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Christ Community Church Community Communiqué
INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Women’s Ministry
Community Men’s Fellowship
“Member’s Corner” 3 Heart & Hands Blanket Ministry
Pre-teen & JH Ministry
HM High School Ministry
About Journey Groups & “Thrive”
LOGO: Local & Global Outreach
September Birthdays, Bday Blessing
September 2012 Church Calendar
Find Your “Fit”
Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.
CCC is Having Twins! the preacher of the You may have day. noticed that The new schedule throughout this also opens more summer and early opportunities for fall season, the members to serve. sanctuary has been Previously, if a person quite full on Sunday wanted to serve in the mornings. The usual 'summer slump’ just didn't happen this year, at children or youth ministries that happen during the Sunday service, they would have to least in church attendance. God continues to forego the worship celebration bring more people to Christ Community "God experience. Now a member can serve Church. We want to make sure that there is room for everyone who walks continues at the 10:30 and worship prior to that at 9:00 or vice versa. The two service through our doors. to bring schedule increases opportunity for Church experts say that when a people to use their gifts in service in a worship area is 80% full, it inhibits more wide variety of ways: from teaching future growth; we have been well people and child care to coffee service and over 80% full for some time. So this ushering to music and worship month we’re making room for all by to ministries. returning to two identical Sunday CCC! " A further benefit of the two morning celebrations at 9:00 and 10:30 identical service schedule is that if you have a AM. The new schedule starts on October 7. Beginning that Sunday you may attend at either Sunday event that would normally keep you from worship, you now may attend the 9:00 hour and experience worship led by our full service prior to the event. Since the services Praise Band and the same message by me or
Lifetree Café Topics for October 2012
He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Luke 10:2
September 30 & October 3 Spiritual but Not Religious
October 14 & 17 Curing Healthcare
October 21 & 24 Does God Have a Plan For You?
October 7 & 10 Hey, Good Lookin
October 28 Same Sex Marriage
PAGE 2 Religion that God the Father accepts as pure and without fault is this: caring for orphans or widows who need help, and keeping yourself free from the world's evil influence. James 1:12
Women’s Ministry Brooke Melhorn
I was blessed this summer by going to a Women’s Conference where they told us that women who have friends in church enjoy the church experience more and stay connected. One female friendship that stands out in the Bible is in Ruth 1:14-2:23. Ruth, daughter-in-law to Naomi, after the death of her and Naomi’s husband, decides to remain by her side and make Naomi’s people of Bethlehem her own and their God, her God. In the ancient days, a woman could not get by without a husband or the help of a family relative of that husband. Here are two brave women standing together, helping one another as Ruth gleans in the fields at harvest time. Well my dear ladies, it is “Harvest Time” at Christ Community Church. Make a new friend by joining in the fun of the Harvest Festival and join us in a church-wide campaign called “Thrive” by participating in the small group component called “Journey Group Fellowship”. As Boaz, future hus-
Men’s Fellowship The king will say…”I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me… Matthew 25:34-36, 40
Sunday Morning Men’s Fellowship 9:00am, Room A3
About Sunday morning’s Study: Being God’s Man By Claiming Your Freedom You’ve already been set free by Christ. When are you going to start experiencing that freedom? The apostle Paul, a man made new by the gospel of Jesus Christ, presents one of the clearest images of the godly man in action. He’s committed to a life of faith, focused on the Spirit instead of the flesh, set free to love others. No longer focused on himself, he demonstrates his faith by serving others. You can be that kind of man by claiming
band of Ruth, told Ruth as he witnessed her heart for her friend Naomi, “May the Lord reward your work.” Come out and be blessed by the giving of your time and talents. You will never know who you may meet!
Please Be Aware For an easy peak at what’s going on in Women’s Ministry, there is a calendar in the hallway near the church boxes of all events going on during the current month. Come visit our board and BE AWARE of all that’s happening in Women’s Ministry.
