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We’re a contemporary Seventh-day Adventist church serving the Southern California communities of Ventura, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Moorpark, and Simi Valley. We’re passionate about our love for Jesus. This is reflected in the passionate worship we share and seeking for God in our private lives.

Worship services are Saturdays at 11:30 am with Pastor Simon Liversidge. All ages worship together at The Place, in a contemporary and casual atmosphere. Pastor Simon’s conversational style engages young and old as he carefully teaches from the Word of God.

During the 10:30 hour, we meet for community Bible Study (our Sabbath School). Classes are available for toddlers, kids, junior and senior high youth, collegiates, and adults. We’ve created safe, fun, and Biblical environments for your kids and teens. Come visit our Sabbath School rooms and meet dedicated staff and volunteers.

At The Place, we welcome people from all walks of life and all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. If you are seeking to know Jesus for the first time or have been walking with him for a long time already, we invite you to make The Place your home and join us on that journey.

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The Scoop-March 5th, 2015

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March 5th, 2015



This Week @ The Place

We look forward to seeing you at The Place this coming Sabbath.  This week Pastor Simon will continue our series on God Calling: Hearing God in the Ancient Words of Leviticus with a sermon titled "Being Like Dad" based on Leviticus 19.  We look forward to having Kaspars Ozolins lead us in praise and worship, and we will have a video introduction featuring the Kim Family.


Financial Support for the Mission of The Place 

God is great and we invite his continued blessings on the outreach and ministry of The Place. We are so excited about the kids ministries, small groups and relationships being built. You may support the mission of The Place on-line at www, with no fees.


Baby Shower for Corey and Kayla THIS Sabbath afternoon

All are invited to attend a baby shower honoring Corey and Kayla Reed who are expecting their first child (a baby boy) in April.  The shower will be held THIS Sabbath afternoon, March 7th at church after services.  This will be a fellowship potluck luncheon and we need your help to make it happen.  Please sign up through this link or once you receive the email request.  If you would like to help in any way, please contact Denise Ramirez at


YESS Soccer Continues This Sunday March 1st-Please note daylight savings time change

It's is that time of year again - time to get your kids outdoors and playing soccer. We will continue YESS Soccer this Sunday for the next 9 more weeks.  As usual we will meet at 10:00 a.m. (the time will change on Saturday at midnight to an hour ahead) at the Newbury Park Academy field (180 Academy Dr., Newbury Park.)  YESS is for all kids aged 3-11. The cost is $25 per child if you pre-register or $30 per child on March 1 or later. There is an additional charge of $10 if your child needs a jersey.   Please contact Pastor Simon if you have any questions @ (805-498-2300).

You may register online at or at The Place church or with a direct link at:


Church Chat & Fellowship Lunch NEXT Sabbath

We will have our annual church business meeting next Saturday, March 14th.  Our church chat and fellowship lunch will take place after church services.  During our time together we will have the opportunity to reflect on our church vision, plans, finances, membership and update on new church home. We will have haystacks for lunch. We want EVERYONE to come...sign up at church or online to bring something for the haystacks.


Fast for Easter- Not too late to join

All are invited to participate in our annual fast leading up to Easter.  Our church wide fast began last Monday, February 23d and will continue for 40 days until Good Friday, April 3d.  The fast is an opportunity for us to experience renewal, simplify our lives, and slow down.  We will break the forty day fast with a fellowship dinner on Good Friday evening, April  3d at the Fung Residence. You may choose to fast from whatever God is putting on your heart...Daniel fast; financial fast; meat; juice; grains; technology; TV or just fasting from being too busy!



First Beach Vespers This Month

Spring is around the corner and we are excited to say so is our first beach vespers.  EVERYONE is welcome to come out to Sycamore Cove for our first beach vespers of 2015 on Friday, March 20th beginning at 5:30 p.m.  A hot dog dinner will be provided, please bring sides, salads, and/or desserts.  We will have dinner and worship together.  Looking forward to seeing you there!



Marriage Mentoring

The Place has launched a new marriage mentoring ministry designed to equip couples who would like to mentor fellow couples and also for couples who would like to be mentored. If you are interested in bring trained as a mentor couple or are interested in being mentored, please talk to one of our pastoral staff.



Calling ALL Business Owners & Health Care Professionals

The 2015 ASI Pacific Union Convention will be held at the Ventura Marriott Apr. 23-25. In addition to some well-known speakers (including Doug Batchelor and Louis Walton), breakout speakers will include Drs. Chris and Lela Lewis, who developed and coordinated the major Bridges to Health outreach held in 2014 in San Francisco and Oakland. They will be leading out in another health outreach involving doctors and dentists in San Antonio earlier in April, called Pathways to Health, and will have lots to report from that event as well. About 5000 people are expected to be helped at that outreach, with free services provided by 1500 volunteers.




New Women's Bible Study Group Starting in March

All women are invited to attend a new bible study beginning Wednesday, March 25th at 6:30 p.m. @ Ileana Burgos' home in NP.  The group will be reading "The 4:8 principle" and delve into the secret to living a joy filled life.  There will be a sign up sheet at church this Sabbath.  For more information, please contact Ileana at


Summer Mission Trip To Canada

This year's mission trip will involve repair work and construction on Camp Hope, British Columbia in Canada.  The approximate dates are June 8-15th.  Sign up now if you are interested and more detailed plans will be made.



