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n in every issue : 3 A Privilege : by Darren McClintock 19 Our Church Family 20 Calendar n features : 4 From the Elders 8 A Letter from Pastor Ross Lamp 16 Counselor’s Corner : “Finding Purpose in God’s Plan” by Alison Asher, lscsw JUNE 6 / 13 / 20 / 27 / JULY 11 / 18 / 25 / AUG 1 / 8 BASEMENT SERIES

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MEN. YOU NEED TO ELEVATE YOUR THINKING

WED @ 8 PM IN THE CCC BASEMENT (ENTER BY THE LOADING DOCK)

executive editor : Darren McClintock editor : Derek Pletcher creative director : Debra Smith distribution : Melanie Pedersen

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n ministry news : 5 Men 8 Children Central Christian Academies 688.1161 Central Christian Academy : Grades K-8 : Michael Hunter Headmaster 10 Youth Central Christian Academy Preschool : 2-5 Yrs : Judy Buckert Director Joyful Noise Academy Daycare : 18 mos & walking : Pam Harrod Director 11 Sports Central Christian Communications 688.4400 Derek Pletcher Communications Director 12 Missions Central Christian Counseling Center 683.4083 14 His Helping Hands Tallgrass Executive Suites, 8100 E. 22nd St. N., Bldg. 800, Ste. 100 Aaron Scharenberg LCPC, Counseling Center Executive Director 15 Academies Central Homeschool Family Ministries chfm@ccc.org Care Ministries 688.4400

Barb Marchand 619.4775 We desire to help create caring connections within the church and help others walk through challenging life events.

Karen Ryan Executive Director | Susan Warner H.S. Director Kris Sayler Elem. Director

Hospital, Homebound & Care Facility Ministries 688.4400

Barb Marchand 619.4775; marchandb@ccc.org

His Helping Hands 838.8528

1441 E. 37th St. N. Paul Dohm HHH Executive Director

Media ccc.aspireonemedia.com

Jeff Huhman Creative Arts/Technical Director

Prayer Ministries 688.4400

Emergency Prayer Request Line : Barb Marchand 619.4775

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n events : 4 Gathered : An All Church Service : June 3

6 Home of the Brave :

Patriotic Celebration : July 1 9 AMPED! VBS : June 11–14 10 Youth Kick-off BBQs : June 3 & 6 11 CIY MIX : June 18–22 11 CIY MOVE : July 16–20 18 Stewardship Forum : June 2


A Privilege

Over the past days Karen and I have been deeply humbled by the outpouring of love and support from our family here at Central. We want to begin by acknowledging how appreciative we have been from the love we have felt. During this time we have also received many congratulations regarding being appointed as the Lead Pastor here at CCC. In many ways, this has felt a little awkward for us. While I know that may seem a little strange, it really comes down to how we view this call and our own hearts. The reason I say this is because Karen and I truly view this as a calling of God to shepherd HIS body here at Central Christian Church—a body that we have grown to love in all its uniqueness, difference, history, and generations. We feel the exhortation by Peter in chapter 5, verses 1-4:

“So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.” This calling is one we see as a calling to die. Our heart is to love and serve each and every member of our church family as best we can with every gift that God has given to us for as long as God keeps us here. Our only ambition is to faithfully love Christ’s church the way He has loved us, through sacrifice and example. We know that we are insufficient for these things, yet we believe

darren mcclintock Lead Pastor

that through the Spirit in us He can give us all that we need to fulfill this calling. (2 Corinthians 3:4-6) We know there will be trying times during which we invite you to push against the schemes of the enemy and resist rumors, bitterness, and assumptions and instead, please come and talk with us. We also invite you during these times to be ever watchful and prayerful for this body, giving grace to all those around (including us when we fail). We believe that there will be exciting times of God’s favor, growth, and fruitfulness for His kingdom. During these times we invite you to praise the Lord with us, lifting His name high and giving Him all the glory as He works through every one of us equipping us with the gifts needed to fulfill His call. It is a privilege to serve you. We promise to do our best to please the Lord by doing it the way He has called and exampled for us. And we excitedly call you to jump on this train, pour into this body, serve those around you, and grow with us toward more of his likeness. One heart, one mind, one soul...unified by one Spirit, one Baptism, and one mission. We love you, Church! darren, karen and the mcclintock family