WM 2012/2013 Circle Study If you’re Interested in growing in faith with other women, developing friendships, and going through this year’s study on “Hope”, visit our church website for a listing of circle studies or call Brooke to help you find your “circle fit”. For information about WM, feel free to call or email Brooke, President of Women’s Ministry at: 714-610-1871 or firstname.lastname@example.org your freedom in Christ. Being God’s man means being set free to exemplify Christ’s love. Being God’s Man by Claiming Your Freedom will stimulate personal reflection and honest dialogue with God and other men. The goal is that you will strive to be God’s man in every way – feeling His heart for others, and doing His will obediently and joyfully.
Thursday’s Study: Thursday Evening Men’s Fellowship 7:00pm, Room A1 Feel free to join us at any time.
Sociable Seniors A1
Hands & Heart
We will meet on
Saturday, October 13 at 10:00am
A Progressive Dinner . . . at noon? We are looking forward to a fun-filled afternoon on Thursday, October 18 as we plan A PROGRESSIVE DINNER AT NOON on our own church campus. Various rooms on the church grounds will be the festive setting for the courses of our meal together. Come and join us. What a great opportunity to invite a friend (or two).
WHEN: 12 noon (note this special time), Thursday, October 18 APPETIZERS/BEVERAGES: will be provided. SALADS: If your last name begins with A - F MAIN DISH: If you last name begins with G - L DESSERT: If your last name begins with M - Z Questions? Call Audrene Schmidt @ 714526-7505 or e-mail email@example.com
“When Heaven Cries” by Yohana Hynum
ing from arthritis. She had carried their firewood, worked in the garden and cooked for or years CCC has supported David him for over 40 years. and Yohana Hynum, missionaries in Now here he stood, leaning on his makePapua New Guinea where they serve the people of Numanggang by trans- shift cane, watching as David and I put the last lating the Bible into their language). We also things in the truck. Finally, he reached out to featured them in our e-prayer guide for Sep- me. There was desperation in his voice. “you tember (which if you would like to be included to have helped me so much. Now, who will give receive our e-prayer guide weekme pain medicine?” ly, online sign-up is available on I didn’t have an answer. All I our church website under Recould do was hold his hand in sources; or, call the church office.) mine, look into his troubled eyes I have had the pleasure of and love him. A few minutes latspeaking with Yohana over the er, we drove away and Wonege years, even recently as we’ve disslowly hobbled back down the cussed a night that would be conmountain. I know the Father had venient for them to visit in October. Receiving her September tears in His eyes, too. article and being so moved, it Last week I sat with David in an seemed a perfect appointment to out-patient surgery center as the include it in this month’s Member’s Corner: nurse debriefed us following a procedure. DaI still get all choked up just thinking about it. vid is seeing a neurologist for his back pain, Wonege’s dark eyes gazed at me imploringly. but there isn’t even one doctor in the NuSuch a precious old friend. His beloved wife manggang villages where Wonege lives. Why had died not long ago. Day after day I could do we have so many options, but they have none? I don’t have an answer. hear him wailing in desolation, alone in his This month I’ve felt again the cry of heaven village bush house. Not only did he adore her, he needed her. He was old, feeble and suffer- for those who suffer, and I’m feeling rather
(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: firstname.lastname@example.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
in the Church Fellowship Hall. Our supplies are running low! If you have any yarn you would like to donate to this ministry, it would be greatly appreciated. (Just let Audrene know @ 714-526-7505.) Any leftover yarn you might have-partial skeins included, would be great, too. We put ALL yarn to good use. If you have a love for knitting, crocheting, or a desire to learn, this is the group for you.
Homebound Person for September: Dave Steenbergen 5360 Cumberland Drive Cypress, CA 90630
Care Team Ministry
The Care Team will meet on Tuesday, October 2 @ 7pm in Room A1.
Questions regarding Care Ministry, Blanket Ministry or Sociable Seniors: Please contact Audrene Schmidt @ 714-526-7505.
