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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Women’s Ministry 2 Men’s Ministry, 2 Community Men’s Fellowship LOGO: Local and Global Outreach

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Sociable Seniors

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Heart & Hands Blanket 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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Pre-Teen & JH Ministry

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

Worship Ministry

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June 2012 Church Calendar

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June Birthday Listing, Birthday Blessings, and Monthly Thought

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I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Isaiah 61:10

June 2012

Clothed in Righteousness This month we will fly to Michigan to attend the wedding of my sister's youngest son. We will meet for the first time his bride Cate. We have seen pictures of her and she is a very pretty girl, but I expect she will be called beautiful on her wedding day. It just seems to be the word that goes with bride. Beautiful. Most brides spend considerable time before and on their wedding day making themselves beautiful. Who are they making themselves beautiful for? Well I suppose they want to look good for all who will see them but on that day there is one for whom they make themselves beautiful and that one is the groom. You may be aware that in the New Testament one of the word pictures for the Church is the Bride of Christ. Indeed the Bible closes

with this description of the Church made ready for Christ: I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. Revelation 2:2 I note that this verse says that the bride is beautifully dressed for her husband. The wedding dress is not to impress the world, it is not to make the bride feel good, it is not a display of wealth, style or influence. The presentation of the bride is solely for the husband. So it is with the Church and Christ. Sometimes we in the church want to make a good impression on the world around us. Certainly it is good for us to present a winsome witness and attractiveness so that people of the world might be drawn to Christ. Yet how much of our time and money is spent on trying to impress the crowd rather than the One (Continued on page 8)

Lifetree Café Topics for June 2012 thru July 1

June 17 & 20 Guide to Greater Confidence

June 3 & 6 China’s Dark Secrets...

June 10 & 13 Crop Circles

June 24 & 27 Why God

July 1 & (July 4 - no LT) Class Warfare


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Women’s Ministry

Holy Spirit to flow through us! Cindy Taunton We will be learning more about and celebrating the power of the Days are speeding by and my sense of Holy Spirit when we get together on Thursday, time is skewed. It seems that we celebrated June 7th at 7:00pm for the All Ladies “Kick Off of Easter just a couple of weeks ago, but the Summer” meeting. This will be the last corpocalendar has clicked off 50 days! Now we rate meeting for this Women’s Ministry season. celebrate Pentecost, the indwelling and emMost of the circles are also planning to meet powerment of the Holy Spirit. Have you ever sometime this month. Check with your circle stopped to consider all of the “things” in our leader to find out your circle’s plans. daily lives that have no purpose at all until See you then for an enjoyable evening of power is given from a totally different learning, laughter and levity! source? A faucet is just a piece of pipe . . . If you are not familiar with CCC’s Women’s until the valve is opened to let the water in; Circles, they are groups of women who meet the switch on the wall is nothing . . . until it is monthly during September thru June for a turned on allowing electricity to flow. The study in God’s Word, prayer, and encouragesame principle applies to all of us: The purment. To inquire about CCC’s Women’s Cirposes that God gave us here on earth cannot cles, Contact: be realized until we allow the power of the Brooke Cianciola at: 714.527.2363

Community Men’s Fellowship John Offringa

“Resisting the World” Sun @ 9-10:00am

“Finding Contentment“ Thurs @ 7-8:30pm (Attendance Open Anytime on both)

Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. John 14:1-3

New Series: “Finding Contentment”

Men like you are finding it tougher than ever to be content with what they have. They compare themselves with others and continually come up short. The soul-gnawing result is discouragement and disappointment. Lasting contentment comes only from a transformation of your mind, emotions, and will. It also takes a personal encounter with the God who can make you content. In Being God’s Man by Finding Contentment, you will track this struggle for a new identity through various biblical passages. Like Jacob, you will not be fully settled and content until you lay to rest your past and take up a new identity in Christ. Jacob became a new creature, a man on a mission for the Lord. His struggle was over. He knew why he was here and what he had to do. His life took on purpose and meaning that transcended the striving. And your life can do the same. Join us Thursday night for: Being God’s Man …by finding Contentment.

