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The Scoop- March 21st, 2019

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March 21st, 2019

This Sabbath @ The Place

We welcome you to The Place, we look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath.  This Sabbath Pastor Alex will share the good news from John 8:1-11 with a sermon titled "Judging With Grace." We look froward to having Allie Vete lead us in praise and worship.

We invite you to stay after church services as the cafe will be open with snacks and refreshments.



Financial Support for the Mission of The Place in 2019

We thank you for your financial support. Truly God has blessed us in so many ways. If you have not done so yet, we invite you to download the new AdventistGiving App and use it for your on-line giving to The Place. We invite your support today or online at

Community Outreach March 23rd-THIS Saturday

Literacy Training Workshop, Sabbath, March 23. Join our English tutoring program and change someone’s life by helping an adult learn or improve their English skills. Tutors meet with students for one hour once a week Monday or Tuesday evenings at The Place or at another mutually agreed upon time/place. Attend a one day training workshop and you will be ready to work one on one with a student. A Laubach Literacy training workshop will be offered on Saturday, March 23 in Ventura from 9-4.  To sign up or for more information contact Joyce Thomsen 805 377-8892. Website



Phil Wickham concert - THIS Sunday

We have purchased group tickets to the Phil Wickham concert THIS Sunday, March 24th at 6 p.m. The cost is $15 for lawn seating, and the concert will be held at Pepperdine University. There are still some tickets left, please sign up at church or contact Pastor Simon ASAP if you would like to purchase some.



Shepherd of the Hills Easter Pageant

Shepherd of the Hills Church will have their annual Easter pageant. We have purchased group tickets for the performance on Sunday, April 7th. The show will be at 6 p.m. and the cost is $10 per person.  Please sign up in the lobby if you are interested. Limited quantity available. 



Women's Tea Sunday, April 14th

ALL women are invited to attend our Spring Women's Tea on Sunday, April 14th.  The tea/brunch time will be held at Arla's home in Simi Valley on Sunday, April 14th from 10:30-12:30. We will celebrate fellowship and the love and high esteem God specifically has for women.

Please text your RSVP to Cecilia at 310-699-3521, or sign up at church. 

This will be a beautiful time together! 



Mom's/Women's Ministry-March events

A new small group has begun aimed at equipping and encouraging mothers. The group will read through the book "Shepherding a Child's Heart" by Ted Tripp and meet on a regular basis for fellowship as well as for play dates (for both kids and mamas!). This group is not only for mothers of little ones, but for all mothers who would like to encourage and be encouraged in their ministry as moms through the word and mentoring.

March happenings:

Mar 28: Playdate @ Old Meadows Park 9:30-11 a.m. 

Mar 28: Fellowship, tea, and book discussion ch. 3 @ 7:30 p.m. 



Easter Weekend Events

It's one of our favorite celebration of the year, and it is right around the corner! Please plan on joining us Easter weekend, April 19-21st.  We will conclude our 40 days fast, enjoy a fellowship dinner together, and then celebrate the resurrection of Jesus!

April 19: Friday night worship and soup and salad dinner @ Alister and Karen's home

April 21: Sunrise Service and breakfast @ Borchard Park



Discipleship training with Pastor Simon

Pastor Simon will lead a 10 week discipleship training and learning seminar on how to lead a ministry or small group. It will be starting soon, please let him know if interested. 




Mission project this Summer in Alaska

We are in the early stages of planning our annual mission trip this summer.  This year the project will be in Alaska @ SDA Palmer Campground and take place in late July.  The group will work at winterizing the cabins and other maintenance.




Sabbath school class teacher breakfast & reconnect meeting on April 6th

All Sabbath School class teachers as well as those who are interested in teaching are invited to attend our breakfast and reconnect meeting on Saturday morning, April 6th. This time will be an opportunity to fellowship, learn more about curriculum, and pray for the specific kids God has placed in our sphere of influence.

Chick-Fil-A breakfast will be served. The meeting will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Please text Cecilia if you will be able to attend, at 310-699-3521.



New Mom needs stuff for baby boy

Help is needed for a 19 year old mom with no community support with a newborn baby boy. Clothes, diapers, gift cards, etc. would be a great blessing. You can talk to Simon or Cecilia or directly with Julie McHugh who is related-  818-967-2079. 



In need of a nanny?

Lucero Diazgranados is a member of our church with many years of experience with child care. If you are interested in a nanny or child care of any variety, please contact her at 805-236-6341.



2019-The year of daily Bible reading

In 2019 our goal is to read through the entire bible!  Please join us and invite a friend to read along using the YouVersion app using the Year in the Bible plan.


Junior High   

April 6 - Dodge Ball Event

April 27 - Jr. High Event


High School Youth ministry:

April 27 - LEAD Youth Beach Vespers


LITE Ministry Small Group:

L - Leading young people to Christ. 

I - Igniting young people’s faith

T - Teaching the gospel 

E - Empowering young people to be a witness, a vessel for Christ.


Small Group Meeting: 

Friday Nights: LITE small group meeting @7pm

Every other Friday night: Ventura / Fillmore  Small Group @ 7pm 


Group bonding time

Apr 21: Easter Breakfast @ the Park 

June 21-23: San Onofre Camping / La Jolla 



Young Adult Happenings: 

Every Friday Nights: LITE small group meeting @7pm

Every other Friday night: Ventura / Fillmore  Small Group @ 7pm 


Group bonding time

Apr 21: Easter Breakfast @ the Park 

June 21-23: San Onofre Camping / La Jolla 



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