Thank you!!

All donated money and gifts for our Adopted Family have been turned in!

Thank you for your awesome giving spirits and generous hearts!

We had a Wrapping Party!!  Whoop! Whoop!

And then everything was delivered to the family before Christmas. 

The children were very surprised to see all the gifts!! The family is VERY appreciative and extremely thankful for everyone who helped make this a special "Merry Christmas!" for each one of them. 

Thank you!!



A huge “Thank You!!” to all who have volunteered to help out! We still need more assistance. Put your experience, time, gifts, and talents to good use. Make a difference in many other people’s lives as well as your own! Encore is growing and we need your help to continue thriving and providing quality activities. Let us know if you can help in some way. We are looking forward to hearing from you!  Click here if you are willing to assist in some way!


 Thank you!!

WebmasterA very special "Thank You!!" to Jeff Dean of LMS Website Services, LLC for constructing this website!  He worked tirelessly on getting us all set to launch. 

Jeff has been great to work with and we really appreciate all he has done.  Jeff can be reached at 248-804-9744 when considering who to have for YOUR webmaster.

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Be sure to let us know which event you wish to attend, your first and last name, and a phone number where you may be easily reached in the event of a venue or time change. You may also call 248-786-0760 and leave a message.We will return your call as soon as possible.  Thank you.


Recurring Events

"Sweets for the Body and Soul!"  Friday, February 1st

   This  monthly Bible Study meets at the Troy Campus in Room 115 from 7-8:30 pm.  

Bible Study

Come and enjoy some sweets for your body and some nourishment for your soul.There is no need to RSVP and it's free. Just come and meet some new friends, enjoy some snacks, and learn Bible-based life lessons for your soul.

Each session is good on it's own, so if you've missed some, it's OK to join in anytime.  You may attend as often as you'd like.


This time we will be watching and discussing a DVD by Andy Stanley and we will be looking at what the Bible says regarding relationships.   Enter through the west door of the 3-story Educational Wing of the Troy Campus and go down the hallway to the first room on your left, Room  115.    Take that "Next Step" and experience a wonderful time together with other singles.


Square Dancing on Monday Nights at the Troy Community Center!

Join us on Monday nights at 7 pm in Rm. 305 of the Troy community Center, 3179 Livernois, in Troy. Square Dance cartoon

The dress is casual.   Questions? Click here

The price for Encore attenders is $5 each.  

When you arrive, park in the North Parking lot and go in through the North Entrance. 

Go straight to the first room on the left, which is Rm. 305. 

Look for Jan, who will be your Encore Hostess for the evening.



Beginner Line Dancing Classes Every Thursday, 6-7 pm Troy Campus Room 304! 

This class is open to all adults, any age, married or single.  No dance partners are required and you don't need to RSVP.

Use the elevator near the big orange slide in the main lobby to reach the 3rd floor.

It’s only $6 per session. Mark yourLine Dancing cropped calendars and don’t miss out! Wear comfortable shoes (No high heels or black sole shoes on the dance floor). No need to RSVP, just show up!

If you would like, and you still have some energy left, for an additional $5, you may stay later for the regular Line Dancing Class which goes from 7-8:30 pm every Thursday.

Any questions? Please call your instructor, Doug at 586-246-4243. Join us for a great night of exercise and making new friends.

Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Line Dancing Classes Thursdays 7- 8:30 pm Troy Campus in Rm. 304  (Experienced Beginners are welcome!)


Use the elevator near the big orange slide in the main lobby to reach the 3rd floor.  It's only $6 for a great night of fun and exercise.  This class is open to all adults, any age, married or single.  No dance partners are required and you don't need to RSVP.  Wear comfortable shoes. (No high heels or black sole shoes on the dance floor)  Join us and have a BLAST!

Beginner Line Dancing Class meets every Saturday Morning at the Orion Campus from 10-11:30 am in Rm. 1100 of the Kid's Wing. 

You may want to bring a water bottle with you and wear comfortable leather-soled shoes, if possible, since you will be dancing on a rug. It's only $6 for a great morning of fun and exercise.  This class is open to all adults, any age, married or single.  No dance partners are required and you don't need to RSVP.  Join us and have a BLAST!  Just show up, get some great exercise, and have lots of fun! 

