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The Scoop-January 18th, 2017

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January 18th, 2017

This week @ The Place

Please join us this Sabbath at The Place for worship and praise.  This week Pastor Simon will be preaching a sermon titled  "Why God Gave Us Bodies" based on Mark 14:17-26.  We look forward to having Ben Vete and Alex George lead us in praise and worship; and we will share in communion together.


Financial Support for the Mission of The Place 

Thanks so much to so many of you for your generous support of The Place and our community and mission in 2017! We appreciate your faithfulness and love and look forward to many more blessings in Jesus in 2018. You may give with no fees (as usual) on our church website -  And if you are missing out on our worship service...don't forget you can LIVESTREAM it each week on our Facebook page.

Fellowship Luncheon THIS Sabbath

ALL invited to a fellowship lunch at 2 p.m. at the Littell's house (762 Grable Place, Newbury Park). You are invited to bring any dish to share if you are able to. Their house is right next door to the park, so you are also welcome to come and play together after lunch.  Don't forget to bring a friend.


NPAA Dorm Student Outing this Sunday

There will be an outing THIS Sunday, Jan. 21st for the NPAA dorm students. Craig and Elena Papayanis are taking the NPAA dorm kids (including the international kids) to see the exhibit "Body Worlds" at the California Science Center at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. You are INVITED to come and join them as part of this outing and get to know some of these young people. If you are interested, please talk to Craig or Elena (805-906-1273).




New Women's Bible Study beginning on Wednesday 1/24

What is faith?

We all know that the Bible defines faith as "the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen" - But do we know how to live by faith in the street-level situations and relationships of our daily Christianity?

Join pastor and best-selling author Paul David Tripp on a powerful 9 session journey through Hebrews 11 to discover how to live a hope-filled life of faith in Jesus Christ. 

The first meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 24th at Cecilia Liversidge's home at 7:30 p.m. Please sign up in the lobby if you are interested or email to



New Spanish Sabbath School Class 

Alberto Arbulo is leading out in the new Spanish sabbath school class that is beginning this Sabbath.  If you would like to attend, please go to the Sabbath School wing at 10:30 a.m.



Ginny Owens-Next Sabbath Jan 27th

Artist Ginny Owens will lead worship and share a mini concert at The Place during our worship service on Sabbath morning January 27th.  Come and worship together and learn more about  her powerful testimony and about Extreme Mobility Camps.



Community Outreach Opportunity-Next Sabbath Jan 27th

This year you can make a significant and personal impact on individuals in our community. Join our English tutoring program at The Place and help an adult learn or improve their English skills. After only one day of training you will be ready to work one on one with a student. There will be a Laubach Literacy training workshop on Saturday, January 27 in Ventura from 9-4. Workshop and teaching materials are provided free of charge. To register or for more information contact Joyce Thomsen 805 377-8892 and pick up a flyer at church. Website 


Super Bowl Party

Ben and Jenny Tinnin will be hosting  Super Bowl festivities at their home (900 Marion Court in N.P.) on Sunday, February 4th.  They will also play flag football at the NPAA field before the game begins.



Worship Workshop

Worship Workshop (worship band for jr. high and high school students) has begun again.   The group will meet next Sabbath, January 27th  at 9 a.m. in Suite 16 under the leadership of Nick and Ella Protsenko. The group will meet every 2nd and 4th Sabbath of the month.

And, there are still spaces left for the Jr. High camp weekend at Hume weekend of January 26-28th.  If you are interested, please contact Pastor Simon or Pastor Alex.



Kings Herald Concert 2/10

King's Heralds will be having a Benefit Concert for NPAA to help raise money for the various mission projects that it is involved with.  Former King's Heralds will be in attendance that night to sing a song with the current members including:  Jerry Patton, Jack Veazey, Jim McClintock and Jim Ayars. The concert will be held at Camarillo SDA Church on Saturday, February 10th at 7 p.m.



Small Groups

A new year and new opportunities.  Now is the time to join a small group if you haven't already.  If you would like to join a small group, please sign up this Sabbath.  There will be lists in the lobby detailing the different locations and times for current small groups.  Please stop by and connect.



Hume Winter Camp for Jr. High

The Jr. High group will have the opportunity to go to Hume Winter Camp later this month.  Please contact Pastor Alex for more information, there are a few spots remaining.

Jan. 26-28: Jr. High to Hume



Childcare Needed

Looking for childcare on Sunday afternoons and possibly two evenings per week with dinner/bedtime routine. Children ages: 6 months and 3 years. Looking for responsible person who enjoys playing and interacting with children. Dinner time and Bed time can be hectic, so I need a second set of hands to help me with meal prep, clean up, baths, getting kids ready for bed and story time. Compensation depends on experience. Contact Andrea Harlan 805-217-2049.



Train for the L.A. Marathon with World Vision

Interested in running a marathon? Would you like to support a great cause and get in shape at the same time?  Then training with Team World Vision to run the L.A. Marathon is your answer!  Sign up this Sabbath to join the team and to make a difference in the lives of many.




Junior High 

2nd & 4th Sabbath @ 9 a.m.- Worship Workshop @ The Place 

Jan 26-28: Hume Winter Camp



February 16 – Vespers night event "Mountain Top with God"

March 16 – Vespers program. 

April 7- Bowling in Simi Lanes @7pm

May 19 – Day at the Beach @ Mondo's 3 p.m.  

May 26 – Nature Church. Malibu creek hike and all day at Zuma beach. 

June 21-24 Extreme Campout!! San Onofre and La Jolla Beach, snorkeling, Bikes, and Kayaking. 

College & Career:

February 24 – Home gathering after church with food and fellowship. 

March 9 - 11 – Mammoth trip Snowboarding & Skiing.   

March 24 -  Home gathering after church with food and fellowship.

April  21 - Home gathering after church with food and fellowship. 

May 26- Nature church! All day fellowship at Malibu creek and Zuma beach.

June 21-24 Extreme Campout!! San Onofre and La Jolla Beach, snorkeling, Bikes, and Kayaking.


Young Adult Happenings:


February 4  – Super Bowl Party; Flag football and watching the game.  900 Marion Street
Newbury Park, CA 91320

February 9-11 – Mammoth Skiing trip, cost is $40. Sign ups in the back of the church. For more info contact Alex at 603-369-7466.  

March 31 - Get together for Y.A, potluck birthday celebration.  

April 14  -  Getty Museum and fellowship Sabbath afternoon.

May 26  -   Beach day!! Church at the beach. Malibu creek hike. 

June 21-24 Extreme Campout!! San Onofre and La Jolla Beach, snorkeling, Bikes, and Kayaking.


The Place Adventist Fellowship

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

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