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The latest happenings at CCC

Week of October 21, 2012

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Celebrate kids Stop by the kids’ wing today and view the exciting new environment. In addition, CCC is partnering with Bridge Church to host their Fall Festival. Bring bagged candy to place in the special bins located at the new Kids Connect entrance. Families and individuals are needed to serve at the Festival in Village One / sign up at cccomaha.org.

Celebrate

Attend Sunday worship services every week.

The New Testament in 75 days The New Testament narrative has the power to change hearts. Reading just five pages a day will shape your perspective on all of life; love, politics, healing and more. Don’t skip a page or miss a single Sunday. Accept the 75 Day Challenge and fall in love with the hero of the story. Copies of the Daily Bible in Chronological Order are available at the Resource Booth in the Atrium.

Connect

Guest information 2

Kids Connect 2

Students 2

Seniors 3

Young professionals 3 Classes 4

Men 4

Women 4

Deaf fellowship

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Double your impact

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Prayer 5

Announcements 6

Participate in community for healthy spiritual growth.

Student Fall Retreats Student retreats can be a significant event in a teen's life, providing the opportunity for reflection, community and significant spiritual growth. See registration details on page 2 or contact Student Ministry for complete information. Middle School Retreat / 11.2 - 11.4 High School Retreat / 11.16 - 11.18

Group Link Sunday, 11.4 / 6 PM / Joining a Journey group is a good way to connect and grow with others. Group Link was designed to help you meet Journey group leaders and find a group that is right for you.

Contribute

Care ministries

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Global missions

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Local missions

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Kingdom Investment 8

Renewal 9

Project 4:4 10

Serving 10 CCC Bellevue 11

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

Stephen Ministry Share in Jesus’ ministry of healing by becoming a Stephen Minister and provide one-to-one care to individuals struggling with grief, job loss, divorce or other difficult life transitions. Training begins in January; apply at cccomaha.org/stephen-ministry by 10.31. For questions, contact Paul Gedden / paulg@cccomaha.org

Be informed / for such a time as this To learn more about the City of Omaha's ordinance, pick up an information packet from the Octagon at Old Mill.

Prayer

Gather in prayer that the church in Omaha might be salt and light in our city and nation / tonight / 6 PM / Old Mill Chapel 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: Acts 16:6-15 (Lydia & Philippi) Meaning: the Holy Spirit leads us. Remember verse: Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15 4 yr old, PreK & Kindergarten / Scripture: John 21 (Breakfast for Peter) Meaning: Jesus knows me Remember verse: Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory. Isaiah 6:3

Old Mill & Bellevue Campus

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

2-3 yr old / Scripture: Matthew 14:2223; Mark 6:45-51 (walking on water) Meaning: God is with me. Remember verse: Holy, holy, holy is God. Isaiah 6:3

Childcare help needed

Sundays / 2 yr olds / 10:45 service / all weeks

Urgent: Volunteers needed for Boys Club

Baby Dedications

The next baby dedication will take place Sunday, 11.11 during all services (limit 4 per service). To have your little one dedicated, stop by the nursery for a registration form. A parent meeting will be held Sunday, 11.4 at 9 AM. Contact Kathy McKelvey / kathym@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1520 with questions. Note: No baby dedications in December.

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

Students

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

Bellevue Campus

Middle School / 6-8th

Worship / today / 9 AM / Student Center

Student Ministries / 6-12th

Worship / today / 9 AM / Student Center

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

Old Mill Campus 7-8th grade Journey Groups / today / 6-8 PM / Student Center 6th grade fall party / 10.24.12 / 6:30-8 PM / Gym Fall Retreat / for 7-8th grades / 11.2 11.4.2012 / $100 / registration due 10.28.12.

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For CCC Bellevue Student Ministries events, see page 12.

Fall Retreat / 11.16-11.18.2012 / $115 early bird registration due 10.28.12 / $130 regular registration due 11.11.12 / registration forms available in the Atrium Student booth or Student Center.

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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

Upcoming events Second Sunday Lunch / 11.11.12 / 12:30 PM / Meet at Coffee & Connections after second services to explore Omaha's food scene with Emerge.

