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Week of January 23, 2011

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Three mile markers are essential for every traveler on their spiritual journey

Celebrate

Guest information 2

Attend Sunday worship services every week.

New Series - Hello, this is God How’s your hearing? If you doubt God speaks today, join Lead Pastor Mark Ashton for this three-part-series. Discover how to recognize the voice that speaks with assurance, hope and life transforming clarity. Week 1 / God speaks through creation Week 2 / God speaks through scripture Week 3 / God speaks through Jesus

Schedule Old Mill Campus

Today / Week 1 January 30 / Week 2 February 6 / Week 3

Sarpy Campus

January 30 / Week 1 February 6 / Week 2 February 13 / Week 3

Connect

Participate in community for healthy spiritual growth. PURE - Women of all ages are invited to a citywide celebration of music and reflection on Friday, January 28 / Old Mill Campus. Details on page 8. Just Breathe - March 4 - 6 / CCC’s 2011 Women’s retreat with guest speaker Ruthie Thune. Registration begins today at cccomaha.org. Details on page 4. Jesus Class - Study the life and teachings of Jesus through the Gospel of Mark. See page 3 for details and locations. Gathering - New series, God Haters, begins January 30 / 12:30 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus. Gathering kicks off 2011 by discussing atheism and the drivers of the New Atheist movement. If you have never been to Gathering, find complete information on page 5.

Kids Connect 2

Students 2

Groups 3

Classes

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Mens 4

Womens 4 Gathering 5

Deaf fellowship

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Prayer 5

Singles

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Seniors 6

Renewal 7 Double Your Impact 8 Announcements 8 Serving 9

Compass

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Missions 10

Sarpy 11

Kingdom investment 11

Navigational tool 12

Contribute

Become involved in the mission and ministries of CCC through the investment of your time, talent and treasure. Begin 2011 with teaching and tools to identify your location and assist you with a plan to move forward on the spiritual journey. Pick up a Navigating the Journey brochure for an overview of books and spiritual practices at an Information Center at the Old Mill Campus and the Sarpy Campus. If you missed this series, listen to the messages at cccomaha.org Serve - For serving opportunities, see page 9. Double Your Impact / DYI - If you have not added your voice and influence to the vision or you would like to know more, pick up a DYI packet today. Details on page 8.

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Guest information Welcome. If you are looking for general information, stop at an Information Center at the Old Mill Campus or 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 What are my kids learning?

Read below to see what your kids will hear next weekend, January 23, 2011. Take some time this week to introduce the topic and work on the remember verse. For ideas on how to lead your kids in their spiritual growth, visit cccomaha. org/kids-connect.php and click on Homefront. Grades 1 - 6 / Bible Passage: 1 Samuel 16 -17 David and Goliath Remember verse: Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” John 14:6-7 Older toddlers through kindergarten / Bible Passage: Matthew 8:2 - 27; Mark 4:35 - 41 Jesus Calms the Storm Remember verse: Jesus answered...”Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.” John 14:9b

Serve in Kids Connect

Kids Connect has opportunities to serve at the Old Mill Campus and the Sarpy Campus. See page 9 for details.

Weekly parent email

Parents, did you read this week’s parent email? If you would like to receive the weekly parent email about Kids Connect curriculum, contact Sarah Buettenback / sarahb@cccomaha.org

Old Mill Campus Ages birth - grade 5

Sundays / 9 and 10:45 AM

Wednesday Clubs

Programs are available for age 3 - Grade 5 / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM. 

Old Mill Campus baby dedications

February 20 at the Old Mill Campus. To dedicate your child, pick up a form in the nursery or the office services window and return by Sunday, February 6. There is a mandatory meeting on Sunday, February 13 / 9 AM / EC 290 / Old Mill Campus. For information, contact Kathy McKelvey / kathym@cccomaha.org / 938.1520

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

Baby dedications will be held on Sunday,

Students

Old Mill Campus

Note: High School events have changed or have been cancelled today, January 23, due to the Ski Trip. Check below for details.

