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Week of November 25, 2012

CCC Virtual Outreach Be a part of CCC's Christmas Eve services by participating in a virtual choir and join a worldwide community celebrating Jesus' birth. Spread the word and invite everyone you know to be a part of this virtual choir and then return to CCC on Christmas Eve to experience the impact. Visit choir2012.com for an example of a virtual choir and instructions for participating.

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. Jump in to the 75 Day Challenge and fall in love with the hero of the story.

Contents

Guest information 2

Kids Connect 2

Students 2

Seniors 3

Young professionals 3 Classes 4

Men 4

Women 4

8:08 / College

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Deaf fellowship

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Double your impact

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Share your Project 4:4 story

Announcements 6

Has reading through the Bible in 2012 strengthened your walk with Christ, invigorated your faith or challenged you spiritually? Share your Project 4:4 story at cccomaha.org.

Care ministries

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Global missions

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Local missions

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Connect

Participate in community for healthy spiritual growth.

Save the Date / RISKS Weekend Class Friday, 11.30 / 6-9 PM and Saturday, 12.1 / 9 AM - Noon / Old Mill Campus

For those new to CCC or new in their faith, this weekend class will orient you to CCC, its history, values and the characteristics of a growing disciple. Register at cccomaha.org/risks.

Contribute

Kingdom Investment 8

Renewal 9 Prayer 10

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.

Basketball in Village One Make an impact through this extraordinary opportunity to encourage, challenge, and provide a safe environment for kids. Coach kids’ basketball teams or assist with the program. Season begins in January; for more information see page 8 or contact Eric Carpenter / ericc@cccomaha.org.

Stephen Ministry

Bear one another’s burdens and thereby fulfill the law of Christ (Gal 6:2). If you have gifts of compassion, listening and prayer, consider becoming a Stephen Minister to provide one-to-one care to individuals struggling with grief, job loss, divorce, illness or other difficult life transitions. Training begins in January; apply at cccomaha.org/stephen-ministry. Contact Paul Gedden / paulg@cccomaha.org for details.

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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: James 3 (Letter from James) Meaning: God's words are wise. Remember verse: I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. John 8:12 4 yr old, PreK & Kindergarten / Remember & Celebrate weekend / review the past 6 weeks

Old Mill & Bellevue Campus

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

2-3 yr old / Scripture: Luke 1:26-56; Matthew 1:18-25 (Angel with Mary and Joseph) Meaning: God keeps his promise. Remember verse: God chose us. Ephesians 1:4

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

Students

Want to help Kids Ministry 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

Bellevue Campus

Middle School / 6-8th

Worship / today / 9 AM / Student Center

Student Ministries / 6-12th

Worship / today / 9 AM / Student Center

No Journey Groups today due to Thanksgiving / groups resume 12.2.12 / 6-8 PM / see website for locations

Old Mill Campus No 7-8th grade Journey Groups today due to Thanksgiving / groups resume 12.2.12 / 6-8 PM / Student Center 6th grade Journey Groups / 11.28.12 / 6:30-8 PM / Gym

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For CCC Bellevue Student Ministries events, see page 11.

Christmas Talent Show / 12.16.12 / 6-9 PM / Student Center / bring a gift for Compass Ministries

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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 / 12.9.12 / 12:30 PM / Meet at Coffee & Connections after second services to explore Omaha's food scene with Emerge.

Boomers and seniors New Community Groups

New Community Groups help make healthy disciples for Jesus through strong biblical teaching, loving care and dedicated prayer. Dayspring / Sunday / 7:45 AM / FLC 141 Old Mill Campus / Dayspring is a crossgenerational class that welcomes singles and couples for challenging teaching, ministry projects, missionary support and outstanding care groups. Homebuilders / Sunday / 9 AM / FLC 139 Old Mill Campus / Join Homebuilders for great times of fellowship, prayer and emphasis on missions and learning the Word together. Thankful Hearts / Sunday / 9 AM / FLC 131 Old Mill Campus / This cross-generational group ages 40 and up, focuses on Bible study, friendship, life application and growing in relationship with Jesus Christ. 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, 12.4.2012 / 11:30 AM / FLC 130 / Speaker "Jeff Wilson shares a Christmas Blessing" / 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 12.18.2012. / Coffee fellowship begins at 9:30 AM in the Atrium followed by a program at 10:30 AM in the Chapel: Christmas Musical Ministry with the Wissman Family / 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 6. 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

Man UP

Sunday, 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.

Paul’s Life & Letters

Sundays / 9 AM / began 11.4.12 / 6 weeks led by Mark Linder / FLC230 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.

Men’s

Women’s

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 marriageleading, 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

Women's Retreat Save the Date / March 1-3, 2013 / Lied Lodge, Nebraska City

Christian women’s bowling league / Thursday mornings / 9:15 AM / contact Cathy Petrick / 402.779.3154.