Every Wednesday @ 6:30pm in the Navy Room TeamKID meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8pm. As a team, here’s our main work-out schedule:
= Kids in Discipleship
Dive In Wednesday
Kidz Klub is NOW. . . TeamKID
Kids . . . Yout
Various Kid’s Programs Wednesday
Club BASIC (Pre-teen)
Children (Becoming a Soldier in Christ) 3 year olds through 4th grade 5th & 6th Grade
(A Light in Ev
Workout (Bible Study) Tournament time (games and activities) Break = enjoy snacks from the Snack Shack Stretching (Bible Verse Time) Cool Down (Conclusion) Working out with our coaches and team mates is a blast! Parents, remind your child to bring their Bible every week. Reminder: Everyone is welcome @ 6pm for Kid’s Choir (before TeamKID)! Bring a friend!!
“One Silent Night” Our Christmas Pageant will be performed on Sunday, December 16 @ 6:00pm. There are three ways that your child can be involved: Kid's Handbells (1st through 6th Grade) No experience necessary. Practice is Sunday mornings @ 9am in the Navy Room Please make every effort not to miss a practice. Your child’s position is important. Bells are missed when your child is absent. Kid's Choir (3 years through 4th Grade) Practice is Wednesdays @ 6pm in the Navy Room. We practice for half an hour right before TeamKID from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Kids will also be reviewing the songs during their Sunday Classes. So if they can't attend the choir practice, they will still be able to participate in the program. CD's will be available for them to practice at home. Dance Troupe (1st through 4th Grade girls) Practice to be determined - This troupe will be led by Miss Linda and her team. We will set the practice time according to the schedule of the troupe members. Call Miss Cindy @ 562.500.5186 to register.
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Pre-Teen & JH Ministry
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& 8th Grade
High School Ministry 9th & 12th Grade
College Students & College Age
Fall is upon us and everyone has hopefully settled into the routine of the new school year. But, with the arrival of Fall comes the start of Special Events for Club B.A.S.I.C. & A.L.I.E.N. Forces, and we have 3 awesome events planned for October!
Soul'd Out Friday Night Friday, October 12th from 6:00 - 9:00pm for 5th thru 8th grade in The Barracks - 'The Great Pumpkin Patch Party'. We will begin by watching 'It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown', but you better pay attention, because this is where the real fun begins! We will divide up into teams and play I am games like: Sherlock Holmes, Pumpkin Seed Guess, Mummy Wrap, Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest, Shoelace Licorice Race, Pumpkin Puzzle, and Pass The looking Brains!!! It's going to be an awesome evening as we see which team wins 'The for Great Pumpkin Award!!!
Return of Bondsball
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Friday, October 26th from 6:00â€”9:00pm. That's right, it's back!!! A.L.I.E.N. Forces will join with HM in the Fellowship Center to play another epic round of the best game known to man!!!!! Come ready to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge some more!!! We will also have free pizza!!!
Movie Night in the Barracks Tuesday, October 30th is Club B.A.S.I.C. & A.L.I.E.N. Forces from 6:00 - 8:30pm for 5th thru 8th grade in The Barracks. We will be watching 'Goonies' and of course having lots & lots of popcorn!!!
teachers who are willing to teach one Sunday per month. Is that you?
As you can see we have some great things planned for October and as usual we always need help with these events. We are also always looking for help with A.L.I.E.N. Forces on Tuesday nights from 6:00 8:00pm & Club B.A.S.I.C. on Wednesday nights from 6:30 - 8:00pm. So if any of these opportunities look interesting to you, please let me know. Teachers are also needed for Sunday mornings. Now that two identical services are offered, greater flexibility is available to serve. One can attend the 9:00am service, then teach the kids at the 10:30 am hour! I am looking for teachers who are willing to teach one Sunday per month. Please let me know if you think you would like to try this, it really is alot of fun!!!
Questions or concerns? Sue French: 714.553.5296 or email@example.com
High School Ministry Kevin Woolums
Well it is officially October and that means that Halloween is just around the corner. Our Harvest Festival is sure to be a great opportunity for our students and families to fellowship together! In preparation of Harvest Festival, HM will be planning a Costume Bondsball event with A.L.I.E.N. Forces on Friday, October 26th from 6:00â€”9:00pm. More details TBA!