High School / 9-12th

Sixers / Grade 6

Breakfast and Prayer / 9 AM / Student Center

Wednesday nights / January 26 / 6:30 PM / Gym

Ski Trip return / today / 10 PM / Student Center / call 330-3360 ext 550 for updates

Sundays / 9 AM / EC 188

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

Stampede Small Groups / tonight / 6 - 8 PM / Gym Superbowl Team Parties / February 6 / 5 - 9 PM / $3 / Locations TBA

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Rushhour / January 30 / 9 AM / Student Center I.O. Small Groups / January 30 / 6 - 8 PM / various locations Velocity / February 2 and 9 / 7 PM / Bliss’ home / 15207 S 3rd St / 68007

College / 8:08

Superbowl Team Parties / February 6 / 5 - 9 PM / $3 / Locations TBA

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

High School

8:08 Wednesday / 8:08 PM / Student Center

Sarpy Campus Junior High / 6 - 8th WIRED / 9 AM / Lobby

Stampede Small Groups / tonight / 6 - 8 PM / Ramaekers’ home / 1006 Hardwood Dr / 68046

Ski Trip return / today / 10 PM / Student Center / call 330-3360 ext 550 for updates Sunday Mornings / January 30 / 9am / Room 115 I.O. Small Groups / January 30 / 6 - 8 PM / Parker’s / 11405 S 43rd St / 68123 Velocity / February 2 and 9 / 7 PM / Bliss’ home / 15207 S 3rd St / 68007

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Legend Relies on God Initiates interest in the Gospel Serves people Kingdom investor Shaped into Christ likeness

Exploring Christ - basic belief in God Growing in Christ - has a personal relationship with Christ Centered in Christ - depends on Christ daily for guidance

Renewal - groups that target the removal of barriers that limit one’s ability to connect with God and others Men’s - classes designed specifically for men Women’s - classes designed specifically for women

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 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 Deb Beck at the Old Mill Campus / 938.1580 / debb@cccomaha.org or Steve Walters / 330.3360 x 428 / stevew@cccomaha.org at the Sarpy Campus.

Journey Groups meet regularly to study, pray and grow with others on the journey. Finding a group to join can be a challenge, so GroupLink was designed to help you find a group by providing a relaxed environment where you can meet group leaders, network and find the group that best fits you.

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

Classes

Classes focus on specific topics for a defined period of time.

RISKS / Old Mill Campus / Sundays / six weeks / begins today / 9 AM and 10:45 AM / Old Mill / FLC 230. This class outlines the values and characteristics of a growing disciple and is a prerequisite for membership. Led by Reid Brown. Sign up at cccomaha.org. RISKS / Sarpy Campus / Sundays / six weeks / begins today / 9 AM / Sarpy Campus / This class outlines the values and characteristics of a growing disciple and is a prerequisite for membership. Led by Tom Moates. Sign up at cccomaha. org. Freed up living / Sundays / six weeks / begins today / 9 AM / Old Mill Campus / Chapel / From the person who has never budgeted before to the astute financial planner, learn what the Bible has to says about money management. Materials: $14. Led by Gary Kay & John Guthmann. Sign up at cccomaha.org or stop by the booth in the Atrium.

A charge to keep / Sundays / six weeks / begins today / 10:45 AM / Old Mill Campus / EC 188 / Timothy’s task in Ephesus was to face head on the difficult challenges that lay in the church. This study of 1 Timothy examines Paul’s instructions to Timothy for leading the church in faithfulness, sound teaching and living a godly lifestyle. Led by Mark Linder. Sign up at cccomaha.org A practicum on transformation / Sundays / six weeks / begins today / 10:45 AM / Old Mill Campus / FLC 231 / Learn practical ways to experience Christ like transformation in your heart. and explore how to position yourself so that the Holy Spirit can “renew your mind” from the ingrained habits of sin. Led by Mark Newhouse. Sign up at cccomaha. org What’s missing inside you? / Sundays / 13 weeks / begins today / 10:45 AM / Old Mill Campus / EC178 / Explore topics such as God’s existence, man’s

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purpose, sin’s impact, forgiveness and the presence of the Holy Spirit. Materials fee: $17. Led by Paul Schlieker. Sign up at cccomaha.org Love and respect / Sundays / 14 weeks / Begins today / 10:45 AM / Old Mill Campus / Chapel / This class enables couples to bridge the divide between husband and wife by helping them learn to communicate in a manner that builds intimacy. Led by Bob and Sue Vandenbrink. Sign up at cccomaha.org Jesus class / eight weeks / two offerings: Sundays begins January 30 at 9 AM and Tuesdays begins February 1 at 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / EC178 / Study the life and teachings of Jesus through the Gospel of Mark. Materials fee: $10. Led by Tim Perry. Sign up at cccomaha.org

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Men’s Becoming Nehemiah: Leading with Significance / Mondays, through March 21 / 6:45 AM / Panera at 78th and Dodge / Nehemiah was a leader who stepped forward and defied the odds to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. The lessons from Nehemiah’s story still resonate with those eager to lead at work, home and church with integrity, resilience, determination and humility. This eight-week study uses David McKenna’s Becoming Nehemiah:

Leading with Significance / $10. Leaders of any kind will benefit from this practical study. For information contact Todd / todd.conkright@gmail.com / 650.4921. Register online at cccomaha.org The quest for authentic manhood / Fridays / 6:15 – 7:30 AM / FLC 145 / ongoing / new members can join at any time. This elective focuses on the primary issues that shape a man’s life,

explores the biblical concept of manhood and provides building blocks 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.

