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Special Equipping Events


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Encounter Weekend** - Next weekend TBD fall 2017, Fri 6:30p to Sat 2:30p

Prayer Skills Training** - Next weekend TBD fall 2017 - Fri 6:30p to Sat 2:30p

New Member Class** - Watch here for next date or call church office.

Ministry Celebration - on a Sunday morning in the fall

**RSVP if you plan to attend this event. 738-2465 or



This Class is for those who wish to learn more about First Church as well as for those who already know that they wish to join First Church.

QUESTIONS OR INTEREST, call the church office 738-2465 or email:




is an opportunity to allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. Expect a mighty transformation whether you are a new believer or a long time disciple.

An Encounter Weekend is time set aside to allow the Holy Spirit access to our heart, mind, and life. It can and does cause a great leap forward in the discipling of an individual. You can imagine how that can profoundly affect their walk with Christ. But it also can cause a great leap forward for long time believers who have only known a traditional discipling program. And, those of us who have been discipled in both ways find that we experience another leap forward each time we give the Holy Spirit time to work in us. Comments from a recent weekend inclulde:

The Encounter Weekend was fantastic. On Friday, I felt the enemy really working on me and not wanting me to go to the class. When I was prayed over Friday evening, I felt such an immediate relief and the weight on my shoulders was lifted and it was an amazing feeling. I learned how rejection can have a huge effect on your life and the freedom of having it broken off. There was so much to learn and the tools were so helpful. Thank you all for feeding us and for making this class a life changing one. I'm so glad to be much more aware of the importance the Holy Spirit plays in my life.

A flyer is available at the church's Info Center with more information. Contact Barb Foster at church or email: if you have questions. Sign up in the Info Center or by contacting Barb and save the weekend today!!

Friday evening - 6:30 pm – 9 pm including a light supper as we begin AND

Saturday morning 8:30 am – 3:30 pm with an enhanced continental breakfast & lunch included.

Please plan to attend all sessions.

Meals included – donations accepted. There is no other cost to you.

Where: First Church, Ephrata

RSVP to Barb Foster ( or 738-2465) by Monday preceding the event to help us with our planning. Thank you.


Do you want an increase in your prayer life?

Consider attending


a seminar to equip you with tools to use in your own prayer life as well as an essential training piece for those who might be sensing a desire or call to future prayer ministry.

Comments from past participants included:

“I found much of my idea of prayer was turned on its head ... I am happy to say... God's yoke is easy and His burden is light. I learned to release the burden I placed on myself and to take on God's. Through His Holy Spirit He will guide us in the activity of prayer.”

“It was really a worthwhile experience and at times I really felt the presence of God.”

“I just love the way God always shows up at these seminars!”

Although you may never be called to minister to others in this area, this seminar will help you to pray more effectively for yourself and your own family.


Friday 6:30 pm – 9 pm including a light supper as we begin AND

Saturday 8:30 am – 2:30 pm with enhanced continental breakfast & lunch included.

Costs: Meals by donation. Book $7.

Where: First Church, Ephrata

Please plan to attend all sessions.

Send Your RSVP to Barb Foster ( 738-2465) by Sunday before the event to help us plan.


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