AVONDALE IN WORSHIP
Worship this Sunday, Jan 19
Sermon “Leadership: How to Speak the Truth"
Scripture - Ephesians 4: 14 - 18

Gatherings with Jim Jan 19 & 29
Avondale hosts are holding small home gatherings for a chance to get to know Rev. Jim Ewing and his family. Jim is eager to know us all better! RSVP now to attend the Jan 19 or Jan 29 gathering. RSVP Link

 Taiz é Prayer Services Feb 4
...are continuing! Held the First Tuesday of the month at 7 PM in the Sanctuary. Next - Feb 4, Mar 4, Apr 7
AVONDALE IN ACTION
Women's Retreat Mar 13-15
Don't miss out on the fun, learning, discussion, and more with fellow Avondalers. Rev. Caroline East is facilitating "Gifts of Encouragement" and Elizabeth Bridges returns to lead music. Register by the Feb 9 deadline.
Details are online here or speak with Betty Chambers.
VIDEO MESSAGE: from Rev. Caroline East
Avondale Adventures Jan 29
Please help us spread the word about our next Adventure!
The parent registration meeting is next week, Jan 22.
The fun begins Wed, Jan 29.
Kids LOOOVVVE this program and will be asking
"is it Wednesday yet?"
BBQ Sale
pre-order now!
pick-up Sat, Feb 1
Youth Mission Trips
Winter Retreat - Jan 17
Peru Mission Trip - Jun 20
Fundraising going on now!
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Attic Sale Fundraiser
Sat, Mar 28
Please keep the youth in mind when cleaning-out!
Sacred Space Art Program
It’s time to think about making more art....being creative...trying new things!!! We are in the process of putting together a schedule of classes for the winter/spring, and we want your input on classes you would be interested in taking or offering. We are looking to start classes in February. We will have a brochure with all the details. Please contact Cheryl Judd-Magee with ideas and questions. 704-376-5312
Room In The Inn
Can you pitch-in?
Sign-up to help.
Sunday nights through March. Sign-up LINK
What: drivers, hosts, food, setup/take-down
Chair Yoga
It's still at Avondale on Tuesdays.
New Start time: 10:15 AM
You're invited. Interested? Questions? Email Hampton Thrower, facilitator.
Kids Café
Not many Fridays remain to come be with the kids!
Feb 14, Feb 28, Mar 13, Apr 24, May 8, May 22
June 9 – End-of-School Celebration
New Member Directory Online
We sent an email in December to our Members about our newly updated online directory online! Check it out here.
Click on the picture to open. Member password is 1944A.
What?! Hearing Needs & Devices
ASAP will meet on Mon Jan 27 at 12 noon in the Fellowship Hall. We will have a delicious luncheon. Our program will be presented by Kelly Platt who will share information on hearing devices and hearing needs. We are so fortunate to have Kelly with us. She looks forward to answering your questions. When you are contacted by the caller, please say “yes”. Remember to bring your POP TABS!
Mark Your Calendar for Fellowship!
Dinner with Friends- Dinner at a different restaurant each month at 6:30 PM on a Tuesday. Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 10
ASAP- Avondale seniors and friends eat lunch, learn, laugh, support mission, and more at 12:00 PM on a Monday. Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 23
ASAP will continue collecting pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House. We hope you can join in! Collections will be turned in June and December.
Bunco- Avondale women and friends play, laugh, snack and support mission at 6:30 PM on a Friday. Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 6
At our January Bunco night, we had 21 play and much fun. Bunco’s February donation will go to the Women's Retreat scholarship fund.
AVONDALE CHILDREN'S CENTER
ACC is on Amazon Smile!
For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Avondale Children's Center. Our unique link is: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/56-0649274

A few ACC Dates (not a complete list)
Jan 21 - ACC Board Meeting
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
DISCIPLES IN ACTION
People of the Week (1/12)
Harry Greyard, Marin Blake,
Amanda Shanks & Tom Stout.
Thank you for accepting the
call of Elder!
Stewards of the Week (1/12)
Those who participated in the
leadership retreat, helping to
plan and discern God’s will for
Avondale this year!
Church Triumphant
We extend our Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Eleanor Ramey, who entered the Church Triumphant Sunday, December 8, 2019. A celebration of life will be held at Avondale on February 28 at 1 PM.
Church Triumphant
We extend our Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Donna Allen, mother of Brandy Lee, who entered the Church Triumphant Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in Philadelphia with Brandy by her side.
AVONDALE CALENDAR
Wednesday, January 15
2:30pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
6:00pm Avondale Adventures Planning Meeting
6:45pm Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
8:00pm Band Rehearsal
Thursday, January 16
7:30am Men's Bible Study
2:30pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:00pm Avondale Basketball Practice (FLC)
7:00pm Bell Choir Rehearsal (Bell Room)
Friday, January 17
Youth Winter Retreat (Bus Reserved)
7:00am Men's Breakfast & Bible Study
2:30pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:00pm Avondale Basketball Practice (FLC)
Saturday, January 18
Youth Winter Retreat (Bus Reserved)
9:30am Avondale Basketball Games (FLC)
Sunday, January 19
Youth Winter Retreat (Bus Reserved)
7:30am Worship Band Setup (FLC)
9:30am Worship Service (FLC)
11:00am Christian Nurture & fellowship programs
4:00pm Room In The Inn (Fellowship Hall)
5:30pm Gatherings With Jim - Beall Home
Monday, January 20
Youth Winter Retreat
» 7:00am Room In The Inn (Fellowship Hall)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
2:30pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:00pm Avondale Basketball Practice (FLC)
Tuesday, January 21
9:30am Staff Meeting-Devotional
10:15am Chair Yoga (Fellowship Hall)
2:30pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:00pm Avondale Basketball Practice (FLC)
5:30pm Avondale Children's Center Board Meeting
6:30pm Genesis Circle
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
Children's Center: 704-377-6960
www.avondalepresbychurch.org