Women’s 2011 Women’s Retreat

March 4 - 6, 2011 / Lied Lodge, Nebraska City / Speaker: Ruthie Thune / Register on January 23, 30 and February 6 at the Women’s Retreat booth at the Old Mill Campus or at the Information Table at the Sarpy Campus. Costs are per person based on the number per room and includes three meals: Saturday through Sunday: 4 / $142, 3 / $152, 2 / $162, 1 / $200. Additional charge for Friday night lodging: 4 / +$30, 3 / + $36, 2 / +$50, 1 / + $90. If you invite a first-time attender, you will receive a $10 discount and your guest will receive a $30 discount. A limited number of discounts are available. For registration questions or to find a roommate, contact Tera Reelfs / 402.614.9218. For general questions, contact Vicki Allen / 651.403.0547. Online registration begins January 23 at cccomaha.org.

Women’s Bible studies

/ Tuesdays / 10 weeks / starting January 11 / 9:15-11 AM / Old Mill Campus Jonah: Navigating a life interrupted / Many people, like Jonah, run! Priscilla Shirer redefines interruption and shows that interruption is actually God’s invitation to do something beyond your wildest dreams. Homework: 20 minutes per day / materials fee: $14 / led by Michelle Linder / Mondays / 7 weeks / began January 10 / 6:45-8:30 PM / Old Mill Campus Beth Moore: Here and Now . . . There and Then / Beth Moore presents many points of view on the book of Revelation. She teaches that God is as specific about what He does reveal as He is about what He does not reveal. Homework: 20 minutes per week / materials fee: $10 / Tuesdays / 11 weeks / began January 11 / 9:15-11 AM / Old Mill Campus / led by Lorri Parsons.

Women’s Bible studies offer truth, support, encouragement and laughter to women of all ages and stages. Registration for childcare is currently closed. A materials fee will be charged for class resources. For information, contact Willyne Dickey / 330.3256 / willyne@cox.net. For scholarship opportunities, contact Lisa Brown / 938.1572 / lisab@cccomaha.org.

Blueprint for the ministering soul / Learn how you may minister unto the Lord by giving Him not just service but love, intimacy, adoration, praise and worship in a study of The Old Testament Tabernacle. Materials fee: $8 / led by Arlene Christofferson / Tuesdays / 12 weeks / began January 11 / 9:30 - 11 AM / Old Mill Campus

Amazing Collection / This video series will look at I Chronicles through Song of Solomon. The quick read option is 20 minutes per day. Materials fee: $22 / led by Sherry Martin and Esther Lee Hetterich

Spiritual parenting / God wants hearts and souls that are shaped in vibrant faith and love toward Himself and others. As parents you want to pass on a vibrant faith to the next generation. Materials

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fee: $15 / led by Nancy Davies / Tuesdays / 6 weeks / starting February 22 / 9:30 - 11 AM / Old Mill Campus The names of God / The Hebrew words for God like Adonai, El-Shaddai and Jehovahjirah reveal a truth about God’s character. Requires an hour of preparation to do the Bible study and to read the resource book, Names of God by Nathan Stone. Materials fee: $8 / led by Kathy Johnston / Tuesdays / 12 weeks / began January 11 / 9:30 -11 AM / Old Mill Campus Walking together in faith / This study will show you how to continue to follow after God by the encouragement from His Word using a simple tool that will help you nourish your soul and apply God’s Word to your daily life. By examining a small passage of scripture each week regarding the topic of faith, you’ll learn to hear from God. What message does God have for you? Materials fee: $8 / led by Sandy Carroll / Tuesdays / 12 weeks / began January 11 / 9:30 - 11 AM / Old Mill Campus

Other

Christian women’s bowling league / Thursday mornings / 9:15 AM / For information, contact Cathy Petrick / 779.3154. Point of hope / This group is designed for single moms. Meets the second and fourth Sundays of the month / 9 AM / WC 206 / Old Mill Campus / led by Jennifer Burchfiel / for information, contact Jennifer / 578.1104.

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Gathering Sundays / 12:30 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus / 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.

