The Fellowship Asheville Team has prayerfully decided to suspend all in-person services and gatherings previously scheduled to take place in the building for the next few weeks. We are also moving groups to a virtual-only meeting for the foreseeable future. This decision isn’t based out of fear, but rather how we can be loving our neighbors best during this time as we care for those in our midst who are more vulnerable.
As you are well aware, this is a dynamic situation with things changing daily, if not hourly. We’ll continue to monitor and make changes accordingly. Here are some ways and next steps to continue to be the church.
Our Sunday services will be online via Facebook Sundays at 10 am and then made available on our website. We’ll also include Sermon Response Questions for your devotional time.
Kids & Students
Fellowship Kids and FSM (Fellowship Student Ministry) teams are working on ways to support your family as you adjust to a new “normal.” Each week, these teams are providing teaching, activities and devotionals to help equip you to disciple your family. If you would like to receive their weekly email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love Your Neighbors
We have a unique opportunity to bring the hope of Jesus to our communities during this time. Look for ways to meet needs in your neighborhood. Fellowship is currently collecting non-perishable food items for the Oakley community. Please contact email@example.com if you’re available to help.
As a church, we are working with local organizations to provide for our community during these times. To help us support our communities, please consider giving so we can continue making an impact.
Due to Gov. Roy Cooper’s recent executive order, our Sunday worship gatherings will be moved to virtual events on Facebook March 15 and March 22 at 10:00 AM. In addition, we are putting a pause on all activities, events, or groups, including FSM (our student ministry), that meet in the building March 13-27.
We are asking you to take the following precautions to keep yourself and others safe. Please be mindful of the guidance from the CDC, including:
- Have your whole family stay home if one member is sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the restroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Substitute shaking hands with a wave or friendly smile.
More details are to come, and they will be communicated here on our website, social media, and email.
In times like these, we are glad the church is a people and not a building. The church isn’t shut down. We will continue to love our neighbors, preach the Word of God, and trust the life-changing message of the gospel.
Thanks for your patience and understanding.
The Fellowship Asheville Staff Team
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
– John 14:27