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Vacation Bible School
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
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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5:00 PM17:00


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
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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10:00 AM10:00


There is power in the name of Jesus. Over our Easter weekend we will celebrate the power of the cross, resurrection and Jesus...that is the power of Easter.

Good Friday: March 30, 6:30pm
Sunrise Service: April 1, 6:30am
Easter Service: April 1, 10am


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4:00 PM16:00


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.

February  7 - April 22, 2018
Groups will meets weekly

Celebration Potluck Dinner
Sunday, April 29, 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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Bless Teachers
12:30 PM12:30

Bless Teachers

It is that time of year to start thinking about how we can bless the teachers and staff at Philip Reilly Elementary School. Each week on Sundays, we leave a treat for the staff to enjoy on Mondays. The absolutely love it and it makes Monday their favorite day. We provide a treat for about 40 people each week. It can be anything. The staff has really enjoyed healthy snacks over the past year like nuts, cheese, healthy popcorn, veggies, and fruit. But, they do enjoy donuts, cookies, and bagels as well. It does not have to be something fancy. Also, you can put refrigerated items in the fridge on Sunday, and I have a friend who will pull it out in the morning.  If you need ideas or have any questions please contact me Amy Hakola. 

Thank you for serving!

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Zion Family Camp
to Aug 6

Zion Family Camp

Zion National Park is one of the most beautiful sites in all of God’s creation.    This trip is designed for you as a family to enjoy time with each other and to build relationships with other Encounter families.  Many elements of this trip are on our own but here are some details to help with

All families will be responsible for their own transportation.     We have reserved two group sites inside the park.   All meals, snacks and water will be provided.



  • $160 per Adult (13 years and older) - Camping + Food
  • $60 for children (2 years - 12 years old) - Camping + Food
  • Free - Children 2 and under free
  • $100 per Adult (13 years and older) - Food Only (Responsible for accommodations on your own)
  • $50 per Child (2 years - 12 years old) - Food Only
  • * Rafting, water shoes and other activities may incur additional costs


  • Park pass is required for entry - Purchase in advance here or at the gate to Zion Park (https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/annual-passes.htm)
    1 Week Pass is $30, Annual pass is $80,  4th Graders can get their families in for free, Seniors, military and volunteers can receive additional discounts

  • Transportation on your own

    • Approximately 430 miles which takes 7 - 8 hours depending on traffic and times you travel


  • Camp:  We have reserved two groups sites for up to 45 people.   We will be having our group meetings and meals at the group site.

    • Watchman Campground

    • Toilets, drinking water and picnic tables are provided at this facility. Tent-only

    • No Shower or Laundry Facilities. There are no shower or laundry facilities located in the park

  • Hotel:

    • Limited to 4 rooms

      • $950 - Hotel ($169.95/night + Taxes / Fees - Approximately $950 to be paid directly to Hotel)

      • Quality Inn Springdale at Zion Park, 479 Zion Park Blvd, Springdale, UT 84767 1-435-772-3237

  • Make your own reservations...options include St. George or B&B



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Vacation Bible School
to Jul 21

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School will be July 17 - 21 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm each evening.   

Maker Fun Factory is a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they're lovingly crafted by God. This summer our kids are going to set out on a great adventure at Vacation Bible School. We want this to be the best week of our kids lives. Join us July 17 - 21 for an epic week of adventure. Volunteers needed.


Ages 4 Years - Incoming 5th Grade

Volunteers and get one child FREE  
$49 per child, $130 max per family

Registration Opens May 1.

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Men's Retreat
to Jun 11

Men's Retreat

We are joining Woodbridge Community Church for their annual Men's golf retreat. Helping men meet, know and follow Jesus. This will be very relaxing weekend to build friendships and dive into God's Word given by our very own Pastor Jason.


7:00am            Optional golf: Morongo Golf at Tukwet Canyon ($50 pay at course)
12:30pm           Optional golf: Morongo Golf at Tukwet Canyon ($20 Pay at course)
3:00pm            Check-in at Embassy Suites Hotel
5:30pm            Hangout & Deli Buffet

6:45am            Golf tournament at desert falls country club / free time
5:00pm           Session 1 with Pastor Jason
6:00pm           Dinner
7:00pm            Session 2 with Pastor Jason
8:00pm            Session 3

7:00am            Breakfast (at hotel - on your own)
8:00am            Optional Golf: Indian Canyons ($45 Pay at course)
12:00pm           Checkout


$191 - 2 Per Room (No Golf)
$155 - 3 Per Room (No Golf)
$226 - 2 Per Room (With Golf)
$190 - 3 Per Room (With Golf)

+ $50 - Friday, 7am Golf with Cart
+ $20 - Friday, 12:30pm Golf with Cart
+ $45 - Saturday, 8am Golf with Cart


Packing List 


  • Bible, journal, pen
  • Golf clubs
  • Swimsuit / flip flops
  • Polo shirt
  • Tennis Shoes & Golf Shoes
  • Sweatshirt / light jacket 
  • Shorts 
  • Pair of pants
  • Shirts
  • Socks & Underwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Toiletries
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