We're looking forward to worshipping with you on Sunday! I will be continuing on in my Gear Up sermon series. Please join us in person (at 9AM or 11AM) or online at 10:30AM.

We have added some September events since last week, so be sure to scroll down. Also, don't forget to check out the volunteer opportunities we have available. There are a lot of great ways to serve and connect with others!

Pastor Andy & Your Encounter Church Team
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New Missional Community Group
We have a potential new MC group starting up soon and are trying to gauge interest. The target age group is around 35-65. This is a group for those who are dealing with children in high school or going off to college. Some who may be experiencing life changing experiences, or just feel lost. The goal of the group is to provide time to hang out together, share a meal, share experiences, help each other through hard or changing times, or a source to help with whatever is needed.
If you're interested in this group, please call 517-414-0228 or email us here to let us know.

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September Events
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eKids Live is opening back up this Sunday, September 13th! Check out our options for live and online.
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If you haven't made it out to catch any softball games, here's what's coming up. Come on out to support our teams!
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Journey students plan to join us for our next bonfire on Friday, September 18th.
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You can now begin scheduling appointments to give at our next drive on September 21st. Click here to be taken to the Red Cross website.
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This month we have two prayer nights and we would love to see you come out and join us as we cover our world in prayer.
Volunteer Opportunities
Worship Volunteer Positions:
Lighting Operator: Create and run lighting scenes to enhance worship services at Encounter. A good eye for aesthetics is helpful. Training provided. Time requirements are Wednesday evening rehearsal and Sunday morning on the weeks you are scheduled.

Sound Board Operator: Mix audio for worship services at Encounter. Must have a good ear for music and audio quality. Training provided. Time requirements are Wednesday evening rehearsal and Sunday morning on the weeks you are scheduled.

Musicians: Musicians to be a part of our contemporary worship band. Main instruments desired are: Drums, Keyboards, guitar, & bass. Experience with contemporary music and playing in a band setting preferred but not necessarily required. Time requirements are Wednesday evening rehearsal and Sunday morning on the weeks you are scheduled.

Vocalists: Singers to be a part of leading worship from the stage. Strong vocal skills required, should be able to carry a melody well and sing basic harmony parts. Confident stage presence and a good comfort level with being expressional in worship in front of others preferred. Time requirements are Wednesday evening rehearsal and Sunday morning on the weeks you are scheduled.

eKids Volunteer Positions:
eKids is forming 3 teams who will be rotating 2 weeks on and 4 weeks off.

Welcome/Check In - greeting families and checking students in

Nursery - ages birth - 2 years - cuddles and snuggles with our youngest ekids we are looking for two helpers a week

2-3 year olds - energetic play and hands on learning learning - we are looking for teachers and helpers

4-5s - exploring and experimenting as they grow we are looking for teachers and helpers

K-5th - building relationships and shining Gods love to our Powerhouse crew we are looking for two helpers each week

007 - willing to serve anywhere and fill in when needed

Hospitality Volunteer Positions:
Door Greeters: Greet at the main doors from 8:45 -11:15 on the Sundays you are scheduled. A willingness to smile and bring a smile to others' faces is all you need for this position.

Hospitality Hosts: Help set up coffee, drinks, food and clean up before and after service approx 8AM- 12:00 PM on the Sundays you are scheduled.

COVID Coordinators: Looking for 2 or 3 people to rotate this position on Sunday mornings. This person will check with children's ministry check in's to ensure that all COVID policies are being followed and will report to the Hospitality Director at the end of service with all paperwork. (Make sure all children have been temp checked, filters are running and cleaning crew has cleaned.)

Other Volunteer Positions:
Food Pantry Director: Seeking someone with a servant's heart to lead our food pantry ministry and team. This individual must be organized and passionate about loving others. Some of the responsibilities include being willing to schedule and manage volunteers for this ministry as well as place and coordinate orders. Our food pantry is open every Thursday from 10AM - 12PM and is currently being run in a drive thru format.

If you're interested in any of these positions, please click here to fill out a quick volunteer sign up and type the specific position in the notes section at the end.
eKids Ministry
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Journey Ministries
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Community Outreach
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Food pantry patrons are able to come as many Thursdays as they need instead of just once a month. Please help us spread the word to the community!
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The Encounter It AA Group that meets in our building has added more in person meetings. These meetings are limited to 10 people and masks are required at this time.
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Encounter Counseling Support Group
Check out the Encounter Counseling Facebook Page for meeting and contact information.

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