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Week of April 12, 2009

New series Counterfeits worst The best lies are 99% true.

Lead Pastor Mark Ashton examines the influences in culture that distort the truth in this four-week series beginning next week at the Old Mill Campus.

Old Mill Campus begins April 19 Sarpy Campus begins April 26 Week 1 Oprah Week 2 Joseph Smith Week 3 Buddha Week 4 Mohammed

Journey Groups

Hardly anyone gets anywhere alone. If they do, they get to their destination slowly and usually don’t reach their full potential. Journey Groups at CCC are small groups of people going through life and pursuing spiritual growth together. Don’t go it alone. Join a Journey Group and get connected with others on the journey. Experience discipleship and be shaped as you dive into the Bible, pray and serve. Journey Groups are formed continually; sign up today. Inquiries for becoming a Journey Group leader are always welcome. For information, contact Bonnie Borgum at the Old Mill Campus / 938.1560 / bonnieb@cccomaha.org or Liz Friesen at the Sarpy Campus / 763.9355 / lizf@cccomaha.org.

Kingdom investment

Contents

Old Mill calendar 2

Guest information 2

Kids Connect 2

Students / Old Mill 2

Business information 2

Announcements 3

Help wanted 4

Encore boomers & senior adults 4

CCC Sarpy 5

Christian & Missionary Alliance news 6 Short term missions 6 Groups, equipping & instruction 7

Gathering 7

Many attenders at CCC actively participated in the Meals Renewal 8 for Mali project, giving time and money to package meal Friends ministry 9 supplements for children who are clinically malnourished. Most people will never see the result of this Kingdom Baptism 9 investment, but during Global Summit this year Andre Diarra was able to give a first hand report from the field. Prayer gatherings 9 As he described the strategic administration of food Kingdom investment 9 through “bush clinics,” Andre mentioned a young boy who received one of the meals. With a soft smile, Andre explained that the boy was dying, but would live because of the food. What seemed like a small investment of time and money for a group of people in Omaha was the difference between life and death for a young boy in Mali.

CCC 201

April 26 - May 24 / Old Mill Campus / 9 and 10:45 AM. Connect with the vision of CCC and discover ways to grow as a follower of Jesus. To sign up, turn in a profile found at the Welcome Center at the Old Mill Campus. For information, contact Reid Brown / 938.1561 / reidb@cccomaha.org.

Special congregational meeting

A special congregational meeting for the members of CCC will be held April 23 at 7 PM in the Chapel at the Old Mill Campus. This meeting is to consider retaining INJOY Stewardship Services as a partner for a 2010 vision campaign. For information, contact Robb Murphy / 938.1583 / robbm@cccomaha.org. Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact / cccomaha.org

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Old Mill calendar Sunday, April 12

There are no Student Ministry activities or small groups meeting today due to Easter.

Monday, April 13

Women’s Prayer / 9:30 AM / WC 118 B

Tuesday, April 14

Tuesday AM Women’s Groups / 9:30 AM / Various DivorceCare / 6:45 PM / FLC 143 Celebrate Recovery / 7 PM / EC 188 Boy Scouts / 7 PM / Various Prism Weight Loss / 7 PM / FLC 131

Wednesday, April 15

ELL / 6 PM / Student Center Sixers / 6:30 PM / Gym Kids Clubs / 6:30 PM / various Prayer Service / 6:30 PM / FLC 135

Thursday, April 16

Prayer Shawl Ministry / 1 PM / EC 178 35+ Singles Potluck / 6:30 PM / FLC 130 8:08 College Big Group / 8:08 PM / Student Center

Friday, April 17

Noble Men / 6:30 AM / FLC 141 Prayer Service / 7AM / Worship Center Stamps Ministry / 8 AM / FLC 130 MOPS / 9 AM / various Junior High Spring Fling / 7 PM / Gym

Saturday, April 18

Oil Change Ministry / 9 AM / Annex near canopy entrance

CCC / One church, one message, multiple worship venues All venues meet at 9 and/or 10:45 AM featuring a central message rooted in the life transforming reality of the Bible and supported by unique worship.

Traditions / 9 AM / Old Mill Worship Center

Timeless hymns and songs of the faith led by the choir and orchestra inspire reverence and awe.

Connections / 10:45 AM / Old Mill Worship Center

Richly layered worship in a familiar environment encourages multi-generational community, conversation and connection.

Access / 9 & 10:45 AM / Old Mill Campus Gym

Led with originality, guitar and vocals evoke a reflective and powerful worship experience in a relaxed atmosphere.

