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Week of September 5, 2010

Double your impact

Spotlight Events Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the event for your stage of life or area of interest designed to entertain, inform and introduce you to others ready to double their impact. For a full list of events and to register, visit cccomaha.org or stop by the Double Your Impact booth Register today for Amazing Animals, an event for families with preschool and elementary age kids. Kids have a blast jumping in the inflatables and getting up close and personal with zoo animals while parents enjoy adult conversation and a steak dinner. Space is limited. Register by Wednesday, September 8 at cccomaha.org or at the Double Your Impact booth. Spotlight events this week Thursday, September 9 / 7 PM / Chocolate Saturday, September 11 / 6 PM / Game night Register at cccomaha.org or at the Double Your Impact booth.

Contents

Guest information 2

Kids Connect 2

Students 2

Groups 3

Electives 6 Gathering 7

Missions 8 Serving opportunities 9

Prayer opportunities

Make plans to participate in two prayer opportunities: 24 hours of prayer / 12 PM September 17 - 12 PM September 18 Sign up today for an hour of prayer. Pray at the Old Mill Campus any time during the 24 hours or at the Sarpy Campus Saturday, September 17/ 7 - 8 PM.

Announcements 10

Business Information 10 Kindgom Investment 10

CCC Sarpy 11

The vote is in 12

Prayer walk / Old Mill Campus / There will be four designated locations with posted prayer requests. Pick up an information card today at the sign up table in the Atrium.

Connecting in community The response to the August 22 Double Your Impact commitment is evidence God is at work preparing CCC for an exciting future. Choose an elective as your next step and prepare to grow as a RISKS disciple. Register today; classes begin September 12. Topics range from an in-depth study of Ecclesiastes to The Quest for Authentic Manhood for men early Friday mornings. - Forming - engaging with God and the Bible to transform your soul - Spiritual Intersections - learn how to introduce others to Jesus - Living a Life that Counts - use your time, talents and treasure to further God’s Kingdom See the full line up on page 6, and register today at cccomaha.org.

Gathering welcomes Roddy Chong Meet Roddy Chong, a gifted violinist who has performed with renowned musical artists including Jars of Clay, Shania Twain, Celine Dion and Trans Siberian Orchestra. Learn what makes him tick and how he pursues musical excellence as a Christ follower in the performing arts environment. Today at 12:30 PM in the Student Center. Lunch is $5 and free for college attenders. Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact / cccomaha.org

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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 an Information Center at the Old Mill Campus (404 S 108th Ave, Omaha, NE) or the Sarpy Campus (Lewis and Clark Middle School, 13502 South 38th St. Bellevue, NE), 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 A New Year, a New Curriculum

Old Mill Campus Ages birth - grade 5

Sundays / 9 and 10:45 AM

Wednesday Clubs

Programs are available for age 3 - Grade 5. Register today at the Kids Connect booth. Clubs begin Wednesday, September 8 / 6:30-8:00 PM. 

Step into Kids Connect

Each week scores of adults volunteer in Kids Connect. There are many opportunities to serve both Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Talk with one of the team members in the Kids Connect booth in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus or the Kids Connect registration table at the Sarpy Campus today to volunteer.

Kids Connect Sunday programming is transitioning to a new curriculum, Tru by David C. Cook.  Tru provides resources to assist parents in the spiritual formation of kids.  Two components to become familiar with are HomeFront weekly and HomeFront monthly. Be sure to check these helpful family resources available in paper form or on the Kids Connect webpage at cccomaha.org. HomeFront weekly will look forward to the weekend ahead and is a resource to get parents and kids talking about God’s Word together.   HomeFront Monthly is a resource for building family together time through activities centered on God’s Word.

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 Sixers / Grade 6

Sundays / 9 AM / EC 188 Wednesday nights / starts September 8 / 6:30 PM / Gym

Junior High / 7-8th Wired / 9 AM / FLC 141

Stampede Small Group Kickoff / September 12 / 4 8:30 PM / Meet in the Student Center Float Your Boat / September 25 / 5 - 8 PM / free / Space is limited; RSVP soon.

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High School / 9-12th

Rushhour / 9 AM / Student Center I.O. Group Kickoff / September 12 / 6 - 9:30 PM / $5 / Student Center

Sign up for a small group at cccomaha.org/college. Fall Retreat / October 15 - 17 / $100 Bonfire / November 6

Float Your Boat / September 25 / 7 - 10 PM / free / Space is limited; RSVP soon.

Sarpy Campus

College / 8:08

Junior High / 6 - 8th

8:08 Big Group / Thursday / 8:08 PM / Student Center 8:08 South Campus group / Sundays / 8:08 PM / Scott Hall’s 2nd floor commons room / UNO

WIRED / 9 AM / Lobby

Stampede Small Group Kickoff / September 12 / 4 8:30 PM / Meet in the Student Center / Old Mill Campus

Float Your Boat / September 25 / 5 - 8 PM / free / Space is limited; RSVP soon.

High School

9 AM / Room 115 I.O. Group Kickoff / September 12 / 6 - 9:30 PM / $5 / Student Center / Old Mill Campus Float Your Boat / September 25 / 7 - 10 PM / free / Space is limited; RSVP soon.