God Haters / the New Atheists

Have reason and science combined to share an aggressive belief that religion should not be tolerated? Gathering kicks off 2011 by discussing atheism and the drivers of the New Atheist movement. Stop in for lunch and take look at the perspectives presented in The Four Horsemen, a wide-ranging video discussion between New Atheists Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett. January 30 / What Is New Atheism and why should I care? What do atheists believe? What are their best arguments against God? Is

there anything new in the New Atheist movement? Pastor of Spiritual Discovery Tim Perry presents a revealing overview of the cultural and philosophical impact of atheism in society. February 6, Super Bowl Sunday / Gathering will not meet February 13 / Hitchens and Harris What drives the secular arrogance of Christopher Hitchens, author of God Is Not Great, or the extreme skepticism of Sam Harris, author of The End of Faith? Gathering presents a portion of The Four Horsemen video and conducts an open discussion into the perspectives, arguments and philosophies presented by two of the most renowned opinion leaders in the New Atheist community.

arguments presented by Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion and humanist philosopher Daniel Dennett, author of Brainstorms. Listen and discuss as these men present their perspective on freewill and other humanist philosophical viewpoints. February 27 / Something More to Reason After the waves of scientific argument have been heard and the philosophical propositions carefully studied and weighed, are critical reason and religious faith ultimately irreconcilable? Join Tim Anstead as he discusses what can fill the emptiness that exists when reason doesn’t provide all the answers.

February 20 / Dawkins and Dennett Gathering continues with The Four Horsemen video, focusing on the

Deaf fellowship Deaf men’s Bible study / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / EC 195 / Old Mill Campus / Led by Ed Emery, focusing on I & II Peter. For information, contact Ed Emery / espeedo@cox.net

ASL sign language class / Sundays / 6 7:30 PM / FLC 230/232 / Old Mill Campus. The class is free, but participant may need to purchase a textbook. To register, contact Jan at Janohls@cox.net

Deaf women’s Bible study / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / WC 106 / Old Mill Campus Led by Mary K Kimmons / studying I & II Peter. For information contact mkkimmons@gmail.com

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

Interpreted Service / 9 AM / Access service at the Old Mill Campus / Seating is up front and to the left of the stage. Do you need an interpreter? / Contact Geri Knoebel / gerik3@cox.net / for a CCC event or appointment.

Prayer Prayer room / Every Sunday in WC 118 located just outside the Worship Center at the Old Mill Campus.

Sundays / 5 PM / WC 118 / Old Mill Campus / focuses on missions, world events and the city

/ Prayer Shawl Ministry / 1 PM / EC 178 / Old Mill Campus. For information, contact Beth Siemens / 339.4631.

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

Mondays / 9:30 AM / EC 178 / Old Mill Campus / Women’s prayer. For information, contact Lottie Krogh / 345.4556.

Wednesdays / 6:30 PM / WC 118 / Old Mill Campus / focuses on CCC and missions

Sundays / 10:30 AM / Lobby / Sarpy Campus / focus on the Sarpy Campus

1st and 3rd Thursday of the month

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Fridays / 7 AM / Worship Center / Old Mill Campus / focuses on the spiritual vitality of CCC.

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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.

Stump the Chump with Lead Pastor Mark Ashton

Bring questions or submit them via the Emerge Facebook page (facebook.com/ EmergeCCC). Sunday, January 30 / 12:302 PM / FLC 130-132 / A TBD lunch option will be offered for a small fee.

Emerge worship night

New Access Worship Leader Ryan Shields and Sarpy Worship Leader Jared Kliewer will lead this time of worship. Friday, February 25 / 7 PM / Student Center

Emerge women

Want to connect with other women at CCC? Check out the Women’s Retreat on page 4 and Pure, a night of worship for women, on page 8.

and meet between services at the high top tables between Access and the Atrium.

Volunteer opportunities

Want to help welcome new people?  Like to plan events?  Emerge is looking for volunteers to help with Coffee and Connections and to serve on the events committee.  Email Josh / joshv@ cccomaha.org for more information.

Coffee and connections

Coffee and Connections is a means for the young professionals of CCC to fellowship, connect on Sunday mornings and learn of upcoming events.  Grab a cup of coffee

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 131 / 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.

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10:45 AM / Old Mill Campus Ecclesia / FLC 135 / This group is a mix of people young to senior adults. This group begins with 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

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, February 1 / 11:30 AM / FLC 130 / Old Mill Campus. Carol Hembrough will be the featured gues. 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 gathering will be February 15 and will feather Joe Ranney sharing a “Monologue on the Book of Philemon”. 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.

