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Week of May 31, 2009

God Made You For This Part 2 Transmitting God’s Life Through Your Life Bring a Bible and a notebook for this study on 2 Timothy. God Made You To: Week 2 - Stick To His Word / 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 Week 3 - Finish Well / 2 Timothy 4:6-8 Week 4 - Play on a Team / 2 Timothy 4:9-13, 19-23 Week 5 - Forgive / 2 Timothy 4:14-18

Old Mill Campus Today / Week 3 June 7 / Week 4 June 14 / Week 5 Sarpy Campus Today / Week 2 June 7 / Week 3 June 14 / Week 4 June 28 / Week 5

20th Anniversary Celebrations

This year Virg Ediger, Associate Pastor of Counseling and Steve Yost, Director of Worship and Music are celebrating 20 years at CCC. Next Sunday, June 7th, Virg and Steve, along with their wives, will be in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus following the 10:45am services. Stop by to express your appreciation for their faithful commitment.

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

Friends ministry 5

Baptism on the Green 5

Prayer gatherings 5

Christian & Missionary Alliance news 6

Appreciation for Pastor Tom Hansen

After 15 years of faithfully serving kids at CCC, Tom Hansen has resigned as the Children’s Pastor. It is impossible to put into words the Kingdom impact Tom and his wife, Diane, have had. Thousands of children have been nurtured and countless families have been influenced. Maybe your family came to CCC because of the influence of the Children’s ministry under Tom’s leadership. Perhaps you are one of the thousands of volunteers who served with Tom. To accommodate their humility as true servants, the Kids Connect Team invites you to bless them by expressing love and appreciation through cards and notes. Drop off your expression of sincere thanks for their faithful service and well wishes for the future at the Kids Connect booth in the atrium at the Old Mill Campus or any Kids Connect registration table at the Old Mill Campus or the Sarpy Campus.

Gathering

Why does a loving God allow suffering and evil? Beginning today, Gathering will dive deep into one of the most difficult questions in this six-part series: Why would a loving God allow suffering and evil? Invite a friend to lunch and join the discussion on evil, the suffering it causes and what the Bible reveals about God’s plan to defeat it. Pick up a Gathering postcard and invite a friend. 12:30 PM / Old Mill Campus / Student Center / *Note: Meeting today in FLC 154. See page 8 for more details.

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Missions 6

Groups, equipping & instruction 7 Summer Sunday electives 8 Gathering 8 Kingdom investment 8 Renewal 9

Upcoming topics ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Today / Cancer and tsunamis* June 7 / Murder and molestation June 14 / Is freewill fair? June 21 / Gathering will not meet June 28 / Is there hope? July 5 / Gathering will not meet July 12 / Understanding the resurrection of Jesus June 19 / Can I experience love without Christ?

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Old Mill calendar Sunday, May 31

CCC 201 / 9 AM & 10:45 AM / FLC 230 Considering Christianity / 10:45 AM WC 118 B Mission Mexico Training #5 / 12 PM / Student Center Gathering / 12:30 PM / FLC 154 Celebrate Recovery Step Study / 3 PM WC 118 Mission Mexico Parent Meeting / 4:30 PM / Student Center Sunday Evening Prayer / 5 PM / WC 118

Monday, June 1

Senior Trip to Estes Park / 8 AM / Meet at Student Center Women’s Prayer / 9:30 AM / WC 118 B

Tuesday, June 2

Senior Lunch and Fellowship / 11 AM / FLC 130 DivorceCare / 6:45 PM / FLC 143 Celebrate Recovery / 7 PM / EC 188 Boy Scouts / 7 PM / Various

Wednesday, June 3

Prayer Service / 6:30 PM / FLC 135 Sixers Movin’ Up party / 6:30 PM / Gym

Thursday, June 4

Men’s Step Study / 7 PM / FLC 135 College Big Group / 8:08 PM / Student Center

Friday, June 5

Men’s Group / 6:30 AM / FLC 141 Prayer Service / 7 AM / Worship Center Stamps Ministry / 8 AM / FLC 130

Saturday, June 6

WOFOOF / 6 AM / Meet at Student Center

Upcoming Dates

Baptism on the Green / Sunday, June 28 / Old Mill Campus Baby Dedication / Sunday, August 9 / Old Mill Campus and Sarpy Campus