LOGO: Local & Global Outreach

Sam Bartlett

Yes, Missions in Action took on a name change to more adequately describe what we do. With this our mission can be described by three main branches: Global Outreach—which includes our church missionaries and events that benefit those in need abroad. Examples include: Soles4Souls and Operation Christmas Child. Local Outreach– which includes programs and events that benefit our community. Examples include: the newly formed bicycle ministry, and the upcoming outreach through Giving Children Hope. And finally, Community Events–which includes events that invite our neighbors onto our campus. Examples include Harvest Festival and June 3rd’s Chili Cook Off. This team meets the fourth Monday night of the month at 7:00pm. Team members are welcome to join us for one event at a time or to stay on through a number of events 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.


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Sociable Seniors

Hands & Heart

Audrene Schmidt

You are in for a real "Dutch Treat" if you come to the Sociable Senior’s afternoon of fellowship in June. An interesting travel film on Holland will be shown followed by a chance to taste some Dutch specialty foods. We’ll enjoy a special "treat" from Elsie DeJongh who has graciously volunteered to make Olie Bollen. Traditionally, Olie Bollen is served on New Years Day, but we’ll break tradition by enjoying this tasty treat when Sociable Seniors next meets.

WHEN: Thurs, June 21, at 1 PM WHERE: Fellowship Hall REFRESHMENTS: Will be provided along with beverages Great time to invite a friend to join us! Questions: Call Audrene at: 714-526-7505 or e-mail: audsch@netzero.net

Soon the Perfect will Come

Member’s Corner The day has been planned for months, the dress fits perfectly and looks amazing especially after losing those stubborn twenty pounds. The bridesmaids are clothed identically including matching shoes, earrings and hair styles. The groom is dressed in tux and polished shoes, the flowers are arranged, the cake displayed and it’s supposed to be the PERFECT day. At least nothing is supposed to go wrong. Yet no matter how well planned, how well intended the day is supposed to be, often (usually) something happens that misses the “perfect day” mark. Not only does the day fall short, but the thing that caused the missed mark often ends up taking the spotlight for years to come. Just for fun for this month of June, known most in years past as the wedding month, I offered several couples to write some of the things that didn’t go quite right on that supposedly perfect day. Some cute, some a bit

. . . Compiled by Teresa Nixon

more frustrating, non-the-less, the perfect day was not attained: When I married my 1st husband (now deceased) a widower with 2 small children, my new 3 year old daughter was the flower girl. She was proud to sprinkle her rose petals. As I started down the aisle, she proclaimed loudly, “Don’t step on my flowers!” –Beverly Cavenee– My groomsmen filled my car (71’ Chevelle), half full of puffed rice cereal. For decades we had dried puff rice coming out when we turned the air conditioning on. –Ron Griswold– During the ceremony, my best man and I came out one song too early. So we sang a little duet until Dana arrived! –Bob Bowers– After the reception at the Long Beach Yacht Club, we were to make a grand exit on a gondola to Teresa’s parent’s house in Naples. Many guests waited to throw rice and see this impressive departure. The only problem was, (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

Blanket Ministry Name change from the Afghan Ministry.

We make blankets for those going through a difficult time and for new babies born into our church family so as to wrap them up with the love of Jesus. Donated yarn and simple patterns are used. All are welcome! Please Note: Our next meeting will be: Sat, June 9 @ 10am In the Fellowship Hall

Homebound Person for May:

Virginia Hall 6576 Christine Buena Park, CA 90620

Care Team Ministry We minister to those in our church family who need love and support through various ways—a card of encouragement, a phone call, a hospital or home visit, a home cooked meal, or a helping hand. The Care Team will meet on Tuesday, June 5 @ 7pm in Room A1.


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CCC.College

2012 Grad Raymond Castillo

Sunday

We Want to Know!

The college group here at Christ Community Church continues to be a place for Fun, Fellowship, and Faith. Some of the discussions for the month of May included: the Beatitudes, lead by Debbie Carlos; a discussion on the Holy Spirit, led by Austin Greene. Besides meeting on Thursday nights, many of us in CCC.College are part of the church softball team, the “Dutch Ducks”, and enjoy playing Friday nights at Boiserranc park in Buena Park. Games this month are June 1st @ 6:45pm, and June 8th & 15th @ 8:00pm. So stop by Thursday night for some good discussions or come have fun watching some softball.

