AVONDALE WORSHIP
Avondale Worship
We invite you to worship with us Sundays at 9:30 AM. Check your email for our digital Sunday Worship Bulletin with this week's service broadcast link or find us on our YouTube channel at "Avondale Presby Church."

Sun, Feb 7
Sermon: "Pieces"
Scripture: Mark 1: 29 - 39
Communion Sunday
Also this Sunday: Ordination & Installation of our 2021 Leaders

Pass the Peace
We invite you to Pass the Peace to another Avondaler during Sunday Worship. Text/respond....
"May the peace of Christ be with you."
"And also with you."
Ash Wednesday
Feb 17
A short, outdoor, guided worship experience!
Weather Permitting - Drop-In - Sacred Garden
12-1 PM and 4-5:30 PM
In case you missed it...
Taizé Prayer Service
from Feb 2, 2021
Worship from Sun, Jan 31
Sermon: "Transformation"
Scripture: Mark 1: 21 - 28
AVONDALE NEWSLETTER
Avondale newsletter
Read news from Avondale....
our new members, our 2021 leaders, and much more.
Enjoy a video of Avondale in Action over the last quarter.

Members, if you would like to receive printed copy, please email Caroline.
AVONDALE IN ACTION
Annual Report time Feb 4
Calling ministry and mission leaders from 2020!
Will you please send a 2020 report for our Annual Report? See Caroline's email with details.
Thank you for sharing a summary of your ministry and how God has been working through our church.
ACE Ministry Update
Welcome Ms. Sydni Duncan to Avondale! She is a new ACE program teacher. Ms. Duncan is currently a student at UNCC, majoring in Child and Family Development and Psychology.

In partnership with the Alliance Center for Education (ACE), Avondale continues to be a site for remote learning for school age children. Tuesdays through Thursdays, we welcome 15 students (elementary through high school age) and two ACE staff members - Mr. Higgins and Ms. Duncan.
The church financially supports the hot meals and snacks provided each week. Avondale volunteers also joyfully lead Bible studies and other activities for the students. Thank you Avondale for your support of this wonderful ministry!
ACE leaders: Justin Higgins & Sydni Duncan
Morning Devotional
weekdays @7 AM
"These Days" Devotional
Available for you at Avondale. Call the office to reserve a copy for pick-up. 704-333-6194
CALENDAR
Feb 3 - Avondale Social will not be held
Feb 4 - Annual Report submissions due
Feb 7 - Avondale Baby Basket gifts
Feb 14 - 2021 Leadership Mtg
Feb 15 - ACC Teacher Workday
Feb 17 - Avondale Social on Zoom
Feb 17 - Ash Wednesday
Feb 23 - Lunches for Homeless Neighbors
Mar 14 - Daylight Saving Time
Mar 28–Apr 3 - Holy Week
Apr 4 - Easter
Apr 17 - Spring Workday @8 AM
Camp Grier
Summer info sessions and savings! Camp Grier is hosting virtual info sessions. This faith-based program gets kids outdoors! Learn about summer activities for rising 2nd graders and up. Link to explore and RSVP. Attend and receive a discount on summer camps.
A message from Finance
Year-end contribution statements went out! Check your mail.

"Offering Plate"
There are multiple ways to contribute on Sundays or give toward your pledge – via our website, send a check payable to APC, give a one-time gift, set up a recurring gift, or give gifts of stock. If you have yet to share your 2021 pledge, you can submit your pledge form online.
Church Triumphant
It is with deep sadness that we share that Mr. Warren Nolan, the father of Dr. Mary Hall, joined the Church Triumphant January 31, 2021. Please join us in keeping Mary and the entire Hall and Nolan families in your prayers.
Church Triumphant
It is with deep sadness that we share that Mrs. Sharon McGinn joined the Church Triumphant February 2, 2021. Sharon, 83 years old, joined Avondale church in 1967.
Please join us in keeping Sharon's family and friends in your prayers.
Church Triumphant
It is with deep sadness that we share that Ms. Viola Clontz joined the Church Triumphant January 22, 2021. Viola, 96 years old, joined Avondale church in 1988. A private graveside service was held for family.
Please join us in keeping Viola's family and close friends in your prayers. Obituary
Avondale Baby Blessing Basket
Feb 7
Member Care invites you to share in the excitement of Anne, Tim, Thomas and William Doherty as they anticipate the birth of a baby girl in February. Sign-up to contribute to a Baby Blessing Basket. Items can be dropped-off at the church office or in the black bin under the FLC awning on or before February 7!
Avondale Children’s Center

Feb 5 - WinterFest (pajama day)
Feb 12 - Classroom Parties
Feb 15 - Teacher Workday

Thank you to all for helping celebrate Ms. Gloria's retirement. We are immensely grateful for her 22 years of loving service.
COMMUNITY NEWS
Girl Scout Cookies
Stacey Longshore and Troop 2150 are holding a "Drive Thru Girl Scout Cookie Booth" this Saturday at Avondale! Use the link below to preorder and pay and then pick-up this Sat, Feb 6 between 12-4 PM.
Whatever your favorite - Thin Mints, Samoas, Girl Scout S'mores, Toffee-tastic... they'll have your order ready and waiting for you. Also, drive-ups are welcome too! Credit card payment available. Thanks for supporting Troop 2150!
COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments
Mecklenburg County Public Health announced appointments open for vaccines. Full announcement
Where can you get the COVID-19 vaccine near Charlotte?
-article from The Charlotte Observer
What COVID-19 vaccine group are you in?
Pre-register for the vaccine through your doctor's office or health department and find out what group you are in.
"10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's"
Mar 14 at 6:30 PM
Our Providence Baptist Church neighbors shared this free, virtual event with us. Flyer / Registration is required.
About: Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. Join us to learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.
Town Hall: Housing Instability & Homelessness
Mecklenburg County's virtual town hall recording. Watch, listen, learn.
A drive-in movie with a cause /
Thursdays at Camp North End
Tickets are $30 per car, with a portion of proceeds benefiting orgs in the North End community - Crisis Assistance Ministries, Salvation Army Center of Hope, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Roof Above. Link
Magazines, music, movies, e-books, audiobooks, comics, and more....oh my!
Available online anytime and for all ages are media of all types - from our Charlotte Mecklenburg library system.
At that great price - FREE! Click on an app, via the link below, and connect with your library account. These free apps are easier to use than ever before.
Which apps have what you want? Find a library app overview here.
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AVONDALE STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
As a congregation, God calls us to: 
  • Create close relationships to support a dynamic faith
  • Not only serve our neighbors but know them personally
  • Prepare the hearts of children and families to abide in Christ
  • Reduce economic inequities by breaking down barriers to education
  • Develop and demonstrate a sustaining faith
Avondale Presbyterian Church
2821 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209
Church Office: 704-333-6194
Avondale Children's Center: 704-377-6960
www.avondalepresbychurch.org