to have fun like this and you guys blessed their socks off.” As we began to form what will hopefully become lasting relationships, we encouraged families to attend Bridge Church, a multicultural church in Village One and key ministry partner of CCC. As people are attracted to Jesus through CCC’s ministry, Bridge Church provides a local community of faith for them to connect and find Jesus. Our prayer is to continue to multiply citywide impact through relationships and serving the needs of the community. Thanks again for blessing people in the name of Jesus. Watch the Hub for additional opportunities to make an impact in Village One.

Local Outreach Coordinator Eric Carpenter / 402.938.1538 ericc@cccomaha.org

Prayer for Local Missions Village One / Pray that we would cultivate a lasting relationship for citywide impact. Citywide / Pray against the acts of violence against teens and adults. Hope Center for Kids / Pray they are able to open a year-round employment education academy. Compass Ministry / Pray for the family of a former Compass student who was killed in a string of violent acts.

Compass Ministries

Compass is a non-profit 501(C)3 and all gifts are tax deductible. For information about Compass visit compassomaha. org. Compass is on facebook at facebook.com/CompassOmaha Energetic volunteers and generous financial partners enable Compass to implement ministry to at risk youth in the Village One neighborhood. To make a financial contribution, designate your gift on your weekly CCC giving envelope. Contributing to Compass is a great way to invest in the lives of kids and encourage hope in our city. To volunteer, contact Jenny Burg / jennyb@cccomaha.org.

Kingdom investment Financial resources are a blessing, a result of God’s provision and a tool to be used to worship God. Followers of Christ acknowledge that material possessions belong to God and the return of money to the local church is an investment in the Kingdom. What should I know about Kingdom investing? It is a privilege to participate in the work of the local church by contributing cheerfully, sacrificially and generously (emphasis on 2 Corinthians 8 and 9). Through prayer, seek a clear conscience

in regard to investing in the work God has given CCC to accomplish. If you are visiting or you are not yet a follower of Christ, make today’s priority to focus on the larger issue: the relationship God offers through Jesus. Contact Tim Perry if you have questions about your faith journey / timp@cccomaha.org. How do I participate? Participate during services at both campuses or set up eTithing online. You may also place checks or cash in the secure giving box on the wall near the office entrance at the Old Mill Campus.

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An offering envelope is required to obtain a receipt for cash offerings. Contribution envelopes can be obtained at the Old Mill Campus from the Office Services Window, and service venues. At the Sarpy Campus, they are located at the Information Table. Contact Doni Gregory at donig@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1512 to receive preprinted envelopes. eTithing registration is also available at cccomaha.org.

eTithing

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Renewal Monday groups Restoration / First Monday of the month / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / Support and encouragement in a safe environment for those whose loved ones struggle with their sexual identity. This group draws on scripture and Jesus’ ability to bring healing and wholeness. For information, contact Sue Beed / 402.938.1570 / sueb@ cccomaha.org.

Tuesday groups Tuesday evening groups begin with worship in the Chapel / 6:30 - 7 PM. All groups below meet at the Old Mill Campus / 7-8:30 PM. Childcare for infants-age 6 is available from 6:20-8:45 PM.

Depression and bi-polar support / Ongoing / 7 PM / If you or someone you care about struggles with depression or bi-polar disorder, come find hope, education and support. For information, contact Randy Hughell / 402.990.8012 / newhope.dbsa@gmail.com. DivorceCare / Ongoing / 7 PM / Separation and divorce can be the most painful and stressful experiences you’ll face. DivorceCare groups help you move toward rebuilding. For information, contact Mary Lou Rodgers / marylrodgers@yahoo.com. Escaping co-dependency by embracing dependency on God / 7 PM on hold until 11.14 / Break free from unhealthy bonds developed when a partner is trapped in habitual sin patterns. Experience release through appropriate dependency on God as your identity ceases to center on other people or issues. Contact Jennifer / 402.639.5571 / jenniferapursell@gmail.com. Family to Family / 11 weeks / beginning 9.27 / 6:30-9:00 PM / This NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) class offers education, and hope for families of adults with a mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar or depression. Class is free; registration required. Contact John & Karen Wegner / 402.932.7229. Freedom from eating disorders / Ongoing / 7 PM / This group focuses on healing from anorexia, binge eating, bulimia, and overeating through the power of Christ. For information, contact Kathleen Lacy / kathleen669@cox.net. Page 8

