Coronavirus Response

Dear ENCOUNTER Family,

Uncertain times give us a chance to pause and set our gaze once again on our Heavenly Father. While none of us like what’s happening, de-stabilization comes with some potential benefits. We can rethink where our security lies. We can regain an eternal perspective. We can recover a passion for praying for each other!

At ENCOUNTER, we’re responding as quickly as we can to each new development.

— Out of a desire to slow the rate of the epidemic, we have closed the campus through the month of April. We will be streaming our Good Friday and Easter services. We will update everyone with our plans for May as soon as we know more.

— We are streaming our weekend services Saturday at 6 pm and Sunday at 9 am & 10:45 am. The video of the service will be posted starting Saturday night, so you can watch in case you are unable to stream. The message will also be available on our podcast.

— Thank you for giving online. If you haven’t set that up yet, it is really easy to do on our website. We really appreciate your faithfulness.

Please check here for further updates, and we’ll let you know anything we know, as soon as we know it!

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, You are with me…” — Psalm 23

With Love,

Pastor Daniel
Lead Pastor

 

UPDATES

STREAM OUR WEEKEND SERVICES

— Join us as we stream our services Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at 9 am and 10:45 am.
— If you missed the stream or are unable to stream, check out the video of the service.
— Having trouble streaming? Check out our tips and tricks!

EASTER & GOOD FRIDAY

— This year, we are taking our Good Friday and Easter services online. Join us in our digital space as we celebrate the greatest comeback in history.
— If you are unable to stream, look for the services in our messages archive

ENCOURAGEMENT

— Watch Pastor Daniel’s latest message to you!
— Read Pastor’s Daniel most recent letter of encouragement, Keep Your Eyes on the Shepherd.
— Join a movement of ENCOUNTER followers lifting up our church, community and world in a digital, interactive prayer time in our ENCOUNTER Prayer Facebook group from 7 – 8 pm.

CARE

— We created a digital space to Share and Respond to Needs associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19).
— To partner with ENCOUNTER as we respond to coronavirus related needs, please donate through the Care Fund, located on the dropdown on our PUSHPAY link.
— Check out Pastor Jack’s video on how to partner with us in caring for COVID-19 related needs.
— Join our digital space for ENCOUNTER Prayer

COMMUNITY UPDATES

ALL GROUPS and EVENTS, both on campus and off, have been cancelled through the month of April. Please check back here at the end of April for an update on our schedule for May. Small groups are encouraged to connect and meet virtually during this time.
All student youth groups have been cancelled through the month of April.
Child Dedications, originally planned for Mother’s Day weekend, have been cancelled. The next Child Dedication will occur in the fall.
— The ENCOUNTER Prayer Experience, originally scheduled for Sunday, April 19, has been cancelled.
IF:Ventura, originally scheduled for March 28, has been postponed. We will update with the rescheduled date as soon as possible.
Men’s Breakfast, originally scheduled for March 21, has been postponed. We will update with the rescheduled date as soon as possible.
— The Rooted Celebration Dinner, originally scheduled for March 20, has been postponed.
ENCOUNTER Preschool is closed from March 16 thru the end of the school year. Information about summer school will be released when we know more.