Thursday, May 26
After interviewing several well-qualified candidates, the committee is pleased to welcome David Mayhew as our new facilities manager. David will officially begin his duties in mid-July. Please pray for David during this transition period and offer a word of congratulations and encouragement to him when you see him.
As events are getting back to a regular routine, we are still in need of a Kitchen Coordinator to serve our church body. Please take this need before the Lord in prayer and refer anyone you think may be interested to A complete description and application can be found here:
Are you curious about who the fellowship team is, and what they do? Come to an informational/planning meeting on Thursday, June 2, at 6:30 PM
The church office will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.
The June edition of our monthly newsletter, The Saltshaker, will be available on Sunday, in the Parlor, Welcome Center or online.
A unique thing will be happening during the summer Sunday School quarter at AVPC. On the last Sunday of each month, which also happens to be communion Sunday, all the adults will gather in Fellowship Hall for a brunch and fellowship time. So much has happened during the past two plus years of COVID, and the leaders of AVPC feel the need to set aside some times dedicated to being together as a church family. Each Sunday will feature some general mingling time around a delicious brunch, as well as some special events designed to strengthen our fellowship as a church. During the remaining ten weeks of the summer quarter, we will have our normal Sunday School classes, which are as follows:

Pilgrim’s Class – Dan Dougherty, James Walls and Barry Parker will co-teach this class, which will focus on various psalms. Each teacher will pick out his favorite psalms and teach on those during his week.

Fellowship Hall Class – This class will continue our emphasis this summer on “A Theology of Work.” Andy Coats, Paul Barber, John Wimberly and Luis Orteza will teach various aspects of this important and relevant topic.

Acton Hall Class – This class will focus its attention on questions 1-29 of the Westminster Larger Catechism. This rich and ancient resource assists us in our spiritual formation, that we might resist a world that is desperately trying to form us according to its image instead of the image of Christ. This class will be team-taught by Michael MacCaughelty, Brent McClenny and Scott Wilson.

Young Adult Class – Blake Harris will continue to provide leadership for this class, in a topic to be announced shortly. The Young Adult Class meets in the Mezzanine Room (above the church kitchen).
Be on the lookout! Online registrations for Camp Solid Rock, volunteer and camper, are now available. Be sure to save the dates for June 6 - 10 for this EPIC week of worship and fun! Pamphlets are in the Parlor and Welcome Center.

Join us for a volunteer meeting on June 1 at 5:30 PM, in the Children's Ministry Fireplace Room. Snacks will be provided. If you have not registered online to serve, you may show up at the meeting, and Catie will put you to fun work.
Would you be willing to share the love of Jesus with our 4, 5, and 6 year olds this summer during either late or early service? The time commitment is 40 minutes. Contact Catie ( to join in this children’s ministry adventure.
Every great mystery needs a great detective to tackle it, tame it, and reveal the truth. Join us this summer as WACK welcomes the greatest detective of all time, the hero of countless books and movies! (Wait… We didn’t actually get that guy did we? Really? All right then!) 

Come help us explore what God, worship, and mysteries all have in common with one another. Will you find the clues and deduce the answers like a true Sherlock, or will you stumble across the answers by sheer-luck? Either way, get ready for a fun-filled adventure that will surely be something to write Holmes about!

Registrations are now open for this year’s WACK week, July 5-8. Grab a pamphlet from the Welcome Center or Parlor or you can register on our website, HERE
Geared towards men of any age, this group meets every Thursday at 9 AM in the Conference Room for coffee, a sweet treat, and conversations about life. All are welcome - drop by anytime.
Ladies of Altadena come join your sisters this summer as we study the Word together. This summer we will have an 8 session study spanning June and July, with a week off for VBS. Our study, “Anxiety: Finding Comfort and Reassurance from God” addresses a real felt need for most of us these days! We will focus on scripture each week as we press in to God, seeking His answers to our need. Please join us. Each lesson stands alone, so we encourage you to come as your summer schedule allows. This is a great time to join if you haven’t been before, or rejoin if you’ve been away for a bit! You I’ll find women who will warmly welcome you, and will honestly share the struggles and joys of their walk with God. Childcare for all ages is provided at the Wednesday AM study. Study guides will be available for purchase in the Church Parlor in May.