CCC / One church, one message, multiple worship venues All venues feature 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 Centers 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 CCC. For 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 Dad and Me / Saturday, June 20 / 9:30 - 11:30 AM / Old Mill Campus

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 2,455 Sarpy Campus 223

Receipts Disbursements

$1,661,193 $2,002,155

Students / Old Mill Campus Sixers / Grade 6

Sunday Morning Finale / Today / 10:45 AM / FLC 141 Movin’ Up Party / June 3 / 6:30 PM / Gym / Cost $3

Junior High / 7-8th

WIRED / Today / 10:45 AM / Student Center Mission Mexico Training #5 / Today / 12 PM / Student Center Page 2

Mission Mexico Parent Meeting / Today / 4:30 PM / Student Center WOFOOF / June 6 / 6 AM / Meet at Student Center / registration and $10 due today / Total cost $45 Herd Hang Time / June 10 / 6:30 PM / Gym Mission Mexico / June 13-21 Take a Step Retreat / July 24 -

25 / For new 7th graders only MLS Reach / Aug 5 / 8th grade leadership only

High School / 9-12th

Rushhour / Today / 9 AM / Student Center Senior Trip / Estes Park / 8 AM June 1 / Student Center Urban Plunge Training / June 7 / 3 PM / Student Center

Urban Plunge / June 9-11 or 16-18 Freshmen Blitz / June 27 / 7 PM / Student Center / $5 Baptism on the Green/ June 28 Canoe Trip / July 17-19 / $90

College / 8:08

College Big Group / June 4 / 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.

Hospice volunteer education

Hospice volunteers are needed to provide companionship and support for individuals living with terminal illness and their families. Volunteers must attend all three training sessions on July 9 (evening), July 11 (daytime) and July 13 (evening). Space is limited. Contact one of the following agencies for an application: Cindy Calhoun at VNA Hospice / 930.4261, Marcy Klein at Methodist Hospice / 354.3200 or Mary Pendell at Alegent Hospice / 898.8150.

Children’s summer reading program

CCC’s library will offer a children’s summer reading program for children and students kindergarten to grade 12 June 7 through July 26. Participants will receive prizes for reading books and have the opportunity to enter for a grand prize drawing at the end of the program. Sign up in the library on the June 7.

Free copy of Survive the Economic Meltdown

Bestselling Author Patrick Morley, author of The Man in the Mirror, spent seven years fighting an economic meltdown and survived. He chronicles the spiritual, practical and financial lessons he learned in How to Survive the Economic Meltdown. Download a free PDF copy at survivethemeltdown.org.

CCC 201 summer alternative

CCC 201 outlines the characteristics of a growing disciple and is a prerequisite for membership. This summer session combines the five weeks of CCC 201 classes with the membership class into two sessions: Friday, June 26 / 6:30 - 9:30 PM and Saturday, June 27 / 9 AM – 12 PM. To register, pick up an information sheet at the Welcome Center. For information, contact Reid Brown / 938.1561 / reidb@cccomaha.org.

Gale Taylor

A funeral service was held for Gale Taylor on May 28 at the Old Mill Campus. Please keep Gale’s wife Georgia in your prayers.

35+ singles pot luck

June 5 & 19 / 6:30 PM / EC 188 / Old Mill Campus / dinner followed by a short video and discussion.

Baptism on the Green

35+ singles canoe trip

For information about a two-hour canoe trip on the Platt River, June 20 / 1 - 4 PM / contact Diana / 493.4640. No experience needed. Space is limited.

Baptism on the Green will take place Sunday, June 28 at the Old Mill Campus. If you are ready to be baptized, pick up a baptism information form at the Welcome Centers at the Old Mill Campus or the Information Table at the Sarpy Campus and contact Sandy Carroll / 938.1540 / sandyc@ cccomaha.org to schedule a 15 minute interview with an Elder.

Healthy traditional diets

Biker Sunday / Old Mill Campus

This session will focus on the healing properties of bone broth with a cooking demonstration and samples. Learn how to make this traditional cure-all. June 13 / 2 - 4 PM / EC 188 / Old Mill Campus.

