Come! Worship with us Sundays at 9:30 AM.
The Worship Bulletin is sent Sunday mornings and includes the link to our service broadcast. You can also find our service on our "YouTube channel."
Past services and bulletins are shared on our website under eWorship.
This Sunday
"Jesus Appears to His Disciples"

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."

In case you missed it..
Our Youth Sunday service from Apr 11
"Together But Distant"
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12
1 Corinthians 12: 14
Matthew 18: 20
Spring Workday this Saturday, 8-12
More hands needed!
Planting, painting, pressure washing....
cleaning, filling, spreading.....tasks to help care for and beautify our campus.
Please sign-up to pitch-in!
New Member/ Inquirer Class
begins Apr 20
Thank you to our friends and neighbors for joining us in worship! If you are interested to hear more about Avondale, please take a moment to complete our contact form to connect with Avondale.
Our next New Member/Inquirer Class will be held in two sessions online via Zoom on Tuesdays, Apr 20 and 27 from 7- 8:45 PM. Take the Next Step HERE! Sign-up or request more details here. We look forward to hearing from you and the opportunity to share how God is working through the Avondale community!
Spring Women's Bible Study - 2 Groups!
A Spring Women's Bible Study begins soon. For seven weeks, we will be studying the parables of Jesus, specifically the "kingdom parables."
Anyone is welcome to join! Invite friends, family, neighbors to join. RSVP for either the in-person group or online group. Contact Amanda for more details and/or to RSVP.
Wednesday Group
When: Wednesday evenings 5- 6 PM*
April 21 - June 2
Where: in-person, outdoors in Avondale’s Sacred Garden, weather-permitting
*Avondale Adventures children’s program is held at the same time.
Thursday Group
When: Thursday evenings 8- 9:30 PM
April 22 - June 3
Where: online via Zoom
Lunches for Neighbors
Apr 27 & May 25 @4 PM
Spaces open for this opportunity to serve! Use the button to sign-up to help prepare meals for neighbors who are homeless and employed!
Youth Mission Projects
Hand-Written Cards
Send a letter to someone you have not seen in a while or someone who might be feeling alone.
Canned Food Drive
Drop-off canned food for our food drive in the white bins, we will deliver it to Loaves and Fishes
A few Avondale dates
April 14- The Adventure begins!
April 17- Spring Workday
April 20- Newsletter info due
April 20- Next Step Class - 1 of 2
April 21 - Spring Women's Bible Study begins
April 22- ASAP Picnic Lunch in the Garden
April 22 - Spring Women's Bible Study begins
April 27- Meal Making for Roof Above
April 27- Next Step Class - 2 of 2
April 28- Newsletter published
May 1- World Labyrinth Day
May 9- Mother's Day
May 12- Baby Blessing Baskets gifts due
May 14–16- Youth Spring Retreat
May 23- Pentecost
May 23- Children's Sunday Service
May 31- Memorial Day
July 19–23- Vacation Bible School
Quarterly Statements
Check your email for your statement being sent out later this week. Printed statements will be mailed to those who requested a printed statement.

Easter Gifts
We invite you to view the names of those remembered and honored at Easter time by clicking here! Your gifts help ensure Avondale offers meaningful ways to engage faith and serve others.

Memorials & Honorariums
May be given online here. Prefer a form? Find it here.
Ten Cents-A-Meal
$3,147 as of April 13 has been given to this ministry

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 gift of stock, give a one-time gift, or setup a recurring gift.
Avondale Members
Prayer Requests: Lee Ballard; Kemper Boyd family; Ron Crossley; Callaway family; Abigail Corriher; Jozsef Eyer; Kim Kirk; Gail Love; Marilyn Nolan; Tim O'Neil; Rita Outland; Tina Sanderson; Sarah Sperry; Gail Trippodo; Donnell Washington; Wilkerson family.
Birthdays: April & May birthdays in the last newsletter.
Concerns: If you know of any member concerns or needs, please email Jim.
Directory: If you need the password, please email Caroline.
Church Triumphant
It is with deep sadness that we share that Emily Boyd, the mother of Kemper Boyd, joined the Church Triumphant last week. We ask that you keep Kemper, Trish and Miller in your prayers during this difficult time. Consider sending a card of love and care.
The Boyd Family, 314 E. Kingston Ave., Charlotte, NC 28203
Baby Blessing Baskets & A Baby
Please return your gifts to Avondale by Wed, May 12!
Daniel Joseph Hayes IV
Baby Baskets
During the month of May, we celebrate with joy and anticipation the arrival of two babies within Avondale. Member Care is organizing Baby Blessing Baskets to be delivered to the families and invites us to share in the excitement by signing-up to contribute items. See the gift sign-up links under each picture above.

A Baby Born
It is with great joy that we share news of the arrival of Daniel Joseph "Dru" Hayes IV! We invite you to send notes of love and care to proud parents, Dan and Dana! If you would like to assist Member Care with providing a meal, please contact Leslie Saleeby.
Avondale Children's Center
April - Child Abuse Prevention Month - wear blue and see our pinwheel garden near the community garden
April 12-16 - Spirit Week! Celebrating "The Week of the Young Child"
April 16 - Scholastic Book Fair orders due
April 22 - ACC Earth Day Celebration
The children will be beautifying our campus during their AM outside time. Bring a flower to plant, a hanging basket of flowers to hang or a bag of potting soil!
The Week of the Young Child® (April 12-16) is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world's largest early childhood education association.

The purpose of the week is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

NAEYC first established the Week of the Young Child® in 1971, recognizing that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the foundation for children's success in school and later life.
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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