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It’s a celebration to appreciate and acknowledge the impact of God’s ministry at CCC. It’s an extravaganza to wrap up summer and kick off the fall ministry season. It’s a party to rejoice in the progress of the Double Your Impact vision. It’s the best festival ever – and it’s free. Pack up the kids, invite the neighbors and bring your lawn chairs. Be at CCC on Sunday, August 19 / 5-7:30pm

More foodstuff

Bring your best pie to share – and enter the competition for the Pastors' Favorite. Details and criteria at cccomaha.org. Mobile food trucks will be on site with a variety of local flavor favorites for purchase / BBQ and more. Hot dogs, ice cold watermelon and bottled water for all.

Fun for

everyone Break a Guinness Book

World Record

Arrive early and be one of the 600 people it takes to break the record for simultaneously packing “Hunger Relief Packages”. Bring the 15 items listed on the right to the Festival and be in place at 4:30 PM to break the record. Hunger Packages will be donated to a local food pantry.

Hunger Package Items: Macaroni & cheese Fruit & grain bar Applesauce cup Shelf-sustainable milk Fruit cup Canned spaghetti and meatballs* Boxed chicken salad or chicken pasta Ramen noodles Pork and beans*

Dry cereal Packaged cheese and breadsticks Cheddar cheese crackers Juice box Pudding cup Boxed raisins *Pull-tab cans are preferable to those that require a can opener

Inflatables and games / 5 PM Music begins / 5:15 PM Pie judging / 6:15 PM Tethered balloon flights / 6:30 PM*

*liability waiver required/must be at least 16

Veggie Tales Movie Premiere with popcorn & cotton candy / 7-7:30 PM

FESTIVAL

2012


Law Man is an improbable-but-true memoir of redemption. Invite your neighbors, co-workers and friends to hear this story of a young bank robber from Nebraska who became the greatest jailhouse lawyer in American history, and who changed not just his own life, but the lives of everyone around him.

National book release of Law Man Christ Community Church Old Mill Campus August 12, 2012 / 9 & 10:45 AM

Interview with Shon Hopwood and Lead Pastor Mark Ashton Book signing after each service / Atrium


The latest happenings at CCC

Week of August 5, 2012 Kids and Student ministry teams are on summer break. Elementary through High School will not meet today or 8.12 at all campuses.

Celebrate

Attend Sunday worship services every week.

Project 4:4 / a plan that promises to change your life

Contents

Guest information 2

Kids Connect 2

Students 2

Seniors 3

In 2012, CCC is reading the Bible cover-to-cover. If you're just beginning, or have fallen behind, begin with today's reading. Visit project44.org for daily audio/video accelerators and other resources.

Young professionals 3 Classes 4

CCC Everywhere

New Campus in Bellevue meets Sundays at 10:45 AM at Bellevue University / 1000 Galvin Road South / Bellevue. If you live or work in Sarpy County, invite a neighbor or work associate to experience the best of CCC. Online Campus / online at cccomaha.tv / 10:45 AM CST. Douglas County Jail / join the team on Sunday afternoons. See page 5 for details on how you can get involved.

Connect

Participate in community for healthy spiritual growth.

What does the Bible really say about homosexuality? Tim Perry, Pastor of Spiritual Discovery, tackles this tough question at Friday Night Gathering. See page 5 for details.

Global missions

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Local missions

7

Kingdom Investment 7

Connecting in community is optimal for healthy spiritual growth. Learning and serving together forms strong bonds that support the trials and victories of everyday life. Journey Groups for all stages of life are starting soon. Emerge young professionals, mid-life singles, married with kids, empty nesters - Attend GroupLink / Sunday, 8.26.12 to get connected. See page 5 for details.

Renewal 8 CCC Sarpy

9

Care ministries

9

Deaf fellowship 10

Double your impact 10

Connect in Community

Women 4

Announcements 5

Friday Night Gathering / 8.10.12 / 7 PM / Student Center

Men 4

Prayer 10

Project 4:4 11

Serving 11 Parking Info 12

The Art of Marriage / weekend event / 8.24-8.25.12 / Old Mill Chapel

Discover the heart of God's design for marriage and become equipped to build a relationship on godly principles with a strong foundation. See page 5 for details.

Contribute

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

Join the Kids Connect team

Be part of maximizing campus impact with Kids Connect at Old Mill or Sarpy. Rock babies, play with toddlers or teach elementary kids the truths of God’s word. Sign up for every Sunday or once a month. Email kathym@cccomaha.org to volunteer at Old Mill, or darlab@cccomaha.org for the Sarpy campus.

