AVONDALE WORSHIP
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. 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:

Christmas Eve service

A Christmas Meditation
Matthew 1: 18 - 25

Taizé Prayer Service
Jan 5, 2021
Worship Dec 27, 2020
“This Is Just the Beginning”
John 1: 1-4
Music by Crossroads
Message from Stewardship Team

Worship Jan 3, 2021
Guest Pastor: Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson
“Going Another Way Home”
Matthew 2: 1-12
Celebrating the Gifts We Bring
Memorials & Honorariums
Celebrating All the 2020 Advent Mission Gifts
Learn more about our Advent presents:
-Angel Tree benefiting ACE
-Blessing Bags for Roof Above program
-Christmas Stars Fundraiser benefiting ACE
Memorials & Honorariums
-Christmas Joy Offering
Epiphany with Children
Today we celebrate Epiphany! Epiphany is fun to celebrate with children and a great opportunity to revisit the story of Christmas. Open your children's Bible and read the story of the Three Wise Men, their long journey searching for Jesus and their great courage. Remind your children they too are wise and courageous and God desires a life for them of great journeys and courage, always searching for Jesus in everyone they meet and in everything they do.

We invite you to visit the church campus and take your own journey searching for and following the gold stars! How many can you find? Your journey will end in the Sacred Garden, where you will find the biggest star and greatest treasure of all!
AVONDALE IN ACTION
Avondale Social Tonight @7 PM!
See some warm smiles and faces this evening at the Avondale Social! You never know who will show up or what you might hear.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83739449195?pwd=cXBRWmtUZjdGdEk2SFl2WjBnQjFnUT09
Meeting ID: 837 3944 9195
Passcode: 854844
Lunches for Homeless Neighbors - Jan 26
We continue our mission of lunches for our homeless neighbors. On Jan 26 and Feb 23 we need more hands. Please take a look and sign up! The new opportunity of "Lunch Leader" involves getting the groceries (Mission will reimburse), leading the assembly, and taking the lunches over to the dorm in the Elizabeth neighborhood. Room In The Inn will not be at Avondale this season. We are grateful to be able to join together and help our homeless neighbors this way! Here is a video sharing how Roof Above responded to 2020 challenges.
Christmas Stars
Your Christmas Stars are ready for pick-up in the breezeway! Please pick-up by Jan 12. If you want to donate your star to Avondale, no action is needed.
Thank you for your support of the ACE program and helping raise money for fresh, warm lunches.
In case you missed it...
Your Memorial & Honorarium gifts were shared Christmas Eve and following. Video / Publication
JANUARY 2021 
Jan 3 – Guest Preacher Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson
Jan 5 – Taizé Prayer Service Link
Jan 6 – Avondale Social on Zoom
Jan 10 – Session Meeting
Jan 10 – Leadership Retreat
Jan 18 – MLK 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 
End-of-Year Receipts
Please turn in your 2020 receipts for reimbursement as soon as possible so we can "close out the year." Thank you! 

A Stewardship Update
Five new pledges have been shared and the 2021 pledge total of $486.2 has exceeded 2020's campaign! Over 100 individuals and families have pledged thus far. Thank you to all for submitting a pledge for 2021. We invite you to submit a pledge for 2021. Click here for the online pledge card.
Confirmed & Baptized
Join us in celebrating the Confirmation Class of 2020 and welcoming them into the membership of the church! Eight youth were confirmed on Sun, Dec 13, 2020 during the Advent Walk and a recording was shared in our Sun, Dec 20 service.

Baptized Sunday, November 13, 2020 in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit was A. J. Schilling and Claire Schilling.
Member Care with ASAP
With anticipation we look forward to a time that Avondale Senior Adult Program (ASAP) can gather again. Today 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
Member Care Leads Baby Welcomes
Liz and Terry Davis had their baby on Dec 31. We look forward to sharing more details. Member Care will be inviting you to share in the excitement of more Avondale families who are welcoming babies soon. Stay tuned for more opportunities to contribute to Baby Blessing Baskets.
Pictured: Daniel granddaughter from Aug 2020
Church Triumphant
It is with deep sadness that we share that Bertelea “Bertie” Izetta Steely, the mother of Trish Boyd, joined the Church Triumphant December 2, 2020 in Huntersville. Obituary
Church Triumphant
It is with deep sadness that we share that Mabel Apple Huffines, the mother of Paula Huffines, joined the Church Triumphant December 16, 2020 in Greensboro. Obituary
Happy New Year
to all from the
Avondale Children’s Center.

A few Center updates....

Teacher Workday
Feb 15
Staffing
-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 January 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!
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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
Avondale Children's Center: 704-377-6960
www.avondalepresbychurch.org