The Confirmation of Darren McClintock JIM ANDREW |

ELDER BOARD CHAIRMAN

I was recently studying Isaiah 46 and two verses stood out to me. Verses 9 and 10, “Remember the former things, things of long ago; I am God and there is no other; I am God and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times what is still to come. I say my purpose will stand and I will do as I please.” Since I came back on the Board of Elders in 2017, I have seen God do exactly what those verses say. As we look back on the former things such as all the events of the past two years, I can see God’s Hand in everything. In 2017 as our former pastor made known that he was leaving, God moved on the hearts of a few elders to see if Darren McClintock would consider coming to CCC as our Discipleship Pastor. He then moved on Darren and Karen’s hearts to call them to that position from their ministry in another church. As Darren came back to CCC, he saw that there were many opportunities for him to work on. He worked on the challenges that were his highest priority and developed a vision and framework on which to build the discipleship ministry which he began to proceed to implement with the agreement of the elders. The time for our former pastor’s departure drew near and the elders had to decide on an interim pastor. The elders had watched Darren begin the implementation of his discipleship framework and were very impressed with the progress made. It was decided to ask Darren to take the position of Interim Pastor. He accepted and the elder board asked him to continue on with the course that was set. As Interim Pastor Darren as shown his leadership and passion for God’s Word. He has taken on issues and shown grace and mercy in their resolution. His preaching has been continually improving and through his teaching most weeks it has caused each of us to think about our own walk with Christ and what we need to change. A recent example for me personally was the week he spoke about Abram going to Egypt. I came away knowing I needed to take an inventory of my own life and where I turned to the world instead of God. In the meantime, the Search Committee had been working to find God’s man for Central Christian Church to serve as our next Lead Pastor. Over the months, listening to hundreds of sermons

and reviewing over 70 candidates, the committee made the recommendation of Darren McClintock to the elders on May 1, 2018. The Board of Elders unanimously approved and nominated Darren to be our next Lead Pastor. The congregation also agreed with this recommendation by a vote of YES 85% and NO 15% on the weekend of May 12-13, 2018. I can see what God said in those verses, “I am God and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times what is to come. I say my purpose will stand and I will do as I please.” That is exactly what He has done for CCC in confirming our new Lead Pastor, Darren McClintock.

The first weekend in June, we are bringing the whole church together! On Saturday, June 2nd, there will be NO evening service. Instead, we invite you to join us for a chance to relax and connect with your church family. The CCC grounds, pavilion, and gym will be available for everyone to enjoy, so plan a picnic dinner and spend a wonderful evening with family and friends. (There are no planned activities, and NO food or drinks will be provided by the church. Limited playground/sports equipment will be available.) On Sunday, June 3rd, we will hold only one service at 10:00am. Come enjoy this day of celebration with those in our church family you may not get to see very often.


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Calling All Men! Men’s Sharpening Groups exist to provide an arena for men to both identify and lock arms with fellow brothers in Christ. As men, we are called to be spiritual leaders, and we need the community of other leaders to spur us on to walk in a manner worthy of our calling. On the first and third Thursday night of every month, we are going to huddle up and band together under the banner of our victorious King Jesus! this month, we will meet Thursday, June 7 & 21 @ 7pm in the hospitality suite

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On July 1st, the Central Christian Church Worship Arts Team presents, “Home of the Brave,” our annual patriotic celebration! The word “bravery” means: Having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficulty; having or showing courage.