Step into Village One

Be one of the 70 volunteer leaders it takes to make the Step Into Village One fall work day a success. To learn more or join the team, attend a leader's orientation / Sunday, 8.12 / 12:30 PM / Old Mill Student Center. See page 7 for details. Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact / cccomaha.org

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Guest information Looking for information? Stop at one of Old Mill Campus / 404 S 108th Ave / Omaha, NE 68154 / phone 402.330.3360 the Information Centers and pick up a welcome packet. Visit cccomaha.org for Sarpy Campus / Meets at Lewis & Clark Middle School / 13502 S 38th Street / Bellevue, NE 68123 events, ministries, staff listing and more. CCC Sarpy Office: 3604 Twin Creek Drive, Suite 109 / Bellevue, NE 68123 / phone 402.330.3360

Kids Connect What are my kids learning?

Kids and Student ministry teams are on a 3 week break to recruit and refresh. Elementary Kids Connect will not meet until Sunday, 8.19. 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. Preschool / Scripture: Luke 10:25-37 (The good samaritan) Meaning: Jesus tells us how to love. Remember verse: Serve one another in Love. Galatians 5:13b. Elementary / will not meet until 8.19.12.

Old Mill & Sarpy Campus

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

Looking for a place to contribute?

Kids Connect has a place for you! There are many options: Once a month, rocking a baby, or greeting visitors at the new entrances. Twice a month, helping with automated check-in, or in the Toddler through Kindergarten rooms. Every week, leading a small group of Elementary kids. We are also looking for storytellers in all areas; the commitment would depend on the area. If you have been contacted about returning, please respond as soon as you can. Please prayerfully consider how you can help. Contact Kathy McKelvey / 402.938.1520 / kathym@cccomaha.org.

Students Middle School / 6-8th Parent Meeting / 8.12.12 / 9 & 10:45 AM / Student Center Worship Fall Kickoff / 8.19.12 / 9 AM / Student Center

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Are you interested in Boy Scouts or becoming an Eagle Scout? Did you know CCC sponsors Boy Scout Troop 812 at the Old Mill campus? All interested boys entering 6th grade through age 18 are invited to come check out Troop 812. Tuesdays / 7-8:30 PM / EC277. Contact Jim Eisele / 402.677.7716 / 5eiseles@cox. net / www.troop812.org

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

Note: Student Ministry is taking a short summer break, 7.29-8.12. There will be no Middle or High School worship until Fall Kickoff / 8.19.

Old Mill Campus

Attention all boys & their parents

High School / 9-12th Parent Meeting / 8.12.12 / 9 & 10:45 AM / Student Center

Sarpy Campus Student Ministries / 6-12th For CCC Sarpy Student Ministries events, see page 9.

Worship Fall Kickoff / 8.19.12 / 9 AM / Student Center

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Emerge / young professionals Emerge provides young professionals (age 25-40ish, single or married) at CCC with opportunities to connect, get involved in service and social events, build relationships and get plugged into Journey Groups. facebook.com/ EmergeCCC

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. Journey Groups / To join a Journey Group and get connected with others, email debb@cccomaha.org.

Upcoming events Raiders of the Lost Ark / Holland Center / Friday, 8.10.12 / 7:30 PM / Movie is free; no outside food or beverages allowed.

Midnight Run / 9.7.12 / 11 PM / 5K run to benefit Abide Network & Hope Center / $25 / Register at omahamidnightrun.com

JG Leader Informational Meeting / Sunday, 8.12.12 / immediately following 10:45 service (before 2nd Sunday Lunch the meeting will be quick) / FLC230-232) / For anyone planning to lead a group in Fall. Second Sunday Lunch / 8.12.12 / 12:30 PM / New York Burrito / Meet at Coffee & Connections after second services to explore Omaha's food scene with Emerge.

Boomers and seniors New Community Groups

New Community Groups help make healthy disciples for Jesus through strong biblical teaching, loving care and dedicated prayer. Dayspring / Sunday / 7:45 AM / FLC 141 Old Mill Campus / Dayspring is a crossgenerational class that welcomes singles and couples for challenging teaching, ministry projects, missionary support and outstanding care groups. Homebuilders / Sunday / 9 AM / FLC 139 Old Mill Campus / Join Homebuilders for great times of fellowship, prayer and emphasis on missions and learning the Word together. Thankful Hearts / Sunday / 9 AM / FLC 131 Old Mill Campus / This cross-generational group ages 40 and up, focuses on Bible study, friendship, life application and growing in relationship with Jesus Christ. Ambassadors / Sunday / 10:45 AM / FLC 132 / Old Mill Campus / These caring and praying seniors focus on strong biblical teaching with love for Christ, missionaries and this country.

