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The latest happenings at CCC

Week of October 25, 2009

Current message series: Where is God when? Today at Old Mill Campus / When I’ve seen too much?

Today at Sarpy Campus / When I’m caught in the middle?

Personal study guide and worship CD

Guest information 2

Personal study guides and worship cds are available at the Ministry Connections booth in the Atrium of the Old Mill Campus or at the Information Table at the Sarpy Campus. There is a $5 suggested donation for the personal study guide and the gift of an original worship cd for every family. Additional cds are available for $5.

Short-term missions opportunity in Mali On February 15 - 28, a team of construction and medical personnel from CCC will work at the hospital in Koutiala, Mali. Six to nine people capable of light to medium work are needed on the construction team to finish the next building at the hospital. See page 8 for more details.

An evening with Cal Thomas Cal Thomas is America’s number one nationally syndicated political columnist appearing in more than 550 newspapers nationwide and one of the most highly regarded conservative voices on the American political scene today. Whether you align with his positions, stand in opposition or you’re somewhere in the middle, come hear what Cal has to say about the public platform God has given him. Lead Pastor Mark Ashton and Cal Thomas will engage in a thoughtful conversation about what it means to look beyond labels and stereotypes and realize there is more that unites than divides.

Contents

Kids Connect 2

Students 2

Groups 3

Electives 6

Kingdom Investment 7

Help Wanted 7

Missions 8

Announcements 9 CCC Sarpy 10

Food drive Old Mill Campus Sarpy Campus Putting children to bed without a meal or making the choice between purchasing medication or groceries is the daily reality for more than 53,000 living below the poverty line in this community. If this is not your reality, you are blessed and can make your blessings count.

Sunday, November 8 / 6 PM / Worship Center

Old Mill Campus / Drop your change in the designated food drive cans today and bring a bag of needed groceries next Sunday, November 1, for the Food Pantry located at the Old Mill Campus.

Thanksgiving eve services

Sarpy Campus / Items will be collected for the Bellevue Food Pantry November 15 & 22. Lists will be available next Sunday.

Mark your calendars for the Thanksgiving Eve service at the Old Mill Campus / Wednesday, November 25 / 7 PM.

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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 a Welcome Center at the Old Mill Campus or the Information Table at the Sarpy Campus and grab a welcome 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 Bonnie Borgum at the Old Mill Campus / 938.1560 / bonnieb@cccomaha.org or Julie Moessner at the Sarpy Campus / 938.1538 / juliem@cccomaha.org.

Kids Connect

Step Into Kids Connect

Old Mill Campus Ages birth - grade 5

Sundays / 9 and 10:45 AM

Kids Clubs

Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM. At Kids Clubs, kids age 3 through grade 5 gather in small groups to learn basic truths about God, salvation and the Bible.

A Morning in Bethlehem

Parents will guide their preschooler through a series of activities focusing on the Nativity. They will view the stable with Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus; celebrate the unique qualities of their family at the Inn; have a photo shoot with angels and create an angel keepsake; catch the scent of the Wise Men’s gifts in the spice shop and celebrate Jesus’ birthday with shepherds. Invite your neighbors to this tour through Bethlehem. Please bring a new infant or baby item for the AAA Crisis Pregnancy Center. Saturday, December 12 / 10 AM – 1 PM / Old Mill Campus

Opportunities are available to serve at the Old Mill Campus: Small Group Shepherds in Grade 1 at 10:45 AM, Grade 2 at 9 AM & 10:45 AM and Grade 3 at 9 AM. A greeter and a secretary are also needed for the Older Toddlers at 10:45 AM. Pick up information at the Kids Connect booth in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus, or contact the Kids Connect office / 938.1520 / kathym@cccomaha.org.

Old Mill Campus

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 / Selfcontained classroom, traditional classroom and teen class / Old Mill Campus. For information contact Kathy McKelvey / 938.1520 / kathym@cccomaha.org.

