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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-February 26th, 2015

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February 26th, 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 "Living in the Land" based on Leviticus 18.  We look forward to having Robin Shea  lead us in praise and worship, and we welcome Eve Symonett as part of The Place church 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.


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!


YESS Soccer Begins This Sunday March 1st

It's is that time of year again - time to get your kids outdoors and playing soccer. We are starting YESS Soccer again for the Spring for our 10 week session starting THIS Sunday, March 1st.
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.
You do not need to pay in advance, simply fill out the registration for your child and we will collect payment on March 1. 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:



CAES PTO Skating-THIS Saturday Night

CAES has planned a skate night at Skating Plus in Ventura (1720 Mesa Verde Ave.).  It will be from 6:00-8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, February 28th.  Everyone participating has to mention that they are there to support CAES when they purchase their admission ticket so that 30% will go to the school. Everyone is invited,



Marriage Mentoring Beginning in February

Beginning in the next week, The Place will launch 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.



Church Chat & Fellowship Lunch in March

We will have our annual church business meeting on 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.


Esther Play This weekend @ LVAES

You won't want to miss this astounding performance by the students at Linda Vista Adventist Elementary (including some of our own students from The Place!)  Talk to Maria Russell ( for information about tickets.  Performances are Saturday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 1 at 2:00 p.m.


Baby Shower for Corey and Kayla Next 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 next 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



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.



Interested in Classical Home Education?

Thinking about Homeschooling?  Come to an informational meeting to see how Classical Conversations can provide you with a supportive community, accountability, trained tutors, and flexibility.  The next informational meeting for Newbury Park will take place on Thursday evening, March 5th at 6 p.m. at Starbucks (near Kohl's) 1940 Newbury Road.  Please RSVP to Jessica Sherk


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 


WORSHIP WORKSHOP on February 28th
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. 

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
You won't want to miss this astounding performance by the students at Linda
Vista Adventist Elementary (including some of our own students from The
Place!)  Talk to Maria Russell ( for information about tickets.  Performances are Saturday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 1 at 2:00 p.m.


 Feb 28 - Worship Workshop
Feb 28 - Esther Play at Linda Vista School
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
JuniorHigh 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


We’ve started up our collegiate small group again. Our next time together is THIS FRIDAY NIGHT FEB 27at 6:30 pm at the Goulard’s, 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.

Join us THIS SABBATH FEB. 28 for lunch at Ben and Jenny Tinnin’s house (139 Helecho Ct. Thousand Oaks). We were going to go to the Griffith Observatory but it looks like clouds and rain this weekend so stay tuned for details for our evening entertainment, but either way come hang out with us!

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 on Sabbath March 14.

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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