CCC Sarpy / 9 & 10:45 AM / Lewis and Clark Middle School

Live worship and video message combine the strengths of a large church with the intimacy of a smaller congregation, making this venue a small church with big impact.

Guest information

Welcome. If you are a guest this morning, let us know how we can serve you. If you are looking for general information, stop at the Welcome Center near the front entrance in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus or the Information Table at the Sarpy Campus and grab a visitors packet. Visit cccomaha.org for event and programming details, to contact the staff or locate information about how you can connect with God and others at Christ Community Church. For more information, contact Julie Moessner at the Sarpy Campus / 938.1534 / juliem@cccomaha.org or Bonnie Borgum at the Old Mill Campus / 938.1560 / bonnieb@cccomaha.org.

Kids Connect

9 & 10:45 AM / activities and classes from birth through grade 5

Connect online

Catch up with CCC on Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and Twitter. Visit cccomaha.org for videos, podcasts, mp3’s and ministry blogs.

Business information Worship Service Attendance Old Mill Campus 2021 Sarpy Campus 256

Receipts Disbursements

$1,078,803.90 $1,221,417.02

Students / Old Mill Campus Sixers / Grade 6

No Sixers today End of the Year Party / April 15 / 6:30 PM / Gym Movin’ Up Party / June 3 / 6:30 PM / Gym / Cost $3

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Junior High / 7-8th

WIRED will not meet today Stampede Small Groups will not meet today Spring Fling / April 17 / 7 PM / Gym / Cost $6 Mission Mexico Training #1 / April 22 / 6 PM / FLC 141 Stampede End of the Year / April 26 / 5:30 PM / Gym

High School / 9-12th

Rushhour will not meet today I.O. groups will not meet today Out 2 Lunch / Following 10:45 AM service / Westroads Mall Food Court Senior Banquet / April 29 / 6:30 PM / Student Center Senior Reception / May 3 / Before and after 9 and 10:45 AM services / Cost $5

College / 8:08

College Big Group / 8:08 PM / Student Center

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Announcements Submit items to the Hub

If you have items you’d like to submit to the Hub, email them 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.

Welcome new members

The following people have been accepted into membership, expressing their commitment to grow as RISKS disciples: Old Mill Campus: Stacey Alter, Brian Bayliss, Rebecca Brown, Wade Brown, Rusty Brugioni, Ed Emery, Nicole Emery, Christine Johnson, Stephen Johnson, Brenda Kegley, Brian Kegley, Kate Kizer, Heidi Larson, Steve Larson, Dryden Meints, Ken Meints, Ruth Meints, Angela Messmer, Doug Moulds, Rachael Murray, Tracy Murray, Chad Reelfs, Joel Rudloff, Andre Sims and Shawn Weaverling Sarpy Campus: Brian Ault, Shellie Ault, Matt Burton and Katie Burton

Omaha Street School benefit concert

The Omaha Street School is celebrating 10 years of lighting the way for the youth of Omaha on Friday, April 17, at 7 PM in the Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Hall. Performances will be by David Potter and the Access Band, Kathy Tyree and the Brazda Family with Hearsay. Tickets are $12.50 for adults and $7.50 for students. Purchase tickets in the Atrium of the Old Mill Campus or the Information Table at the Sarpy Campus today or online at 10yearsoflight.com.

Baby dedication

The next baby dedication will be Sunday, May 10, in all venues. If you would like to have your child dedicated, pickup a form in the Nursery or Office Services Window at the Old Mill Campus and return to the Children’s Ministries office - attention Kathy. There is a mandatory meeting for parents at the Old Mill Campus on Sunday, May 3, at 9 AM. For information, contact Kathy McKelvey at 938.1520 / kathym@cccomaha.org.

Minor home repair

The Minor Home Repair Team provides home repair to senior adults and single parents. Applications for home repair are available at the Welcome Center of the Old Mill Campus, or contact Paul Gedden / 938.1574 or Bill Holt / 614.6461.

Oil Change Ministry

Oil changes for single moms and others experiencing financial difficulties are available Saturday, April 18 / 9-11 AM / in the Annex across from the canopy entrance.

Biker Sunday

Join Second Mile Riders, Warriors of Christ and Harvest Riders on Sunday, June 14, at the Old Mill Campus. There will be bikes will be on display in the atrium, a chance to talk with members of the Christian Motorcyclists Association about their ministry and a bike blessing. Those wishing to have their bike blessed should ride their bikes that day.

Step Out and Serve 2009

Step Out and Serve is a day area churches serve together to demonstrate love and good deeds in the city. Step Out and Serve takes place Sunday, August 16. Volunteer needs include project leaders, bus captains and data entry clerks. For information, contact Deb Beck / 938.1580 / debb@cccomaha.org.