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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 Steve Walters / 330.3360 x 428 / stevew@ cccomaha.org at the Sarpy Campus.

Seeker groups

Men

fourth Sundays of the month / 9 AM / FLC 233 / Old Mill Campus / led by Jennifer Burchfiel / for information, contact Jennifer / 578.1104.

meets every third Sunday / 12:30 PM / Westroads Mall Food Court

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

Double Your Impact / Acts / Begins September 12 / Sundays 6 – 7:30 PM / FLC 131 / Old Mill Campus / Grow closer to God by discussing the lessons in the Double Your Impact study guide. For information, contact Doug Meier / 980.5826. Strong Men of the Bible / Begins September 26 / Sundays 6 – 7:30 PM / EC 178 / Old Mill Campus / The Bible tells the story of men used specially by God. This group will use Scripture to teach you about obedience, equality, humility, fear, suffering and more. For information, contact Mike Kelleher / MBKelleher@ yahoo.com. Counterfeit Gods / Begins September 8 / Wednesdays / 12-1 PM / FLC 135 / Many place their faith in money, sex and power to bring true happiness. This group discusses Tim Keller’s book, Counterfeit Gods. For information, contact Clark Osborn / 968.4006. Change Your Heart, Change Your Life / Fridays / 6:30 – 7:30 AM / FLC 145 / Old Mill Campus / For information, contact Terry Frolio / 350.7357. The Quest for Authentic Manhood / This elective focuses on the primary issues that shape a man’s life. See page 6 for details.

Women Christian women’s bowling league / Thursday mornings / 9:15 AM / For information, contact Cathy Petrick / 779.3154.

Women’s Bible studies See page 7 for details.

Point of Hope / This group is designed for single moms. Meets the second and

MOPS / MOPS is an outreach ministry to mothers of preschoolers, centering on various topics relating to women taught from a biblical perspective. For information, contact Jana Murphy / janafayemurphy@gmail.com / 943.9039.

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

Deaf Ministries Cookout / Several deaf ministries from Omaha/CB area will come together and host a cookout. Sunday, September 26 / 3 - 8 PM / Jim & Stephanie Winter’s acreage. Main dish, drinks, and eating utensils provided. Bring a dish to share, lawn chairs and friends. Contact mkkimmons@gmail. com for directions.

Deaf Fellowship Prayer 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 235 (new location) / Old Mill Campus / Bible study, stories in ASL, prayer, music, fellowship and refreshments. Deaf Men’s Bible Study / Wednesdays / Beginning September 8 / 6:30 - 8 PM / EC 180 / Old Mill Campus / Led by Ed Emery, using the Explore the Bible Curriculum by LifeWay. For information, contact Mary K Kimmons/ mkkimmons@gmail.com Deaf Women’s Bible Study / Wednesdays / Starting September 8 / 6:30 - 8 PM / EC 182 / Old Mill Campus Led by Mary K Kimmons / studying I & II Peter. For information contact mkkimmons@gmail.com ASL Sign Language Class / Sundays / 6:30 - 7:30 PM / FLC 230/232 / Old Mill Campus / Begins September 12 / The class is free, but participant may need to purchase a textbook. To register, contact Jan at Janohls@cox.net

Prayer room Elders and the prayer team are available every Sunday in WC 118 located just outside the Worship Center at the Old Mill Campus. Sundays / 8 AM / WC 118 / Old Mill Campus / focuses on morning worship services Sundays / 10:30 AM / Lobby / Sarpy Campus / focus on the Sarpy Campus Sundays / 5 PM / WC 118 / Old Mill Campus / focuses on missions, world events and the city Mondays / 9:30 AM / EC 178 / Old Mill Campus / Women’s prayer. For information, contact Lottie Krogh / 345.4556. 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.

Community events / Deafellowship

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Groups Singles / young professionals Emerge / Emerge provides young professionals and singles at CCC with opportunities to meet and connect, get involved in service and social events, build meaningful relationships and get plugged into Journey Groups. Visit facebook.com/EmergeCCC for announcements, events and encouragement.

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 / Dayspring is a crossgenerational 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 / Join Homebuilders for great times of fellowship, prayer and emphasis on missions and learning the Word together. 9 AM / Old Mill Campus / Thankful Hearts / FLC 132 / This cross-generational group of people age 40 and up focuses on Bible study, friendship, life application and growing in relationship with Jesus Christ. You’ll find a light-hearted class format, excellent teaching and a friendly atmosphere. 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. 10:45 AM / Old Mill Campus Ecclesia / FLC 135 / This group is a mix of people young to senior adults. This group begins with Page 4

worship and refreshments, and then moves to studying the scriptures verse by verse with time for discussion. 10:45 AM / Old Mill Campus SALT / (Spiritually Advancing Linked Together) / FLC 141 / Boomers and seniors are welcome for warm fellowship, prayer, the study of God’s Word and class socials. 10:45 AM / Old Mill Campus / 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

Fridays / 8 - 11 AM / FLC 130 / Old Mill Campus / Come join in the work and fellowship. To donate stamps, bring 1/3 of an envelope with undamaged stamps to the Senior Adults booth in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus. For information, contact Margaret McIvor / 553.5426 or Paul Gedden / 938.1574 / paulg@ cccomaha.org.

