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."

In case you missed it:
Sun, Jan 17
Sermon: "Just Come and See"
Scripture: John 1: 43 - 51
Lunches for our Neighbors
Jan 26 & Feb 23
We regret to inform everyone that due to the current conditions of the pandemic in Mecklenburg county and the county's recent directive, we feel compelled to modify Lunches for Homeless Neighbors. To avoid contact among people not in the same household, the Lunch Leaders have volunteered to prepare the lunches within their household pods. We will still be providing this important service to our neighbors in January and February! We will continue to hope for better conditions in March and thank everyone for your faithful support of this mission.
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!"
Avondale Social TONIGHT! at 7 PM
See warm smiles and faces this evening at the Avondale Social! Vaccines, inauguration, family news, and more... you never know what you might hear, learn, or laugh at or who will show-up!
Meeting ID: 837 3944 9195
Passcode: 854844
From Avondale Communications
Jan 21 & Feb 4
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.
Also, it is Annual Report time! Caroline Starnes will be sending out an email about the 2020 Annual Report. We will ask report submissions be sent in by Feb 4.
Thank you for sharing what your ministry has been doing and how God has been working through our church!
Daily Devotion
with friends
Morning Devotional
weekdays at 7 AM
on your own
"These Days" available for you
at Avondale. Call the office to reserve a copy and pick-up.
JAN - FEB 2021
Jan 20 - Avondale Social on Zoom
Jan 21 – Newsletter submissions due
Jan 21 – ACC “MS. GLORIA DAY” 
Jan 27 – Newsletter published 
Feb 2 – Taizé Prayer Service
Feb 3 - Avondale Social on Zoom
Feb 4 - Annual Report submissions due
Feb 7 - Avondale Baby Basket gifts
Mark your calendar...

-Ash Wednesday - Feb 17
-Lent - Feb 17- Apr 3
-Holy Week - Mar 28-Apr 3
-Easter - Apr 4
A message from Finance
Year-end contribution statements have gone out!
Check your mail.

Giving Towards a 2021 Pledge
The church is grateful for each person who submitted a 2021 pledge. There are multiple ways to give toward your pledge for 2021 – send a check payable to APC, give a one-time gift, set up a recurring gift, or give gifts of stock. If you have not submitted a 2021 pledge, there is still time! Pledge online
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 Baby Blessing Basket
Feb 7
Member Care invites you to share in the excitement of Anne, Tim, Thomas and William Doherty as they anticipate the birth of a baby girl in February. Sign-up to contribute to a Baby Blessing Basket. Items can be dropped-off at the church office or in the black bin under the FLC awning on or before February 7!
A Birth
We welcome the son of Liz and Terry Davis with excitement and praise. Terry "Kent" Davis - was born . Mom, Dad and Kent are healthy and adjusting well to home. Kent, you have a big church family waiting to meet you and share with you the love of God!

If you are interested in delivering a meal or care package, please contact Leslie Saleeby at lesliesaleeby@bellsouth.net.

Avondale Children’s Center

Ms. Gloria Day!
Jan 21

Teacher Workday
Feb 15
Ms. Gloria Day drive-through 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Thurs, Jan 21 is MS. GLORIA DAY!!! A day to celebrate Ms. Gloria who is retiring after caring for little ones at Avondale Children's Center for 22 years! Our beloved Ms. Gloria will be at the ACC! Come for a "drive-through" celebration of Ms. Gloria from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. We are excited to make this a wonderful event for her.
Ideas for the drive-through:
  • write her a thoughtful note and bring it
  • have your child draw her a picture
  • bring her a plant, flowers, or seeds
  • make signs for your car
  • put a big toy on top of your car or hood
  • have your child wear one of Ms. Gloria's reindeer shirts (or a costume)
COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Open
Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH) announced that MCPH will be opening additional appointments for the first three weeks of February for Groups 1 and 2 based on anticipated vaccine supply. Appointments will be available for scheduling beginning Jan 21 at 8:30 AM.
Group 1 includes healthcare workers...and long-term care staff and residents
Group 2 includes anyone 65 years or older, regardless of health status or living situation
Thank you Commissioner Meier for sharing this news.
Town Hall: Housing Instability & Homelessness - Jan 21
Mecklenburg County will hold a virtual town hall on Thurs, Jan 21, from 6 - 8 PM. 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
A Prayer this Inauguration Day from PC(USA)
Holy God, on this Inauguration Day, we pray for our new president, vice president and all leaders of our nation. We are tired, O God, of the hate and harm done to and by your children.
We ask for wisdom for the new administration, that they may usher in a time of healing and unity to our divided nation. May they seek justice and peace, equality and equity for all of your beloved. Hear us, O God.
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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