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Week of December 4, 2011

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A plan that promises to change your life.

The challenge: Read the Bible cover to cover in one year.

In 2012, CCC will experience God’s big story together. See page 12 for more information.

Guest information 2

Purchase The Daily Bible in Chronological Order and Readers Guides today. Children’s editions available.

Kids Connect 2

Students 2

The benefit: A year of dynamic growth and a sensible system to read the Bible in chronological order.

Seniors 3

Plan to be at Old Mill on January 1 for the kick-off of Project 4:4 with special guest Mark Demel, Sand Artist. Watch the Hub for more information.

Young professionals 3 Classes 4 Gathering 4

Celebrate

Attend Sunday worship services every week.

New series begins today

Christianity 101 / it all begins here. Relationship, forgiveness, grace, faith, mission - when the fundamentals are right everything falls into place. Invite someone to explore the basics with you this season; pick up an invitation card today.

Groups 4

Prayer 4

Announcements 5

Serving

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Global Missions 6

Kingdom Investment 7

Christmas 2011

God With Us, a reason to celebrate. Make this the year you encourage extended family, friends, neighbors to experience the reality of the season and celebrate “God With Us.” Christmas Eve Friday, 12.23 / 7 PM / Worship Center / Old Mill Saturday, 12.24 / 4, 6, 8 PM / Worship Center / Old Mill Saturday, 12.24 / 6 PM only / Sarpy

Christmas Day Sunday, 12.25 / 10 AM only / combined services / Worship Center / Old Mill Sunday, 12.25 / 10 AM only / Sarpy

Children’s programming available at Old Mill on Friday, 12.23 / 7 PM and Saturday, 12.24 / 4 PM only.

Local Missions

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Renewal 8 Double your impact 9 Sarpy Campus 9

Deaf fellowship 10

Men 10

Connect

Participate in community for healthy spiritual growth.

CCC App

CCC now has an app available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The app allows users to get the latest messages and blog posts from Lead Pastor Mark and CCC leaders wherever you may be in the world. Connect to CCC’s Facebook and Twitter accounts through the app, visit CCC’s mobile site, get directions to CCC campuses and more. Search “cccomaha” on your device’s app market.

Contribute

Women 10 Care & 11 Encouragement Ministries

Project 4:4 12

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

Money Matters • • •

Messages from the Money Matters series are available online at cccomaha.org/media. For resources from the Money Matters series and information about year end giving, see page 10. Don’t miss the Leaving a Legacy seminar / Sunday, 01.22.2012. See page 10 for more information.

Double Your Impact

CCC is on a remarkable journey, evidenced by the sacrificial generosity and radical trust flowing from lives fully surrendered to Jesus. Pick up a DYI packet today and add your voice and influence to this vision. For more information visit cccomaha.org 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 the Information Centers and pick up a welcome packet. Visit cccomaha.org for events, ministries, staff listing and more.

Old Mill Campus / 404 S 108th Ave / Omaha, NE 68154 / phone 402.330.3360 Sarpy Campus / Meets at Lewis & Clark Middle School / 13502 S 38th Street / Bellevue, NE 68123 CCC Sarpy Office: 3604 Twin Creek Drive, Suite 109 / Bellevue, NE 68123 / phone 402.330.3360

Kids Connect What are my kids learning?

Next weekend, 12.11.11, 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: Luke 2:1-20 (Birth of Jesus) Main Point: God’s Son brings peace Remember Verse: “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. “ Psalm 19:14.

Middle School / 6-8th Worship / today / 9 AM / Student Center 7-8th grade Journey Groups / today / 6-8 PM / Gym 6th grade Journey Groups / 12.7 / 6:30-8 PM / Gym

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

Older Toddler through Kindergarten: Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25 (An angel meets with Jospeph) Main Point: Jesus is Immanuel. Remember Verse: God loved us and sent His son. 1 John 4:10

Christmas Eve Services

A Morning in Bethlehem

Parents of Elementary kids

December 10 / 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Open house for preschoolers and their families to travel back in time and experience Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus in the stable. Pick up an information card from the preschool area for more details.

