Rev. Fletcher Arrives To Take Up Presbyterian Work

March 3, 1960

The Rev. William Weir Fletcher, 30-year-old pastor-elect of Springfield Presbyterian Church, arrived in Sykesville early this week to take up his duties in the local church and community.

With his wife and two young children, Mr. Fletcher arrived from Belle, W. Va., late Tuesday afternoon.  Their furniture reached here on Wednesday.  The family is now located in the manse at Spout Hill Road and Second Avenue.

Mr. Fletcher will preach his first sermon at Springfield Church this Sunday morning, March 6, at 11 A.M. He later will be formally installed as pastor of the local church in a special service to be arranged by Potomac Presbyterian in cooperation with the local minister and session.

A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Fletcher attended Valley Forge Military Academy Wayne, Pa., and received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of sacred theology in 1954 and took post graduate work at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Kentucky.

For the past 3 1/2 years, he has been pastor of the Belle (W. Va.) Presbyterian Church. Before then, he served in Tennessee for two years.

His wife is the former Katherine Louise Logue, of Wilmington, Delaware. Mrs. Fletcher has a degree of master of religious education from the Biblical Seminary, New York.

The Fletchers’ two children are Janet, aged 5 and Timothy, 3.

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