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Week of April 21, 2013

Celebrate

Contents

Attend Sunday worship services every week.

Guest information 2

God, I have a Question Be here each Sunday to explore answers to your questions for God: Today / WC / How will people who have never heard about Jesus be judged?

4.28 / Worship Center / Why is Christianity better than any other religion?

Today / Access / Why is Christianity better than any other religion?

4.28 / Access / How will people who have never heard about Jesus be judged? 5.5 / All venues / Can God and science coexist without conflict?

Visit cccomaha.org/question for videos and other resources answering your questions for God. Text questions for God to 402.968.3363 for a chance to have them answered live in services during this series.

Kids Connect 2

Students 2

Seniors 3

Young professionals 3 Classes 4

Journey Groups

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8:08 / College

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Care Ministries

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Deaf Fellowship

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Announcements 6

Connect

Global missions

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Double your impact

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Friday Night Gathering

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Gathering explores the hard questions of life in a relaxed environment one Friday each month. In May, dig deeper into additional questions for God. Friday, 5.10 / 7 PM / Student Center / Streamed live at cccomaha.tv

Kingdom Investment 8

Participate in community for healthy spiritual growth.

Contribute

Local missions

Renewal 9 CCC Bellevue 11

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

Second Saturday Serve Serve in Village One each Second Saturday of the month. Saturday, 5.11 / 10 AM - Noon Meet at CCC house project / 3526 Seward Street / various outdoor projects. Contact Eric / ericc@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1538 for all the details.

For the kids: Summer U / 6.24-6.28 Have fun learning the truth about God's word & meeting new friends. Sign up at summeru.org. Summer U Kids / grades 1-5 / $25

Adults:

Summer U Jr. / age 3 - Kindergarten / $20

Check page 2 for ways you can make an impact in kids' lives this summer.

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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 Bellevue Campus / Bellevue University / 1000 Galvin Road S / Bellevue, NE 68005 welcome packet. Visit cccomaha.org for Online Campus / cccomaha.tv / Sundays 9 & 10:45 AM and Wednesdays 6:30 PM events, ministries, staff listing and more.

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: Luke 10:38-42 (Mary & Martha) Meaning: God desires our devotion. Remember verse: All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God's paths to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on him the sins of us all. Isaiah 53:6 4 yr old, PreK & Kindergarten / Scripture: Acts 9, Acts 22 (Paul's conversion) Meaning: God changes us. Remember verse: You always show me the path that leads to life. Psalm 16:11

Middle School / 6-8th Worship / today / 9 AM / Student Center 7-8th grade Journey Group Experience night / today / 6-8 PM / girls meet in the Student Center / boys meet by the volleyball courts 6th grade Journey Groups / 4.24.13 / 6:308 PM / Gym Mission Trip Training / 5.19.13 / 6-8 PM / Student Center

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

2-3 yr old / Scripture: 1 Samuel 3 (The call of Samuel) Meaning: God speaks. Remember verse: You always show me the path that leads to life. Psalm 16:11

Dad 'n Me

Help is needed in these areas:

The next Baby Dedication is Sunday, 5.12.2013 at all services. If you would like to have your little one dedicated, stop by the nursery to sign them up. Attend a parent meeting on Sunday, 5.5.2013 / 9 AM / Room C219. Contact Kathy / kathym@cccomaha.org / 402. 938.1520.

Nursery / 5 at 9 AM & 6 at 10:45 AM Nursery / Wednesday evenings 1 yr olds / 9 AM 3 yr olds / 9 & 10:45 AM Kindergarten / 10:45 AM 1st grade Greeter / 9 AM / Part or full time 2nd Grade / 9 AM / 1st & 3rd or full time Contact Kathy / kathym@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1520

Help Kids Connect in a support role

Be a kiosk attendant, guest specialist or hallway volunteer. Contact Kathym@ cccomaha.org. Thank you for your help in making CCC safe and secure for all kids.