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Renewal

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Groups on Tuesdays

Tuesday evening groups 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. 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. For information, contact Mary Lou Rodgers / marylrodgers@ yahoo.com. 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. Resolve / Ongoing / 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. Love and respect / Ongoing / 7 PM / This class helps couples learn to communicate in a manner that builds intimacy. For information, contact Bob & Sue Vanden Brink / vbsue@cox.net. 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. For information, contact Randy Hughell / 990.8012 / newhope.dbsa@gmail.com.

Self-injury support / Ongoing / 7 PM / 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. Freedom from eating disorders / Ongoing / 7 PM / This group focuses on healing from anorexia, binge eating, bulimia, and overeating through the power of Christ. Participants will have about 30 minutes a day of homework outside of the group. For information, contact Kathleen Lacy / kathleen669@ cox.net. 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. Healing shattered hearts / Ongoing / 7 PM / This is a safe, supportive group for women dealing with being in relationship with a man who has struggled with a sexual addiction. For information, contact Karen / kmbussy@ gmail.com / 630.2872. 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. Omaha career networking group / Ongoing / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / This group offers job hunting tips, free professional advice on how to sharpen job hunting skills, professional speakers, programs, encouragement and other

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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.

Weekly groups Relationships 101 for Men / Ongoing / Thursdays / 7 PM / Fireside room / Old Mill Campus / This group is designed to help men to build and maintain healthy, life giving relationships. Issues such as boundaries, self esteem, communication skills and healing long-term hurts. Led by Darrel Myer. For information contact Mike Goett / mikeg@cccomaha.org / 938.1518. GriefShare / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / EC 178 / Old Mill Campus / This support group for those 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. 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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Double Your Impact / DYI From its beginning in 1921, CCC has moved forward by listening to God’s leading for future direction. In 2010 following an extended season of prayer, CCC elders, pastors, staff and key leaders responded to God’s prompting by initiating a spiritual journey with exponential impact. This vision, overwhelmingly embraced, is a promise

to make disciples of Jesus for Kingdom Impact and a commitment to fund the vision with $9.5 million over three years. By faith as campus impact is maximized, citywide impact multiplied and global impact magnified, thousands will join the family of God. As the blessings of this generation are added to the spiritual foundations of CCC’s rich spiritual

heritage, children will mature in Christ, neighborhood congregations will be born, disciples will emerge and love will be poured out worldwide. If you have not added your voice and influence to the vision or you would like to know more, pick up a DYI packet today.

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.

Connections Choir

Join the Connections choir on February 6. Rehearsal will be Thursday, February 3 / 6:45 – 8:30 PM / Old Mill Campus. Contact Margie Alford for details / margiea@cccomaha.org

Priscilla Circle

Priscilla Circle hosts Vicki Sutton Monday, January 24 / FLC 132 / Old Mill Campus. Prayer for missions / 5 PM, dinner / 5:30 PM, followed by Vicki Sutton. Bring a pair of sharp scissors to make fleece blankets for the orphanage

Thank you

The Mali book drive will be sending 26 boxes of children and adults to The Koutiala Hospital in Mali. Thank you for your generosity!

Oil change ministry

Operating as an outreach of the CCC Benevolence Team, the Oil change ministry is available to single moms and widows. Oil changes and vehicle check-ups are available at the Old Mill Campus for preregistered vehicles on selected Saturday mornings from 8 - 9 AM. Stop at the Office Services Window at the Old Mill Campus for details. Page 8

College mission trip to China

Students will spend six weeks interacting with Chinese university students, teaching ESL and serving orphans. For details, contact Gavin Johnson / gavinj@ cccomaha.org. Apply by February 3.

College Spring retreat

March 4 - 6 / Experience God in community. CCC For information visit cccomaha.org/college.

PURE - a women’s night of worship

Business Information General Fund giving December received December budgeted Above/(below) budget

$635,583 $804,399 ($168,816)

YTD 2011* YTD 2010 same period Above/(below) 2010

$266,812 $229,368 $37,444

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

Women of all ages are invited to Pure, a women’s night of worship hosted by CCC. The evening will be filled with beautiful music, time for personal reflection and celebration of who God is. Come with friends to this free citywide event / January 28 / 7 - 9 PM / Gym / Old Mill Campus.

