Ash Wednesday
Feb 17
Sacred Garden
Drop-In: 12-1 PM & 4-5:30 PM
A short, outdoor, guided worship experience!
Today at 5 PM on our YouTube Channel
Ashes shared/available
Stop by the Office to pick-up today
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."

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."
"The Way to Shalom: A Lenten Journey to Peace and Wholeness"
Find a copy in the "Lent in a Bag" when you pick-up or download a digital copy of the devotional here.
"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:
-Ash Wednesday services
-Sun, Feb 21 from 12-1:30 PM
In case you missed it:
Sun, Feb 14
Sermon: "Turning Point"
Scripture: Mark 9: 2–9
Also shared: Introduction of
new members!
2021 Leaders
Session & Ministry list
Ordination & Installation
shared in Feb 7, 2021 Worship service
Feb 17 - Ash Wednesday
  • 3 ways to observe, see above
Feb 17 & 21 - "Lent in a Bag"
Feb 19 - ACC book orders due - see Scholastic Book Sale below
Feb 23 - Lunches for Homeless Neighbors
Mar 14 - Daylight Saving Time
Mar 28 - Apr 3 - Holy Week - Stations of the Cross & Labyrinth Walking
Apr 4 - Easter
Apr 17 - Spring Workday @8 AM

Work on Campus
A recent work day at Avondale included some carpentry to replace sections of our railings. This work will continue as we replace more sections!
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.
Avondale newsletter
Read news from Avondale.... new members, our 2021 leaders, and much more.
Also, enjoy videos of "Avondale in Action" over the last quarter.

Our newsletter is changing to quarterly publication.
Find news and updates anytime on our new website webpage: www.avondalepresbychurch.org/anews
"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.
Birth - Worf
It is with great joy that we share that Henry Melancton Worf was born February 14, 2021 to parents Lisa and Rich Worf. "He’s excited to meet his Avondale family!"
Baby Coming Soon!
The Doherty family was excited to receive this Baby Blessings Basket from their Avondale family as they await the arrival of their baby girl!
(Notice the cute little ones beyond the glass door!)
Church Triumphant - Stone
It is with deep sadness that we share that Sue Haag's daughter, Susan Stone, joined the Church Triumphant February 6, 2021. Susan, a previous member of Avondale, was married by Dr. Rev. MacLean at Avondale in 1965 to Edward "Buddy" Stone. Please join us in keeping Sue's family and friends in your prayers. Obituary.
Church Triumphant - Nolan
It is with deep sadness that we share that Warren Nolan, the father of Dr. Mary Hall, joined the Church Triumphant January 31, 2021. Please join us in keeping Mary and the Hall and Nolan families in your prayers. Obituary.
Church Triumphant - McGinn
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's something to cheer for! Consider writing them a cheerful note.
To mention a few:
  • Sue Haag - Jan 19 (91)
  • Betty Marshall - Feb 6 (92)
  • Mickey Melton - Feb 10 (97)
  • Ellen Watson - Feb 26 (93)
Need the Member Directory password? Email Caroline.
Avondale Children’s Center

Feb 19 - Book Orders due
March - Dental Health month
1st week of March -
Spirit Week
Honoring the birthday
of Dr. Seuss
Scholastic books
Anyone can shop!
With a $25 order, you can pick a FREE $5 Book (use code: READS).
Class Code: R2C33
You can choose to have your books shipped to your home or delivered to ACC with our center order.
Order Due Date: 02/19/21
Shop Digital Flyers for all elementary grades:

"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.
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.
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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
Avondale Children's Center: 704-377-6960