High School & College Ministry

Encounter is the high school and college ministry of Redeemer Church. We are passionate about seeing students discover the life-transforming power of the Gospel!

CLICK HERE to register for Encounter Camp 2021

Encounter Utica:

Every Wednesday at 7:00PM

Encounter Utica on Facebook

For more information about Encounter at Utica contact Pastor Tim Nicolette

Encounter Albany:

Every Friday at 7:00PM

Encounter Albany on Facebook

For more information about Encounter Albany contact Pastor Josh Moore

College Students – check out our Uncommon Internship site for more information!


Encounter/ Launch “in-person” services

All in attendance (youth leaders, students, etc.) will be required to wear masks while within six feet of others.

Social distancing
•The sanctuary will be set-up like the Sunday service with a grouping of chairs around the sanctuary. We will not stack any chairs and will leave them distanced around the entire room.

•Students will be encouraged to gather outside in the open air when they are fellowshipping before and after service

•Check-in and greeting will be outside under a pop-up tent before service to encourage students to socialize outside

•We will encourage (to the best of our ability) everyone to maintain the recommended 6 feet of distance between one another

•There will be no group games before or after service

•Worship will be as usual with students spread throughout the entirety of our sanctuary

•Sermons will be as usual with students again spread out sitting throughout the sanctuary in socially distanced groups

•There will only be prepackaged food given out if we have some kind of event (ex. pre-packaged popsicles)

•Prayer will take place at the appropriate social distance

•All encounter services in their entirety will be live-streamed to our @encounterutica Facebook page on 7pm every weds day so students will have the ability to Join in online

•There will be no attendance limits as our sanctuary at the 33% occupancy exceeds 200 people which is larger than our youth group

Small groups
•Small groups will attempt to meet outside in distanced groups around the church property depending on the weather. If we are inside we will utilize the church classrooms, which have a limit of about 6-7 students apiece per classroom in accordance with the current 33% compact recommendations

•All small groups will have a ZOOM link set-up for thereafter service group so that students at home will be able to connect to there groups
Note*- our restrictions will be loosened in alignment with all government recommendation updates

Note*- our restrictions will be loosened in alignment with all government recommendation updates