Club Schedule

No Clubs: 12.21.2011 / 12.28.2011 / 01.04.2012

Students Old Mill Campus

Old Mill & Sarpy Campus

Your children have the unique opportunity to sing during any or all of the 4 Christmas Eve services. The kids are currently practicing the song on Sunday mornings. An informational letter was mailed out; for further questions, contact Shelley Brooks / shelleyb@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1522

No Kids Connect Sunday, 12.25.2011

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

High School / 9-12th Worship / today / 9 AM / Student Center Journey Groups / today / 6-8 PM / various locations / see website for details Velocity / 12.7 / 6:30-8 PM / Student Center Christmas Talent Show / 12.18 / 6-9 PM / Student Center / Bring a gift to donate to Compass Ministries.

College / 8:08

8:08 Thursday / 8:08 PM / Student Center Sign up for a Journey Group at cccomaha.org/college. Page 2

Children’s programming will be offered on Friday, 12.23 / 7 PM and Saturday, 12.24 / 4 PM ONLY. No kids care at 6 or 8 PM on 12.24.

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

6-8th grade Journey Groups / today / 6-8 PM / Ramaker’s house (1006 Hardwood Dr / 68046) 9-12th grade Journey Groups / today / 6-8 PM / Parker’s house (11405 S 43rd St / 68123) Velocity / 12.7 / 6:30-8 PM / Student Center (Old Mill) / 9-12th grades only Christmas Talent Show / 12.18 / 6-9 PM / Student Center (Old Mill) / Bring a gift to donate to Compass Ministries / 9-12th 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 Emerge & 8:08 Worship Night / 12.9.11 7 PM / Student Center

Emerge Fellowship for Guys / Buffalo Wild Wings / 76th & Dodge / Noon / Every other Thursday / next lunch 12.15.11 Journey Groups / To join a Journey Group and get connected with others, email joshv@cccomaha.org.

Karoling with Koob + Second Sunday Lunch / 12.11.11 / Meet at Coffee and Connections after second service for lunch and caroling.

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

Ecclesia / Sunday / 10:45 AM / FLC 135 / Old Mill Campus / This group is a mix of people young to senior adults. This group begins with worship and refreshments, and then moves to studying the scriptures verse by verse with time for discussion. Spiritually Advancing Linked Together (SALT) / Sunday / 10:45 AM / FLC 141 / Old Mill Campus / Boomers and seniors are welcome for fellowship, prayer, the study of God’s Word and class socials.

Stamp ministry

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

Ambassadors / Sunday / 10:45 AM / FLC 132 / Old Mill Campus / These caring and praying seniors focus on strong biblical teaching with love for Christ, missionaries and this country.

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Senior lunch 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, 12.6.11 / 11:30 AM / FLC 130 / Pastor Steve Yost shares testimony and Christmas music / 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 12.20.11 Coffee fellowship begins at 9:30 AM in the Atrium followed by the program Christmas Celebration with Mike & Sandy Carroll, Don McConachie and Sharon Kendall at 10:30 AM in the Chapel / Lunch ($5) in the Gym / RSVP by 12 PM 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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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

Classes Using Your Flash Light / Sundays / 9 AM / FLC 145 / 5 weeks / began 11.20 / led by Marty Barnhart / Learn to apply five principles to any Bible book or passage to prepare for Project 4:4. Materials: Daily Bible in Chronological Order and a notebook Journaling: A simple tool for your Bible reading / One session class / Today 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 Project 4:4.

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

Groups Women’s Bible Studies Women’s Bible Studies offer truth, support, encouragement and laughter to women of all ages and stages. Plans are underway for winter Bible Studies. Registration will begin January 01, 2012; studies will begin the week of January 30. Childcare is available for Tuesday morning studies for birth-Kindergarten. Sign up children by January 17 to guarantee childcare placement.

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.

