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The latest happenings at CCC

Week of March 6, 2011

Contents

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

Celebrate

Attend Sunday worship services every week.

Current series / Scandalous

Guest information 2

9 AM Traditions Old Mill Campus Today / / Hosea week 3 / Mark Ashton live March 13 / Hosea week 5 / Mark Ashton live March 20 / Global Summit

9 & 10:45 AM Access Old Mill Campus Today / Hosea week 4 / Gavin Johnson live March 13 / Hosea week 5 / Mark Ashton via video March 20 / Global Summit

10:45 AM Connections Old Mill Campus Today / Hosea week 3 / Mark Ashton live March 13 / Hosea week 5 / Mark Ashton live March 20 / Global Summit

9 & 10:45 AM Sarpy Campus

Today / Hosea week 4 / Mark Ashton via video March 13 / Hosea week 3 / Gavin Johnson live March 20 / Global Summit

Kids Connect 2 Students 2

Groups 3

Classes

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Mens 4

Womens 4 Gathering 4

Deaf fellowship

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Newest CCC Campus / The Douglas County Jail / The Douglas County Jail is the location of the Prayer 5 newest CCC campus. God is doing an amazing work on Sunday afternoons evidenced by strong interest and engagement among the men in Pod 18. Read more in Double Your Impact on page 8. Young Professionals 5

Global Summit 2011– March 15-20 / The annual celebration of Great Commission

initiatives features CCC’s International workers who are magnifying global impact around the world. For complete schedule details and information about the C&MA Project Experience, see pages 11 & 12.

Seniors 6 Compass

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Renewal 7 Double Your Impact 8 Announcements 8

Connect

Participate in community for healthy spiritual growth.

New classes beginning in March at the Old Mill Campus / Register on line or stop at the Ministry Information booth in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus. Choose a class to support your plan to move forward on your spiritual journey. If you have not created your plan, pick up a Navigating the Journey brochure. See page 3 for details. Men’s Ministry / Tickets packages are available today at the Old Mill Campus and the Sarpy Campus for Freedman Conquest 2011. $35 includes transportation and event tickets. Tickets to the event only are $25.

Contribute

K ingdom investment 9 Serving 9

Missions 10

Sarpy 11

Global Summit 11-12

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

Serve on a Global Summit team at Sarpy or Old Mill. Volunteers are needed for the C&MA Project Experience, Kids Mission Market and more. See page 9 and page 12 for details.

Double Your Impact (DYI) update. 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. See page 8 for details.

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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 / 402. 938.1538 / juliem@cccomaha.org.

Kids Connect What are my kids learning?

Read below to see what your kids will hear next weekend, March 13, 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/kidsconnect.php and click on Homefront. Grades 1 - 5 / Scripture: Matthew 3:13-17; 4:1-11, Big Idea: God gives us power. Remember verse: “He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again” / 2 Corinthians 5:15 Older toddlers through kindergarten / Scripture: Luke 21:1-4; Matthew 6:19-2, 2 Corinthians 9:7, Big Idea: God wants me to give generously / Remember verse: “Nobody should seek his own good, but

the good of others.” / 1 Corinthians 10:24

Old Mill Campus

Serve in Kids Connect

Ages birth - grade 5

Kids Connect has opportunities to serve at the Old Mill Campus and the Sarpy Campus. Volunteers are needed on Friday, March 18 for the Global Summit. See page 9 for details.

Sundays / 9 and 10:45 AM

Wednesday night clubs are looking for volunteers every week to help in Kindergarten and in 1st grade Sparks. For information, contact Dawn Belknap / dawnb@cccomaha.org.

Friends ministry

Weekly parent email

If you would like to receive the weekly parent email about Kids Connect curriculum, contact Sarah Buettenback / sarahb@cccomaha.org

Wednesday Clubs

Programs are available for age 3 - Grade 5 / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM. 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 / today / 9 AM / EC 188 Wednesday nights / March 9 / 6:30 PM / Gym Project Experience / March 16 / 6:30 PM / Gym

Junior High / 7-8th

No Wired today. Resumes March 13 / 9 AM / FLC 141 No Stampede small groups today. Resumes / March 13 / 6 - 8 PM / Gym

High School / 9-12th

Rushhour / today / 9 AM / Student Center Summer Mission Trip parent meeting / Student Center / today after 10:45 AM service. I.O small groups / tonight / 6 - 8 PM / various homes

College / 8:08

8:08 Thursday / 8:08 PM / Student Center Spring retreat / March 4 - 6 / For information visit cccomaha.org/college. Sign up for a small group at cccomaha.org/college.