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.

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. 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.

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.

Senior Lunch & Fellowship

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.

First Tuesday of the month / Old Mill Campus. Let the games begin! Enjoy a delicious lunch ($5), devotional, great fellowship, inspiring speakers and games. The next lunch will be Tuesday, 11.6.2012 / 11:30 AM / FLC 130 / Speaker "A Special Time of Thanksgiving" / 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.

Stamp ministry

Summer Kitchen breakfast

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.

Senior Adults Low Impact Exercise Class / now on sabbatical / With so

many people exercising at home and at local clubs, the exercise class is taking a sabbatical. Tremendous thanks to Maris Reed for faithfully teaching every week for 3+ years. Keep exercising! Contact Paul Gedden / 402.938.1574 if you have interest in resuming the class.

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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 11.20.2012. / Coffee fellowship begins at 9:30 AM in the Atrium followed by a program at 10:30 AM in the Chapel: Pastor Marty Barnhart / Lunch ($5) in the Gym / RSVP by 12 PM the Sunday prior to Evelyn Arnold / 402.359.1912 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

Taking a class is a great way to grow as a RISKS disciple. See legend on page 5. Register at cccomaha.org

RISKS

11.30 / 6-9 PM and 12.1 / 9 AM - Noon This elective helps you get oriented to CCC. Learn about CCC's history, values and the characteristics of a growing disciple. Sign up at cccomaha.org/risks

Men’s Man UP

Meets one Sunday each month / See description in Classes section above. A Man After God’s Own Heart/ Fridays / 6:15-7:30 AM / FLC 141/ This group uses the book, “A Man after God’s Own Heart” that encourages guys to make lasting changes to his marriage-leading, loving, and protecting his wife God's way, work - cultivating attitudes and actions that make a difference and witness putting God on display in his life and words. For more information contact Terry Frolio / tfrolio@us.ibm.com / 402.350.7357

Man UP

Meets one Sunday each month / Chapel / 11.11 (9 AM), 12.9 (9 AM) / led by Mike Kelleher & John Holmes Man UP provides a foundation for learning how to be better husbands, fathers, sons and overall better men. Connect with men in a “manly” environment and discover key truths and principles to become the man you were created to be.

Wild at Heart / Tuesdays / 7 PM / began 9.18 / Old Mill FLC230 / led by Brian Haas / bhaas73@live.com A man needs adventure in his work, love and spiritual life. Deep in his heart he wants a battle to fight, an adventure to live and a beauty to rescue; that's how God created him. However, deep wounds from the past can erode confidence and in some cases, masculinity. Men are invited to recover their masculine heart, defined in the image of a passionate God.

Paul’s Life & Letters

Sundays / 9 AM / begins 10.28.12 / 6 weeks led by Mark Linder / No other believer has had more influence on the church than Paul. This class introduces the apostle, his background, life and ministry, and some of the main concerns he addresses in the letters he wrote to churches and colleagues.

Women’s 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.

Women's Bible Studies

Women’s Bible studies offer truth, support, encouragement and laughter to women of all ages and stages. A fee will be charged for class materials and ministry expenses. All WBS meet at the Old Mill campus. Information / Willyne Dickey / 402.330.3256 / willyne@cox.net. Scholarships / Lisa Brown / 402.938.1572 / lisab@cccomaha.org. Register at cccomaha.org or at an Information Center.

Five Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter

Tuesdays / 9:30–11 AM / began 10.16.12 / 6 weeks / led by Nickie Freeburg / In this DVD study, Vicki Courtney equips moms to have five conversations that will empower their daughters to stand firm in the midst of a culture that would rob them of their treasured status. Just five conversations could be the basis for a whole new way of relating to your daughter. Fee: $25 ($16 for participants of Spiritual Parenting or He Speaks To Me). R 2 W

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When Godly People Do Ungodly Things

Tuesdays / 9:15-11 AM / began 10.16.12 / 6 weeks / led by Lorri Parsons & Janey Sommers / Christians are still subject to satan’s attacks. He is determined to disrupt the lives of believers, destroy their ministry and steal their joy. This Beth Moore video study shows women how to prepare for attacks by the enemy and points the way back to God for those who have been snared. Fee: $22 ($13 for participants of Spiritual Parenting or He Speaks to Me). Sh 2 W

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

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

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

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

Do you need an interpreter? / Contact Stephanie Winter / jswinter03@msn.com 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 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.