Dates to Remember: Connect:
Every Sunday at the 10:30 service.
HM: Every Wednesday from 6-8pm *There will be no HM Wednesday, October 31st due to Harvest Festival.
Bondsball: October 26th, 6:00-9:00pm
As always, question, comments, and concerns can be directed my way @ Kevin@cccbp.org.
In the Season of CCC . . . . . . where God is our Worship Leader! Uncertainty was natural upon hearing of Tyler’s resignation. Should we continue to move forward with plans we, as a staff and Church Board, felt God had directed us to go? Were we basing continuing our movement forward on a part-time staff position or God’s direction? Wasn’t God big enough to rely upon through this season at CCC? When Kevin, our High School Pastor, preached in August, his message to us was timely, “Have a firm trust in God despite uncertainty.” Examples were offered as he queried, “Did Noah wait till it rained? Did Moses wait until the sea parted? Did Peter not walk on the water when Jesus said, “Come”? With these convicting examples, should CCC wait to begin the two-identical service schedule and Journey Group Fellowship until a replacement worship leader were found? Especially when God had already provided us many resources, both within our congregation and without. This season of our church is an exciting time. The Remedy One will be coming to lead us in worship and to direction God is leadhelp us kick off our “Thrive!” campaign on October 7th. ing us, and now the Great morning to invite your friends! opportunity to see Him work because we may feel “uncertain” increases our dependency on God and allows us to experience His greatest work . . . and isn’t this the BEST place to be? And what an amazing work he’s doing! As God’s direction, desire, and timing for CCC’s next worship leader is discerned, He continues to provide us who we need each Sunday to offer Him praise!
We are Grateful For:
God’s abiding presence and season to trust Him. Peace during this time of transition. Faith to continue moving forward in spite of uncertainty. Worship leaders who lead us in worship each Sunday in songs of praise. A wonderful praise team.
God’s wisdom and direction. Continued available worship leaders. Peace in God’s timing. That our church body would not shrink back but stay involved. Growth as a church family. Joy and strength for our Praise Team. A continued heart to worship God.
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are identical you may choose the one that best fits your family on any given Sunday. Even though we have two services, the new schedule actually promotes unity by having the same kind and style of service experienced by everyone. We are all having the same experience even if at different hours. The two service schedule also increases the choices offered to our community to worship at 9:00 or 10:30 AM. However, of all these benefits the primary one remains: making room for God's growing family. As the Sunday celebration crowd is distributed across two services, it opens up seats for those who are yet to come. We all have a part in making this new effort succeed. Let us continue to gather with joy and enthusiasm as we celebrate the grace and goodness of God. And let us always be looking for opportunities to invite those whom God is preparing to become a part of the CCC family. Here at CCC there is room for all!
Pastor Doug Scholten
(When Heaven Cries continued from p.3)
shaken. I just read Loving God by Charles Colson. He includes the most amazing quote. Aristides is describing the early Christians to the Roman Emperor Hadrian: “They love one another. They never fail to help widows; they save orphans from those who would hurt them. If they have something they give freely to the man who has nothing; if they see a stranger, they take him home, and are happy, as though he were a real brother.” (p.219) I want to be an early Christian, not just a literacy specialist married to a Bible translator. It’s the difference between a vocation and a ministry. May God help me. Yohana We’re incredibly thankful that: David is experiencing less pain in his back. We just celebrated 39 blessed years of marriage! You are praying for us. The Hynums are in town and want to visit us here at CCC! They will be joining us on October 10th for Lifetree Café. Please plan to come that night for both Lifetree Café and a time of fellowship and dessert immediately following.
Christ Community Church The place to “be”...
Believe, Belong, and Become
They Ride Tandem . . . and we grow stronger!
Journey Group Fellowship
Sharing Life—Encouraging Faith—Promoting Prayer . . . Rides tandem with our upcoming series through October and November called “Thrive!” These groups of 7-10 people will gather for four sessions to encourage each other in faith and in life through fellowship, Bible/sermon discussions, and prayer . . . A must in order to experience the full “Thrive!” impact in your life. All the information about CCC’s new Journey Group Fellowship is available on our church website. Moving our church forward begins with each one of us. The effort is eased by joining with others to experience this new ministry we’re taking hold of at CCC.
