Washington DC Bus Trip

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.

Summer Missions Trips

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 …

Women’s Retreat


Women’s Retreat: All ladies, high school grads and older, are invited to attend this year’s retreat, Made for More, with guest speaker, Caren Fehr, on February 23-25 at Kenbrook Christian Retreat Center in Lebanon. We will focus on how to fill our spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental cups so that we can manage the responsibilities that God has given us …

Annual Business Meeting


On Wednesday, January 24 from 7:00-8:00 pm, we’ll hold our Annual Business Meeting. This is a time when we’ll simply share details about how 2017 wrapped up as well as take a look into 2018. Nominations for 2018 service on the Church Board will be put forward for affirmation. The 2018 budget will also be presented and put forward for …

Help Needed!


We need your muscle, Encounter Church! The lobby renovation begins in mid-January and will require us to break down all chairs each week following worship and set them back up again on Friday evening or Saturday. If you can help with any portion of this effort, please make a note on your Connect Card or contact the church office.

Staff Transition


Pastor Mike has done a great job of caring for our church body in many ways. Over the past year, he has had the unique opportunity to minister in three unique ministry environments: Encounter Church of Palmyra, Paxton Ministries, and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. God has used each one of these to grow and stretch him as a follower …

Happy “Early” New Year Party !

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 …

Christmas Eve Candlelight Celebration

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 …

Child Dedication

On Sunday, December 10, we will be having child dedications during our worship celebrations. If interested in having your child dedicated, contact the church office or make a note on your Connect Card or call the church office. 717-838-3443