1. 5 Simple New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

    It’s that time of year again. We said goodbye to 2020 (finally) and hello to 2021, which means it’s time to start thinking about some goals and resolutions for the coming year. With one week of the year already behind us, you’ve probably had plenty of time to decide on some personal New Year’s resolutions this year. However, we’d like to discuss some ideas about resolutions and goals for…Read More

  2. How to Get Into the Holiday Spirit This Year

    There’s no denying that this year has been more difficult than most in lots of ways. Not only have we all had to come to terms with canceled plans in some capacity, but we’ve also faced loneliness and isolation like never before. Unfortunately, the holidays will also be affected this year. More than likely, your Christmas celebrations will look a bit (if not completely) different from previous…Read More

  3. How to Show Gratitude This Thanksgiving

    For most, Thanksgiving is about delicious turkey and whipped cream-topped slices of pumpkin pie, but what about the giving thanks part? With the holiday just a couple weeks away, it’s important to start thinking about what we’re grateful for and how we plan to show it this season. 2020 has been a tough year for most, which makes it more important than ever to count our blessings. In the midst …Read More

  4. 10 Ways You and Your Family Can Make a Difference This Holiday Season

    With 2020 coming to an end and the holiday season right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about ways to get involved and how to give back to your community. We’ve all had a tough year, which means that coming together to give back is more important than ever. While there are endless possibilities for how you can make a difference this holiday season, this week’s Encounter Church…Read More

  5. How to Stay Involved In Your Community During COVID-19

    It goes without saying that 2020 has been one of the craziest years many of us can remember. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on almost everyone’s plans for the year in some way or another — whether it be something small, like a concert or event, or something more monumental, like a wedding or vacation. Throughout the past six months, some have found it challenging to stay positive, possibly due to …Read More

  6. Why Giving Is Important

    As a child, your parents probably told you that it was better to give than to receive. While it may not have been what you wanted to hear at the time, you have probably since come to realize how very true that statement is. It is definitely enjoyable to receive gifts, but this joy cannot compare with the joy you feel when you give to others. Whether you give of your time, your physical resources, …Read More