Connection Catalog Fall/Winter 2020
Welcome to the Connection Catalog! We invite you to scroll through the various studies and events we offer here at Christ Community Church.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call the church office at (949) 586-6850 Monday – Thursday from 9 am – 4 pm or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Church Events
Lord’s Supper Service
6 pm | FLC
Our monthly Lord’s Supper Services are a time to gather for a brief devotion, fellowship, worship, and the Lord’s Supper. We hope to see you there!
Upcoming Lord’s Supper Services: December 6
Special Christmas Lord’s Supper Service
Dec 6 | 6 – 8 pm
Join us for a special Christmas Lord’s Supper Service! After our usual time of worship, communion, and family time, we will enjoy a time
of fellowship and festive refreshments! We hope you and your family will attend!
Christmas Eve Service
Dec 24 | Time TBD | Palm Court
Join us for a special evening service celebrating the birth of Jesus!
Community Groups are multi-generational groups of singles, couples and families that meet at least twice a month for support, encouragement and fellowship. Our Community Groups are spiritual families who pray for each other, hold each other accountable and serve one another and our community as we encourage each other to grow in Christ-likeness.
If you’re interested in becoming part of a Community Group, ask a friend at Christ Community to join their group, contact us at email@example.com, or sign up at the Welcome Center.
Sunday mornings | 7 am – 12 pm | Sanctuary
Join our team as we learn to grow deeper in our relationship with the Lord, playing to the best of our ability, and be challenged to serve with excellence in every area of our lives to the praise of His glory. Contact Pastor Adam Green (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in joining the Worship Team.
Young Married’s Group
2nd & 4th Thursday of each month | 7 – 9 pm | Location varies
We are a group of married couples who fellowship together to strengthen our relationships with Jesus Christ and our spouses. We build one another up through fellowship and encouragement as we live out the gospel, keeping Christ at the center of our lives. We are currently reading through Tim Keller’s The Meaning of Marriage, we hope you will consider joining us! Contact Austin or Marlee Ayers through Realm for more information.
Alathea College & Career Group
Tuesdays | 7 – 9 pm | The Hamen Home in Mission Viejo
Alathea is our young adult (18 – 20 something) ministry. We spend time in worship, Bible study, apologetics, prayer, and fellowship. Contact Pastor Tim Thetford (email@example.com) for more information.
Co-ed Biblical Counseling & Discipleship Class
Tuesday Evenings | 7 – 8:15 pm | Room 207
Join us for a class designed to help people cultivate or refine their ability to disciple and counsel others from the Bible. We will examine common issues that God’s people face and how to come alongside them to provide hope, help, and transformative healing through the power of God’s Word. A partial list of topics include: emotions, depression, anger, fear & anxiety and more. This class will include all the necessary instruction people need to complete the “Counseling” portion of the ACBC certification as well. Contact Scott Boeckley via Realm for more information.
Care & Discipleship Class
Wednesday Evenings beginning Jan 13, 2021 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm | FLC
Join us for a new class on Biblical counseling led by Pastor Jesús Cantu. This class will meet weekly on Wednesday evenings from January through May of 2021. The goal of this class is to teach believers how to help one another navigate the challenges that life presents in a God honoring manner. In this class, you can expect to learn biblical strategies for dealing with common difficulties and the fundamentals of Biblical Counseling. Register and learn more HERE.
Kingdom Seekers Senior Community Group
Thursdays | 10 – 11:30 am | FLC
Our senior community group, Kingdom Seekers, is beginning a new study of 1 Samuel, meeting weekly on Thursday mornings. All are welcomed! In the study of 1 Samuel we will become acquainted with the high priest Eli, and his two sons, Hophni and Phinehas. We will meet Eli’s young protege, named Samuel, and examine his faithfulness. We will get to know Samuel’s mother, Hannah, and learn why the young boy was brought up by a priest in the temple rather than by his family at home. We will be introduced to Saul, Israel’s first king, and watch his sad decline. Finally, we will meet Saul’s successor, David, who stood in marked contrast to his predecessor. Contact Gary Wood via Realm to join.