Sixers / Grade 6

Today / 9 AM / EC 188 Wednesdays / 6:30 PM / Gym

Junior High / 7-8th

WIRED / today / 9 AM / FLC 141 Stampede small groups Tonight / 5:30 PM / Gym Capture the Flag / November 13 / 6:30pm / $5 / Gym Page 2

High School / 9-12th

RUSHhour / today / 9 AM / Student Center Freshman I.O. groups /Today / 5:30 - 7:30 PM / Student Center I.O. Groups / Today / 6 - 8 PM / various homes Fall Retreat / November 6-8 / $99 ($89 each if you bring a non-CCC friend) Registration and payment due today.

Sarpy Campus Ages birth - Grade 5

Sundays / 9 and 10:45 AM

Truthopolis

Friends ministry

Students

Friends on Friday / Meets November 6 / 6 - 9 PM / WC 106 / Old Mill Campus. For information on Friends on Friday, contact Emily Born / 960.7800 / eschmad@gmail.com.

This series for elementary age children demonstrates what generosity is, what forms it can take. Bible lessons, object lessons, memory verse emphasis, games and prizes are all part of the fun. Wednesdays / through November 11 / 6:30 - 8 PM / Lewis and Clark Middle School. For information or to register your child, contact Darla Bair / 938.1521 / darlab@ cccomaha.org.

College / 8:08

Big Group / Thursday / 8:08 PM / Student Center Sign up for a small group at cccomaha.org/college.

Sarpy Campus Junior High / 6 - 8th

WIRED / today / 9 AM / Lobby Stampede small groups / Tonight / 5:30 PM / Ramaekers’s home, 1006

Hardwood Drive, Papillion Capture the Flag / November 13 / 6:30pm / $5 / Gym / Old Mill Campus

High School

Today / 9 AM / Room 115 I.O.Groups / Tonight / 6-8 PM / Parker’s home / 11405 S 43rd St / Bellevue Fall Retreat / November 6-8 / $99 ($89 each if you bring a non-CCC friend) Registration and payment due today.

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Groups Becoming a RISKS disciple is a life-long process and being in group helps you grow as a disciple. Explore one of the options listed below to help you grow in your discipleship journey.

Journey groups

Bonnie Borgum at the Old Mill Campus / 938.1560 / bonnieb@cccomaha.org or Bob and Janice Cummings at the Sarpy Campus / 339.4594 / jan1716@aol.com.

Seeker groups

Men

Every other Friday / Sarpy Campus area / This new study focuses on leadership by looking at the life of Nehemiah. For information, contact Bo Buettenback / 403.4646 / nebestshooter@yahoo.com.

Prayer

Sundays / 9 AM / Media Center / Sarpy Campus / Men’s Fraternity / Discover the life God wants for you. For information, contact Allen Follmer / 331.1789 / arfuture@cox.net.

Sundays / 10:30 AM / Lobby / Sarpy Campus / focus on prayer for Sarpy

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. For information, contact

Men’s study

The Sarpy Campus Men’s Ministry is studying  The Truth Project Tuesdays at John Thompson’s home / Bellevue. Developed by Focus on the Family, this study looks at life from a biblical perspective, discussing the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview. For information, contact Dan Brandt / 296.5357 or visit thetruthproject. org.

Women

Sundays / 6 - 7:30 PM / FLC 131 / Old Mill Campus / Led by Doug Meier, this group will discuss the life of David. For information, contact Doug / 980.5826.

The fall session for Women’s Bible studies has begun. For a list of available groups, visit cccomaha.org or contact Lisa Brown / 938.1572 / lisab@cccomaha.org.

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

Point of Hope

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.

Sarpy women’s book club

Wednesdays / 7 - 8:30 PM / Scheel’s in Village Pointe / Through November 18 / Led by Reid Brown and Ken Hultgren, this group will discuss being a husband using the book The Christian Husband by Bob Lepine. To sign up, contact Reid Brown / 938.1561 / reidb@cccomaha.org.