Updated CD and DVD production

To serve you better, important improvements are being made in the production process for CD’s and DVD’s. Beginning Sunday, June 7, the message recordings can be ordered for mailing on Wednesday or for pickup the following Sunday.

Senior lunch and fellowship

Come enjoy lunch and games together. Cost is $5. Tuesday, June 2 / lunch begins at 11:30 AM, games follow / FLC 130 / Old Mill Campus. To sign up, stop by the Senior Adults booth in the Atrium at the Old Mill campus or call Audrey Gollehon / 895.5495 or Betty Roberts / 933.9152 by Sunday May 31. Cancellations must be made by May 31.

Great Adventure with DAD

If you are the dad, uncle or grandpa of a 3, 4, or 5 year old, don’t miss out on the Great Adventure / Saturday, June 20 / 9:30-11:30 AM / Old Mill Campus / $5 admits one child and adult / $1 each additional child. Purchase tickets at the Kid’s Connect booth in the atrium at the Old Mill Campus or at any Kid’s Connect registration table at the Old Mill or Sarpy Campuses.

Flag Day celebration

Compass Ministries invites you to attend a Flag Day celebration. Lunch will be served following the ceremony recognizing Boy Scout Carl Erickson and his eagle project. Sunday, June 14 / 1 - 3 PM / at the Compass building, 1723 N 33 St, Omaha. For information, call 558.8646.

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 Dick & Jean Carpenter / 592.5788 or Bill Holt / 614.6461.

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Join Second Mile Riders, Warriors of Christ and Harvest Riders on Sunday, June 14, at the Old Mill Campus. There will be bikes 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.

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.

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 will take 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.

Household items for refugees

Refugees coming to Omaha have nothing. Help set up apartments by donating furniture and household goods. Specific needs: bedroom and kitchen furniture, cookware, bikes and vacuums. Volunteers are also needed to clean apartments and drive refugees to doctor appointments. For information, contact Mark or Lori Kiser / 331.1890.

Basics of weight loss

Dr. Lozier will present six classes on nutrition and health from a Biblical perspective. Classes start Wednesday, June 10 / 7 - 9 PM / EC 188 / Old Mill Campus. For information, contact Bob Livingston / 938.1518 / bobl@cccomaha.org.

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Help wanted

Old Mill Campus

Friend’s ministry, serving special needs kids, is looking for caring adults on Sunday mornings to assist with the care of children. Opportunities to serve as a “friend” to a child in a department or in the Friend’s classroom are available at 9 and 10:45 AM. For information, contact Leona Irvin / 312.1517 or the Kids Connect office / 938.1520. Volunteer one Sunday a month in the atrium coffee shop. For information, contact Thuy Compas / 938.1501 / thuyc@cccomaha.org. The CCC Stamp Ministry needs volunteer drivers to pick up stamps at the OPPD office on 16th St. Friday mornings between 10 - 11 AM. For information, call Margaret McIvor / 553.5426. The CCC Medic on Call Team is looking to add 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 joining the team, please contact Bonnie Borgum / 938.1560 / bonnieb@cccomaha.org. Individuals are needed for childcare during Renewal Ministries on Tuesday evenings from 6:45 to 8:45. If you interested in contributing once or twice a month, contact Sue Beed / 938.1570 / sueb@cccomaha.org or Barbie Christianson / 708.4125. Greeters are an important part of CCC, providing a first impression for newcomers. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Bonnie Borgum / 938.1560 / bonnieb@cccomaha.org.

Serve in the city House parents needed

Release Ministries is looking for a married couple to serve as house parents in a faith-based home for teenage boys. The applicants should be excited about mentoring and working full-time to create a family environment for a culturally and psychologically diverse group of young men. Applicants must be 25 years or older and hold a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent. For information, contact Valerie / 455.808 / valerie@releaseministries.org. This summer, help with a once a month carnival at Children’s Hospital. Help put smiles on children’s faces and join in the fun June 10 and July 15. This is a low commitment opportunity – only one hour each morning. For information, contact Janna Miller / 393.3705. 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.

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.

SALT (Spiritually Advancing Linked Together) / Chapel

Boomers and seniors are welcome for warm fellowship, prayer, the study of God’s Word and class socials.

Sojourners / FLC 139

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.

