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 30 is Rally Day!
See the email, coming this week, for information about Avondale's small groups.
Faith & Politics with Rev. Jim Ewing
Part 3: "Blessed are the Peacemakers"

Also this Sunday
Youth Group Kick-Off
Aug 30 @ 11:30 AM

Passing 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
Worship Service Sun, Aug 23
"Faith & Politics"
Part 2 "Mixing the Two"
Also this past Sunday - the Buttery Release!
Find it at the beginning of the Service.
Avondale Adventures begins soon!
Registration closes Aug 31
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.
Avondale Socials on Zoom continue and continue to be a great time of connecting with your Avondale family. Save the dates: every other Wed @7 PM. Next dates: Sept 2, 16, 30.
If you haven't tried Zoom, do a test run! https://zoom.us/test
Our monthly Taizé Prayer Service is coming soon!
Don't miss our next service on Tues, Sept 1 @7 PM. Taizé services are shared the first Tuesday of the month. Find the broadcast on our YouTube channel, same as our Worship Services.
Here is the link for Tuesday. Feel free to share with others.
If you missed the Zoom Conversation "Faith & Politics with Meredith Potter" and would like to hear a recording, please email Jim Ewing or Jessica Shanks for the link.
Youth Kick-off!
Sun, Aug 30 at 11:30 AM to 2 PM at Avondale
Starting Sept 13
Youth will meet Sundays from 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Youth Group:
We are going to do things a little differently this fall to follow the guidelines set forth by Avondale’s reopening task force. Both Middle School and High School will meet at the same time but they will eat and play games separately, allowing for more physical distancing. Also as much as possible, we will locate activities outside. We will adjust as the year goes on.
Bethlehem Center Shares Big News
Bethlehem Center is celebrating 80 years and has a BIG announcement! Please take a moment to hear from Williem McDonald, CEO and watch the video.
ABC Ministry Update
The kids are meeting a few days a week in the FLC.
ACC 2020-2021 School Year:
The children will be transitioning the week of Aug 31 - Sept 3. The new school year begins Sept 8!
ACC SPIRIT WEEK:
Monday (8/24): Cool Shades/Silly Sunglasses*
Tues (8/25): Crazy Hair Day
Wed (8/26): Tacky Day
Thurs (8/27): Dress Up as your fave character/ superhero/ or person
Friday (8/28): PJ Day
*pictured: Owls class fun!
ACC OUTREACH:
The Novant Health Breast Center Mobile will be at the ACC on Thurs, Sept 17. Appointment slots available now from 11:30 AM to 3:15 PM. Open to all.
Interested? See/email Merrily at email.
The Back-To-School Bash
Blessings, fun, smiles, ice cream, supply drive, and more was had at our celebratory drive-through. There's still time to contribute school supplies. See the list shared by our ABC ministry.
Aug 24 - ABC Ministry starts school year program
Aug 30 - Rally Day
Aug 30 - Youth Group- Kick-off @11:30 AM
Aug 31 - Avondale Adventures- registration closes
Aug 31-Sept 3 – ACC transition week
Sept 1 - Taizé Prayer Service
Sept 2 - Avondale Social on Zoom
Sept 6 - Youth Group- no gathering for Labor Day
Sept 8 - ACC new school year begins
Sept 9 - Avondale Adventures- first night
Sept 13 - Stewardship- Kick-Off Sunday
Sept 13 - Youth Group- Sundays @5:30 PM
Sept 15 - info due for Avondale Newsletter
Sept 16 - Avondale Social on Zoom
Sept 17 - Novant Health Breast Center Mobile at ACC- RSVP for a mammogram
Sept 22 - Avondale Newsletter published
Sept 27 - Stewardship- Dedication Sunday
Sept 30 - Avondale Social on Zoom
Stewardship
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Deposits
Avondale deposits are being made every other Tuesday.
Pledges
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Member News - A Marriage
Greg and Kelsey Medlin were married on July 18, 2020 in a beautiful, but much smaller than intended, ceremony. Debi Medlin is the groom’s mother. The newlyweds are currently living in Nebraska.
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
Michael Booher; Jacqueline Howells; Delia McCloskey; Carl, Dee Dee and Lilly McDonald; Deidrea Pavlin; Floyd Privette; The Family of Michael Morales; The Reed Family; Lyn Sweet; The Family of Lucy Wiley; The teachers, staff and families of the Bethlehem Center: Justin Higgins, Keosha Misenheimer, Sylvia Bidgood, Georgett Johnson, Cecilia Thompson and Lashaundra Bradley.

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