Monday, September 29, 2008


Our small groups operate on a rotation during our school year. They meet for about 3 weeks and then take a brief, one week break where meeting is optional or more casual. Some groups take a much needed break. Others plan a movie or starbucks run or whatever.

So, this Wednesday, October 1, is the first of such days during our school year where there are no official small groups.


October 1: NO GROUPS- check with your leader to see if you're meeting.

October 8: GUYS MEET IN STUDENT CENTER A. GIRLS GROUPS MEET ON JOURNEY'S CAMPUS FOR A GIRLS NIGHT OUT (a new thing where once every 3 months our girls groups are meeting together all in one place for friendship and teaching together.)



October 29: NO GROUPS- check with your leader to see if you're meeting.

Friday, September 19, 2008


If you've ever wondered where some of the videos we show in encounter end up- the ones we've made and such... well, you can find several of them here on youtube.

We'll add some more soon. But drop on by and enjoy the ones we have there.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Hey encounter. A buck a week is all we ask.

If you can muster up a buck each time you join us on the weekend, then you can help us seriously change the world.

Last week there were 157 people in our weekend service. If everyone brought a buck, it'd be... drum roll... 157 bucks. We know. Our math skills are amazing. Sadly, there was only 37 bucks in the piggy banks. Seriously. $37.

What would we do with $157 you ask? Answer:

Well last week we sponsored walk their walk for $150. (not all from that weeks offering obviously- our math skills are not miraculous you know)

We sponsored the following 3 children living in poverty around the world, which costs about $100 a month for all 3 of them combined.

We also sponsor an orphanage in Uganda called Welcome Home that some of our students visited this last summer for about $50 a month.

SO, MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD. A buck a week. It's all we ask.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


Hey students,

our small groups restart for the fall TOMORROW!!!!

If you're a guy, then they meet at Journey in Student Center A from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and you bring $4 for dinner. If you're a girl, then they mostly meet in homes from 7 to 9pm, but it kinda varies a little.

But either way, small groups ROCK. Please come and join us for a great year of friendships, deepening our faith, and building memories.

Please contact us ASAP if you'd like to get involved.

Thursday, September 04, 2008


Calling all high school students who want to serve in some significant way in Encounter this year. It's that time of year and we're accepting applications for one of 6 teams you can join this year.

You can pick up an application in Encounter or even download one here.

We are looking for people for the following teams:
  • PEOPLE: help greet, write visitor cards, pass out Bibles, help with game supplies, just generally love on those who come to our weekend services.
  • PRAISE: join our band and lead out with your voice or another insturment. They practice thursday nights in Encounter.
  • PROGRAM: Help us plan out our weekend services and review the past ones. We meet every Wednesday from 4:30 to 6pm.
  • PRODUCTION: help us with sound, lights, and computers in our student center.
  • PLANET: help us with our recycling program as we strive to raise funds for sponsor children and for camp scholarships as well.
  • PRAYER: we are looking for a group of students with a passion to pray who can dive in and help us plan a few annual prayer and worship nights in our ministry as well as pray over our ministry on a weekly basis as a team.
IF ANY OF THAT SOUNDS GOOD TO YOU, then fill out an application and join us today! Our kick off BBQ is from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday, Sept. 14 at Brian's house. Directions will be available in Encounter this weekend and next.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Our Sunday's are busting at the seems these days. Come and join us. We're starting a new series of teaching this weekend called "everybody matters". It goes for the next 6 week and we're serious... EVERYBODY MATTERS.

And yes... that means you too.

Come join us, this Sunday at 10:45am. We'd LOVE to have you.