Discover Encounter

Michael Stefanchik

If you’re asking, “What is Encounter Church all about?” – then come to our Discover Encounter Church Class & Luncheon on Sunday, May 16 from 12:00 – 2:30pm. 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 structure of the church; and discover …

Easter Sunday Services

Michael Stefanchik

Easter Sunday, April 21, will be another great celebration in the life of Encounter Church. It is the reason for our faith – that Jesus not only died for our sins, but rose again victorious over death, to give us life! You are invited to attend one of the Easter Services at 8:00am, 9:30am, or 11:00am. Remember to invite your …

Easter Egg Hunts

Paige Bogle

Calling all families! It’s hard to believe that we are into March and just a month away from EASTER! To celebrate the season, we would like to invite you to participate in an Easter Egg Hunts! BUT…instead of one big hunt, we are offering the opportunity to get together with a few families for some hunting fun! Some egg hunts …

Ash Wednesday Service

Michael Stefanchik

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, …

Back To School Prayer Walk

Michael Stefanchik

This year more than ever, our schools need our prayers. Not just the students, but parents, teachers, staff, administration….they all need our deepest prayers as they begin to conduct school in ways that are brand new to everyone. Many local schools begin at the end of August and some after Labor Day. As they head towards those dates, we invite you to saturate them in prayer on Saturday, August 29 at 9:00am. …

Stewardship University

Michael Stefanchik

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 

Women’s Retreat

Michael Stefanchik

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

Michael Stefanchik

 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

Michael Stefanchik

 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

Michael Stefanchik

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  …