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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 26th, 2015

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March 26th, 2015



This Week @ The Place

We look forward to seeing you at The Place this coming Sabbath.  This week Pastor Simon will continue preaching over the series God Calling: Hearing God in the Ancient Words of Leviticus with a sermon titled "How God Can Use Pain as Gain" based on Leviticus 21. We look forward to having Kiira Devries lead us in praise and worship. We invite everyone to stay after church services as the cafe will be open with snacks and refreshments.


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.


Glow in the Dark Dodgeball- THIS Saturday evening

All are invited to one of our most anticipated nights of the year...GLOW IN THE DARK DOGEBALL!!  The fun will begin at 6:30 p.m. this coming Saturday evening, March 28th at the NPAA gym.  Snacks will be provided.  Wear dark clothes.  Even though this event is sponsored by Jr. High and Youth Groups, everyone is welcome!



YESS Soccer Continues This Sunday

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 6 more weeks.  As usual we will meet at 10:00 a.m. 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:



Easter Festivities

We invite you to join us and invite a friend for our amazing Easter celebrations of the risen Jesus. Our THEME is God draws near.

On Friday night, April 3d we have a soup and salad dinner, worship and communion at Glen and Lauren's house, 1115 Wildwood Ave., Thousand Oaks at 6:00 p.m. Sign up this Sabbath to bring a dish as we break our 40 day fast.

Sabbath morning – awesome celebration of Jesus with worship, drama, special music and more.

Sunday, April 5th – Easter “Sunrise” Service at 9:00 a.m. at Borchard Park in Newbury Park. Come and share brunch and special time of worship or the risen Jesus. Sign up today to bring a dish to share,


A Day of Golf to Remember

All are invited to enjoy a day of golf as we celebrate the Third Annual Geof Gaines Golf Tournament on Friday, April 10th.  The fun will begin at 1 p.m. with golf, followed by dinner.  The cost is $80 for both and $20 for dinner only.


Interested in Bible Study?

Pastor Simon is studying with a few people starting on Sabbath mornings at 9:15 a.m. Please let him know if you are interested in being part of this group.


New Women's Bible Study Group Starting NEXT WEEK

All women are invited to attend a new bible study beginning Wednesday, April 1st 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



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.



Summer Mission Trip To Canada

This year's mission trip will involve repair work and construction on Camp Hope, British Columbia in Canada.  The dates are June 8-18th.  Sign up now if you are interested and plan on attending our informational meeting on Sabbath, April 4th after church.  This will be a very low cost mission trip with the majority of the expenditure being for transportation and insurance. 



Long term calendar for the planners

March 28th - Dodge Ball at NPAA gym
April 3-5 - Easter Celebrations
June 8 -18 - Mission Project - British Columbia, Canada

June 22-26 - Vacation Bible School
July 4th - Hollywood Bowl Fireworks Celebration - with Smokey Robinson - sign up now
August 27-30 - Annual Church Camping trip at Sycamore Canyon








Junior High 


THANK YOU to ALIVE (The Place Youth Worship Band)
We were so blessed by your music last week and can't wait until next time!  If you're in 6th grade or older and interested in participating in Worship Workshop, talk to Jeff Castanon ( 

No W.W. this weekend.  Worship Workshop meets 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 9am...will resume in April.

This Saturday night you won't want to miss our annual dodgeball event.  Lights go out and the music goes up and the Newbury Park Academy gym.  All invited.  Free of charge.  6:30 p.m.
4th Sabbath of the month means you are here at 10:30am!  We kick it up with fun times, worship, 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 28 – Glow in the Dark Dodgeball
March 28 - Super Sabbath
April 11 - Worship Workshop
April 25 - Worship Workshop
April 25 - Super Sabbath
May 30 - Breakfast Club
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. 








We've rescheduled Glow in the Dark to this 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

Mar 28: Glow in the Dark Dodgeball 6:30-8:30 p.m. COME AND HAVE A BLAST!!                                                                                                                                                        
April 3 Easter Friday night vespers please come and start your easter with God in Your life. 
April. 10 Youth and junior high bible study "the Red Words." location ??? to be announced 


College & Career


Our next time together for collegiate small group will be THIS FRIDAY NIGHT MARCH 27 at 6:30 pm at Pastor Alex’s house (1518 Patricia Ave. #262, Simi Valley). We’re looking at how to become a disciple of Jesus right now. Please RSVP to Pastor Alex or Randall, we’re having haystacks so let us know what you can bring!

This has become one of our biggest annual events, sponsored by our jr high group but ALL are welcome. Join us at the NPAA gym (180 Academy Dr. Newbury Park)THIS SATURDAY NIGHT March 6:30 pm.

Easter weekend is fast approaching and we would love to spend it with you! Check above in the Scoop for more specific details but here’s how things will go:
-April 3…Friday eve Good Friday vespers and communion at Glen and Lauren Fung’s house (115 Wildwood Ave, Thousand Oaks)
-April 4…Sabbath morning will be at the regular time (Sabbath school at 10:30 and Worship Service at 11:30, but we’ll have some special things planned for our Easter service that day focusing on drawing near to Jesus, the beautiful lamb of God! Be blessed and remember this is a great time to bring family or friends!
-April 5…Sunday morning Easter sunrise service – Ok, well it’s not exactly sunrise, we start at 9 am at Borchard Park in Newbury Park. Join us…we’ll have lots of great brunch food, worship, and as always we will participate together in fun and creative stations to help us celebrate and think about Jesus and his resurrection. This year we’ll be focusing on being Jesus’ sheep, and what it looks like to be a disciple of the Good Shepherd.

Join us for Sabbath school this weekend and every Sabbath at 10:30 am. For the next couple weeks in preparation for Easter we’ll be looking at the story of the resurrection. 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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