Monday afternoons: 3-4:30ish at the home of Wendy Allison (4612 S.Lakeridge Dr. 35244) and via ZOOM (contact Wendy to be added to zoom list). No babysitting provided. Beginning May 30-July 25th

Wednesday mornings: 9-11 meeting in the church parlor. We begin June 1-July 27 There is childcare for all ages. There is no meeting on June 8 so you are free to volunteer for CSR!

Fridays 1:00. Contact Martha Darden for information 205-527-8933

Questions? Contact Wendy Allison: or 205-936-2000

Come check out the 100 Envelopes board in the Welcome Center. The youth group is raising support toward their mission trip to Sacred Road Ministries and they are asking church members for donations. Choose an envelope today with the amount you’d like to give. Scan the QR code and give online, or drop a check in the display box or offering plate. Be sure to write “Youth Mission Trip” in the Memo line.
The General Assembly of the PCA denomination is being held in Birmingham this year, June 21-24, and our Presbytery (Evangel) is hosting. Volunteers are needed from every church and there are a number of ways in which you can help. To view serving opportunities, or to sign up, go to General Assembly Volunteer Sign-Up. Also, did you know that there are numerous activities planned for women, children and families? A complete schedule of the conference can be found here:General Assembly Full Schedule. Note that visitors are invited to join the worship services on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Service times vary so check the schedule.
Some have expressed interest in the past in the overtures that come before our annual denomination, referred to as the General Assembly. An overture is simply a request for action that some member of our denomination or a court of our church thinks the General Assembly should take. That Assembly will take place here in Birmingham on June 21-24. If you are interested, you can check out these overtures by following THIS LINK.
Both early and late services are mask-optional in the Sanctuary; seating in the Parlor is social distanced and mask-required for the early service.
Wanted – AVPC artwork for the GALLERY
After a long Covid break, we are eager to display paintings and drawings by our church family during the summer months. If you have a painting or drawing that you would like to display, please contact Janet Friday ( and let her know. It is fine to submit painting and drawings that have been displayed in our Gallery in the past. (We have many new people who have not seen your artwork.) Please label your painting or drawing with your name, media type and the name of the artwork, then drop it off in the choir room BY MAY 31. Your piece must have either a sawtooth hanger or wire hanger. We look forward to seeing your creativity!
Jeremy Martin has contacted us about a unique opportunity to serve his ministry in London this summer! He is looking for a team of eight adults to help repair the ministry house in Southall, London. This team will be made up of people from other churches, not just AVPC.
For many years the ministry house's doors have been opened to Asylum Seekers, Refugees, or people who needed help getting back on their feet. All who come to the house receive an open invitation and the love of Jesus. Now, parts of the exterior have become damaged and are in need of repair. The project will consist of painting, construction, and landscaping at the property. There will also be guided exploration of Southall and even opportunities to share Jesus with local residents.
Dates of Trip:
August 20 - 27, 2022 (depart US on August 19)
Per Person cost of trip:
$1550 + airfare (includes room, meals, ground transportation, building material and local labor). If you are interested please contact Jeremy Martin: or contact the SERGE Short-term Teams Coordinator:
Brad Wallace at, mobile 701.969.5309.
Anthony and Sayo Odtohan who live and serve in Chiba, Japan. They serve with Mission to the World where Anthony serves as a ministry assistant and deacon for Bilingual Worship in Oyumino Christ Church.
May 23 - May 29
Jonah 1-2
Jonah 3-4
Hosea 1-3
Amos 1, 9
Joel 1-3
May 30 - June 5
Isaiah 6,9
Isaiah 44-45
Isaiah 52-53
Isaiah 65-66
Micah 1,5