This group is designed for single moms. Meets the second and fourth Sundays of the month / 9 AM / FLC 233 / Old Mill Campus / Led by Jennifer Burchfiel. For information, contact Jennifer / 578.1104. Pick up a copy of Crazy Love, by Francis Chan, and take your time reading it for the next Sarpy Women’s Book Club / November 12 / 7 PM / Julie McClannan’s house, 1511 Sunshine Blvd, Bellevue / For information, contact Julie / 291.8349.

These groups focuses on real questions seekers have. For information, contact Tim Perry / 330.3360 / timp@cccomaha.org.

Sundays / 8 AM / WC 118 / Old Mill Campus / focuses on morning worship services

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

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.

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Groups Boomers and seniors New Community Groups

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

Renewal

groups on Tuesdays All those attending Tuesday evening groups are welcome to begin with worship in the Chapel / Old Mill Campus / 6:30 - 7 PM. All groups below will meet at the Old Mill Campus. Childcare for infants through age 6 is available from 6:20 - 8:45 PM.

Growing through negative emotions

When needs are not met or when you are not heard, you experience negative emotions. This group with expose you to communication skills in a supportive

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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 this country. Ecclesia / FLC 135 These loving seniors are dedicated to the in-depth study of God’s Word and its relevance to their lives. SALT (Spiritually Advancing Linked Together) / FLC 143 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.

Stamp Ministry

off of envelopes. The stamps are sold to stamp collectors. Over $500,000 has been raised to support the radio program Alianza en Marcha (The Alliance on the March) and to translate and print Christian literature and curriculum for children in South America.

Senior Lunch and Fellowship

This group for senior adults meets the first Tuesday of the month at the Old Mill Campus. The next meeting is November 3 / 11:30 AM / FLC 130 / Old Mill Campus. Enjoy a delicious lunch ($5), God-honoring devotional, great fellowship and fun playing games. RSVP by 12 PM the prior Friday to Betty Roberts / 933.9152 or Audrey Gollehon / 895.5495 or at the Senior Adults booth at the Old Mill campus.

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.

Fridays / 8 - 11 AM / FLC 130 / Old Mill Campus / Gather each week for fellowship as you tear cancelled stamps

environment to help you build lifegiving relationships. Begin with optional worship in the Chapel at 6:30 PM; the group meets at 7 PM. For information, contact Andrew Gilquist / 932.6107.

Restarting

This group 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. Materials fee: $20. Begin with optional worship in the Chapel at 6:30 PM; the group meets at 7 PM. For information, contact Kay Osika / kayosika@yahoo.com.

Depression and bi-polar support

If you or someone you care about struggles with depression or bi-polar disorder, come find the hope, acceptance, education and support you need. Begin with optional worship in the Chapel at 6:30 PM; the group meets at 7 PM. For information, contact Randy Hughell / 990.8012 / newhope.dbsa@gmail.com.

Veterans support group

You’re home now, but your life is not the same. This group for men and women is a place to talk about the confusion and to lend support to veterans. Led by Mike Goett / Begin with optional worship in the Chapel at 6:30 PM; the group meets at 7 PM.

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Groups Renewal (cont.) groups on Tuesdays Men of integrity I

The purpose of Men of Integrity is to help men address lust in a safe, supportive, grace-filled environment that promotes honesty with yourself, others and God. Begin with optional worship in the Chapel at 6:30 PM; the group meets at 7 PM. For information, contact Jerry Busselman / 290.2289.

Resolve

This men’s group is a next step from Men of Integrity where you will define and implement a game plan for purity. Begin with optional worship in the Chapel at 6:30 PM; the group meets at 7 PM. For information, contact Greg Gensler / 690.2654. Ends November 10.

DivorceCare

Separation and divorce can be the most painful and stressful experiences you 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. Begin with optional worship in the Chapel at 6:30 PM; the group meets at 7 PM. For information, contact Mary Lou Rodgers / marylrodgers@yahoo.com.

DivorceCare for Kids

For kids ages 6-12, this group will focus on similar topics as DivorceCare, helping families heal together. Tuesdays / 7 – 8:30 PM. For information, contact Beth Schweitz / schweitzb@yahoo.com.