Senior lunch and fellowship

How our church grew - Bill Alford, CCC attender, had an influence in building our church, leading its way into the future. Bring your questions with you. This group for senior adults meets the first Tuesday of the month at the Old Mill Campus. Enjoy a delicious lunch ($5), devotional, great fellowship and fun playing games. The next lunch will be Tuesday, September 7 / 11:30 AM / FLC 130 / Old Mill Campus. 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

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

Super Adults

This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at the Old Mill Campus. Coffee fellowship begins at 9:30 AM in the Atrium followed by lunch ($5) in the Gym. The next meeting will be September 21 with “Keeping the Story Alive: Testimony from

a Holocaust Survivor.” 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

Women in missions

Learn about and pray for C&MA missionaries, fellowship and have fun along the way. For information, contact Moni Cutler / 426.5413.

Renewal

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

Young Men of Integrity

Meets September 14 - December 7 / 6 - 7:30 PM. This group provides an environment where young men can safely and confidentially discuss factors surrounding sexual temptation, healthy responses and the overall pursuit of a lifestyle characterized by sexual integrity. For information, contact, Miles Yang / 763.486.8743.

Parents of Prodigals

Meets September 14 - November 16 / 7 PM. Parents of Prodigals is a community of parents, grandparents and guardians who share the pain of having troubled children. There will be a pizza night kickoff September 14 / 7 - 8:30 PM. This group will use Parents in Pain by John White (Contact Sue Beed / 938.1570 / sueb@cccomha.org to reserve a copy). For information, contact Beth / 402.677.0306 / schweitzb@yahoo.com or visit facebook.com and search for Parents of Prodigals (Omaha).

Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Ongoing / 7 PM /The Survivors of Sexual Abuse, SoSA, group studies the book When Trust Is Lost by Dan Allender, PhD. For information, contact Kathleen Hollman / 402.312.9107 / 1mckat@cox. net.

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Groups Renewal

Groups on Tuesdays (Cont.)

Freedom From Eating Disorders

Begins September 7 / 7 PM / This group focuses on healing eating disorders through Christ’s power. There is a book cost and 30 minutes of homework each day. On the first night please bring a trusted family member or friend with you. Dr. Allison Phillips from the Methodist Women’s Center will be speaking on the effects of eating disorders from a gynecology perspective on September 7. Led by Kathleen Lacy.

Restarting

Ongoing / 7 PM / This group will help you grow emotionally and spiritually, establish secure relationships and expand your capacity to experience joy. Workbook fee: $20. Register online at cccomaha.org.

Self-injury support group

Ongoing / 7 PM / While often secretive in nature, self-injury knows no age limit. This support group is for both for those who struggle with self-injury and for family and friends. For information, contact Wendy Bradley / 213.5817 / wendyleebradley@gmail.com.

Healing Shattered Hearts

Ongoing / 7 PM / This is a safe, supportive group for women dealing with fallout from being in relationship with a man who has struggled with a sexual addiction. For information, contact Karen / kmbussy@gmail.com / 630.2872.

Men living fully alive

Ongoing / 7 – 9 PM / Room 135 / Old Mill Campus. This group for men who want to reclaim a fuller sense of who they are in relationship to themselves, others and their dreams. This supportive community will challenge patterns of the “male role” that deny your full humanity and assist you to think well of yourself, heal and move on. For information, contact Andrew Gilquist / 932.6107.

Love and respect

Ongoing / 7 PM / This class enables couples to bridge the divide between husband and wife by helping them learn to communicate in a manner that builds intimacy. For information, contact Bob & Sue Vanden Brink / vbsue@cox.net.

Resolve

Tuesdays / 7 PM and Fridays / Noon This groups offers next steps and an entry point for men striving for sexual purity. For information, contact Greg Gensler / ggensler@fnni.com.

Prism weight loss

September 7 - October 12 / 7 PM / The Prism weight loss program meets weekly for accountability and encouragement of a healthy lifestyle. The program is open to men and women over the age of 18. If you are interested, please contact Mary Pendell / 402.289.5321 / mlpendell@ hotmail.com. There is a fee for materials and pre-registration is required.

Men of integrity I

Ongoing / 7 PM / Men of Integrity helps men address lust in a safe, supportive, grace-filled environment that promotes honesty with yourself, others and God. For information, contact Jerry Busselman / 290.2289.

DivorceCare

Ongoing / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / Separation and divorce can be the most painful and stressful experiences you’ll face. DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding. Childcare is available. For information, contact Mary Lou Rodgers / marylrodgers@yahoo. com.

Depression and bi-polar support

Ongoing / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / If you or someone you care about struggles with depression or bi-polar disorder, come find the hope, acceptance, education and support you need. For information, contact Randy Hughell / 990.8012 / newhope.dbsa@gmail.com.