Ecclesia / Sunday / 10:45 AM / FLC 135 / Old Mill Campus / This group is a mix of people young to senior adults. This group begins with worship and refreshments, and then moves to studying the scriptures verse by verse with time for discussion.

Senior Lunch & Fellowship

Spiritually Advancing Linked Together (SALT) / Sunday / 10:45 AM / FLC 141 / Old Mill Campus / Boomers and seniors are welcome for fellowship, prayer, the study of God’s Word and class socials.

First Tuesday of the month / Old Mill Campus. Let the games begin! Enjoy a delicious lunch ($5), devotional, great fellowship, inspiring speakers and games. The next lunch will be Tuesday, 8.7.2012 / 11:30 AM / FLC 130 / Guest Speaker "Pastor Mark Ashton shares his story" / RSVP by 12 PM the prior Friday to Heidi Buxman / 402.502.6646 or Estherlee Hetterich / 402.934.4976 or at the Senior Adults booth at the Old Mill campus.

Stamp ministry

Summer Kitchen breakfast

Fridays / 8 - 11 AM / FLC 130 / Old Mill Campus / Come join in the work and fellowship. To donate stamps, bring 1/3 of an envelope with undamaged stamps to the Senior Adults booth in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus. For information, contact Janice Hurley / 402.392.2109. Senior Adults Low Impact Exercise Class / FLC 141 / Wednesdays / 10 - 11 AM / open to men and women of all ages / join the class for a healthier life and friendly fellowship. Sign up at the Senior Adult booth in the Atrium or contact Maris Reed / 402.496.4769

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

Super adults

Third Tuesday of the month / Old Mill Campus / The next gathering is 8.21.2012. Coffee fellowship begins at 9:30 AM in the Atrium followed by a program, AAA Crisis Pregnancy Center at 10:30 AM in the Chapel / Lunch ($5) in the Gym / RSVP by 12 PM the Sunday prior to Evelyn Arnold / 402.359.1912 or at the Senior Adults booth in the Atrium. For more information, contact Paul Gedden / 402.938.1574 / paulg@cccomaha.org

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Classes & WBS

Becoming a RISKS disciple is a life-long process and taking a class or being in a Bible study helps you grow as a disciple. Explore one of the options listed below to help you grow in your journey. See legend on page 5.

The Art of Marriage / Friday, 8.24 / 7 -9:30 PM and Saturday, 8.25 / 9 AM - 4 PM / Old Mill Chapel / led by Ed & Cathy Petrick Be equipped to build a godly marriage through projects based on the principles taught each hour. Attending as a couple is recommended. Fee: $35 per couple. Registration begins at 6 PM Friday. Coffee & Bagels available at 8:30 AM Saturday; childcare not provided. Additional Q&A panel on Sunday, 8.26 / 9 AM / Chapel. Contact Ed.Petrick@cox.net / 402.968.4461. Fall class listings will be available 8.12.2012. Register at cccomaha.org.

Women’s Bible studies offer truth, support, encouragement and laughter to women of all ages and stages. Childcare is available for Tuesday morning studies for ages birth through kindergarten / childcare deadline for all WBS is 8.19.12. A fee will be charged for class materials and ministry expenses. All WBS meet at the Old Mill campus. Information / Willyne Dickey / 402.330.3256 / willyne@cox.net. Scholarships / Lisa Brown / 402.938.1572 / lisab@cccomaha.org. Register at cccomaha.org or at an Information Center.

Knowing Him / Tuesdays / 9:30-11AM / begins 9.4.12 / 12 weeks / led by Lisa Brown, Jenifer Conkright & Kathy Johnston / It’s hard to trust someone you don’t know! Knowing God and understanding His character helps you grow in a deeper relationship with Him. Digging into scriptural truths on twelve different facets of God’s character with women on their own unique journey opens our hearts to know Him and love Him. Fee: $19. R 1 W Experiencing the Presence of God / Tuesdays / 9:30-11AM / begins 9.4.12 / 12 weeks / led by Sandy Carroll / Do you know God? Have you experienced His presence in your life? Learn to follow after Him through encouragement from His Word. This simple tool will help you nourish your soul and apply God’s Word to your daily life by examining a small passage of scripture each week reflecting on Who He is. What message does God have for you? Fee: $14. R2W Amazing Collection / Tuesdays / 9:3011AM / begins 9.4.12 / 12 weeks / led by Sherry Martin & Esther Lee Hetterich / This video series presents a dynamic, sequential overview of each book of the Bible. This semester covers Romans - 2 Timothy; quick read option is 20 minutes per day. Fee: $30. R2W Emotionally Healthy Spirituality / Tuesdays / 9:30-11AM / begins 9.4.12 / 12 weeks / led by Jo Bonifant / Explore traits of a healthy spiritual follower of Jesus, discover barriers that limit our ability to connect with Christ and experience strategies to abide in Christ. Fee: $35. R 2 W