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

Men’s conference / Iron Sharpens Iron

Great Commission Received YTD 2011* Received YTD 2010 Above/(below) 2010

This one day Men’s conference will be held at King of Kings Church / February 26, 2011 / 8 AM - 5 PM. The cost is $39 for ages 13 and older. The conference will feature two keynote speakers and sixteen breakout sessions. Register at heartlandmenoffaith.org.

Connect online

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$515,212 $510,288 ($4,924) $4,491,471 $4,529,315 ($37,844)

General Fund through December 2010 Giving $4,558,932 Expenses $4,491,471 Excess/(deficit) ($67,461) $31,479 $37,939 $(6,460)

*Year-to-date (YTD) information is updated weekly; monthly information is updated first week of each month. Attendance January 16 Old Mill Campus: 3,356 Sarpy Campus: 187 Total Attendance: 3,593

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Compass Ministries Compass is a non-profit 501(C)3 and all gifts are tax deductible. For information about Compass visit compassomaha.org Compass is on facebook at facebook.com/ CompassOmaha

“Faces lit up with joy as children saw me standing at the door, arms laden with gifts. Christmas is my favorite time of year. It’s something that goes beyond the carols, twinkling lights and shiny packages beneath the tree. It centers on a gift that was given two thousand years ago when a little baby came to earth who would one day give His life for ours. And each Christmas I see the selfless nature of that act reflected in the people around me as they give of themselves to children they don’t even know. The beauty of it is that while they may never have the chance to see those smiling faces, they choose to give anyway. What a wonderful expression of the love of Christ. This year Compass

was able to bless the homes of more than 60 children and their families, through the generosity of those who gave. My heart swells with gratitude for hearts who understand that the true joy of Christmas is found when you give it away. Please continue to be praying for our students and their families, that though their gifts may grow old and fade, the real meaning of Christmas would live on in their hearts.”

Contribute to Compass

Energetic volunteers and the generous financial partners enable Compass to implement ministry to at risk youth in the Village 1 neighborhood. For a financial contribution designate your gift on your weekly CCC giving envelope. To plug in and volunteer, contact Jenny Berg at jenny@compass.omhcoxmail. com. Contributing to Compass is a great way to invest in the lives of kids and encourage hope in our city.

Compass prayer requests For additional volunteers for the FLC program. For the development of life-giving relationships between volunteers and students. That God would provide financially. The God Compass would clearly hear the voice of God as He leads and guides.

Make a difference in a young man’s life

Compass Ministries is taking young men six and older from the Village 1 neighborhood to a wild game feed on Friday, January 28 / 6 – 9 PM and adult male chaperones are needed. This is a great opportunity to meet a child and get introduced to Compass Ministries. To volunteer, contact Dale Davies / 558.8646 / dale@compass.omhcoxmail. com.

Serving opportunities Old Mill Campus, Sarpy Campus and the city Old Mill Campus Working closely with Security, Operations, Greeters and other ministries, the Traffic Team ensures safety as well as provides information, directions and assits first time guests in finding parking places. For information, contact Richard Pendell / 289.5321 (home) / 699.0379 (cell) / rwpendell@hotmail.com or Bonnie Borgum / 938.1560 / bonnieb@ cccomaha.org. Volunteers who know the basics of car maintenance are needed to help with the Oil Change Ministry. For information, contact Darrell Bush / 571.3684 dbush@mccneb.edu. Do you love the great outdoors? The Property Maintenance team needs hearty folks willing to arrive immediately after snow events to help make the sidewalks and entryways safe and passable for staff and visitors. Work includes removing snow

from these areas with snow blowers and shovels, then applying salt as needed. Equipment will be provided. If you are interested in being part of the snow removal team, contact Tim Anstead / tima@cccomaha.org. There is an urgent need for people to serve in the MOPS childcare program, known as MOPPETS. This is a volunteer or paid position, two or four Fridays a month, through May. For information, contact Heidi Harner / bizyone@cox.net / 731.3715 Kids Connect has the following needs: At the Old Mill Campus: 9 AM / Once a month nursery volunteers, two twice a month small group leaders for 3 year olds, one twice a month small group leader for 4 year olds. 10:45 AM / Once a month nursery volunteers, one twice a month small group leader in 1st grade. Stop by the Kids Connect area for information.

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Sarpy Campus

There are several opportunities to serve in Kids Connect at the Sarpy Campus: Help is needed in preschool either weekly or as a substitute. For information, contact Sarah Buettenback / sarahb@cccomaha.org / 359.0647. Kids Connect set-up / twice a month / a large group presenter is needed at the 9 AM service / a secretary is needed on the first and third Sundays in elementary at 10:45 AM. For information, contact Darla Blair / darlab@cccomaha.org / 884.4333. The Sarpy Campus is in need of an additonal two people with a truck to assist the current volunteers with the trailer and outside sign set up once a month. If you are interested, contact Julie Moessner / juliem@cccomaha.org.