Long term calendar for the planners

March 7th - Shower for Corey and Kayla
March 14th - Church Chat - Business Meeting/Fellowship Lunch
March 20th - First Beach Vespers of 2015

March 28th - Dodge Ball at NPAA gym
April 3-5 - Easter Celebrations
June 8 -15 - Mission Project - British Columbia, Canada
July 4th - Hollywood Bowl Fireworks Celebration - with Smokey Robinson - sign up now
August 27-30 - Annual Church Camping trip at Sycamore Canyon






Junior High 


Bring your voices and instruments at 9:00am to the youth room. Come early if you need extra time to set up!  Current rehearsals are mandatory in order to play in the main sanctuary in March.
Save the date to come out and support The Place Youth Worship Band.  The result of time and practice and investment from adult music mentors, we’re excited to have our students leading worship for our main service on March 21st.  (Special rehearsal for band on Friday March 20th)

4th Sabbath of the month means you are here at 10:30am!  We kick it up with fun times, live worship (by our very own Youth Band) and opportunities to dig into the Word with the high schoolers.  We call it Sabbath School, but it’s not school.  Check it out.
When there’s a 5th Saturday in the month, you’ll need to skip your Oatie O’s and head on over to IHOP in Newbury Park at 9:00am.  One scripture, one question, one prayer.. .the rest is all syrup, pancakes and some random kids eating chicken tenders.  High Schoolers will be joining us because they’ve heard about our fun and don’t want to miss out.  Text RSVP to Pastor Dawn please (805) 698-8142

March 14 – Worship Workshop
March 20 – First Beach Vespers!
March 20 – Worship Workshop (special Friday night rehearsal for band members)
March 21 – Youth Worship leads worship in main service
March 28 – Glow in the Dark Dodgeball
June 8- 15 – The Place Church Family Mission Trip to British Columbia, Canada
Junior High Ministry is for all students in 6th – 8th grades.  Parents with questions, prayer needs, students who want to do Bible Study or need some support through a rough time?  Email or text (805) 698-8142.









Worship Workshop returns after New Year’s.  The youth band has worked hard to prepare and will be scheduled to lead in the MAIN SERVICE.  Upcoming rehearsals are mandatory.  Please email Dawn ( with questions.  Mr. Castanon, our Worship Workshop Director will be back at the helm for this exciting time!
March13th  Come worship and fellowship together!! What is Friday night live?  It's junior and senior high students meeting in local homes for a great evening together. We will be continuing our study through the “red words” of the New Testament as we discover what Jesus has to say to us. Please contact pastor Alex at 603-369-7466 if you have any questions location to be announced.

We've rescheduled Glow in the Dark to Saturday night, March 28th at the NPAA gym starting at 6:30.  Don't miss out!!                                                                                                                                             

4th Sabbath of the month means you are here at 10:30am!  We kick it up with fun times, live worship (by our very own Youth Band) and opportunities to dig into the Word with the high schoolers.  We call it Sabbath School, but it’s not school.  Check it out. 

When there’s a 5th Saturday in the month, you’ll need to skip your Oatie O’s and head on over to IHOP in Newbury Park at 9:00am.  One scripture, one question, one prayer.. .the rest is all syrup, pancakes and some random kids eating chicken tenders.  High Schoolers will be joining us because they’ve heard about our fun and don’t want to miss out.  Text RSVP to Pastor Dawn please (805) 698-8142

UPCOMING DATES                                                                                                                                                        
March 13: Red words Bible study
Mar 28: Glow in the Dark Dodgeball 6:30-8:30 p.m.


College & Career


Our next time together for collegiate small group will be FRIDAY NIGHT MARCH 27 at 6:30 pm at Pastor Alex’s house, please let Pastor Randall know if you’d like to join us or sign up at church on our small group list. We’re looking at how to become a disciple of Jesus right now.

Two of our young adults Corey and Kayla Reed are getting close to having their baby and we’re so excited for them. There will be a shower with food after church in the youth room. If you would like to come and bless them with your presence, prayers and/or a gift. New parents can always use lots of stuff!! This sat March 7 after church.

ALL are invited to attend our annual church business meeting…yes, even young people…especially young people like us. Don’t miss out giving your opinion on what we’re doing after church NEXT SABBATH MARCH 14.

Join the rest of your church family for our first beach vespers of the year! Hard to believe it’s that time already but winter is turning into spring and quickly into summer. We’ll be out there starting at Sycamore Cove at 5:30 enjoying the beach, our hot dog dinner and bonfire, worship and some great spiritual fellowship. This is a great opportunity to meet others at church. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share if you can.

This has become one of our biggest annual events. Sponsored by our jr high group but ALL are welcome. Join us at the gym the evening of March 28.

Join us for Sabbath school this weekend and every Sabbath at 10:30 am. We’ll continue our regular study in the book of John. Come be a part of the discussion, every week in the back…bookstore/lobby area of the church.

We’ve started up our co-ed flag football now that the NFL season is over. Stay tuned for details moving forward but we’d like to get some commitments from people who are interested in being a regular part of this. Usually we play on Sunday mornings around 11 am. Please contact Will Gile if you are interested in being on our list of regulars! (661) 992-8862.

If you would like baptismal studies, Bible studies, need prayer or just would like to talk, please let Pastor Randall know (707) 227-9845,




The Place Adventist Fellowship

2697 Lavery Court, Newbury Park, CA 91320  |  (805) 498-2300

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