October 22, 2020 Update

Indoor Worship resumes November 1!
 
For more information on how services are being affected by health and safety measures please review our ReEntry page.
 


September 24, 2020 Update

Greetings FOL Friends and Family!

 

If you haven’t had an opportunity to see our previous updates, we encourage you to read them towards the bottom of this page.

 

While some time has passed since our last COVID related update; the Leadership, COVID Team, and Staff have been working diligently to prepare for our next phase of church life in the age of COVID.  We most recently kicked off the Red Letter Challenge and we are excited to complete this challenge with you, no matter where you are worshiping!

 

Below are a few updates we want to share with you:

 

Beginning October 4, outdoor worship will be held at 11am.  Now that Fall is upon us, cooler temperatures will be following and we want to allow more time for temperatures to rise. Please note, this means worship this Sunday, Sunday Sept 27 will still be at 9am.

 

While we are out of the Sanctuary, we are taking advantage of this opportunity to update our HVAC system.  God has blessed us with many more years of “life” than originally anticipated but the timing and opportunity has presented itself to complete this work!  Thanks to the Property Team for their continued dedication!

 

Although we are not able to worship inside yet, we are pleased to announce that ministry groups and teams are able to access the facility.  The COVID team has curated best practices and detailed procedures for how these events can take place at Fountain of Life, while meeting requirements for Health and Safety.  If your group or team is interested in using the facility please complete the Facility Usage Request Form here, or contact Deb Hayward with any questions.

 

Lastly, the church office will be open M-F 9am-1pm.  Feel free to call us or stop by during this time.  If these times do not work for you, contact the Church Office (during office hours) to make other arrangements.

 

To stay up to date on all things related to Fountain of Life, check out our weekly announcements, or the e-newsletter (sign up here).

 

Continued Prayers for You and Your Families,

Sarah Speaks

Media Communications Coordinator



July 30, 2020 Update

Greetings FOL Friends and Family!

If you haven’t had an opportunity to see our previous updates, we encourage you to read them towards the bottom of this page.

 

Since March, we have been searching ways to maintain some consistency in our lives and the church has been no different. From continuing to offer two worship styles the first few months of the pandemic to continuing to offer an online worship experience when we began holding outdoor services, we have done our best to provide a level of continuity for our Fountain of Life family.  We hope that you have found value in this, since we are all having to adapt to changes so rapidly. That all being said, we want to share with you a new change being implemented this weekend, and that also will continue to be provided when we are able to return to worship in the sanctuary.

 

Beginning August 2, we are transitioning from pre-recorded worship services for our online worshipers to livestreaming our outdoor services.  While we intended on holding off on doing this until we were back in the Sanctuary, we found it to be ideal to begin livestreaming sooner rather than later.  We are planning to continue to worship outdoors at least through the end of August but cannot know confidently that we will be back in the sanctuary in September until we are closer to that time.  Livestreaming outdoors may not be ideal for everyone, it comes with some additional challenges, such as the sunlight, heat, and limited equipment that must be setup and torn down each Sunday.  But it also comes with some advantages!  We will be able to worship together at the same time, no matter where we are!  We hope this brings as much excitement to you as it does to us!  You can access the livestream here.

 

A few other worship related updates for those worshiping with us:  Thanks to a special church family, we will have an event tent set up on the lawn for shade beginning August 2nd!  It has been a HOT summer so far and we are honored by those that have stuck with us in the sun these past few weeks.  The tent will offer additional shade while we can continue to maintain social distancing guidelines.

 

If you choose to worship from your car in the parking lot, we ask for those parking closest to the grass to keep their car engines off to reduce noise for those on the lawn.  If you prefer to have your car running, please park in a different row.  Don’t forget to tune into 106.3fm to follow along with the worship service from the parking lot.

 

The 9am outdoor worship service will remain weather permitting.  If we have to cancel outdoor worship due to weather, all members are encouraged to tune in to the livestream at 9am (which we will stream inside with the worship team).  If you miss the 9am livestream you will be able to watch a replay of service after the livestream ends.

 

Praying for you and your family during these challenging times,

Sarah Speaks

Media Communications Coordinator



June 18, 2020 Update

Greetings FOL Friends and Family!

 

We have had a lot of transitions from March until now, below is a short history and update on our current plans impacted by COVID-19.  This update should also help shed light on how Fountain of Life is moving forward in response to this current situation.


April 30, 2020 Update

“Abide with Me”
Hello, Fountain of Life family! I want to say that I miss you all! You are in my thoughts and prayers in this very unusual time when we cannot be together in our usual ways of worship and study, but we certainly can be together in spirit and in prayer! I pray that you are finding your peace and solace in your faith in Jesus Christ our Savior, who provides peace beyond our understanding.


March 27, 2020 Update

Forsyth County will be entering a Stay At Home Order beginning on Friday March 27 at 5:00 pm.  As a result, Fountain of Life will be closing our offices until the order has been lifted. We will also no longer be able to offer private communion.  

Just because we are not inside of the church facility, does not mean that the Church has been stopped. Jesus has promised that he will build His Church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.  Staff have been preparing for the possibility of a shelter in place order and will be working remotely. You can still call the church office number and still get the same wonderful voice of Karen Wolfe on the other end.  Online worship will still be posted on Sunday morning and Wednesday evening.  We will continue to post ideas and faith lessons for families with children at home on our FOL KIDS@HOME page.  

Right now, there are so many things that can cause fear and anxiety.  Now is the time that we can choose Faith over Fear.  There are three things that we can do to keep our focus on God, and not the storm around us.


March 19, 2020 Update

One week ago, life changed in North Carolina as restrictive measures were put in place to limit the spread of the COVID-19.  In the wake of these new challenges and hardships, as God’s people we are called to rise up and bring comfort and healing to the hurting.  We have had to learn to do this in new ways. Things that we used to do to show love for each other have become the very thing that we are now asked to avoid: spending time together, giving a hug, or even gathering together for worship in God’s house.   Read more



March 13, 2020 9pm

Hello everyone,

Over the last few days, the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus) have been changing rapidly.  Our Response Team has endeavored to keep up with the latest developments and are staying in touch with our town officials.  On Friday afternoon, the town leadership asked that all gatherings in Kernersville be cancelled, regardless of size. While this is not a mandated Law, we felt that it would be good for us to partner with the direction of the authorities that God has placed above us in accordance with the 4th Commandment.  


March 13, 2020 10am

Hello everyone,

Today, we are facing an increasing concern over the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).  The response to this worldwide concern has been brought to a new level in North Carolina as Governor Roy Cooper announced that groups over 100 should cancel, postpone, or modify their events.  Many of you may be wondering what this will mean for Fountain of Life. After speaking with a Town of Kernersville official, we will be able to continue holding public worship services.