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. Page 4

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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. Sign up for a Journey group beginning this fall. Inquiries for becoming a Journey Group leader are always welcome. For information, contact Julie Moessner / 938.1538 / juliem@cccomaha.org.

Backyard Bible Clubs

The first Sarpy Campus hosted Backyard Bible Club is at Gene and Ann Wyman’s home, 4417 Vernon Ave / Sunday, June 7 – Thursday, June 11 / 6 – 7:30 PM. This is a great opportunity to serve a North Omaha neighborhood. Come expereince a club, even for only one night. For information, contact Darla Bair / 884.4333 / darlab@cccomaha.org.

Women’s book club

The June Sarpy Women’s Summer Book Club meeting will discuss Unashamed by Francine Rivers. Wednesday, June 17 / 7 PM / Julie McClannan’s home, 1511 Sunshine Blvd, Bellevue. July’s meeting will discuss Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero on the 15th. Please read the book prior to the meeting. For information, contact Julie / 291.8349.

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.

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.

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 Junior High Movin’ Up Party / 2009 - 2010 7th and 8th Graders / June 7 / 6 PM / Halleck Park / $3 / for all 2009-2010 7th graders High School / 9 am / Room115

Joy boxes

You will find joy boxes at the information table. Please place your offering there as you leave today.

Steve Walters’ blog

Did you know that Campus Pastor Steve Walters has a blog? Stay up to date with the latest Sarpy news and what Steve is hearing from God at cccomaha.org/multisite.

Men’s study group

Study the book of James with other men. This group meets every other Friday. Men can jump in at anytime. For information, contact Bo Buettenback / 310.5027 / nebestshooter@yahoo.com.

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Prayer gatherings

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

Baptism on the Green 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. A baptism celebration will take place on June 28 at the Old Mill Campus. For information, contact Sandy Carroll / 938.1540 / sandyc@cccomaha.org.

Friends ministry 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 during the school year at the Old Mill Campus.

Friends Sunday mornings

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

Resumes in the Fall. For information on Friends on Friday, contact Emily Schmad / 960.7800 / emilyschmad@hotmail.com. Page 5


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.

C&MA midamerica district missionaries

Missions Short term missions trips

Short term missions projects offer the opportunity to cross cultures engaging hearts and hands for Kingdom Impact. CCC has 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 July 10 - 18 / China / Cost: $2,800 Contact Robert Murphy for more information at robertm@cccomaha.org.

Women In Missions

July 13 - 17 / Bamako / Cost: $3,500 This team will hold human resources 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

Stay up-to-date

July 18 - 31 / Bamako / Cost: $3,000 This team would be based out of Bamako and would be renovating the ODES office building.

Great commission fund

Sept 14-18 / 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.

Keep up with C&MA missionaries working around the world. Visit mdcma.org for monthly prayer requests. Learn about and pray for C&MA missionaries, fellowship and have fun along the way. For information, contact Jan Lush / 426.8667. For more details on the C&MA, sign up for newsletters and receive news on the C&MA world wide ministry, visit cmalliance.org. 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.

practices.

Sept 14-18 / Koutiala, Mali / Cost: $3,300 This team will work with Bob Braafhart to help construct the last medical building on site. Oct 3-11 / El Salvador / Cost: $2,000 A youth outreach team will join CCC missionaries Lance & Karina Grush in Apopa El Salvador. The team will use their gifts to share the Love of Christ in schools and through extracurricular activities. Oct 19 - 23 / Bamako, Mali / Cost: $3.500 Working with missionary Gordon Roedding, this team will hold finance seminars and make site visits for 12-20 Malian small business owners. Jan 4 - 8, 2010 / Bamako / Cost: $3,500 This team will hold strategic management 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.

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Missions highlight

What are “limited access nations”? There are certain countries in the world where a pastor or missionary cannot go. These countries do not have a check box on the visa application that says “Missionary” or “Pastor.” How will the message of salvation go forward in these closed places? It is time for the people of the church to be creative, to dream of ways to reach the least reached in this world and use vocations and professional skills to gain access to places that are not accessed by traditional means. Medical workers are always welcomed, business leaders get access and IT professionals and engineers can go. Let us also send them to share the love of Christ.

