Impact Palmyra Community Gardens [UPDATE]


The Impact Palmyra community gardens are growing beautifully! Volunteers are needed each Wednesday and Saturday to help with garden maintenance tasks including mowing grass, weeding, watering and harvesting produce. Please sign-up at Questions can be directed to Lauren McAllister at        

Kidz Kamp 2019


 It’s time to sign up for Kidz Kamp! Bring your kids to Encounter Church for a fun morning for stories, games, crafts and food! The Kamp’s run from 9am-12pm on Wednesday, June 19, Wednesday, July 17 and Wednesday, August 14. Kamp is open to all children ages 3 through finishing grade 5. Kamp is free, but pre-registration is required. See the …

Church Family Potluck Picnic


Join us for a church-wide, outdoor potluck picnic on Sunday, June 9 immediately following the 10:45 service here at the church. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided: please bring a side dish or desert to share, as well as an outdoor chair or blanket to sit on. RSVP via your Connect Card or by stopping by the ministry table …

One2One Care Hurting? Stressed? 


There are times we all could use extra support during a crisis or a life change. Our One2One Care Ministry is free and offers confidential support from a caring Christian friend who will walk with you through whatever difficult season you are in ready to listen, pray and encourage you. For more information, mark the Personal Concern box on the back of your Connect Card. Please include your phone number or …

High School & College Graduation Sunday


If you or your graduating senior would like to be recognized during our 9:00 or 10:45 worship service on Sunday, May 26, please fill out the insert in your bulletin and return to the church office.  On May 26, the graduates will be called up to the front to be recognized for reaching this life milestone and Pastor Steve Mann will …

Men’s Baseball Outing


All men are invited to come watch the Harrisburg Senators take on the Reading Phillies next Sunday, May 26 at 6:30pm in Harrisburg. We have exclusive access to a private box for the game including buffet style food. There will also be fireworks after the game. Tickets are $25 per person which includes the cost of food. The deadline to …

Ladies’ Brunch


All ladies are invited to our annual brunch on Saturday, May 18  at  10:00 am  here at the church. Join us as we enjoy a morning of fun, food, and fellowship together!  The cost is $5 per adult, $3 for girls ages  4-12, and free for ages 3 and under.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and will be available for purchase beginning next …

Caring Cupboard Lunch Program


Caring Cupboard Lunch Program: We’ll be providing lunches at the Caring Cupboard this Wednesday, May 15.  Volunteers are needed to pack and hand out lunches. Lunch packing will take place at the church beginning at 8:30 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 …

SVPS Walk/Run for Life


 Put together a team or register independently to be a part of Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services Walk/Run for Life, happening Saturday, May 11 at the Junction Center in Manheim. Go support this life-giving event that makes a difference in the lives of moms, dads and babies! There will be a 5k run beginning at 8am and a Walk beginning at …

Serve One – Worship One!


Pastor Terry Friesen & Pastor Ryan Cagno begin a two-week message series called  Serve One – Worship One!  Did you know that on any given Sunday you encounter at least 25-30 Encounter Church volunteers from the moment you drive into our parking lot…till you get your kids settled…get into your seat…listen to the worship and message…spend time connecting in the lobby over coffee…then back …