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Week of December 23, 2012


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Christmas Eve services Do you love the traditions, the sights and the sounds of Christmas? This year, renew the wonder of the season with a Christmas Eve celebration for all ages. Rediscover the enchantment and awe of the greatest story ever told - through the eyes of a child. Enjoy inspiring music and orchestration, an encouraging message and a candle-lighting finale. Christmas Eve / Old Mill Campus / 2, 4, 6 & 8 PM / online at

Kids Connect 2

Students 2

Seniors 3

Young professionals 3 Classes 4

Journey Groups


Children’s programming available at 2 & 4 PM for birth-4 years old.

Men 4

Special Bellevue Campus reception / 5 PM / reserved seating at 6 PM

Women 4

Share the joy this season / Blanket drive Like a warm embrace, the comfort of a blanket is a reminder that someone cares. Fill the giant gift boxes located in the Atrium and new Kids entrance with new blankets for distribution to homeless in our city.

8:08 / College


Care ministries


Deaf fellowship


Double your impact


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Attend Sunday worship services every week.

Biggest Loser Contestants / Sunday, 1.6.2013 / 9 & 10:45 AM Since 2004, TV's Biggest Loser has offered contestants an opportunity for a second chance for physical health and fitness. Invite a friend to meet Mark and Buddy, contestants from last season, and hear their behind the scenes second chance story. New message series, God of Second Chances, begins January 6.


Participate in community for healthy spiritual growth.

Global missions


Local missions


Kingdom Investment 8

Renewal 9 Prayer 10

Project 4:4 10

Serving 10 CCC Bellevue 11

Browse the HUB for connecting options for students, seniors, young professionals and more. Renewal groups meet in community throughout the week.


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

Year End Giving

Thank you for your generosity throughout 2012 and your prayerful preparation for end of the year giving. CCC is committed to wise stewardship principles and your generosity to the general fund supports the ministry God has called us to accomplish. To receive tax benefits, contributions must be postmarked by Monday, December 31. For questions and information contact Doni or Leslie in the CCC accounting office / or Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact /

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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 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 and download the weekly and monthly HomeFront resource for parents. Grades 1-5 / Scripture: Revelation 19:2122 (Return of Christ) Meaning: Jesus is Invincible 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 18:12. 4 yr old, PreK & Kindergarten / Scripture: Matthew Matthew 2:13-23 (flight to Egypt) Meaning: God protects the promis. Remember verse: You always show me the path that leads to life. Psalm 16:11a.

Old Mill & Bellevue Campus

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

2-3 yr old / Scripture: Luke 2:8-20 (Jesus is Born) Meaning: Jesus is Born. Remember verse: You always show me the path that leads to life. Psalm 16:11a

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 / / 402.938.1522.


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 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 / for details.

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

High School / 9-12th

Bellevue Campus

Middle School / 6-8th

Worship / 1.6.13 / 9 AM / Student Center

Student Ministries / 6-12th

Worship / 1.6.13 / 9 AM / Student Center

Journey Groups / 1.6.13 / 6-8 PM / see website for locations

Old Mill Campus 7-8th grade Journey Groups / 1.6.13 / 6-8 PM / Student Center

For CCC Bellevue Student Ministries events, see page 11.

6th grade Journey Groups / 1.9.13 / 6:30-8 PM / Gym Student Ministry is taking a break for Christmas and New Year's. There will be no Student Ministry events from December 23 - January 2. Worship and Journey Groups will resume on January 6.

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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.

Coffee and Connections

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

Upcoming events Second Sunday Lunch / 1.13.13 / 12:30 PM / Meet at Coffee & Connections after second services to explore Omaha's food scene with Emerge.