Love & respect

This class enables couples to bridge the divide between husband and wife by helping them learn to communicate

in a manner that builds intimacy. Begin with optional worship in the Chapel at 6:30 PM; the group meets at 7 PM. For information, contact Bob & Sue Vanden Brink / vbsue@cox.net.

Does someone you love struggle 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 and for his or her “getting better,” and how to take care of yourselves, others and your relationship with God. Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month / Begin with optional worship in the Chapel at 6:30 PM; the group meets at 7 PM. For information, contact: Donyce Brenneman, Ph.D., Co-Director for the Nebraska Chapter of the National Eating Disorder Association / 932.6500.

Career networking support group

Get support while transitioning into a new career. Based on your career goals and objectives, you will take an assessment and potentially receive specific career training opportunities. Begin with optional worship in the Chapel at 6:30 PM; the group meets at 7 PM. For information, contact Wendell Nelson / 938.1573 / wendelln@cccomaha.org, or Mike Familetti / 716.0394.

Renewal

weekly groups 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. For information, contact Lyle Burkle / 498.0404.

Celebrate Recovery step study

Shattered hearts support group

This is a safe, supportive group for women dealing with fallout from being in relationship with a man who struggles with a sexual addiction. Sundays / 6 – 8 PM / For information, contact Karen Busselman / 630.2872 / karenb@cccomaha.org.

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 the first Monday of the month / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus. For information, contact Sue Beed / 938.1570 / sueb@cccomaha.org.

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. For information, conact Ruthie Boettcher / 402.296.2671 richandruthb@windstream.net.

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, their spouses, their neighbors and co-workers. Thursdays / 7 – 8 PM / Old Mill Campus. For information, contact Andrew Gilquist / 932.6107.

Celebrate Recovery

A biblical and balanced approach to experiencing God’s healing power and freedom from hurts, habits and hangups. Fridays / 7 - 8:30 PM / FLC 141 suite / Old Mill Campus. For information, conatct Barbie Christianson / Barbara_Christianson@irco.com

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

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Groups Deaf Fellowship

about God. The program includes Bible stories, crafts, videos, verse memorization and snacks.

Fellowship afterwards. For information contact Mary Kimmons / mkkimmons@gmail.com.

Two levels of sign language classes are available. / Sunday evenings / through December 6 / 6 - 7:30 PM / FLC 230, 232, 236 / Old Mill Campus / To register, email janohls@cox.net.

Sunday adult classes

Community events

Children’s classes

Men and Women’s Bible studies

Sign language classes

Sundays / 10:45 AM - 12 PM / FLC 234 / Old Mill Campus /Sunday school provides a place for children to meet and learn

Sundays / 10:45 AM - 12 AM / FLC 236 (new location) / Old Mill Campus / Bible study, stories in ASL, prayer, music, fellowship and refreshments.

Deafellowship meets every third Sunday / 12:30 PM / Westroads Mall Food Court / Everyone is welcome.

Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / EC 180 and 182. Men will study the Old Testament, Women will study Listening to God.

Electives

Electives focus on specific topics for a defined period of time. These classes are a good springboard to learning more of what it means to be a RISKS disciple.

Discover your spiritual gifts

Unlock your God given potential as you discover how your Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, and Experiences SHAPE you to serve God with joy. Sundays / 10:45 AM / Old Mill Campus / November 1 - December 6 / materials fee $10 /Register online at cccomaha.org or visit the Ministry Connections booth in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus. For information, contact John Pritchard / 651.3936.

CCC 201

CCC 201 is an elective outlining the values and characteristics of a growing disciple and is a prerequisite for membership. The next session at the Old Mill Campus is November 20 - 21. For details and to sign up, visit cccomaha.org or stop by the Welcome Center at the Old Mill Campus, or the Information Table at the Sarpy Campus.

Good $ense budget course

Learn principles for transforming your finances and life. Through November 11 / 6:30 – 8 PM / Sarpy Campus / Media Center Page 6

Low impact exercise class

Wednesdays / 10 AM / FLC 154 / Old Mill Campus / All ages are welcome. Sign up at the class.

