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Happy Birthday to The Daniel Plan! by Shellie Loughry

Yes! THE PLACE Daniel Plan was born at the end of April 2014! It is 1 year old now and started out strong, remained strong, and is now stronger than ever!

During the last year we have seen many life changes being made, some small and some HUGE! But that is the glory of The Daniel you do not have to change over night, you can start out with baby steps making simple little changes or you can take it by storm and make changes by leaps and bounds! It is all up to each individual!

The Daniel Plan was sparked at THE PLACE by one individual that wanted to make one little change in their life, and that was to become healthy. That individuals spark to change spread like wildfire to others who all wanted the same thing, to become healthy, and that my friends is how The Daniel Plan at THE PLACE was born and still sparking others from all around THE PLACE Church and in our community!

The funny thing is that is pretty much how it all started with Pastor Rick Warren and his congregation! Check out his story:

During an afternoon of baptizing over 800 people, Pastor Rick Warren realized it was time for change. He told his congregation he needed to lose weight and asked if anyone wanted to join him. He thought maybe 200 people would sign up, instead he witnessed a movement unfold as 15,000 people lost over 260,000 pounds in the first year. With assistance from medical and fitness experts, Pastor Rick and thousands of people began a journey to transform their lives.

Here’s the secret sauce: The Daniel Plan is designed to be done in a supportive community relying on God’s instruction for living.

Amazing Story by Rick Warren author of The Daniel Plan! Although THE PLACE is a much smaller church than Rick Warrens church, it is wonderful to know that we have very similar stories! Read more here!

THE PLACE Daniel Plan just wrapped up their 4th Season! Yes! What an amazing season this has been! We have several people that have lost weight, become far more healthier than they could ever imagine, and have accomplished things that they never thought possible!

The Daniel Plan is even more than all that, it is also about the friendships that are made and the happiness that is shared when one accomplishes something, or the tears that are shed when one needs love and support.

During this 4th season of The Daniel Plan there are two major accomplishments we would like to share with you and here they are!

‘Guess what I have lost over 50 lbs!’ Congratulations Craig Melfi you are an amazing inspiration to each of us!

‘Oh My Goodness I DID IT! I ran my first 5K and did it in 38:28 minutes, my goal was under 40 minutes and I  finished 82 in a pack 168, at a pace of 12:23! This was a major ceiling buster for me. As Pastor Greg has said ‘the high is the doing of it.’ Boy do I have a high! I must say I thank GOD for being there and providing friends like Craig, and Pastor Greg, and the Daniel Plan friends. WE all say it but in my case it’s true IF I CAN DO IT…. SO CAN YOU! So get off the side lines and come join us, the pain is overcome by the joy and high you WILL recieve!’ Wow Congratulations Roy Fegley! You are Amazing!

So as you can see the Daniel Plan is going strong. It did wrap up a 4th Season and will be starting Season 5 very soon! Ask yourself am I ready to make a change and am I ready to accomplish something amazing! If you are then please stop by the Information Center and we would love to get you started on your journey to great health.

Remember you can do all things through Christ who will strengthen you! Welcome to The Daniel Plan!

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Church Video Announcements: Inspiration and Examples (video)

At THE PLACE Church, we always have a ton of stuff going on. I mean activity after activity after activity after… (well, you get the picture). We are always looking to take it to the next level and get the word out to our congregation. One way that we do that is through our announcements.

This week, as I was searching for some Youtube wisdom, stumbled across this great video. If you are looking to take your church announcements to the next level… check this out:

I hope that will help you STEP IT UP SON!

Much Love!

GP

Looking for something to read? Here are some books that Pastor Greg wrote. Enjoy! 

THE PLACE takes over old Tattoo Shop in Wickenburg

I am so excited to announce that THE PLACE is taking over the old tattoo shop at 854 West Wickenburg Way!

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This will become the new site of our church offices and the new home of “Logos Spiritual Library”. This Spiritual Library has thousands of books, DVDs, CDs, and more that are available for check out to those in the town. As a church we believe that the entire community should be shaped spiritually by our presence in it. Because of this, we can’t wait to finish renovations so that the library will have regular hours throughout the week. Check out some of the current photos.