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He Speaks To Me / Tuesdays / 9:15-11AM / begins 9.4.12 / 6 weeks / led by Lorri Parsons & Janey Sommers / This video based Priscilla Shirer study draws life lessons from the account of God speaking to the boy Samuel. Priscilla relates six characteristics found in Samuel that are applicable to women today as they tune their hearts to hear God’s voice. By listening to God’s voice and obeying Him, women will be drawn into a closer relationship to God that brings a deeper desire to serve Him faithfully. A sample week can be found online: goingbeyond.com/store. Fee: $23. Sh 2 W He Speaks To Me will also be offered on Tuesdays / 6:30 PM / led by Leigh Geis Forming / Tuesdays / 9:15-11AM / begins 9.4.12 / 12 weeks / led by Sue Sather This presents a fresh, life-giving approach to spiritual growth and restoration that may be very different from what you have tried before. What makes Forming unique is that instead of relying on your willpower and self-effort to bring about change in your life, we help you build a relationship with God that is vibrant enough to change you from the inside out. Fee: $30. Sh 2 W Forming will also be offered on Tuesdays / 7 PM / led by Sue Sather Spiritual Parenting / Tuesdays / 9:1511AM / begins 9.4.12 / 6 weeks / led by Nancy Davies / It’s not about perfect behavior, it’s about passionate hearts. God wants hearts and souls that are shaped in faith and love toward Himself and others. As parents you want to pass on a vibrant faith to the next generation. This study will explore environments God can use to call kids to Him. Fee: $10. R 2 W

Believing God / Thursdays / 6:30–8 PM / begins 9.6.12 / 10 weeks / led by Diana Brink / This Beth Moore Bible study based on Isaiah 43:10 explores what it means not only “to believe in God” but “to believe Him.” The bride of Jesus Christ in our generation is nearly paralyzed by unbelief. God is calling His bride to a fresh and lavish anointing of faith. Through studying the lives of Abraham, Moses and others, women are encouraged to deepen their own trust in God and receive a fresh word from Him. Fee: $24. Sh 2 W Childcare deadline for October WBS is 8.19. Five Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter / Tuesdays / 9:30–11 AM / begins 10.16.12 / 6 weeks / led by Nickie Freeburg / In this DVD study, Vicki Courtney equips moms to have five conversations that will empower their daughters to stand firm in the midst of a culture that would rob them of their treasured status. Just five conversations could be the basis for a whole new way of relating to your daughter. Fee: $25 ($16 for participants of Spiritual Parenting or He Speaks To Me). R 2 W When Godly People Do Ungodly Things / Tuesdays / 9:15-11 AM / begins 10.16.12 / 6 weeks / led by Lorri Parsons & Janey Sommers / Christians are still subject to satan’s attacks. He is determined to disrupt the lives of believers, destroy their ministry and steal their joy. This Beth Moore video study shows women how to prepare for attacks by the enemy and points the way back to God for those who have been snared. Fee: $22 ($13 for participants of Spiritual Parenting or He Speaks to Me). Sh 2W

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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

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.

Boy Scouts at CCC / Boys from 6th grade - 18 yrs old are invited to Troop 812 meeting at Old Mill campus / Tuesday / 7-8:30 PM. Contact Jim Eisele / 402.677.7716 / 5eiseles@cox.net. Friday Night Gathering / 8.10.12 / 7-8:30 PM / Student Center

