Welcome to Encounter Church


Encounter Church is a dynamic church that meets you right where you are. Whether you are just curious about church and God or you’re a committed Christ-follower, you are welcome here.


From the moment you pull into the parking lot, you’ll be made to feel at home. Our terrific greeters will direct you as you enter the facility. They will be poised and ready to give directions or answer any questions you may have. If you have children, you’ll want to take advantage of our safe and secure children’s services, Kidz Konnection, designed just for them.

As you enter the worship center, our greeters will welcome you, hand you our information-filled worship bulletin and direct you to your seat. Whether it is your first time at Encounter, or you’ve been attending for years, you are always in for a special time of celebration during our 65 minute service. From the moment you walk in the door, until the moment you leave, we are committed to a creative, compelling, and challenging presentation of God’s truth.

Lead Pastor Terry Friesen communicates in a way that speaks to today’s culture. Terry focuses on how to apply Christ’s teachings to our lives, so we can experience God’s incredible purpose each and every day. The phenomenal music wraps the message in a relevant way with an amazing diversity of artists and styles chosen for one purpose – to prepare your heart for what God has in store for you.

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We are committed to helping individuals grow in their faith.
There are many opportunities for you to connect with the Encounter Church family.


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We understand visiting a church on a Sunday morning for the first time can be kind of unnerving.
What do you wear? What will the music be like? The easiest way to find out is to check out our services online.

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“Giving can be transmuted into everlasting treasure. It can be converted into food for the hungry and clothing for the poor. It can keep a missionary actively winning lost men to the light of the gospel and thus transmute itself into heavenly values. Any temporal possession can be turned into everlasting wealth. Whatever is given to Christ is immediately touched with immortality.”


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Through practical messages, authentic music, and creative media, we present the ageless truths of the Bible in a format that’s easy to understand, even if it’s your first time.

Service Times


Sunday Services8:00|9:30|11:00

Monday Night High School6:30

Tuesday Night Young Adults 7:00

Thursday Night Junior High 6:30


Contact


Address 220 Campbelltown Road, Palmyra, PA 17078

Phone (717) 838-3443

Email office@encounterchurchofpalmyra.org