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Newsletter FOR May 25, 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 24:1-27 May 27 to June 3, and Acts 25:1-27  June 3 to June 10 to prepare for the next message in this series.


 Hiking Club - Sabbath, May 27, we are gathering again to fellowship and enjoy nature and God’s beauty by joining together for a hike at 2:15-2:30 in church parking lot.  Planning on walking up to John’s Rock, in the Pisgah Forest by the Fish Hatchery.  It is considered a moderate difficulty approx. 2.25 mile up and then back 2.2 mile.  The view is worth it, so join us as we take our time and enjoy the Sabbath

Potluck Luncheon - Sabbath, May 27 following the church service. Everyone welcome!

Camp Meeting - May 28-June 3, Lake Junaluska Assembly near Waynesville, NC. If you've never attended a camp meeting before, you won't want to miss this spiritual feast. There will be inspirational programs and fellowship opportunities all week for all ages. We are blessed to live close enough that commuting is possible. Many of our church members rent rooms or houses around the lake and stay all week. Speakers include Kameron DeVasher and John Bradshaw. Special musical guest Charles Haugabrooks. For more information visit https://www.carolinasda.org/camp-meeting.

NO Prayer Time together on the Phone - May 28 and June 2. (during Camp Meeting week)

Fletcher Church Singles - will NOT meet for the month of June due to Camp Meeting, and taking a break.

SDA Community Singles in the Park - will NOT meet for the month of June due to Camp Meeting, and taking a break.

Camp Meeting Sabbath at Fletcher June 3, Fletcher Church is one of the few Adventist churches in our area that remains open on camp meeting Sabbath. We will stick to our normal service times, but will have a simplified program. Many of our regular Sabbath School classes will not be meeting. Jennifer Jill Schwirzer, Christian author and counselor, will present messages about healing at 9:30 am and 10:50 am in the church sanctuary. Essentially she will be teaching a combined Sabbath School class and preaching during the worship service.

The June Church Potluck Meal - Will be held at the PJ  Moore Pavilion on the campus of Fletcher Academy following the church service on Sabbath, June 17. Please bring your favorite picnic foods. Everyone welcome!

Gospel  Sing-A-Long - Sabbath June 17 at 1:30pm (following potluck) at the PJ Moore Pavilion on the campus of Fletcher Academy. Bring an instrument, sing along, or just enjoy the music. Whatever your skill level or instrument you are welcome to participate.

Vacation Bible School - June 19-23, Daily programs for kids. This year's theme is Stellar. Kids will learn to "Shine Jesus' Light." Songs, games, crafts, snacks, and Bible lessons. Invite your friends! Look for registration information coming soon.

FaithCamp at Fletcher  - June 21-25, Presented by Jesus for Asia.  Begins on Wednesday, the 21st at 7:00pm. For all ages! Focus is on faith and the great commission. Come be challenged and inspired to serve God. Meet missionaries; hear front-line mission stories; learn how to live by faith; see the impact YOU can make! Registration and meals are free. PLEASE visit "faithcamp.org" to REGISTER and for more details. With questions please call: 423-413-7321.  If you are unable to attend in person, consider connecting via livestream at: youtube.com/@Jesus4Asia OR facebook.com/jesus4asia


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.

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.

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.


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.





Carolina Conference Camp Meeting Run4Life 5K and 1M fun run - Friday, June 2, 8:00am by the Open-air gym at Lake Junaluska Run or Walk and bring a friend. Registration is free. Awards will be given to overall winners and age-category winners. Please note that walk-up race registration will close at 7:30 AM on Friday morning. For a chance to receive a medal, you must register prior to 7:30 AM. Bib pickup will be available on Wednesday and Thursday evenings in the Terrace Hotel between 5:30pm and 7:00 pm and on Friday morning between 6:45am and 7:30 am. Online race  registration at  carolinaadventistsrunforlife.itsyourrace.com or scan the QR code


2023 FLAG Camp - The Arden Seventh-day Adventist Church will be now hiring Staff ages starting at 14 years old for conducting its Annual 19th Christian Summer Day FLAG Camp (Fun Learning About God) program for kids ages 5-12 starting June 12 through August 4, Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm. FLAG Camp provides kids a safe, fun-filled, educational summer day camp experience. Fees are competitive and are charged by the day. Pre-Care and After Care services are available. Register now by calling 828-490-1299 or 828-684-6700. Registration forms, staff applications, and further information are also available online at www.ardenadventist.org.



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: a friend of Gerald Moretz; Renee Boren; Don Culver; Nancy Merz; North Anderson, South Carolina,  SDA Church families - (devastating church fire); Rolene Hanson; 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; 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:

Teacher, Spanish & Computer Apps  - Fletcher Academy NEW

Music Teacher – Fletcher Academy

Administrative Assistant/Registrar - Fletcher Academy

Food Service Cook Supervisor - Fletcher Academy APPLY BEFORE 06/16/23!


Maintenance Technician - Plant Services

Construction Team Lead - Fletcher Academy Enterprise

Assistant Supervisor - Housekeeping - Fletcher Park Inn

e-mail people@fletcheracademy.org for details.


Part Time:

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

Elementary Classroom Aide – Captain Gilmer Christian School

Certified Lifeguard – Lelia Patterson Fitness & Aquatics Center


e-mail people@fletcheracademy.org for details.