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.

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

If you have not added your voice and influence to the vision or you would like to know more, pick up a DYI packet today.

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

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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.

Alliance Women welcome back Vicki Sutton from Guatemala / Monday, 10.22 / FLC 132. Prayer at 5 PM, supper at 5:30 / program at 6:15 PM. Fleece blankets for the children at the orphanage can be brought to the gathering or left at the Seniors booth in the Atrium. HyVee Receipts / Help support the Omaha Street School by saving your HyVee receipts. Turn them in at the Senior Adults booth in the Old Mill Atrium through 12.28. Surviving the Holidays The holidays are a painful time for many. Learn to reduce stress, find comfort and discover a healthy approach to the holiday season. Divorce Care / Tuesday, 11.20 / 7-8:30 PM / contact Mary Lou Rodgers / marylrodgers@yahoo.com Grief Share / Wednesday, 11.14 / 6:30-8 PM / Contact Rich Boettcher / 402.296.2671 / richandruthb@ windstream.net.

Blankets needed / Fleece blankets are needed for the children at the Guatemalan orphanage where Norm & Vickie Sutton minister. Fringe tied or sewn, 2.5 or 1 yd long. For more details or to assist in October, contact Moni / 402.669.8010 / monidan@juno.com Access Coffee / Servers needed / 3rd Sunday / 9 AM service or 2nd Sunday / 10:45 AM service. Commitment is just over one hour each month. Contact Liz Bakunas / spbepb@aol.com. International Student Ministry needs volunteers to help connect international students to the heart of Jesus. Serve refreshments, drive a van to pick up students or teach ELL classes. Contact Lisa Ashton / 402.330.3360 / lisaa@ cccomaha.org Baby Dedications / Baby Dedications this fall will occur the second Sunday of the month during morning worship services (limited to 4 children per venue). Contact Kathy McKelvey / kathym@cccomaha. org / 402.938.1520 for registration and details about the parent class. The next Sunday morning baby dedication: 11.11.12. Note: no baby dedications in December.

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 September received September budgeted Above/(below) budget

$415,388 $440,000 ($24,612)

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

$3,861,593 $3,465,203 $396,389

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

$367,659 $380,635 ($12,976)

YTD thru September 2012* $3,474,687 YTD thru September 2011 $3,480,565 Above/(below) 2011 ($5,879) General Fund through September 2012 Giving $3,664,544 Expenses $3,474,687 Excess/(deficit) $189,857 Great Commission Received YTD 2012* Received YTD 2011 Above/(below) 2011

$640,183 $590,492 $49,691

Double Your Impact Giving Received YTD 2012 $1,241,783 2012 Goal $1,850,000 *Year-to-date (YTD) information is updated weekly; monthly information is updated first week of each month. Attendance Sunday, October 14, 2012 Old Mill Campus: 2,679 Bellevue Campus: 92 Douglas County Jail Campus: 49 Online Campus: 253 Total: 3,091

Care & Encouragement Ministries PACT: Stephen Ministry and YOU at CCC

Benevolence Ministry

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 Page 6

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

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

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Global Missions OPEN: Short-term mission trip to Mali Join Dr. Jerry Busselman, a veterinarian, on an Evangelism through Animal Inoculation trip to Mali / January 19-27, 2013. Join a team of 5 people inoculating 5,000 animals (cattle, goats, sheep) while local Malian Pastors share Jesus with villages and farmers. This ministry has been used with great success in Mali and several new churches have been planted as a result. Animal experience not necessary but good physical condition and willingness to work with large animals is required. Visit cccomaha.org/short-term-missions to learn more or contact Craig walter / craigw@ cccomaha.org / 402.938.1536.

