AVONDALE IN WORSHIP
Worship this Sunday, Jan 26
Sermon “Breaking through to the Already"
Scripture - Luke 7: 36 - 50

Come Gather with Jim on Jan 29
Jim is eager to know us all better! Come to a small home gathering at the Hall's home for a chance to get to know Rev. Jim Ewing and his family better. Space is limited, please RSVP to reserve a spot. 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
ASAP Monthly Mtg Jan 27
ASAP will meet on next Mon Jan 27 at 12 noon in the Fellowship Hall. We will have a delicious lunch. 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!
Avondale Adventures Jan 29
Please help us spread the word about our next Adventure!
The parent registration meeting is this week - Jan 22.
The fun begins next week - Wed, Jan 29!
Kids LOOOVVVE this program and will be asking
"is it Wednesday yet?"
BBQ Sale
Sat, Feb 1 is pick-up day.
Pre-order now!
Youth Dates
Feb 2 - Youth Super Bowl Party at 11 AM
Jun 20 - Peru Mission Trip
Fundraising going on now!
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Attic Sale Fundraiser
Sat, Mar 28
Please keep the youth in mind when cleaning-out!
Ash Wednesday Pancake Dinner
Please save the date for Worship and Fellowship on Feb 26.
More details will come; however, we will again host a Pancake Dinner along with our service on Ash Wednesday.
Lent Dates
Lent begins Feb 26
Holy Week Apr 5
Easter Apr 12
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.
Retreat Brochure is here or speak with Betty Chambers.

NEW! Register and pay online with our new, easy JotForm.
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Member Contribution Statements
Member statements are going out this week via email and mail (for those who elected mail).
Have you considered the ease of doing Auto-Draft?
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
Bunco
Bunco will meet next on Fri Feb 7 at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Our mission this month will be to provide some scholarship monies for the Women's Retreat. We will have Soup night. Women of all ages are invited to join the fun, wonderful Christian Fellowship, great homemade soup, and a very wonderful mission (your $5 to play). Please contact Brenda Coble at 980-297-4997 see email button.
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
AVONDALE CHILDREN'S CENTER
A few ACC Dates (not a complete list)
Feb 3 to 14 - Unfundraiser
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
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Birth
The Emorys welcomed their second child last week. See news below.

The Unfundraiser
The "Unfundraiser" is a donation drive the parent group organizes to help defray costs for needed materials for the center. In the past, the "Unfundraiser" has helped us purchase tablets for all the classrooms, outdoor structures for the playground, etc... 

ACC Care
Always looking for volunteers to help us with our HONEY DO LIST!!  For inquiries, speak with/ contact Merrily Watts.
DISCIPLES IN ACTION
Person of the Week (1/19)
Lynn Wilkerson
7113 Baltusrol Ln
Charlotte, NC 28210 
Send a note of loving care!
Stewards of the Week (1/19)
Greg, Cindy & Jack McKenzie
For the hospitality and warm welcome shown to our visiting work camp! 
Church Triumphant
We extend our Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Winfred "John" B. Galloway, father of Patti Oswald (Todd), who entered the Church Triumphant January 11, 2020. Obituary
Church Triumphant
We extend our Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Clifford Norris, father-in-law of Millie Norris, who entered the Church Triumphant January 15, 2020. Obituary
Birth
The Emory family, Bryan, Jennilyn and big brother Griffin, welcomed Anna Reese Emory to their family. Their baby girl was born January 11, 2020 at 20 inches and 6lbs 11oz. To send a note of joy: 10329 Balmoral Circle, Charlotte, NC 28210. 
AVONDALE CALENDAR
Wednesday, January 22
9:00 am The Sunshine Club (Vanguard)
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:00 pm Avondale Adventures - parent registration meeting
6:00 pm Avondale Adventures - parent registration meeting
6:45 pm Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
8:00 pm Band Rehearsal
Thursday, January 23
7:30 am Men's Bible Study
12:00 pm ABC Meeting
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:00 pm Avondale Basketball Practice (FLC)
7:00 pm Bell Choir Rehearsal (Bell Room)
Friday, January 24
7:00 am Men's Breakfast & Bible Study
11:00 am Kids Cafe & Birthday Blessings (FLC Kitchen & FH))
11:00 am Kids Cafe Training (FLC)
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:00 pm Avondale Basketball Practice (FLC)
Saturday, January 25
9:30 am Avondale Basketball Games (FLC)
Sunday, January 26
7:30 am Worship Band Setup (FLC)
9:30 am Worship Service (FLC)
11:00 am Christian Nurture & fellowship programs
4:00 pm Room In The Inn (Fellowship Hall)
5:30 pm Youth Group (FLC)
Monday, January 27
» 7:00 am Room In The Inn (Fellowship Hall)
12:00 pm ASAP - Avondale Senior Adult Program
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:00 pm Avondale Basketball Practice (FLC)
Tuesday, January 28
9:30 am Staff Meeting
10:15 am Chair Yoga (Fellowship Hall)
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:00 pm Avondale Basketball Practice (FLC)
Wednesday, January 29
Last day to Pre-Order you BBQ & fixins'!! LINK
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:00 pm Avondale Adventures - first night of the new Adventure!
6:45 pm Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
7:30 pm Gathering with Jim - Hall Home
8:00 pm Band Rehearsal
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