For an accurate listing of our church family grads, please complete the response request on the prayer side of your bulletin tear off June 3rd or June 10th - 0r E-mail or call the church office.

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For questions about CCC.College, contact Raymond Castillo at: Rjcastillo13@hotmail.com

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Children’s Ministry

Summer Wednesdays @ CCC

Cindy Offringa

Summer Club

(6:30pm) Starts on Wednesday, June 20 with “Movin’ Up Wednesday Game Night” Continues every Wednesday thru Aug 15 (except July 4)

The summer goes into full swing in June with our kids here at CCC. Here’s how the summer is starting to measure up:

June Schedule:

We’ll join Club BASIC to kick off the summer with Game Night on June 20. Invite your friends!

06 (Wed) - End of the Year Party @ 6:30pm 13 (Wed) - NO CLUB! 17 (Sun) - Movin’ Up Sunday All kids move up to their new grade. 20 (Wed) - Summer Club begins with Game Night Combo @ 6:30pm. We will join Club BASIC for fun games on the grass. Invite your friends!

Hero Training Camp will continue on Wednesday nights as kids will learn how to be a one minute hero and much more. Our summer will end on August 15 with Water Night We’ll join Club BASIC again for this fun activity. Wear your bathing suits under your clothes, and bring a towel!

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25 thru 29—VBS from 6 to 8pm for 3 years to 4th Grade Come join the excitement of Praise -

“Where kids get down and lift God high.” At Praise, kids will give praise to God through Bible Stories, games, crafts, songs, and activities. Our free Family BBQ and Fun Night is on the last day, Friday the 29th, from 5:30 to 8pm.

We have a fun week planned so invite your friends! Please Note: No Summer Club: July 4, August 22, 29, and September 5. Kidz Klub resumes: September 12 @ 6:30pm Any Questions? Visit our website @ www.cccbp.org or call Cindy @ 562.500.5186

Kids . . .

Summer Sundays @ CCC (10:15am)

Nursery (for birth through 2 years) meets in the nursery off of the

front patio. Children are cared for by a loving staff. 2’s and 3’s meet in the Purple room. They will learn more about being Little Lambs of Jesus.

Hero Training Camp

– 4 years through 4th Grade –

Hero Training Camp uses the life of David, activities, songs, crafts, and science experiments to teach kids what it means to be a hero now in four areas: Do What’s Right, Deal with Wrongs, Be Honest, and Care About Others.


High School Ministry Kevin Woolums

HM Summer Camp 2012

PAGE 5 year. Yet, because this trip is 5-days in length and covers food, lodging, and a growing experience like none other, IT IS WORTH THE EXPENSE! To offset the cost, though, we have two things. One, we’ll be hosting a car wash on a Sunday morning before Chili our departure. In addition, we look forward to the Chili Cook-off Cook-off that will benefit our youth summer and winter will benefit camps. We do hope all plan to attend! our youth So here are the particulars: Camp Cost: $300

Last year we set out for Forest Home for a 5-day adventure at the end of August. This year, we managed to move our week to the end of June. These retreats have been a great addition to HM. camps. $50 deposit due: June 3rd I have seen more spiritual and relational growth at Thank-you $250 balance due: June 24th Forest Home than any other time in our ministry. We for your get away from the noise and distractions just long Camp Dates: June 24th—June 29th Participation! enough to truly connect with God and each other. Departure: Sunday @ 11:30am from CCC The bonus is that it’s a blast! This year I have every intention Questions, comments or concerns, please call or email me: of shattering our ice cream eating record . . . Who’s in? Kevin Woolums, HS Director Unfortunately, the cost for Forest Home has gone up this kwoolums1@gmail.com -or- 916.628.4821

. Youth . . . Students

Pre-Teen & Junior High Ministry

A.L.I.E.N. Forces - 7th & 8th Grade Sue French Club B.A.S.I.C. - 5th & 6th Grade

School is almost out and with the arrival of Summer comes lots of fun events for Club BASIC & ALIEN Forces!

and we have more fun stuff planned for July and August!!

