AVONDALE WORSHIP
Avondale Worship
We invite you to worship with us Sundays at 9:30 AM. Check your email for our digital Sunday Worship Bulletin with this week's service broadcast link or find us on our YouTube channel at "Avondale Presby Church."

This Sun, Feb 14 we will be celebrating our New Members! (See the newsletter.)
Also this Sunday is our Leadership Retreat and Session meeting.

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."
Seeking Greeter Guides
for Ash Wednesday
Worship in the Sacred Garden on Feb 17
Midday and late afternoon times are available.
Please contact Paula Huffines for more information and to volunteer. pshuffi1@gmail.com
Ash Wednesday
Feb 17
A short, outdoor, guided worship experience!
Weather Permitting - Drop-In - Sacred Garden
12-1 PM and 4-5:30 PM
"Lent in a Bag"
Congregational Life is putting together "Lent in a Bag" and we invite you to come pick-up. Bags will be available during the Ash Wednesday services and also on Sun, Feb 21 from 12-1:30 PM. Find a Lenten devotional and more.
In case you missed it:
Sun, Feb 7
Sermon: "Pieces"
Scripture: Mark 1: 29 - 39
Communion Sunday and
Ordination & Installation of 2021 Leaders
2021 Leaders
Session & Ministry list
Ordination & Installation
shared in Feb 7, 2021 Worship service
AVONDALE NEWSLETTER
Avondale newsletter
Read news from Avondale....
our new members, our 2021 leaders, and much more.
Also, enjoy videos of Avondale in Action over the last quarter.

Members, if you would like to receive a printed copy, please email Caroline.
AVONDALE IN ACTION
ACE Ministry Update
Welcome Ms. Sydni Duncan to Avondale! She is a new ACE program teacher. Ms. Duncan is currently a student at UNCC, majoring in Child and Family Development and Psychology.

In partnership with the Alliance Center for Education (ACE), Avondale continues to be a site for remote learning for school age children. Tuesdays through Thursdays, we welcome 15 students (elementary through high school age) and two ACE staff members - Mr. Higgins and Ms. Duncan.
The church financially supports the hot meals and snacks provided each week. Avondale volunteers also joyfully lead Bible studies and other activities for the students. Thank you Avondale for your support of this wonderful ministry!
ACE leaders: Justin Higgins & Sydni Duncan
Morning Devotional
weekdays @7 AM
"These Days" Devotional
Available for you at Avondale. Call the office to reserve a copy for pick-up. 704-333-6194
CALENDAR
Feb 4 - Annual Report submissions due
Feb 7 - Avondale Baby Basket gifts
Feb 14 - 2021 Leadership Retreat
Feb 14 - Session Meeting
Feb 15 - ACC Teacher Workday
Feb 17 - Avondale Social on Zoom
Feb 17 - Ash Wednesday
Feb 17 - "Lent in a Bag"
Feb 23 - Lunches for Homeless Neighbors
Mar 14 - Daylight Saving Time
Mar 28–Apr 3 - Holy Week
Apr 4 - Easter
Apr 17 - Spring Workday @8 AM
Camp Grier
Summer info sessions and savings! Camp Grier is hosting virtual info sessions. This faith-based program gets kids outdoors! Learn about summer activities for rising 2nd graders and up. Link to explore and RSVP. Attend and receive a discount on summer camps.
"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 one-time gift, set up a recurring gift, or give gifts of stock. If you have yet to share your 2021 pledge, you can submit your pledge form online.
Church Triumphant
It is with deep sadness that we share that Mr. Warren Nolan, the father of Dr. Mary Hall, joined the Church Triumphant January 31, 2021. Please join us in keeping Mary and the entire Hall and Nolan families in your prayers.
Church Triumphant
It is with deep sadness that we share that Mrs. Sharon McGinn joined the Church Triumphant February 2, 2021. Sharon, 83 years old, joined Avondale church in 1967.
Please join us in keeping Sharon's family and friends in your prayers.
Celebrating our Seniors
Here's a list of our Members that are celebrating 90 or more years this year. Now that something to cheer for! Consider writing them a cheerful note.

Need the Member Directory password?
Avondale Children’s Center

Feb 12 - Classroom Parties
Feb 15 - Teacher Workday
1st week of March - Spirit Week
Honoring the birthday of Dr. Seuss
COMMUNITY NEWS
Scams
Such an unpleasant topic, but an important one.
Beware of emails that seem odd. An email from Rev. Jim that sounds strange - probably is not from him! Double check! Start a new email and reach out to him, instead of responding to the email.
Phone calls...if you didn't initiate the call, be skeptical. From scam calls from Duke Energy ready to "cut off your power" to even scam "contact tracing" asking for your personal information.... we all have to think twice sometimes. Trust your gut!
COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments
Mecklenburg County Public Health announced appointments open for vaccines. Full announcement
Where can you get the COVID-19 vaccine near Charlotte?
-article from The Charlotte Observer
What COVID-19 vaccine group are you in?
Pre-register for the vaccine through your doctor's office or health department and find out what group you are in.
"10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's"
Mar 14 at 6:30 PM
Our Providence Baptist Church neighbors shared this free, virtual event with us. Flyer / Registration is required.
About: Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. Join us to learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.
Magazines, music, movies, e-books, audiobooks, comics, and more....oh my!
Available online anytime and for all ages are media of all types - from our Charlotte Mecklenburg library system.
Click on an app, via the link below, and connect with your library account. These free apps are easier to use than ever before.
Which apps have what you want? Find a library app overview here.
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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