Omaha career networking group

Ongoing / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / If you are out of work or looking for quality candidates for a position, consider the Omaha Career Networking Group

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(OCNG). OCNG offers job hunting tips, free professional advice on how to sharpen job hunting skills, professional speakers, programs, encouragement and other resources to its members. If you are an employer and have open positions, send them to info@GodlyJobSearch. com. Visit GodlyJobSearch.com, or connect on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Renewal

weekly groups GriefShare

Wednesdays / Begins September 8 / 6:30- 8 PM / EC 178 / Old Mill Campus / 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. For information, contact Ruthie Boettcher / 402.296.2671 / richandruthb@windstream.net.

12 Steps

Sundays / 10:30 AM - Noon / Counseling Office / Old Mill Campus / This is a 12 Step study using the curriculum from Celebrate Recovery. This group is a nine month commitment. Materials cost is $20 for all four books For information, contact Rebecca / 932.7963 harleyandrebeca@cox.net or Kathleen / 598.8214.

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.

Restoration

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

Being a Biblical Father

Tuesdays / 6:30 PM / six weeks / begins October 4 / Being a Biblical father is more than taking your kids to Sunday school. All men, along with their sons and/or daughters, are invited to a study of Chuck Stecker’s book, Men of Honor, Women of Virtue. For information, contact Dan Brandt / 402.669.0225 / danbrandt@windstream. net. Register online at cccomaha.org.

Old Mill Campus electives CCC 201 / RISKS

Sundays / 9 & 10:45 AM / five weeks / begins September 12 / This elective outlines the values and characteristics of a growing disciple and is a prerequisite for membership. Visit cccomaha.org to register.

Confidential Wealth Consultations

John Guthmann and Tom Denham are offering individual, confidential wealth consultations at no charge. John has experience as a trust officer and as a Registered Investment Advisor. Tom is a financial consultant with The Orizon Group. The consultations do not offer specific legal, tax or investment advice. For information and appointments contact John / 399.8058 / lifeskills101@ gmail.com or Tom / 330.7008 x 1203 / Tdenham@orizongroup.com.

Forming

Sundays / 10:45 AM / 12 weeks / begins September 12 / Using concepts from Dr. Dallas Willard, facilitators will share principles for engaging with God and the Bible in ways that transform your soul. Led by Wendell Nelson. Register online at cccomaha.org.

The Quest for Authentic Manhood

Fridays / 6:15 – 7:30 AM / beginning September 17 / FLC 145 / This elective focuses on the primary issues that shape a man’s life, explores the biblical concept of manhood and provides building blocks

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for any man to construct for himself a nobler, more fulfilling manhood. Sign up at cccomaha.org. For information, contact Doug Pedersen / 402.490.8850 / dpedersen@hrsincorporated.com.

Spiritual Intersections

Sundays / 9 & 10:45 AM / six weeks / begins September 12 / Who are the friends and family you long to introduce to Jesus? Are you equipped to share the story of your relationship with Him? Discover ways to build relationships, develop good questions and intentionally engage others in spiritual conversations. Led by Tim Perry.

Stewardship: Living a Life That Counts

Sundays / 10:45 AM / six weeks / begins September 12 / This elective is designed to provide encouragement and biblical insight on using all your resources — time, talents, gifts, and finances — for the glory of God. Led by Reid and Lisa Brown and Curt and Linda Hofer. Visit cccomaha.org to register.

Straightening the Twisted

Sarpy Campus electives Marriage Built to Last – Living Intentionally & Loving Biblically

Sundays / 9 AM / begins September 12 / Everyone wants a healthy, loving marriage, but there are real issues that can stand in the way. This elective addresses expectations, communication, resolving conflict, sex and intimacy, and having a Christ centered marriage. Whether you’re newly married, remarried or wanting to improve your relationship, this elective provides biblical and practical teaching to live intentionally and love biblically. Register online at cccomaha.org.

Spiritual Intersections

Sundays / 9 AM / five weeks / begins October 24 / Who are the friends and family you long to introduce to Jesus? Are you equipped to share the story of your relationship with Him? Discover ways to build relationships, develop good questions and intentionally engage others in spiritual conversations. Led by Tim Perry at 10:45 AM.

Sundays / 9 AM / 12 weeks / begins September 12 / Straightening the Twisted: A Study of Ecclesiastes is an elective that will dig deep into this Old Testament book written by one who discovered that life satisfaction comes not from the good things in life but from the Giver of Life. Led by Marty Barnhart. Visit cccomaha.org to register.

Wealth Seminar

This free seminar conducted by John Guthmann will discuss: How much wealth do you have? How much is enough? What will ultimately happen to your wealth? Although comprehensive, this seminar does not offer specific legal, tax or investment advice. Sunday / September 19 / 1:00-4:00pm / FLC 130 / Registration is required. For information and registration, contact John / 399.8058 / lifeskills101@gmail.com

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Electives Women’s Bible studies

These studies offer truth, support, encouragement and laughter to women of all ages and stages. Register online at cccomaha.org or stop by an Information Center at the Old Mill Campus. Childcare is available for Tuesday morning studies for children birth through kindergarten. A materials fee will be charged for class resources. For information, contact Willyne Dickey / 402 330.3256 / willyne@cox.net. For scholarship opportunities, contact Lisa Brown / 402.938.1572 / lisab@cccomaha. org.