Peter Abood Worship Arts Pastor

There is so much brokenness in the world, yet every day brave people do their part to make our world a better place. It is our pleasure to honor them during our patriotic celebration this summer. We will honor: • Our MILITARY who stand in the gap for us • Our FIRST RESPONDERS who run to our aid • FATHERS & MOTHERS who stand firm in their responsibility to raise righteous children • INDIVIDUALS who persevere when life seems hopeless • Our HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS who use their gifts to care for others • Our TEACHERS who instruct our children • LABORERS who work behind the scenes without recognition • Our NATION’S LEADERS who continue to fight for our justice, freedom and rights This will be a fantastic evening of celebration and encouragement, followed by a “Dilly Bar Reception”!

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11


A Letter from Pastor Ross Lamp

Is God Calling You?

On April 27th I was awakened at 3:30 in the morning and stayed somewhat awake for the next two hours processing many things going through my mind during that time. At 5:30 I got out of bed with the very clear awareness that it was time for me to retire from ministry at Central Christian and sensed some special timing and direction from the Lord.

If you are reading this then you already know about the super fun activities planned for the kids at CCC this summer. Do you know what kids do every weekend during each of the worship services? There are about 300 kids every weekend that claim Central as their home. It takes a lot of people to keep those 300 bright minds and active energetic little people engaged in a discipleship effort to partner with the outstanding parents of each of these families. Our kids, and the many others that will join us as our church continues to grow, need adults who are committed to building relationships, teaching, loving and having fun (all part of discipling kids)!

Things that support my decision are the following: 3 My wife Linda’s continuing health issues 3 The reality that I will be 75 years old in July 3 At the end of June, I will complete 29 years at Central (7 at CCA and 22 at CCC) 3 The Benevolence Ministry is in a good position and is ready to be transferred now 3 Summer is a good transition time for most ministries if a change is planned 3 That the Lord has continuing opportunities in which I can serve Him 3 More availability for being with our children and grandchildren 3 Many more projects to do at our new home 3 Adjustment to a new season of life July 1st is my hiring anniversary date, but I am comfortable as to that being adjusted according to the decision of how the ministry would be structured in the future and how it would be staffed and any transition/training time that is needed. I am flexible on this date, but sometime during the summer would be best. My plan for now would be to continue teaching the Carriers of the Spirit Class on Sunday mornings and continue to be actively involved in the fellowship at Central. It has been a wonderful privilege and blessing to serve on the staff at Central for 29 years. I am thankful for the Elders leadership and encouragement over those years. I have immensely appreciated those I have served with over that time and praise our Lord for His Grace and Goodness! I will truly miss the daily fellowship with our staff, but look forward to the great things ahead that the Lord has for the ministry at Central! In the Love of Jesus Christ,

Now you might think there are lots of people, especially parents, who sign up to be part of the children’s worship experience. Truth is, parents are often serving on one of our other teams or attending equipping classes. The Central Kids Serve Team needs MANY volunteers to serve during each worship service in every age group. There are kids who may challenge you, kids who may stretch you, and kids who may love you. Won’t you please get in on the blessing and become one who answers God’s call? Sign up at www.ccc.org or call Vicki Ejibe at 316-688-4400.


Vacation Bible School is Returning and We Need YOU to Join Our Team! VBS is an awesome way to kick off our summer! Invite your friends, cousins and neighbors to join us as we learn to “LIVE FULLY ALIVE!” the week of June 11–14 from 9:30 to 11:30am. Then on Friday, June 15th the whole family is invited to a fun-filled carnival! VBS is one of the best outreach ministries we offer to involve children and parents from our church family and our community, and we will need lots of help to make it an awesome event! All volunteers from 6th grade to age 100 are welcome! Please go online to www.ccc.org to sign up. If you haven’t served in our children’s ministry for a couple of years or more and are 18 years or older, you will need to fill out a background check. You may print this out from our website, or stop by the office and fill it out there. Our greatest need is for small group leaders and nursery helpers. Our small group leaders receive a training that will help you know what to expect. Your primary responsibility will be to guide kids through the rotations. Our hope is that you will build relationships with the children so that they will desire to know more about God and want to keep coming back to church even after VBS has ended. We also need a photographer, craft and game leaders, decorators, and people to prepare snacks.