Boomers and seniors New Community Groups

New Community Groups help make healthy disciples for Jesus through strong biblical teaching, loving care and dedicated prayer. Dayspring / Sunday / 7:45 AM / FLC 141 Old Mill Campus / Dayspring is a crossgenerational class that welcomes singles and couples for challenging teaching, ministry projects, missionary support and outstanding care groups. Homebuilders / Sunday / 9 AM / FLC 139 Old Mill Campus / Join Homebuilders for great times of fellowship, prayer and emphasis on missions and learning the Word together. Thankful Hearts / Sunday / 9 AM / FLC 131 Old Mill Campus / This cross-generational group ages 40 and up, focuses on Bible study, friendship, life application and growing in relationship with Jesus Christ.

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

Stamp ministry

Fridays / 8 - 11 AM / FLC 130 / Old Mill Campus / Come join in the work and fellowship. To donate stamps, bring 1/3 of an envelope with undamaged stamps to the Senior Adults booth in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus. For information, contact Janice Hurley / 402.392.2109.

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

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Senior Lunch & Fellowship

First Tuesday of the month / Old Mill Campus. Let the games begin! Enjoy a delicious lunch ($5), great fellowship, inspiring speakers and games. Not meeting in January due to New Year's Day. Next Lunch Tuesday, 2.5.2013 / 11:30 AM / FLC 130 / RSVP by 12 PM the prior Friday to Estherlee Hetterich / 402.934.4976 or Margaret Betten / 402.556.8395 or at the Senior Adults booth at the Old Mill campus.

Summer Kitchen breakfast

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

Super adults

Third Tuesday of the month / Old Mill Campus / The next gathering is 1.15.2013. / Coffee fellowship begins at 9:30 AM in the Atrium followed by a program at 10:30 AM in the Chapel: John Parsons shares the Omaha Street School Story / Lunch ($5) in the Gym / RSVP by 12 PM the Sunday prior to Sue Beed / 402.938.1570 or at the Senior Adults booth in the Atrium. For more information, contact Paul Gedden / 402.938.1574 /

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Groups Classes Journey Groups

Journey Groups are where real life happens together. Meet regularly to study, pray and grow with others. Belong to a community, be transformed by the gospel and be on mission for the people of Omaha. Contact the Adult Discipleship team to get connected in a group / debb@


Sundays / 9 or 10:45 AM / 6 weeks / beginning 1.20.12 / For those new in their faith or new to CCC, RISKS offers an interactive orientation to CCC. Learn about CCC’s history, values and the characteristics of a growing disciple. This elective is also a prerequisite for membership.

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.

New Sunday morning electives begin in January; watch for informtaion and registration details.

College Pastor: Jared Kliewer / College Intern: Danny Jacobson /


Thursdays / 8:08 PM / Student Center Big group time is focused around community, worship and teaching. Thursday nights are a great first step toward getting connected in 8:08.

Journey Groups

Various locations & meeting times see 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.


Women’s 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.

Man Up / One Sunday each month / 9 AM / Chapel / Presenter: John Holmes, Seasons of a Man's Life / Man Up provides a foundation for learning how to be better husbands, fathers, sons and men. Discover key truths and principles to become the man you were created to be.

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 /

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 their marriage-leading, work and witness. Contact Terry Frolio / com / 402.350.7357

/ Registration will begin in January.

Join the retreat on Friday night to kick start your weekend and laugh together with comedian Susan Williams. It is sure to be a joy-filled weekend. Page 4

Scholarships / Lisa Brown / 402.938.1572 / Spring Bible Studies will begin in January.

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Deaf fellowship Interpreted Service / 10:45 AM Worship Center / Old Mill Campus Seating is up front and to the right of the center aisle. Deaf Sunday school / 9 AM Adults / FLC 234 Children / FLC 235

Do you need an interpreter? / Contact Jan Ohlsson / for a CCC event or appointment.

Deaf men’s Bible study / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / FLC234 / Contact Ed Emery /

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

ASL sign language class / Sundays / 6-7:30 PM / FLC 230-234 / Contact Jan Ohlsson /

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

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

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

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

Care & Encouragement Ministries PACT: Stephen Ministry and YOU at CCC Bear one another’s burdens and thereby fulfill the law of Christ (Gal 6:2).

