What You Need to Know About Returning to In-Person Worship

The Fountain is grateful to welcome you back to in-person worship! We are currently holding worship services on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month. In accordance with current state and federal mandates, the Sanctuary at The Fountain of Raleigh can accommodate up to approximately 100 people (including choir and musicians), depending upon socially-distanced seating.
A new HVAC system has been installed for the building. The system meets industry standards for COVID mitigation. The building, especially frequent-touch surfaces, are cleaned and sanitized between services, including seating. All worship service program participants and volunteers are required to be fully-vaccinated.
Current CDC guidance pertaining to places of worship encourages all people who are not fully vaccinated to maintain social distance and continue to wear face masks. Because it can be hard to know who is vaccinated and who is not, The Fountain has decided to continue practicing social distancing as well as other precautionary measures as detailed below.
Keeping our ministry partners’ safety and protection in mind, we ask everyone to adhere to these important guidelines and expectations which have been established for in-person worship at The Fountain:
  •  Everyone must enter the building through the front doors.
  • Attendees will be permitted entrance on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the allotted capacity has been met, the ushers will politely decline entry to anyone who arrives after that point.
  • Masks are required for all attendees except for children under the age of 2.
  • Upon arrival, everyone must stop by one of the registration tables for check in, which will consist of:
    • Temperature check
    • Review of COVID screening questions
    • Completion of a COVID disclaimer or disclaimer list check-off.
    • Hand sanitizer will be available at multiple sanitizing stations.
  • Seating has been arranged to provide adequate social distancing. Ushers will assist with seating to ensure each household is together and social distancing is maintained. Please do not move the seats.
  • A digital bulletin will be accessible using a QR code available in the lobby.
  • Offering will be collected at the end of service. Donations will be placed in marked containers as attendees exit. Donations may also be made online via the Fountain website or by using the QR code available onsite.
  • Restroom occupancy will be limited to no more than three people at a time.
  • On Communion Sunday (1st Sunday), communion supplies will be available for pick-up in the lobby near the entrance to the Sanctuary. Used cups will be disposed of as attendees exit.
  • The nursery will be available on an as-needed basis at the discretion of the ushers.
  • Worship service will continue to be available for live streaming on The Fountain Facebook page and YouTube channel. The service will also be available on 98.1 FM in the church parking lot.
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You should not attend in-person worship if you develop any COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days, or have been exposed to someone with symptoms or someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
  • Registration will be necessary to attend in-person service on September 5. Attendees are encouraged to register online for in-person service prior to arrival, but on-site registration will be available. Should the government mandate a decrease in attendance capacity, pre-registration will assist us in anticipating attendance. Please note that registration will not equate to a reservation.
                                                                                                     In the event that in-person worship is suspended, worship services
                                                                                                                                                    will continue on livestream.