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."
A message from ASAP
Dear ASAP members and Avondale members,
The 2020 service project for ASAP was to collect pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House to be recycled. Many Avondale members joined us in our effort. Happily we collected 17.4 pounds for them to send to be recycled. We were able to help 4 families spend a night near their sick child in the hospital.
We want to start our collecting pop tabs again and ask Avondale members and friends to join us. It is so simple. MANY cans now have pop tabs on them. Just keep collecting till June which will be our next turn in date. We can easily exceed our 17 pounds if we all work together. You can turn your tabs in any time to the church office or call Brenda Coble  980-297-4997 for pick up arrangements.
May God continue to Bless Us All in 2021
The ASAP Planning Team
A message from Roof Above
"Thank you so much for the Avondale Blessing Bags for our clients! Some of our guys were a little disappointed back in early December when they found out that there wouldn’t be a party because of COVID-19, so those gift bags really meant A LOT. I’m so happy that our clients could have a brighter holiday thanks to Avondale!"
Lunches for our Neighbors
Jan 26 & Feb 23
We need a few more hands for our mission project of lunches for our employed, homeless neighbors. Please take a look and sign-up! The "Lunch Leader" role involves getting the groceries (Mission will reimburse), leading the assembly, and taking the lunches over to the dorm in the Elizabeth neighborhood.
A message from Avondale Communications
Jan 19
Calling ministry and mission leaders from 2020! Will you please send a report for the Jan-Feb newsletter? It should summarize actions over the last two months and share a heads-up mention of anything to come.
Thank you for sharing what your ministry has been doing and how God has been working through our church!
Jan 18 - MLK Day Holiday / Office Closed
Jan 19 – Newsletter submissions due
Jan 20 - Avondale Social on Zoom
Jan 21 – ACC “MS. GLORIA DAY” 
Jan 26 - Lunches for Homeless Neighbors
Jan 27 – Newsletter published 
MORE 2021
Feb 2 – Taizé Prayer Service
Feb 3 - Avondale Social on Zoom
Feb 12-15 – Youth Winter Retreat
Feb 15 – ACC Teacher Workday
Feb 23 - Lunches for Homeless Neighbors
Mark your calendar...
-Ash Wednesday - Feb 17
-Lent - Feb 17-April 3
-Holy Week - Mar 28-Apr 3
-Easter - Apr 4
A message from Finance
Year-end contribution statements will be going out soon.
Member Care with ASAP
With anticipation we look forward to a time that Avondale Senior Adult Program (ASAP) can gather again. This month, we celebrate ASAP community January birthdays.

PK Kalevas - Jan 2
Ed Ballard - Jan 7
Leslie Saleeby - Jan 13
Betty Patterson - Jan 15
Evan Wood - Jan 16
Sue Haag - Jan 19
Linda Haigh - Jan 31
Avondale Children’s Center
Happy New Year!

A few updates....

Teacher Workday
Feb 15
-Please help us in welcoming Ms. Julia who will be working in our Infant program. Ms. Julia is from the Childcare Staffing Agency and she will be with us while we look for a full time Infant teacher. Ms. Julia is a student at UNCC where she is majoring in Psychology, Public Health, and Child & Family Development.
-Ms. LaTavia will continue in our Busy Bees classroom with Ms. Kimberly and Ms. Karen while we search for the perfect candidate to fill Ms. Gloria's position.
Teacher Retiring
Please mark your calendar for Jan 21 as MS. GLORIA DAY!!! Stay tuned for details from the ACC regarding plans for the day. We are super excited to make this celebration a wonderful event for our beloved Ms. Gloria who will be here for all the festivities on her special day!! Ms. Gloria is retiring and has cared for our children at the ACC for over 20 years!
MLK National Holiday
"Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed in celebrating and promoting the worth of every human being. In his pursuit of equal rights by nonviolent means, Dr. King encouraged diverse cultures to live together in a spirit of love, understanding and service to one another." - City of Charlotte
MLK Day of Service
Did you know that the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is an official day of service in addition to a day to celebrate the civil rights leader’s life and legacy? In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service.
MLK Resources for a Day of Service
People of all ages can "make it a day on." The COVID-19 pandemic presents challenges for volunteering in person, but each of us can work for the dream - whether volunteering virtually or learning/doing something to support the worth of every human. Here are resources to help make it count:
-"Where Do We Go From Here? | Documentary Film Festival" free, 4-day event of film, music, and discussion by Standford University's The Martin Luther King, Jr.
Research and Education Institute
Prayers for Our Country
Jan 14 at 3:30 PM
The Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, and Associate Director of Advocacy, the Rev. Jimmie Hawkins, will hold a discussion about the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol on Facebook Live Thursday.
The discussion will be tomorrow at 3:30 PM. You can find more details and register to watch it on Zoom or find it on the Office of Public Witness Facebook page.
Prayers for Our Country
Jan 19 at 12 noon
Please join Presbytery Moderator, Rev. Dr. Joe Clifford, Associate General Presbyter, Rev. Dr. Alice Ridgill, and General Presbyter, Rev. Dr. Jan Edmiston for an all-Presbytery Zoom Call to pray for our nation
and new President in these troubled times. Join the Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 929 4604 7541
Passcode: 854916
Dial in: 1-301-715-8592
Face Mask 1
Public Health Director Announces Three-Week Directive to Protect Residents from COVID-19
As the number of COVID-19 cases in Mecklenburg County continue to grow at an exponential rate – from an average of 100 cases per day in September, to an average of 900 cases per day in mid-January – Public Health is issuing a specific directive for the people of Mecklenburg County for the next three weeks. The Directive is effective immediately...until February 2, 2021. Full announcement
Town Hall: Housing Instability & Homelessness - Jan 21
Mecklenburg County will hold a virtual town hall on Thursday, Jan. 21, from 6 - 8 p.m. The community is invited to participate.
Residents/participants will learn about the challenges and solutions to addressing homelessness and information on ways they can help. LINK / FLYER
Connect with Avondale
Like, Follow, Subscribe to Avondale
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