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Sarpy Campus Junior High / 6 - 8th

Wired / today / 9 AM / Lobby No Stampede small groups today. Resumes March 13 / 6 - 8 PM / Ramaeker’s / 1006 Hardwood Dr. / 68046

High School

Sunday mornings / today / 9 AM / Room 115 I.O. Small Groups / tonight / 6 - 8 PM / Parker’s / 11405 S 43rd St / 68123 Summer Mission Trip parent meeting / today after 10:45 AM service.

Old Mill and Sarpy Campus High School MISSION / March 18 - 19 / 6:30 PM / $20 / Early bird registration due today. Junior High Missions Experience / March 19 / 10:30 AM / Gym Middle School Missions trip / June 12 - 17 / forms and deposit due March 27 To be added to the high school parent email list, contact Brad Mock / bradm@ cccomaha.org

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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 / 402.

938.1580 / debb@cccomaha.org or Steve Walters / 402.330.3360 x 428 / stevew@ cccomaha.org at the Sarpy Campus. Journey Groups meet regularly to study, pray and grow with others on the journey.

Seeker groups These groups focus on real questions seekers have. For information, contact Tim Perry / 402.330.3360 / timp@cccomaha. org.

Classes

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

Basic principles of biblical counseling / Wednesdays / 6:30 PM / 12 weeks / EC 292 / Old Mill Campus / began March 2 / Learn practical ways to meet people where they are and how to use biblical principles to help them take steps to deal with relationship or personal struggles. Led by Associate Pastor Virg Ediger. Materials fee: $25. Register at cccomaha. org. For information, contact Sue Beed / 402.938.1570 / sueb@cccomaha.org. Leveraging Your Life / Sundays / 10:45 AM / 6 weeks / FLC 231 / Old Mill Campus / begins today / led by Wendell Nelson / Explore your “gift-mix” (natural abilities, acquired skills, life experience, spiritual gifts, etc.) so that you can leverage your life in the Kingdom of God. God does not want you busier, but focused, fruitful and fulfilled.

Outlive Your Life / Sundays / 9 AM / 6 weeks / FLC 230 / Old Mill Campus / begins today / led by Craig Walter / 1.75 billion people are desperately poor, natural disasters are gouging entire nations and economic uncertainty reigns across the globe. You have been given an opportunity to make a difference, to spread hope with God’s love. God invites you to outlive your life, not just in heaven but here on earth. Materials: $7 The Pentateuch: A Hint of Good Things to Come / Sundays 10:45 AM / 6 weeks / FLC 230 / Old Mill Campus / begins today/ led by Marty Barnhart / The first five books of the Bible are foundational to understand the remainder and provide a hint of the good things God had planned for everyone who would come to Him by faith.

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Men’s Fourth Quarter for Men / fourth Saturday of the month / 9 - 10:30 AM / WC 118 / Old Mill Campus / On the fourth Saturday of the month, men are invited to a time of prayer discussing a leadership development topic and looking ahead to the upcoming opportunities for men. Fourth Quarter schedule: Meeting through March 26 – To Lincoln for Freedmen Conquest 2011, April 23 / For information contact Reid Brown / 402.938.1561 / reidb@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.

/ Pershing Center, Lincoln NE. The bus and ticket package can be purchased for $35 in the Ministry Connections booth in the Atrium of the Old Mill Campus or the Information Table at the Sarpy Campus through March 20. For information visit freedmennebraska.org.

