Greetings Encounter Church Family!


                    We miss you, love you, and miss worshipping with you. We have been eagerly counting down the days until we can meet face to face. Our state Governor has moved forward with re-opening Virginia as of Friday, May 15th. With this in mind, Encounter Church will

re-open our doors for service this coming Sunday, May 17th. Our main priority is your safety and health, so we want to give you an update for our Phase 1 opening with the following guidelines. We also want to encourage that if you feel you need to stay home during the phase 1 opening, then know we will continue Live Streaming our services.


Phase 1 Guidelines


  • We are asking that if you are not feeling well or running a fever, please remain home and worship with us via Live Stream.
  • We will have a Sunday service in person at 11 A.M.
  • We will have no Sunday School or discipleship classes.
  • We will not offer our Nursery, Pre-K or Children’s Church. (Children should remain with their parents).
  • We will have our nursery facilities available for parents as needed, on a limited basis.
  • Due to the 50% seating capacity, every other row in our sanctuary will be available for seating. (We have blocked off the rows that are not in use; please do not move the barriers.)
  • We are encouraging families to sit togethers in rows, and if two different households are in a row, please separate households with three chairs in between.
  • We will follow CDC guidelines of social distancing. (Please refrain from shaking hands, hugging, fist-bumping, elbow touching, and always maintain six feet of separation.)
  • Please do not congregate in the lobby or social areas of the church.
  • Only the main floor in the main building will be available, with the exception of the nursery for parents as needed. Other buildings will remain locked.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available.
  • The Virginia Department of Health is recommending the wearing of a mask. The choice of wearing a mask & gloves will be left to each individual. The church will not provide these items.
  • We will continue to sanitize the building between each weekly service, including wiping door handles, bathrooms, and common areas.
  • We will not be handing out any bulletins or paper advertisements during this time.
  • Please allow our greeters and ushers to open and hold doors so we can reduce the spread of germs in highly touched surface areas.
  • Wednesday Nights will remain via Live Stream for the main service and Zoom for the youth service during this time.


We look forward to seeing you all and thank you for adhering to all the guidelines as we continue to navigate these uncertain times together. We love you and we are praying for you. Be blessed.

Service Times

Sundays 11 A.M.
Worship Encounter
Wednesdays Online
at 7:30 P.M.

 Contact Us

12240 Five Mile Rd,
   Fredericksburg, VA 22407