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Christ Community Church Community Communiqué

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Women’s Ministry 2

April 2012

Men’s Ministry, 2 Community Men’s Fellowship Missions in Action

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Sociable Seniors

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Afghan Ministry

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Care Team

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Member’s Corner

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CCC-College

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Children’s Ministry 4 HM High School Ministry

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Club B.A.S.I.C. & A.L.I.E.N. Forces

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Hospitality Tips

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April 2012 Church Calendar

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April Birthday Listing, Birthday Blessings, and Monthly Thought

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“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NIV)

Breathe, Just Breathe... As I stepped into the morning stillness of this new day my nose was greeted with the wonderful aroma of orange blossoms mingling with the sweetness of grapefruit blossoms. When the air is still, these fragrances permeate our yard from our trees which have been prolific with fruit bearing these last years. Both an orange and a grapefruit tree were planted when the house was new. The grapefruit tree started its fruit bearing cycles early in its life, but the orange tree remained unproductive. Year after year we came to it looking for fruit and finding just a few small and underdeveloped oranges. Finally, we took it out and replaced it with a tree we hoped would match the productivity of our grapefruit tree. But the story seemed to repeat itself. The new orange tree, like the one that had stood in its place before, was full of leaves but little

fruit. We thought about taking it out and giving up on having fresh oranges, but then one year it bore some oranges of full size. Consistently each year its production increased, until now the tree is loaded with some of the juiciest, sweetest, best tasting, oranges you have ever had. These orange slices are the rich reward of the promise that the aroma of spring brings. So, consider the story of the orange tree as a lesson in patience. When the time is fully come, the beauty and bounty of what is longed for will arrive. And because an extravagantly generous God is the creator of all things seen and unseen, when it comes, it will be exceedingly, abundantly, beyond all that can be asked for or imagined. This is the (Continued on page 8)

Lifetree Café Topics for April 2012 and May 2

April 15 & 18 Living Online

April 1 & 4 Why Did I Survive?

April 8-(no LT) & 11 To Heaven and Back

April 22 & 25 Overcoming Worry

April 29 & May2 The Aliens are Coming


PAGE 2 God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. II Corinthians 5:21 (NIV)

Women’s Ministry The Author of our Bible Study in 2 Kings refers to “High Places” as “Places, Things, and People who have usurped God.” We see some of the “High Places” that dominated numerous Biblical Kings . . . Greed, power, wealth, and self importance among them. Following their “High Places”, these Kings repeatedly pushed God out of their lives, and re-

Cindy Taunton

peatedly felt God’s consequences. Do you have any “High Places” diverting your eyes from God, taking you away from Him and the Life He wants to give you? A BIG THANK YOU! ...to all who made the Women’s Brunch so special. What a great celebration of Gods’ love! Let’s not let that celebration end...Go out and “Spread the Good News!”

Community Men’s Fellowship “Resisting the World” Sun @ 9-10:00am

“Every Man’s Marriage“ Thurs @ 7-8:30pm (Attendance Open Anytime)

I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and He was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said. He was seen by Peter and then by the Twelve. I Corinthians 15:3-5 (NLT)

John Offringa

The meek man is a tool in the hands of God, the Master Craftsman, who will work powerfully in and through him. A former customer asked the local exbarber, “Why did you change professions Meek is Weak? and become a paintWhen God’s man er?” The ex-barber recognizes he’s not God replied, “Because the (becomes poor in spirit) canvas doesn’t tell me and repents of his self- how to make it beautisufficiency (mourns), ful!” A meek man is what does Jesus say to the canvas. God is not him? “Blessed are the against a man having meek.” power and influence, “Hand over the but He knows the pain keys,” Jesus says. "I’m that unrestrained taking the wheel, so power can cause a slide over." As God’s flawed human being. man slides over and lets So... God take control of his Still think meek is weak? life, he becomes meek.