Leveraging your skills for the kingdom

Why does CCC have international partnerships? The purpose of mission partnerships at CCC is to develop strategic missions efforts that advance the kingdom with shared resources. A partnership provides the national church/ missionary with a reliable source of short term laborers and additional financial leverage for approved projects. It allows CCC to be familiar with the language and nuances of a specific culture while seeing development in the work over an extended period of time. It is an investment strategy that grows laborers for the field and allows this church to participate in the cycle of planting, watering, and harvesting. What is Business as Mission? Business as mission (BAM), utilizes the skills and gifts of business professionals to build the kingdom of God. Ministry and business is all about people. Consider the impact on a life when meaningful work and a consistent paycheck is applied to that life. Consider the impact when a boss takes the time to love, encourage and disciple his or her worker. The kingdom impact through business can be outstanding. Accountants can swing a hammer as well as the next person, but BAM gives them the opportunity to use their gifts helping people develop businesses that glorify the Kingdom of God. For information, contact Graham Frank / grahamf@cccomaha.org, or Jim Nichols / jnichols@graceu.edu.

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Grow groups / equipping / instruction 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 Julie Moessner at the Sarpy Campus / 938.1538 / juliem@cccomaha.org.

Believer Basics

Sundays / 10:45 AM / Old Mill Campus / WC 118B. A class for anyone 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.

Considering Christianity

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 journey. For information, contact Tim Perry / 938.1505 / timp@cccomaha.org.

Key journey group dates:

Today / 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

For information on Men’s Ministries opportunities, contact Reid Brown / 938.1561 / reidb@cccomaha.org.

Men’s groups

Sundays / 6 - 7:30 PM / FLC 131 / Old Mill Campus / Led by Doug Meier, this group will have discussion around snapshots of Genesis. For information, contact Doug / 980.5826.

Fridays / 6:30 – 7:30 AM / FLC 145 / Old Mill Campus / This group led by Clark Osborn will use the book God Built by Steve Farrar that discusses how God shapes us into godly men. For information, contact Clark / 968.4006.

Men’s Bible study group

2nd and 4th Tuesdays / 9 - 11 AM / in FLC 135 / Old Mill Campus. This group is open to all men available during the day. For information or to sign up, contact group leader Dave Hembrough / 933.8159.

Women’s Bible studies

Registration continues for the summer session. Register online at cccomaha. org, contact Willyne Dickey / 330.3256 / willyne@cox.net or stop by a Welcome Center at the Old Mill Campus. Free childcare is available only to single mothers during the Discerning the Voice of God Study on Tuesday evenings. Childcare is for children birth through grade 5; space is limited. Childcare is not available for other studies. Sundays, ongoing / 9 - 10:15 AM / FLC 233 Old Mill Campus. Living Water for Women / led by Shelly Rodriguez. 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. Mondays, beginning June 1 / 6 – 7 PM / EC 178 / Old Mill Campus. In the Dust of the Rabbi / video teacher Ray Vander Laan, facilitated by Martha Pinto / 5 weeks. Discover how Jesus taught, as you walk with teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan through the breathtaking terrain of Israel and Turkey and explore what it really means to be a disciple. No homework is required. Tuesdays, beginning June 9 / 6:30 - 8:30 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus. / Discerning the Voice of God / video teacher: Priscilla Shirer, facilitated by Lisa Brown / 6 weeks. This Bible study is designed to help participants know the voice of God: His language, character and tone of voice. By growing closer to God through His Word, participants will be able to discern God’s voice from the voice of strangers. Homework is 20 minutes per day. Free childcare is available only to single mothers during the Tuesday evening study. Tuesdays / 7 - 8:30 PM / beginning June 2 / FLC 130 / Old Mill Campus. Heart Matters Renewal Bible Study / Led by Sue Sather / This group will explore the spiritual practices of prayer and listening using Jan Johnson’s book. Emphasis will be on experiential learning as it relates to personal restoration and spiritual growth. Sign up with Sue Sather by May 24 / susather@aol.com. Thursdays, beginning June 4 / 7 - 8:30 PM / held in Arlene’s home, 9904 Taylor Street, Omaha. / Blueprint for the Victorious Soul: the God Who Answers with Fire / taught by Arlene Christofferson / 12 weeks. Do you wish to experience victory in your prayer life? Learn the secrets of Elijah as he prayed down fire from heaven and discover key principles of prayer from the stations of the Old Testament Tabernacle. No homework is required.

