Marriage Retreat
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Marriage Retreat

Invest in your marriage at the beautiful Carlsbad Inn in Carlsbad, CA. The cost of the retreat is $149 per couple until September 1 and will go up to $249 after September 1.  

The marriage retreat is at the beautiful Carlsbad Inn in Carlsbad, CA.  Additional nights are available at $159 (Plus Tax & Fees) for Thursday and or Saturday night on a first come, first serve basis and must be booked directly with Carlsbad Inn at (760) 434-7020.  Tell them you are with Encounter Church.  Meals are on your own. This year we welcome Pastor Chad Halliburton, Campus Pastor at Rock Harbor Mission Viejo, and his lovely wife Jenn as our speakers.

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Night of Worship, Potluck and Rooted Celebration
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Night of Worship, Potluck and Rooted Celebration

This evening is one of the best nights of the year.  We celebrate through potluck, worship and prayer what God has done in the lives of so many.   

Your relationship with Jesus is the most important thing in your life.  In Rooted, we will give you the practical tools to walk this out on a daily basis. Encounter God through daily devotions and prayer.  Meet weekly with your group to build Loving Relationships. Experience Radical Transformation through serving, praying, and celebrating together. Lead the Generous Life that God has called you to. And live a Life on Mission that connects your passion with your purpose in our community.

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Together Groups Launch
Sep
9
6:30 PM18:30

Together Groups Launch

Groups start the week of September 9 and meet twice a month...

September 12, 26  
October 10, 24  
November 7, 14

This fall we will be diving launching a new series called Goliath Must Fall.   Study guides will be available for $10/each.

You are invited to the table to build relationships with other men and women at Encounter. We value loving relationships and generous lives which means we do everything we can to encourage people to build community with one another.  Together Groups are one of the best ways to connect here at Encounter.  Together Groups meet twice a month in homes. They are key to fulfilling our vision to engage in loving relationships with one another and see radical transformation in our lives.   

 

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Rooted
Sep
9
4:00 PM16:00

Rooted

Your relationship with Jesus is the most important thing in your life.  In Rooted, we will give you the practical tools to walk this out on a daily basis. Encounter God through daily devotions and prayer.  Meet weekly with your group to build Loving Relationships. Experience Radical Transformation through serving, praying, and celebrating together. Lead the Generous Life that God has called you to. And live a Life on Mission that connects your passion with your purpose in our community.

September 2 - November 11
Groups will meets weekly

Celebration Potluck Dinner
Sunday, November 18, 6pm

Cost: $20
Includes study guide
Scholarships available
Books may be purchased Sundays at church or at the church office during the week.   If you would like to purchase a book at church, please email julia@encountermv.com

 

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Fantasy Football Draft
Aug
26
6:30 PM18:30

Fantasy Football Draft

WHAT: Encounter Church Fantasy Football 

WHEN: LIVE DRAFT NIGHT: Sunday, August 26 @ 6:30pm 

WHERE: Encounter Church Offices 

*The NFL Season Begins September 6, 2018 and ends February 2019. 

PLATFORM: ESPN.com Fantasy Football Leagues

HOW MUCH: $10* per person for Pizza Night + Trophy / Prizes

Email: phil@encountermv.com

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Beach Burrito Night
Aug
22
5:00 PM17:00

Beach Burrito Night

Let's celebrate the end of summer together as a family.  We will be having a bonfire together at Doheny Beach.  Burritos will be available at a suggested donation of $5/person, $20 per family.  Parking is additional cost as well.

From the main entrance take the road over the bridge to the stop sign turn right. Pass the campground on the right hand side and drive straight into the South Beach day use area. We will be at one of those fire pits.

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Teacher Blessings
Aug
19
6:00 PM18:00

Teacher Blessings

One of the great privileges we have is to bless the teachers at Philip Reilly.  Every Monday we go out of our way to leave treats for the teachers.   

Instructions

Please bring a treat or little gift for 50 Staff Members on Sunday at church and set up on our table. If you need to put stuff in the fridge, let me know or leave a little sign on the table that lets the staff know. You can also bring in stuff on a Monday morning if it works best for you.

If you like to decorate the table and go all out feel free to, bit you are not obligated to. The staff will leave your decor there until the next Sunday for you to pick up.

I provided some pictures of some ideas if you like to make things and craft. Also, if you go to Pinterest and type in teacher gifts and snacks plenty of ideas will come up. There are many free printable online too. 

If you are not the crafty type, don’y worry teachers love just about anything especially snacks.

Snack Ideas: (Be sure you provide paper goods if you don’t do individual servings)

Yogurt Bar
Salad Bar
Pastries
Donuts
Veggies
Fruit
Bagels and Cream cheese
Chips
Sandwiches
Popcorn
String Cheese
Cuties
Cookies

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Vacation Bible School
Jul
17
to Jul 20

Vacation Bible School

July 17 - 20, 6 - 8:30pm
Cost is $25/child until June 1 and $50 after June 1
Ages 4 - Grade 5 (Incoming)

At Shipwrecked VBS, kids discover how Jesus rescues us through life’s storms. Shipwrecked is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-Fun Gizmos™, team-building games, cool Bible stories and songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. (Since everything is hands-on, kids might get a little messy. Be sure to send them in play clothes and safe shoes.) Plus, we’ll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life—something we call God Sightings. Get ready to hear that phrase a lot!

Parents, while the kids are having their fun, you get to enjoy 4 date nights in a row while you know your child(ren) are well taken care of and enjoying the best of times.

Parents, grandparents, and friends are invited to join us at Sail Away Sendoff on Friday, July 20 from 7:30 - 8:30pm to celebrate all we have learned for the week

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Youth Group Summer Camp - Beach Banzai
Jun
22
to Jun 24

Youth Group Summer Camp - Beach Banzai

Beach Banzai is one of the coolest weeks of the EYG year.  This trip is designed to build relationships. Hands down it is the best way to get connected to the youth group.   We will head down to San Onofre State Beach for some fun in the sun.  Make sure you buy some stock in sun tan lotion!  We will be surfing, boogie boarding, and for those of you that don’t know how, we will teach you!  Even if you’re not in the water, there will be plenty of hang time on the beach.

Depart: Friday, June 22 at 8:30am from Denny's on Alicia
Return: Sunday, June 21 at 1pm
Cost: $85 if register by June 1, $100 after June 1

Bring sack lunch for Friday's lunch

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Baptism
Jun
10
5:00 PM17:00

Baptism

Baptism is a celebration of what God has done for you through the death of and resurrection of our Savior, Jesus. "We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life." Romans 6:4   

Sunday, June 10 at 5pm at the home of Jason & Julie Carson. Bring a potluck item and celebrate what God has done and is doing. There will be a baptism class June 3. Please register if you are interested in being baptized.

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Financial Peace University
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Financial Peace University

What if you were following a plan for your money that you KNEW worked? With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money, get out of debt, and create a plan for your future. If you’re interested in learning more about the class, message me! Because we’re offering it at Encounter Church just for you Thursday Nights for nine weeks, May 17 - July 12.

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