Freedmen Conquest 2011 Men’s Conference / This state-wide men’s event brings Christian men together to connect with God and embrace the role men have in their communities. Speakers include Husker coach Ron Brown and J.C. Watts. Bring your sons age 10 and up. Saturday, March 26 / 10 AM – 5 PM

Women’s AAA CPC Post - abortion Bible study / If you or someone you love is searching for healing and wholeness, contact AAA CPC for specific details about this group study designed for women. Groups will meet on Tuesday or Thursday evenings beginning in March. Contact Chris Schlesiger, AAA CPC Director of Patient Services / 402. 390.9700 x 1009

Women’s Bible studies

Women’s Bible studies offer truth, support, encouragement and laughter to women of all ages and stages. For information, contact Willyne Dickey /

402. 330.3256 / willyne@cox.net. For scholarship opportunities, contact Lisa Brown / 402. 938.1572 / lisab@cccomaha. org. 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 fee: $15 / led by Nancy Davies / Tuesdays / through March 29 / 9:30 - 11 AM / Old Mill Campus

Other

Christian women’s bowling league / Thursday mornings / 9:15 AM / For information, contact Cathy Petrick / 402.779.3154. 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 / 402. 578.1104.

Gathering Sundays / 12:30 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus / Gathering is an opportunity to ask the tough questions about God, Christianity and your place in the universe. Lunch is $5 and free for college-age attenders. Human Trafficking - a Global Summit event / Sunday, March 20 / C&MA Youth

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Director Jason Ostrander will discuss human trafficking as an exploitation of human rights that touches every continent. It manifests itself as child labor, involuntary servitude, sex slavery, prostitution and illegal adoption of children. Nearly a million people are ripped from their lives and trafficked across international borders each year.

More than 50 people, primarily women and children, are brought into the United States against their will every day. 250,000 American youths face the risk of sex trafficking in their own country.

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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 / 402.339.4631.

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 / 402.345.4556.

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

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

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.

Global Summit

Graham and Carrie Frank will be speaking on Business as Missions, Friday, March 18 / 8 PM / FLC 132 / Old Mill Campus.

Upcoming events

Watch the Hub for more details. March Madness watch party / Friday, March 18 Spring service project / April date TBD

Project Experience

Project Experience is an interactive museum created by the C&MA to bring to life the many sides of poverty (physical, emotional, spiritual). The 30 minute guided tour is about experiencing a day in the life in the third world and the importance of not only reaching people with good deeds but also with the Good News. Join others from Emerge for Project Experience Friday, March 18 / 7 – 8 PM / Old Mill Campus.

Emerge Journey Group Leadership Retreat

Join other Emerge Journey Group leaders for a time of community, leadership development, retreat and worship. Want to be a Journey Group leader? Talk to your Journey Group leader about attending

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the retreat and becoming an apprentice. March 25 - 26 / Camp Rivercrest, Fremont NE

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 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.

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Boomers and seniors New Community Groups

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 / 402.553.5426 or Paul Gedden / 402.938.1574 / paulg@ cccomaha.org.

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 March 15 and theme will be “Global Summit - the changing face of missions.” RSVP to Margaret McIvor / 402.553.5426 or at the Senior Adults booth in the Atrium of the Old Mill Campus. For more information, contact Paul Gedden / 402.938.1574 / paulg@cccomaha.org

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

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. 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 worship and refreshments, and then moves to studying the scriptures verse by verse with time for discussion.

Stamp ministry

Super adults

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, April 5 / 11:30 AM / FLC 130 / Old Mill Campus. RSVP by 12 PM the prior Friday to Betty Roberts / 402.933.9152 or Irene Sternad / 402.391.3181 or at the Senior Adults booth at the Old Mill campus.

Summer kitchen breakfast

Enjoy breakfast and encouragement at

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

Contributing to Compass is a great way to invest in the lives of kids and encourage hope in our city.

Contribute to Compass

Compass prayer requests

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.

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For additional Tuesday and Wednesday volunteers for FLC. For additional volunteers for K.I.D.S. Church on Sundays. Contact Jenny Burg for details.

For life-giving relationships between volunteers and students. That God would provide financially. That Compass would clearly hear the voice of God as He leads and guides. To volunteer, contact Jenny Burg / jenny@compass.omhcoxmail.com or Stacie Unrau / stacie@compass. omhcoxmail.com.

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Renewal

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Monday groups 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 / 402.938.1570 / sueb@ cccomaha.org.

Tuesday groups

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. 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 / 402.990.8012 / newhope.dbsa@ gmail.com. 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. 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. 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 / 402.630.2872. 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. 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 / drbusselman@ fortstreetvet.com 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 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. Parents of Prodigals / through March 22 / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus. Parents of Prodigals is a community of parents, grandparents and guardians who share the pain of having troubled children. For information, contact Beth / 402.677.0306 / schweitzb@yahoo.com 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 / 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 / 402.213.5817 / wendyleebradley@gmail.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 Kathy Hollman / 402.312.9107 / 1mckat@cox.net.