Journey Groups

Don’t go it alone. Join a Journey Group and get connected with others on the journey. Experience discipleship and be shaped as you dive into the Bible, pray and serve. Journey Groups meet regularly to study, pray and grow. For information, contact Deb Beck at the Old Mill Campus / 402.938.1580 / debb@cccomaha.org or Steve Walters / 402.330.3360 x 428 / stevew@ cccomaha.org at the Sarpy Campus.

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

Gathering Sundays / 12:30 PM / Student Center / Old Mill / 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. The next Gathering series will begin in January.

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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.

Twinkle of Hope / adopt a single

mom for Christmas Bless single mothers and their families by adopting them for Christmas. Wish lists from the families will be available at the Point of Hope ministry booth today and next Sunday. Contact Tara Roberts / holyroberts@gmail.com / with questions.

90 Minutes in Heaven Be encouraged by the story of Don Piper, speaker and New York Times best selling author of “90 Minutes in Heaven” / Sunday, 12.18 / 6 PM Reception 7 PM Presentation / St John’s Lutheran Church / 322 N Molley St, Bennington NE.

$379,480 $343,966 $35,514

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

$4,079,342 $3,923,348 $155,993 $393,135 $365,187 $27,948

YTD thru November 2011* $4,276,231 YTD thru November 2010 $3,976,259 Above/(below) 2010 $299,972 General Fund through November 2011 Giving $4,079,342 Expenses $4,276,231 Excess/(deficit) ($196,889)

Open House at Camp Rivercrest

Camp Rivercrest will be having an open house for our newly completed dining hall. Today / 2-4 PM. Enjoy light snacks and a tour of the facility. Bring the family and see this new addition to the ministry of Camp Rivercrest.

Great Commission Received YTD 2011* $675,372 Received YTD 2010 $788,065 Above/(below) 2010 $(112,692) Double Your Impact Giving Received YTD 2011 $1,256,851 2011 Goal $2,300,000

Surviving the Holidays

DivorceCare: A one-evening session on surviving the holiday season. Tuesday, 12.6 / 7-8:30 PM / FLC 143. DivorceCare will restart regular meetings in January.

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

Serving Old Mill Campus

The CCC Security Team provides a safe campus during services and other events. If you have interest or experience in security, contact Leo Wright / Lwrighttnmc@yahoo.com / 402.290.8867

There is an urgent need for Ushers in Access. To serve, contact Ryan Shields / ryans@cccomaha.org

The Office Services Team has an need for a volunteer during the 9 AM services. For information, contact Carmen Barnes / carmenb@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1563.

MOPPETS workers are needed / 8:45 AM - 11:45 AM. For more information contact Heidi Harner / bizyone@cox.net / 402.731.3715 or 402.880.5943

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

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

Save the Date: 2012 Women’s Retreat / February 24-26 / Leid Lodge, Nebraska City / Speaker Cindy Kirkpatrick, mentor of Lisa Brown, Women’s Ministry Director.

Servers are needed for Access Coffee from 10-11 AM. Commitment is one hour/month. Families or couples can serve together. Contact Liz Bakunas / 402.334.5208 / spbepb@aol.com

Business Information

Attendance November 27, 2011 Old Mill Campus: 2,668 Sarpy Campus: 169 Douglas County Jail Campus: 57 Total Attendance: 2,866

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

The Traffic Team has immediate needs for help with parking. For information, contact Chris Raabe / 402.618.3304 / chrisraabe11@yahoo.com Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact / cccomaha.org

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Global Missions Update from the Far East by Craig Walter