July and August “Sneak Peak” Alpine Indian Village Camp - Sunday, July 29th thru Friday, 1st from 6:00 - 9:00pm for 4th thru 8th grade. We will meet August 3rd for all kids who are entering 4th thru 6th grade in in The Barracks as we divide up into teams and pick team August. The theme this year is 'Shine'. Through fun and internames, each team overseen with a Leader . We will head active teaching sessions, crafts, activities, singing, skits, campout into the neighborhood and 'scavenge' for our pizza fires, and more, kids will learn about how God calls us to ingredients! When teams have all their ingredients, “Come let our Light Shine! Cost is $225. they will go to their Leader's house and assemble learn the Week Of Hope - Sunday, July 29th thru Friday, August and bake their pizza. The first team back to The Barracks with a cooked pizza is the winner!!! When importance 3rd for all kids entering 7th thru 9th grade in August. Week Of Hope is a 5-day mission trip where youth focus all teams get back, then we will eat the pizzas!!! of building on building friendships and meaningful connections as Club BASIC & ALIEN a lifelong they serve the needs of people through local ministries Forces combined 'Movie and non-profit organizations. The theme this year is habit of Night' - Tuesday, June 12th 'Made'. Students will be challenged to embrace how reading, from 6:00 - 8:00pm for 4th Jesus is making everything new in their life – the good, studying, the bad, and everything in between – and also how He thru 8th grade in The Barracks. Movie choice? and will be using them to do the same in the world around 'Mighty Joe Young' and of following them. It will be a time to reorient their relationship with course we will have lots of popcorn!!! Jesus and discover who God made them to be. God’s Cost is $248. Summer Game Night - Wednesday, June 20th from

Soul'd Out Friday Night 'Pizza Scavenger Hunt' - June

6:30 - 8:00pm Club BASIC will join with Summer Club for some fun games on the back grass area!!

Word”

Vacation Bible Xtreme - VBX will be June 25th - 29th (Mon– Fri) for 5th thru 8th grade from 6:00 - 8:00pm each night in The Barracks. Our theme this year is 'The Word’. Join us for fun and fellowship as we explore the life-giving richness of God's Word. Come learn the importance of building a lifelong habit of reading, studying, and following the Bible. It is going to be an AWESOME week!!! As you can see, June is packed with lots of great events

Both events are amazing opportunities for our youth. We want them to be available to all students, which is why we need your help . . . We have 13 spots for students to go to Alpine and 10 spots for students to go to Week of Hope. We hope to have them all filled! In addition to the Chili Cook-off, please consider sponsoring a student . Any amount you feel led to contribute will be much appreciated. Camps impact a teens life like no other and bound to make a difference in the lives of 23 of our students. Donations can be noted with Alpine/WOH or PT/JH. Questions or concerns, contact Sue French: 714.553.5296 or suefrenchccc@yahoo.com


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Worship Ministry

Tyler Thompson Our Heritage of Song

Last month I started to share with you that according to the Bible, singing praise to God isn’t just something we do; instead, it penetrates to the very heart of who we are as the body of Christ. Because of this, singing praise to God is a key element of what we do when we gather together in His Name. The Bible is filled with this cause and effect of people in worship. This month, let’s look at how Moses experienced the result of worship in his Life.

The Red Sea In Exodus 14 and 15, we are shown the event of the parting of the Red Sea and the response of God’s people. After the Israelites had safely crossed through the parted Red Sea, the Lord asked Moses to "Stretch out [his] hand over the sea so that the waters may flow back over the Egyptians and their chariots and horsemen." 27

Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place. The Egyptians were fleeing toward it, and the LORD swept them into the sea. 28The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen—the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea. Not one of them survived. 29But the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. 30That day the LORD saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore. 31And when the Israelites saw the great power the LORD displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the LORD and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant.