Amazing Collection

Tuesdays / 13 weeks / starting August 31 / 9:15-11 AM / Old Mill Campus This video series presents a dynamic, sequential overview of each book of the Bible. This semester will look at Genesis through II Kings. The quick read option is 20 minutes per day / materials fee: $22 / Led by Sherry Martin. Register online at cccomaha.org.

God is Able

Tuesdays / 12 weeks / starting August 31 / 9:30-11:00 / Old Mill Campus When life becomes more than you think you can handle, don’t quit and don’t believe the lies you may be entertaining. Instead, ask yourself, “Is God able?”

You’ll be amazed at the change as you continue to follow after God and apply His Word to your daily life. By examining a small passage of scripture each week, you’ll learn to hear from God. Materials fee: $5 / Led by Sandy Carroll. Register online at cccomaha.org.

Making Space for God in Your Day

Tuesdays / 8 weeks / starting August 31 / 9:30-11:00 / Old Mill Campus This study focuses on exploring new ways of deepening your relationship with God in order to experience Him throughout your day at a heart level. Participants will be challenged to develop this inner life through the use of the arts, the Word and various authors. Class time will include small group participation and time for individual reflection. Materials fee: $5 / Led by Angela Johnson, Eileen Lundy and Diane Murphy. Register online at cccomaha.org.

One in a Million

Tuesdays / 7 weeks / starting August 31 / 9:30-11 AM / Old Mill Campus Join Priscilla Shirer on an exploration of the Israelites’ journey through the wilderness in this video study, One in a Million. Participants are encouraged to fully engage in the abundant life God has waiting for those who will allow

Him to take the lead in daily living. This is an opportunity for you to experience deliverance from strongholds, to conquer wilderness living and to claim your God-given inheritance. Homework: 20 min per day / materials fee $14 / Led by Linda Bishop and Melanie Newhouse. Register online at cccomaha.org.

Do You ThinK I’m Beautiful?

Tuesdays / 7 weeks / starting October 12, following One in a Million / 9:30-11 AM / Old Mill Campus This video-based study taught by Angela Thomas will help you close the gap between the life that you have and the life you long for. In Do You Think I’m Beautiful? Thomas invites you to awaken your passion, glimpse your deepest desires, voice your longing to be loved with an ultimate love and fall into the embrace of the One who asks you to dance. Children must be registered for Childcare by August 16 / materials fee: $14 / led by Lisa Brown. Register online at cccomaha.org.

Gathering

Gathering is the opportunity to ask the tough questions about God, Christianity and your place in the universe. Lunch is $5 and free for college-age attenders. Sundays / 12:30 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus

Maybe: I Could be a Christian if...

Gathering takes a look at three key stumbling blocks that people who are investigating Christianity often encounter in their search for faith. Today / If I could hear the music Gathering welcomes Roddy Chong, the gifted violinist who has performed with renowned musical artists including Jars of Clay, Shania Twain, Celine Dion and the Trans Siberian Orchestra. This special musical forum welcomes musicians and music aficionados of all ages and talents for a motivational open question and answer session.

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Missions

Prayer for Missions

China, May 2010

Lance & Karina Grush (El Salvador): “We would appreciate prayer for the schools we’ll be ministering in this year. Pray that we would be used as we go into these places that are strongholds of the enemy. Please pray for some exciting things we have on the horizon and that all of the churches leadership will be of one mind on our vision for the future. Also, please pray for our daughter Sophia’s transition to going to preschool starting next week.”

Missions news

Christ Community Church sent a team to work in an orphanage in Beijing as well as work with the church in China. They were able to use several audio Bibles to minister to both children and adults. “It was wonderful to watch the faces of the adults and kids as the team shared with them the audio Bible. At the orphanage in Beijing, they played the scripture retelling the story that the children studied the previous day. The leaders and children loved hearing God’s word spoken in Mandarin, the language universally understood in China. Chinese believers are hungry for the word of God and MP3 Bibles make it possible for house churches to listen to the God’s Word. One pastor that understands but can not read Mandarin can now listen to the scripture for his sermon preparations. Previously he would have his children read him the scripture. How wonderful for this pastor to have the freedom to listen to the passage as often and whenever he wanted! There are churches in the mountains that have no pastor, so their worship consists of singing praises together. Now they have access to the scripture and together can listen to God’s word!”

Short-term missions opportunities Mali / December 3 - 12 / Attention nurses: This team will work with Dusty & Julia Reynolds in the Sababu Manufacturing business to provide special benefits and services to their employees. The team will consist of one doctor, three to four nurses and three to four business mentors. These medical professionals will provide medical services to the employees and their immediate families, about 100 to 150 people of all ages. Services will include items such as physicals, vaccinations, blood sugar tests, health education and creating medical records for patients. If you are interested in joining this team, contact Craig Walter / craigw@cccomaha.org / 938.1575. Peru / January 8 - 15 / children’s workers This team of eight people, led by Pastor Steve Walters, will work at the Peru Field Forum. The Peru mission field is led by CCC missionaries Allen & Amy George. While Steve is preaching to the missionaries on the field a team from CCC will minister to approximately 24 children over the course of five days. If you are interested in joining this team, contact Craig Walter / craigw@cccomaha.org / 938.1575. Zambia / January 15 - 29 / construction workers CCC is making individuals aware of an opportunity to travel with a team from the Omaha area to Zambia, Africa January 15 - 29. This trip will focus on the building of a new orphanage, including the construction of homes for children and missionaries, as well as the dining hall. New Day Orphanage was started in 2009 on land donated by several Zambian villages and construction is well under way. Persons experienced in any aspect of construction will be welcome. If you are interested in joining this team, contact Craig Walter / craigw@cccomaha.org / 938.1575.