Does the Bible clearly approve or disapprove of homosexuality as a lifestyle? Some people think that because Jesus didn't say anything directly about homosexuality, we should just ignore the moral and social implications of the lifestyle, while others misuse scripture in brodcasting a very judgmental message about anyone associated with homosexuality or the LGBT community. Tim Perry, Pastor of Spiritual Discovery, answers the question,What does the Bible really say? Enjoy free soda, coffee & dessert at this casual event. Join the Douglas County Jail Campus team / A teacher/preacher is needed to share the good news with men at the Douglas County Jail on Sunday afternoons. For more information on this ministry, contact Mike Goett / mikeg@ cccomaha.org The Art of Marriage / weekend class Friday, 8.24 / 7-9:30 PM and Saturday, 8.25 / 9 AM - 4 PM / Old Mill Chapel / led by Ed & Cathy Petrick and team / Be equipped to build a godly marriage through projects based on the principles taught each hour. Attending as a

couple is recommended. Fee: $35 per couple. Contact Ed.Petrick@cox.net / 402.968.4461. Register at cccomaha.org.` Connections Band Auditions Audition for the Connections worship team. Positions include male vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, keys and others welcome. Contact Margie Alford / margiea@cccomaha.org to schedule an audition time in August.

Theophostic Prayer Ministry basic training seminar / Participate in a three-part seminar and be trained in basic principles of Theophostic Prayer Ministry. Each DVD training session will be facilitated by experienced CCC prayer ministers. Theophostic prayer involves focused prayer resulting in mind renewal and subsequent transformation of life. August 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, Friday 6:309:30 PM and Saturday 9 AM-12:30 PM. To register, visit the ministry booth in the Old Mill Atrium or contact Sue Beed / sueb@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1570. MOPS registration is open / MOPS meets 2 Friday mornings each month, Sept - April. For mothers with children infant - Kindergarten. Childcare provided. Contact Shanna Beachy / shannabeachy@ gmail.com / 402.212.9596 to register. Baby Dedications / Baby Dedications this fall will occur the second Sunday of the month during morning worship services (limited to 4 children per venue). Contact Kathy McKelvey / kathym@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1520 for registration and details about the parent class.

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

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

$450,324 $400,000 $50,324

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

$2,855,063 $2,657,795 $197,267

General Fund expenses July actual July budgeted Above/(below) budget YTD thru July 2012* YTD thru July 2011 Above/(below) 2011

$418,112 $408,636 $9,476 $2,731,972 $2,722,565 $9,406

General Fund through July 2012 Giving $2,855,063 Expenses $2,731,972 Excess/(deficit) $123,091 Great Commission Received YTD 2012* Received YTD 2011 Above/(below) 2011

$498,058 $471,416 $26,642

Double Your Impact Giving Received YTD 2012 $912,295 2012 Goal $1,850,000 *Year-to-date (YTD) information is updated weekly; monthly information is updated first week of each month. Attendance Sunday, July 29, 2012 Old Mill Campus: 3,081 Sarpy Campus: 119 Douglas County Jail Campus: 33 Online Campus: 218 Total: 3,451

The next Sunday morning baby dedications: 9.9.12, 10.14.12, 11.11.12, 12.9.12.

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Global Missions Update from Hospital in Mali In 2006 CCC helped build a hospital for women and children in the country of Mali, West Africa. Since opening, this hospital has safely delivered over 10,000 babies and performed over 1,000 surgeries. This update has been written by one of the doctors, a Pediatrician named Brett MacLean. Aboubacar arrived, like so many of our patients, nearly dead. Over the prior month this 13-year-old boy was slowly becoming paralyzed without any known reason. It had started in his feet and then moved up his body. Despite his family spending a great deal of money on him at the government hospital, he only became worse. When we saw him, he could no longer sit, roll over in bed or even swallow without difficulty, meaning he likely only had a few days left before his paralysis would prevent him from being able to breathe. Thankfully we were able to diagnose him with an illness called Guillain-Barre and start his month-long treatment. Within 2 days he was rolling over in bed again. Within a week he was walking with assistance, and by the end of the month he was back to his previous healthy self, playing soccer again with his friends. Aboubacar and his family came from the village of Kaniko which is very dear to us, being where Sheri’s friend Sali lives. Sali became a follower of Christ during our first year in Mali and was the first follower ever in her town. Through Aboubacar’s hospital stay, the light of the gospel was able to shine again on this family of Kaniko who then returned home giving testimony to what they had seen and heard. Aboubacar and his father remind me of many of Jesus’ healings. Thankfully despite 2000 years having passed since Jesus’ arrival on earth, we get to witness His Spirit’s arrival for many in rural Mali as the words of Mark 2:12 are lived out again. “He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, ‘We have never seen anything like this!’” Dr. Brett & Sheri MacLean