VICKI EJIBE children

Calendar June 11–14 Vacation Bible School 9:30–11:30am Worship Center June 15 Vacation Bible School Carnival 6:00pm June 25–26 Kids Camp for Grades 1–3 Camp Hiawatha June 25–27 Kids Camp for Grades 4–5 Camp Hiawatha

Nursery and preschool children of volunteering parents will receive a phenomenal “Mini VBS”. We’re looking forward to working with you!

Kids Camp

Registration closes on June 21st so don’t miss out!

Our God-centered summer camps are a little different this year as we are offering overnighters for grades 1–5. Both will be held at Camp Hiawatha, 1601 W. 51st St. N. and parents will drop off and pick up at the camp. Meals, snacks and plenty of fun and sports are included! Our 1st through 3rd grade camp is from 8am June 25 to 5pm June 26. Camp for 4th & 5th graders is from 8am June 25 to 8pm June 27.

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TINA NICKEL

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There’s still time to sign up for these camps:

Volleyball Camp June 18–21 Grades 3–9 Instructors: Jen McCurdy & Tina Nickel Cost: $45

Dodgeball Camp July 9–12 Ages 6–17 Instructor: Dave Yordy Cost: $40

Triple Threat Select Basketball Camp July 18–19 Grades 5–12 Instructor: Matt Swank Cost: $70


Dr. Paul Goddard Missions Pastor

A HEART FOR THE HURTIN In Matthew’s Gospel (Matthew 25:31–46) Jesus told a parable about His return and His subsequent “judgment of the nations.” This passage tells us that the criterion He uses for separating the “sheep from the goats,” for determining the eternal destination of those who stand before Him is “...inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to Me.” (vs. 40) The Missions Ministry of our church has been partners with Union Rescue Mission (URM), a local ministry to the homeless, for more than 21 years. The Executive Director of URM, Dennis Bender, recently sent us a report on their accomplishments this past year. In 2017 URM provided: •

More than 95,000 meals

Safe shelter for an average of 116 homeless individuals each night in our facilities

The Gospel message which led 221 men to commit their lives to Jesus

Bible study and pastoral care where the love and grace of Jesus Christ is offered freely to hurting individuals

Countless hours of education and job-skills training

Coats, shirts, gloves, pants, jackets, shoes and other essential clothing to chase away the cold. He concludes by thanking supporters for their continuing and faithful partnership that “...demonstrates a deep concern for people in our community who struggle with daily essentials and are burdened by overwhelming challenges.”

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NG, A HOME FOR THE HOMELESS

Please pray for Dennis and his URM team. Our giving to the Lord enables CCC Missions to continue to join hands with this partner and to make an immediate and eternal impact on “the least of these” in our local community.

In addition to the work of URM, Central’s Benevolence Ministry offers BBB (Burgers, Bibles & Blessings) which serves the poor and homeless a meal the 4th Saturday of each month from 11:30am to 1:00pm at RiverWalk Church of Christ, 225 N. Waco. They would love to have you join them! You may contact Coleen Barnes at coleensharolbarnes@gmail.com or 316.264.9703.

Please join us in serving the poor and homeless

Saturday, June 23 11:30am–1:00pm RiverWalk Church of Christ, 225 N. Waco coleensharolbarnes@gmail.com • 316-264-9703

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his helping hands

: PAUL DOHM

ytd statistics thru 5.5.18 his helping hands

is a ministry of Central Christian Church which helps people in need of food, clothing, household items and automobiles. At the time of distribution, we share the love of Christ with each individual. 30,445 73 household 14,080 vehicles/computers 8/3 clothing 131,500 volunteer hours 23,419 people served people saved

fresh hope

empowers women to rise from a lifestyle of poverty. If you would like to make a donation or donate your time to assist with these vital ministries, please call 838-8528. 591 total self sustaining 479 total graduations

For recent stories and testimonies: facebook.com/ ccc.hishelpinghands

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LOVE in action

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech, but with actions and in truth. I John 3:18