April Circle Meetings Church Meetings (Room A-1) April 5, Th - Charity 7:00pm April 17, Tu - New Life 7:00pm Home Meetings April 5, Th - Faith 10:00 am April 5, Th - Petra 7:00 pm April 5, Th - Hope 7:00 pm April 9, Mo - Serenity 7:00 pm April 16, Mo - Light 7:00 pm Mommy & Me April 18, Wed @ 12:30am “B” Bldg. Purple door Leaders Meeting April 3 @ 7:00pm Jackie Koob’s Home Executive Board Meeting April 26 @ 6:30 pm In Room A-1

Missions in Action

Sam Bartlett

This team meets the fourth Monday night of the month at 7:00pm. More team members are welcome as we propose and engage in projects that provide opportunities for our congregation, support our community, and reach out to our world with the love of Jesus. Opportunities in development: June 10th Mission Sunday! And potluck. Bike Repair Ministry Three phase support for Giving Children Hope: 1) Tour of warehouse 2) Food Drive 3) Attend a Sat. event to help at GCH warehouse packing backpacks for the “I Got Your Back Program.” About the new Bike Ministry: Our CCC Missions in Action team is pursuing a bicycle ministry to provide bikes to those with limited means and unable to support the expense of a car. A ride-able bike can be just the alternative to get to and from work for those who need transportation and lack even a bike. At this juncture of the ministry, we are gathering a team of people who have knowledge, skill or interest in simple bike repair. And people who may have an old, unused bicycle they’d like to donate. This ministry will collect used bikes and the Bike Ministry Team members will perform the necessary repairs to present them to a partnering organization, who will distribute the bikes to persons in need. For those interested in this new venture, please contact Pastor Doug.


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Sociable Seniors If you are 60 years old or older and looking for a time of friendship and fellowship here at Christ Community Church, Sociable Seniors is for you. Join us this month as Pastor Doug leads us in a reflection of Easter with meditation and singing of hymns. Cindy Offringa will accompany us on the piano. A light brunch will also be served consisting of deviled eggs, fresh fruit, and cookies along with coffee or tea.

Audrene Schmidt You are urged to invite your friends to join us as we remember this holy time on the Christian calendar. If your last name begins with: A - F, you may bring 1 dozen cookies G - L, you may bring a fresh fruit plate M - Z, you may bring 1 dozen deviled eggs DATE: Thursday, April 19 TIME: 1 PM PLACE: Fellowship Center Questions: Call Audrene at 714-526-7505

CCC Welcomes Tyler Thompson!

Member’s Corner

. . . An interview between Tyler Thompson & Teresa Nixon (Church Admin.)

With the recent addition of our new worship leader, it seemed appropriate this month that Member’s Corner be dedicated to offering our congregation an opportunity to get to know him, Tyler Thompson. Hopefully, this interview will help you to feel more connected to the man who brings us into the presence of God through worship each Sunday.

Tyler, it’s been a pleasure getting to know you and your family these past few weeks. Tell us about the life stage you’re currently at in your life. Hello CCC! I am certainly in the family stage of life! Liz and I have been married for almost 6 years, and our daughter, Charlotte, has just turned one. We remember those days too well! But let’s step back a bit. Where were you raised and what was your family life like growing up? I had a great family growing up, raised in a Christian home. My dad, mom, sister, and I lived in Anaheim and then Phoenix, Arizona, for most of my childhood. I was born in Whittier, however, and it was somewhat clear that I would return to California at some point! What point was it, then, that you became interested in music? I first became in-

terested in music as a kid, around 8. My parents made me take piano lessons, and I hated them! I grew to love playing, however, and began to think that a career in music was both what I wanted and what God was leading me to. Most kids with musical giftedness have some encouragement. How did your family support your musical interest, were they also musical? I always say that I get my singing voice from my dad and my lungs from my mom. My dad played the guitar and sang for us as kids, and to this day there are only a few people that I have seen project their voices better than my mom! She taught me how to use my breath early on! Were there others who were most influential in your musical development? There are several people who have been very influential in my musical development. From afar, I grew up wanting to be the next Michael W. Smith. He was the guy that I patterned myself after, as an early musician. In college at Biola, my voice professor, Dr. William Lock, was highly influential in my life as a mentor and musician. During my Masters Degree at Cal State Fullerton, Dr. Gerald Seminatore began to have an influence and he continues to this day. There have also

(Continued on page 6) “Member’s Corner” is a place to encourage each other in the faith. Do you have an encouraging story of how God has worked in your life, taught you anew, expressed His wisdom, met your needs, or encouraged you? If so, e-mail the church office at: info@cccbp.org with your story or to offer an interview.