Wednesday groups GriefShare / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / 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.

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Thursday groups

Relationships 101 for Men / Ongoing / Thursdays / 7 PM / 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 / 402.938.1518.

Friday groups Resolve / Ongoing / 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.

By appointment 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 / 402.498.0404.

Upcoming groups Young men of integrity / March 7 - May 9 / 4:30 - 6 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.

Other Theophostic Prayer Ministry / In Theophostic Prayer Ministry (TPM), people experience relief from emotional pain so that they are able to receive Christ’s transforming truth in place of the lies they believe. CCC has trained counselors available to help with TPM. For information or to set up an appointment, contact Sue Beed / 402.938.1517 / sueb@ cccomaha.org.

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Double Your Impact / DYI Multiply city wide impact

Impact is being multiplied at the Douglas County Jail through your commitment to DYI. Mike Goett and his team lead the newest CCC Campus site and bring hope to the men In Pod 18. Their consistent, regular contact with the men is a primary emphasis and God

is at work. On a recent Sunday afternoon, 31 of the 50 men attended, seven were baptized and all but two took prayer request cards. This newest CCC site is a blessing and an encouragement to the population of Pod 18 and could be a faith stretching opportunity for you. For information about serving at this site, contact Mike Goett. Team members

require appropriate orientation, training, background checks and receive training. For information contact Mike Goett / 402.938.1518 / mikeg@cccomaha.org. 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 March 13. Rehearsal will be Thursday, March 10 / 6:45 – 8:30 PM / Old Mill Campus. Contact Margie Alford for details / margiea@cccomaha.org

Daylight savings time

Daylight savings will begin on March 13. Set your clocks forward on March 12.

OSS instructor

The Omaha Street School is looking for three candidates to fill the position of Instructor for the 2011-12 school year. The Instructor is a newly created position designed to respond to the unique needs of at-risk teens and will be responsible for overseeing instruction to a core of 8-10 students. A Nebraska teaching certificate is preferred but not required. For information contact Shelley Pool / 402.451.5234 x 151 or email a letter of inquiry/interest prior to March 11 to spool@omahastreetschool.org.

Discover adoption

Attend an informational meeting about domestic and international adoption, and explore the possibility of expanding your family. A staff person from Bethany Christian Services will provide information on the adoption experience. Page 8

Monday, March 2 1 / 6:30 PM / Christ Community Church / FLC 135-137 / Old Mill Campus / RSVP to Heather Lundgren / hlundgren@bethany.org / 402.449.2897.

com/cccomaha) or find CCC on YouTube and Vimeo. Visit cccomaha.org for videos, podcasts, mp3’s and ministry blogs.

Graham and Carrie Frank

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

$388,766 $369,042 $19,734

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

$798,657 $731,107 $67,550

CCC missionaries Graham and Carrie Frank will be at CCC on March 13 in room EC290 at the Old Mill Campus. Please stop by anytime that morning and greet the Franks.

Icon parking lot

The Icon building just north of the Old Mill Campus uses its parking lot seven days a week. To be good neighbors, please do not park in the Icon lot. More parking is available at the HP building, located north east of the building, accessible from Farnam Drive.

See The Story

Omaha Youth for Christ/Campus Life invites you to join them on Sunday, March 27 for their annual See the Story event. Tables or individual tickets are available by contacting the YFC office / 402.597.9323 / event@yfcomaha.org.

Weekend to Remember

Presented by Family life, March 11 - 13 at the Hilton in Omaha and March 25-27 in Lincoln. Register at familylife.com/ groups/connectthedots and save $159 per couple. For information, contact Steve or Dee Kohler / 402.490.7656.

Connect online

Follow @cccomaha on Twitter, like cccomaha on Facebook (facebook.

Business Information

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

$419,600 $380,344 ($39,256)

YTD thru February 2011* YTD thru February 2010 Above/(below) 2010

$772,347 $729,471 ($42,876)

General Fund through February 2011 Giving $783,952 Expenses $772,347 Excess/(deficit) $11,605 Great Commission Received YTD 2011* Received YTD 2010 Above/(below) 2010

$105,080 $114,428 ($9,348)

*Year-to-date (YTD) information is updated weekly; monthly information is updated first week of each month. Attendance February 27 Old Mill Campus: 3,036 Sarpy Campus: 98 Douglas County Jail: 46 Total Attendance: 3,263

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Kingdom investment Financial resources are a blessing, a result of God’s provision and a tool to be used to worship God. Followers of Christ acknowledge that material possessions belong to God and the return of money to the local church is an investment in the Kingdom.

