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The Scoop-October 15th, 2020

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October 16th,  2020

This week @ The Place - Officially Open this Sabbath

The Place is OPEN!

This Sabbath we will have Sabbath School and church Worship INSIDE for those willing (with masks and social distancing.) Of course, we will continue to have our Facebook Live stream for those who would prefer, and we will ALSO have our screen/speakers set up OUTSIDE in the patio.  

Please join is for WORSHIP at The Place beginning at 11:30 a.m.  We continue our series titled "The Big Buts of The Bible" focusing on the gospel of Matthew. Pastor Simon will share from Matthew 18; Cameron will lead us in worship and praise; and Jennifer Lew and Mary James will share some of their story as we ordain them as elders.  

If you are not able to be there in person, please watch and invite others as well. Go to: via any browser.  



Financial Support for the Mission of The Place in 2020

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 online giving to The Place. We invite your support today or online WITH NO FEES at

Sabbath School this week

Join us ONLINE or IN-PERSON OUTDOORS at 10:30 a.m. for ALL AGES

All the ONLINE LINKS are here:   

We will also have our SABBATH SCHOOL classes available in person: Cradle Roll; K-5th; Jr. High/High School and Adult. They will also be ONLINE for those who desire (except Cradle Roll - only in person.)


Beach day for families of children in K-5th grades

Yes, we are headed to the beach again because we can and because we are blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the U.S. All families of children in K-5th are welcome and encouraged to join us for an afternoon at Silver Strand Beach in Oxnard. We will try to set up camp as close to the rocks or the bay area as possible.

Please meet at 3 p.m. 


Fasting until the elections  

We are FASTING EVERY Monday Evening through Tuesday evening (24-hour food fast 6-6 p.m. or 7 -7 p.m. for example) for the next 4 weeks leading up to the election as an invitation to PRAY together for our nation. We believe the KINGDOM of GOD is the only power that can truly revive us individually and as a nation. And we invite your prayers with us for that POWER and UNITY.


"Stories From My Kitchen"

This Wednesday, Karen Kobylka will share a vegan dish and stories from her life. Last week, Debbie Nichols shared how to make enchiladas and stories from her Hispanic background. Check out all the episodes at



Women's Ministry in October

Our women's ministry continues to meet bi-monthly on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Our bible study is 10 Women of The Bible, One by Once They Changed The World by Max Lucado.  We will meet again on:

Thu, Oct. 22: Dinner @ Cafe Bizou in Agoura (7 p.m.). Please RSVP to Cecilia @ 310-699-3521.




Night of Worship (Harvest celebration) @ The Place 10/31

Mark your calendars for Saturday night, October 31st for our annual Worship Night/Harvest Celebration with lots of sugar at The Place. 

We will have TRICK or TREATING INSIDE at The Place from 6 - 6:30 p.m. We will have the different rooms in the Children's Wings DECORATED and with lots of candy. Come in your COSTUMES.

From 6:30 - 7 p.m. we will have FOOD OUTDOORS in the patio area.

From 7 - 8 p.m. our AWESOME worship band will lead us in celebration of our great God (also LIVE on Facebook Live) INSIDE (please wear masks and socially distance) AND outdoors in the patio. 

From 8 p.m. and on - GAMES - in the youth room for the younger ones - and in the main sanctuary for adults.



Homeless Feeding

We will begin participating in the Homeless Feeding Ministry on Friday evening, October 30th. Please contact Michael Taylor (805-358-4823) if you would like to participate or be on our email list to sign up. 


Small Groups

Fall is here and we are excited to be starting small groups again. Look for sign up opportunities! Including a new family small group in Simi Valley. You can check out the groups at


Donations for church in Liberia (James Appel)

We have been offered a $9000 matching gift to help James Appel build a new church in Liberia. If you are interested in donating for that project, you can lmk or donate online at 
We are hoping to be able to build the new church next year!



Children's Ministry:

• Children's Ministry on  Please log onto our church website; choose the "connect" tab and then children's ministry for information regarding our sabbath school class.


Junior High   

Youth Group: Wednesday evenings @  7 pm 




High School Youth ministry:

Wednesday Nights: Youth Group @7:30pm in the youth chapel


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 @ 7 pm 




Young Adult Happenings: 

Every Friday Night: LITE small group meeting @7pm

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






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