AVONDALE IN ACTION
Avondale Worship
We invite you to worship with us on Sundays at 9:30 AM. Find the broadcast link in your Sunday Worship Bulletin email.

Sun, Aug 23 - with Rev. Jim Ewing
Scripture: Mark 12: 13 - 17
Sermon Series: "Faith & Politics"
Part 2: "Mixing the Two"

Also This Sunday - Butterfly Release
See below.
Passing the Peace
We invite you to Pass the Peace to an Avondale family member during Sunday Worship.
Text/respond....
"May the peace of Christ be with you."
"And also with you."
In case you missed it

Worship Service Sun, Aug 16
"Faith & Politics"
(Part 1) "Perspective"

Baptism
As part of our Worship service broadcast last Sun, Aug 16, we shared the Baptism of Evelyn Martin, the daughter of Drew and Mary Margaret Martin.
Avondale Social TONIGHT!
Aug 19 and Sept 2, 16, 30
Every other Wed at 7 PM, join your fellow Avondalers for a time to connect and socialize. You never know what might happen! Join in. We'll use the same Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 830 7187 5873
Meeting Password: 758498
Zoom Conversation: Faith & Politics
with Meredith Potter
Sun, Aug 23 / 11 AM
Join us this Sunday, August 23 at 11 AM on Zoom for a conversation about "Faith & Politics" with Meredith Potter. Do any of these words sound familiar? Henry Kissinger, Yale, State Department, Atlantic Council, Geotech Center, artificial intelligence, global politics, terrorism, cyberterrorism... Sounds intriguing, right?! Our guest speaker's background includes all of this. Plus, Meredith Potter is a friend of Rev. Jim Ewing's from Pinehurst. Join in this Sunday 11 AM
Meeting ID: 8218264 7613
Password:389495
Butterfly Release
Back in February and March, the children of Avondale Adventures sold butterflies as a fundraiser in support of the theme "Showing Our Love Through Action" based on Isaiah 58. These butterflies were purchased by you in memory and in honor of loved ones. All proceeds were used to purchase items from the Presbyterian Giving Catalog for our brothers and sisters in need around the world. With your support, the children were able to purchase soccer balls and books for a refugee family relocated to Charlotte; 2 family of chickens that will supply eggs for food, feathers for blankets, and pillows and fertilizer for crops; 10 jerry cans that will help to transport water more efficiently, freeing women and girls to spend more time on enriching activities; and 1 Fishing Net that will help to ensure a livelihood and food source to an entire community in need. Thanks be to God for these gifts.
Please join us prior to worship in viewing the butterfly release in the Sacred Garden
Avondale Adventures is coming soon!!
Next Adventure begins Sept 9
Our next Adventure, “Growing in Grace & Gratitude” will be held in small groups outside. Starting Wed, Sept 9 at 5 PM and continuing on Wednesdays through Oct 28, Avondale Adventures will host kids (5th grade and younger) for a weekly hour of fun and learning. Registration closes Aug 31. Find out more now!
A few Avondale dates
Aug 19 - Avondale Social on Zoom
Aug 23 - Butterfly Release shared following worship
Aug 23 - A Zoom Conversation: Faith & Politics
Aug 31 - Avondale Adventures - registration closes
Sept 1 - Taizé Prayer Service
Sept 2 - Avondale Social on Zoom
Sept 8 - ACC Children “Move-Up” week
Sept 9 - Avondale Adventures - first night
Nov-Dec - Avondale Christmas Marketplace
Dates coming soon: Rally Day, Dedication Sunday..
Stewardship
Want to send your pledge electronically? Go here.
Deposits
Avondale deposits are being made every other Tuesday.
Pledges
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Member News - A Birth
Dave and Mary Comstock, longtime members now living outside Charlotte, celebrate the birth of their grandson, Lawrence Rutherford Yocum. Born August 9, 2020 to Hannah, their daughter, and Lynn Yocum, the baby was born at 12:01 AM in Irvine, CA at 7 lbs 9 oz and 20 inches long. Hannah says he is “perfect”.
Member News - A Birth
Mollie Rochelle Freeze was born on August 9, 2020 to Emily and Alex Freeze. Chick and Mary Martin are the proud grandparents!
Member News - A Birth
Harper Lynn Daniel arrived around 4:15 AM, Friday morning, August 14, 2020. She was 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and 19 inches long. "Mother and daughter are fine though I think the father (Max Daniel) is in a bit of shock!" Lynn and Laura are the happy grandparents.
A few Member Birthdays
Mike Love - August 21
Francis McNair – August 26 (celebrating #94)
Rogers Magee – August 30
Sandy Brodof – September 1
Stewart Farris – September 3
Brenda Coble – September 9
Joanne Sahlie – September 15
Sharon McGinn – September 25
See All the birthdays in our newsletter. www.avondalepresbychurch.org/current-newsletter
Prayer Requests
Jacqueline Howells; Delia McCloskey; Carl, Dee Dee and Lilly McDonald; Floyd Privette; The Family of Michael Morales; The Reed Family; The Family of Lucy Wiley.

Member Pictures
Share your pictures with us! Your pet, your hobby, your grandchildren... whatever brings you joy. Let other Avondalers see a bit of you during this time of quarantine. Please email pics to Caroline or text her at 704-996-4970.

Member Concerns
If you know of any member concerns or needs, please email Jim or call the church office and leave a message.
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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