So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. I Thess.5:11

Afghan Ministry Ethan Scott Marshall, new baby boy born to Scott and Denise Marshall, received a hand crocheted baby blanket made by the Afghan Ministry. Welcome into the church family, Ethan! And congratulations to Scott and Denise, the proud parents.

Please Note: We will not have a meeting in April. Our next meeting will be: May 12 @ 10am

Care Team Ministry The Care Team will meet on Tuesday, April 3rd @ 7pm in Room A1.

Homebound Person for April :

Anna Scott 11614 E. 183rd St. Artesia, CA 90701


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CCCCollege

Kids . . . Youth . . . Students

The CCCCollege experience is based on Proverbs 27:17 "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another..." We pass the We want to let everyone know of an leadership role from person to person each exciting experience here at CCC that you week, with each person sharing in givmay not be aware of: our weekly "As iron ing their own lesson. The lesson can be meetings for college aged young adults, previously known as the sharpens a structured lesson plan that someone has come up with, or simply a discusNetwork. CCCCollege is just what iron, so sion of what has been weighing on it sounds, a weekly meeting for people who are either in college, one person someone’s mind with a roundtable or of that age group. sharpens type of discussion. In this way we are given insights to God through the many CCCCollege is the next step for another..." different experiences of each other. those coming out of high school. So if you are in college, soon will After all, you graduated and your be, or know of someone who is, let them high school days are over, why should your know of CCCCollege and come try us out weekly small group experience end too? Thursday nights at 7:00, in the Orange door. We meet every Thursday night with a For questions about CCCCollege contact: gathering time at 7:00pm, and a message Raymond Castillo at: Rjcastillo13@hotmail.com usually starting at 8:00.

Children’s Ministry

Raymond Castillo

Cindy Offringa

Child Training Bible CCC Children’s Ministry is constantly looking for ways to help you in your parenting. We recently ran across a wonderful new tool. It’s a kit to convert your Bible into an easy to use reference for you to take your child (or teenager!) directly to the pages of Scripture. You will be ready with The Holy Word of God at your fingertips in the moment you need it! This Bible is designed for parents and children to seek answers from God’s Word on common sinful problems. Topics include: disobedience, selfishness, anger, complaining, and fear. The Child Training Bible makes it easy for parents to bring the truth of God’s Word into times of instruction. For more information, please stop by my office to see a sample or visit www.childtrainingbible.com. We can get a group discount, so talk to me before you order.

Easter Sunday for Kids A special Easter Celebration is planned for all the kids (ages 4 through 4th grade) at both the 9 and 10:30 services. You’ll start the morning in the Worship Center with your family and join us on the patio after the Children’s Talk. We will visit three stations to help us experience what the first Easter was like and find out what the Number 3 has to do with it. Nursery is provided for kids under 2 and the 2’s and 3’s have a special Easter lesson in the Purple Room.

Summer Dates to Remember Parent Info Night coming in May VBS – June 25 thru 29 (6 to 8 PM) for 3 years to 4th Grade Cost: FREE COPs (Community Outreach Project) – July 19 thru 21 for 3rd and 4th Grade – 2 days of Mission Projects followed by Soak City. Cost: $15 Alpine Indian Village – July 29 thru Aug 3 for 4th thru 6th Grade Cost: $225 (Scholarships Available) For more information visit www.alpine-cc.org


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High School Ministry

Return of Nerd Bowling!