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.

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 / 402.938.1512 to receive preprinted envelopes. eTithing registration is also available at cccomaha.org.

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Serving opportunities Old Mill Campus, Sarpy Campus and the city Old Mill Campus Ushers are needed in the Traditions and Connections services every other Sunday. Responsibilities include helping with seating, passing out programs, attendance counts and offering collection. For information, contact Sandy Carroll / 402.938.1540 / sandyc@ cccomaha.org or stop by the Ministry Connections booth in the Atrium. 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 / 402.289.5321 (home) / 402.699.0379 (cell) / rwpendell@hotmail. com or Bonnie Borgum / 402.938.1560 / bonnieb@cccomaha.org. Serve in MOPPETS, the MOPS childcare program. This is a volunteer or paid position, two or four Fridays a month, through May. For information, contact Heidi Harner / bizyone@cox.net / 402.731.3715 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 years olds. At the Old Mill Campus:

10:45 AM / once a month nursery volunteers,Two twice a month small group leaders for Kindergarten, one fulltime small group leader for 3rd grade, one full-time small group leader for 5th grade. Stop by the Kids Connect area for information.

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 / 402.884.4333.

Global Summit volunteers are needed to serve as barterers, beggars, and small group leaders for the GS Market Place Friday night, March 18. Also needed are small animals children could pet as a part of the market place setting. For information, contact Shelley Brooks / 402.938.1522 / shelleyb@cccomaha.org.

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.

Wednesday night clubs are looking for volunteers every week to help in Kindergarten and in 1st grade Sparks. For information, contact Dawn Belknap / dawnb@cccomaha.org.

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. Nursery volunteers are needed for the 9 AM service. For information, contact Sarah Buettenback / sarahb@cccomaha.org / 402.359.0647.

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Greeters are needed to serve 20 minutes before each service. Call Jean and Dick Carpenter / 402.592.5788 Set up dates and times will be varied this month. Please note these changes and come help if you are available. It usually takes 90 minutes or less. Friday, February 18 / 6 PM, Friday, February 25 / 6 PM

Serve in the City

Volunteers are needed for Project Homeless Connect Omaha 2011 in the areas of set up, clean up, greeting, directing, registering, serving food or various other positions. For information, visit homelessconnectomaha.org Page 9


Missions Summer short team 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 / 402.938.1575 / craigw@cccomaha.org.

Peru, Medical Outreach (June 4 – 12)

Be involved in reaching Peruvians for Christ through medical services in partnership with CCC missionaries Allen and Amy George. We are looking for five to seven doctors in the specialities of ophthalmology, OB / GYN, internal medicine, general surgery, pediatrics and dermatology. Dentists and pharmacists are also needed.

Mali, Construction (July 17 – 30)

Be on a construction team working at Bethel Bible School in Mali, Africa to improve the current state of their classrooms and other school buildings. Ten people are needed to perform skilled and unskilled labor such as roof replacement, painting and other light construction work. Bethel is the key C&MA pastoral training center in Mali.

Guatemala, Orphanage (July 6 – 17)

Minister to children in an orphanage in partnership with CCC missionaries Norman and Vickie Sutton. This team of up to 15 people will minister to approximately 30 children by providing a basic vacation Bible school program. This team will also include a dentist and one or two dental assistants to provide dental care for those at the orphanage.

Jordan, ESL (July 8 – 22)

Teach English as a second language to Jordanian adult students. Each person on this team of five to seven people will teach in a small classroom of up to 15 students over the course of two weeks. In addition, this team will spend time outside of class with students where they will have the opportunity to build relationships and share the love of Jesus. No ESL or teaching experience is required, but you must be comfortable in a classroom setting teaching adults. Men between the ages of 20 and 40 are especially effective in this setting.

China, leadership training (October)

Four people are needed for house church leadership training.

Mali, animal inoculations (January 2012)

Nine people are needed to assist with the animal inoculation outreach program.