“A few weeks ago I traveled with a team from CCC who went to the Far East (sorry, can’t mention the country, but you know where it is) to train Pastors and church leaders. Ten of us from CCC left on November 5th for a far-away land to meet our brothers and sisters in Christ. During this week we met some of the most amazing followers of Jesus, men and women who lay it all on the line every day to follow their faith in a place that sees them as dangerous. They are hungry for God’s word and they are hungry to know how to lead their small churches better. We expected 70 pastors and leaders to attend the training, but a whopping 105 showed up and crammed into two rooms all week as they studied the book of Ephesians together. “I would rather our churches stay small and secret, because this gives us life. If we had a large building and could worship in the open, I’m concerned we would become soft.” This is what one Pastor told me when I asked him if he ever desired to have his own church building. “My greatest struggle is materialism. I want to have nicer things but I know this will pull me away from being the kind of Pastor God wants me to be.” This said by another Pastor when I asked him what his greatest struggle is as a Christian. He is a Pastor who lives in poverty and has just enough to survive as he tries to minister to his flock. “Unity! This is the biggest problem facing our churches. We are divided over many issues so please pray for us.” I guess this is why Paul talks so much about the need for unity in the New Testament, as he knew this would be a plague on followers of Jesus everywhere. One of the biggest things that stood out to me was they are so much like us, and we are so much like them. They love their families, they struggle with wordliness, they need the Holy Spirit to guide them, and of course, they love Jesus. We will have many more opportunities in 2012 to teach Pastors and leaders in this far-away land, so if you are able to teach the Word and are interested in this opportunity, please shoot me an email at craigw@cccomaha.org. We will be having an information meeting for those interested on Sunday, December 4th that I would love to tell you more about.”

Prayer for Missions David & Erin Frerichs (Romania) Praise God for Lilian, a Christian student from Zimbabwe, who has been given the financial needs to pursue a medical career. Pray for Lilian to trust in God’s providence, as she still needs money for basic needs. Wendy & Eric Hofman (Gabon) Praise God as the Bongolo Hospital is receiving recognition from the Gabonese government. Pray for relationship to be built with the Gabonese that the Hofman’s work with. Chris & Liz Alford (Far East) / Paise God for continued growth in relationships built from the Alford’s former coffee shop. Also continue to pray for Chris as he adapts to his new job at a major coffee company. More missions prayer requests available at cccomaha.org.

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Outreach Pastor

Craig Walter / 402.938.1536 craigw@cccomaha.org

The Great Commission Fund 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.

Guatemala

Orphanage / July 5-15 2012 / 10-12 people

China

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

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.

Mali

Animal Inoculations / January 2013 / 6 people Medical Outreach / February 2013 / 8 people

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Local Missions Multiply citywide impact Christmas in Village One

This Christmas, CCC Ministry partners Bridge Church and Compass Ministries invite you to experience a blessing and help strengthen relationships with families in Village One. See page 11 for how you can make an impact this holiday season.

CCC Mission House

Be a part of the renovation team. Skilled professionals are needed to help design and oversee electrical, plumbing, and HVAC work. To learn more, contact Eric Carpenter at ericc@cccomaha.org / 402-938-1538.

Deaf fellowship Interpreted Service / 10:45 AM Worship Center / Old Mill Campus Seating is up front and to the right of the center aisle.

ASL sign language class / Old Mill Campus / FLC 230 / Fall class session has ended / resumes Sunday, 02.12.2012 / 6-7:30 PM / contact janohls@cox.net

Do you need an interpreter? / Contact Nicole Emery / nemerygal90@yahoo.com for a CCC event or appointment.

Community events / Deaf Fellowship meets every third Sunday / 12:30 PM / Westroads Mall Food Court

Deaf Sunday school / 9 AM Adults / FLC 234 Children / FLC 235

Deaf women’s Bible study / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / WC106 / For information, contact Mary K Kimmons / mkkimmons@ gmail.com

Deaf men’s Bible study / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / EC195 / Old Mill Campus / For information, contact Ed Emery / espeedo@cox.net

Prayer for Local Missions Bridge Church / Praise God for additional area neighborhoods being adopted by churches and non-profits. Omaha Street School / Praise God for hiring additional quality staff. Release Ministry / Pray for Ron Smith as he visits with families of teens caught up in gangs and violence.

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.

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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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.

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 / through 11.29; break until January / 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. DivoreCare will be offering an evening session, Surviving the Holidays / Tuesday, December 6 / 7-8:30 PM / FLC 143. Escaping co-dependency by embracing dependency on God / Ongoing / 7 PM 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 / began 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.

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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. 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 / Ongoing / 7 PM / 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. S.O.S.A. will not meet November 22 but will resume November 29.