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Dusty & Julia Reynolds (Mali): “Pray for our Muslim employees who are very tired because of Ramadan. Pray that amidst their hunger and fatigue they would still be productive and that the Truth they are being exposed to at work sinks in during this time.” Short-Term Missions: Pray for the CCC team that is in Mali until September 7. This team will take the Gospel into remote parts of Mali by first inoculating cattle, sheep and goats to show the love of Christ. Graham & Carrie Frank (South Asia): “Continue to pray with us as our daughter Priya adjusts to her cochlear implants.” Lisa Reynolds: Pray for Lisa as she continues to seek God’s direction for where she will serve next as she will not be returning to Central Asia.

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Serving opportunities Old Mill Campus, Sarpy Campus and the city Old Mill Campus

Serve in Student Ministries and help students connect with God in a life-transforming way. Interact with 6th Grade students in discussion groups on Sunday mornings, invest in a small group of middle or high school age students on Sunday or Wednesday nights or help out with events. For information, contact Elizabeth Bartz / 938.1530 / elizabethb@ cccomaha.org. There are several Guest services serving opportunties. Contact Bonnie Borgum / 402.938.1560 / bonnieb@ cccomaha.org or a team member below : - Greeters are often the first impression attenders have at CCC. Contact Michael and Karen Baumert / 334.7278 / baumerts@cox.net. -Connectors work alongside the Information Center Team by taking guests to classrooms, helping them find elevators, restrooms, etc. while sharing about CCC and our ministries.  Contatct Paula Hardin 402.445.2852 (h) / 402.659.8934 (c) / plhardin@cox.net. -Traffic Volunteers ensure safety as well as provide information and directions for first-time guests. For information, contact Richard Pendell / 402.289.5321 (h) / 402.699.0379 (c) / rwpendell@hotmail.com -The CCC Security Team provides a safe and friendly campus for everyone to enjoy during the weekend services and events. No professional experience is needed, and training will be provided on the job. The minimum age is 18 years old. For information, contact Brad Gilbert / S.B.Gilbert@lowes.com / 505.2536 Volunteer Administrative Support / If you have a desire to serve in the areas of administrative office support and events registration or if you have computer skills or good attention to detail, your skills are needed. For information on current opportunities, contact Bonnie Borgum / 938.1560 / bonnieb@cccomaha.org. Serve the single moms of CCC by creating a special night out at church, including a home cooked meal, music and guest speaker. Help is needed to

cook and serve food. For information, contact Jennifer Burchfiel / 402.578.1104 / jennifer_graf@hotmail.com. The CCC Medical Team is expanding it’s ministry to include Wednesday evenings. We are looking for EMT’s, paramedics RN’s, LPN’s, physicians and other people who work in the medical field or have medical training / background to be available on Wednesday evenings to provide medical care when needed. For further info please contact Steve Leighton / 250.7005 / spleighton@yahoo.com.   MOPS is looking for willing individuals to serve in their childcare program, known as MOPPETS. This can be a volunteer or paid position and can be two or four Fridays a month, September through May. For information, contact Heidi Harner / bizyone@cox.net / 731.3715 The CCC Communications Team is looking for a volunteer to help weekly with layout and print work. Knowledge of InDesign is required. For information, contact Jen Johnson / 938.1551 / jenj@ cccomaha.org. Volunteers are needed to assist with childcare during Renewal Ministries and for the DivorceCare 4 Kids program Tuesday evenings. Contact Mike Goett / mikeg@cccomaha.org Volunteers are needed for cleaning, vacuuming and carpet shampooing at the Old Mill Campus. No experience necessary. For information, contact Larry Hovorka Jr / 402.938.1513 / larryh@ cccomaha.org. Volunteers are needed for post Access clean up – tearing down the stage, putting away chairs, picking up trash – on a weekly basis at 12 PM on Sundays. For information, contact Larry Hovorka Jr / 402.938.1513 / larryh@cccomaha.org. The Friends ministry on Sunday is looking for another volunteer at the 9 AM hour twice a month to work with special needs kids. For informaiton, contact Kathy McKelvey / 938.1520 / kathym@cccomaha.org.

Old Mill Campus. Experience using a riding mower is a plus. For information, contact Israel Cordero / 938.1582 / israelc@cccomaha.org. The technical ministry utilizes a wide range of talent to support CCC through audio, video, lighting and staging. For information, contact Micah Yost / 330.3360 / micahy@cccomaha.org.

Serve at the Sarpy Campus

Greeters are needed from 8:30 - 9 AM and from 10:10 - 10:45 AM. Anyone can be a greeter. All that is needed is a smile willingness to help a new family find their way around. If you can help, contact Julie Moessner / 402.938.1538 / juliem@ cccomaha.org. Volunteers are needed to bring supplies to Lewis & Clark Middle School weekly from the Old Mill Campus on the first Friday and/or third Friday of each month. If you can help, contact Julie Moessner / 402.938.1538 / juliem@cccomaha.org.