The passage in I John chapter 3 describes love in that, “Jesus laid down His life for us.” The passage goes on to say, “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?” The ministry of His Helping Hands is all about helping others in need with the donations that you provide for the ministry, all in the name of Jesus Christ. Effective July 1st, His Helping Hands will begin a new phase of ministry called LOVE IN ACTION. This is a continuation and transition of the ministry that was previously called Love In The Name Of Christ (Love INC - Wichita). Love Inc will no longer exist in Wichita, but the clearinghouse ministry that they performed for local churches will continue as Love In Action, a ministry of His Helping Hands, Inc. The clearinghouse concept helps local churches identify and meet legitimate needs in the community. If a church receives a request for help from an individual or a family, but they do not know anything about them, the church can refer the request to the clearinghouse. The clearinghouse staff and volunteers will research the need and make a recommendation back to the church. The intent of the Love In Action clearinghouse is to meet legitimate needs in the community through the churches and while doing so, connect families with church bodies. This process will further help us to live out the words contained in I John 3:18. The Love In Action coordinator will be Melissa Leonard, who has worked for the Love INC clearinghouse ministry for over eight years. Melissa will work alongside the current clearinghouse volunteers who have faithfully worked in the ministry for many years. The merger of Love In Action into the ministry of His Helping Hands will provide additional opportunities for HHH to assist local churches in their efforts to help needy families in the Wichita community. As the concept is further developed, churches will be identified that may want to specialize in certain ministry areas. For example, Melissa Leonard a church may have some volunteers who want Love In Action to help single moms on a Saturday by offering a Coordinator free oil change. Another church may want to help elderly people with some yard work. As these various church ministries are identified, HHH will be better able to connect needs with the proper resources. We are here to help others in the name of Jesus Christ by putting love into action. Thank you for your support for the ministry of His Helping Hands and for your prayers for the transition of Love In Action.


Central Christian Academy Now Enrolling for 2018-19 Grades K – 9 Apply Today! ccalions.org

Employment Opportunities K–9th Grade Spanish Teacher Classroom Paraprofessional Contact: Michael Hunter Head of Schools mhunter@ccalions.org

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Counselor’s

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Finding Purpose in By Alison Asher LSCSW

I drove down the street one day in

if he was hungry. He was so grateful, and he proceeded to tell us that he was desperate, had no housing, no job and didn’t know where to go. I could not have prepared myself for what happened next. He took off his sunglasses and his eyes were closed. He told us he was born in Mexico, and had contracted a disease which caused him to become blind when he was a little boy. He even showed me the insides of his eyes which were discolored to “prove” it to me. He had been standing there day after day, hundreds of cars had passed him, and no one had stopped to help. My law enforcement partner officer and I made some phone calls, connected him with resources, and got him a ride to a place that could provide housing for him.

I went back to my office, and I decided that if he was there the next day, I would go to the nearby convenience store and buy him a hotdog (yes, a hotdog). After all, I was certain he had to be hungry after standing there day after day. And, well, if he was standing on the corner, only to take advantage of people, then I decided I would only be out a dollar and some change, so it was worth the “risk” to me.

Why do I tell this story, you might ask? I tell this story to those who have ever questioned their purpose in life, even to those who have wondered why they are at this point in their life. I also wrote this for those that feel like they have nothing to offer, because my friend, you do. I don’t even know how I ended up on that street all of those years ago when I met my blind friend, it was definitely not a street I traveled often, but it was no surprise to God. He had a plan for me. And my plan that day didn’t have anything to do with the degree I had, or the place I was employed at. It simply consisted of taking a homeless man a hotdog, because God needed me to. God reminds us

downtown Wichita several years ago, and I saw a man wearing dark sunglasses, holding a sign, asking for help. That’s not too uncommon nowadays, and something we all see on a regular basis. I was working with a law enforcement agency at that time and was educated about the possibility of that person trying to take advantage of the kindhearted, which wouldn’t have been unusual and certainly not surprising. Still, I couldn’t get this man off of my heart. I drove by the same spot, a few days later, and he was there again, holding the same sign. I drove on by, with a heaviness in my heart, and I felt God whispering in my ear to do something... anything! But, I kept driving.