Women of Virtue / 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 / Experience lasting relief from emotional pain by replacing lies with Christ’s transforming truth. CCC has trained counselors available to help with TPM. For info, contact Sue Beed / 402.938.1570 / sueb@cccomaha.org.

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Men’s

Tuesday morning Men’s Group /

Tuesdays / 6:45 AM / Panera (78th & Dodge) / The Old Testament is more than just interesting stories from history. Bring a Bible and explore the book of Judges through an inductive discussion. For details, email russnewcomer@gmail.com Waking the Dead / Fridays / 6:15 - 7:30 AM / FLC139 / 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 information contact Terry Frolio / tfrolio@us.ibm.com / 402.350.7357

Women’s Save the Date: 2012 Women’s Retreat / February 24-26 / Leid Lodge, Nebraska City / Speaker Cindy Kirkpatrick, mentor of Lisa Brown, Director of Women’s Ministries. Registration opens January 15. Women’s Bible Studies Registration for winter Bible studies will begin January 01, 2012; studies will begin the week of January 30. Childcare is available for Tuesday morning studies for birth-Kindergarten. Sign up children by January 17 to guarantee childcare placement.

CCC Sarpy Birthday Party for Jesus

For kids Grades 1-5 / Saturday, 12.10 / 4-5:30 PM / Sarpy Campus office / Games, crafts, balloons, video, cake. Bring a friend and a toy for a boy or girl to donate to Sarpy County Toys for Tots. RSVP to darlab@ cccomaha.org

Family Game Night

Fun for the whole family! Bring your favorite board games. Wednesday, 12.14 / 6-8 PM / Sarpy Campus office / 3604 Twin Creek Dr, Ste 109 / Bellevue.

Women’s

Cookie

Exchange

December Thursday, 12.15 / 7 PM / Bake 5-6 dozen of your favorite holiday treat, wrap in half-dozen portions, and bring 1 dozen more to share for the evening. Wear your favorite Christmas sweater and enjoy an evening of festive fun! Sign up at the information table by 12.11. McClannan’s residence / 1511 Sunshine Blvd / 402.291.8349.

Family Homefront Night

Saturday, 01.07.2012 / 6:30-8:15 PM / Sarpy Office / Implement family activities from Homefront Monthly. Focus: Storytelling. Activities include popcorn stories, Bible character charades and a family scrapbook. Contact darlab@cccomaha.org for more info.

Join the Admin Team

Are you well organized? Lend your gifts and talents to the Admin Team. Stop by the information table or email Julie / juliem@ cccomaha.org.

Christian women’s bowling league / Thursday mornings / 9:15 AM / For information, contact Cathy Petrick / 402.779.3154. Point of hope / 9 AM / WC 206 / Old Mill Campus / Designed for single moms. Meets the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Contact Jennifer Burchfiel / 402. 578.1104.

Sarpy campus pastor

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

Sarpy Campus office

3604 Twin Creek Drive, Suite 109 / Bellevue

Joy boxes

Looking for a place for your next Bible study, church meeting or event? Why not meet at the new Sarpy offices? For information or for reservations, email elvint@cccomaha.org.

Stay connected

Consider volunteering to clean the Sarpy office once a month. Stop by the info table to sign up for this unique service opportunity. Supplies provided.

Women’s Ministry

Terry Walters / tvwalters@tconl.com

Men’s Ministry

Dan Brandt / danbrandt@windstream.net

Journey Groups

Journey groups are smaller groups of people interested in learning and encouraging one another in faith, family and fellowship; they 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

All men are welcome to join this study of God’s word. Meets every other Friday in Bellevue. Contact Bo Buettenback with questions: 402.403.4646 / nebestshooter@yahoo.com.