CCC ladies golf league

For information or to register, stop by the Ministry Connect booth in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus.

Adoption seminar

America World Adoption Association, a Christian adoption agency, will be having a free adoption seminar at Overland Hills Church in Papillion on April 25 from 10 AM 12 PM. For information and to register, visit awaa.org.

Coed softball and volleyball

Volleyball begins May 18 and softball begins May 19. All games will be at the Old Mill Campus. Cost is $5 per player. For information, constact Tom Ehly / 670.7882 / tom75@cox for softball and Sonja Smith / 214.8512 / sonja.m.smith@hotmail.com for volleyball.

MS 150 bike ride

There will be a Multiple Sclerosis sponsored bike ride from Omaha to Lincoln, May 3031, 2009. For information, call 800.344.4867, option 2 / nen.national/mssociety.org.

CCC men’s golf league

The CCC Men’s Golf League will start Tuesday, April 28, at Eagle Hills Golf Course. Individual players, two man teams or foursomes are welcome. For information or to sign up, stop by the Ministry Connections booth in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus or contact Jason Heinze / 658.6019 / jhengineering@cox.net.

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35+Singles potLuck

Singles 35+ will be having a potluck dinner / April 16 / 6:30 PM / Old Mill Campus / FLC 130. Following dinner there will be a video and discussion. For information, call Diana / 490.4654.

Discipleship / journey group blog

Visit cccomaha.org/journeygroups/blog to jump in on the Journey Group conversation as the CCC Discipleship Team blogs about real-time discipleship ideas, efforts and journey groups.

Freedom Conquest 09

Plan to attend the Mission Nebraska’s 2009 Freedom Conquest, a one-day event inspiring men and boys to be set free to fully engage who they are in Christ on Saturday / Pershing Center: 226 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE / $30. This event includes worship led by the Katina’s, a ticket to the Spring Football game, challenging messages from Mission Nebraska’s cofounders Coach Ron Brown and Stan Parker and much more. For information and to register, stop by the Welcome Center in the Atrium of the Old Mill Campus or visit freedomnebraska.org.

Camp Rivercrest events

• April 17-18 / Heart of a Warrior Father & Son Retreat / for boys grades 6 - 9 and their dads / $75 per father son pair Summer Camp for grades 1-12 registration is open. For information and to register, visit camprivercrest.org or call 402.628.6465.

National Bible bee

To further God’s Kingdom through scripture memory and increased knowledge, students ages 7 - 18 can participate in a regional Bible Bee held at CCC on September 12. The registration deadline is April 30 and the national competition will be held November 5 - 6. For information, contact Kim Schmidt / 758.0673 or Natalie Conrad / 884.5577 or visit biblebee.org.

Stamp Ministry

Join the Stamp Ministry on Friday mornings from 8 - 11 AM in FLC 132 at the Old Mill Campus. By preparing cancelled stamps, you can help missionaries around the world spread the Gospel. The proceeds are used to support C&MA missionaries. For information, contact Bob Livingston / 938.1518 / bobl@cccomaha.org.

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Help wanted

Old Mill Campus

The CCC Medic on Call Team is looking to add some more volunteers to provide medical care on Sunday mornings. Physicians, RNs, LPNs, paramedics or EMT-Bs are needed. For information, contact Steve Leighton / spleighton@yahoo.com. The mission of CCC’s Traffic Ministry is to serve and protect drivers and pedestrians at weekend services and special events at the Old Mill Campus. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Bonnie Borgum / 938.1560 / bonnieb@cccomaha.org. The Welcome Center in the Atrium of the Old Mill Campus provides attenders with general information about CCC on Sundays. If you are interested in serving in this area, please contact Bonnie Borgum / 938.1560 / bonnieb@cccomaha.org. Greeters are an important part of CCC as they provide a first impression for newcomers. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Bonnie Borgum / 938.1560 / bonnieb@cccomaha.org. Got a welcoming smile? The Usher Ministry is looking for new team members to serve once a month at the Connections service at 10:45 AM in the Worship Center. For information, contact Steve Yost / 938.1517 / stevey@cccomaha.org.

Sarpy Campus

Help out once a month by joining the hospitality team or the set up and tear down team. For information, contact Julie Moessner / 938.1538 / juliem@cccomaha.org. The Sarpy Campus is looking for a couple with a vision and passion to minister to and serve men/women/couples at Offutt. For information, contact Julie Moessner / 938.1538 / juliem@cccomaha.org.

