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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Encounter Now Gathering at the Pattern House

We are pleased to announce that our worship gatherings have moved to 11am Sunday mornings at the historic Pattern House.

Built in 1897, the Pattern House served as pay master in the early days for the Northern Pacific Railroad, to a pattern building workshop for the foundry that ran next door.

In the 90's, the Pattern House became a popular coffee house in Helena, but has been vacant since 2005. Encounter is now excited to use the space to connect with the Helena community and provide a unique environment in which to Encounter God, Experience Community, and Engage Culture.

We held our first un-announced gathering this last Sunday on March 27 as a "trial run" to determine the logistics of how to setup for worship, areas for kids, and refreshments. It was a success. The Pattern House is a perfect intimate environment that is warm and welcoming. View photos of the setup below.

April is gonna be AWESOME! We'll be taking every opportunity to get the word out about our new gathering location and time. On Saturday, April 16 @ 10am-2pm, we'll be serving the community and getting the word out at the Downtown Helena Kids Spring Fest as we host free kids bounce houses, cotton candy, and popcorn. We've had teams of missionaries come pray over and help clean up the grounds at the Pattern House. We'll also be walking the area, letting our neighbors know.

Our first event at the Pattern House will be a Meet & Greet Concert Evening on Friday, April 22 @ 6:30pm. There will be yummy food, tasty refreshments, and plenty of conversation. We're hoping to get to know you, and hoping you can get to know us better. There will also be a great musical guest, Temple Veil.

Then, Sunday, April 24 @ 11am will be our very first Easter Morning gathering. Enjoy great live worship music, an engaging message, and a fun time for kids. Plus, we're having an awesome Egg Hunt for the kids and giving away the biggest Easter Basket ever!

Centrally located in Helena, just go east from Malfunction Junction (where Montana Avenue, Helena Avenue, and Lyndale meet) on Lyndale, the Pattern House is the first building on the right at 1229 E. Lyndale Ave.

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