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Keys to Loving Relationships / Ongoing / 7 PM / Gain practical insight and understanding about how to improve relationships. Whether you’re a spouse, parent, child or friend, this class is for you. For information, call Scott & Tanya Brown / 402.715.0701. Materials: $10 Love and Respect / Sign Up / 7 pm Class will resume September 27 / Singles or couples learn to communicate in a manner that builds mutual understanding between genders. Contact Bob & Sue Vanden Brink / vbsue@cox.net. Men of Integrity / Ongoing / 7 PM / Men of Integrity helps men address lust in a safe, grace-filled environment that promotes honesty with yourself, others and God. For information, contact Mike Goett / mikeg@cccomaha.org. Omaha career networking group / Ongoing / 7 PM / This group offers job hunting tips, employment assistance, free professional advice on how to sharpen job hunting skills, professional speakers, programs, encouragement and other resources to its members. If you are an employer and have open positions, send them to info@GodlyJobSearch.com. Visit GodlyJobSearch.com. Restarting / Ongoing / 7 PM / Grow emotionally and spiritually, establish secure relationships and expand your capacity to experience joy. Workbook fee: $20. Register at cccomaha.org. Self-injury support / on hold until 11.14 / This support group is for both those who struggle with self-injury and for family and friends. For information, contact Wendy Bradley / 402.213.5817 / wendyleebradley@gmail.com. Survivors of Sexual Abuse / Ongoing / 7 PM / The Survivors of Sexual Abuse, SoSA, group studies the book When Trust Is Lost, Dan Allender. For information, contact 402.312.9107 / gloryb2u@cox.net. Women’s sexual integrity group - God’s original plan for sex / on hold until 11.14 / A safe, supportive environment to explore how women, single & married, should address lust, sexual misuse and abuse, violations, and poor choices. For information, contact Josi Poloncic / 402.850.6209 / josiloveslife@gmail.com.

Wednesday groups GriefShare / Wednesdays / 6:30-8 PM Old Mill Campus / This support group for those grieving the loss of someone close. It is designed to help you successfully travel the journey from mourning to joy. For information, contact Ruthie Boettcher / 402.296.2671 / richandruthb@ windstream.net.

Thursday groups Relationships 101 for Men / Ongoing / Thursdays / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / This group is designed to help men to build and maintain healthy, life giving relationships. Issues such as boundaries, self esteem, communication and healing long-term hurts. Led by Darrel Myer. For information contact Mike Goett / mikeg@ cccomaha.org / 402.938.1518.

Friday groups Resolve / Ongoing / Fridays / Noon / This groups offers next steps and an entry point for men striving for sexual purity. For information, contact Greg Gensler / ggensler@fnni.com.

By appointment Father heart / This ministry provides hope for men struggling with unwanted same sex attractions. Discover and pursue God’s design and plan in a safe, confidential environment. For information, contact Lyle Burkle / 402.498.0404.

Other Theophostic Prayer Ministry / People experience relief from emotional pain in order to receive Christ’s transforming truth in place of the lies they believe. CCC has trained counselors available to help with TPM. For info, contact Sue Beed / 402.938.1570 / sueb@cccomaha.org.

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CCC Sarpy Sarpy Family Serve Day / Sunday, 10.16

Stay after second service for an afternoon of hearing from God and serving. This will be a great learning experience for parents and children to listen to the Spirit’s leading on “what needs to be done?” Everyone is welcome. Sign up at the information table today. Order a $3 box lunch in advance or bring your own. Email darlab@cccomaha.org to register midweek or with questions.

Join the Admin Team

Are you well organized and enjoy helping others stay organized? Your help is needed at CCC Sarpy. Lend your gifts and talents to the Admin Team. Interested? Stop by the information table or e-mail Julie / juliem@ cccomaha.org.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences at Lewis & Clark Middle School will be Wednesday, 10.19. CCC Sarpy will be providing a meal for the school staff that day. Contact Jean Carpenter / aztecje@cox. net / 402.592.5788 to provide food and drinks and be part of blessing the school.