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Missions

Prayer for Missions

Missions news Container to Mali Hospital

Last week CCC sent its first sea container to The Koutiala Hospital in Mali with tens of thousands of dollars of medical equipment and supplies. These medical items, including labor and delivery beds, infant warmers, fetal heart monitors and more, were donated by the Nebraska Methodist Hospital System last summer and we are blessed by their generous donation. In addition to this, a generous family at CCC donated a farm tractor that will be used in Mali for a new ministry called the Lydia Center. The Lydia center will meet a currently unmet need for banished, abandoned or troubled women, providing shelter, fresh water, job training, spiritual growth ministries and opportunities to improve the women’s lives and a give them a chance for an independent livelihood. The tractor will play a vital role, allowing the women to farm their own land and give them a self-sustaining source of food.

Ed & Julie Mangham Update

“As we start January and the new year, it marks a real shift in my doctoral program. With only three classes between now and the end of May, we are given more time to work on our dissertations. We’ll then have two years to complete our research with graduation in May of 2013. For a number of reasons, Julie and I have decided to make no plans for the distant future and instead walk day by day, looking for ways to be caught up into what God is doing now. Our missionary call remains, and we’ll leave how God wants to exercise that call up to him. Please pray with us through our next steps.”

Short-term missions opportunities To learn more about short-term missions or any of the short-term opportunities listed below, visit cccomaha.org or contact Craig Walter / 938.1575 / craigw@cccomaha.org. Peru Medical Outreach Team / Peru / June 4 - 12 / 5 - 7 Doctors Specifically need: Dentist, Ophthalmologist, OB/GYN, Internal Medicine, Surgeon, Pediatrics, Dermatology, or Pharmacist. In addition, Medical Technicians or Physician Assistants would be welcome. Bethel College Construction Team / Mali / July 17 - 30 / 8 – 10 people Orphanage Ministry Team / Guatemala / July 6 – 17 / 10 – 15 people ESL Teaching / Jordan / July / 4 – 6 people (especially men 20 – 40) House Church Leadership Training / China / October / 4 people Outreach through Animal Inoculations / Mali / January 2012 / 7 – 9 people

Missions need Teacher in Mali: Brett & Sheri MacLean, medical workers at The Koutiala Hospital in Mali are in need of a teacher to come to Mali to teach their 1st grade son, Dawson, and their Pre-K son, Kenan. This teacher can come anytime during the summer of 2011 and would stay until the beginning of April in 2012. If you are interested in learning more, contact Craig Walter / 938.1575 / craigw@cccomaha.org. Page 10

Hannah Shreve (Zambia): Pray for Hannah who leaves for Zambia on January 17 to work with Youth With a Mission for six months. Pray that her time will be fruitful and that God will work both in her and through her. Ashley Baer (Peru): Pray for Ashley as she recently landed in Peru to work with children for one year. Pray that she will get settled quickly and adapt to her new surroundings. John and Tracy Deseck: Pray for the Desecks as they are back from their time in Zambia and searching God’s will for what’s next in their lives. Pray they will clearly see God’s direction. Chris & Liz (Far East): Praise God for a successful launch of the addition of food sales at their coffee shop. Pray that God would use this to bring even more people into their business. Lance & Karina Grush (El Salvador): Pray for Lance as he travels into communities with a strong gang presence to pick up and drop off children and youth every Saturday. Pray that God would continue to save young people in those communities where there is a great spiritual need and the presence of spiritual darkness is strong. Orphanage in China: Our CCC partner orphanage, China Nest of Hope Orphanage, is trying to purchase new land where they can build a new orphanage. One of the three key government signatures has already been completed, so please pray for the next two to happen quickly. Lisa Reynolds: Pray for Lisa as she prepares to take a trip to India and Greece in the next few months to see if God is calling her to either location to work with Afghan refugees.

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CCC Sarpy RISKS

Sundays / Six weeks / Begins today / 9 AM / Sarpy Campus / This elective outlines the values and characteristics of a growing disciple and is a prerequisite for membership. Led by Tom Moates. Sign up at cccomaha.org

Men’s group

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. Sunday AM / Meet in the lobby at 8:30 and 10:30 AM Sundays to pray for CCC Sarpy.

