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The latest happenings at CCC

Week of December 13, 2009

Christmas eve services

Contents

Old Mill Campus / Worship Center / 4, 6 and 8 PM. Childcare provided for through age four at 4 and 6 PM only.

Guest information 2

Sarpy Campus / Lewis and Clark Middle School / Bellevue / 6 PM in the Auditorium. Family friendly service. No child care provided.

Kids Connect 2

Students 2

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 and Sunday, December 20 / 9 & 10:45 AM

Groups

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Electives 6 Gathering 7 Kingdom Investment 7

Help Wanted 8

Missions 9

Announcements 10 CCC Sarpy 11

Missions

Missions Catalog - This Christmas, consider giving a gift that makes an 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. Kids Connect Christmas Wishes - Make an impact in the life of a child by fulfilling a Christmas wish for a child at the China Nest of Hope Foundation’s orphanage. Pick up a copy at Kids Connect El Salvador missions trip - If you would like to participate in the short-term mission trip to El Salvador February 27 to March 6, see page 8 for information.

Lee Strobel at Gathering

Gathering continues today / 12:30 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus with the series Predicting Jesus with special guest speaker Lee Strobel. 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. After today, Gathering will take a break until January 17.

The Jesus Class

Learn more about the life and teachings of Jesus during this eight-week experience in the Gospel of Mark starting January 10. Watch the Hub for more details.

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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 Old Mill Campus Ages birth - grade 5

at the Old Mill Campus, or contact the Kids Connect office / 938.1520 / kathym@ cccomaha.org.

Kids Clubs

Friends ministry

Sundays / 9 and 10:45 AM 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.

Step Into Kids Connect

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

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 on Friday / Meets January 8 / 6 - 9 PM / WC 106 / Old Mill Campus. For information on Friends on Friday, contact Emily Born / 960.7800 / emborn2009@gmail.com.

Sarpy Campus Ages birth - Grade 5

Sundays / 9 and 10:45 AM

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

Students Old Mill Campus

High School / 9-12th

Sixers / Grade 6

RUSHhour / today / 9 AM / Student Center

Sixers / Wednesday / 6:30 PM / Gym

Freshman I.O. groups / Tonight / 5:30 - 7:30 PM / Student Center

Today / 9 AM / EC 188

No Sixers December 23 or 30.

Junior High / 7-8th

WIRED / today / 9 AM / FLC 141 Winter Retreat / January 16-17 / $55 / deposit due January 3 No Stampede small groups today, December 20 or 27

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I.O. groups / Tonight / 6 - 8 PM / various homes

College / 8:08

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

Sign up for a small group at cccomaha.org/college.

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

Sarpy Campus

Velocity / January 6 and 13 / Location TBA

Big Group / Thursday / 8:08 PM / Student Center

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

Junior High / 6 - 8th

Velocity / January 6 and 13 / Location TBA

No Stampede small groups today, December 20 or 27

Ski Trip / January 21-24 / Cost $300 / Registration and $100 non refundable deposit due December 27

High School

WIRED / today / 9 AM / Lobby

Ski Trip / January 21-24 / Cost $300 / Registration and $100 non refundable deposit due December 27.

Today / 9 AM / Room 115

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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

/ willyne@cox.net or stop by a Welcome Center at the Old Mill Campus. Childcare is available for Tuesday morning studies for children birth through kindergarten. Materials, placement for studies and childcare are guaranteed for registrations submitted and confirmed by 12 PM on December 28. A materials fee will be charged for class resources. For scholarship opportunities, contact Lisa Brown / 938.1572 / lisab@cccomaha.org.

“Be” Attitudes / Begins January 12 / 12 weeks / 9:30-11 AM / Old Mill Campus / Develop a heart for God while you study the Beatitudes in Matthew 5 verse by verse. You will leave encouraged with this simple tool to help you take a daily “bite” of scripture that will nourish your soul and help you apply God’s Word to your daily life. Discover the message He has for you by pondering the verses. Homework: 1 hour per week / materials fee: $5 / led by Sandy Carroll

Sunday mornings

Beth Moore: Breaking Free – The Journey, The Stories / Begins January 12 / 11 weeks / 9:15-11 AM / Old Mill Campus / Beth Moore’s latest study shows you how to identify and remove spiritual obstacles that keep you from fully experiencing the abundant life that God intended. Based on Isaiah 61:14, this intensely personal course draws parallels between the captive Israelites and today’s believers. Homework: required: - 5 days, 30min per day / materials fee: $18 / led by Sue Sather

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. 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.