Missions requests The following requests are from CCC international workers Graham and Carrie Frank. If you can help, please contact Craig Walter / 402.938.1575 / craigw@cccomaha.org. Storage / “We are looking for someone who has storage space that we could use for the things we left behind in Omaha. We currently pay $87 / month for a one car garage for our things. If someone had a basement available, we could eliminate that expense and someone could support us by just letting us use their unfinished basement.”

Prayer for Missions Global Summit: Pray for Global Summit March 15-20. Pray that God will kindle passion in all generations for the Great Commission. Medical Outreach Team from CCC (Mali): Praise God for the safe return of the CCC medical team in Mali. Pray that God will use their ministry to grow the seeds planted in the lives of hundreds of Malians. Mike & Anneke Painter (Brazil): “Pray that God would give us His grace and peace as we carry the extra load of packing up our house in the next three months.” Norman & Vickie Sutton (Guatemala): “There have been some false accusations made against the orphanage. There is to be a court date soon. Please pray that the truth will be evident and God will be glorified.” Julie Arant (Omaha): “Pray that God will provide grace for continual growth in obedience among our new believers.” Chris & Liz (Far East): “Pray for favor with our landlord at our Chicago Coffee location. We will have to renew our rent agreement soon. Our prayer is that our landlord will not increase our rent exponentially and that we will be able to stay in our current location.” Orphanage in China: CCC’s partner orphanage, China Nest of Hope, 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.

Graham and Carrie Frank

CCC missionaries Graham and Carrie Frank will be at CCC on March 13 in room EC290 at the Old Mill Campus. Please stop by anytime that morning and greet the Franks.

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CCC Sarpy 2011 Global Summit

International worker Allen George will speak in both services and international workers Dusty & Julia Reynolds will speak in the children’s and student ministry on Sunday March 20. Sign up for the C&MA Project Experience at cccomaha.org. For a schedule see page 12.

Spiritual parenting

Sundays / 6 weeks / begins today / 9 AM / Media Center / 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 fee: $10. Led by Darla Bair. Register at cccomaha.org or at the Information Table.

Faithprints

Mondays / four weeks / 6:30 - 8 PM / begins March 7 / For children in grades 3 - 5 and their parents. This elective is a basic Bible skills class designed to help parents and children study and understand the Bible at home and share their faith together. Faithprints meets at Brian and Shellie Ault’s home. For information, contact Darla Bair / 402.938.1521 / darlab@cccomaha.org.

Men’s group

All men are welcome and encouraged

C&MA Project Experience

The C&MA Project Experience will be at the Old Mill Campus March 15 - 19. What is the C&MA Project Experience? It is an interactive museum highlighting the key issues of physical poverty and injustice in the world today. Issues ranging from clean water to human trafficking are addressed as you take a 30-minute guided through different rooms.

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 / 402.403.4646 / nebestshooter@yahoo. com.

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. Journey groups have begun for the fall. If you’re interested in joining a group, stop by the Information Table or 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.

Joy boxes

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

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Serve at the 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 / 402.359.0647. 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 / 402.884.4333. The Sarpy Campus is in need of an additional 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. Greeters are needed to serve 20 minutes before each service. Call Jean and Dick Carpenter / 402.592.5788

Sarpy campus pastor Steve Walters / 402.330.3360 x 428 / stevew@cccomaha.org For children and student information, see page 2.

If you are not getting regular emails from the Sarpy Campus, fill out a connect card

Can small children go through? There is only one room that deals with human trafficking. It has posters you may not want children under age eight to read, and you can easily bypass this room if you’d like. If you have experienced severe abuse in your life, the tour may have a strong emotional effect on you. How many people can go through at once? Groups of up to ten people will be led by tour guides, and new groups will enter every 5 to 6 minutes.

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How long does it take? The tour is 30 minutes, but plan on one hour to take the tour and browse opportunities in the follow up room. How do I sign up? Signup at the booth in the Atrium and outside Access at the Old Mill Campus, or sign up online at cccomaha.org.

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The changing face of missions The Christian mission enterprise is rooted deep in the heart of CCC. Over the course of our history, various faces and models have carried the good news of God’s love to the ends of the earth. Though the faces change and the models vary, the command is transformative. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” - Matthew 28:19. Meet CCC’s international workers who are magnifying global impact. Celebrate the changing face of missions and the life transforming initiatives of the Great Commission March 15- 20 at Global Summit 2011.