Moses’ response to God’s protection was one of worship and praise to the Lord. 1

Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the LORD : "I will sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. The horse and its rider He has hurled into the sea. 2 The LORD is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.

Next month we’ll see how David and God’s people responded after the Ark was brought back to Jerusalem.

(continued from p.3—Perfect will Come

the gondola misunderstood our order and were waiting for us to show up at their dock a mile away. So, no gondola, no grand departure, no rowing off into the beautiful sunset as planned. Although flying at sunrise to Hawaii was good. -Roger Nixon– When Bob and I were standing in front of the pastor, I noticed right away that the pastor was wearing the boutonniere meant for Bob (Lily of the Valley) and Bob was wearing the pastor’s (carnation). Hmmm, what was I to do? Another surprise was my aunt who opened all our gifts and had them displayed by the time we got to the reception. Never understood that one, and never asked. –June Campbell– We had hoped the unusual summer rainy period would be over by July 1, but it wasn't. So the planned outside wedding photos didn’t happen other than a few snapped between rain drops. The tradition in Wisconsin was to ride around in your car after the wedding with a “Just Married” sign and noise from cans trailing behind. Unfortunately, my Pinto ran out of gas. After stopping to put in $5 of gas, I took the change received from a traveler’s check and put it in my tux pocket which could have paid for a dinner, but didn’t . . . since I forgot about it. The rental shop got a little tip, though. –Doug Scholten– Other than experiencing a few accidents the week before our wedding: Scraping and bruising my leg through a fall in “black rock”, stepping on a nail with my right foot, and losing a contact lens, all went smoothly. Well except that our custom designed rings didn’t get finished, the air conditioning broke in the chapel during 100° weather, and I was struck by uncontrollable laughter when asked, “Do you?”. Though I half-blindly hobbled down the isle while “glowing”, we have been blessed with 35-years of love and joy and at times uncontrollable laughter! I love you, Babe! –Shirley York– Amazingly, as time passes situations that cause us frustration or disappointment can someday provide a good story to tell and something to laugh about. “Someday you’ll look back on this and laugh,” echoes in our mind during moments of aggravating situations. Yet through all the disappointments of any hoped for perfect time, we can know that one day the perfect will come. The marriage supper of the lamb will be that perfect day when Christ takes his bride, clothes her in His righteousness, and celebrates with her. Yes now we have those “less than perfect days”, but soon the perfect one will come. And, what a day of rejoicing that perfect wedding day will be!

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Memorial Day

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7:00pm Church Board Meeting

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9:00am Lifetree Cafe 9:00am CMF 10:00am JH “Wide Awake” 10:00am PT “Dive-In” 10:15am Celebration Serv. 10:15am HS “Connect” 5:00pm Musical Theater Concert 6:00pm (CLC) Crave Life

6:00pm VBS & VBX 7:00pm LOGO: Local & Global Outreach— Rescheduled for 7/2

24 HS Summer Camp 25 HS Summer Camp 8:00am Simple Service

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

17 Kids: Move Up Day! 8:00am Simple Service

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

12:00pm Staff Meeting 7:00pm LOGO: Local and 9:00am Lifetree Cafe Global Outreach — 9:00am CMF 10:00am JH “Wide Awake” Rescheduled from 5/28 10:00am PT “Dive-In” 10:15am Celebration Serv. 12:00pm CHILI COOK-OFF 6:00pm (CLC) Crave Life

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3 Communion Sunday 8:00am Simple Service

7:00pm LOGO: Local and Global Outreach — Rescheduled for 6/4

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Monday

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

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W. Garden Room w/Pastor Doug

6:00pm VBS & VBX 7:00pm Lifetree Café

HS Summer Camp

6:00pm VBS & VBX

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HS Summer Camp

W. Garden Room w/Pastor Doug

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

Pre-school thru 4th grade

6:30pm ”Kidz Klub”

5th-6th Grade Youth

6:30pm “C.L.U.B. Basic”

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W. Garden Room w/Pastor Doug

6:45pm Parenting Class “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”

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W. Garden Room w/Pastor Doug

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

Pre-school thru 4th grade

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Junior High Youth Group

6:00pm “A.L.I.E.N. Forces”

High School Youth Group

12:00pm Staff Meeting 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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7:00pm Care Ministry Team Meeting

Junior High Youth Group

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 Group

High School Youth Group

6:00pm “A.L.I.E.N. Forces”

6:30pm “C.L.U.B. Basic”

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Wednesday

6:00pm “HM”

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Tuesday

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6:00pm Soul’d Out Pizza Scavenger Hunt 7:30pm A.A.