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You will find joy boxes at the Information Center. Please place your offering there as you leave today. 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. Greeters are needed for the welcome team. 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 Kids Connect has a blast seeing God work in the lives of kids, but is short staffed in many areas on Sunday mornings. Consider how you might help. Comfort an infant, play with a toddler, help kids learn to use their Bibles, greet families in the hall, or use your administrative gifts! The most urgent need is for a Young Preschool Teacher at 10:45 AM each week. For information contact Darla Bair / 402.682.1412. Page 9


Money Matters Recommended Resources Debt Free Living, Larry Burkett

Total Money Makeover, Dave Ramsey

Leaving a Legacy Seminar Sunday, 1.22 / 1-4 PM / Will your legacy be to: loved ones, the IRS, the Kingdom? John Guthman will demistify items from wills and trusts to charitable unitrusts and annuitities. This seminar will discuss planning techniques; it is not a substitute for legal, tax or investment advice. Registration (free of charge) is required to ensure resources. Register online at cccomaha.org / for details, contact John / 402.399.8058

Independent Financial Counselors John Guthman is a former Trust Officer and Registered Investment Advisor with 30 years of professional experience. He has been a financial coach at CCC for 10 years with training from Larry Burkett and Ron Blue. John is willing to meet with CCC attenders at no charge to confidentially discuss any questions and concerns you may have about wills, estates, debt, planning and financial goals. John is not an attorney, nor does he sell any financial products or services. Contact: 402.330.3360. Tim Savaloja is an Estate and Gift Planning specialist with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Tim is a CPA who will give assistance and answer questions on a free and confidential basis. He is able to discuss wills, living wills, healthcare directives, Durable power of Attorney, Revocable Living Trusts, IRAs, 401Ks, charitable giving, and retirement income. Call him at 612-360-5827 or email savalojat@ cmalliance.org

Year end giving The 4th quarter General Fund budget at CCC is dependent on year end generosity. The General Fund supports ministry programming and staffing for all campuses along with support of the facility. Leadership at CCC is committed to wise stewardship principles and encourages consistent regular giving. Begin your

prayerful preparation for end of the year giving. To receive tax benefit contributions must be postmarked by December 31st. For questions or more information contact Doni or Leslie in the CCC accounting office. donig@cccomaha.org or leslief@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.

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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 Sarpy 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.

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

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Care & Encouragement Ministries Are you aware of the CCC ministries available to provide care and offer encouragement? Did you know you have an important role in these ministries? Stephen Ministers and the Benevolence Team need your prayerful support as they confidentially meet with the receivers of care. You can also help in identifying those who would benefit. You may know a friend, coworker, neighbor, relative, or perhaps you have a need personally. Be an advocate by providing information about these care ministries.

Stephen Ministry

Benevolence Ministry

Bear one another’s burdens and thereby fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2).

A one-to-one caring ministry by trained lay leaders based on Gal. 6:2, a Stephen Minister provides caring support to anyone facing a life crisis or challenge. Note: request permission prior to referring a

name to Stephen Ministry.

Become a Stephen Minister: The second training class begins January 3. This 50 hour training commitment (approximately 21 weeks) will prepare you for one-to-ministry. Material cost: $50. For more information, contact the leadership team. Ron Compas - rcompas@tconl.com, Mary Mladovich - mmladovich@cox.net Lorraine Street - lstreet245@gmail.com Paul Gedden - paulg@cccomaha.org

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. Support has been generous and the team wants to say thank you for your prayers and participation. 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

Christmas in Village One Share your blessings this season and help CCC’s outreach partners strengthen relationships with families in Village One. Bridge Church has identified 40 struggling families with significant need who would be blessed by your generosity. This is an ideal opportunity for you to include extended family, neighbors, Journey group, or work associates, inviting them to partner with you to provide a Christmas meal, a simple expression of the Hope of the season and a few practical necessities for a family in need.

The Plan

• Purchase all of the items on the shopping list for Christmas Dinner. • Provide a cooler for perishable items and a plastic tote for the grocery staples. • Provide a special holiday touch (homemade cookies or Christmas candies, Christmas table top décor, etc). • Add a favorite Christmas book to communicate the Hope and reality of Christmas. • Include a $50 gas card from BP or QuikTrip only (both have locations in Village One). • Include a greeting to let the family know you are representing the love of Jesus in the true Christmas spirit. • Deliver your “Christmas Package” to Bridge Church on Saturday morning, December 17th.