Kids Connect set-up / twice a month / a large group presenter is needed at the 9 AM service / a secretary is needed on the first and third Sundays in elementary at 10:45 AM. For information, contact Darla Blair / darlab@cccomaha.org / 884.4333. The Sarpy Campus is in need of an additonal two people with a truck to assist the current volunteers with the trailer and outside sign set up once a month. If you are interested, contact Julie Moessner / juliem@cccomaha.org.

All men are welcome and encouraged to participate in the study of The Holy Spirit Study Guide - 11 Core Truths to Build Your Life On. Connect the central truths of Christianity with how to live your life. Meeting in Bellevue every other Friday / For information, contact Bo Buettenback / 403.4646 / nebestshooter@yahoo.com.

Joy boxes

Stay connected

Sarpy campus pastor

Journey groups

Serve at the Sarpy Campus

For children and student information see page 2.

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

You will find joy boxes at the Information Center. Please place your offering there as you leave today. If you are not getting regular emails from the Sarpy Campus, fill out a connect card to be added to the email list There are several opportunities to serve in Kids Connect at the Sarpy Campus: Help is needed in preschool either weekly or as a substitute. For information, contact Sarah Buettenback / sarahb@cccomaha.org / 359.0647.

Steve Walters / 330.3360 x 428 / stevew@cccomaha.org

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

eTithing makes giving consistent and simple. Sign up at cccomaha.org.

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Exploring Christ

Navigating the Journey

Relies on God

Initiates interest

Serves people

Kingdom investor

Shaped into Christ likeness

Classes Restarting GriefShare DivorceCare

Classes Jesus Class MOPS

Books God Space: Where Spiritual Conversations Happen Naturally – Doug Pollack

Books Treasure Principle: Unlocking the Secret of Joyful Giving – Randy Alcorn

Classes The Pentateuch What’s Missing Inside You? A Charge to Keep

Spiritual practices Simplicity: have an uncomplicated and untangled life focusing on what really matters

Spiritual practices Fasting: let go of an appetite in order to seek God on matters of deep concern for yourself and the world

Books Basic Christianity – John Stott

Classes Intersections

Classes Outlive Your Life

Classes Freed Up Living

Classes Love and Respect

Books Just Walk Across the Room – Bill Hybels

Books Beyond your Backyard: Stepping out to help Others – Tom Ellsworth

Books Living your Strengths: Discover your God-given Talents & Inspire your Community - Winseman, Clifton, Liesveld

Books Pursuit of God: You can Become the Person You Were Meant to Be - A W Tozer

Books TrueFaced: Trust God and Others with Who You Really Are – Thrall, McNicol, Lynch Spiritual practices Self-examination and confession: surrender your weaknesses and faults to the forgiving love of God

Centered in Christ

Growing in Christ

Classes Quest for Authentic Manhood Books Waking the Dead: The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive – John Eldredge Spiritual practices Memorization: be able to recall the life-shaping words of God at all times and in all places Books Pivotal Praying: Connecting with God in Times of Great Need – John Hull & Tim Elmore Spiritual practices Contemplative prayer: develop an open, restful receptivity to the Trinity that enables you to always be with God just as you are

Books Jesus with Dirty Feet - Don Everts Spiritual practices Gratitude: pay attention to God’s work in your life and in the world around you

Spiritual practices Spiritual friendships : develop friendships that encourage and challenge you to love others as God does

Books Case for Faith – Lee Strobel Spiritual practices Hospitality: be someone who offers authentic grace and hope to others

Spiritual practices Service: reflect the helping, caring and sharing love of God in the world

Books When Helping Hurts: How to alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor and Yourself – Corbert and Fikkert Spiritual practices Intercessory prayer: see the world as God does and pray that His Kingdom would come on earth as in heaven

Spiritual practices Worship: honor and adore the Trinity as the supreme treasure of life Classes Leveraging your Life Books Living A Life on Loan – Rick Rusaw and Eric Swanson Spiritual practices Submission: have Jesus as the master of your life in absolutely every way

Spiritual practices Bible Study: learn what the Bible says and how it affects your life

Spiritual practices Meditation: gaze deeply on God in His works and words

Classes A Practicum on Transformation Books Sacred Rhythms: Arranging our Lives for Spiritual Transformation – Ruth Haley Barton Spiritual practices Journaling: reflectively write about God’s presence and activity in, around and through you

Everyone, every week

These three mile markers are essential for every traveler on a spiritual journey:

Celebrate

Attend Sunday worship services every week

Connect

Participate in community for healthy spiritual growth.

Contribute

Become involved in the mission and ministries of CCC through the investment of your time, talent and treasure.


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