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Newsletter FOR OCTOBER 14, 2021

Condolences - Richard Edward “Rich” Polivka, 77, passed away October 8, 2021, after a period of declining health. Rich was born in Chicago on October 13, 1943 to the late Frank and Mildred Polivka. Upon graduating high school, Rich volunteered to serve our country. He was a proud US Marine and Vietnam Veteran. Rich was employed as an installer and repairman for Bell Telephone Company. He retired at the age of 54 following thirty-three years of service. Rich was a member of the Fletcher Seventh-day Adventist Church, where he enjoyed being a deacon for 45 years. Left to cherish Rich’s memory are his beloved wife of fifty-four years Shirley Miller Polivka of Hendersonville, NC; children Lora (Jeremy) Patton of Hendersonville, NC; Dawn (Kris) Christianson of Jasper, Indiana; Richie Polivka of Hendersonville, NC; grandchildren Jordyn and Ciara, Stephen, Nick and Cassidy; and a brother Terry Polivka (Trish) of Naperville, Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held in honor of Rich on Sabbath, November 27, 2021, at the Fletcher Seventh-day Adventist Church.
In lieu of flowers please consider sending a donation to honor Richard to Three Angels Broadcasting Network at PO Box 220 West Frankfort, IL 62896, or Four Seasons Hospice at 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

Hiking Club - This Sabbath, October 16, meeting at the church parking lot at 2:15 to organize the carpool for a 3 mile walk to the Hendersonville Reservoir. Departing from the church at 2:30 pm.  Any questions? Please text/call 828-674-4493 or 828-674-4559, or email Terry or Pat Higgins at terrypathiggins@hotmail.com.

Deaconess Meeting - Deaconesses, please meet with Amber Strother in the fellowship hall immediately after the church service on Sabbath, October 23. See you there!


Adventist Christian Book Store -  Bookmobile delivery in our church parking lot Sunday October 31, 12:20 - 12:30 pm. Order online at www.CarolinaACBC.com or

call 704-599-0699 to place an order. Order deadline is noon Sunday, October 24.


Boundaries Seminar - Is your life out of control? Are you tired of people (family) stepping on you? Is it difficult to say NO? There is help - it is called “Boundaries.” Seminar is Tuesdays, at 6:30 pm in the fellowship hall.  Beth Kendrick is leading out.


Barn Party - Coming November 20 at 5:00 pm. Worship, food, and fun for the whole family! Watch for more details to come.

Annual Foster Children’s Christmas Party -  December 5 at the Lelia Patterson Center. There will be opportunities for volunteers to help in various ways, including sponsoring a child by providing Christmas gifts. Sign up sheets are available on the table under the TV in the narthex.


Fletcher Church Singles Ministry Events - Contact Kathy Lynch at 828-693-9936 for more information.


Other News Around Our Community


Sad to Announce - Carol McDaniel, long time resident on our Fletcher Academy Inc. campus, passed away at home, Tuesday, October 12, after a very long, and well fought  battle with cancer. Carol loved Jesus and her dogs and people. Affectionately known as the “dog lady,” she started working for the corporation in 1993, working in the laundry department at Fletcher Academy Laundry , and after that at Fletcher Park Inn. She always had bottled water and ice cream on hand for the FA grounds workers. We are awaiting that great reunion day when we will greet Jesus along with our dear friend Carol and be in heaven forever more praising God for eternity!

King’s Heralds Quartet - Vespers concert, Sabbath, October 16, 6:30 pm at the Hendersonville Adventist Church. Since its founding in 1927, thirty-four men have been a part of the King’s Heralds. They’ve recorded over 100 albums in thirty different languages in a variety of musical styles, making them a favorite with audiences of all ages. The rich blend, harmony and balance of their a cappella style has been enjoyed not only in the United States, but also in over 50 countries . You will not want to miss this special vespers concert.

Coming Together LIVE - November 12-14 at Nosoca Pines Ranch the Carolina Conference is hosting ‘Coming Out’ Ministries in a weekend event seeking to apply God's truth and compassion for those struggling with sexuality, identity, or brokenness. Register at https://www.carolinasda.org/.

