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The latest happenings at CCC

Week of November 22, 2009

Contents

Lee Strobel: The Case for Christmas

Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel will explore the traditional Christmas story, examining the historical authenticity of Jesus’ birth.

Kids Connect 2

Students 2

Groups 3

Saturday, December 12 / 6 PM / Worship Center / Old Mill Campus Sunday, December 13 / 9 & 10:45 AM / Old Mill Campus & Sarpy Campus* Sunday, December 13 / 12:30 PM / Student Center / includes time for Q&A * video presentation at the Sarpy Campus

Guest information 2

Electives 6 Gathering 6 Kingdom Investment 7

Missions Catalog This Christmas, consider giving a gift that makes in impact the lives of people and in ministries around the world. Pick up a copy of the CCC Missions Catalog. The gift you purchase will change the world as it changes the hearts and minds of people you will never meet in places that you may never visit.

Help Wanted 7

Missions 8

Announcements 9 CCC Sarpy 10

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

Gathering

Gathering begins today / 12:30 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus with the new series Predicting Jesus. Did the prophets know they were predicting Jesus? Explore the evidence that Old Testament prophets predicted the coming of Jesus many centuries before His birth in this fact-packed, three-week series. See page 6 for details.

Christmas Outreach

Before your calendar fills up, take a moment to consider a Simple Christmas and participate in one of the simple Christmas outreach options. See page 9 for details.

Series Survey: Where is God when?

Please take the message series survey found on cccomaha. org as the series wraps up. The leaders, writers and other volunteers who made this series happen thrive on great feedback, and your responses will help CCC staff and volunteers lead and teach better in the future.

The King

Don’t miss The King, a musical presentation by the CCC choir and orchestra in the Worship Center at the Old Mill Campus Saturday, December 19 / 6 PM Sunday, December 20 / 9 & 10:45 AM

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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. 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 3 at 9 AM, Grade 1 and 2 at 10:45 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.

Friends Sunday mornings / Selfcontained classroom, traditional classroom and teen class / Old Mill Campus. For information contact Kathy McKelvey / 938.1520 / kathym@cccomaha.org. Friends on Friday / Meets December 4 / 6 - 9 PM / WC 106 / Old Mill Campus. For information on Friends on Friday, contact Emily Born / 960.7800 / emborn2009@gmail.com.

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.

Sarpy Campus Ages birth - Grade 5

Sundays / 9 and 10:45 AM

Students Old Mill Campus Note: There will be no Junior High or High School small groups at the Old Mill Campus or the Sarpy Campus on November 29 due to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Sixers / Grade 6

Today / 9 AM / EC 188 No Sixers Wednesday this week due to Thanksgiving. Sixers resumes December 2.

Junior High / 7-8th

WIRED / today / 9 AM / FLC 141

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Stampede experience / off campus / talk to your leader for details. No regular Stampede tonight due to the off campus experience.

Christmas Talent Show / December 20 / 6 PM / Student Center / $5

Christmas Bash / December 11 / 7 PM / $10 / Gym / Old Mill Campus

College / 8:08

High School

Christmas Bash / December 11 / 7 PM / $10 / Gym

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

Today / 9 AM / Room 115

Sarpy Campus

Velocity / December 2 & 9 / 7 PM / Neppl’s House / 2537 N 160th Ave, Omaha

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 Velocity / December 2 & 9 / 7 PM / Neppl’s House / 2537 N 160th Ave, Omaha

Junior High / 6 - 8th

WIRED / today / 9 AM / Lobby Stampede experience / off campus / talk to your leader for details. No regular Stampede tonight due to the off campus experience.

I.O. Groups / tonight / 6 - 8 PM / Parker’s House / 11405 S 43rd St / 68123

Christmas Talent Show / December 20 / 6 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus / $5

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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

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.

