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The Scoop-January 23rd, 2020

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January 23rd,  2020

This week @ The Place 

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath at The Place. This week Pastor Simon will be sharing the good news from Luke 18:1-9 titled "Why God Answers Prayer" and Mary James will share her testimony.

We look forward to Ohana Worship Leaders as they lead us in praise and worship. 


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


Saturday night gathering/social @ Jahn's house, THIS Sabbath

This Sabbath, January 25th, we will have our first PLACE GATHERING of 2020 starting at 3:30 p.m. at Andy and Marlena’s home. ALL are invited to come and hang out, play, fellowship, worship, and eat together. We will be serving hot dogs and more. Please bring some meat and buns to share if you can. Everything else will be provided.

Andy and Marlena live at 758 Donnington Court in Simi Valley. Please text Pastor Simon for the gate codes. They will be in the bulletin on Sabbath.



Spiritual Support: Cancer - NEXT Sabbath, Feb. 1 - BRING a friend

Come and learn how to support those with cancer or life-threatening illness. It will be an amazing day at The Place. Starting at 11:30 a.m. we'll hear from Bronwen Jones, Interfaith Chaplin, Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute as the main speaker at The Place Church's Saturday worship service. At 1:00 p.m. there will be a free vegetarian meal provided, followed by a panel discussion at 2:30. The panel includes representatives from the Cancer Support Community (Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara), Hospice of the Conejo Valley, Adventist Health Simi Valley, cancer survivors, and others. Put it on your calendar, and pray about who you can invite to come and learn about supporting loved ones dealing with cancer. Check out the flyer today or see all the details at



Love's Playbook 7-Arla & Barbara's Sabbath School class starts this Sabbath

Arla and Barb's class is starting Love's Playbook 7 on Joshua and Ruth. These two wonderful stories will show God's goodness in His preferred will and allowed will.

Have trouble with some of God's actions in the O.T.? Come and understand. We’ll meet this Sabbath @ 10:30 in the Sabbath School wing.


Homeless Feeding/Pantry

The Homeless feedings will take place every 5th Friday of the year. This ministry supports feeding needy families, setting up and passing out food from the pantry. The first meeting will take place on Friday, Jan. 31st. 

We will meet at the parking lot of the Premier Inn, 2434 W. Hillcrest Drive, Newbury Park (between Salvation Army thrift store and Premier Inn) at 5:15 pm for the meal, and at 4:30 pm for pick up for the pantry. 

Please do not hesitate to contact Maria Russell regarding the meal portion (805-444-1809), or Michael Taylor regarding the pantry (805-358-4823), if you have any questions. 



Flag Football on Super Bowl Sunday

For those of you who love Super Bowl Sunday, a group will be playing flag football at 11 a.m. @ the NPAA field on Sunday. The fun will take place on Feb. 2d before the Super Bowl game. 



Calendar/upcoming events:

Feb 2nd: Super Bowl Sunday/Flag Football (details to come)

Feb 15: Valentine's Dinner PArty @ Aaron & Denise's home



Cuba Mission Trip this summer

We are planning on having a mission trip this summer in Holguin, Cuba around the end of July. We will be helping construct a new church and meeting place for up to 1000 people using natural building materials. Because we need religious visas, we will need to know by March 14th if you are interested in going and get a non-refundable $100 deposit. Please talk to Pastor Simon for info and sign up THIS Sabbath,



Women's Ministry- January Events

Our Women's Ministry meets twice a month for bible study and for a social event. Please contact Cecilia for more info - 310-699-3521. This month we are meeting on:

Thur Jan 30: Dinner out to Bollywood Indian Restaurant in Westlake Village 7 p.m.


New Small Group coming soon to Simi Valley

Are you looking for a new group? A new small group will be starting soon in Simi Valley. Stay tuned for details.



Want to get involved?

2020 is here and with it a fresh new start! Would you like to get involved? Would you like to find a greater purpose? Use our CHURCH CENTER APP to join a small group, teach Sabbath School, participate in the homeless feeding ministry, volunteer for our literacy program, or get connected to make new friends. 








Junior High   

Wednesday Nights: Youth Group @ 7 pm

Hume Lake Jr. High Camp - Jan. 31 - Feb. 2




High School Youth ministry:

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

Hume Lake - High School Camp- Feb. 21-23


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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