Gathering

Apocalypse: Will it all really end?

The other-worldly symbolism of the apocalyptic visions in the books of Daniel and Revelation raises questions about what really happens when Christ returns. Gathering is a great opportunity to invite others to explore these and other tough questions. Box lunches are available for $5; lunch is free for collegeage attenders. Sundays / 12:30 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus.

Today / When Jesus returns

The return of Jesus is prophesied to be an end to old ways and the beginning of new life for those who have trusted Jesus. Join Lead Pastor Mark Ashton as he explains how decisions you make today will influence what happens when Jesus returns.

Digging deeper electives

Dig deeper into the Bible at one of these two Sunday morning electives at the Old Mill Campus. No advance registration is required. Forming / Using concepts from Dr. Dallas Willard, facilitators will share principles for engaging with God and the Bible in ways that transform your soul. Facilitated by Mark Newhouse, Sue Sather and Wendell Nelson / 9 AM / EC 178. Ends November 29. I Corinthians / Few cities in the ancient world come as close to the American church and society as Corinth. Diversity with divisions prevented this church from moving on to maturity. This elective will draw out principles from this New Testament narrative for the modern church. Facilitated by Dr. Karl Pagenkemper of Grace University. / 10:45 AM / FLC 231. Ends November 29.

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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 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? Place checks or cash: • in the offering baskets during the morning worship services at the Old Mill Campus and Sarpy 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.

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 at cccomaha.org. Enroll online or contact Doni Gregory / donig@cccomaha.org / 938.1512.

etithing

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

An offering envelope is required to obtain a receipt for cash offerings. Contribution envelopes can be obtained at the Old Mill

Serving opportunities Old Mill Campus, Sarpy Campus and the city Old Mill Campus The technical ministry utilizes a wide range of talent to support CCC through audio, video, lighting and staging. The team is currently looking for volunteers to help in many areas of ministry. For information, contact Micah Yost / 330.3360 / micahy@cccomaha.org. Volunteers are needed to help prepare and clean up for communion each month. For information, contact Sandy Carroll / 938.1540 / sandyc@cccomaha. org. Guests will quickly come to some conclusions during their first few minutes at CCC. First impressions are often lasting impressions, making the ministry of the greeters one of the most important things that happen at CCC. Currently there are openings for the first Sunday of the month at the northeast classroom entrance, the second Sunday of the month during the second service at the Gym entrance and the fourth Sunday of the month at the Gym entrance. For information, contact Michael and Karen Baumert / baumerts@ cox.net / 667.7278 or Bonnie Borgum / bonnieb@cccomaha.org / 938.1560. Help with small jobs like painting, minor carpentry, maintaining road markers Page 7

or cleaning light pole lenses on the Building Ministry Support Team. For information, contact Israel Cordero / 938.1582 / israelc@cccomaha.org.

Join the set up and tear down team. Sign up at the information table. For information, contact Kevin Weir / 991.2250 / kmweir@cox.net.

Assist with redesigning landscaping areas or plant new flower beds and seasonal plant and shrub selections to give the Old Mill Campus a fresh look. Some heavy equipment experience is needed. For information, contact Israel Cordero / 938.1582 / israelc@cccomaha.org.

Old Mill and Sarpy Campus

Help with classroom minor renovation, painting and redesign. Paint, put up a new bulletin board or blinds to make a difference in a classroom. For information, contact Israel Cordero / 938.1582 / israelc@cccomaha.org.

Serve in the city

Assist with the general upkeep at the Old Mill Campus. Clean light poles, signs and outside windows, keep doors in good working order and organize storage areas. For information, contact Israel Cordero / 938.1582 / israelc@cccomaha.org.

Sarpy Campus

Plug in one Sunday a month in the hospitality area. For information, contact Julie Moessner / 938.1538 / juliem@cccomaha.org or stop by the Information Table.