Men's Ministry Bible Studies
Men’s Tuesday Night Study
1st & 3rd Tuesdays | 7 – 9 pm | Fireside Room
Join us for an inductive study of 1 Corinthians with a discussion on the scriptures application to our lives. We discuss the text for about an hour followed by prayer and encouragement. Contact Larry Wheeland or Mike Purington via Realm for more information.
Men’s Thursday Morning Study
Thursday mornings | 6 – 7 am | Bagels & Brew Lake Forest
Join the men of Christ Community every other Thursday morning for a study of the Life Guide Bible Study titled GOOD & EVIL by Douglas Connelly. This study consists of eight lessons. When we turn to the Bible, we find some startling news! Evil is a very real force in our world and in our lives, but God is not surprised by evil. When disaster happens, God is there. He is not the source of evil, but He sovereignty rules over a world that chooses to ignore Him, we also discover that God can take the worst event and bring good from it. . Contact Mike Davis or Gary Wood through Realm for more information.
Men’s Thursday Evening Reading Group
1st Thursday evenings | 7 – 9 pm | Room 206
Join us as we read and discuss Daniel Fuller’s The Unity of the Bible. We meet the first Thursday of each month, beginning October 1 and concluding in June. Contact Gary Bush through Realm for more information.
Men’s Friday Morning Study
Friday mornings | 7 – 8 am | Various homes
The men of CCC are invited to join the Men’s Friday Morning Bible study, where they will begin a new study on 1 Peter on September 4. Contact Ted Litz through Realm for more information.
The Complete Husband: A Practical Guide for Improved Biblical Husbanding
Saturday mornings | 7 – 8 am | Fireside Room
The men of Christ Community Church are invited to join a new Saturday morning book study led by Pastor Jesús Cantu. We will meet Saturday mornings from 7-8 pm to read and discuss The Complete Husband by Lou Priolo. This study will focus on unpacking the Biblical role and responsibilities of husbands in marriage. No registration is required to be a part of this study. Those who are interested, please purchase The Complete Husband (found here) and read the first two chapters prior to our first meeting. Any questions can be directed to Pastor Jesús at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men's Ministry Events
Dec 12 | 7:30 – 9 am | FLC
Join the men of CCC for breakfast, fellowship and to hear from a speaker. If you are able to contribute, we ask for a $5 donation to offset the cost of the breakfast. Contact Ken Johnson via Realm with any questions.
Women's Ministry Bible Studies
Women’s Tuesday AM/PM Study
Every other Tuesday | 9:15 – 11:00 am OR 7:00 – 8:45 pm | East Wing
Join the women of CCC for a fall study on Psalms, in which we will explore how these various writings show us that God is more wise, more holy, more fearsome, more tender and loving than we can ever imagine him to be. In January 2021, we will begin a study using Randy Alcorn’s 50 Days of Heaven (which features excerpts from his best-selling book Heaven). Contact Vicki VanAllsburg or Cheryl Zozaya through Realm for more information.
Women’s Wednesday AM/Thursday PM Study
Wednesdays 9:30 am – 12 pm | Thursdays 6:45 – 8:45 pm | FLC or Via Zoom
Join the women of CCC for a study of Deuteronomy. This Fall’s study centers on discovering what God expects of believers and how we should live as HIS children in the world today. Contact Bobette Craycraft through Realm for more information.
Women’s Prayer Bible Study
1st Saturday mornings | 9 – 11 am | Family Life Center
The main objective of the Prayer Bible Study is to encourage and teach women how to pray in God’s will. This year we are going to use the book Praying Backwards by Bryan Chapel, and he will lead us to pray in God’s will by teaching us how Jesus prayed. We also focus on accountability to be faithful in your prayers, the privilege to intercede corporately for the needs of our church, praying personal prayers for each other, family, our nation, and our church body, and fellowship with your sisters in Christ. Contact Simone DaMour via Realm for more details. Click here to register for the Women’s Prayer Bible Study.