Revelation seminar - The Parenthetical:  A Study in Revelation (The Three Woes to the Fourth Angel):  Jeff McAuliffe, in the tradition of Bill Liversidge, will be leading an in depth study in Revelation the weekend of October 22 to October 24 at Foster SDA Church (375 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803). Times are Friday 6:30-7:30pm; Sabbath 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm; and Sunday 10:00 am-Noon.

Coming Together LIVE - November 12-14 at Nosoca Pines Ranch the Carolina Conference is hosting ‘Coming Out’ Ministries in a weekend event seeking to apply God's truth and compassion for those struggling with sexuality, identity, or brokenness. Register at https://www.carolinasda.org/.

Israel Tour in Jesus’ Steps - The Carolina Conference Family Ministries Department is partnering with Andy Nash's Tabgha Tours to organize a trip to Israel June 26-July 5, 2022. For more information and to sign up for this opportunity, email tabghatours@gmail.com, go to facebook.com/tabghatours, or call 423-298-2169. $2,250/person (based on double occupancy).

Vaccine Mandates: Overreaching or Responsible -  Liberty Magazine and the Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Department of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists recently hosted a panel discussion about vaccine mandates and religious liberty. The YouTube link to the recording is https://youtu.be/mF5B88rIj_Y

Carolina Conference App - We belong to a group of Adventist Churches in the Carolinas known as the Carolina Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Our Conference has an app where you can find a calendar with dates for Conference-wide events like camp meeting, summer camp, and prayer retreats, links to return tithe or contribute to different giving projects, the president's blog (P5), numerous podcasts, including previous camp meeting audio recordings, and more. There is even a digital Bible and a daily Bible reading plan. Go to the Carolina Conference website (carolinasda.org) on your mobile device and find the link to your device's app store to download. Otherwise, just go to where you download apps (for iOS, Google Play, and even Amazon devices) and search for "Carolina Conference Adventist."



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Church Budget 2020/2021

 3%-5% of income amount needed last week, - - - 7,188.00

Received last week - - 1,517.29

Year To Date Goal  - - 107,809.00

Received to date - - 95,343.61

CGCS Student Aid Offering rec’d last week - - 147.60

A copy of the Church Budget is available at the desk
in the narthex.
You can make contributions online by going to
fletchersda.org and clicking on “online giving”
or, you can mail your tithe and offerings to:
Fletcher Seventh-day Adventist Church
1141 Howard Gap Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

NOTE: All appeals for funds are to be approved
by the Finance Committee

Send donations for WFHC Radio to PO Box 153,
Naples, NC 28760


Fletcher Adopted Mission Enterprises

Thank you for praying for the people being served at these international missions we are supporting:

  • Belize: Medical Clinic
  • N African Muslim Country: The Wyler family with Adventist Frontier Missions


                                                                                          Grasp God’s Promises as Leaves from the Tree of Life!

“Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. Matt. 10:32

Now go! I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what to say.” Ex. 4:12

‘I will go before you And make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, who call you  by your name, I Am the God of Israel.

(a special thanks to prayer ministry team)


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; Sharon McGraw and the Sanders family with the passing of her brother Ed Sanders; Edwin Weimer, hospice care; Barrett Norwood, son of David & Bethany Norwood; Gale Cole (Janis Moore’s cousin); Elaine Myers;  Frances Martin - cancer, sister of Ellen O’Connor; Monica Rogers - cancer, sister of Mike O’Connor; Tara Rains; Rick Murray, friend of Michael Hill; Steven Jones, military service; Sharon Brinson; Cecil Dale, terminal cancer, father-in-law of Karla Zaborowski; Gerald Moretz; Brad Hansen; Bob & Joyce Osborne; Brittany Kinney; Ron Holt; Baby Jack LaPrade; Chuck Workman; Ruthie Kittle; Gene Krishingner; Jon Smith; John Campbell; Brexton Fleming, a child with serious medical problems; Thomas Berry, friend of Rene Boren; Polivka’s friend Christine Davis; Luis Gaytan; Sandra Strothman’s friend Diana Nordstrom;  Kathy Sterner’s sister-in-law, heart;  Dave Pendleton’s friends; Our home-bound members;  Fletcher Academy Inc.; Captain Gilmer Christian School; Fletcher Park Inn; Radio Station WFHC; AdventHealth.