Drivers are needed to pick-up and return seniors on Sunday mornings for worship services at CCC. For information, contact Paul Gedden / 938.1574 / paulg@cccomaha.org. AAA Center for Pregnancy Counseling Be an advocate or RN at the AAACPC. For information, contact Christina Amarasinghe / 390.9700 x 1002 / christina@aaacpc.com.

Compass Ministries

Compass Ministries is in need of snacks for 40 hungry students in the after school program each Thursday throughout the school year. If you love to bake and would be interested in providing snacks on a rotating basis, contact Stacie Unrau / 558.8646 / staciecompass@ qwestoffice.net.

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Missions Update on Graham and Carrie Frank “On Sunday September 19, I (Graham) climbed into the front seat of the vehicle to begin the journey home after two project trips and three long weeks in India. We traveled for five hours through the early morning jungle air on a crumbling one lane road to reach the train station. We boarded the train and continued on for 36 hours across the Indian plain (this trip was extended by four hours because the train hit a buffalo or there was a mechanical issue that needed attention. I’m still not sure which it was, as both stories were told with great enthusiasm). We arrived in Delhi and I jumped in to a taxi to head straight to the International airport (15 hours direct from Delhi to Chicago). Made it through the three hour layover in Chicago and arrived back in Omaha. All in all it was two days and 15 hours to get home from eastern India. Now I am taking some time to get reacquainted with Everett (these young ones change a lot in three weeks) and getting used to the idea of working without a formal office. This project trip marks the beginning of my full time work with Engineering Ministries International (eMi), and our family will spend the next few months working from Omaha and preparing for our transition to life overseas.”

Please pray:

1. We have decided to rent our home rather than sell it at this time. Please pray for renters who will benefit from being in our home. 2. Priya will have an intense three months of speech and language therapy. Please pray that she makes great strides leading up to her one-year evaluation in December. Praise God – she now has 70 words. 3. Our financial support. We have about 85% of our monthly support at this time. Please pray that the Lord would provide 10-15 more monthly supporter who would be able to give $10-100 per month and that we would be able to be 100% supported.

2010 Short term missions opportunities For information on specific trips or an application, contact Craig Walter / 938.1575 / craigw@cccomaha.org. January 28 - February 6 / Bamako, Mali - Working with missionary Gordon Roedding, this team will hold strategic planning seminars for 10 - 15 Malian business owners. Business men and women are needed to teach prepared materials. February 15-28 / Koutiala, Mali - A construction and medical team will travel to The Hospital for Women and Children in Koutiala. Up to nine construction team members and up to four doctors and nurses are needed, especially OB/GYNs and surgeons. February 27 - March 6 / El Salvador - This team of six people will work with missionaries Lance and Karina Grush bringing an evangelistic program into the public schools.

The Christian and Missionary Alliance The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) establishes communities of Christ that can multiply themselves. Currently, the C&MA has 900 missionaries serving in 81 countries. C&MA workers are financed through The Great Commission Fund (GCF), and CCC attenders can contribute through offering envelopes or etithing. To learn more about the C&MA, visit cmalliance.org.

Stay up to date

Prayer for Missions Lance & Karina Grush (El Salvador):

Pray for the children and teenagers in the Bible studies Lance leads, that they will grow in their relationships with the Lord.

Short term missions

Pray for those at CCC who are considering short-term mission trips in 2010. Pray that God will direct their thinking and show them His will in their decision making process.

Dusty & Julia Reynolds (Mali)

“Pray for continued forward movement in Sababu, praise for the progress this week. Pray for diligence to be out among the people to get to know them and form relationships. Pray for Julia who is battling some type of stomach virus and is under the weather.”

Chris & Liz (Far East)

Pray for Chris and Liz as they continue to expand their coffee business. Pray their business will be a light that will attract people to them in a way that they can share Christ.

Ashley Baer

Ashley is a soon-to-be college graduate at CCC who is considering spending one to two years serving on a mission field somewhere. Pray for Ashley as she tries to discern where God would have her serve. Also pray for Ashley as the evil one tries cause doubt and frustration in her heart.