The next day, I told my law enforcement partner my “plan,” and told him that was something I felt I was led to do, so he accompanied me to the convenience store that day. We walked up to this man (hotdog in hand) and asked him

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God’s Plan in Philippians 2:4, “Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.” In Genesis 2:18, “The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’” Our focus should be on finding ways to serve another, if that were the case, I don’t think our “purpose” would ever come into question. We need each other. If you are questioning what on earth you are here for, maybe you haven’t been still enough to listen. God will provide opportunities, each and every day, if you will just allow Him to use you. It might be at your job or at the grocery store, but the opportunity will be there. And, your purpose today might look different from your purpose tomorrow. You can make a difference in someone’s life, and it doesn’t matter who you are, what your title is, or where you come from. What truly matters is WHO you are working FOR. “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people,” Ephesians 6:7. Always look for opportunities to bless others, and the blessing you will get from doing that is far beyond anything that money can buy. Hebrews 13:16 says, “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” I have found that the best thing I can do if I am having a bad day is to find a way to invest in someone,

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

Hebrews 13:16

and that replaces that negative feeling with a joyful one, simply by taking the focus off of me and knowing I played a part in making a difference in the life of someone else. I’m beyond grateful that God chose me that day, and it still makes me laugh that He used a hotdog to do it. The impact that man had on my life is pretty amazing, considering I spent less than an hour with him that day. I often wonder what ever happened to him, and I pray that he is well and his needs are still being met. I would guess he probably doesn’t even remember that I crossed his path, but that’s ok. It’s not about me after all. It’s about doing what God needs me to do, when He needs me to do it. That’s what I’m here for after all. Next time you find yourself questioning why you are here, be still and listen to God and He will show you what His purpose for you will be in His perfect timing.

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our leadership board of elders Jim Andrew Chairman Mitch Herren Vice Chairman Gary Stamps Secretary Richard Ochs Treasurer Bill Blasing Steve Brunk Jason Buckingham Tom Butz Myron Smith

pastors Darren McClintock Lead Peter Abood Choir/Worship Tom Black Administrative Steve Brummer Praise Band/Worship Dr. Paul Goddard Missions Ross Lamp Benevolence Jeff Lederer Groups Roger London Care David Mann Teaching Edwin Ojedis Hispanic

Be sure to go online to ccc.org to find out about all our fun activities this summer!

staff Aaron Beck Special Needs Gene Blythe Maintenance/Custodial Tori Dahilig Youth Paul Dohm His Helping Hands Lynn Eby Women Vicki Ejibe Children Paco Gonzales Facilities Kelly Guthrie Contributions Jeff Huhman Creative Arts/Technical Tracey Hunt Early Childhood Cheryl Hurley Guest Services Heidi Johnson Web / Graphics Design Jason Krieger Students Barb Marchand Executive Administration Brad Moser Safety/Security Tina Nickel Upper Elementary/Sports & Rec Derek Pletcher Communications Eddie Rivera Information Systems Janet Rochat Finance Aaron Scharenberg Counseling Center Debra Smith Graphics Design Michael Thorne Senior Adults Jennifer Torres Payroll/Human Resources

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community-wide stewardship forum sat, june 2 • 10am–2PM • Youth center register at www.ccc.org You must register for childcare (space is limited). Meal provided for participants & children (if you have allergic concerns, please note on registration).

