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The Scoop-August 17th, 2017

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August 17th, 2017

This week @ The Place

Please join us this Sabbath at The Place for worship and praise. This week Pastor Simon will be preaching at The Place with a sermon based on Mark 9:41-50 titled "The Freedom of Judgment". Our lead worshipper is Dean Palacio; there will be an invitation to become a disciple-maker; and we will pray over our teachers before they start their school year.  

Please stay following 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.  Thanks so much for your financial support of our ministry and church family. God has moved in our community in so many ways throughout the year and we look forward to more in 2017. You may support the mission of The Place on-line at www, with no fees.

For those of you who prefer to make your donations with a debit or credit card, we now have two giving kiosks in the back. You can use it to make a one-time donation or set up a recurring gift. The first time you'll need to create an account, after that you can simply sign in.



Beach Vespers & baptisms THIS Friday

Please join us for our beach vespers THIS Friday, August 18th at Sycamore Cove.  The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with our hot dog dinner.  Please bring a side dish to share. We will celebrate the baptisms of Mina and Danial Rahmat. Come out and welcome these young people into our church family and the Kingdom of God...and introduce yourself to their family.



Discipleship Training - join in starting soon!

This week we completed our Discipleship Training with Don MacLafferty and you will be hearing a lot more about it. In these two days a good group of Placers learned about how to train the next generation for Jesus - and how we can grow ourselves in our own relationship with Him! The group has made plans to introduce the "INDiscipleship" program to our church family over the next few weeks. Each of you will have the opportunity starting in a few weeks to join a group which will go through a training process together. You can check out more at

We invite your daily prayers for us and our families to go deeper with Jesus. And, we will have a few opportunities as a church family to do this together, including a night of praise, worship, prayer and commitment on Friday, Sept. 8th at The Place. 




Small Groups

It's time for group...The opportunity to get back into a small group is coming in the first few weeks of September.  Official sign ups will be on September 9th and 16th. if you are interested in leading or in hosting a group of any variety, please talk to Simon or Ben Seifert.



Worship Workshop on August 26th

Worship Workshop will begin again for this  school year on August 26.  Ken Adams will be leading  and Aaron Ramirez will be assisting in this ministry aimed at honing in on the musical talents of junior high and high schoolers at The Place.  The group practices twice a month (the second and fourth Sabbath of the month at 9 a.m. in the suite 16) and then leads worship for church services several times a year.  All those who are interested in participating in this ministry should  come to the first meeting on Sabbath, August 26th at 9 a.m.

Also, any of you involved in our worship ministry, please make sure we have your contact info;  contact Ken Adams at 805-822-2320 to give him your updated contact information.  



Worthy Student Fund-forms now available

If you would like to request financial assistance for Adventist education for the coming 2017-2018 school year, applications are available at The Place.  Please complete the application and turn it in by September 1st.  You may obtain an application in the lobby or talk to Pastor Simon. 




Dodger Game

The Dodgers are on pace to break a franchise record of most wins in a season!  We have an opportunity where you might be able to see it happen.  Catch one of the last games of the season while also helping out a good cause.  Tickets are available for the September 25th game against the Padres for just $10.  All proceeds go to help Linda Vista Adventist Elementary.  Contact Will Gile for tickets at 661-992-8862"




Homeless Feeding

We will be giving back to our community on Friday, August 25th with a homeless feeding.  If you would like to participate, please contact Maria Russell (805) 444-1809.  The event will take place at The Premier Inn in N.P. from 5-7 p.m.



Discuss "Parenting" on Sept. 1st

Parents are invited to an evening of sharing about parenting on Friday evening, September 1st at Lalo and Ileana Burgos' home. More details to come.



The Place Camp Out September 28-30th

Please save the date for our annual camping trip at Sycamore Canyon September 28-30th. Sign up in the lobby at church now. As usual, camping will start on Thursday night for those who wish and go through Sunday morning. You may camp as much or little as you like. Cost is $10 per person or $25 per family to camp. There are spaces for 5 RV's. We will have BEACH VESPERS on Friday night, Sabbath School and Church at the campground and fellowship lunch together...followed by time at the beach in the afternoon. There will be NO CHURCH at The Place that Sabbath.



Women's Annual Retreat to Hume Lake-DEPOSITS DUE NOW

We have secured spots for this year's Women's Retreat to Hume Lake the weekend of October 6-8th. The speaker will be Megan Fate Marshman and the cost is $245 for lodging Friday and Saturday night, and for meals Friday dinner through Sunday lunch.  PLEASE sign up ASAP as the spots will go quickly, we only have a limited number of spaces and the weekend is sold out.  A $100 deposit is due by August 5th. 



Upcoming Dates                                                                                 

August 18th  - Beach Vespers

Sept. 1st - Parenting night

August 24-26 Hume Lake Father-Son Camp

Sept. 28-30 - Place Camping Trip - Sycamore Canyon
October 6-8 - Lake Hume Women's Retreat
October 28 - Fall Fest




Junior High

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




September 1 - Impact Welcome back Vespers. starting at 6pm at NPAA students Center. Karaoke pizza games and fun. 

September 22 - The place youth vespers at the Lee's home starting at 6pm to 8pm come and have some fun. bring your swim suit.




College and Career/Young Adults


August 18-20: Young adult weekend @ The Lindfors' Ranch in Bishop

September 2  Y.A. open forum planning meeting. (if you are interested in participating in any way shape of form in getting involved with your young adult community please COME! share your ideas, passions and vision for your Y.A. Community 




The Place Adventist Fellowship

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

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