This year's retreat speaker is Robin Kurylo. Enthusiastic about changed lives and deeply devoted to Christ, Robin is a wife, mother, author, speaker, and counselor. For the past 15 years she has been teaching and speaking God's Word to women of all faith backgrounds. Robin believes God has called her to "Count it all joy when we face trials of many kinds." She speaks with candor about her walk with Christ, a time-honored marriage, raising children and coming face to face with the reality of breast cancer. Her messages of "Pathways to Joy" will have women relating to her life stories on many levels.

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.

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.

/ Registration will begin in January.

Join the retreat on Friday night and kick start your weekend as we laugh together with comedian Susan Williams. It is sure to be a joy-filled weekend.

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. Spring Bible Studies will begin in January. Page 4

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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

Men’s - classes designed specifically for men Women’s - classes designed specifically for women

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

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.

Renewal - groups that target the removal of barriers that limit one’s ability to connect with God and others

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

8:08

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.

Note: No 8:08 on Thanksgiving

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.

Double your impact / DYI From its beginning in 1921, CCC has moved forward by listening to God’s leading for future direction. In 2010 following an extended season of prayer, CCC elders, pastors, staff and key leaders responded to God’s prompting by initiating a spiritual journey with exponential impact. This vision, overwhelmingly embraced, is a promise

to make disciples of Jesus for Kingdom Impact and a commitment to fund the vision with $9.5 million over three years. By faith as campus impact is maximized, citywide impact multiplied and global impact magnified, thousands will join the family of God. As the blessings of this generation are added to the spiritual foundations of CCC’s rich spiritual

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heritage, children will mature in Christ, neighborhood congregations will be born, disciples will emerge and love will be poured out worldwide. If you have not added your voice and influence to the vision or you would like to know more, pick up a DYI packet today.

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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 Ministries welcomes Marnie Reeder / Monday, 11.26 / FLC132 / Prayer at 5 PM / supper provided at 5:30 PM followed by the program. 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

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 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.

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

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

$378,678 $400,000 ($21,322)

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

$4,327,021 $4,002,416 $324,605

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

$425,931 $392,791 $33,141

YTD thru October 2012* YTD thru October 2011 Above/(below) 2011

$3,900,618 $3,883,096 $17,522

General Fund through October 2012 Giving $4,043,221 Expenses $3,900,618 Excess/(deficit) $142,603 Great Commission Received YTD 2012* Received YTD 2011 Above/(below) 2011

$703,842 $664,426 $39,416

Double Your Impact Giving Received YTD 2012 $1,430,471 2012 Goal $1,850,000

Grief Share / Wednesday, 11.14 / 6:30-8 PM / Contact Rich Boettcher / 402.296.2671 / richandruthb@ windstream.net.

*Year-to-date (YTD) information is updated weekly; monthly information is updated first week of each month.

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

Attendance Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 Old Mill Campus: 2,623 Bellevue Campus: 104 Douglas County Jail Campus: 48 Online Campus: 236 Total: 3,011

See page 2 for more Kids Connect volunteer opportunities.

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 Update from Lance & Karina Grush

Prayer for Missions

Lance and Karina serve as CCC missionaries in El Salvador. Greetings from El Salvador! We pray that you are doing well as Thanksgiving season is upon us. This is truly my favorite time of year as we are in transition from Summer to Winter. Here in Apopa it is an exciting time of year with our summer school English classes starting. We have over 20 new students already signed up for our 7 week session and expect more to come with some schools having just finished final exams two days ago. We also want to remind those of you who we asked to prayerfully consider giving us a one-time financial gift before the end of the calendar year, to remember to send whatever the Lord has laid on your heart before the end of 2012 if possible. Our loss of monthly support (over the last few months) will make it a little tighter in the coming months with the ongoing school expenses of Joseph and Sophia. Please pray with us about this. In Christ's Service, Lance & Karina Grush and family

NEW Training Class (China) / Pray for Global Partners in Hope and the nearly 100 pastors and leaders who received training this last week in Christian leadership principles.

Update from Norman & Vickie Sutton

Daniel Diallo (Mali) / Pray for Daniel, the director of Bethel Bible College, as he had eye surgery recently in Mali. Pray for 100% recovery.

Norman and Vickie Sutton are CCC missionaries serving at an orphanage in Guatemala. " We are praising the Lord for the news the doctor shared with us this past week regarding Norman's hand. The MRI revealed a ganglion cyst in the guyon canal in his wrist. The cyst is causing entrapment of the ulnar nerve as it passes through a tunnel in the wrist. The good news is that this should be correctable with surgery. Thanks for everyone's prayers and words of encouragement as we have been seeking these answers to the medical needs. – Norman & Vickie Sutton."