Students Old Mill Campus

Old Mill & Bellevue Campus

Save the Date / June 15 / 9:30 AM online registration begins 5.12

Summer U Kids & Summer U Jr. Volunteers Needed / 6.24-6.28 Summer U Kids & Jr. take hundreds of volunteers to be successful. Be a small group leader, assistant, nursery leader, registration worker, etc. Volunteer for 30 minutes a day or help all morning. Contact Kathy McKelvey to sign up. kathym@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1520.

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 Worship / today / 9 AM / Student Center Journey Groups / today / 6-8 PM / see website for locations LIFE 2013 / for students currently in 9-12th grades / 7.9-7.14.13 / St. Louis / registration due 4.28.13 Journey Group Finale / 4.28.13 / 6-8:30 PM / $5 / Student Center Senior Banquet / 5.1.13 / $10 per person / RSVP to elizabethb@cccomaha.org by 4.28.13

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Bellevue Campus Student Ministries / 6-12th For CCC Bellevue Student Ministries events, see page 11.


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 / today / 12:30 PM / Qdoba Grill / 120th & Blondo / Meet at Coffee & Connections after second services to explore Omaha's food scene with Emerge.

Marked. Saturday, 5.4 / 10 AM-4 PM / Student Center Explore what it means to be made in the image of God, what it means to be marked for a purpose. A day of connection, worship and fun. Open to the entire Emerge community Dress for indoor and outdoor activities. Cost: $5, lunch and snacks provided. Register at cccomaha.org Contact: Lisa Ashton / lisaa@cccomaha.org

Boomers and seniors New Community Groups

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

Senior trip to Sioux City

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), great fellowship, inspiring speakers and games. Next Lunch Tuesday, 5.7.2013 / 11:30 AM / FLC 130 / Speaker: TBD. 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.

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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Annual bus charter to Sioux City Ozark Show. Wednesday, 4.17 / Dwight Murdy Show / Cost $58 / contact Shirley Mappes / 402.493.2381

Senior Lunch & Fellowship

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 4.16.13. / Coffee fellowship begins at 9:30 AM in the Atrium followed by a program at 10:30 AM in the Chapel: Craig Wilkins shares Amber's 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 / paulg@cccomaha.org Page 3


Groups 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@cccomaha.org.

Classes

Register at cccomaha.org

Jesus Class 2

Leveraging Your Life / begins today

Began 4.16 / Tuesdays / 7 PM / led by Tim Perry & Lisa Ashton / S302 / An interactive study of the life and teachings of Jesus through the Gospel of Mark, beginning with Chapter 9. Jesus Class 1 is not a prerequisite. $10.

/ Sundays / 10:45 AM / led by Wendell Nelson / C217 / Learn to leverage your natural abilities, acquired skills, life experience and spiritual gifts to make Kingdom impact.

Kingdom Investing

Begins today / Sundays / 10:30 AM / C118 / Learn to communicate in a manner that builds mutual understanding between genders.  For couples or singles.  Contact: Bob & Sue / sue@vandenbrinkpkg.com Also meets Sundays / 10:30 AM / C118

Sundays / 4.28 and 5.13 / 10:45 AM / led by Scott Kubie / Student Center / Increase your impact for the Kingdom of God with your time, gifts, assets and skills. Become a person who blesses others and store up treasures in heaven. Insightful teaching, group discussions and practical steps will help you follow Jesus as a Kingdom Investor.

Love and Respect

Men’s Authentic Manhood 1: A man & his design / Begins today /

Sundays / 10:45 AM / D226 / A powerful perspective on a man's story. Learn how a man's past has affected his present and prepares him for the future. $13.

Romans: Good news for today’s church / begins today / Sundays / 9 AM

/ led by Marty Barnhart / C117 / Learn about how to live for God through the practical guide of Romans. Learn to live out the truth that God gave to the first century house churches in Rome. $10.

