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October 2017

Operation Christmas Child

October 1 - December 16

Operation Christmas Child and its parent company, Samaritan’s Purse, are working tirelessly to bring the Gospel to every man, woman, and child across the globe. Join with Christians all over the world this Christmas and pack a shoe box (or more) of simple gifts. Make it a family project to change one life for Jesus! We love, because He first loved us. Not familiar with OCC? Visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/  

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Caring Cupboard Lunch Program

October 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - March 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am

We’ll be providing lunches at the Caring Cupboard next Wednesday, October 18. Volunteers are needed to pack and hand out lunches. Lunch packing will take place at the church beginning at 8:00 am, and handouts at the Caring Cupboard will begin at 10:00 am. Donations of individually wrapped fruit cups, chips, and cookies should be dropped off at the church by Tuesday, October 17. Thank you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlGy5zkx8_w

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November 2017

Project Angel Tree

November 5 - December 17

Angel Tree at Christmas we connect with the ones we love. But what if you are a child with a parent in prison—feeling lonely, abandoned, and hurt? Through Angel Tree, you can connect a child with their parent behind bars and offer joy and hope to a prisoner’s family. You simply buy and wrap a Christmas gift for a child and volunteers deliver them—along with a message of love and the Good News about Jesus—in the name of incarcerated parents.…

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December 2017

Christmas Offering

December 10 - December 31

During our Christmas Eve Candlelight Celebration, we will be taking our Annual Christmas Offering to benefit those in need. This year our offering will go towards the church’s Compassion Fund to assist those in need in our congregation & community. The special envelope (with the words, Jesus…Hope Is Born) in today’s bulletin should be used for this purpose between now and Sunday, December 31. Thank you!

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Celebration

December 24 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us on Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24 at 3:00, 4:30 or 6:00 pm for a festive celebration of Jesus’ birth. This year the Children’s Program, put on by our own 5th & 6th graders, will be incorporated into this family-friendly service. Come celebrate with us and invite your family and friends to join you! Please note that because Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, we’ll combine our morning worship with our evening celebrations. There will be…

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Happy “Early” New Year Party !

December 31 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Happy “Early” New Year! Come join us for an early New Year’s Eve celebration on Sunday, December 31 from 5:00-9:00 pm. Dinner will be pot-luck style (bring a dish or two to share; beverages will be provided) and there will be games and fun for both kids and adults. And…we’ll be counting down the New Year at 8:00 pm so you can get your kids to bed at a decent hour! Want to join the fun? RSVP to Children’s Ministry…

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May 2018

Summer Missions Trips

May 1, 2018 - August 1, 2018

There’s still time to sign up for this summer’s Jr. or Sr. High (14+) missions trips. The Jr. High group is heading to West Virginia and the Sr. High is off to Guatemala with Champions in Action. The Guatemala trip is not only for the youth. It is open to anyone age 14 or over and the registration deadline is near. Applications can be found online, picked up in the Youth Room or at the Information Center.

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Washington DC Bus Trip

May 30, 2018

Washington DC Bus Trip: Join the Encounter Church family and friends on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 as we travel to Washington DC to tour the White House, Capital Building and other attractions at the Capital Mall. Tour price: $50.00/person.   Contact Jim Beard jebeard1@comcast.net or 717-838-9636 with questions. More details available at the Information Center.

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