C&MA Project Experience

The C&MA Project Experience will be at the Old Mill Campus March 15 - 19. Reserve a tour time today. See page 11.

Global Summit schedule Old Mill Campus Tuesday, March 15

Women’s Bible studies will hear from international workers Graham & Carrie Frank, Dusty and Julia Reynolds and Peggy Sperling from Global Partners in Hope. Super Adults / 10:30 AM – 1 PM / Gym / Project Experience Tour and lunch with speakers Allen George, Graham and Carrie Frank and Dusty & Julia Reynolds, and Peggy Sperling.

Wednesday, March 16

Project Experience Tour / 5 - 6:30 PM & 7:30 - 10 PM / Gym / for the general public. Sign up is required. Project Experience Tour / 6:30 - 7:30 PM / Gym / for sixers Wednesday evening prayer / 6 - 7 PM / International workers Allen George, Graham & Carrie Frank and Dusty & Julia Reynolds will join the Wednesday evening prayer group to share and pray for missions around the world. Location TBD. Kids Clubs / 7 - 8 PM / International workers Allen George, Graham & Carrie Frank and Dusty & Julia Reynolds will be guest speakers for Sparks, Boys clubs and Girls clubs.

Thursday, March 17

Project Experience Tour / 5 - 7 PM / Gym / for the general public. Sign up is required. Project Experience Tour / 7:30 - 9 PM / Gym / for 8:08 college students Page 12

China Nest of Hope 7 - 8 PM / Chapel / of China Nest of Hope, CCC ministry partner in China. 8:08 College / 9 - 10 PM / Student Center /

Friday, March 18

Project Experience Tour / 5 - 7:30 PM & 9 - 10 PM / Gym / for the general public. Sign up is required. Project Experience Tour / 7:30 - 9 PM Gym / for Emerge Kids Mission Market / 5:30 – 7 PM / EC 188 / Families are invited to experience an authentic middle eastern market experience by bartering with shopkeepers for prizes on a crowded street. Hotdogs, pizza, chips, cookies and more will be available in the Atrium. International speakers lecture / 7- 8 PM Chapel / Allen George will discuss how the changing face of missions is a reality in his medical outreach ministry in Peru. Children hear from international workers Dusty & Julia Reynolds. Emerge / 8 - 9 PM / FLC 132 / International workers Graham & Carrie Frank will speak on business as missions. Friday, March 18 - Saturday, March 19 / Mission High School event. 30 hours with C&MA Youth Director, Jason Ostrander that will challenge the status quo. Registration required. For information call the student ministry office / 402.938.1530.

Saturday, March 19

Coffee and donuts / 8 - 9 AM / Roger Atwood, of Global Partners in Hope, will share the latest updates on the progress in China. Project Experience Tour / 9 - 10:30 AM / Gym / for the general public. Sign up is required.

Project Experience Tour / 10:30 - 11:30 AM / Gym / for middle school students Project Experience Tour / 1 - 3 PM / Gym / for high school students

Sunday, March 20 / Old Mill

Worship services / 9 & 10:45 AM / Pastor Craig Walter and Lead Pastor Mark Ashton will host international workers Graham & Carrie Frank from India and from China as they explore the changing face of missions. Both and the Franks will visit Kids Connect. Dayspring / 7:45 AM / FLC 141 / and the Franks. Homebuilders and Thankful Hearts / 9 AM / Chapel / Ambassadors, Ecclesia, SALT and Sojourners / 10:45 AM / Chapel / will speak. Gathering / 12:30 PM / Student Center / C&MA Youth Director Jason Ostrander will discuss the cause and devastating impact of human trafficking, its exploitation of human rights and how it touches every continent. See page 4 for details. Global Summit concludes / 6 - 8 PM / Gym / Celebrate God’s work around the world and spend time in reflective prayer for missions at this worship service led by worship leader Jared Kliewer. Programming for nursery and preschool children will be available.

Sunday, March 20 / Sarpy Campus

Worship services / 9 & 10:45 AM / Sarpy Campus / International worker Allen George will speak in service about the changing face of missions and his medical outreach ministry in Peru. International workers Dusty & Julia Reynolds will speak in the children’s and student ministry.

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