Carolyn Thorson to return to Africa

Carolyn is a CCC international work ministering at a hospital in Gabon, Africa. Carolyn is currently in Omaha recovering from knee replacement surgery. "I have been cleared for return to Africa. I still need prayer that my leg will not swell as it does. My orthopedic doctor says that my leg might always continue to swell. With the swelling comes some discomfort and need for over the counter pain medication. Sometimes I limp; other times I walk rather smoothly. I am also working on my knee to bend more and I continue to visit the Wellness Center. Thanks for your prayers. -- Carolyn."

Lisa comes down with Dengue Fever

Lisa is an international worker ministering in a secure location in the Far East. "I have come down with Dengue Fever, a mosquito-borne illness similar to Malaria. This is the season for it and there have been many cases diagnosed in the region. I have constant splitting headaches, fever and nausea. Please pray for the Lord's mercy to bring relief from the pain and to restore me to good health again soon. -- Lisa"

Urgent request from Hospital for Women & Children in Mali

The Hospital for Women & Children in Mali is in urgent need of a doctor for ob/gyn and general surgery as soon as possible. Their short term need runs through MidNovember. Pray that God would raise up a doctor who has the right skills and flexibility to fill this critical role. Contact Craig Walter / craigw@cccomaha.org with any contacts.

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.

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Prayer for Missions China / Pray for the CCC team preparing to teach the Bible in China in November & December. Mike & Sue Farho (Tunisia) / Thank God for protecting us and others in Tunis from being traumatized by the recent demonstrations. Pray for God to comfort those who lost their loved ones in all the countries affected by these anti-America demonstrations. Pray that God will raise up partners to invest in our ministry in Tunisia. Daniel Diallo (Mali) / Pray for Daniel, the director of Bethel Bible College, as he had eye surgery this past week in Mali. Pray for a quick recovery. David & Erin Frerichs (Romania) / Pray for Joe, a recent Muslim convert, for true conversion and that he would not deny Christ. Carey Shlieker (Mali) / Pray for me as I continue to set up my new house and get our new ministry in Segou started. Mike & Sue Farho (Tunisia) / Pray that God will raise up partners to invest in our ministry in Tunisia.

Missions Pastor

Craig Walter / 402.938.1536 craigw@cccomaha.org

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Local Missions Multiply citywide impact Score 4 Sports basketball

Score Basketball is in need of volunteer referees on Saturday afternoons. Games are played at Ralston Middle School. Basketball experience is helpful; officiating experience not required. For questions or to volunteer, contact Sarah / 402.359.0647 / score4sports@gmail.com. Volunteers also needed to help with coaching on Monday or Thursday evenings. Contact Eric Carpenter / ericc@ cccomaha.org.

Fall Festival with Bridge Church

Register at cccomaha.org/sivo to assist with the Fall Festival in Village One / Wednesday, 10.31 / 6-8 PM / Skinner Magnet School. Serve food or run games. Candy will be collected today & on 10.28 in the Old Mill Kids wing.

Village One house project

Volunteers have been hard at work renovating the Village One mission house. Current projects include painting, cleaning, trim work and dry wall. Crews work each Saturday 8 AM - Noon / 3526 Seward Street. To volunteer, contact Eric Carpenter / 402.938.1538 / ericc@ cccomaha.org.

Franklin School mentoring program / 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 needed for neighborhood invites & flyer distribution / Saturday, 10.27 / 10-11:30 AM / meet at 3526 Seward

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 our work days, after school programs and interactions in the neighborhood. Compass / Pray for the kids' education stations and scripture memorizations. Bridge Church / Pray for their baptism service and discipleship class. Release Ministry / Pray for their new initiative and implementation in ministry. Restored Hope / Pray for a smooth transition for kids in school, jobs and the program. Omaha Street School / Pray for the Future Focus program to prepare students for the job field.

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.

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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 / 7-8:30 PM.