Serve in the city

Omaha Street School (OSS) benefit concert - Volunteers are needed for the OSS’s 10 Year Anniversary Benefit Concert on Friday, April 17, at 7 PM at the Joslyn Art Museum. Main needs include set-up and teardown of equipment and decorations as well as greeters and table workers. For information or to volunteer, contact Amy Nunamaker / amylnunamaker@yahoo.com.

Encore boomers & senior adults

New Community Groups help make healthy disciples for Jesus through connectedness, strong biblical teaching, loving care and dedicated prayer. Join a class and experience commitment beyond the Sunday experience.

7:45 AM / Old Mill Campus Dayspring / FLC 141-145

Dayspring is a cross-generational class that welcomes singles and couples for challenging teaching, ministry projects, missionary support and outstanding care groups.

9 AM / Old Mill Campus Homebuilders / FLC 147

Looking for a weekly class with an emphasis on missions? Join Homebuilders for great times of fellowship, prayer and learning the Word together.

Thankful Hearts / FLC 132

These caring boomers study God’s Word, pray and play together. Visit thankfulhearts.net.

10:45 AM / Old Mill Campus Ambassadors / FLC 132

These caring and praying seniors focus on strong biblical teaching with love for Christ, missionaries and our country.

Ecclesia / FLC 135

These loving seniors are dedicated to the in-depth study of God’s Word and its relevance to their lives.

Living stones / EC 184

Boomers and Seniors help each other to become better disciples of Jesus Christ through Bible study, prayer and fellowship with an attitude of sharing, caring and reaching out to others.

Youth Emergency Services (YES) - YES is the only street based outreach program in Omaha that provides food, clothing and shelter to troubled kids. Volunteers and basic hygiene items are needed. For information, visit yesomaha.org.

SALT (Spiritually Advancing Linked Together) / Chapel

Release Ministries - Affect the lives of at-risk youth with the lifechanging message of Jesus Christ. Release Ministries is looking for mentors and Bible study leaders in the Douglas County Youth Corrections Center. For information, contact Valerie Winbun / 455.0808 / valerie@releaseministries.org

Sojourners / FLC 139

AAA Center for Pregnancy Counseling - Help women facing unplanned pregnancies by serving as an advocate or RN at the AAACPC. Complete training is provided. You can work at your own pace and set your own schedule: days or evenings. For information, contact Christina Amarasinghe / 390.9700 x 1002 / christina@aaacpc.com.

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Boomers and seniors are welcome for warm fellowship, prayer, the study of God’s Word and class socials. These praying seniors share love, joy and care while exploring God’s Word and upholding God’s call for global missions. For information, contact Bob Livingston / 938.1518 / bobl@cccomaha.org or Paul Gedden / 938.1574 / paulg@cccomaha.org.

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CCC Sarpy

Meeting at Lewis and Clark Middle School, Bellevue Journey groups

Journey Groups at CCC are small groups of people going through life and pursuing spiritual growth together. Don’t go it alone. Join a Journey Group and get connected with others on the journey. Experience discipleship and be shaped as you dive into the Bible, pray and serve. Journey Groups are formed continually; sign up today. Inquiries for becoming a Journey Group leader are always welcome. For information, contact Liz Friesen / 763.9355 / lizf@cccomaha.org.

Backyard Bible Clubs

Get involved with Five-Day Backyard Bible Clubs, the summer ministries event for children entering grades 1-5. A backyard club begins with you making your home available for a couple hours a day for a week. Anyone who has a friendly, loving relationship with neighborhood children will be a great host, and a willingness to work with a team and a flexible attitude will are also assests. While it helps to have children of your own, it is not necessary for a successful club. The Sarpy Campus will provide curriculum, staffing and financing for your club. If you would like to be a host, pick up a flyer from the Information Table and complete a Host Registration Handout. For information, contact Darla Bair / 884.4333 / darlab@cccomaha.org.

Block party trailer

An additional option to your Backyard Bible Club is the Block party trailer. It’s filled with grills, food and games. At the end of your club, the Sarpy Campus will host a party for your Backyard Bible Club participants and other area friends and neighbors—just set the time and invite your neighborhood. If you’d like to be a part of the Block Party Team, contact Darla Bair / 884.4333 / darlab@cccomaha.org.

Steve Walters blog

Did you know that Campus Pastor Steve Walters has a blog? Stay up to date on the latest going on at Sarpy, and read all about what Steve is up to at cccomaha.org/multisite.

Biker Sunday

Invite friends and neighbors to Biker, Blues and BBQ May 17. Second Mile Riders, Warriors of Christ and Harvest Riders will be at the Sarpy Campus for services May 17. There will be bikes will be on display, a chance to talk with members of the Christian Motorcyclists Association about their ministry, a live blues band, BBQ and a bike blessing. Those wishing to have their bike blessed should ride their bikes that day.