Women If you have signed up for one of the winter sessions and not received an email confirmation, please register again. The next session of women’s Bible studies begins the second week of January. Register online at cccomaha. org, contact Willyne Dickey / 330-3256

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. Pondering I Peter / Begins January 10 / 2nd and 4th Sundays / 8 sessions / 9 - 10:15 AM / Old Mill Campus Do you ever feel scattered? Could it be that, like the early Christians, you’re away from home and feel alone in a foreign land? Has today’s schedule left you scattered and alone? Whatever the cause, join others and pursue the One who purifies, offers endless grace and provides an imperishable inheritance to those who believe. Homework: 30 min per week / materials fee: $5 / led by Michelle Linder

Tuesday mornings

Note: Geri Scazerro will be the guest speaker for all classes on March 16. Regular classes will not meet that day. The Amazing Collection / Begins January 12 / 12 weeks / 9:15-11 AM / Old Mill Campus / This video series presents a dynamic, sequential overview of each book of the Bible. Books included this semester are Titus through Revelation. Quick read option: 20 minutes daily reading / materials fee: $30 / led by Lynda Jensen and Sherry Martin

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

Blueprint for the Hungry Soul / Begins January 12 / 12 weeks / 9:30-11 AM / Old Mill Campus / Do you long to know the Lord on more intimate levels? Learn how the Old Testament Tabernacle outlines the way to know God in ever deeper ways. Emphasis will be given to dependence upon the Holy Spirit, the Word, praise and worship. Outlines will be provided. Homework: optional / materials fee: $5 / led by Arlene Christofferson Images of Leadership / Begins April 13 / 4 weeks / 9:30-11 AM / Old Mill Campus / Images are the ways the scripture teaches about leadership. Through an inductive study of scripture combined with an interactive group discussion, gain insightful and yet practical leadership tools. Materials fee: $5 / led by Tim Perry and Lisa Brown

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Groups Women (cont.) Boundaries with Kids / Begins January 12 / 9 weeks / 9:30-11 AM / Old Mill Campus / One of the most loving things you can do for your children is to set wise, firm boundaries and establish consequences with them. This class will help you influence the kids in your life to develop character and learn to take responsibility for their own lives. Discussions are based on Cloud and Townsend’s Bible-based book/DVD curriculum. Homework: consists of reading and optional “going deeper” questions weekly, one hour or less / materials fee: $8 / led by Karen Busselman Let’s Pray / Begins January 12 / 10 weeks / 10 - 11:30 AM / Meets at Lottie Krough’s apartment, 52nd and Leavenworth area / Childcare is not available. Look at Jesus’ prayer life as you study the Bible and read The Practice of Prayer by Paul Smith. Participants will memorize a verse of their choice every week. Homework: 30 minutes of reading and review / no materials fee / led by Lottie Krogh Press Toward the Mark / Begins January 12 / 12 weeks / 9:30-11 AM / Old Mill Campus / Christianity is not a spectator sport. The disciplines and strategies that characterize an athlete are the same qualities essential for believers. This Bible study will lift you beyond a “life is so daily” mentality to a purposeful walk with God. Homework: 30 minutes per week / materials fee: $8 / led by Kathy Johnston The Power of a Woman’s Words / Begins January 12 / 12 weeks / 9:30-11 AM / Old Mill Campus / Do you ever wish that you could hit the rewind button after a conversation to take back your words? Do you dream of being a woman whose words share wisdom and hope? This study is based on the book, The Power of a Woman’s Words by Sharon Jaynes. It will provide practical steps to bring lasting and powerful change to your conversations, relationships and life. Homework: read a chapter each week / materials fee: $12 / led by Jenifer Conkright The Wife Class / Begins January 12 / 9 weeks / 9:30-11 AM / Old Mill Campus / One of the great hallmarks of faith is not only Page 4

learning to love, but continuing to love. Few life situations test that so radically as marriage. If you’re stuck in marital gridlock or if you simply want to freshen things up a bit, this class is for you. Examine life-changing truths that will alter the way you view almost everything, including your husband, yourself and your role as wife. Scripturally-based, this study offers teaching, discussion and fellowship with other Christian women of all ages. Materials fee: $5 / led by Connie Grigsby, Lisa Brown and Donna Holmes

