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Newsletter FOR February 2, 2023

Our Current Sermon Series - LUKE’S CANON

Join us for a journey through the biblical books of Luke and Acts. To get the most out of the message each Sabbath we suggest that you read the assigned passage throughout the week.  Study  Acts 14:8-28 February 4 to February 11, to prepare for next week’s message.


SDA Community Singles in the Park - Will meet on Sabbath, February 4 after church for a potluck meal at 12:30pm in the fellowship hall. All singles welcome. Contact Kathy Lynch for more details at 828-693-9936.

Romance at the Ranch - Married couples of all ages are invited to attend Romance at the Ranch 2023, at Nosoca Pines Ranch. For more information, go to www.carolinasda.org. English Retreat, February 10-12 and Hispanic Retreat, February 17-19.

CERT Training - Become a certified disaster response volunteer. Community Emergency Response Team disaster training is a 20 hour course that trains a person for disaster preparedness. Training will be held at the Fletcher Church February 22-26 Cost is $35. For more information visit https://2serve.life/

Awaken Young Adult Conference - February 24-26 at NOSOCA Pines Ranch. Register at https://www.awakennc.com

House to rent - If you have one, or know of an available home rental property, please  contact Elsie Worthen at 828-687-9570. She needs to find a place by the end of March. Thank you!

Camp meeting - is fast approaching, May 28-June 3. Brochures for lodging and meals are located on the table under the TV in the narthex.

Fletcher Academy Band Trip Fundraiser - if you would like to buy frozen tamales made by Mr. Cruz. Pack of 5 for $10.00, please contact Jason McDonald or Carlos Cruz at 828-209-6840.

Interfaith Assistance Ministries  Please leave items for Interfaith in the box in the closet near the narthex.

IAM needs for  February 2023 

Miscellaneous needs - One gallon Ziploc bags, manual can openers

Personal Care Items - Diapers size 4 & 6 (no pull-ups), stick deodorant, shampoo, disposable razors, toothbrushes.

Food Items - Canned tuna, canned chicken, canned beans, canned vegetables, oatmeal, eggs (12 carton), sliced bread, rice (1lb bags)

Clothing - Coats, men’s pants sizes 28-34, linens, blankets, towels, children’s winter clothing, children’s coats, children’s shoes, maternity clothing

Now accepting clothing for all seasons. Thank you!


Adventurer Club - needs the round Oatmeal boxes both large and small. You may drop them off at the church office.

Fletcher Church Thrift Shop drop-off donations - are being received on Tuesdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Please do not leave items on the porch or outside the building (on Doelger Dr.) No furniture. Only sellable items. For drop-off appointments call Chris Kirwan at (828) 222-8929.

Church Directory - We are using myEADVENTIST as our church directory. This online resource allows you to look up contact information for our church family and to edit some of your own information. Please contact the church office for instructions for accessing the directory. A link will be emailed to you that must be used within three days. If your link expires, contact the church office for a new one.

Flowers Sign up sheet - If you would like to dedicate a live flower arrangement (for the sanctuary, $50.00 minimum) in honor of a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion, please use the sign up sheet on the table under the TV in the narthex, or contact Tisha Kirwan at 239-284-2973.

Praise Ringers Handbell practice - Please come and join us! Anyone who can read music, or has an interest in Handbells, we would like you to come on Monday evenings at 6:30pm in the fellowship hall. For more information contact Debbie Engelkemier at 708-288-8765.


Fletcher Church App - We decided to discontinue our subscription to the service that provided us with a Church App. If you would like to retain the functionality of the app, consider adding the church website to your phone's home screen. It will work much like the app and will display better on iPhones than the app did.

iPad or iPhone
Launch Safari app.

Enter www.fletchersda.org into the address field. Tap Go.

1. Tap the icon featuring a right-pointing arrow coming out of a box along the top of the Safari window to open a drop-down menu.

2. Tap Add to Home Screen. The "Add to Home" dialog box will appear, with the icon that will be used for this website on the left side of the dialog box.

3. Enter the name for the shortcut using the on-screen keyboard and tap Add. Safari will close automatically and you will be taken to where the icon is located on your iPad’s desktop.

Launch the Chrome app.

Navigate to www.fletchersda.org.