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. For information, contact Mary Lou Rodgers / marylrodgers@yahoo.com. 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 God's Guide to LIFE - Living in Freedom Everyday / 7 PM / Helps women grieve losses associated with a mate’s sexual addiction, walk in freedom from bondage of codependency and grow in God’s love, forgiveness and truth. Contact: Jennifer Pursell / jenniferapursell@gmail.com / 402.639.5571

Groups that target the removal of barriers that limit one’s ability to connect with God and others . See the legend on page 5 for a description of the icons.

Men 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 NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Course / 11 weeks / began 9.11.12 / 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 / Ongoing / 7 PM / Follow God’s chosen people along their soulshaping journey as told in Exodus.  Deal with core issues that tend to drive people (fears, anxieties, etc.). Learn to trust God who longs to set us free from the things that hold us back in life. Materials: Redemption, Mike Wilkerson. Contact: Marc Montanye / 402.216.3538 / ecomarc@cox.net Survivors of Sexual Abuse / Ongoing / 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

Love and Respect / 7 PM / Learn to communicate in a manner that builds mutual understanding between genders.  For couples or singles.  Contact: Bob & Sue / sue@vandenbrinkpkg.com

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Wednesday groups GriefShare / Wednesdays / 6:30-8 PM / Old Mill Campus / 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 / Old Mill Campus / 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 / 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. 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.

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 / 402.938.1517 / sueb@ cccomaha.org

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Serving Old Mill Campus 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.

Bellevue Campus

For Bellevue Campus opportunities, see page 9.

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 There is a need for Ushers in Connections / 10:45 AM. To serve, contact stevey@cccomaha.org

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.

A plan that promises to change your life. Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘People do not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” - Matthew 4:4 (TNIV)

In 2012, CCC is experiencing God’s big story together. The benefit: A year of dynamic growth and a sensible system to read the Bible in chronological order. The challenge: Read the Bible cover-to-cover in one year.

Sunday messages will align with weekly readings. A companion reading guide for journaling and study tips will stretch minds as God’s word is applied. Daily audio & video accelerators will add depth and insight. People meeting in community will engage in discussion with the narrative. Classes and web tools will enhance the challenge. Accept the challenge to know God better and love Him more as the depth of His love and character are revealed. What if I’ve fallen behind on my readings? What if I’m new to Project 4:4? If you begin late, jump in with the current week’s reading plan. If you miss a week, just keep going. Pick up where you can, and go back and read what you missed if you have time.

Sunday services: Sunday morning celebration services will introduce weekly themes and readings Daily readings & Reader’s Guide: A daily reading plan from the Daily Bible in Chronological Order and a companion guide with study tips and space for journaling Ministry Connection: Electives and classes throughout the year for incentive and motivation Studying in Community: Curriculum will provide discussion themes for deeper engagement Daily Accelerators: Watch, listen or read Pastor Mark’s daily insights Tough Questions: Dive deep and investigate the online videos for insight into challenging questions from Scripture

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CCC Bellevue Meeting at Bellevue University Worship service / 9:30 AM (one service) Kids Connect & Student Ministry / 9:30 AM

FIT: Inside & Out / Saturday, 11.10 /

1-2:30 PM / Free fun for kids: Kickboxing, nutritional insights, crafts, a story of a man who was FIT inside and out, giveaways, prizes and more! Farrell's Extreme Body Shaping / 2219 Capehart Rd / Bellevue / Pick up an invitation card for your friends and neighbors.

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.

Jesus Class

Tuesdays / 7 PM / began 10.2.12 / 8 weeks / Bellevue Campus office / 3604 Twin Creek Dr, Ste 109 / An eightweek experience looking 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. Taught by Tim Perry, via CCC's Online Campus.

Bellevue campus pastor

Elvin Torres / 402.938.1511 / elvint@cccomaha.org

Bellevue Campus office

3604 Twin Creek Drive, Suite 109 / Bellevue

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

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

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

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

MS Fall Retreat / 11.2-11.4.2012 / $100 / registration due 10.28 / 6-8th grades

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

HS Fall Retreat / 11.16-11.18.2012 / $115 early bird registration due 10.28.12 / 9-12th grades

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.

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

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.

Women’s Ministry

Becky Torres / elvinbecky@yahoo.com

Men’s Ministry

Elvin Torres / elvint@cccomaha.org

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