This Sunday, Oct 13 at 11 AM: Homecoming!
Sermon - "Christ’s Ambassadors - Looking Back, Looking Ahead" with Pastor: Rev. Jim Ewing
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5: 14 - 15, 17 - 20 
We encourage you to read Scripture this week and discuss in your homes what God's word to us might be from this passage.
The count down has begun!
This weekend, one can find Avondalers, past and present, celebrating
and thanking God for 75 years of Avondale Presbyterian Church!
Oct 12 - Youth Plant Sale order pick-up
Oct 12-13 - Avondale’s BIG 75 th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend - SEE BELOW
Oct 14 - Last day of regular Basketball Registration
Oct 15 - ACC Guest Speaker
Oct 18 - ACC Fall Festival
Oct 19 - Scottish Country Dancing 
Oct 24 - ACC Trunk or Treat
Oct 25 - Kids Café
Oct 25-28 - Mission Work Trip 
Oct 28 - ASAP
Nov 1 - Bunco
Nov 2 - Sacred Space Art - Acrylic Painting begins
Nov 3 - PWA Tea
Nov 5 - Taizé Prayer Service 
Kids Café is Meals for Kids
Kids Café, part of our ABC (Avondale & Bethlehem Center) Ministry has begun. This program serves kids a fresh, warm meal on a Friday, twice a month, before they head home for the weekend. As of right now, this will be hosted at Avondale from 4:30 - 6 PM. This is an easy, quick and FUN way to contribute. Sign-up with a friend?
Next dates: Oct 11, Oct 25, Nov 8, Nov 22
Youth Plant Sale Pick-up- Oct 12
Happy Fall! All is on schedule for the plant and flower orders to be delivered to Avondale this Saturday, October 12. Orders will be sorted and available for pick-up in the FLC breezeway starting at 12 PM this Saturday. Thank you to all for your support of our Youth ministry.
PWA Tea - Nov 3
Please save the date - Sun, Nov 3, for a tea for women of all ages with our PWA (Presbyterian Women of Avondale) ministry.
Details to come.
Basketball Ministry
Basketball season has begun and registration is open now through Oct. 14. After the 14th, it's late registration and rate. Avondale participates in the Playbook for Life ministries league, providing an opportunity for youth to participate in a Christ-centered team sports program. For details and registration, see our website.
Scottish Country Dancing - at Avondale
Would you like to have fun and stay fit? Can you tell your right hand from your left? Then Scottish country dancing could be for you! Come enjoy an exciting and energetic activity for you or the whole family. It's also a great way to keep in touch with our Scottish (Presbyterian) heritage! Join us in the Family Life Center from 1-3 PM on these dates:
- Sat, Oct 19  - Sat, Nov 2  - Sun, Nov 17  - Sat, Nov 23
Please RSVP . Walk-ins also welcome. Friends and family welcome too! Fun for most all ages. Questions? Speak with Arthur Baum
ASAP - Oct 28
ASAP meets Oct 28 and Nov 18 at 12 noon in Fellowship Hall. Our mission for the remainder of the year is to collect flip tabs from cans to contribute to the Ronald McDonald House. Every 4 lbs. we collect can help a family be near their child during difficult times. We ask all our congregation (and friends) to help us collect! Give your flip tabs to an ASAP member or office. Many thanks for your help.
Sacred Space Art Programs
The next programs are “Acrylic Painting” beginning November 2 and “Sugar My Fancy” cake decorating beginning November 18. These great programs are open to all. Invite a friend! For registration and details, see the webpage: www.avondalepresbychurch.org/sacredspace.
In case you missed it...
- Gleaning Ministry  link  
- Eastern NC Mission Trip - Oct 25-28   link
- Women's Retreat  link
Community at Avondale
Feeling blessed here on Park Road:
Soccer Shots, Bethlehem Center TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program, Girl Scouts, Chair Yoga, Havurat Tikvah, A2B Coaching, Martial Arts, Shared Listening Class, The Sunshine Club....
An ACC Update!
-Guest Speaker on Oct 15 @5 PM
-Letter from Wendy
-October Calendar & Menu
-Job Openings
Trunk or Treat
Thurs, Oct 24 @5:30 PM in church parking lot for ACC & church preschool aged children. Evening kicks-off with parade. Parents & friends, come in costume with vehicle trunk decorated & candy ready!
2020 Stewardship
Thank you to everyone for their pledges.
Stay tuned for an update next week. If you have yet to pledge for 2020, it’s not too late. Find a pledge card here . Please turn in to the office or Jacqueline .
Our stewardship is vitally important to fulfill the ministry and mission vision we have for the church.
2020 Pledges : $319,400 (as of 10/3)
Homecoming Weekend Celebrating Our 75th Anniversary
Sat, Oct 12 - "75 Years of Music" & History Open House
4 PM in the Sanctuary, Refreshments follow and history displays throughout campus. Enjoy a bonfire, hotdogs and fall treats.
Sun, Oct 13 - Worship at 11 AM followed by our Homecoming Luncheon* & History Open House continues. Please bring a dish to share.
*PLEASE RSVP if you are attending the luncheon! Having a head count helps with food and table/chairs rental.
Find more details here.
Volunteer with Homecoming
Volunteers needed to help with the Anniversary Luncheon this weekend. Please email Suzi Thornberry if you can help:
  • Sat morn: set-up tables and tents, prep for Sunday and decorate
  • Sun morn: finish table set-up outdoors, prep beverages, accept side dishes
  • During luncheon: serve main dishes and oversee side dishes and beverages/ice
  • After luncheon: Clean-up , wash dishes and breakdown tables and chairs     Thank you!
Person of the Week (10/6)
Bob Rudisill
5632 Warewhip Ln
Charlotte, NC 28210-6322
Please send a note of loving care!
Stewards of
the Week (10/6)
For our
Nursery volunteers
Wednesday, October 9
9:30 am Havurat Tikvah (Fellowship Hall)
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:00 pm Avondale Adventures
6:45 pm Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
8:00 pm Band Rehearsal
Thursday, October 10
7:30 am Men's Bible Study
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
7:00 pm Bell Choir Rehearsal (Bell Room)
Friday, October 11
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 (FLC and FH)
Saturday, October 12
Open House & Luncheon setup
12:00 pm Youth Plant Sale Pick-Up
4:00 pm 75th Anniversary Music and Refreshments (Sanctuary and FH)
Sunday, October 13
Avondale 75th Anniversary Celebration
7:30 am Worship Band Setup (FLC)
11:00 am Worship Service (FLC)
12:00 pm 75th Anniversary Homecoming Luncheon (FLC)
1:30 pm Monthly Session Meeting
4:30 pm No Youth Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
5:30 pm Youth Group (FLC)
Monday, October 14
Columbus Day (regional holiday)
9:30 am ACC Soccer Shots (FLC)
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
6:00 pm Sacred Space Art- Jewelry II (Joyful Noise Room)
Tuesday, October 15
9:30 am Staff Meeting
10:00 am Chair Yoga (Fellowship Hall)
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:00 pm ACC Speaker: Parent Conversation with Dr. Zeskind (FH)
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