Women’s Stepping Up / Fridays / 6:15-7:30 AM / FLC 141 / began 3.15 / Unpack what it means to be a godly, courageous man in today's world. Be challenged toward discipleship and leaving a personal legacy. Contact Terry Frolio / tfrolio@ us.ibm.com / 402.350.7357

Point of hope / 9 AM / WC 206 / Designed for single moms. Meets 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Contact Jennifer Burchfiel / 402. 578.1104

Man Up: Seasons of a man's life / 9 AM

/ Chapel / Sundays - today, 5.12, 8.18 and 10.27.2013 / Led by John Holmes / Explore a different stage of manhood each session - the cowboy, the warrior, the lover, the king and the sage. Learn how to be the man you were created to be.

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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.

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.

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.

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 Two male and three female Stephen Ministers are currently available. Contact Lorraine or Paul to learn more. Lorraine Street - lstreet245@gmail.com Paul Gedden - paulg@cccomaha.org

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 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

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

Deaf men’s Bible study / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / FLC234 / Contact Ed Emery / espeedo@cox.net

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

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

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

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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.

Getting Married?

Congratulations! CCC wants to help you have the best marriage possible. Check out cccomaha.org/weddings to sign up for premarital counseling and book your wedding at CCC.

Marriage Matters Class

Begins Sunday, 5.5 / 6 weeks / 10:45 AM / Student Center For engaged couples or those contemplating marriage. Cost is $50 per couple, plus a $15 online premarital survey (paid separately). Register at cccomaha.org/weddings.

CCC co-ed softball

The 2013 softball season will run 5.28 through 8.8. Players 18 yrs + can register in the Atrium through 5.26. Games are Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings. Cost is $15/person or $180/team. For info contact Rusty Brugioni / 402.817.8681 / brugioni_rusty@yahoo.com or visit the team in the Atrium.

Alliance Women will meet Monday,

4.22 / FLC132 / Prayer at 5 PM / Supper at 5:30 / Guest speaker Lisa Brown, Director of Women's Ministries at 6:15 PM. Impressionz Jewelry from Turkey also available. Contact Moni / 402.669.8010.

Serving The Access Coffee Team needs two people to prepare and serve coffee / 7:45-9:10 AM / 3rd Sunday of the month. Contact Liz Bakunas / spbepb@ aol.com / 402.334.5208 The Traffic Team has immediate needs for help with parking. For information, contact Chris Raabe / 402.618.3304 / chrisraabe11@yahoo.com Page 6

Business Information

New Hope AA sponsors

Needed: Female AA/NA sponsors for women seeking addiction recovery with Christ-centered spirituality. Contact Kathleen McCalister / 402.345.4673.

New Hope Life Opportunities

Center

Job

Resident Assistant: help women with ordinary daily activities and life skills. Rotating PT weekend position. $8-10/hr. Administrative Assistant: must be highly efficient, accurate and task oriented. 20 hrs/week, $10+/hr. To apply, contact Kathleen McCallister / kathleen@newhopelifecenters.org / 402.345.4673

Summer U Kids & Summer U Jr. Volunteers Needed / 6.24-6.28 Summer U Kids & Jr. take hundreds of volunteers to be successful. Be a small group leader, assistant, nursery leader, registration worker, etc. Volunteer for 30 minutes a day or help all morning. Contact Kathy McKelvey to sign up. kathym@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1520.

The next Baby Dedication is Sunday, 5.12.2013 at all services. If you would like to have your little one dedicated, stop by the nursery to sign them up. Attend a parent meeting on Sunday, 5.5.2013 / 9 AM / Room C219. Contact Kathy / kathym@cccomaha.org / 402. 938.1520.

Bellevue Campus

For Bellevue Campus opportunities, see page 11.

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

$438,275 $460,000 ($21,725)

YTD 2013* YTD 2012 same period Above/(below) 2012

$1,320,670 $1,367,548 ($46,878)

General Fund expenses March actual March budgeted Above/(below) budget YTD thru March 2013 YTD thru March 2012 Above/(below) 2012

$431,758 $431,756 $2 $1,184,327 $1,053,364 $130,963

General Fund through March 2013 Giving $1,142,397 Expenses $1,184,327 Excess/(deficit) ($41,931) Great Commission Received YTD 2013* Received YTD 2012 Above/(below) 2012

$228,582 $209,827 $18,755

Double Your Impact Giving Received YTD 2013 $331,697 2013 Goal $1,880,000 *Year-to-date (YTD) information is updated weekly; monthly information is updated first week of each month. Attendance Sunday, April 14, 2013 Old Mill Campus: 2918 Bellevue Campus: 123 Douglas County Jail Campus: 40 Online Campus: 472 Total: 3,552

serving

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.