Tuesdays / 4:30 – 5:30 PM / meets at Borders, 72nd and Dodge / Led by John Hunsberger, this study will discuss 1 and 2 Timothy. For information, contact John / 517.0040.

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Grow Summer Sunday Electives This summer, CCC is offering four summer electives at the Old Mill Campus. Registration begins today online at cccomaha.org or at the Ministry Connections booth in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus. Electives will not meet July 5. Fireproof: strengthening your marriage / June 7 – July 19 / FLC 141 / Old Mill campus / 9 AM / Led by Larry & Jo Beck, Reid & Lisa Brown, John & Donna Holmes and Brian & Jen Smith / curriculum fee: $7. Based on the movie Fireproof, this class examines the principles of a strong, God-centered marriage and the issues that get in the way. The six-week class will use video clips from the film, along with interactive and thought provoking discussion questions. Kingdom-driven discipleship: making disciples in the middle of the harvest field / June 7 – July 12 / EC 178 / Old Mill Campus / 10:45 AM / Led by Paul Schlieker / curriculum fee: $5. Kingdom-Driven Discipleship is a fiveweek introduction to making disciples in the places you live, work and play. This biblically based study identifies many of the challenges disciple-makers face as they seek to bring the Kingdom of God into their everyday world. Restarting / June 7 – August 30 / FLC 230 / Old Mill Campus / 9 AM / Led by Kay Osika and Wendell Nelson / curriculum fee: $20. This class will help you grow emotionally and spiritually, establish a secure attachment with God, return to joy after challenges and establish a foundation for healthy relationships. Healing the racial divide / June 7 - 21 / FLC 131 / Old Mill Campus / 10:45 AM / Led by Tim Perry and André Sims / Curriculum fee: $5. Is Sunday still the most segregated day of the week? A variety of media tools and Bible study will be used to answer this question and more. Engage in discussions on how misuse of power and social injustice promote ideas of separation and inequality in the city. Explore solutions and partnerships as ways to bring healing. Page 8

Kingdom investment

Gathering

Gathering resumes today at the Old Mill Campus with the series, Why would a loving God allow suffering and evil? Invite a friend to lunch and join the discussion on evil, the suffering it causes and God’s plan to defeat it. Gathering welcomes all worldview perspectives and encourages attenders to participate in an open question and answer session in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Enjoy a great lunch, coffeehouse-style music, relevant teaching and lively discussion about a variety of topics. Today / Cancer and tsunamis Why would a loving God allow natural disasters and disease? Are earthquakes, tsunamis and cancer actually “evil,” or simply a part of the natural world? May 31 / 12:30 PM / FLC 154 / Old Mill Campus. June 7 / Murder and molestation Who should innocent people blame when they are victims of another person’s rage, jealousy, desire, hatred, warped morality or irresponsible behavior? June 7 / 12:30 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus. June 14 / Is freewill fair? Why would a loving God give us freewill if He knew we would use it to harm others? June 14 / 12:30 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus. June 21 / Gathering will not meet June 28 / Is there hope? If suffering and physical death is an unavoidable part of the human experience, what is there in this life to hope for? June 28 / 12:30 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus.

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.

July 5 / Gathering will not meet July 12 / Understanding the resurrection of Jesus Is there historical evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ? July 12 / 12:30 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus. July 19 / Can I experience love without Christ? Can we be forced to truly love an entity beyond ourselves? How do we know what love really means? July 19 / 12:30 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus.

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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

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.

Father heart

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.

Spouses of men of integrity

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.

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

DivorceCare

Separation and divorce can be the 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

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

Celebrate Recovery step study

Sundays / 3-5:30 PM / Old Mill Campus / WC118

Prism Weight Loss

Prism focuses on the whole person: body, mind and spirit, with separate classes for men and women. A new session will begin in September. For information, conatc Mary and Richard Pendell / 289.5321 / mlpendell@hotmail.com.

Counseling ministries

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.

Career networking support group

This group provides an environment of networking and support for those pursuing new career opportunities. HR 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.

Prism weight loss

Tuesdays / 7 PM / FLC 131 / Old Mill Campus / For information, contact Mary and Richard Pendell / 289.5321 / mlpendell@hotmail.com.

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