You play an important role in Stephen Ministry, which offers Christ-centered care to people through people. Consider how you can help: Pray for the Lord to bring hope and healing to hurting people cared for through Stephen Ministry Accept care from a Stephen Minister during your time of need Consider becoming a Stephen minister to use your gifts Tell a friend neighbor, coworker, or relative who is hurting about Stephen Ministry Lorraine Street - Paul Gedden -

Benevolence Ministry

The Benevolence Team assists with immediate and emergency needs, distributing designated benevolence funds and donated supplies as an expression of God’s love. By supporting the food pantry, oil changes for single moms and more, the team provides spiritual support and next steps for positive life change. Food pantry staples and Oil Change volunteers are always welcome. To learn more contact To support the pantry, use this list: Paper towels - single rolls Dish soap Deodorant Canned soup -10.75 oz. Toilet tissue - 4-packs

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

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Email submissions to 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.

Kids Wing Security Update See page 12 for an important update on Kids Wing check-in. Men's Bowling Team CCC Men's Bowling Team has an opening for 1 bowler / 6 PM / Wednesdays / Mockingbird Lanes / Contact Don Birkentall for details / / 402.880.1404. Kids Connect Elementary Break There will be no Kids Connect for grades 1-5 on Sunday, 12.23. NurseryKindergarten will meet. Grades 1-5 will resume Sunday, 12.30. 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 / / 402.938.1522.

Stephen Ministry Share your gifts of compassion and become a Stephen MInister. A new training class begins 1.8.12; registration ends soon. Apply at Renewal Groups will not meet on Christmas Day or New Year's Day. Wedding Coordinators needed / Qualifications include good people skills, resourcefulness and a servant's heart. Training provided. Contact Sue Beed / / 402.938.1570 Friends class needs volunteers on Sunday mornings to work with children with special needs. Contact Jeff Neeley / for details. 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 / / 402.330.3360.

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

$396,107 $395,000 $1,107

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

$4,760,617 $4,542,747 $217,870

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

$498,305 $507,672 ($9,368)

YTD thru November 2012* $4,398,925 YTD thru November 2011 $4,249,679 Above/(below) 2011 $149,244 General Fund through November 2012 Giving $4,439,329 Expenses $4,398,923 Excess/(deficit) $40,406 Great Commission Received YTD 2012* Received YTD 2011 Above/(below) 2011

$768,061 $716,512 $51,549

Double Your Impact Giving Received YTD 2012 $1,568,303 2012 Goal $1,850,000 *Year-to-date (YTD) information is updated weekly; monthly information is updated first week of each month. Attendance Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 Old Mill Campus: 3,348 Bellevue Campus: 89 Douglas County Jail Campus: 56 Online Campus: 309 Total: 3,802

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Global Missions Update from Dr. Dan Nessleroade in Mali

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

The Great Commission Fund

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

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

Missions Pastor

Craig Walter / 402.938.1536 Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact /

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Local Missions Multiply citywide impact Caroling in Village One Success

Over 500 people from 12 churches joined forces to sing Christmas songs, pass out fruit baskets, pray for families and invite them to Bridge Church. Thank you for your prayers, support and engagement in the community. Photos available on facebook.

Village One House Project

Volunteers have been hard at work renovating the Village One house over the past year. Join the work helping paint, clean and finish trim work. Saturday, 12.29 / 8 AM - Noon / 3526 Seward St / Contact Eric /

Franklin School Mentoring Program

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

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 Buettenback 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 / / 402.938.1538 to volunteer

Prayer for Local Missions Village One / thank you for being part of the Bless a Family initiative, caroling, Village One dinner and Christmas outreach. Compass / Pray for relationships to be reconciled during the holiday season. Bridge Church / Praise God for families and leaders serving the needs of their community. Release Ministry / Pray for students away from their families and friends. Restored Hope / Pray for the remodeling project underway at their townhomes. Omaha Street School / Pray for students to put their faith in Christ.