Missionary Intercessory Prayer
2nd Monday each month | 12 – 2 pm | Bridge
Once a month we get together to pray for our missionaries. We maintain communication with our missionaries to find out prayer needs and offer encouragement. Bring your lunch and join us! Contact Sharon Jones through Realm for additional information.
This is our 5th year and what a blessing these groups have been to so many! The difference between this and a weekly Bible Study: 6 women, 4 Godly Encouraging Questions, 2 hours, once a month- NO homework!!
If you want to join an existing group, lead a new group, or just be a part of a NEW group, sign up and see what and who God has for you to encourage and make new friends! Sign up at email@example.com.
Women's Ministry Events
Mommy & Me Mom’s Night
Friday, Nov 20 | 7:30 – 9:15 pm | The Brown Home in Lake Forest
Hello mommas with littles! You are invited to a Mom’s Night on Friday, November 20, from 7:30-9:15pm, hosted by our Mommy&Me ministry at Monica Brown’s home in Lake Forest. We love our park days with the kids but also want to serve you, the moms, so this night is just for you! Join us for a conversation about Biblical training and discipline, which we hope will continue on, long after this evening ends! Tiffany Oesch (mom of 4) will teach on theoretical foundations for Biblical training and share some practical tips for Biblical discipline . We will have a time of Q&A, introduce a discipline worksheet, and give away some books and resources! Dessert & drinks will be provided! Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Contact Hannah Cedeno at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Children's Ministry Special Events
Mackenzie Street Drop & Shop
Saturday, Dec 12 | 10 – 11:30 am | Palm Court
The Children’s Ministry will be hosting a Christmas Outreach event with your help on December 12. Families of school aged kids will drop off “like new”/refurbished toys during the first week of December and receive a ticket value correlating with their contribution at registration on the day of. Kids will shop at the event using their tickets to purchase gifts for their siblings or friends. We will tell the Christmas story, sing songs and play games. We encourage you to use this opportunity to teach your children the value of caring for their things for the benefit of others and of giving. We hope you can come!
Children's Ministry Groups
Pre-Teen Youth Ministry
2nd & 4th Wednesdays of Each Month | 6:30 – 7:30 pm | The Wilemon Home
A special time just for our 4-6th grade students to gather at the Wilemon’s for an engaging Bible study and time of fellowship. Students are encouraged to bring their friends, and parents are welcome to stay. Contact Hannah Cedeno, email@example.com for more details and or to volunteer your home.
Thursdays | 6 – 7:30 pm | CCC Palm Court | Cost: $60/child
AWANA is an international Christian Bible club that CCC offers to families with children Pre-K through 6th grade. It is a fun way for boys and girls to memorize scripture and learn about God through the Bible. Our night is action packed with handbook time, Bible study, games, and awards. We count it a privilege to help with families in our church and community as they raise their children to know, love and enjoy God.
American Heritage Girls
Fridays | 6:15 – 8 pm | CCC Palm Court
Looking for a Christian leadership scouting group to serve in or have your daughter (kindergarten through high school) can be a part of? Look no further, we have our very own American Heritage Girls Troop here at CCC. AHG is the premier national character development organization for girls that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. Learn more by contacting Heather Ridout via Realm.
Mommy & Me
Mondays | 10 – 12 am | Various local parks
Are you a mom with little ones? We’d love to spend our Monday mornings with you! We meet each week at a local park for our kiddos to play with friends and us moms to connect and build friendships. Parks vary each month, email Hannah Cedeno (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive a schedule of park locations.
Wednesday Night Youth Group
7 – 9 pm | Room 206
Students in grades 7 – 12 are invited to join us for a weekly night of fellowship, worship, Bible study and small group discussion. Contact Youth Pastor Jordan Cedeno at email@example.com or Junior High Director Max Beattie at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.