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Newsletter FOR May 19, 2022

8th Grade Graduation - All are invited to Captain Gilmer Christian School’s graduation program at the Fletcher SDA Church this evening, May 19, 2022 at 7:00 pm.  Afterwards, join the graduating class and their families for a tropical themed reception downstairs in the church fellowship hall.

12th Grade Graduation - Fletcher Academy Graduation weekend events begin tomorrow. All are welcome to join with the graduates and their families in celebrating this important milestone. Graduation programs:

May 20, 7:30 PM: Consecration, Fletcher SDA Church

May 21, 9:30 AM: Sabbath School, Leila Patterson Center

May 21, 10:45 AM: Baccalaureate, Leila Patterson Center

May 22, 11 AM, Commencement, Leila Patterson Center

Hiking Club is meeting on Sabbath, May 21, 2:15 – 2:30 at the church parking lot to organize carpooling for a hike.  The suggested plan is to enter Dupont Forest area and take the Lake Imaging Trail, modified to end at Glassy Creek Falls, approx. 1.5 miles in and 1.5 miles back. The club is always open to suggestions for different trails.  This summer the plan is to move on to higher elevation with cooler temps. On Sabbath, bring water, family/friends and come enjoy God’s creation together in fellowship.

Card Making Class - Will take a break for  the summer, June/July/August and will resume in September.

Celebration of LifeDr. PJ Moore, Jr., 102 years old, passed away at his home in Clermont, FL on April 6. He was a tower of strength to the local Fletcher SDA community and had great influence in the presence of the community of today.  He provided exceptional medical care to thousands of residents of Western North Carolina.  The public is invited to attend an informal celebration of his life and visitation with family at the Lelia Patterson Center on Saturday afternoon May 28 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm p.m.  The family requests that instead of sending flowers, donations be made to the PJ Moore Fund at Fletcher Academy, P.O. Box 5440, Fletcher, NC 28732.

Lake Junaluska Camp Meeting - is happening once again. Don’t miss this opportunity for spiritual renewal and Christian fellowship. May 29-June 4 at Lake Junaluska Assembly, 20 Chapel Dr, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745. Theme:  The Gospel Changes Everything. Speakers include Don Maclafferty, Derek Morris, Scott Moore, and Elizabeth Talbot. All are welcome to attend. Meetings are free and open to the public. More information is available at www.carolinasda.org/camp-meeting

Volunteer Writers and Photographers Needed at Camp Meeting - If you are attending Lake Junaluska Camp Meeting and have talents in writing and/or photography, the Carolina Conference communication team would like your help with the daily newsletter. Please contact communication@carolinasda.org with your availability and skill set.

Run4Life 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run at Carolina Conference Camp Meeting will be held Friday, June 3, 8 AM by the Open-air Gym at Lake Junaluska Assembly. 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. For those who need assistance with registration, race staff will be available to help yon Wednesday and Thursday evenings in the Terrace Hotel between 5:30 and 7:00 PM or on Friday morning between 6:45 and 7:30 AM. Online race registration is open now:  carolinaadventistsrunforlife.itsyourrace.com.


Other News Around Our Community

Vespers Concert with Darby Jones and Andrew Shultz of A Better Covenant will be held at the Upward SDA Church Sabbath evening, May 21 at 7:30 pm. A love offering will follow. Visit their website at abettercovenantband.com for more information.

Memorial Service - Karolyn (McClanahan) Leonard went to sleep in Jesus on April 28th. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on June 11 at the Arden SDA Church.

Wedding Shower -  for Laricia Crabtree and Moses Privett on Sunday, June 12, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, in the fellowship hall at the Hendersonville Adventist Church.  For more information please contact Alicia Crabtree at 828-697-2684.  They are registered at:  theknot.com/lariciaandmoses.

Memorial Service for Helen Kidwell will be held a the Mills River SDA Church on Sabbath afternoon, June 18 beginning at 4:30 pm; all are welcomed to attend and a reception will follow with the family in the church's fellowship hall.

Vespers Concert will be presented by Don and Donna Mohl of Folk Mountain Gospel on Sabbath evening, June 18 at 7:30 p.m.  Their music is a blend of mountain and folk-style gospel played on traditional Biblical instruments.  Items will be available for purchase after sunset in the church foyer.

Prison Evangelism Convocation & Training Summit - July 30, at the Carolina Conference Office in Charlotte, NC. Daniel G. McManus will be the speaker. For more information call 704-596-3200 and ask for Irma Muñoz. ​​​

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: Pastor James and his family as they mourn the loss of James’ brother Robert; Connie Peters; Martin Garcia, Sonia Kay’s father, healing from multiple tumors; Setsko Carey’s mother Motoko and her husband; Ellen Herman, Maria Nudd’s mother; Ron Thompson; Jerry Nash; Kevin Johnson; Gene and Anne Krishingner; Don Yost; Hub Garmon; Jon Smith; Paula Saunders; Shari & Kyrie Ruiz; Susan Chun’s niece, Janice Chun—leukemia; Allen Miller; Nellie Sternitzke; Luis Gaytan; Debbie Shaw’s friend; Etha Browning; Vivian Larson’s grandmother Sandra who is ill; 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; Gerald Moretz; Brad Hansen; Bob & Joyce Osborne; Brittany Kinney; Ron Holt; Jack LaPrade; Chuck Workman; Ruthie Kittle; John Campbell; Brexton Fleming update: seizures seem under control; Thomas Berry, friend of Rene Boren; Polivka’s friend Christine 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.

Church Budget amount needed last week,


3%-5% of income - - - 7,188.00

Received last week - - -  2,844.85

Year To Date Goal  - -  330,637.00

Received to date - - 335,517.08

CGCS Student Aid Offering rec’d last week - - 36.00


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 

· Bella Isabella Peru: Children’s Sabbath School classrooms & bathrooms (church building completed)



Fletcher Academy Inc. Volunteer Opportunities and Job Openings

Fletcher Academy, Inc. Ministries is a place to “Serve with Purpose!”  We’re seeking to build our team right away with the following roles (all positions at Fletcher Academy, Inc. include a generous benefits package, which varies according to full-time or part-time employment):

Full Time:

· Pre-K / Kindergarten Teacher - Captain Gilmer Christian School (NEW POSTING 4/29)

· General Technician – Plant Services - Fletcher Academy Ministries, Inc.

· Main Campus Landscaping Supervisor - Fletcher Academy Ministries, Inc.

· PE Teacher/AcroKnights Gymnastics Team Coach , Fletcher Academy

· Senior Accountant – Finance Office, Fletcher Academy Ministries, Inc.


Part Time:

· Elementary Classroom Aide - Captain Gilmer Christian School (NEW POSTING 4/29)

· Administrative Assistant / Receptionist (Temporary) – Finance Office, Fletcher Academy, Inc.

· Community Activities Coordinator – Fletcher Park Inn

· Food Service Associate – Fletcher Park Inn

· Community Housekeeping Specialist – Fletcher Park Inn

· Certified Lifeguard – Lelia Patterson Fitness & Aquatics Center

· Swim Instructor – Lelia Patterson Fitness & Aquatics Center

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