Begins week of October 7th, then every other week -OROctober 14th, then every other week. You pick the Journey Group time best for your schedule:
Monday 7:00pm-9:00pm Tuesday 7:00pm-9:00pm Wednesday 7:00pm-9:00pm Thursday 7:00pm-9:00pm Friday 7:00pm-9:00pm Saturday 7:00-9:00pm Sunday 10:30am Discipleship Hour Sunday 12:00pm-2:00pm Sunday 4:00pm-6:00pm Sunday 6:30pm-8:30pm
It’s not just for those who have Kaiser Permanente as their health care provider, it’s available to ALL of us! During the month of October on up to Thanksgiving, we’ll look at how God intends for his children to do much more than simply survive their earthly sojourn.
God intends for us to thrive! We can live lives that are fulfilling, fruitful and flourishing even when difficulties come. The Thrive message series will introduce the Biblical ideas of “Thriving” and in our Journey Groups we will explore together how we can Thrive and make a difference in this world for good and for God. These two experiences go together so make sure you not only come each Sunday to hear the message but are also involved in a Journey Group. It's a tandem experience. . .
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LOGO: Local & andGlobal Outreach Women’s Ministry . . . team together through the month of October to collect Food items for the “We’ve Got Your Back” program through Giving Children Hope in Buena Park. Giving Children Hope serves all of the Buena Park schools with a program that provides food for kids who might otherwise not have sufficient food or adequate nutrition on the weekends. Food is collected at the local warehouse located on Commonwealth off Stanton Ave. Backpacks are then packed with nutritious food for 3-4 people and given to children in need on Friday. Once consumed over the weekend, the backpacks are returned empty on Monday. Homework is also included in each backpack and incentives awarded upon completion to teach the children better food choices for nutritious eating. Because the backpacks are provided to children in public schools, Bible tracts are not allowed to be included in the backpacks. However, notes of encouragement expressing that prayers are being said are acceptable. Through the month of October, CCC will be providing food items for the “We’ve Got Your Back” program. Items of need are listed on the left flyer and will be collected each Sunday. Notes of encouragement will also be collected and coloring pictures on them would be a nice touch. Another opportunity that we at CCC can here the words of Jesus say,
“Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these, my brothers, you did it to me.”
Birthday Blessings “The harvest is plentiful, The workers are few,” Clearly this tells us, What more we can do. Step up to the plate, Get into the game, And know this dear friends, You’ll not be the same. For all that we do, In the Father’s love, Will be infused with His power, And joy from above. And those that we bless, Will not be the same, We’ll be Jesus with skin, And so glorify His name. So remember again, our Harvest Festival this year, Sign up, get involved, To help people draw near. And this we too pray, For you our dear friends, A happy birthday that’s blessed, From beginning to end.
Monthly Thought: Every service we do is a self portrait of ourselves with God. So autograph your work with excellence.” —Anonymous
10/1 Mark Pane Mary Kay Walton Sue French 10/2 Ruth Schoales 10/3 Brynn Bowers Caleb Dixon Jan Leonelli Mya Anderson 10/6 Patricia Walton 10/8 Kym Piekkola Paul Woo 10/9 Wayne Gragnano 10/10 Aimee Buenrostro 10/13 Mitzi Bartlett 10/15 Connie Castillo Keith De Jongh
10/15 Patricia Van Otterloo 10/16 Dick Williams Michael Castillo 10/18 Sofia Guzman Travis Kaufman 10/19 John Morris 10/20 Hailey Sue Van Der Wal 10/27 Joshua Campbell 10/28 Don Blanchard Jan Morris Nathan Anderson Roger Nixon 10/31 Gretta Hanenburg Norma Zingg Steven Yanez
If you have an October birthday, but it’s not listed, please call the church office so we can update our records.