Painters head back to Brazil

Mike & Anneke Painter are CCC international workers with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Brazil. In June there were New Testament dedications for two languages in Brazil. Both of those were the culmination of years of work by Wycliffe translators, indigenous translators, the indigenous community, and partners from other organizations. Those language communities will now have access to Scriptures in the language that best communicates to them. In the Americas there are another approximately 28 dedications to happen in the next 2-3 years! Thank you to the many people who faithfully pray and donate so that we can continue doing our job every month. We thank the Lord that we are now receiving the monthly required support. Thank you to those who have joined our support team this year! -- Mike & Anneke Painter

The Great Commission Fund

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

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Prayer for Missions Lisa (South Asia) / I am looking for a place to rent to use as an outreach center. Please pray that the Lord will provide something soon. Carolyn Thorson (Gabon) / It has been a little over a month since my knee surgery and while I have made progress it has not been as fast as I would like. Pray that my knee would not swell and that I would have less pain. Mike & Sue Farho (Tunisia) / Mike has had some recent health problems that have been distracting and painful. Pray that God would take away these symptoms. Brad & Marnie (Far East) / Pray for Marnie as she has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. We are nearing the end of our adoption process but now this may not happen. Pray for us. Mali / Pray for Mali. Things are quiet right now but the northern part of Mali has become one of the most hostile areas in all of Africa. Ashley Baer / Pray for Ashley as she settles into American life here in Omaha after spending the past year and a half ministering to children in Peru. Lance & Karina Grush (El Salvador) / Pray for financial provision for our family. Medical and car problems have wiped out our savings. CCC Missionaries / Pray for God's protection on all CCC workers around the world. CCC supports over 20 families and individuals in 14 countries.

Missions Pastor

Craig Walter / 402.938.1536 craigw@cccomaha.org

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Local Missions Multiply citywide impact Step into Village One leaders meeting

On September 16, 750 volunteers from CCC will get out of their seats and into the streets to volunteer in Village One. At least 70 leaders are needed for projects such as mowing yards, painting houses, neighborhood projects and a huge block party. To learn more about being a leader, attend an informational meeting on Sunday, August 12 / 12:30-1:30 PM / Student Center / lunch provided / presentation from Eric Carpenter followed by Q&A. RSVP to Eric by Wednesday, 8.6 / 402938.1538 / ericc@cccomaha.org.

Village One Mission House

Volunteers have been hard at work renovating the Village One mission house over the past six months. As HVAC, plumbing and electrical work is completed, specific skill sets are needed. Join a Saturday work crew and pitch in. To volunteer, contact Eric / 402.938.1538 / ericc@cccomaha.org.

Bridge Church Baptisms

32 people were baptized in Village One last Sunday with a record 400 people in attendance at the service. One family was baptized together and the parents had the privilege of baptizing their own kids. Another woman accepted Christ at a prayer service on Saturday; her son then went to church the following day where he gave life to Christ and was baptized. Myron Pierce, pastor at Bridge Church, baptized one of his former fellow gang members from his past life of crime. Kingdom Impact is being multiplied in Village One.

Compass Ministries

Compass is a non-profit 501(C)3 and all gifts are tax deductible. For information about Compass visit compassomaha.org. Energetic volunteers and generous financial partners enable Compass to implement ministry to at risk youth in the Village One neighborhood. To make a financial contribution, designate your gift on your weekly CCC giving envelope. Contributing to Compass is a great way to invest in the lives of kids and encourage hope in our city. To volunteer, contact Jenny Burg / jennyb@cccomaha.org.

Prayer for Local Missions Compass Ministries / Pray for students returning to school in the fall. Village One / Pray for the Step Into Village One leaders meeting / 8.12. Bridge Church / Praise God for the baptisms this past week. Release Ministry / Pray for students just getting out of youth facilities. Restored Hope / Pray for new single moms entering facilities. Omaha Street School / Pray for the upcoming school year - for teachers, students and minisitry opportunities.

Outreach Coordinator

Eric Carpenter / 402.938.1538 ericc@cccomaha.org

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

What should I know about Kingdom investing? It is a privilege to participate in the work of the local church by contributing cheerfully, sacrificially and generously (emphasis on 2 Corinthians 8 and 9). Through prayer, seek a clear conscience

in regard to investing in the work God has given CCC to accomplish. If you are visiting or you are not yet a follower of Christ, make today’s priority to focus on the larger issue: the relationship God offers through Jesus. Contact Tim Perry if you have questions about your faith journey / timp@cccomaha.org. 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.

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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.

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Renewal Monday groups Restoration / First Monday of the month / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / Support and encouragement in a safe environment for those whose loved ones struggle with their sexual identity. This group draws on Scripture and Jesus’ ability to bring healing and wholeness. Contact: Sue Beed / 402.938.1570 / sueb@cccomaha. org.