Women’s Tuesday evening groups

Beth Moore: Breaking Free – The Journey, The Stories / Begins January 12 / 11 weeks / 7 - 8:30 PM / Old Mill Campus / Beth Moore’s latest study shows you how to identify and remove spiritual obstacles that keep you from fully experiencing the abundant life that God intended. Based on Isaiah 61:1-4, this intensely personal course draws parallels between the captive Israelites and today’s believers. Don’t miss this Bible study journey unlike any other you have taken. Homework: required: - 5 days, 30min per day / materials fee: $18 / led by Sue Sather and Suella Maudlin

Men and Women’s group

Boundaries / Begins January 12 / 9 weeks / 7 - 8:30 / Old Mill Campus / This group is open to men. Do you ever find yourself buried in the inability to say “no”? Using materials from Cloud and Townsend, you will explore Godgiven principles for taking responsibility for and ownership of your life through setting appropriate boundaries to help you know when to say “yes” and how to say “no.” Led by Karen Busselman

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

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.

Deaf Fellowship 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.

Men and Women’s Bible studies

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

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.

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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.

Self-Injury Support Group

While often secretive in nature, selfinjury knows no age limit and affects adolescents and adults alike. Beginning in January, a new support group is starting, both for those who struggle with self-injury and for family and friends. You are not alone in your struggle; there

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 featuring medleys of the joyful sounds of Christmas. 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

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

is hope and there is healing. Watch the Hub for more details. Begin with optional worship in the Chapel at 6:30 with the group starting at 7 PM. For information, contact Wendy Bradley / 213.5817 / wendyleebradley@gmail.com.

Love and respect

Begins January 5. 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 with the group starting at 7 PM. For information, contact Bob & Sue Vanden Brink / vbsue@cox.net.

Prism Weight Loss

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.

/ 7 PM. The program is open to men and women 18 and older. For information, contact Mary Pendell / 289.5321 / mlpendell@hotmail.com or attend the informational meeting on Tuesday, January 5 / 7 PM / FLC 131 / Old Mill Campus. There is a fee for materials and pre-registration is required.

Men of integrity I

Begins February 16. Men of Integrity helps 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.

A new session of the Prism Weight Loss Program will begin Tuesday, January 12

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Groups Boundaries

Begins January 5 / 9 weeks / 7 - 8:30 / Old Mill Campus / Do you ever find yourself buried in the inability to say “no”? Using materials from Cloud and Townsend, you will explore God-given principles for taking responsibility for and ownership of your life through setting appropriate boundaries to help you know when to say “yes” and how to say “no.” Begin with optional worship in the Chapel at 6:30 with the group starting at 7 PM.

Restarting

Begins January 5. This twelve-week group will help you grow emotionally and spiritually, establish secure relationships and expand your capacity for joy. Building on “the Joy of the Lord is our strength,” this group will focus on having more capacity for complexity and for building life-giving relationships as joy increases. Workbook fee: $20. Begin with optional worship in the Chapel at 6:30 with the group starting at 7 PM. For information, contact Wendell Nelson / 938.1573 / wendelln@cccomaha.org or Jon and Wendy Summers / 330.9937.

DivorceCare

Begins January 5. 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 with the group starting at 7 PM. For information, contact Mary Lou Rodgers / marylrodgers@yahoo.com.

Divorce Care - Surviving the Holidays

You may be experiencing a range of emotions making it difficult to even face the holidays this year. The DivorceCare Surviving the Holidays video and discussion will help you find the strength, healing and tools to move forward. Tuesday, December 8 / 7 - 8:30 PM

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DivorceCare for Kids

Begins January 5. 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.

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. Special guest speaker December 15 / Scharlie Fitts / President and owner of The Search Professionals, Inc. Begin with optional worship in the Chapel at 6:30 with the group starting at 7 PM. For information, contact Wendell Nelson / 938.1573 / wendelln@cccomaha.org, or Mike Familetti / 716.0394 or visit godlyjobsearch.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 with the group starting at 7 PM. For information, contact Randy Hughell / 990.8012 / newhope.dbsa@gmail.com.

Renewal

weekly groups Father Heart

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. 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.

