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Welcome to
Encounter Church

We are glad to have you visiting with us online. Please contact us if you have any questions or prayer requests. You are invited to join us this Sunday morning at 10:00 for our worship service.

Current Sermon Series

Our current sermon series is a verse-by-verse study of the Old Testament book of Ruth. In the book of Ruth, we see how God restores those who look to him with hope. Though tragedy marks the beginning of the story, God’s love and sovereign plan weave together a beautiful tapestry of ordinary lives and redemptive purposes. Ruth reminds us to see our day-to-day lives as part of a bigger, hope-filled story of redemption.

Men’s Bible Study

On the first Saturday morning of the month the men gather at the church building for a Bible Study from 8:00-9:30am. Coffee and donuts are served. Contact Pastor Dan Horton for more details. The next study is schedule for Saturday, February 3.

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Encounter Groups


Our Encounter Groups provide an opportunity for deeper fellowship and Bible study in a small group setting. These groups meet in homes around our community during the week. Contact Pastor Dan to find a group to join.

Soup and Salad Lunch


Join us for a soup and salad lunch on Sunday, February 4, immediately following the church service. This informal time is a great opportunity to fellowship with the church family. The soups and salads will be provided by the church.

Potluck and Prayer

On the first Wednesday evening of each month, we gather for a potluck meal and time of prayer. The meal begins at 6:30 and the prayer time begins soon after 7:00. Individuals and families are encouraged to bring a finger food dish to share. The evening typically concludes around 8:00. The next Potluck and Prayer is Wednesday, February 7 at the church building.


Marriage Enrichment Evening


Married and soon-to-be married couples are invited to an evening of encouragement and teaching. We will be learning from a video series by Paul Tripp and enjoying heart probing conversation. Desserts and coffee will be served. The evening is scheduled for Friday, February 9 at 6:30pm. The evening will take place at the church building.

Discipleship Class

We are on this wonderful journey of learning what it means to follow Christ. Discipleship is one way we grow in our relationship with God as we learn from others. Join us for this six-weekSunday morning study starting on February 11 at 8:55am. We will be walking through 1 and 2 Timothy.

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New Partners’ Lunch


Are you interested in joining Encounter Church? Come to our New Partners’ Lunch on Sunday, February 18 to learn more about the history, beliefs, mission, and values of our church. This informational meeting will start following the morning service. Lunch will be served. Roll up your sleeves and get involved!

Women’s Retreat

Our annual Women’s Retreat is Friday and Saturday, March 1-2 in Clarksville, IN. The retreat theme is “Our Identity in Christ”. Registration is now open. The cost is $145 per person. Ladies, be sure to mark your calendars and plan on attending this refreshing time together.


Seder Meal


On Good Friday, March 29 at 6:00 pm we have the unique opportunity to participate in a Seder Meal (Passover Observance) under the direction of Rabbi Aaron Bortz. Immediately following the Seder Meal portion of the evening, we will enjoy a Church Family Meal (potluck style). The main meat will be smoked beef brisket provided by the church. All are encouraged to bring a side dish/dessert to share. Registration for the meal will open as the date gets closer.

Easter Sunday

On Easter Sunday morning we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and declare it to be true! We tell the world that Jesus is alive and unashamedly proclaim that the tomb could not hold Him back, death was unable to keep Him down, and the grip of Satan proven powerless. Jesus is risen and we have a hope that will not disappoint. Join us on Sunday, March 31 at 10:00am for our Easter service.

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EncounterKIDS Volunteer Training


We love the children of Encounter Church and understand the importance of providing a safe environment for discipleship. On Saturday morning, April 13, Anne Swetnam will be leading a training workshop for all our EncounterKIDS Ministry Volunteers. Mark your calendars and make every effort to participate.



Worship Service 10:00 a.m.

Nursery (6 wks. to 3 yrs.)

Pre-K Care (3 to 4 yrs.)


Typical month but changes may occur.

1st Wed. 6:30 p.m. - Prayer & Potluck

1st Sat. 8:00 a.m. - Men's Breakfast

1st through 4th week - Small Groups

5th Week - No Weekday Activities


Encounter Church

9105 Galene Drive, Louisville, KY 40299

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