Tuesday groups Tuesday evening groups begin with worship in the Chapel / 6:30 - 7 PM. All groups below meet at the Old Mill Campus / 7-8:30 PM.

Depression and bi-polar support / Ongoing / 7 PM / For those who struggle with depression or bipolar disorder and for their family and friends - find hope, acceptance, education and support. Contact: Cindi Hendricks / 402.502.4673

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

Men of Integrity / Ongoing / 7 PM / Men of Integrity helps men address lust in a safe, grace-filled environment that promotes honesty with yourself, others and God. Contact: Mike Goett / mikeg@ cccomaha.org Omaha career networking group / Ongoing / 7 PM / Discover job hunting tips, free professional advice on how to sharpen job hunting skills, professional speakers, programs, encouragement and other resources. Web: godlyjobsearch. com. Contact: Mike Familetti / 402.321.9822 Redemption / Ongoing / 7 PM / Follow God’s chosen people along their soulshaping journey as told in Exodus.  Deal with core issues that tend to drive people (fears, anxieties, etc.). Learn to trust God who longs to set us free from the things that hold us back in life. Materials: Redemption, Mike Wilkerson. Contact: Marc Montanye / 402.216.3538 / ecomarc@cox.net

DivorceCare / resumes 9.4.12 - visit divorcecare.org for area meetings during summer / 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.

Restarting / Ongoing / 7 PM / Grow emotionally and spiritually, establish a secure attachment with God, return to joy after challenges and learn to establish a foundation for healthy relationships. A twelve-week class. Materials: $20. Contact: Brian Haas / bhaas73@live.com

Freedom from eating disorders / Ongoing / 7 PM / Focus on healing from anorexia, binge eating, bulimia and overeating through the power of Christ. Participants will have about 10 minutes a day of homework outside the group. Contact: Kathleen Lacy / kathleen669@ cox.net

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: Katherine Hollman / 402.312.9107 / gloryb2u@cox.net

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

Women of Virtue / resumes 9.4.12 / 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.

Wednesday groups GriefShare / Wednesdays / 6:308 PM New session begins 9.5.12 / Old Mill Campus / Designed to help you successfully travel the journey from mourning to joy. Contact: Ruthie Boettcher / 402.296.2671 / richandruthb@ windstream.net

Thursday groups Relationships 101 for Men / Ongoing / Thursdays / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / EC 206 / Helps men build and maintain healthy, life-giving relationships. Explore issues such as boundaries, self esteem, communication and healing. Contact: Mike Goett / mikeg@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1518

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

By appointment Father heart / This ministry provides hope for men struggling with unwanted same-sex attractions. Discover and pursue God’s design and plan in a safe confidential environment. Contact: Lyle Burkle / 402.498.0404

Other Theophostic Prayer Ministry / Experience relief from emotional pain through prayer as the Spirit of God uncovers lies in core belief systems, and replaces them with God’s perspective and truth. Contact: Sue Beed / 402.938.1517 / sueb@ cccomaha.org

Love and Respect / resumes 9.18.12 (9.16.12 for Sunday groups) Learn to communicate in a manner that builds mutual understanding between genders.  For couples or singles.  Contact: Bob & Sue / sue@vandenbrinkpkg.com

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

Benevolence Ministry

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

You play an important role in Stephen Ministry, which offers Christ-centered care to people through people. Consider how you can help: Pray for the Lord to bring hope and healing to hurting people cared for through Stephen Ministry Accept care from a Stephen Minister during your time of need Consider becoming a Stephen minister to use your gifts Tell a friend neighbor, coworker, or relative who is hurting about Stephen Ministry Lorraine Street - lstreet245@gmail.com Paul Gedden - paulg@cccomaha.org

CCC Sarpy Meeting at Bellevue University

1000 Galvin Rd South / Bellevue / 68005 (Humanities building / Lot A) Worship service and Kids Connect BirthPreschool will be offered each Sunday at 10:45AM. Students and elementary kids are encouraged to attend worship with their parents.

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

Sarpy campus pastor

Elvin Torres / 402.938.1511 / elvint@cccomaha.org

Sarpy Campus office

3604 Twin Creek Drive, Suite 109 / Bellevue

Becky Torres / elvinbecky@yahoo.com

Men’s Ministry

CCC Sarpy Student Ministries / 6-12th

Serve at the Sarpy Campus

Due to the move, Sarpy Student Ministry is now on summer break. There will be no Sunday morning Worship until the fall kickoff on August 19. Watch this section for details about fun summer activities!