Kevin Woolums HM Every Tuesday night! Don’t forget to come out on Tuesday nights for HM. 6:00 pm Orange door April 3rd (Nerd Bowling)—10th—17th—24th

Meet @ Cerritos Lane 1881 Carmenita Rd. Cerritos, CA 90703 @ South & Carmenita

“Connect” 2nd and 4th Sundays!

10:15 Meet in the Sanctuary’s W. Garden area on the 2nd and 4th Sunday mornings of the month. We’ll Win Prizes for Best Nerd Attire! Pizza Included $15/per head to the high school room after worship for a Need a Ride? Leaders will be at Christ Community Church @ small group experience just for high schoolers. 5:30 to pick-up. Sorry, we WILL NOT be able to take home. April 8th (Yes, on Easter, but at 10:30am) and 22nd Questions? Contact Kevin@ccbp.org

Club B.A.S.I.C. & A.L.I.E.N. Forces April Events Wednesday, April 4th is Family Night @ Sky High Sports for ALIEN Forces & Club BASIC. We will meet @ Sky High Sports in Costa Mesa @ 6pm, then jump & play from 6:30 - 7:30pm. Cost is only $10 and all family members are welcome to jump! Make sure you sign-up ASAP! Friday, April 13th is Soul'd Out Friday Night "Real Life Clue Game Night" from 5:30 - 9pm. We begin @ 5:30pm with dinner in the Dining Room at Tudor Mansion (also known as the Fellowship Center) where you will get the details of the crime that has been committed. We will form teams of investigators and you will visit the different rooms of Tudor Mansion (the Church) where you will get to question the other guests to try & figure out the WHO, WITH WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, & WHY of this crime. But be careful, the CIA agents may pull your team in to the interrogation room at any time!

Sue French

COP's (Community Outreach Projects) - July 19th - 21st for all kids entering 4th thru 8th grade in the Fall. A fun opportunity for kids to make a difference in their community thru their generosity & hard work! Soak City fun on Saturday! Cost: $15. Alpine's Indian Village Camp - July 29th - August 3rd for all kids entering 4th thru 6th grade in the Fall. The theme this year is "Shine" as kids will learn about how God calls us to let our “light shine”! Cost is $225 with scholarships available. Week of Hope in San Diego - July 29th - August 3rd for all kids entering 7th thru 9th grade in the Fall. This is a 5-day mission trip where kids will get to serve the needs of people thru local ministries & non-profit organizations. Cost is $248 with scholarships available & fundraising opportunities.

We have lots of great things planned for this Summer but we can't do them without your help! Summer Events are Fast Approaching! We will need leaders & helpers for VBX, COP's, & Week of Hope. We will also need drivers for COP's, VBX (Vacation Bible Extreme) - June 25th - 29th from Alpine Indian Village Camp, & Week of Hope. If you 6:00pm - 8pm for all kids entering 5th thru 8th grade in the Fall. Our theme this year is "The Word". Kids will get are available to help with any of these events, please let me know as soon as possible. Questions to explore the life-giving richness of God's Word as they see the importance of building a lifelong habit of reading, or concerns, you can contact me at: studying, & following the Bible.

suefrenchccc@yahoo.com or 714/553-5296.


