Posted on May 27, 2012, 3:20 pm, by Robert Murphy, under Creative.
I really enjoyed the creative piece for “The Meaning of Life” message today, at the Old Mill and Online Campuses. It was shot in the Old Market, an area in downtown Omaha, NE. People walked by the whiteboard, and in their own expressive ways answered the question of “What is the meaning of life?”
Posted on May 25, 2012, 1:31 pm, by Robert Murphy, under Uncategorized.
In our current Solomon message series, we are covering material that isn’t ordinarily preached during a Sunday message. Last Sunday we covered Song of Solomon, and this Sunday we’ll cover Ecclesiastes.
Posted on May 24, 2012, 8:37 am, by Craig Walter, under Uncategorized.
Below is a message from Andrea Carlson, leader of CCC’s Emerge group and volunteer for the AAA Center for Pregnancy Counseling here in Omaha. Emerge is a ministry at CCC led by young professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 years of age.
In response to the Double Your Impact campaign, Emergeorganized a rummage sale to benefit Omaha’s AAA Center for Pregnancy Counseling. With your donations and support last summer, $1,800 was raised! The sale had exponential impact as all unsold items were donated to Bhutanese refugees, the Nebraska Children’s Home Society, and Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center. Emerge will be hosting a 2nd rummage sale to benefit the AAA CPC.
When: Friday, July 20 / 10 AM – 6 PM and Saturday, July 21 / 8 AM – 4 PM
Where: 1636 N. 107th Street, Omaha NE 68114
Donations for the sale can be taken to the above address on the following dates/times:
Saturday, May 26 / 9 AM – Noon
Sunday, June 3 / 12:30 – 3 PM
Tuesday, June 19 / 5 – 8 PM
Thursday, June 28 / 5 – 8 PM
Saturday, July 7 / 9 AM – Noon
Monday, July 9 / 5 – 8 PM
Saturday, July 14 / 9 AM – Noon
If you have questions about the sale, would like to arrange another date/time to drop off donations or need assistance transporting large donations, please contact Andrea Carlson / firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support!
Posted on May 18, 2012, 2:15 pm, by Robert Murphy, under Creative.
We have a Pinterest board up that is Christ Community Church related. We will continue to add to it, but if you want to repin some of your favorite messages series from CCC you now can. We’re working on a board of Lead Pastor Mark’s various accents he uses during messages. (kidding…sort of)
Posted on May 15, 2012, 7:08 am, by Robert Murphy, under Uncategorized.
One of the cool things with the Online Campus is connecting with people all around the world. Abby Anderson is one of those individuals for me. I didn’t know her before we launched the Online Campus, but now? I know her and a bit of her story. She serves in the Peace Corps over in Ukraine. She got connected to the Online Campus because a friend of hers posted about it on Facebook.
I asked Abby if she’d be willing to share some of her story, and the connection to the Online Campus. She graciously agreed, and produced this video. (Thanks Abby!)
Posted on May 7, 2012, 6:44 am, by Craig Walter, under Uncategorized.
Carolyn Thorson is a CCC international worker who, while home in Omaha on furlough from her work in Gabon, fell and broke her left wrist and tore up her left knee. Here is the latest update from Carolyn.
Dear Family and Friends,
Last Friday afternoon I moved into my new apartment and have enjoyed being on my own again instead of the two months I was in the hospital or skilled nursing care center. I have home health care so still have had a nurse, therapists and a blood drawer come right to my apartment.
Last evening I joined in on a Thursday evening Bible study here in my apartment building. They were just starting a study of the book of Acts. This morning there is a “Wellness Clinic” in the community room with coffee, rolls, blood pressures taken and announcements. Perhaps a speaker. I’ll go down to that and then my Occupational Therapist is supposed to be here at 11am. Friends are coming to visit this afternoon.
On April 18th I had surgery to take off the external metal fixater that went from almost to my ankle to well above my knee. After the fixater was off a series of Xrays were taken of my knee. Last Monday, May 1st I saw one of my orthopedic surgeons. Xrays were again taken of my left knee. What a difference!! My knee had begun to slip out of position again, particularly one bone had slipped backwards and outwards. This is because two of my knee ligaments had been torn when my knee went out of joint on March 5th. That day I was sent immediately to a brace store to get a new metal brace for my left leg. It allows my knee to bend but it is necessary to prevent my knee from going out of joint again. I wear it day and night.
I do not have much news from Gabon since I last wrote other than that the Nursing School continues and students are doing well. Please pray that many new candidates apply to the Bongolo Nursing School and that they take the entrance exam that will be held in August.
Thanks for your continued prayers, cards, calls and visits.
In the latest Beyond The Message video, I sit down with Pastor Steve Walters to talk about the good that comes with counseling. One of the things we address is the stigma, and shame, that is often associated with it by people who are receiving counseling, or are in need of counseling.
To watch more Beyond The Message videos, click here.
Posted on May 1, 2012, 9:29 am, by Robert Murphy, under Creative.
This past Sunday, at the Old Mill and Online Campuses, we had services focusing on the musical aspect of worship. From all accounts, it was a fantastic experience for everyone. God was glorified through the diverse musical styles. (more…)