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

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.

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.

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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.

Good $ense

Learn principles for transforming your finances and life. Thursday evenings / 6 - 8 PM / January 14 - February 18 / FLC 130 - 132 / Old Mill Campus / materials fee: $15, per single or couple

CCC 201

CCC 201 is an elective outlining the values and characteristics of a growing disciple and is a prerequisite for membership. The next five-week session begins January 10. Sign up online at cccomaha.org, at a Welcome Center at the Old MIll Campua or the Information Table at the Sarpy Campus.

Low impact exercise class

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

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

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Serving opportunities Old Mill Campus, Sarpy Campus and the city Old Mill Campus The oil change ministry provides free oil changes to those in financial need and is looking for a volunteers with a talent for mechanical work. Volunteers will receive training and lots of hands on experience. For information, contact Bob Clary / 426.5553. The Office Services Center Team serves on Sunday mornings by answering the phone, managing the lost and found, making copies, providing materials and managing staff mailboxes. The commitment level is a minimum of one Sunday per month, serving 1 - 2 hours between 8:30 - 10:45 AM or 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM. For information, 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 are interested in contributing once or twice a month, contact Sue Beed / 938.1570 / sueb@cccomaha.org or Barbie Christianson / 708.4125. Renewal Ministries needs experienced volunteers to help with audio / Tuesdays 5 - 7 PM. For information, contact chad.patras@gmail.com. Renewal Ministries needs volunteers to help with general setup / Tuesdays 4:30 - 6 PM. For information, contact dianegilquist@yahoo.com.

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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.

Sarpy Campus

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.

Old Mill and Sarpy Campus

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.

Serve in the city

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.

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. Sign up at the information table. For information, contact Kevin Weir / 991.2250 / kmweir@cox.net. The Military Support Team is looking for a team leader. This project driven ministry meets a few times a year to complete service projects to honor and support military men and women. For information, contact Kathy Ramaekers / 493.7429 / sfar1@cox.net. 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.

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Missions Allen and Amy George / The final stretch

“Our time in the US is quickly coming to a close, as we are heading back to Peru on December 31. As we look back on this year, we asked ourselves and our children a few questions: What do you like about the US? What seems strange here? What do you miss about Peru? What are you looking forward to in Peru? Here are a few of the things they’ve shared. Paul (6) likes the fact that in America we have a yard and he can run around the house. He says he is looking forward to eating guinea pigs again, but I suspect he’s saying that just for shock value. Mia (8) likes shopping for toys at Wal-Mart, and thinks drinking fountains are nice. Ben (11) likes eating out at Pizza Hut and Outback Steakhouse and that everyone here speaks English. Sarah (12) likes libraries that allow you to take books home. She is looking forward to being back in the Peruvian culture of lots of parades and dancing. Amy (40ish) has enjoyed seeing family, going to church in English and her women’s Bible study. She thinks that the popularity of tattoos is strange and that people stressing out when a meeting goes two minutes over time is a bit uptight. I (Allen, 42) like traffic that moves sensibly. It seems odd to me that you’re not supposed to discuss certain subjects because of political correctness since Peruvians want to talk about anything. I will miss watching NU football. Just like in Peru, we have found our prison ministry with the inmates from Central and South America very rewarding. Amy has had up to 11 women and I have had up to 17 men each Monday at the Douglas Co. Correctional Center. It is fun to lead the Bible studies because they are so eager to learn. Prayer Requests: Pray that we can quickly get all the right signatures from the Peruvian Consulate for Ben and Sarah’s birth certificates, which we need to renew our resident visas. Pray that we have good weather for moving day, December 29, and for our travel back to Peru on December 31. We praise God that Amy will be cancer-free for five years on December 15. Pray that her MRI on January 2 shows there is still no change. Pray that God gives us the skills to do our new job as Peru field director well and that we will find the right balance with the other ministries we will be doing.

2010 Short term missions opportunities

Prayer for Missions Carolyn Thorson (Gabon)

By the time you read this Carolyn should be back in Gabon. Pray that she will adjust quickly.

Dusty & Julia Reynolds (Mali)

Pray for the Reynolds as they take some time off and then travel back to Nebraska for the Christmas season.

Norm and Vickie Sutton (Guatemala)

“Pray that we finish the current trimester strong and are renewed over the break to start fresh in January with our second and last trimester.”