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been conductors and directors along the way, such as John Alexander, John Williams, and even brief encounters with Placido Domingo! I continue to be encouraged and developed by my supervisors and colleagues at Biola, including Dr. Jeanne Robison and Walt Harrah. Most know that musical talent doesn’t just happen. What did you concentrate on to develop your ability? Using practice time well! You have to learn how to practice well, as a musician. Otherwise, you can be wasting your time, as well as the time of all your colleagues. I have concentrated on a good practice routine and being wise with how I spend my time. The time you’ve invested appears to have paid off. What doors have been opened to advance your career? I have performed with opera companies across the United States, including Los Angeles Opera, Long Beach Opera, Sarasota Opera, and Toledo Opera. I have taught in a variety of colleges and universities, including Biola University, Fullerton College, and Cypress College. I have been blessed to be involved in worship ministries in California and Arizona, including HOPE Christian Fellowship, Grace EV Free in La Mirada, and others! Wow! Sounds like you have been blessed with a wellrounded career. But we all know what completes any endeavor. . . what place has God - and does God - play in your music? HE is the King and the object of all our worship! As a believer, I have been called to offer my very life as worship to the Lord. Music is simply another tool we have to bring Him glory. I am blessed to be involved in a wide variety of genres and arenas that can all bring glory to the Lord through music. It’s encouraging to know your heart for God, Tyler. When did you first come to know Him? I became a believer when I was four years old. I remember coming home from church, knowing that I was a sinner, Jesus had died and rose from my sins, and that I wanted to spend eternity with Him (a childlike faith)! My dad prayed with me in our backyard, and I came to know Him as Lord and Savior! Even at such an early age you sensed your need for Him, but why is worship also important to you? It is the function of Creation to bring glory to the Creator! I take great joy in responding to the Lord with worship. If we do not, even the rocks will cry out! I like your understanding that all glory and worship is ultimately directed back to God. This attitude must have shaped your life. How has He moved to mold your heart (life) through the years? God has changed my heart to be focused more on Him and on His people. In recent years especially, God has led me to be much more concerned about seeking His Kingdom first and letting “all these other things” come as they may. Where I used to be concerned about other things first, God has directed my heart towards Himself, my family, and His local church!

Hospitality Tips compiled by Kathy Salazar As we prepare for Easter visitors and, of course, anytime during the year . . . Some Do’s of Church Hospitality: 1.

Arrive at church by 10am and join other Hospitality Team members for prayer. 2. Smile!!! 3. Utilize the “10 ft. Rule and Just say ‘Hi’ ” policy. 4. Use the first five minutes after the service to say hello to someone you don’t know. 5. Say, “Hi, I’m [name]. I’m not sure we’ve met”...to anyone you don’t know. 6. Use a follow-up question like, “Do you live in the neighborhood?” 7. Invite someone you don’t know to join you for lunch after the service. 8. Ask a new acquaintance if they’d like to join you on the patio for a cup of coffee. 9. Sit towards the middle of the church pews, leaving the ends free for newcomers. 10. Expect late-comers and welcome them warmly. 11. If you’re not sure if someone is new or not, simply extend your hand and say, “Good morning, glad you could be here today.” April 22nd is our Newcomer’s Luncheon. Invite someone you meet to attend the luncheon to find out more about CCC.

In our favor, it appears CCC is now reaping the benefits of your spiritual growth! How was it that your position here came about? Our family was looking for a church in our own city! We had seen the difficulties of connecting with a church body when attending churches that are located a distance away. We wanted to find something right here in our own backyard! I saw the opening that Pastor Doug had posted, and we began to pray for God’s leading. We believe that He made it abundantly clear that He wanted us at CCC! And with the “us” includes your wife Liz. I’ve had a few delightful conversations with her, but tell us more about her. She is a beautiful, passionate, and compassionate woman! She is constantly cheering for the underdog (which is probably why I had a shot with her in the first place) and is willing to put herself in the shoes of another to see where they might be coming from. As a result, she is a very good listener and confidant. She is a good mother to Charlotte and still finds time to be a wedding photographer and modern dancer! I am blessed to have a wife such as her! Knowing that the introduction of a child turns lives upside-down, how has Charlotte changed your life? Charlotte changed EVERYTHING! I know people always say that, but it’s true. God used Charlotte to change my focus in so many ways and He has given us a great joy through her. She is a blast to be with and I am so blessed to have her call me “Da-da!” I often feel as though I am discovering life all over again through her sweet eyes! With family, church, careers, what does a typical week look like in your life? I teach Monday through Friday at Biola and Fullerton College with flexible hours and will be at CCC (Continued on page 8)


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6:45pm Parenting Study “Parent Talk” 7:00pm Lifetree Café