1. Tap the menu icon (3 dots in upper right-hand corner) and tap Add to Home Screen.

2. You’ll be able to enter a name for the shortcut and then Chrome will add it to your home screen.


Housing need - SDA single lady needs a reasonable rental or a live in companion job. Can do housekeeping, errands, etc. Basement apartment would be ideal. References available. Please contact for more details: Catherin Merchant, 828-772-9653, or email grandmacat92@gmail.com

Are you an Andrews University alum? - Or are you a student considering attending Andrews University? Join us for a complimentary dinner at our Asheville regional event on Monday, February 6 at 6:00pm at the Hilton Garden Inn Asheville Downtown, 309 College St, Asheville, North Carolina, 28801. Network with Andrews alums, enjoy a delicious meal, and hear the latest news from Andrews University. Reserve your spot (it’s free!) at alumni.andrews.edu/rsvp or by contacting us at (269) 471-3591, alumni@andrews.edu. We hope to see you there!

Arden Women's Ministry - would like to invite you and your friends to a local women’s retreat. Retreat is planned for April 14-16 at YMCA Black Mountain Retreat Center. We will be studying the book of Esther, followed by Agape supper Saturday night. Speaker: Patti Butcher, Music: Kelly Mowrer. 

 There is a cost to cover lodging for 2 nights, 5 meals, materials, and more. Space is Limited. Register early for early bird pricing. For more information and to register, you can find the registration form at Arden church website under Women's Ministry tab. Or call or text Elle Fritz, 803-493-8170.


Prayer Power

If you would like to be added to our prayer list please speak with one of the pastors or contact the church office during office hours. You are welcome to join us in praying for the following people:

Individuals with private needs. Also: Elsie May Gang; Ana R. & family; Glenn Clark; Perry Pratt for a full recovery from bone fusion surgery; Jon Smith; Rosa Kirwan; Noreen Harrison (in hospice care) and her children, Lori, & Michael; Cheri Matthews (recovery from surgery), her step-father (cancer) & mother; Don Wetmore; Elizabeth Culver; Elaine Myers; Brittany (Weis) Kinney; Setsuko Carey’s mother Motoko and her husband; Ellen Herman, Maria Nudd’s mother; Gene and Anne Krishingner; Paula Saunders; Shari & Kyrie Ruiz; Susan Chun’s niece, Janice Chun, leukemia; Debbie Shaw’s friend; Monica Rogers - cancer, sister of Mike O’Connor; Tara Rains; Steven Jones, military service; Sharon Brinson; Gerald Moretz; Brad Hansen; Bob & Joyce Osborne; Jack LaPrade; Chuck Workman; John Campbell; Brexton Fleming, developmental challenges; Shirley Polivka’s friends Christine & Jade Davis; Kathy Sterner’s sister-in-law, heart; Dave Pendleton’s friends; Our home-bound members;  Fletcher Academy Ministries Inc.; Captain Gilmer Christian School; Fletcher Park Inn; Radio Station WFHC; AdventHealth.


Fletcher Academy, Inc. Ministries is a place to “Serve with Purpose!” They’re seeking to build their team with the following roles (all positions at Fletcher Academy, Inc. include a generous benefits package):

Full Time:

General Technician (Full-Time) – Plant Services – Fletcher Academy, Inc. Ministries – 1 OPENING REMAINING!

Crew Lead – New Construction Team – Fletcher Academy Enterprise (FT) – (Est. to begin Q1 ’23)

Assistant Supervisor – Community Housekeeping Team – Fletcher Park Inn – M-F FT HOURLY W/ FULL BENEFIT PACKAGE!


Part Time:

Food Service Associate (2 days / wk. + 1 wknd. / mnth) – Fletcher Park Inn

Elementary Classroom Aide – Captain Gilmer Christian School

Food Service Associate (7:30a – 1:30p 3 days / wk. + some weekends) – Fletcher Academy Cafeteria

Certified Lifeguard – Lelia Patterson Fitness & Aquatics Center


Contact Collin Petty at 828-209-6714 or email cpetty@fletcheracademy.org for more information.

Visit www.fletcheracademy.org/career, contact Human Resources at people@fletcheracademy.org, or call 828-209-6714.