Elvin Torres / elvint@cccomaha.org There are many opportunities to serve the CCC Sarpy family. Consider one of the following:

Beginning 8.19 (Promotion Sunday) / Kids Connect classes for all ages will be held at 9 AM. Birth-Preschool will be offered at 10:45 AM.

The Hospitality team has immediate openings. Contact Bob & Janice Cummings / jan1716@aol.com / 402.339.4594.

Stormchasers Faith & Family Night

Greeters are needed for the welcome team. Serve one or both services one Sunday a month. Contact Jean and Dick Carpenter / 402.592.5788.

Join CCC Sarpy for some baseball & family fun. Saturday, 8.25 / 6:30 PM / tickets are $8 each / sign up and reserve your tickets at the Connect table today.

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

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. Watch for signups for Fall groups.

Parent Meeting / today / Student ministries room / immediately following 10:45 service Worship Fall Kickoff / 8.19.12 / 9 AM / Student ministries room

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

Student Ministry Leaders needed

Join the Student Ministry team in Fall 2012 and help students grow in their faith and become disciples of Jesus for Kingdom impact. Contact Beccy Thomspon / beccy5402@yahoo.com

Women’s Ministry

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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.

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.

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

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

Deaf fellowship

Deaf women’s Bible study / No Bible study during the summer / will resume in the fall / watch for details

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 / classes will resume Sunday, 9.9.12 / Contact Jan Ohlsson / janohls@ cox.net

Do you need an interpreter? / Contact Nicole Emery / nemery90@yahoo.com for a CCC event or appointment.

Men’s

Man UP / One Sunday per month / 10:45 AM / next meeting in September. Man Up helps engage in the journey toward authentic manhood and learn how to be better husbands, fathers, sons and men. September speaker: Mike Kelleher / Being the boss - Being the worker

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Deaf Sunday school / 9 AM Adults / FLC 234 Children / FLC 235 Deaf men’s Bible study / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / EC195 / various locations / Contact Milton Cabrera / strongfaithm@ gmail.com

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

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

Women’s Christian women’s bowling league / Thursday mornings / 9:15 AM / contact Cathy Petrick / 402.779.3154. Point of hope / 9 AM / WC 206 / Old Mill Campus / Designed for single moms. Meets 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Contact Jennifer Burchfiel / 402. 578.1104. See page 4 for Fall WBS / begins 9.4.12

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Serving Old Mill Campus The Medic Team is looking for people in the medical field to serve in Village One at periodic events. Email Steve Leighton / sleighton01@hotmail.com. Connectors needed / Welcome new guests and help them connect at CCC. Serve before church or between services. Contact Paula Hardin / 402.444.2852 / plhardin@cox.net.

Sarpy Campus

For Sarpy Campus serving opportunities, see page 9.

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

The Traffic Team has immediate needs for help with parking. For information, contact Chris Raabe / 402.618.3304 / chrisraabe11@yahoo.com The Office Services Team has an need for a volunteer during the 9 & 10:45 AM services. For information, contact Kelsey / kelseynherr@gmail.com/ 712.310.6760.

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

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

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

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

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DYI at work

Faithful commitments to the DYI campaign are hard at work. Second story Kids Connect renovations are 60% complete. First floor Kids Connect and chapel renovations are underway. Thanks for being flexible with parking and traffic flow adjustments!

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The year-long adventure of reading through the Bible chronologically is more than half over. Respond below to let us know how you're doing and how CCC can help you finish strong. Circle one option for each statement Age group: Kids Connect

Student Ministries

20-29

30-39

40-49

50+

Project 4:4 has been helpful to my spiritual development this year. 1 Strongly disagree

2 Disagree

3 Agree

4 Strongly agree

I've been reading the Daily Bible in Chronological Order (or following the reading plan): 1 Not at all

2 Started but got stuck

3 Have had to catch up some

4 On track the whole way

I've been watching or listening to the Daily Accelerators: 1 Not at all

2 Once or twice a month

3 Once or twice a week

4 Haven't missed one

Sunday message series have helped me learn more and understand the meaning of the Bible. 1 Strongly disagree

2 Disagree

3 Agree

4 Strongly agree

Project 4:4 has helped my Journey Group experience the scriptures more fully this year. 1 Strongly disagree

2 Disagree

3 Agree

4 Strongly agree

Comments / ideas for how CCC can help you get the most out of Project 4:4.

I don't know about Project 4:4. Y / N Optional Please send me information about how to get started. Y / N Name: Email:


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