Team Planning Meetings are usually held monthly.  

Would you like to be part of the action?

Would you like to get to know the leaders of Encore?

Would you like to make new friends?

Would you like to have a say in what activities are being offered?

Would you like to help out with putting on an event?


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If you answered "Yes!" to any of these questions, please join us on Wednesday, February 13th!

Let us know if you'd like to be a part of this group by clicking here to join the Planning Team!

We need your ideas, suggestions, comments, and assistance as Encore continues to grow.   Your input is highly valued!  If you are interested in being a part of what's going on and would like to help out, please join us for our planning meetings at the Troy Campus.  All you have to do is let us know that you're interested in attending and we will let you know in which room and time that we will be meeting for that day.  Our next meeting will be February 13th. Thank you! Click here if you'd like to attend and/or if you have any ideas that you would like to share.


New Events



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Euchre Night on Saturday, January 19th

7-10 pm at the Troy Campus 

Chat Room  

(SE corner in the Main Lobby!)


 It's a Euchre Party with Food and Prizes! Euchre block

 Chat Room - SE corner of the Main Lobby

Troy Campus, 1825 E. Square Lk. Rd. Troy

Park in the South Parking lot and enter through the South Door. 



Join us after the 5:30 pm evening service. 

Friendly games will begin at 7 pm so please arrive before then to register.

Bring $5 and an appetizer or a dessert to pass.  Water, Chips, Pretzels, and Dip will be provided.  You may bring your own non-alcoholic beverage.

With no appetizer or dessert, we will ask for an extra $5 donation which will go toward our Community Service Projects. Thank you! 


If you arrive after 7 pm, we may or may not be able to seat you with the gaming tables since they may already be in play.  However, you may still enjoy the food and socialize!  We will do our best to seat you in the games.  Also, be aware that the building may be locked for security reasons, after 7:15 pm, so please arrive before then.

If you don't know how to play, that's okay.  We'll have a table where you can learn. 

If you would like to attend Kensington's Saturday evening service at 5:30 with us, meet us by the Chat Room by 5:15 so that we can go into the service and sit together.  You may leave your food in the room beforehand.

Please click here by Friday, January 18th, to reserve a seat for the games!



Dinner and Movie Night

Saturday, January 26th


Let's meet for dinner together at 5:00 pm at Uno's, 44805 Mound Rd. in Sterling Heights  just south of M-59!


At the restaurant, while we are eating, we'll decide which movie each of us would like to see

and then we'll group up with those of us who wish to see the same movie at the nearby AMC Theater. 

A list of the current movies will be provided to choose from.

After the movie, we may meet back at Uno's for coffee and perhaps dessert

to share our movie experiences with each other. That will be discussed at dinner.

Reservations at Uno's will be under "Encore."

So that we can save you a seat for dinner, RSVP by clicking  HERE  as soon as possible!

Location Uno's 44805 Mound Rd. Sterling Heights



Motown Soup Kitchen
Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:30 am - Noon
Help out at the Motown Soup Organization!

Here is a wonderful community service opportunity!  

Based in Utica, MI, Trinity Lutheran Church - 45160 Van Dyke, in Utica, this all volunteer organization produces delicious soup and food mixes that are sold and the proceeds go to soup kitchens, homeless shelters, food banks, and free clinics.  Know that while you are enjoying putting things together, you are helping someone in need to get a warm meal and shelter.

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We have reserved  20 slots and you must be registered with us in advance.

We will meet in the Trinity Lutheran Church Kitchen - 45160 Van Dyke, in Utica.  (NE corner of M-59 and Van Dyke)


RSVP here as soon as possible for contact information.  We will need your phone number, please, in case there are any last minute changes.





This group is for YOU!

We need your ideas, suggestions, and your assistance. 

Please send us your thoughts/comments by clicking here.


If you would like to be a part of what's going on and are able to assist us with any events, attend our meetings, please let us know by clicking here.

Thank you!  


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