Pre-school thru 4th grade

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8:00am Simple Service 9:00am Lifetree Cafe 9:00am CMF 10:15am Celebration Serv. 10:15am HS “Connect” 10:15am JH “Wide Awake” 10:15am PT “Dive-In” 6:00pm (CLC) Crave Life

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8:00am Simple Service 9:00am Lifetree Cafe 9:00am CMF 10:15am Celebration Serv. 10:15am HS “Connect” 10:15am JH “Wide Awake” 10:15am PT “Dive-In” 12:00pm Newcomer’s Lunch 4:00pm Membership Class 6:00pm (CLC) Crave Life

7:00pm Missions in Action Team Mtng.

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7:00pm Church Board Meeting

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7:00pm Care Ministry Team Meeting

Junior High Youth Group

W. Garden Room w/Pastor Doug

6:45pm Parenting Study “Parent Talk” 7:00pm Lifetree Café

Pre-school thru 4th grade

6:30pm ”Kidz Klub”

5th-6th Grade Youth Group

High School Youth Group

6:00pm “A.L.I.E.N. Forces”

6:30pm “C.L.U.B. Basic”

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W. Garden Room w/Pastor Doug

6:45pm Parenting Study “Parent Talk” 7:00pm Lifetree Café

Pre-school thru 4th grade

6:00pm “HM”

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Junior High Youth Group

6:30pm ”Kidz Klub”

5th-6th Grade Youth

High School Youth Group

6:00pm “A.L.I.E.N. Forces”

6:30pm “C.L.U.B. Basic”

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W. Garden Room w/Pastor Doug

6:45pm Parenting Study “Parent Talk” 7:00pm Lifetree Café

Pre-school thru 4th grade

6:30pm ”Kidz Klub”

5th-6th Grade Youth Group

12:30pm Mommy & Me Circle 6:30pm “C.L.U.B. Basic”

6:00pm “HM”

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7:00pm New Life Circle

Junior High Youth Group

6:00pm “A.L.I.E.N. Forces”

High School Youth Group

6:00pm “HM”

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12:00pm Staff Meeting 7:00pm Light Circle

Junior High Youth Group

6:30pm ”Kidz Klub”

Good Friday

Spring Break

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7:30pm A.A.

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7:30pm A.A.

5:30pm Soul’d Out

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7:30pm A.A.

7:00pm Good Friday Service

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7:00pm Community Men’s Fellowship 7:30pm Praise Band Pract.

College Age Group

7:00pm CCC-College

7:30pm A.A.

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7:00pm Community Men’s Fellowship 7:30pm Praise Band Pract.

College Age Group

6:30pm Women’s Ministries 7:30pm A.A. Executive Board Mtng. 7:00pm CCC-College

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College Age Group

7:00pm Community Men’s Fellowship 7:30pm Praise Band Pract.

1:00pm Sociable Seniors 7:00pm CCC-College

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7:00pm Community Men’s Fellowship 7:30pm Praise Band Pract.

5th-6th Grade Youth Group

High School Youth Group

6:00pm “A.L.I.E.N. Forces”

7:00pm CCC-College

6:30pm “C.L.U.B. Basic” College Age Group

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7:00pm Community Men’s Fellowship 7:30pm Praise Band Pract.

College Age Group

6:00pm “HM”

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8:00am Simple Service 9:00am Lifetree Cafe 9:00am CMF 10:15am Celebration Serv. 10:15am JH “Wide Awake” 10:15am PT “Dive-In” 6:00pm (CLC) Crave Life

Maundy Thursday

Spring Break

10:00am Faith Circle 7:00pm Circle Meetings: Charity, Hope, Petra 7:00pm CCC-College

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Thursday

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W. Garden Room w/Pastor Doug

6:30pm ”Kidz Klub” - NONE 6:45pm Parenting Study “Parent Talk” - NONE 7:00pm Lifetree Café

Junior High Youth Group - Sky High Sports -

“A.L.I.E.N. Forces”