The Security Team provides a safe campus during services and events. Contact Leo Wright / Lwrighttnmc@ yahoo.com / 402.290.8867

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.

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.

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Global Missions Short Term Missions in 2013

A catalyst for long term change and an informed global perspective, short-term mission trips utilize the skills and interests of those willing to be used by God. Teams receive pretrip training on topics from raising support to health precautions. Contact Craig Walter / craigw@cccomaha.org with questions. Visit cccomaha.org/stm for applications or visit the team in the Atrium today. Guatemala

Peru

July 6-16 / Orphanage Minister at an orphanage, help with English and do outreaches in schools. 14-20 participants

July 20-29 / Construction Build a block bath house facility at a summer camp. 6-10 participants

El Salvador

China

October 12-18 / Youth Center Invest in youth at a community center and schools through English classes and testimonies. 5-8 participants

October 9-21 / Women’s Trip Equip and encourage women with training on relevant topics. 6-8 participants

Prayer for Missions Norman & Vickie Sutton (Guatemala) / Pray for direction and wisdom for our son Ryan, who graduates with an Architecture degree in May. Mike & Sue Farho (Tunisia) / Pray for wisdom as we lead the Sousse Church. Eric & Wendy Hoffman (Gabon) / Pray for wisdom as we make plans to return to Gabon. Lance & Karina Grush (El Salvador) / Pray that God would provide a teacher for the youth center. Carolyn Thorson (Gabon) / Pray that nursing students would overcome obstacles in learning math and pharmacology. Carey Schlieker (Mali) / Continue to pray for Carey's future as she looks to go back to Mali this August.

Teaching opportunity in Turkey

CCC has learned of an opportunity to teach English as a Second Language at a university in Turkey for one academic year. Turkey is a country rich in history and culture. To learn more about this cross-cultural serving opportunity, contact Craig Walter / craigw@ cccomaha.org.

The Great Commission Fund

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

Lisa Reynolds (India) / Pray for the continued growth of the Afghan church and for Lisa's work as she ministers to women. CCC Missionaries / Pray for God's special protection on all CCC workers around the world. CCC supports over 20 families and individuals in 14 countries. Ben L & Ms. C (China) / Pray for protection as their team continues to minister under difficult circumstances.

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. Page 7


Local Missions Multiply citywide impact Second Saturday Serve / 5.11

Serve in Village One each Second Saturday of the month. Saturday, 5.11 / 10 AM - Noon / Keep Omaha Beautiful / meet at CCC house project / 3526 Seward Street / various outdoor projects. Contact Eric / ericc@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1538.

Village One House Project

Join the renovation and help paint, clean and finish trim work. Saturdays / 8 AM - Noon / 3526 Seward St / Contact Eric / ericc@cccomaha.org.

Support Restored Hope / Mother's

Day 8K run & 2 mile walk / Saturday, 5.11 / leave from CCC parking lot. Learn more at restoredhopeomaha.org. Contact erinblaszak@yahoo.com

Franklin School Mentoring Program

Volunteer Goal Buddies needed to join The Partnership for Our Kids, a goal setting academic and life skills program in Title One schools. Visit classrooms once per month and instill hope in Omaha's youth. Contact Eric Carpenter / ericc@ cccomaha.org to learn more.