Update from Carey Schlieker

Carey is a CCC international worker ministering in Mali, West Africa. "Thanks so much for your extra prayer support this past month! I needed it and will continue to need it as I keep on learning to live in this new city and tackle my language study . . . again. The past month has consisted of getting more and more settled here in Ségou. Some days are overwhelming and crazy, but if I look at progress in terms of weeks and not days or hours, I can see that I do feel more at home here than when I first arrived 2 months ago. My mantra these past few weeks has been to just take it one day at a time. I have met some of my neighbors and they are very nice and easy to talk to. I am looking forward to getting to know them better. I know I talk about language study a lot, but it is so important to my future ministry here in Mali. How can I work with people if I can't communicate? However, honestly, I don't find it the most fun activity in the world! Please pray for God to provide a vehicle for me. Pray for continued peace in settling here in Ségou, that I would grow in confidence in God's work - in and through me - in this city. And pray for continued good contacts with neighbors and the women in the church. Thank you for praying - Carey"

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.

Carey Shlieker (Mali) / Pray that God would provide the right vehicle at the right time for my work here in Segou. Mike & Sue Farho (Tunisia) / Pray for us as we get settled back into life and ministry here in Tunisia.

Eric & Wendy Hoffman (Gabon) / Pray for our relationships with Africans that we would have patience as we learn to understand and live in this culture, and that God would help us clear up any misunderstandings. 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. Carolyn Thorson (Gabon) / Praise the Lord and thanks for praying. I have received approval to return to my work in Gabon and the Bongolo Hospital. I will leave Omaha on 12.11. Short-term team (China) / Pray for the CCC teams preparing to head to China in December. Lisa (South Asia) / Pray that I will quickly recover from my recent bout with Dengue Fever. 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.

Missions Pastor

Craig Walter / 402.938.1536 craigw@cccomaha.org Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact / cccomaha.org

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Local Missions Multiply citywide impact Thanksgiving thank you

A big thank you to all the volunteers who served Thanksgiving Dinner with Bridge Church. Over 1,000 people from the community experienced food, love and fun. Many people commented how accepted they felt just walking through the doors. Families are being pointed to Bridge Church where spiritual and physical needs are being met so they can grow into radical world changers.

Christmas caroling in Village One

Partner with Bridge Church for the 2nd annual Christmas caroling extravaganza in Village One. Tuesday, 12.11 / 6-7:30 PM / meet at Compass Ministries / 1723 N 33rd Street. Hot chocolate and cider provided. Email Eric / ericc@cccomaha. org for more details.

Score 4 Sports basketball league

Score Basketball is in need of volunteer coaches and assistants - an extraordinary opportunity to encourage, challenge and provide a safe environment for kids to grow and learn about God's love. Over 200 elementary age kids play in a league formed when Bo & Sarah Buttenback joined forces with Bridge Church pastor and former Creighton basketball player Josh Dotzler. The league's goal is to raise a generation of leaders by teaching positive character through sports. The season begins in January - contact Eric Carpenter / ericc@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1538 to volunteer

Prayer for Local Missions Village One / Praise God for a great Thanksgiving Dinner and for support from the community. Compass / Pray students learning and growth in spiritual truth. Bridge Church / Pray for building space, equipping leaders and the new families attending Bridge church. Release Ministry / Pray for families as they celebrate the holidays Restored Hope / Pray for new moms as they enter the program. Omaha Street School / Pray for protection and encouragement to finish school strong.

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. 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

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 / 7-8:30 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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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.

Accept the challenge to know God better and love Him more as the depth of His love and character are revealed. Sunday services: Sunday morning celebration services align with weekly themes and readings

Ministry Connection: Electives and classes throughout the year for incentive and motivation

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

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

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.

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 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 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.

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 Page 10

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

Birthday Party for Jesus

Celebrate with crafts, games, balloons, cake and fun! Friday, 12.7 / 6:30-8 PM / Lewis & Clark Middle School / 13502 South 38th Street Bellevue, NE 68123 For kids Grade 5 and under. Children age 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Elvin Torres / 402.938.1511 / elvint@cccomaha.org

Bellevue Campus office

3604 Twin Creek Drive, Suite 109 / Bellevue

Serve at the Bellevue Campus

There are many opportunities to serve the CCC Bellevue family. Consider one of the following: 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 Kids Connect is in need of volunteers to set up each week. Sign up at the Connect table to volunteer on a rotating schedule. Greeters are needed for the welcome team. Serve 20 minutes before the service, one Sunday a month. Contact Bob & Janice Cummings / jan1716@aol. com / 402-339-4594. Roadie Team members are needed to serve on a rotating schedule setting up / tearing down on Sunday mornings and on a Signage team. Contact Pat Lighthart / plight58@cox.net / 402.210.1173.

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

Women’s Ministry

Journey Groups

Elvin Torres / elvint@cccomaha.org

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.

Bellevue campus pastor

CCC Bellevue Student Ministry / 6-12th Worship / today / 9:30 AM / Student Ministry room No 6-8th grade Journey Groups today due to Thanksgiving / groups resume 12.2.12 / 6-8 PM / Torres house (13511 S 33rd St / 68123) No 9-12th grade Journey Groups today due to Thanksgiving / groups resume on 12.2.12 / 6-8 PM / Bair house (300 Pierce St / 68046) Christmas Party / 12.16.12 / details coming soon!

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

Becky Torres / elvinbecky@yahoo.com

Men’s Ministry

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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