This Sunday, Dec 15
Advent III - JOY
Worship “Joy: The Third Sunday of Advent”
with guest preacher Rev. Cindy Kohlmann
Co-Moderator Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
About Rev. Kohlmann (scroll down)

We will have the Baptism of Bennett Michael Ferguson.
2019 Year End Giving
As 2019 draws to a close, Jacqueline Howells is available to provide instructions for stock gift transfers as well as to answer any questions such as pledge contribution progress since Q3 giving statements were distributed and how to apply funds given in 2019 to prepaid 2020 giving for tax planning purposes. 
Mark your calendars, Sunday Worship on December 29 will be the last opportunity for collection plate contributions applied to 2019. 
Traveling? Please have your mailed check post dated by Tuesday, December 31 or drop by the office.
2020 Pledge Campaign Update
The pledge campaign progress for 2020 has now exceeded 2019's campaign total! $459.3K has been committed thus far. It is not too late to turn in your pledge card via collection plate, in person at the office, mail, or email.
Bank Drafts Note 
If you currently give via bank draft, your drafts do not automatically continue into 2020 unless you indicate to do so on your pledge card. Contact Jacqueline to give via draft on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis. If you have not yet picked up your contribution envelopes, they are available in the church office.
Need a gift for the woman in your life?
Gift certificates for the Women's Retreat are available! Gift your wife / mom/ daughter with a memorable weekend where she will be nourished with faith and fellowship.
The weekend is March 13-15, 2020. Find details online here or speak with Betty Chambers or Olivia Magee about how to make a wonderful gift!
Registration is Open!

Avondale Adventures

Women's Retreat
Youth Advent Mission Challenge!
Avondale youth are inviting the church to come along side them to furnish one household for a refugee family resettled here in Charlotte. Find details here.
Camp Grier - Thank you Camp Grier!
Christmas Party - Dec 15
Youth Winter Retreat - Jan 17-20
Joyful Noise - Dec 11 & 18
Joyful Noise Christmas will take place on Wednesdays, Dec 4, 11 and 18 at 11 AM at Avondale. This is for parents/guardians and children, 6 months to 3 years old. No charge and no sign-up required. Music, stories, fellowship and more. 
ASAP Trip on Dec 12
For those going on the Flat Rock trip to enjoy the play, lunch, and fellowship, please be ready to leave at 9:15 AM in the church parking lot. Bring $3 for gas and more for lunch. Going to Cracker Barrel.
Children's Christmas Musical on Dec 15
The children of Avondale Adventures are performing “Sing A Song of Christmas” this Sunday at 11 AM in the Fellowship Hall. Refreshments will be shared following. Come see the children!
Christmas Music with ASAP on Dec 16
All are welcomed to come listen to John Tosco and group play Christmas favorites on Monday, at approximately 12:30. If you would like join ASAP for the "turkey" meal, please RSVP by Sat, Dec 14. Call 980-297-4997 to make a lunch reservation and inquire about cost.
Host Homeless on Sunday Nights
We host our homeless neighbors on our campus each winter for food, fellowship, and rest. Come help us host them. Many hands are needed!
If interested, sign-up online or all the office.

Positions Needed: drivers, overnight hosts, cook/serve meals, setup/breakdown...
Friends, neighbors welcome too!
Kids Café & Birthday Blessings
Gatherings with Jim
Life Skills with ABC
ACC Book Fair Update
Thank you so much for your generosity and support of our book fair! Our total book sales were $1306 which earned us $564 worth of FREE books for the center!! Each class got everything they asked for on their wish list!!

