Coronavirus Response

November 18, 2020

Due to state guidelines, we are moving our services to the Courtyard Patio outside of the Auditorium. Space on the Patio is limited, so please register early for the 9 am and 10:45 am services. Bring a lawn chair, wear a face mask, and maintain a six-foot distance from those outside of your household.

ENCOUNTER Kids will still be providing limited outdoor children’s programming for toddlers through grade 6. Pre-registration is required and may fill quickly. A waitlist is available if your child’s age group is filled.

Christmas is not cancelled, and we can’t wait to celebrate our Savior! We are so excited about the number of safe, socially distanced events we have planned for December. Keep your eyes peeled… details are coming very soon!

We don’t think that anyone should go through this difficult season alone! We encourage you to join one of the numerous small groups that are meeting both on campus and online. There are so many ways for you to safely get connected that works for your stage of life and schedule.

Encouraging progress has been made on the pastoral transition front as well. We received a tremendous response to the search for a new lead pastor, and the elders have reviewed the candidates and advanced four wonderful pastors for significantly deeper assessment.

Let’s keep pressing on during these challenging times by encouraging, praying for and supporting one another!

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. — Deuteronomy 31:8

UPDATES

IN-PERSON, OUTDOOR SUNDAY SERVICES

— Due to state guidelines, we are moving our Sunday morning services OUTDOORS to the Courtyard Patio outside of the auditorium.
— Space on the patio is limited, so register early! Please bring a chair and wear your mask.
— Outdoor children’s programming will be available. Pre-registration is required!

STREAM OUR WEEKEND SERVICES

— Join us on our virtual patio as we stream and chat on Sundays at 9 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!

ENCOUNTER KIDS ONLINE

— Provide an ENCOUNTER Kids experience from your home at our new online space! Find age appropriate video resources as well as print materials to help lead your kids in a lesson of hope, love, and faith in Jesus.

ENCOURAGEMENT

— 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).
— Watch Lindsey’s video on ways you can give or receive help during this time.
— 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

Groups are meeting online and safely in person! Check out all the of the options and find one that fits for you!
All STUDENT YOUTH GROUPS meets each Wednesday night on ZOOM for games, a devotional, prayer and relational connection. Follow us on Instagram #whiteflagsocial to keep up with the group.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY small groups have started meeting on campus again. Contact us for more information: for men, email Buddy at bgluxton@yahoo.com; for women, email Daniella at free2be98@yahoo.com
ENCOUNTER PRESCHOOL is open with in-person instruction in the fall.