Prayer

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

Sundays / 6 - 7:30 PM / FLC 131 / Old Mill Campus / Led by Doug Meier, this group will discuss Michael Card’s book, A Sacred Sorrow: Reaching out to God in the Lost Language of Lament. Begins today. For information, contact Doug / 980.5826. 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. Fridays / 6:30 – 7:30 AM / FLC 145 / Old Mill Campus / This group led by Terry Frolio will use the book Walking with God by John Eldredge that discusses how God shapes us into godly men. For information, contact Terry / 350.7357.

Women Registration for the winter session of women’s Bible studies will begin December 6. Classes begin January 12. For information, visit cccomaha.org or contact Lisa Brown / 938.1572 / lisab@cccomaha.org.

Point of Hope

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.

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.

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.

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

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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 Word, pray and play together. Visit thankfulhearts.net. 10:45 AM / Old Mill Campus Ambassadors / FLC 132 These caring and praying seniors focus

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

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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.

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.

Summer kitchen breakfast

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.

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

Sojourners / FLC 139 These praying seniors share love, joy and care while exploring God’s Word and upholding God’s call for global missions.

This group for senior adults meets the third Tuesday of the month at the Old Mill Campus and is open to all ages. Coffee fellowship begins at 9:30 AM in the Atrium followed by lunch in the Gym. The next meeting is December 15. RSVP to Margaret McIvor / 553.5426 or at the Senior Adults booth in the Atrium of the Old Mill Campus. For more information, contact Paul Gedden / 938.1574 / paulg@cccomaha.org

Stamp Ministry

Fridays / 8 - 11 AM / FLC 130 / Old Mill Campus / Gather each week for fellowship as you tear cancelled stamps off of envelopes. The stamps are sold to stamp collectors. Over $650,000 has been raised to print Christian literature and curriculum for children in South America.

Senior Lunch and Fellowship

Super Adults

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.

This group for senior adults meets the first Tuesday of the month at the Old Mill Campus. The next meeting is December 1 / 11:30 AM / FLC 130 / Old Mill Campus. Enjoy a delicious lunch ($5), devotional,

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.

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.

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.

Career networking support group

GriefShare is a seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. It is designed to help you successfully travel the journey from mourning to joy. Wednesdays / 6:308 PM / EC 178 / Old Mill Campus. For information, contact Ruthie Boettcher / 402.296.2671 / richandruthb@ windstream.net.

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. Special guest speakers: November 24 / Deb Christensen, a Business Service Representative for the Nebraska Department of Labor, and December 1 / Ron Distransky, founder of MidAmerica Placement Service Inc. 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 or visit godlyjobsearch.com

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.

GriefShare

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

Celebrate Recovery step study

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

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

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Groups Deaf Fellowship Sign language classes

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.

Children’s classes

Sundays / 10:45 AM - 12 PM / FLC 234 / Old Mill Campus /Sunday school provides

a place for children to meet and learn about God. The program includes Bible stories, crafts, videos, verse memorization and snacks.

Sunday adult classes

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

182. Men will study the Old Testament, Women will study Listening to God. Fellowship afterwards. For information contact Mary Kimmons / mkkimmons@gmail.com.

Community events

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

Men and Women’s Bible studies

Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / EC 180 and

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.

Digging deeper electives Parenting Elective

Using material from Focus on the Family, elementary counselor Pam Henrickson provides a biblical perspective on parenting. Sunday nights through December 6 / 6 PM / FLC 130 - 132. No childcare provided

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.

Low impact exercise class

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

Gathering Predicting Jesus

Did the prophets know they were predicting Jesus? Explore the evidence that Old Testament prophets predicted the coming of Jesus many centuries before His birth in this fact-packed three week series. Meets 12:30 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus

Today / Meeting the Prophets

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John Holmes as he discusses the identities of Old Testament prophets and the impact their unique insight had centuries later.

both times and what does that mean for biblical prophecy today?

December 6 / Understanding Prophesy

As a former atheist, author Lee Strobel has unique insight into the most difficult questions about faith and God. Bring a friend, enjoy a great lunch, and listen as one of America’s best apologists tackles Christianity’s toughest questions.

