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This Sunday, Aug 25:
Sermon Title: "How Community Works" (i ncorrect title in this week's eNews)
Preaching: Rev. Jim Ewing
Testament Lesson:  John 13: 12-17 (NRSV) link
We encourage you to read the Scripture for this Sunday and discuss at home what God's word might be for us.
- Bring your backpack to be blessed! (Students of all ages.) 
- Our breakfast time has changed to 8:30 AM. Come enjoy a catered breakfast!
- Please pick-up your stewardship packet this Sunday.
- Bibles presented at Children's Moment to 3rd graders, 3 years olds, and ACC rising Rascals class.
- Enjoy the art exhibit by our Sacred Space Art program.
- 10 Cents-a-Meal - about this program link 
ASAP program - Aug 26 - school supplies & Flat Rock Playhouse
Stewardship Packet - please pick-up your packet this Sunday
Bunco fun - Sept 6 @ 6:30 PM
Fall Work Day - Sept 7 @ 8 AM to 12 noon - many hands make light work!
Avondale Adventures - for kids 3yo to 5th grade - register now!
Avondale Member Directory - we need your help:
- sign-up for a photo session link
- send us your updated contact info email
Bible 101 - Sept 8 - this Sunday School class returns from break 
- meets in Conference Room following worship - Questions? Speak with Lisa Worf.
Gleaning - sign-up for email notifications  link
Eastern NC Mission Trip - Oct 25-28, or any portion you can do link
Worship - see upcoming sermons and scripture with Rev. Jim Ewing link
Youth Fall Kick-Off - Aug 25 @ after worship  link  
Youth Choir  - begins Sept 8 4:30 PM (will follow the Youth Group schedule)
Youth Group - begins Sept 8 @ 5:30 PM   link
Youth Plant & Flower Sale - going on now link

Would you like
Contribution Envelopes? Let us know.
Ted Todd and Laura Meier are available this Sunday to distribute our 2020 pledge cards.  If you would like 2020 contribution envelopes and did not receive them this year (or received them and would prefer to give without envelopes next year), please add your name to their list or let  Jacqueline  know.

2020 Pledge & Dedication Sunday
Please bring your completed 2020 commitment pledge form to worship on/before Dedication Sunday on September 29, 2019 or return to the Church Office in the envelope provided in your Stewardship packet.  We are grateful for whatever commitment you make and thank you for
your faith in and support of God's work at Avondale.

Breakfast, Blessings of the Backpacks & Sacred Space Art Exhibit - Aug 25 @ 8:30 AM
Homecoming Weekend - Did you get a postcard? Hope to see you there!  link
Oct 12 @ 4 PM - "75 Years of Music"
Oct 13 @ 11 AM - Worship followed by our "Homecoming Luncheon"
Homecoming Committee  -  Pitch-in for our special Homecoming weekend!  Our next meeting is August 27 @ 7 PM in the Library.
Chili Cook-Off  - sign-up for a chance to be named the Chili Champion! email
Christmas Market - interested in being a vendor? link
75th Anniversary - all things 75th... link

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