Village One Outreach Dinner

Build relationships and serve the needs of the neighborhood at this monthly dinner / 4.24.13 / 6-7 PM / 3976 Seward Street. Contact Eric for details on serving or donating food / ericc@cccomaha.org

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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Village One / Pray for volunteers for spring & summer ministry events. Compass / Pray for the summer intern position to be filled for LEAP. Bridge Church / Pray for wisdom for the pastoral team as they disciple young leaders. Release Ministry / Pray the truth is revealed to students in jail. Restored Hope / Pray for volunteers to support the Mother's Day 5K run. Omaha Street School / Pray for students finishing up their last semester of school.

Outreach Coordinator

Kingdom investment Financial resources are a blessing, a result of God’s provision and a tool to be used to worship God. Followers of Christ acknowledge that material possessions belong to God and the return of money to the local church is an investment in the Kingdom.

Prayer for Local Missions

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.

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

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Eric Carpenter / 402.938.1538 ericc@cccomaha.org

Compass Ministries

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.


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 & wholeness. Contact: Sue Beed / 402.938.1570 / sueb@cccomaha.org.

Tuesday groups 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@ yahoo.com / 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 / New 13-week session begins 4.9 / open enrollment / Separation and divorce can be one of the most painful and stressful experiences you’ll face. DivorceCare groups help you move toward rebuilding. Contact: Mary Lou Rodgers / marylrodgers@yahoo.com / 402.619.1205. In the Wildflower / through 4.2.2013 / registration closed / Tuesdays / 6:458:45 PM / DVD Study / Process the depths of pain from childhood sexual abuse, recognize destructive beliefs and find truths from God, and begin healing damage from past events.To register, email Gloria / gloryb2u@cox.net

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Men's Discipleship Group / Explore what being a disciple of Jesus looks like. Examine spiritual growth, transformation and spiritual disciplines. Contact: Mike Goett / mikeg@cccomaha.org 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. Employers, send job opportunities to info@godlyjobsearch.com. Contact: Mike Familetti / 402.321.9822 Redemption / this session closed to new members / 7 PM / Follow God’s chosen people along their soul-shaping 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 / marcm@cox.net Veterans Support Group / 7 PM / Helps veterans address the struggles of life after war in an understanding environment. Contact douglasurick@gmail.com.

Wednesday groups GriefShare / Wednesdays / 6:30-8 PM / Designed to help you successfully travel the journey from mourning to joy. Contact: Ruthie Boettcher / 402.296.2671 / richandruthb@windstream.net

Friday groups Resolve / Ongoing / Fridays / Noon / This group offers an entry point and practical next steps for men striving for sexual purity. Contact: Marc Montanye / marcm@cccomaha.org

By appointment Father Heart / 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 / 402.938.1570 / sueb@ cccomaha.org Counseling Ministry / Experience victory through wise guidance and direction by trained volunteer counselors or professional therapists. Deal with unresolved issues of your past or receive instruction in wise behavior in the present or future. Contact: Sue Beed / sueb@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1570 / for an appointment.

Thursday groups

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 Also meets Sundays / 10:30 AM / C118

Relationships 101 for Men / Ongoing / Thursdays / 7 PM / EC 206 / Helps men build and maintain healthy, life-giving relationships. Explore issues such as boundaries, self esteem, communication and healing. Contact: Marc Montanye / marcm@cccomaha.org

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: Marc Montanye / marcm@cccomaha.org

Survivors of Sexual Abuse / Thursdays / 7 -8:30 PM / E240 / 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

Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact / cccomaha.org

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CCC Bellevue Meeting at Bellevue University

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

Celebrate, Connect & Contribute at CCC Bellevue 9:30 AM / Worship as a family. Children's Programming for birth-Preschool. Connect Hour / Kids Connect for birthgrade 5, Student Ministry for grades 6-12, and discipleship classes for adults. Intersections Class / through 5.12 / Explore what it means to connect with others and help them find faith in Christ. Examine how Jesus intersected with spiritually interested people, including the tools he used to build relationships, guide spiritual conversations and invite people into the Kingdom. Focus on specific skills and practical, real-life challenges each week.

For the kids: Summer U Have fun learning the truth about God's word and meeting new friends. Sign up today at summeru.org! Summer U Kids / grades 1-5 / $25 Summer U Jr. / age 3 - Kindergarten / $20 Adults: Check page 2 for ways you can make an impact in kids' lives through Summer U.

