Worship this Sunday, Feb 16
Sermon  “Love"

Please Save the Date Feb 23
A Service of Installation for Rev. Jim Ewing

Lenten Season
begins on February 26 - Ash Wednesday
Men's Bible Study next Feb 13
Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 AM in the Vanguard room, a diverse group of men, both Avondalers and non-members, gather for Bible Study and fellowship. Currently 9 men gather regularly. They are studying the book of Acts. Feel free to drop-in or contact Jackie Shannon for information.
Jumping into Watercolors begins Feb 17
Join Sacred Space Art for this opportunity to experiment with watercolors! Washes, resists and drybrush techniques... we will explore and have fun creating multiple pieces. 
Instructor: Cheryl Judd-Magee
Classes: 5-week session, Mondays, 6-8 PM on
February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2020
Cost: $100- paints, paper, tools provided. Bring an apron.
Registration required. Details and registration online.
Gathering with Jim Feb 20
On Thurs, Feb 20, join Rev. Jim Ewing at 6:30 PM at the McKenzie's home for a time of getting to know each other better. Please RSVP to attend as space is limited.
Save room, the McKenzies will serve a light supper.
Bunco moved to Feb 21
Rescheduled for Fri, Feb 21 at 6:30 PM in our Fellowship Hall, we will have soup night and our mission will continue to be support for the Women's Retreat. If you cannot attend and would like to make a donation, it will be so appreciated. Come join us for the fun, fellowship and great soup. Brenda Coble is our contact at 980-297-4997.
Installation Service Feb 23
The Presbytery of Charlotte invites you to the Service of Installation for Rev. James Ewing. At Avondale on Sun, Feb 23, 2020 at 2 PM in the Family Life Center, a reception will follow.
Childcare offered.
Join Music Ministry! Join Handbells!
We are seeking people to join Avonbellers. Music is a vital part of our ministry at Avondale. It brings a sense of reverence to our worship services and spiritual nourishment to those attending. If interested in playing handbells, please contact Rich Stanley at 704-333-6194 x25 or email him.
Joyful Noise on Wednesdays
Know someone home with a small child? Tell them about Joyful Noise! Come journey with your child, helping them learn about the excitement and love of Christ through music, dance, story time, and fellowship. 11 AM through April 1. More details Share the event on Facebook!
ASAP on Feb 24
Attention ASAP members! When we meet on the 24th, we will play White Elephant Bingo! Begin looking through your home to find a treasure you cannot wait to see leave your home. Wrap it in white tissue paper or in a closed bag. Bring to ASAP for big fun! Don't forget to bring your pop tabs. Our delicious luncheon will be at noon.
Ash Wednesday Feb 26
Burning of the Palms @5:30 PM
  • with the children of Avondale Adventures 
Pancake Dinner @6 PM
  • volunteers needed to help setup & cook
Service @7 PM
  • in the Sanctuary
Sacred Space Art Program
Are you ready to try something new?
Stretch your creativity in 2020?
Jewelry Making –classes begin Feb 10, take any or all
Jumping into Watercolors –sessions begin Feb 17
Hand-Lettering Italics - sessions begin Mar 28
Glass Mosaic & Wood Tray - sessions begin May 4
Next Steps Class begins Mar 15
Take the "Next Step" and join the Avondale family.
March 15 - What's Your Story?
March 22 - What do I need to know about the Presbyterian Church?
March 29 - What does it mean to join a church?
April 5 - How do I get involved?
Interested? Questions? RSVP? Contact Amanda Shanks.
ASAP Trip Mar 19
ASAP heads to Concord Mills to the Sea Life Aquarium on Thurs, Mar 19! Join the fun and sign-up at the ASAP gathering on Feb 24. $15 includes a behind-the-scenes tour and transportation. About the aquarium
Spring Work Day Mar 21
Please save the date to come pitch-in for our annual property care morning at the church.
Saturday, March 21
8 AM -12 PM
Attic Sale & Bake Sale Mar 28
The Youth will have an attic and bake sale on Sat, Mar 28 from 7 AM to 2 PM with the proceeds going to support the 2020 Peru trip. Please keep them in mind when winter and spring cleaning! Donations and volunteers needed! More details to come. This is open to all! Please spread the word. More
ACC Munchkin Winterfest in pictures!
A few ACC Dates
Feb 17 - Teacher Workday / ACC closed
Apr 3 - ACC Easter Egg Hunt at 3:30 PM
Apr 10 – Good Friday / ACC closed 
Apr 13-17 - Week of the Young Child
Apr 20 - 24 - Staff Appreciation Week
May 15 - ACC Art Walk
May 25 - Memorial Day / ACC closed
Jun 5 - ACC Graduation
Person of the Week (2/9)
Mickey Melton
The Pavilion Health Center at Brightmore
10011 Providence Rd W.
Room 404
Charlotte, NC 28277
Send a note of loving care!
Stewards of the Week (2/2)
Cheryl Judd-Magee for the Sacred Space Art Ministry and the fun opportunities it brings to Avondale!
Church Triumphant
We extend our Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Marie Nolan, mother of Mary Hall (David), who entered the Church Triumphant January 17, 2020. Obituary

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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
Children's Center: 704-377-6960