This Week at Encounter


Stuff the Bus: Our annual school supplies drive ends this Tuesday with a live broadcast on Choice 102. Bring much-needed school supplies for students in the Athens, Sayre, Waverly and Tioga Central school districts to Valley Energy by 9 am Tuesday. Following the live broadcast, teams from Encounter will distribute the items to the districts. If you would like to help out, contact Rebecca Romig at 607-857-2128. For more details about the program, visit our web site.

Serve at Encounter: We can always use more help to bring church to the Valley if you want to find out how you can get involved, visit our website


At Encounter, church isn’t a place you go on Sunday, it’s what you do every day of the week. Our mission is to love God, love people and make disciples. We do that through our vision – To give, love and serve in Jesus’ name and see our community transformed one person at a time.

Small Groups

Adult ministries at Encounter are designed to make the big Sunday morning church experience feel a little smaller. We've crafted our environments to help you connect with others who are in the same season of life, forming close-knit communities to navigate the ups and downs of those seasons together. By meeting together, sharing meals, walking through curriculum, studying the Word, and simply doing life with another, the adults in our congregation have a safe place where they can get connected with the resources, support, and friendships to help them live fuller lives in Christ.


None of us wants church to be a place our kids dread going. And the good news is, we don't think it has to be! It's our hope that by creating fun, exciting environments where kids (babies through 5th grade) can experience God in new ways, we'll help you avoid the Sunday morning struggle and make church a place your kids can't wait to get to each week! For our student-age teens, our student ministry connects students with one another as well as with leaders who want to support them in their journeys.

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