On Father’s Day we honor all fathers, whether your children walk this earth, rest in the arms of Jesus, or reside in your hopes and dreams.


our church family Comforting those whose loved ones have passed on Cindy Elledge on the passing of her father John Heidebrecht on the passing of his brother Sherry Jackson on the passing of her husband, Doug Wally Sue Simpson & Family on the passing of her husband, Jack and the family & friends of our Hugh Shearer Celebrating the union of husband and wife Rachel Culver & Donald Jackson April 14, 2018 Lynn Eby & Chris Leonard May 11, 2018 Celebrating the baptisms into new life in Christ Kerry Lipsey • Curie Quah • Acadia Shade Welcoming those who have joined us in membership Jason Krieger • Mallory Krieger • Cara Lederer • Jeff Lederer Derek Pletcher • Chris Tabares

financial stats Attendance: (Casa de Luz / Web Audience) ”...and the people came...” (acts 2:46-47) April 7–8...............................................................2,544 (91 / 562) April 14–15.........................................................2,566 (102 / 491) April 21–22.........................................................2,520 (107 / 430) April 28–29...........................................................2,327 (75 / 418) May 5–6..............................................................2,337 (110 / 362) May 12–13..........................................................2,488 (142 / 178) Central Christian has added 38 new members so far in 2018. General Budget: (Donated Income) ”...and the people gave...” (malachi 3:10-12; ii corinthians 9:6-15) April 7–8....................................................................... $89,936.17 April 14–15................................................................... $98,055.51 April 21–22.................................................................$126,409.76 April 28–29................................................................... $71,138.78 May 5–6........................................................................ $92,583.93 May 12–13..................................................................$101,801.62 His Helping Hands: ”...they gave to anyone as he had need.” (acts 2:45) April 7–8......................................................................... $4,015.00 April 14–15..................................................................... $1,880.00 April 21–22..................................................................... $2,334.00 April 28–29..................................................................... $3,820.84 May 5–6........................................................................ $97,589.00 May 12–13...................................................................... $3,590.00

We Care... Hospital, Homebound & Care Facility Ministries Barb Marchand 619.4775; marchandb@ccc.org Please keep us apprised of those who would like to be visited and/or brought communion while in the hospital or a care facility. Also, if you know of a Central member who is critically ill, homebound, in the hospital or a care facility, please let us know.

Change for change. Round up your spare change and help change lives with the love of Christ! If every giving family in our church were to round-up to the next dollar every time they swiped their cards, the result would be a $300,000 impact to help the church change lives in the name of Christ! See how at ccc.org/loosechange


WC Worship Center | CH Chapel | HS Hospitality Suite | CT Central Court | YC C3 Youth Center | CR Crown Room | NCR/SCR North/South Conference Room | GPR Garden Prayer Room | MPR Multi-purpose Rm | PLR Parlor | SUM Summit | OC Off Campus

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Softball / Baseball Batting Camp, Ages 5–18

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“Gathered” Get-together, PAV/GYM

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“Gathered” All-Church Service, 10:00am, WC

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HS Kick-Off BBQ, 5:00pm, PAV

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Victory Soccer Camp, Ages 5–16

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AMPED! VBS Carnival, 6:00pm

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Father’s Day

18–21 Volleyball Camp, Gr 3–9, Gym 18–21 CIY MIX, MS Summer Conference, Edmond, OK 20

Cadre Men’s Basement Series, 8:00pm

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Men’s Sharpening Groups, 7:00pm, HS

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9 Video Messages from the T4G Conference 1 HR Videos / 1 HR Unpacking and Applying

4–8 Math & Science Camp, Gr 5–9 MEN. YOU NEED TO ELEVATE YOUR THINKING

25–27 Kids Camp, Gr 1–5, Camp Hiawatha 27

Cadre Men’s Basement Series, 8:00pm

29

Dissection Camp, Gr 6–9

30–Jul 7 Missions Trip : Guatemala

july 1

“Home of the Brave’” Patriotic Celebration, 7:00pm, WC

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Men’s Sharpening Groups, 7:00pm, HS

9–12

Dodgeball Camp, Ages 6–17, 9:00am, Gym

10–12 Fun With Words Writing Tune-up, Gr 4–8 11

Cadre Men’s Basement Series, 8:00pm

16–18 K-STIX Spaceship Camp, Gr 4–Adults 16–18 Minecraft Camp, Gr 4–8 16–20 Dash Jr Robotics Camp, Gr 2–4 16–20 CIY MOVE, HS Summer Conference, Siloam Springs, AR

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June 2018 cc:journal