Bridge Church will add the gifts appropriate for the selected family. Bridge Staff and volunteers will deliver your “Christmas Package” and accompany a parent to a local department store to purchase clothing for the children. This is a simple plan with a big impact; an expression of God’s love and generosity that illuminates His goodness. contact Eric Carpenter / ericc@cccomaha.org or Jen Yee / jenny@cccomaha.org to let the team know you will be blessing a family this Christmas. If you have questions or need additional information

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The Shopping List (Please follow this list) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

10lb-15lb Frozen Turkey 1 Gallon Milk 1 lb Butter or Margarine 1 Dozen Eggs 1 Box Stuffing Mix 1 Box Mashed Potatoes or Bag of Potatoes 1 Can Yams 2 Cans Corn 2 Cans Green Beans 1 Cake/Dessert Mix 2 Packets Gravy Mix 1 Bag of Baked Rolls 1 Box Corn Muffin Mix 1 Can Cranberry Sauce

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The benefit: A year of dynamic growth

In 2012, CCC will experience God’s big story together. The Daily Bible in Chronological Order and Reader’s Guides are available today at kiosks throughout the building. 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. Throughout 2012 electives, classes and web tools will enhance the challenge. Accept the challenge in 2012 to know God better and love Him more as the depth of His love and character are revealed. The Daily Bible in Chronological Order and reader guides are available for purchase at CCC (plus children’s editions). Consider investing in extended family, neighbors and friends this gift-giving season, and invite them along for the journey.

The challenge: Read the Bible cover-to-cover in one year.

Participation Pyramid

Check out the participation pyramid Illustration –at the base everyone participates with more options available for a deeper commitment and accelerated growth. Sunday services: Sunday morning celebration services will introduce weekly themes and readings

Ministry Connection: Electives and classes throughout 2012 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

Tough Questions

Daily Accelerators

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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Community

Many

Ministry Connection

Many

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and a sensible system to read the Bible in chronological order.

All All

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Personal Growth Plan 2012 Name

Joe Omaha

Personal mission statement (For tips on writing one, listen to the 3.21.10 message from the Better than Happy series at cccomaha.org/media.) Doing God’s bidding with people I love RISKS basics / everybody every week Celebrate / 10:45 AM Access service

Connect / Tuesday Journey Group at Smith’s

Contribute / 9 AM serve in Student Ministries

RISKS character Spiritual Disciplines / Project 4:4 - read entire Daily Bible in 2012, catch two videos a week online Take one elective class on the Bible - Spring or Fall Pray weekly with my wife (set a time and place)

Books to read / How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth, When Helping Hurts, Forgotten God

Experiences (including retreats, classes, events) Intersections in April Leadership Summit in August Village One - participate in one of the scheduled outreach opportunities RISKS with others / key relationships Peers / Journey Group: Bill, Jean, Shawn, Carly, Grace

Mentors / Reid from church, Bill G. at work

Seekers / coworkers: Bill & Gina, gym: Van & Dylan

Disciples / kids: Lydia & Tyler, church: Shawn

RISKS and Kingdom impact / ministry goals Launch a Journey Group in the fall, Shawn as apprentice Pray and read Bible story with the kids five times per week Increase giving from 8% to 10%, Be faithful to DYI giving Lead two friends to faith in Christ Personal goals Maintain no-debt commitment, save $2,500 for college Lose 10 lbs by May using South Beach Diet Attend all of Lydia’s ballet recitals, get to know parents of other dancers Work: Hire as many Godly, competent Christians for my company as God sends my way. Be intentional to show God’s love to my next door neighbor


Personal Growth Plan 2012 Name Personal mission statement (For tips on writing one, listen to the 3.21.10 message from the Better than Happy series at cccomaha.org/media.) RISKS basics / everybody every week

Celebrate

Connect

Contribute

RISKS character

Spiritual disciplines

Books to read

Experiences (includes retreats, classes, events, outreach)

RISKS with others / key relationships Peers Mentors Seekers Disciples

RISKS and Kingdom impact / ministry goals

Personal goals


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