W. Garden Room w/Pastor Doug

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7:00pm Serenity Circle

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7:00pm Circle Leaders Mtng

7:00pm Care Ministry Team Meeting

Junior High Youth Group Meets tomorrow night

6:00pm “A.L.I.E.N. Forces”

5th-6th Grade Youth Group

Spring Break

6:00pm “C.L.U.B. Basic” &

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High School Youth Group

Spring Break

6:00pm “HM”

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6:00pm (CLC) Crave Life

10:30am Easter Service

10:15am HS “Connect” 10:15am JH “Wide Awake” 10:15am PT “Dive-In”

9:00am Easter Service

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8:00am Simple Service 9:00am Lifetree Cafe 9:00am CMF, Community Men’s Fellowship 10:15am Celebration Serv. 10:15am JH “Wide Awake” 10:15am PT “Dive-In” 6:00pm (CLC) Crave Life Church Service

12:00pm Staff Meeting

Communion Sunday

Spring Break

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10:00am Not Meeting: Afghan Ministry (Knitting/Crocheting) Mtng

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9:00pm COH Set-up 2:00pm Eagle Court of Honor—Bowers & Nixon

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Mark Your Calendar! April 22nd Newcomers Luncheon April 22nd @ 4pm Membership Class May 20th (Sun) Ministry Fair PAGE 7


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for staff meetings, rehearsals, or any other work / relationship time that He leads in! Saturdays are typically a Sabbath day for me, time to rest and be with the family! In addition to your already full life, what do you like to do for past time (hobbies, interests, sports, etc.)? For hobbies, I like to play basketball, read, play games, and swing-dance with Liz! I like to swim with Charlotte and I also like trying new things, to see what other hobbies I can add to the list! Truly God works all things for the good to those who love Him. Now having directed your steps here, what do you envision during your time at CCC? Growth! For myself, for my family, and for the church. We are excited to grow together with you and with our King! May He conform our wills to His and add daily to our number those who are being saved! My prayers are definitely with you on this! Because of having a better understanding of your heart, Tyler, I sense your position here to be a piece of a bigger and more wonderful thing God is doing here at CCC. I believe I can confidently say on behalf of my family and me, as well as our congregation . . . Welcome! Thank you, again, for your willingness to let us know you better. We too look forward to growing and worshipping our Heavenly Father together with you and your family! PAGE 8

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promise of the empty tomb. This is the fruit of Christ’s resurrection from the dead. The aroma of life is in the air. Therefore, take heart. Do not grow weary or worried in waiting, for the day of blessing is coming. Take heart, for even now the faint aroma of that which is to come can be detected by those who stop in the stillness and breathe in deeply from the air that surrounds them. So breathe, just breathe . . . But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of Him everywhere.

Pastor Doug Scholten

2 Corinthians 2:14

Monthly Thought: Relegate troubles to the periphery of your mind, so that He can be central in your thoughts.

Birthday Blessings As the bunnies hop, and the eggs are hidden, Prayerfully your life will be one that’s given, To the One who gives you breath each day, And guides your steps though come what may. For he alone knows what’s best for you, In the days that follow, He’ll see you through, So take care, of course, and don’t lose heart. Cause your Heavenly Father will never depart.

Teresa Nixon

Sarah Young, author of “Jesus Calling”

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Ron Lung

22 Penny Garcia

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Timothy Walton

23 Cali Haaf

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Brian Werner Sam Bartlett

13 Jasmine Medeiros 14 Jonathan Proctor 15 Jared Hoag Thomas Sullivan 16 Carol Baker 19 Matthew Anderson 20 Jenna Pagan Tori Pagan

Taylin Mollenkramer 24 Janet Lung Nicole Godfrey 25 Betty Kester Steve Prouty 26 Desiere Hernandez Silvia Pane Virginia Hall 27 Dolores Luken

Happy Birthday!!!

If you have an April birthday, but it’s not listed, please call the church office so we can update our records.


April 2012