Chris & Liz (Far East)

“We are getting ready to head to Thailand in the beginning of January for the birth of our second child. Please be praying for us.”

Carey Schlieker

Pray for Carey Schlieker as she completes her degree in intercultural studies with a twomonth internship in the Middle East this spring.

Ed & Julie (Middle East)

For information on specific trips or an application, contact Craig Walter / 938.1575 / craigw@cccomaha.org.

Pray for the new Bible study with several people who have interest in learning more about Jesus.

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.

Stay up to date

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.

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

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

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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.

Inclement Weather

In case of inclement weather, information on worship service cancellations will be available by 6:30 AM. Call 330.3360 for a recorded message, check cccomaha. org or local radio and TV stations for notification

35+ singles caroling

The 35+ singles group will go Christmas caroling to some of CCC’s shut ins on Friday, December 18. Meet in the Atrium of the Old Mill Campus at 6:30 PM and have hot chocolate and cookies after caroling. For information, contact Diana / 490.4654.

Home Learning Connection

The Home Learning Connection (HLC) is a group for those educating their children at home. HLC meets one morning a month for fellowship and motivational speakers who challenge and encourage. There are children’s classes grades K-8, and childcare is available for younger siblings if an older sibling is enrolled. For information, contact Natalie Conrad / cabbanconrad@cox.net.

Camp Rivercrest

As you prayerfully reflect on year end giving and planning for 2010, consider Camp Rivercrest. Year end contributions can be noted on the CCC weekly envelope or through etithe. Visit camprivercrest. org to contribute directly and to learn more about this life changing ministry. In 2010, become a Rivercrest Associate with a monthly $25 investment providing scholarships and discounted fees enabling students to participate.

Hand sanitizers

To help keep attenders healthy this cold and flu season, hand sanitizers are now available at all entrances into the Old Mill Camus facility.

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A Motown Christmas

Don’t miss the 6th annual Confidential’s Christmas Concert on December 20 / 4 PM / Joslyn Art Museum. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Omaha Street School. For information, stop by the Ministry Connections booth in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus.

Women’s Retreat 2010

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

Simple Christmas outreach

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. 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.

Blanket donations

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 that you would like to give, contact Mark and Lori Kiser / 331.1890. No coat donations are needed at this time.

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.

Counseling ministry

Christ Community Church offers counseling options and can direct needs to recovery groups and referral options as needed. For information, contact Sue Beed / 938.1570 / sueb@cccomaha.org.

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.

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

$441,209 $448,674 ($47,465)

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

$3,989,934 $4,081,798 ($91,863)

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

$307,034 $374,637 $ (68,603)

YTD thru Novembet 2009* $4,084,440 YTD thru September 2008 $4,127,303 Above/(below) 2008 $(42,863) General Fund through November 2009 Giving $3,894,384 Expenses $4,085,215 Excess/(deficit) $ (190,831) Great Commission Received YTD 2009* Received YTD 2008 Above/(below) 2008

$638,968 $740,656 $(101,687)

*Year-to-date (YTD) information is updated weekly; monthly information is updated first week of each month. Attendance December 6 Old Mill Campus: 2,776 Sarpy Campus: 176 Total Attendance: 2,952

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


CCC Sarpy Simple Christmas outreach

Birthday Parties for Jesus / Provide a fun holiday experience where the meaning of Christmas and God’s love for all will be shared in your neighborhood. CCC will provide invitations, a Christmas video, craft, birthday cake poem, cake decorations, game suggestions and invites to CCC Christmas services. For information and to sign up, pick up a brochure at the Information Table. Build A Manger / December 19 / 9:30noon / Fathers and kids will build a manger together during this fun Christmas event. Saturday, December 19 / 9:30 AM – 12 PM / 9916 S. 36th St., just south of Cornhusker Hwy / Contact Dan Brandt to reserve materials / 296.5357 / danbrandt@windstream.net. Christmas care packages / Reach out to your neighbors with a Christmas care package. Stop by the table in the hall today a to pick up a Christmas care package containing a book by Lee Strobel, hot cocoa and information about Christmas services at the Sarpy and Old Mill campuses.

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.

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. 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

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.

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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.

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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Hub 2009.12.13  

Weekly newsletter publication from CCC Omaha

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