Bellevue campus pastor

Elvin Torres / 402.938.1511 / elvint@cccomaha.org

Bellevue Campus office

3604 Twin Creek Drive, Suite 109 / Bellevue

Women's Bible Study / Thursdays

/ 9:30-11 AM / Beth Moore's study of James: "Mercy Triumphs." / through April 18 / Contact Becky Torres / elvinbecky@ yahoo.com / 402.913.4132.

Men's Discipleship

Worship / today / following main service / Student Ministry room

Wednesdays / 6 - 7:15 AM / Meeting at Village Inn /36th St & Hwy 370 / All men welcome. Contact Elvin / elvint@ cccomaha.org / 402.913.4131.

6-8th grade Journey Groups / today / 6-8 PM / Torres house (13511 S 33rd St / 68123)

Serve at the Bellevue Campus

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

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

Spring Fling / 4.26-4.28.13 / pick up a flyer from Student Ministry or online at www.cccomaha.org/students

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

LIFE 2013 / for students currently in 9-12th grades / 7.9-7.14.13 / St. Louis / registration due 4.28.13

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

Senior Banquet / 5.1.13 / $10 per person / RSVP to elizabethb@ cccomaha.org by 4.28.13

Do you have a truck? There is an immediate need for people to serve on the trailer team on a rotating schedule. Contact Elvin Torres for more information / Elvint@cccomaha.org

MS Mission Trip Training / 5.19.13 / 6-8 PM / Student Center

Theophostic Prayer Ministry

Starting Point

New to CCC? Attend Starting Point on the Second Sunday each month in Room 209 following the worship service. Connect with Pastor Elvin and learn more about CCC and getting connected.

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

Journey Groups

Women’s Ministry

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.

CCC Bellevue Student Ministry / 6-12th

To be added to the parent email list, contact Elizabeth Bartz / elizabethb@cccomaha.org.

Becky Torres / elvinbecky@yahoo.com

Men’s Ministry

Elvin Torres / elvint@cccomaha.org

Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact / cccomaha.org

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The latest happenings at CCC

at Bellevue Celebrate

Week of April 14, 2013

Attend Sunday worship services every week.

New message series: God, I have a question Be here each Sunday to explore the answers to your questions for God. Today / How can I know when God is speaking to me?

5.5 / Why is Christianity better than any other religion?

4.28 / How will people who have never heard about Jesus be judged?

5.12 / Can God and science coexist without conflict?

Visit cccomaha.org/question for videos and other resources answering your questions for God. Text questions for God to 402.968.3363 for a chance to have them answered live in services during this series.

Contents

Guest information 2

Kids Connect 2

Students 2

Seniors 3

Young professionals 3 Classes 4

Journey Groups

4

8:08 / College

5

Care Ministries

5

Deaf Fellowship

5

Announcements 6

Connect

Global missions

7

Double your impact

7

Intersections Class

8

Connect Hour / through 5.12 / Explore what it means to connect with others and help them find faith in Christ. Examine the tools Jesus used to build relationships, guide spiritual conversations and invite people into the Kingdom.

Kingdom Investment 8

Participate in community for healthy spiritual growth.

New to CCC?

Local missions

Renewal 9 CCC Bellevue 11

Check out Starting Point on the second Sunday of each month, immediately after the worship service in room 209. Connect with Pastor Elvin, learn about CCC and find out more about getting connected.

Contribute

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

Lend a hand at CCC Bellevue Rock babies in the nursery, provide a welcoming smile to visitors or use your truck on the trailer team. Contact Elvin / elvint@ cccomaha.org to get involved.

For the kids: Summer U / 6.24-6.28 Have fun learning the truth about God's word & meeting new friends. Sign up at summeru.org. Summer U Kids / grades 1-5 / $25

Adults:

Summer U Jr. / age 3 - Kindergarten / $20

Check page 2 for ways you can make an impact in kids' lives this summer.


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