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Please continue to pray for us as we work hard to improve our community and shine the light of Jesus to the world! We are continuing to be good stewards with all that He brings us and leverage our resources for the Kingdom! We couldn’t do it without each of you!

Thank you for standing with us.

GP

Former Suns Gorilla Preaching at THE PLACE in July 2013

THE PLACE is pleased to announce that nationally recognized speaker and former Phoenix Suns gorilla, Henry Rojas, will be speaking for two Sundays next month. Mr. Rojas will be speaking at all three of THE PLACE’s services, 830am, 945am or 1115am, for two weeks in a row – Sunday, July 7th and Sunday, July 14th.

Henry Rojas

Henry Rojas: Speaker, World Changer and Former Phoenix Suns Gorilla 

Growing up he was a class clown, a basketball fanatic and the baby of the family. Nearly all of his adult life he has been a dad and being a young dad matured him as he developed into a family counselor, teen mentor, Presbyterian youth pastor, American Baptist Associate Pastor, Missionary Alliance interim pastor and non-denominational preacher. He founded a non-profit ministry called Lifestories to prevent hurting families and teens from needing intrusive intervention. He was the Director of Christian Growth Services and Chaplain at Remuda Ranch.

Henry’s life will be featured in an upcoming ESPN documentary and he speaks to colleges, public schools, and keynote for conferences and retreats. He also meets privately with individuals seeking meaning in their own life story as a spiritual director. Henry says his richest achievement is learning to let God love him.

THE PLACE invites you out to see Henry Rojas and deepen your relationship with God. Learn more at their website www.theplaceaz.com .

THE PLACE has Sunday Services at 830a, 945a or 1115a

Henry Rojas will be speaking on July 7th and July 14th.

You’re Invited to a Candlelight Christmas

Christmas Eve Service

Come join THE PLACE as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, in a special candlelight service.

The title of the night is “Storyline” and we will hear how the stories of so many different people tied into the ultimate storyline of God. In the same way that their stories tie in… your story does too. Come on out and see how!

Monday, December 24th

6pm or 8pm

864 West Wickenburg Way

www.theplaceaz.com

For more information, email the church office at theplaceaz@gmail.com.

Cooking Christmas Day 9

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PEANUT BRITTLE
Submitted by Betty Matiska
2 cups white sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp. soda
1 lb. raw peanuts
salt
Boil sugar, corn syrup and water until it threads, add peanuts, boil until syrup looks golden brown. Stir in soda just befor removing from heat.  Pour onto buttered cookie sheets, spreading to one peanut thickness.  Sprinkle with salt.  Cool.

What is the Church? (video)

CHURCH? What is it? Really… What does that word mean?

Is it a building? It is a place? Is it about steeples and songs and vision statements?

Or, is is about so much more?

The word ‘church’ in the New Testament is translated from the Greek word ‘ekklesia’ which comes from two words ‘ek’ meaning ‘out’ and ‘kaleo’ meaning to ‘call.’ An ekklesia or ‘calling out’ was not just an assembly. We are the church… His Body… living stones.

“What if we are not satisfied with GOING to church but strive to BECOME the church?”

What do you think?

GP

9/11… A Day to Honor Our Heroes (audio)

On Sunday, September 11, THE PLACE chose to pause and remember the event that affected our nation in a major way… September 11th. We took a look back at the victims and heroes of this memorable day and weaved a message about God’s call for all us to be Everyday Heroes today in the world in which we live. Take a moment to remember and to move towards becoming an everyday hero!

http://gphintz.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/09-11-11-honoring-heroes.mp3

TV Family #5: The Culmination (audio)

This is the final message in our TV Family series at THE PLACE. For this message, we examine how the keys to a healthy family are more like a marathon instead of a sprint. We talk about how steady steps each day will get us closer and closer to the goals that we have of having a strong family that reflects the character and love of Christ.

http://gphintz.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/09-04-11-tv-family-the-culmination.mp3

TV Family #4: Flesh on Bone

Pastor Greg from THE PLACE will help us put flesh on the bones of family. In the past three messages, a foundation or structure has been laid. Now, in the first of the final two messages, we will begin to look at the practical application of God’s Word to our families. From plate spinning to mechanics working on used cars, we will look at practical life examples that illuminate the wonderful truths about family found in the word of God

http://gphintz.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/08-28-11-tv-family-flesh-on-bone.mp3