Short term team to Mali

Pray for Jim Nichols, Kurtis Kammerer and Dave Palidino. These three will be conducting a Business as Mission seminar in Bamako with missionary Gordon Roedding. They leave for Mali on October 30 and return November 6.

To signup for the monthly “CCC Missions Insider,” email craigw@cccomaha.org. Checkout the new missions blog at cccomaha.org. Page 8

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Announcements Old Mill & Sarpy Campus Submit items to the Hub

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Memorial service

A memorial service was held on October 19 for Gayle Petersen. Please pray for her family at this time.

The Colors of Christmas

Nebraska Christian College presents The Colors of Christmas, a special one-night concert event featuring Jaci Valazques, Salvador and the Nebraska Christian College Gospel Choir. Saturday, December 12 / 7 PM / Omaha Civic Music Hall / Tickets are $18.50 or $22 and are on sale November 2 at the Qwest Center Box Office or at ticketmaster.com. / For information, visit nechristian.edu.

Day of prayer for children and schools

Join with women from around the world to pray the lives of the children in the community and around the world. Moms In Touch International is hosting Arise! Cry Out!, a worldwide day of prayer for children and schools on November 14 / 9 AM to 1 PM / Covenant Presbyterian Church, 15002 Blondo Street / Register at momsInTouch. org. For information, contact Marcene Johnson / 334.7729 / marcenejohnson@ aol.com.

Blanket and coat donations

Do you have an extra blanket or coat? There are many refugees coming to Omaha this fall and winter from tropical climates and they are cold! If you have an extra blanket, comforter or coat that you would like to give, contact Mark and Lori Kiser / 331.1890.

Daylight savings time

Daylight Savings ends on November 1. Remember to set your clocks back one hour on October 31.

Old Mill Campus work day

Mark your calendar for the Old Mill Campus work day on November 14. Volunteers will spend half a day working and cleaning the Old Mill Campus inside and out. Watch the Hub for more details.

Priscilla Circle

This month’s meetings are October 26 at 5 PM and October 27 at 9:30 AM in FLC 132 at the Old Mill Campus. Women’s prayer begins at 5 PM on Monday and supper follows at 5:30. If you have any of the 500 scripture card calendars to be sent to Brazil, please get those completed and in by the end of the month. These are used for outreach in Sao Paulo. Impresionz Turkish jewelry will also be available.

Coffee with an international worker

Have coffee with Carrie Frank, international worker heading to India, on Thursday, October 29 / 9:30 - 11 AM / Peggy Schlieker’s home, 18412 Nina. For information, contact Peggy / 895.1928.

Career networking speaker

During a search for a new job many people forget to stop and determine what they want from life, leading to job after job that does not help them achieve their goals. Andrea Travillian of Smart Step Omaha will help you figure out what you do want from life and how that can make finding a job that fits your life easier. Tuesday, October 27, at the Career Networking Group. For more details, see page 5.

Recharge men’s retreat / November 13 - 15

This weekend is for men age 18 and up to get away and recharge at Camp Rivercrest. Spend quality time with God while enjoying fun activities like paintball, archery and high ropes. There will be awesome food, a challenging speaker and meaningful worship times. Spend some extended quality time with the men in your small groups, Bible studies or prayer teams. Price is $109 per person. To signup, contact Reid Brown / 938.1561 / reidb@cccomaha.org.

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2010 Governing Board nominations

Written nominations are now being accepted for open positions on the Governing Board and Stewardship Team for 2010. Visit cccomaha.org for selection criteria. If you would like to suggest a name for consideration, email it to Jannie Price / janniep@cccomaha.org or mail it to Christ Community Church / Attn: Jannie Price / 404 S 108th Ave. / Omaha, NE 68154, by November 1.

Camp Rivercrest Retreat

Registration is now available for the Scrapbook, Quilt and Craft Retreat held November 6-8 and is $109. For information or to register for these retreats, visit camprivercrest.org.

Counseling ministry

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 Sue Beed / 938.1570 / sueb@cccomaha.org.