Center-wide Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
Wednesday, December 18
Christmas Celebration on Dec 19
Concert in the Sanctuary: 5:15 - 5:45ish (Toucans, Rascals, Munchkins & Crickets)
Activities for families in the Family Life Center from 5:30 - 6:30
** 5:15-5:30 is a great time for our babies and 1 year olds to get their picture taken with Santa while the older children are performing

Center-wide Pajama Day
Wear your PJ's to school on December 20 (Friday)!
ACC Holiday Schedule
Closed December 24 - 27 (Tuesday to Friday) and
closed January 1 (Wednesday)
People of the Week (12/8)
The Lawson Family
Thomas, Jodie, Tinsley & Dell
1919 Springdale Ave Charlotte, NC 28203
Send a note of love and care!
Stewards of the Week (12/8)
The 75th Anniversary Team
For a wonderful year of
celebration and fun!
Church Triumphant
We extend our Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Eleanor Ramey, who entered the Church Triumphant December 8, 2019. A celebration of life is being planned. We will share details once confirmed.
Dec 11 - Joyful Noise Christmas
Dec 12 - ASAP Trip to Flat Rock
Dec 12 - Staff Christmas Celebration
Dec 13 - Kids Cafe & Birthday Blessings
Dec 15 - Advent III JOY - Worship
Dec 15 - Baptism of Bennett Michael Ferguson
Dec 15 - Children’s Christmas Musical “ Sing A Song Of Christmas”
Dec 15 - Youth Group Christmas Celebration
Dec 15 - Room In The Inn (RITI)
Dec 16 - ASAP Program with John Tosco & friends
Dec 17 - Genesis Circle - 6:30 PM at Trio Restaurant
Dec 17 - Gathering with Jim
Dec 18 - Joyful Noise Christmas
Dec 18 - ACC Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
Dec 19 - ACC Christmas Celebration
Dec 20 - ACC Pajama Day
Dec 22 - Advent VI LOVE - Worship
Dec 22 - Christmas Joy Gift Offering
Dec 22 - Room In The Inn (RITI)
Dec 24 - Christmas Eve Services at 4 PM and 11 PM
Dec 24-26 - Church Office Closed for Christmas
Dec 24-27 - ACC Closed for Christmas
Dec 26 - Refugee Resettlement gifts due
Dec 29 - Guest Pastor Rev. Megan Skidmore
Dec 29 - Room In The Inn (RITI)
Wednesday, December 11
9:00 am The Sunshine Club (Vanguard)
11:00 am Joyful Noise (Joyful Noise Room)
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:30 pm Avondale Adventure Musical Rehearsal (FLC)
6:45 pm Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
8:00 pm Band Rehearsal
Thursday, December 12
Bus Reserved for ASAP
7:30 am Men's Bible Study
9:15 am ASAP- A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas
12:00 pm Staff Christmas Party
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:00 pm Avondale Basketball Practice (FLC)
7:00 pm Bell Choir Rehearsal (Bell Room)
Friday, December 13
7:00 am Men's Breakfast & Bible Study
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
4:30 pm Kids Cafe & Birthday Blessings (FLC Kitchen & FH))
5:00 pm Avondale Basketball Practice (FLC)
Saturday, December 14
8:00 am Avondale Basketball (FLC)
Sunday, December 15
7:30 am Worship Band Setup (FLC)
9:30 am Worship Service (FLC)
11:00 am Avondale Adventures Musical (FLC)
4:00 pm Room In The Inn (Fellowship Hall)
5:30 pm Youth Group (FLC)
Monday, December 16
» 7:00 am Room In The Inn (Fellowship Hall)
9:30 am ACC Soccer Shots (FLC)
12:00 pm ASAP with John Tosco
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:00 pm Avondale Basketball Practice (FLC)
Tuesday, December 17
9:00 am Sacred Space Meeting (Library)
9:30 am Staff Meeting-Devotional
10:00 am Chair Yoga (Fellowship Hall)
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:00 pm Avondale Basketball Practice (FLC)
6:30 pm Genesis Circle
Wednesday, December 18
11:00 am Joyful Noise (Joyful Noise Room)
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
6:45 pm Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
8:00 pm Band Rehearsal
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
Children's Center: 704-377-6960