Serve in the city

There is a place for you to serve students at Hope Center for Kids. Orientation and background check is required. For information, contact Alysia Coit / 341. 4673 x 1002 / alysia@HopeCenterforKids. org. Invest in the lives of children with Compass Ministries through in the Kid’s Church ministry on Sunday afternoons / 3:30-5:30 PM. For information contact Stacie Unrau / 558.8646 / stacie@ compass.omhcoxmail.com. In addition to patient advocates, nurses, receptionists, parenting class teachers, boutique workers and cleaning crew, The AAA Center for Pregnancy Counseling, is looking for men who would like to be “support advocates” who meet with men who come into the center with the women seeking help. Training is available for this men’s ministry. For information, contact Barb Malek / bmalek@aaacpc.com.

Volunteers are needed for mowing and preparing the baseball fields at the

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Announcements Old Mill & Sarpy Campus Submit items to the Hub

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Military support group meeting

The next meeting for The Home Front military support group is Saturday, September 11 / 10 AM / Old Mill Campus lobby. Existing team members as well as anyone else interested in supporting our troops and their families are welcome to attend. For information, contact Tom / 402.661.4782.

Stephen Ministry Training

The Stephen Minister provides one-toone caring support for someone in need. The next training class will start Tuesday, January 4, for approximately 21 weeks. Cost is $50 for materials. Applications and information are available at the Stephen Ministry booth in the Atrium of the Old Mill Campus. For information, contact Ron Compas / rcompas@tconl. com, Paul Gedden / paulg@cccomaha. org, Mary Mladovich / mmladovich@ cox.net, or Lorraine Street / lstreet245@ gmail.com.

Summer reading program

Thank you to the more than 80 students who participated in the library’s summer reading program this year. Congratulations to Katelyn Pearson and Immanuel Soh who received gift certificates to Parables Book Store, and many thanks to Parables for donating these gift certificates to the program.

Mom’s Night Out

If you’re a single mom, grab a friend and join other single moms for a relaxing evening of food, fun and fellowship. Friday, October 15 / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus. Make your reservation by September 30 by registering on the women’s page at cccomaha.org or by contacting Jen Burchfiel / 578.1104.

Interpreted service

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language interpretation from the front left of the stage

for videos, podcasts, mp3’s and ministry blogs.

Parking offsite

Business Information

CCC’s mission is all about God and people. It is about connecting people to God in worship, service and joy, and what happens on Sunday morning is a key to making that connection happen. Did you know that our biggest limiting factor on Sunday morning may be parking? Guests who arrive a few minutes behind schedule want to park as close as possible, but often find the visitor slots and most of the parking lot filled, causing frustration and confusion. For those who call CCC their home, would you be willing to leave home five minutes early and intentionally park in the Gallup/Payflex lot? This will leave more places open in the church lot for those who are new and will increase the number of people who could worship at CCC on Sunday mornings in a significant way. This is always an important issue, but especially for the next eight weeks when attendance swells. Thanks so much for serving Christ in this simple way!

City-wide prayer event

Embrace the Heartland in Prayer invites you to join believers from around the city September 20 / 6 PM / CityCounty Building to pray for city and county officials. There will be a unique opportunity to pray in the Legislative Chambers at the City-County Building for many of these officials. John Ewing, Douglas County Treasurer, will lead the meeting. Several other ministry leaders and pastors from the city will lead the prayer times.

General Fund giving August received August budgeted Above/(below) budget

$436,131 $374,282 $61,849

YTD 2010* YTD 2009 same period Above/(below) 2009

$2,901,834 $2,749,068 $152,766

General Fund expenses August actual August budgeted Above/(below) budget

$382,292 $357,407 $24,885

YTD thru August 2010* YTD thru August 2009 Above/(below) 2009

$2,963,678 $3,092,539 ($128,861)

General Fund through August 2010 Giving $2,888,474 Expenses $2,963,678 Excess/(deficit) ($75,204) Great Commission Received YTD 2010* Received YTD 2009 Above/(below) 2009

$526,912 $479,934 $46,979

*Year-to-date (YTD) information is updated weekly; monthly information is updated first week of each month. Please note, the July financials were incorrectly labeled last week as “June” Attendance August 29 Old Mill Campus: 2,891 Sarpy Campus: 195 Total Attendance: 3,086

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.

Connect online

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CCC Sarpy Sarpy BBQ / spotlight event

Enjoy a BBQ lunch while the kids get up close and personal with exotic animals from Wildlife Encounters. Sunday, September 19 / 12:30 PM at the Sarpy Campus. Sign up online at cccomaha. org or stop by the Information Table

Being a Biblical Father

Tuesdays / 6:30 PM / six weeks / begins October 4 / Being a Biblical father is more than taking your kids to Sunday school. All men, along with their sons and/or daughters, are invited to a study of Chuck Stecker’s book, Men of Honor, Women of Virtue. For information, contact Dan Brandt / 402.669.0225 / danbrandt@windstream. net. Register online at cccomaha.org.