Worship set lists

The worship set lists from each venue are posted weekly at music.cccomaha.org. This is a great resource for those who found meaning in a song during worship and want to find the song details.

Board meeting minutes

Copies of the minutes from CCC’s board meetings can be found on the bulletin board near the Gym entrance at the Old Mill Campus.

Connect online

Catch up with CCC on Facebook (facebook.com/cccomaha), YouTube and Twitter. Visit cccomaha.org for videos, podcasts, mp3’s and ministry blogs.

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Announcements (Cont.) Business information General Fund Giving September received September budgeted Above/(below) budget

$384,716 $310,946 $73,770

YTD 2009* YTD 2008 same period Above/(below) 2008

$3,385,062 $3,398,049 ($12,987)

General Fund Expenses September actual September budgeted Above/(below) budget

$331,378 $378,485 $ (47,107)

YTD thru September 2009* $3,423,917 YTD thru September 2008 $3,472,012 Above/(below) 2008 $(48,095)

*Year-to-date (YTD) information is updated weekly; monthly information is updated first week of each month.

General Fund through September 2009 Giving $3,127,173 Expenses $3,423,917 Excess/(deficit) $ (296,744)

Attendance October 18 Old Mill Campus: 2,536 Sarpy Campus: 172 Total Attendance: 2,708

Great Commission Received YTD 2009* Received YTD 2008 Above/(below) 2008

$552,922 $581,042 $(28,120)

CCC Sarpy Halloween outreach

Halloween outreach materials are available starting today. Several creative ideas are included for you to get to know your neighbors. Pick up a packet at the Information Table.

United in Prayer project

Be sure to get your United in Prayer project envelope and take the challenge. The goal is to have every person at Sarpy United in Prayer. Nehemiah 1:11

Sarpy women’s book club

Pick up a copy of Crazy Love, by Francis Chan, for the next Sarpy Women’s Book Club / November 12 / 7 PM / Julie McClannan’s house, 1511 Sunshine Blvd, Bellevue / For information, contact Julie / 291.8349.

Men’s study

The Sarpy Campus Men’s Ministry is studying The Truth Project Tuesdays at John Thompson’s home / Bellevue. This study looks at life from a biblical perspective. For information, contact Dan Brandt / 296.5357 or visit thetruthproject.org.

Truthopolis

This series for elementary age children demonstrates what generosity is, what forms it can take. Bible lessons, object lessons, memory verse emphasis, games and prizes are all part of the fun. Wednesdays / through November 11 / Page 10

6:30 - 8 PM / Lewis and Clark Middle School. For information or to register your child, contact Darla Bair / 938.1521 / darlab@ cccomaha.org.

Prayer at Sarpy

Stop by the Information Table and pick up a prayer calendar. Sunday AM / Meet in the lobby at 10:30 AM Sundays to pray for CCC Sarpy. Led by Steve Moessner.

Journey groups

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. For information contact Janice Cummings / 339.4594 / jan1716@aol.com.

Men’s study group

Every other Friday / Sarpy Campus area / This new study focuses on leadership by looking at the life of Nehemiah. For information, contact Bo Butteenback / 403.4646 / nebestshooter@yahoo.com. Sundays / 9 AM / Media Center / Sarpy Campus / Men’s Fraternity / Discover the life God wants for you. For information, contact Allen Follmer / 331.1789 / arfuture@cox.net.

Serve at Sarpy

Plug in one Sunday a month in the hospitality area. For information, contact Julie Moessner / 938.1538 / juliem@cccomaha.org or stop by the Information Table. Join the set up and tear down team. Each week, men and women of any age spend an hour setting up and tearing down for Sunday worship services. For information, contact Kevin Weir / 991.2250 / kmweir@cox.net or stop by the Information Table.

Stay connected

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

Sarpy campus pastor Steve Walters / 330.3360 x 428

Steve Walters’ blog

Stay up to date with the latest Sarpy news and what Steve is hearing from God at cccomaha.org/multisite.

Joy boxes

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

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