Men’s study group

Study the book of James with other men from 6:30-7:30 AM at 3906 Raynor Parkway Blvd in the 3rd floor conference room of Twin Creeks Development, near Twin Creek Cinema on 36th and 370. This group meets every other Friday. For information, contact Bo Buettenback / 310.5027 / nebestshooter@yahoo.com.

Sarpy women’s book club

May’s book club will read Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. For information, contact Sarah Buettenback 359.0647.

Help wanted at CCC Sarpy

Stay connected

If you are not getting regular emails from the Sarpy Campus, fill out a connect card on your table to be added to the email list.

Upcoming events at Sarpy Campus

• May 10 / Baby Dedication / For information, contact Steve Walters / stevew@cccomaha.org, • May 17 / Biker Sunday

Important information

Sarpy campus pastor

Steve Walters / 330.3360 x 428

Student ministries CCC Sarpy

Sixers / 10:45 AM / Room 122 Junior High / 9 AM / Lobby High School / 9 am / Room115 Stampede Small Groups / 5:30 PM / Ramaeker’s House / 1006 Hardwood Dr / Papillion.

Biker Sunday is coming up on May 17. If you can help with this event, contact Julie Moessner / 938.1538 / juliem@cccomaha.org. Contribute your time and join the hospitality team or the set up and tear down team. For information, contact Julie Moessner / 938.1538 / juliem@cccomaha.org. Have a vision and passion to minister to and serve men/women/couples at Offutt? Contact Julie Moessner / 938.1538 / juliem@cccomaha.org.

Prayer at Sarpy

Prayer is highly valued at CCC. Stop by the Information Table and pick up a prayer calendar and other resources to help you pray specifically for the Sarpy Campus, Bellevue and the world. Sunday AM / Meet in the lobby at 10:30 AM Sundays to pray for CCC Sarpy. Led by Steve Moessner.

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The Christian and Missionary Alliance

CCC is a part of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA), an international denomination with missions at the forefront. The C&MA began in 1887 when Dr. Albert B. Simpson created the Evangelical Missionary Alliance, which focused on bringing the hope of Christ to the most neglected missionary fields, and the Christian Alliance, which helped people pursue the deeper Christian life. In 1897, the two groups merged as a parachurch organization, and in 1974 the C&MA reorganized as a denomination. Today, the C&MA supports 800 missionaries in 58 nations and partners with churches in 81 countries and territories.

2009 General Council

Join the Alliance family from around the world at The Kentucky International Convention Center in Lousiville, KY, May 26-31 for the 2009 General Council. For information, visit cmalliance.org/council.

C&MA midamerica district missionaries

Keep up with C&MA missionaries working around the world. Visit mdcma.org for monthly prayer requests.

Women in missions

Learn about and pray for C&MA missionaries, fellowship and have fun along the way. For information, contact Jan Lush / 426.8667.

Stay up-to-date

For more details on the C&MA, sign up for newsletters and receive news on the C&MA world wide ministry, visit cmalliance.org.

Great commission fund

Unlike other organizations, the C&MA does not require its missionaries to raise their own support. Instead, missionaries and their ministries are financed through The Great Commission Fund (GCF). Attendees at C&MA churches and friends can give to this fund regularly, which enables missionaries to reach lost people for Christ, trains national leaders, provides medical help to needy patients and helps start new C&MA Churches in the US. CCC attendees can designate gifts to the GCF. For more details on the GCF, visit cmalliance.org.

Alliance news

Former Khmer Rouge Embrace Jesus

At least 1.7 million Cambodians were killed through political executions, starvation and forced labor during the reign of the Khmer Rouge from 1975–1979. Today, former soldiers of the regime responsible for the killing fields are being radically changed through a relationship with Jesus Christ. “These former communists, who were bent on establishing a Cambodia that denied God’s existence, are now giving themselves passionately to the spread of the gospel in Cambodia,” says Bob Fetherlin, Vice President for International Ministries of the U.S. C&MA. “They are leading God’s people there now.” Several of the believers attended the recent Annual Conference of the Khmer Evangelical Church of the C&MA, including a young woman who had driven a tank for the Khmer Rouge. “The man leading worship was a Khmer Rouge lieutenant who lost an eye and suffered a serious leg injury in the assault to gain control of the airport in Phnom Penh, the capital city,” says Fetherlin. The newly elected president of Khmer Evangelical Church is Rev. Sok Sophon, a former Khmer Rouge soldier. “Rev. Sophon is a very gifted leader, highly respected and full of wisdom, and really knows the Scriptures,” Fetherlin adds. From killing fields to harvest fields Alliance missionaries were the first Protestant workers in Cambodia, and Alliance efforts grew into the nation’s largest evangelical community. C&MA missionaries were evacuated from Cambodia in 1975 when Pol Pot came to power. CAMA, the Alliance relief arm, provided medical care to Khmer refugees along the Thai border for 17 years and encouraged the refugee church, which consisted of hundreds of new believers. The Alliance’s work in Cambodia continues to bear fruit. Last Christmas, more than 10,000 people attended a joint Christmas service in Sisophon, Banteay Meanchey Province, which was coordinated by various Christian groups in the area. A Cambodian newspaper featured the celebration in a news story on December 27, 2008.