Men’s group

All men are welcome and encouraged to participate in this study of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. Meeting in Bellevue every other Friday / For information, contact Bo Buettenback / 402.403.4646 / nebestshooter@yahoo.com.

Marriage Built to Last – Living Intentionally & Loving Biblically

Sundays / 9 AM / Media Center / begins September 12 / This elective addresses expectations, communication, resolving conflict, sex and intimacy, and having a Christ centered marriage. It provides biblical and practical teaching to live intentionally and love biblically. Register online at cccomaha.org.

Spiritual Intersections

Sundays / 9 AM / Media Center / five weeks / begins October 24 / Discover ways to build relationships, develop good questions and intentionally engage others in spiritual conversations. Led by Tim Perry.

Set up and tear down

After a wonderful summer break, the set up and tear down schedule is back. There are teams in place, but many hands make fast work for everyone. To join the set up team, contact Kevin Weir / 402.991.2250 / kmweir@cox.net.

Serve at the Sarpy Campus

Greeters are needed from 8:30 - 9 AM and from 10:10 - 10:45 AM. All that is needed is a smile willingness to help a new family find their way around. If you can help, contact Julie Moessner / 402.938.1538 / juliem@cccomaha.org.

check the box on your connect card and you will be contacted.

Prayer at Sarpy

Stop by the Information Center and pick up a prayer calendar. Continuing the focus on prayer, CCC will pray for 24 hours beginning noon Saturday September 16 through noon Sunday, September 17. Stop at the Old Mill Campus anytime or provide prayer support at the Sarpy Campus Saturday, September 17/ 7 - 8 PM. Watch for additional opportunities to be united in prayer across all CCC venues. Sunday AM / Meet in the lobby at 8:30 and10:30 AM Sundays to pray for CCC Sarpy.

Joy boxes

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

Volunteers are needed to bring supplies to Lewis & Clark Middle School weekly from the Old Mill Campus on the first Friday of each month. If you can help, contact Julie Moessner / 402.938.1538 / juliem@ cccomaha.org.

Stay connected

Journey Groups

Steve Walters / 330.3360 x 428

Don’t go it alone. Join a Journey Group and get connected with others on the journey. Experience discipleship and be shaped as you dive into the Bible, pray and serve. Journey groups have begun for the fall. if you’re interested in joining a group, stop by the Information Table or

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’ blog

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

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.

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.

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

How do I participate? Participate during services at both campuses or set up eTithiing online. You may also place checks or cash in the secure giving box on the wall near the office entrance at the Old Mill Campus.

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An offering envelope is required to obtain a receipt for cash offerings. Contribution envelopes can be obtained at the Old Mill Campus from the Office Services Window, and service venues. At the Sarpy Campus, they are located at the Information Table. Contact Doni Gregory at donig@cccomaha.org / 938.1512 to receive preprinted envelopes. eTithing registration is also available at cccomaha.org.

eTithing

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The vote is in By Mark Ashton From Mark’s Blog, August 22, 2010 The vote is in and the tension is rising. We walked into church this morning with some big questions on our mind; now they are all answered. Will there be passion enough to turn vision into reality? Will people be willing to go on a spiritual adventure? Are we willing to sacrifice for the vision? Will we trust God to provide for our needs? Will we be radically inclusive, always looking for one more person to reach with the Gospel? Will we give ourselves to lead and serve and invite one more to lead and serve? Do we think that God is in this vision? Are we going to be people of faith? This morning we had the opportunity to view the vision that God has called us to. It is a big vision. The vision is to Double Our Impact. This is a huge challenge for a church of 3,000 in Omaha NE. Essentially, it will create improvements in the building at Old Mill, including fixing the facility, upgrading technology, improving space and building a multi-purpose facility that connects our buildings. Our dream is to grow to 4,000 in Old Mill and see over 1,500 come to faith in Christ and get baptized. It also includes launching four new sites of Christ Community Church in the next five years across the Omaha metro. These six total sites should have somewhere around 2,000 people attending at all of our non-Old Mill campuses in 2015. Finally, a vision has been formed to launch leadership development for Christian leaders in China that will empower 1,000 people to experience Christian leadership development and an endowment for pastors in Mali that will help 100 pastors every year to experience Bible school. This is in addition to the work that we are already doing in Mali and China with orphans, infants, kids and the Koutiala Hospital. So the leaders brought this vision to the people for a congregational affirmation. It is imperative for the leaders to not only hear from God and cast a vision, but listen to the heartbeat of the congregation. And the congregation has spoken. The members voted on the motion: 31 “No” and 894 “Yes!” - motion carries… The regular attenders affirmed the vision: 21 “No” and 1006 “Yes!” – momentum builds… Totals: 52 “No” and 1900 “Yes” – A total of 97% affirm the vision! Friends, we are about to embark on an era of our church that will be a ride we will never forget. God will do amazing things in your life and through you as you hold tight to Him. Begin to pray today: “God, do whatever it takes in me to accomplish your will through me.” You will find God to be more faithful than you ever knew Him to be. And you will always remember this era of your spiritual journey with great fondness for the way God was at work in you. “Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God.” – William Carey, missionary pioneer You can find Mark’s Blog at cccomaha.org

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