Baby Dedication

The next baby dedication will be Sunday, 11.13. To have your child dedicated, contact Elvin Torres / elvint@cccomaha.org.

Library Team

Do you love books or love to read? Contact Teri Lighthart / tlight44@cox.net to join the rotation helping in the CCC Library.

Sarpy campus pastor

Steve Walters / 402.938.1575 / stevew@cccomaha.org Elvin Torres / 402.938.1511 / elvint@cccomaha.org

Women’s Ministry

Terry Walters / tvwalters@tconl.com

Men’s Ministry

Dan Brandt / dlbrandt@windstream.net

Journey Groups

Want to get connected to others at CCC Sarpy? Journey groups are Smaller groups of people interested in learning and encouraging one another in faith, family and fellowship meet at different times all throughout the week in area homes. Over 70% of Sarpy attenders are involved in a group. Sign up at the information table today.

Men’s group

Bellevue / every other Friday / Connect the central truths of Christianity with how to live your life through a study on the New Testament book of Ephesians. For information, contact Bo Buettenback / 402.403.4646 / nebestshooter@yahoo.com.

Joy boxes

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

Stay connected

If you are not getting regular emails from the Sarpy Campus, fill out a connect card to be added to the email list.

Serve at the Sarpy Campus

The Hospitality team has immediate openings. Contact Bob and Janice Cummings / jan1716@aol.com / 402.339.4594.

Roadies Do you enjoy building things or tearing things down? CCC Sarpy’s Roadies do this each week. Join the team on any Friday at 6 PM at Lewis & Clark. Help once a month or as often as you are able. Contact Pat Lighthart / plight58@cox.net / 402.894.5456 or Don Deeds / don.deeds@ cox.net Greeters are needed to serve on the welcome team 20 minutes before each service. You can serve one or both services one Sunday a month. For information, contact Jean and Dick Carpenter / 402.592.5788. Tech-minded volunteers are needed to serve on the Sarpy tech team. For more information, contact Micah Yost / micahy@cccomaha.org Kids Connect Elementary Kids Connect is inviting interested persons to fill a Large Group Host role and Large Group Storyteller role at the 10:45 hour. These positions rotate on a 6 week off/7 week on cycle. For information contact Darla Bair / 402.938.1521. Truck Needed Ever drive up to Lewis & Clark and wonder who puts out those signs and the trailer each week? We have a team of 3 men with trucks that make sure this is done each Sunday. One more truck is needed. If you have a truck and would like to join the team, contact Sol Alexander / annsol110@ yahoo.com.

Future Shock schedule During the Future Shock series, messages will rotate through the CCC venues. Pastors will offer unique insight and perspective during this fascinating and urgent series. To experience the series in its entirety, commit to consistent attendance in your preferred venue. Get caught up on past messages by downloading a podcast or watching a video at cccomaha.org/media Date

Worship Center

Access

Sarpy Campus

10.2

Gavin / live / message C

Mark / live / message A

Tim / live / message B

10.9

Mark / live / message D

Gavin / live / message E

Steve Walters / live / bonus message

10.16

Gavin / live / message E

Mark / live / message D

Mark / video / message D

10.23

Mark / live/ message F

Mark / live / message F

Gavin / video / message E

10.30

Mark / live

Mark / stream

Mark / video / message F

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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. Do you need an interpreter? / Contact Nicole Emery / emerygal90@yahoo.com for a CCC event or appointment.

Deaf Sunday school / 9 AM Adults / FLC 234 Children / FLC 235 Deaf men’s Bible study / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / EC195 / Old Mill Campus / For information, contact Ed Emery / espeedo@cox.net Deaf women’s Bible study / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / WC106 / For information, contact Mary K Kimmons / mkkimmons@ gmail.com

ASL sign language class / Old Mill Campus / FLC 230 / Begins Sunday, 9.11 / 6 - 7:30 PM / contact Jan Ohlssen / janohls@cox.net to register Community events / Deaf Fellowship meets every third Sunday / 12:30 PM / Westroads Mall Food Court

Gathering HELL / The Bible depicts Hell as a real place, but what do we really know about its existence? Gathering discusses justice, punishment, and why Jesus’ warnings about Hell deserve more than casual attention. Today / Is Hell fair? / Marty Barnhart For those who choose to reject Jesus, does God inflict eternal punishment for temporary sin? 10.9.11 / Am I predestined for Hell? / Pastor Walt Hooker, Bellevue Christian Center Predestination or free will? If Christians can’t figure it out, why does it matter how I live my life on Earth? 10.16.11 / Is going to Hell a choice? / Tim Perry The Bible teaches that avoiding Hell comes down to one decision. Can it really be that simple? Sundays / 12:30 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus / Gathering is an opportunity to ask the tough questions about God, Christianity and your place in the universe. Lunch is $5 and free for college-age attenders.