Short term missions trips

Short term missions projects offer the opportunity to cross cultures engaging hearts and hands for Kingdom Impact. CCC has several partnerships with missionaries serving all over the world and sends teams throughout the year. For information on specific trips or an application, contact Graham Frank / 938.1584 / grahamf@cccomaha.org.

Trips scheduled for 2009 - 2010 May 15-24 / China / Cost: $2,800 Contact Jared Kliewer for more information / jaredk@cccomaha.org. June 22 - 26 / Bamako / Cost: $3,500 This team will hold seminars for 12-20 Malian small business owners and make site visits to these business owners’ offices to see their operations and provide suggestions for improved business practices. June 1 - 13 / Pune, India / Cost: $2,400 A design professional team will use engineering, architecture, survey, construction management, and other skills to partner with Pandita Ramabai Mukti Mission (PRMM) to help design a wastewater treatment facility, perform structural evaluations of existing facilities and design a water collection system. July 18 - 31 / Bamako / Cost: $3,000 This team would be based out of Bamako and would be renovating the ODES office building. July 10 - 18 / China / Cost: $2,800 Contact Robert Murphy for more information at robertm@cccomaha.org. Sept ‘09 / Koutiala, Mali / Cost: $3,300 This team will be formed to meet a specific medical need (surgery, OB/GYN, etc.) having a distinct focus based on the skills of a medical professional. Sept ‘09 / Koutiala, Mali / Cost: $3,300 This team will work with Bob Braafhart to help construct the last medical building on site. Oct 19 - 23 / Bamako, Mali / Cost: $3.500 Working with missionary Gordon Roedding, this team will hold seminars and make site visits for 12-20 Malian small business owners. Jan 4 - 8, 2010 / Bamako / Cost: $3,500 This team will hold seminars for 12-20 Malian small business owners and make site visits to these business owners’ offices to see their operations and provide suggestions for improved business practices.

To learn more about C&MA work in Camboida, visit cmalliance.org.

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Grow groups / equipping / instruction Classes and groups are offered as tools to connect you with others and challenge your spiritual growth.

The Onward Journey

Sundays / 10:45 AM / Old Mill Campus / WC 118B. A class for those wanting to grow their new faith in Jesus and learn the essential teachings of the Bible. For information, contact Tim Perry / 938.1505 / timp@cccomaha.org.

Sunday / 6 – 7:30 PM / Atrium / Old Mill Campus Have you ever thought of hosting or leading a Journey Group? Current Journey Group leaders and future Journey Group leaders will gather together to celebrate what God has done and will do through the discipleship vehicle of Journey Groups. Lead Pastor Mark Ashton will join this inspiring event to celebrate and embrace the future. Delicious dessert will be provided. RSVP to journeygroup@ cccomaha.org by Sunday, April 19, for this exciting event. For information, contact Dusty White at the Old Mill Campus / 938.1562 / dustyw@cccomaha.org, or Liz Friesen at the Sarpy Campus / 763.9355 / lizf@cccomaha.org. NOTE: If you’re currently in a Journey Group that meets on Sunday evenings, please arrange your journey group calendar and curriculum with this gathering and notify your group in advance. Simply attending The ONWARD JOURNEY does not guarantee Journey Group leadership.

Considering Christianity

Key journey group dates:

Journey groups

Journey Groups at CCC are small groups of people going through life and pursuing spiritual growth together. Don’t go it alone. Join a Journey Group and get connected with others on the journey. Experience discipleship and be shaped as you dive into the Bible, pray and serve. Journey Groups are formed continually, sign up today. For information, contact Bonnie Borgum at the Old Mill Campus / 938.1560 / bonnieb@ cccomaha.org or Liz Friesen at the Sarpy Campus / 763.9355 / lizf@cccomaha.org.

Believer Basics

Sundays / 10:45 AM / Old Mill Campus / WC 118. Everyone has hard questions about faith, God and religion. Ask questions and find answers with others on the same spiritual journey. For information, contact Tim Perry / 938.1505 / timp@cccomaha.org.