Outreach Coordinator

Eric Carpenter / 402.938.1538

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 / 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 / 402.938.1512 to receive preprinted envelopes. eGiving registration is also available at

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 / Compass is a non-profit 501(C)3 and all gifts are tax deductible. To learn more, visit

eGiving eGiving makes giving consistent and simple. Sign up at

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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.

NOTE: No Renewal Groups on 12.25 .2012 or 01.01.2013.

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.

Boundaries / Ongoing / 7 PM / Helps women have clear physical, mental, emotional and spiritual boundaries, leading to a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Contact: Laura Carroll / lauradawn08@ / 402.212.5463. Depression and bi-polar support / Ongoing / 7 PM / For those who struggle with depression or bipolar disorder and for their family and friends - find hope, acceptance, education and support. Contact: Cindi Hendricks / 402.502.4673 DivorceCare / 7 PM / Separation and divorce can be one of the most painful and stressful experiences you’ll face. DivorceCare groups help you move toward rebuilding. For information, contact Mary Lou Rodgers / Will resume January 8. Freedom from eating disorders / Ongoing / 7 PM / Focus on healing from anorexia, binge eating, bulimia and overeating through the power of Christ. Participants will have about 10 minutes a day of homework outside the group. Contact: Kathleen Lacy / kathleen669@

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@ 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 / 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 / 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 /

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

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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@

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 / / 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 /

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 /

Other Theophostic Prayer Ministry / Experience relief from emotional pain through prayer as the Spirit of God uncovers lies in core belief systems, and replaces them with God’s perspective and truth. Contact: Sue Beed / 402.938.1570 / sueb@

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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 / Connectors needed / Welcome new guests and help them connect at CCC. Serve before church or between services. Contact Paula Hardin / 402.444.2852 /

Bellevue Campus

For Bellevue Campus opportunities, see page 11.


The Security Team provides a safe campus during services and events. If you have interest or experience in security, contact Leo Wright / / 402.290.8867 There is a need for Ushers in Connections / 10:45 AM. To serve, contact

The Traffic Team has immediate needs for help with parking. For information, contact Chris Raabe / 402.618.3304 / The Office Services Team has an need for a volunteer during the 9 & 10:45 AM services. For information, contact Kelsey / 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

Bellevue campus pastor

Elvin Torres / 402.938.1511 /

Bellevue Campus office

3604 Twin Creek Drive, Suite 109 / Bellevue

Meeting at Bellevue University

Serve at the Bellevue Campus

Women's Bible Study / Thursdays

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

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

/ 9:30-11 AM / Begins January 3 / Beth Moore's study of James: "Mercy Triumphs." / 18 weeks / through April 18 / Stop by the Women's ministry table or contact Becky Torres / elvinbecky@ / 402.913.4132.

Theophostic Prayer Ministry

Now offered at Bellevue Campus office Experience relief from emotional pain through prayer as the Spirit of God uncovers lies in core belief systems, and replaces them with God’s perspective and truth. Contact Tanya Brown 402.715.0701 or Sue Beed / / specify Bellevue campus

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

Journey Groups

Journey groups are smaller groups of people learning and encouraging one another in faith, family and fellowship; they meet at different times during the week in area homes.

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

CCC Bellevue Student Ministry / 6-12th Worship / 1.6.13 / 9:30 AM / Student Ministry room 6-8th grade Journey Groups / 1.6.13 / 6-8 PM / Torres house (13511 S 33rd St / 68123)

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

9-12th grade Journey Groups / 1.6.13 / 6-8 PM / Bair house (300 Pierce St / 68046)

Greeters are needed for the welcome team. Serve 20 minutes before the service, one Sunday a month. Contact Bob & Janice Cummings / jan1716@aol. com / 402-339-4594.

Student Ministry is taking a break for Christmas and New Year's. There will be no Student Ministry events from December 23 - January 2. Worship and Journey Groups will resume on January 6.

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 / / 402.210.1173.

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

Women’s Ministry

Becky Torres /

Men’s Ministry

Elvin Torres /

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

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

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