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Friday

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7:30pm A.A.

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College Age Group

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

6:00pm VBS & VBX 7:00pm CCC-College

HS Summer Camp

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

College Age Group

6:00pm VBS & VBX

HS Summer Camp

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1:00pm Sociable Seniors 7:30pm A.A. 6:30pm Women’s Ministries Executive Board Mtng. 7:00pm CCC-College

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

College Age Group

7:00pm CCC-College

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

College Age Group

7:00pm Women’s Ministry 7:30pm A.A. Event “Kick off of Summer” 7:00pm CCCCollege

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College Age Group

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

7:00pm CCC-College

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Thursday

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10:00am Heart & Hands Blanket Ministry (Knitting/Crocheting)

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See www.cccbp.org for changes and more information on specific events.

Mark Your Calendar! PAGE 7

June 1 (Fri) 6:00pm—Soul’d Out June 3 (Sun) noon—Chili Cook-off June 7 (Thurs) 7:00pm—Women’s Ministry Event June 21 (Thurs) 1:00pm—Sociable Seniors June 24 (Sun) 5:00pm—Musical Theater Concert June 25-29 6:00pm—VBS/VBX June 25-29—High School Camp


It’s Going to be Great!

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for whom it all matters? A couple chapters earlier in the book of Revelation, we find this verse: Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. This passage might give us the impression that the church can make herself beautiful for Christ. Yet the scripture simply says the Bride has made herself ready. What is she ready for? She is ready to receive the wedding dress. She is ready to be clothed in the radiance of Christ. It is Christ who provides the wedding garment. It is He who puts upon his church the pure white raiment of His righteousness. As the old hymn says: "Clothed in his righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the throne." So if you attend a wedding this June and see the beautiful bride, give thanks to God that He clothes us, the Church, in the righteousness of Christ. It is He who makes us beautiful. All we need to do is be ready to receive what He gives.

Pastor Doug Scholten

Birthday Blessings Weddings, and flowers and Dad’s with new ties, Grads whose parents release held sighs. Lazy days of summer are beginning to show, And the gloom each morning, well, it just has to go. Yes, much goes on in this month of June, But of course we know there is always room, To wish you good times in the days ahead, And God’s blessing and love will also be said. So go forth with great faith through this coming year, with peace and health and moments held dear, Cause His love forever abiding is true, And with our prayers we add:

“Happy Birthday to You!” Teresa Nixon

Please Join Us For CCC’s 1st Annual : First place goes to…!

2012 Event Purpose: 1) Raise scholarship funds to allow our youth to experience the life-changing event of summer and winter camps—A camp provides more relational and spiritual growth than any other. 2) Community Outreach. 3) Church Fellowship.

The Battle Begins Sunday - June 3rd You won’t want to miss it!

Monthly Thought:

Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.

—Francis Chan

6/3 Craig Van Aalsburg 6/5 June Maples Marilyn Mathews 6/7 Elexia Castenada Shelley Anderson 6/9 Barbara Millar 6/13 Mike Bower 6/14 June Campbell 6/17 Teresa Nixon 6/19 Denise Vanden Raadt Drea Lyn De La Fuente Ray French 6/20 Brooke Cianciola 6/21 John R. Thompson

6/22 6/24 6/25 6/26

6/27

6/28

Richard Gangloff, Jr. Jack Bowers Juanita Emerson Raul Hernandez Rick Salazar Cherie Eggert Debora French Nicholas Payne Roger Lowey Emilia Guzman Jenny Bower Macie Reese Pinedo Wayne Stolk Marco De La Fuenta

God Bless Your Year!!!

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


June 2012