CCC 201

April 26 - May 24 / 9 & 10:45 AM / Old Mill Campus CCC 201 connects you with the vision of CCC and helps you discover ways to grow as a follower of Jesus. This class is foundational for anyone attending CCC and is a prerequisite for membership, although membership isn’t a requirement at the conclusion of the class. A new fiveweek class starts April 26, meeting at 9 and 10:45 AM at the Old Mill Campus. A membership class will follow on May 31. To sign up, turn in a profile found at the Welcome Center at the Old Mill Campus. For information, contact Reid Brown / 938.1561 / reidb@cccomaha.org.

April 19 / Journey Group leader meeting / 12:15 PM / Chapel / Old Mill Campus April 19 / RSVP deadline for The Onward Journey April 26 / The Onward Journey Leadership Celebration / 6-7:30PM / Atrium / Old Mill Campus May 24 / Journey Group Sabbath begins for Sunday morning groups May 31 / Journey Group Sabbath begins for most off-site groups Aug 5 / Wednesday evening journey group leader kickoff / 6:30 - 9 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus Aug 23 / Fall Journey Groups launch

Men’s Bible studies

Hazards of Being a Man / This group will explore 12 specific hazards of being a man and their solutions, based on Hazards of Being a Man by Jeffrey Miller, available for $12. John Holmes will lead this twelveweek group meeting Friday mornings from 6:30-7:30 in FLC 145 at the Old Mill Campus. For more information or to sign up, contact John Holmes / 990.7992 / jholmes@graceu.edu.

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Men’s Bible study group

This group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 9 - 11 AM in FLC 135 at the Old Mill Campus. This group is open to all men desiring to get into a group that meets during the day. For information or to sign up, contact group leader Dave Hembrough / 933.8159.

Women’s Bible studies

For information on Women’s Bible studies and other Women’s Ministries opportunities, contact Lisa Brown / 938.1571 / lisab@cccomaha.org.

Images of leadership

Leadership is an art and images are often the way scripture teaches about leadership. All women are invited to join Tim Perry and Lisa Brown / Tuesdays / 9:30 - 11 AM / April 14 - May 5 / Old Mill Campus / EC 188. For information, contact Lisa Brown / lisab@cccomaha.org.

Living water for women

Sundays / 9 - 10:15 AM / Old Mill Campus / FLC 233. Begin your week by joining with other women to be refreshed and encouraged through fellowship and the study of God’s Word. If you would like to increase the joy, faith and hope in your life while developing new friendships, this is the place for you. Led by Shelly Rodriguez.

Gathering begins April 19 Counterfeit exposed

Who was the real Joesph Smith? What caused Siddhārtha Gautama’s Great Departure? Beginning April 19, Gathering joins CCC in presenting the Counterfeit sermon series. Each week, guest speakers from the main worship services will join Gathering to present an in-depth discussion of the historical foundations of the world religion being presented that week. Gathering will explore the character and motivations of the people who began each religious movement, and compare them to the standard established by Jesus Christ. Invite a friend to join you for a terrific lunch, interesting table discussion and Q&A with the guest speakers. All worldviews are welcome, and students eat free! April 19 - Can Oprah save us?

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Renewal removing barriers to growth Restoration

Restoration provides 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. Meets on the first Monday of the month / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / WC 118. For information, contact Sue Beed / 938.1570 / sueb@cccomaha.org.

Men living fully alive

Men deal with many things that sabotage relationships. This group will facilitate growth in freedom, wholeness and interpersonal skills, so men can develop life-giving relationships with their children, spouses, neighbors and coworkers. For information, contact Andrew Gilquist / 932.6107 / Thursdays / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / EC 178

Groups on Tuesdays

GriefShare

Counseling ministries

Father heart

Spouses of men of integrity

GriefShare is a seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close and is designed to help you successfully travel the journey from mourning to joy. Each session includes a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. The next session will begin in September. For information, conatct Rich and Ruthie Boettcher / richandruthb@windstream.net. A ministry that provides hope for men struggling with unwanted same - sex attractions. Discover and pursue God’s design and plan in a safe, confidential environment. For information, contact Lyle Burkle / 498.0404.

A Support Group for Spouses of Men of Integrity / 6 PM / Old Mill Campus (Meet at the Information Booth). For information, contact Karen Busselman / 630.2872 / karenb@cccomaha.org.