Can biblical prophecies be fulfilled more than once? Spiritual Discovery Pastor Tim Perry looks at how Old Testament prophets predicted both events in their day and the coming of Christ centuries later. Were their predictions accurate

December 13 / Q&A with Lee Strobel

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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

eTithing 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

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Michael and Karen Baumert / baumerts@ cox.net / 667.7278 or Bonnie Borgum / bonnieb@cccomaha.org / 938.1560.

contact Julie Moessner / 938.1538 / juliem@cccomaha.org or stop by the Information Table.

Help with small jobs like painting, minor carpentry, maintaining road markers 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Old Mill and Sarpy Campus

Serve in the city

Sarpy Campus

Plug in one Sunday a month in the hospitality area. For information,

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Missions Update from John and Tracy Deseck in Zambia “I thought God did lots of things for us back in the states. Here in Zambia it is like He has taken full control of our lives lately. God has taken control of our actions and outcomes. We are now just machines He is operating. We are both engineer types so that is the easiest way I can describe it. Here are some huge things God has done through us: First, while out walking around our neighborhood, where everyone has cement block walls and are told it is not safe to go out after 5 PM if you are not Zambian, we met a Chinese man also out walking. He was eager to practice his English. Well it just so happens that Serving in Mission (SIM) has a Chinese pastor in from Australia for two months trying to start the first ever Chinese Christian church in Zambia. We invited them all over for supper the following week. This has lead to a good friendship between the Chinese neighbor and John. The Chinese man lives in a compound with some of his office workers - one who has already accepted Christ but was afraid to let her boss know. Well it just so happens this Chinese neighbor, Sha Ming, is the top manager for all of the Zambian Chinese mining operations, which are very large operations. If Sha Ming decides to eventually accept Christ, than many of his mining workers will be open to hear the Gospel. Sha Ming has just offered to help us move again. He and one of his engineers (whose wife is Christian) are coming over to our new house this Saturday. Please pray. Isn’t it amazing how this unusual encounter with Sha Ming was all set up by God alone? We were just open to be friendly to our neighbor.”

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.

Prayer for Missions Graham & Carrie Frank (India)

“Pray that our home would quickly rent to a family who needs a good place to land.”

Mike & Sue Farho (Tunisia)

Pray for Sue Farho as she leads a weekly Bible study with women, several of whom are trapped in difficult cultural situations.

Answered Prayers

Praise God for the safe return of the Business as Mission team from Mali and for the safe return of Craig Walter and Bob DeFord from their trip to the Middle East and Africa.

Dusty & Julia Reynolds (Mali)

“We recently spent an hour touring a possible sight for Sababu Manufacturing Company. Please pray that if this is the right place for Sababu, that we can rent it for a good price.”

Carolyn Thorson (Gabon)

“Pray that Pastor Sangoye in Gabon is able to get my entry permit which I must have before flying. Pray that I finish my buying and boxing up of last minute items that I plan to ship to Gabon in the next container (leaving the US the end of January).”

Norman & Vickie Sutton (Guatemala)

“Pray for perseverance and understanding in language school. Pray for continued health and safety as we live and walk the streets.”

Stay up to date

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

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.

Joan Hoag Memorial

The Kids Connect Ministry would like to thank the Hoag family for the memorial fund celebrating Joan’s life designated for Kids Connect at CCC. Knowing Joan’s love for God’s Word and her passion for children, the funds provided have been used to purchase Bibles for Kid’s Connect classrooms. The Bibles will be a blessing to children for many years as well as a useful tool for volunteers.

New Members

The following people have been approved for membership and are committed to being RISKS-taking disciples: Carol Archuleta Becky Bauman, Dave Bauman, Chelsie Caldwell, Julie Corbett, Kevin Forristall, Vanessa Forristall, Daniel Garvey, Heather Girndt, Michael Girndt, Marsha Gormley, Rebecca Grelson, Kate Henry, Linda Hofe, Curt Hofer, Brad Kohler, Carol Kohler, Kelsi Kohler, Amanda Mikado, Dina Miller, Marie Morris, Sharon Orduna, Claire Perry, Kyle Peterson, Megan Peterson, Charles Quelette, Jackie Quelette-Clausen, Elosia Robinson, Merrie Rutherford, Richard Rutherford, Phil Smith, Zachary Tegeder, Teresa Tegeder and Louis Thomas.

