Discovering Encounter Church

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Discovering Encounter Church Class & Luncheon  If you’re asking, “What is Encounter Church all about?” – then come to the Discovering Encounter Church Class & Luncheon on Sunday, March 15 from 12:15-3:00pm. Taught by Pastor Terry, this class offers a basic introduction to the Christian faith as well as Encounter’s unique strategy. Learn about our Mission, Vision, & Values; explore the leadership …

Stewardship University

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Stewardship University: On Saturday, March 7, Everence Central Penn will host Stewardship University, a ministry partnership between Everence and the local faith community. Courses will explore subjects ranging from elevating your nutrition, preparing for retirement and paying for college to finding mission opportunities close to home – and more. For information or to register, visit www.stewardshipuniversity.com. 

Ash Wednesday Service

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Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, a period of 40 days leading up to Easter. During Lent, many Christians engage in some form of fasting, repentance, moderation and/or spiritual discipline. The purpose is to focus on Christ, His suffering and sacrifice for us, His life, death, burial, and resurrection. To help us prepare, there will be an  Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday, …

Women’s Retreat

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Women’s Retreat: All ladies, high school grads and older, are invited to attend this year’s retreat on February 21st-23rd at Kenbrook Christian Retreat Center in Lebanon, PA. We are pleased to welcome back guest speaker Dawn Groff as she helps us explore what it means to Be Still. The total cost is $150 (meals included). Completed registration form with full …

Caring Cupboard Lunch Program

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 Caring Cupboard Lunch Program:  We’ll be providing lunches at the Caring Cupboard on Wednesday, February 19.  Volunteers are needed to pack and hand out lunches. Lunch packing will take place at the church beginning at 8:30am, and handouts at the Caring Cupboard will begin at 10:00am.  Donations of individually wrapped fruit cups, chips, and cookies should be dropped off at …

Annual Business Meeting

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 On Wednesday, January 29  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 2019 wrapped up as well as take a look into 2020. Nominations for 2020 service on the Church Board will be put forward for affirmation. The 2020 budget will also be presented and put forward for affirmation. All are invited and encouraged …

Winter 2020 Growth Groups

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Looking for a way to get more connected to others at Encounter? Do you desire to grow in your faith? Our Winter Growth Groups Semester will begin the week of January 19, 2020. Grab a Growth Group catalog from the Information Center table to view all of the groups being offered. You can view and sign-up for a group online  …

Christmas Eve Candlelight Celebration

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You are invited Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24 at 3:30, 5:00 or 6:30 pm for a festive Candlelight Celebration of Jesus’ birth. Invite your family and friends to join you as once again we hear the Christmas Story told of Emmanuel – God with us – demonstrating His love for everyone!       

Child Dedication

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 Join us on Sunday, December 8, as we will be having  Child Dedications during our worship celebrations. If you are interested in having your child dedicated, contact the church office or make a note on your Connect Card and someone will be in contact with you.   CHURCH OFFICE 717-838-3443

Hershey Bears Game

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 Join us for our annual trip to watch the Hershey Bears as they take on the Hartford Wolf Pack on Sunday, December 1 at 5pm at the Giant Center. Tickers are int eh lower/100 level at a cost of $20 per person. As in years past, we will be there for the night of the “Teddy Bear Toss” where fans …