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

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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.

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Omaha Street School / Future Focus Open House / 10.4 / 4-7 PM / 3323 N 45th Street / Learn more about OSS and their new Future Focus program offering GED prep services and job skills programs / refreshments provided / visit omahastreetschool.org to learn more.

MidAmerica District Alliance Women’s Retreat

10.14-16 / Clarion Inn / Fremont, NE / Elaine Miller, Keynote Speaker (Splashes of Serenity) / Special guests Sue Farho & Julia Reynolds / $35 + housing. Register at the Senior booth in the Atrium or at mdcma.org. For women of all ages. Contact Moni Cutler / 402.669.8010 for details.

CORRECTION / The next Baby Dedication for all services both campuses will be Sunday 11.13. There will be a parent dedication meeting on Sunday, 11.6 at 9 AM. If you would like to have your little one dedicated, pick up a form in the nursery or Office Service window. For more information, contact Kathy McKelvey / 402.938.1520 / kathym@cccomaha.org

Boy Scout Campout

5th grade boys and parents / If you are interested in Boy Scouts or becoming an Eagle Scout, check out the Boy Scout Troop sponsored by CCC at the Old Mill Campus. Attend the Rendezvous Campout / 10.14-15 / Thomas Ashford Scout Ranch / Homer, NE / no cost / enjoy archery, horseback riding, a climbing tower and more. Contact Jim Eisele / 402.677.7716 / 5eiseles@cox.net for information.

Serving

Old Mill Campus, Sarpy Campus and the city Old Mill Campus There is an urgent need for Ushers in Access. To serve, contact Ryan Shields / ryans@cccomaha.org MOPPETS workers are needed urgently / 8:45 AM - 11:45 AM. For more information contact Heidi Harner / bizyone@cox.net / 402.731.3715 or 402.880.5943 The Traffic Team has immediate needs for help with parking. For information, contact Chris Raabe / 402.618.3304 / chrisraabe11@yahoo.com Volunteers who know the basics of car maintenance are needed to help with the Oil Change Ministry. For information, contact Darrell Bush / 402.571.3684 / dbush@mccneb.edu.

The CCC Security Team provides a safe campus during services and other events. For more information, contact Brad Gilbert / S.B.Gilbert@lowes.com / 402.505.2536 The Office Services Team has an immediate need for a volunteer / 2nd Sunday of the month / 10:45 AM service. For more info, contact Chris Brooks / csbrooks1@cox.net / 402.330.5235 Friends on Friday is a respite program for families with special needs children, held one Friday night a month, Sept. -May, 6-9 PM. To volunteer, contact Emily Born / emborn2009@gmail.com.

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

$304,690 $339,173 ($34,483)

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

$3,265,651 $3,207,791 $57,860

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

$388,973 $363,800 $25,173

YTD thru September 2011* $3,482,742 YTD thru September 2010 $3,506,328 Above/(below) 2010 ($23,585) General Fund through September 2011 Giving $3,265,651 Expenses $3,400,038 Excess/(deficit) ($134,387) Great Commission Received YTD 2011* Received YTD 2010 Above/(below) 2010

$563,319 $567,254 ($3,934)

Double Your Impact Giving Received YTD 2011 $905,921 2011 Goal $2,300,000 *Year-to-date (YTD) information is updated weekly; monthly information is updated first week of each month. Attendance September 25, 2011 Old Mill Campus: 2,970 Sarpy Campus: 184 Douglas County Jail Campus: 52 Total Attendance: 3,206

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404 S 108 Ave / Omaha, NE 68154 402.330.3360 / info@cccomaha.org

Sarpy Campus For Sarpy Campus serving opportunities, see page 9.

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