Women’s Retreat 2010

Mark March 5 -7 on your calendars for the 2010 Women’s Retreat. Watch the Hub for more details.

Priscilla Circle

Don’t miss the turkey supper and projects for CCC missionaries on Monday, November 23 / 5:30 PM / FLC 132 at the Old MIll Campus. Prayer begins at 5 PM.

Handel’s Messiah 41st Anniversary Concert

Presented by The Voices of Omaha and Ed Hurd, Artistic Director / Sunday, December 6 / 3 PM / Holland Performing Arts Center / free admission, no

tickets required / For information, visit voicesofomaha.blogspot.com.

Simple Christmas outreach

Angel Tree / Stop by the Ministry Connections booth through November 29 in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus and pick an angel off the tree. Each angel has a gift wish list from a child with an incarcerated parent. Purchase and deliver a gift as a tangible expression of God’s love. Cookies & Caroling / Join CCC worship leaders for an afternoon of caroling. Meet in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus at 1:15 PM to carpool and don’t forget to bring a dozen cookies. To sign up, stop by the Ministry Connections booth in the Atrium of the Old Mill Campus. • December 6 / St. Joseph Villa Nursing Center, 2305 south 10th Street Led by Steve Yost / No children under 18 due to flu concerns • December 6 / Douglas County Health Center, 4102 Woolworth Avenue / Led by the Doolittles / children welcome • December 6 / Lindenwood Nursing Home, 910 South 40th Street / Led by David Potter and the Access Worship Band / children welcome • December 15 / Maple Ridge Retirement Community / 3525 North 167th Circle / Led by Diane Gilquist and Renewal Worship Band / children welcome Birthday Party for Jesus / Provide a fun holiday experience where the meaning of Christmas and God’s love for all will be shared in your neighborhood. Stop by the Kids Connect booth in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus to sign up and pick up a party kit.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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Business information General Fund Giving October received October budgeted Above/(below) budget

$330,605 $330,962 ($357)

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

$3,745,255 $3,768,314 ($23,259)

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

$350,585 $378,449 $ (27,864)

YTD thru October 2009* YTD thru September 2008 Above/(below) 2008

$3,777,511 $3,811,523 $(34,011)

General Fund through October 2009 Giving $3,456,653 Expenses $3,777,511 Excess/(deficit) $ (320,858) Great Commission Received YTD 2009* Received YTD 2008 Above/(below) 2008

*Year-to-date (YTD) information is updated weekly; monthly information is updated first week of each month. Attendance November 15 Old Mill Campus: 2,774 Sarpy Campus: 272 Total Attendance: 3,046

$606,689 $645,459 $(38,769)

CCC Sarpy Sarpy women’s book club and cookie exchange

In place of the December meeting of the Sarpy Women’s Book Club, there will be a Christmas Cookie Exchange at Julie McClannan’s house, 1511 Sunshine Boulevard / Thursday, December 10 / 7 PM / For information and to sign up, stop by the Information Table. Don’t forget to pick up your copy of Unshaken by Francine Rivers for the January’s meeting.

Food drive thank you

Today directors of the Bellevue food Pantry will be at Sarpy to take the donations of food and other items. Thank you for your generous donations. You are part of reaching out to the community in Bellvue.

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

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.

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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 Chris Bair.

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. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the coffee bar area after services. 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. Ushers are needed for both services. For information, contact Julie Moessner / 938.1538 / juliem@cccomaha.org or stop by the Information Table. A Baptism coordinator is needed for baptisms on November 29 and in 2010. For information, contact Julie Moessner / 938.1538 / juliem@cccomaha.org 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.

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

Hub 2009.11.22  

Weekly newletter publication from CCC Omaha

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