Women’s 12 step study

Sundays / 3-5:30 PM / Old Mill Campus / WC118B

DivorceCare 4 Kids

All those attending Tuesday evening groups are welcome to begin with worship in the Chapel from 6:45 - 7:05 PM and end with fellowship at the Solid Ground Café in the Atrium until 9:15 PM.

For kids ages 6-12, this group will focus on similar topics as DivorceCare, allowing families to heal together. Tuesdays / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / FLC 139 / Contact: Mary Lou Rodgers / marylrodgers@yahoo.com or schweitzb@yahoo.com

Celebrate Recovery

Depression and bipolar support alliance

A biblical and balanced approach to experiencing God’s healing power and freedom from hurts, habits and hang-ups. Meets weekly / Tuesdays / 6:45 PM / Old Mill Campus / Chapel / contact: Barbie Christianson / Barbara_Christianson@ irco.com

Christ Community Church offers counseling options for individuals dealing with difficult life situations. The counseling office, located on the Old Mill Campus, can also be of assistance in directing needs to recovery groups and referral options as needed. For information, contact Virg Ediger / 330.3360 / virgile@cccomaha.org.

If you or someone you care about struggles with depression or bipolar disorder, come find the hope, acceptance, education and support you need. Tuesdays / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / WC 118 B / Contact: Randy Hughell / 990.8012 / newhope.dbsa@gmail.com

Support group for parents, families and friends of someone with an eating disorder

This group will address the origin of the loved one’s struggle, who’s responsible for their loved one “getting” an eating disorder, for his or her “getting better,” and how to take care of yourselves, others and your relationship with God. Tuesdays / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / FLC 173 Contact: Donyce Brenneman, Ph.D., Co-Director for the Nebraska Chapter of the National Eating Disorder Association / 932.6500

Career networking support group

This group provides an environment

DivorceCare

Prism weight loss of networking and support for those Separation and divorce can be the Tuesdays / 7 PM / FLC 131 / Old Mill Campus pursuing new career opportunities. HR most painful and stressful experiences to face. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding. This class is open and welcomes participants each week. Childcare is available. Tuesdays / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / FLC 141 Suite / Contact: Mary Lou Rodgers / marylrodgers@yahoo.com

/ For information, contact Mary and Richard Pendell / 289.5321 / mlpendell@hotmail. com.

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professionals and other leaders from CCC will provide insights in reaching career goals. Tuesday / 7:05 / Old Mill campus / Atrium. For information, contact Wendell Nelson / 938.1573 /wendelln@cccomaha.org.

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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 II 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? Place checks or cash: • in the offering baskets during the morning worship services at the Old Mill Campus • in the Joy Boxes at the Sarpy Campus • 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, in the racks behind the seating in the Worship Center and at the tables in the back of Access. At the Sarpy Campus, they are located at the Information Table. Contact Doni Gregory at donig@ cccomaha.org to receive preprinted envelopes. eTithing registration is also available on the CCC website at cccomaha.org. Enroll online or contact Doni Gregory / donig@cccomaha.org / 938.1512.

Friends ministry

Prayer gatherings

Friends Sunday mornings

Sunday / 8 AM / WC 118 / focuses on morning worship services

Friends Ministry provides support for special needs children and youth in Sunday morning classrooms, during special events and provides respite care the first Friday of every month at the Old Mill Campus. Self-Contained Classroom / WC 106 Traditional Classroom / WC 106 Teen Class / 9 AM / EC 173 For information on Friends Sunday morning activities, contact Kathy McKelvey / 938.1520 / kathym@cccomaha.org.

Friends on Friday

First Friday of the month / 6-9 PM / Various. For information on Friends on Friday, contact Emily Schmad / 960.7800 / emilyschmad@hotmail.com.

Baptism If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you are ready to be baptized. The experience is a significant milestone and the process is designed to be simple and meaningful. Baptism celebrations take place on Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings and at special celebrations. Check cccomaha.org/baptism for details.

A prayer gathering or prayer cell is a group of people who gather together on a consistent basis with prayer as their primary purpose. Existing gatherings are listed below for the Old Mill Campus. See page 5 for the Sarpy Campus.

Sunday / 5 PM / WC 118 / focuses on missions, world events and the city. 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month / Prayer Shawl Ministry / 1 PM / EC 178 / Knit as you pray for someone in need. For information contact Beth Siemens / 339.4631 Wednesdays / 6:30 PM / FLC 135 / focuses on CCC and missions Fridays / 7 AM / Worship Center / focuses on the spiritual vitality of CCC

Women’s prayer

Pray with other women for the needs of the church and each other. For information, contact Lottie Krogh / 345.4556.

etithing

etiithe makes giving consistent and simple. Sign up at cccomaha.org. Click Get Involved / Give.

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