Avondale Worship
We invite you to worship with us on Sundays at 9:30 AM.
Sun, July 5 - This Sunday, our sermon will be preached by the Rev. Cindy Kohlmann.
Sermon: based on Psalm 145: 8-20
Scripture: Psalm 145: 8-20
Join this worship broadcast online using the link in your Sunday Worship bulletin email.
From June 28 - In case you missed it,
Worship Service and our online Bulletin
Congregational Meeting last Sunday
For the first time ever, Avondale held a virtual congregational meeting! Avondalers gathered on Sunday, June 28 on Zoom for a meeting to elect members of the nominating committee, receive the 2019 Annual Report, and approve the Terms of Call for Rev. Jim Ewing. The Terms of Call and Annual Report were both approved.

Nominating Committee Elected
The congregation elected David Hall, Janet Harrison, and Deidrea Pavlin to serve on the 2020 Nominating Committee along with Nancy Bohrer and Alice Cuviello who were appointed by session as Elder Representatives.
Members in Action
Pictured here are Fred Wilkerson and Chuck Hendrix. Chuck was teaching Fred how to use a router for a project he is working on. Chuck is also busy making wood projects already for our next Christmas Marketplace!
See Chuck's beautiful work below.
In Honor of Independence Day
Fourth of July – Independence Day History
How well do you know your 4th of July trivia?
4th of July / Independence Day - videos for kids
Declaration of Independence
Re-Opening Task Force Update
The re-opening task force has been meeting to discuss up to date information regarding COVID-19 and how to safely allow for in person gatherings at Avondale. While we are still quite away from being able to worship together, we are working on being able to provide opportunities for small gatherings of classes and small groups.
At this time small groups can begin gathering on the church campus for the purpose of meetings, fellowship and study. In an effort to manage the use of space and allow for proper cleaning, please use email or call Jessica Shanks to reserve a room. To ensure the safety of all, we ask that you wear a mask when meeting on campus and when possible, use a fan and prop doors open for better air circulation. Hand sanitizer will be provided in each room along with disinfectant wipes to wipe down hard surface areas prior to leaving.
Mission & Devotion
Avondale has a long history of supporting the Urban Ministry Center. Last year, Urban Ministry and Men's Shelter of Charlotte merged, in an effort to consolidate and strengthen their common mission. They announced their new name is "Roof Above." We are inviting all to help support a Roof Above by providing items from their Wish List. Donations can be taken directly or be dropped-off at Avondale Church Office at these times: Wednesdays - July 1 and 8, between 1:30 and 6 PM.
Available for pick-up these same times are "These Days" Devotionals! Jessica Shanks will be in the office to receive items and give out devotionals.
Vacation Bible School
Avondale’s 2020 VBS theme is “Feet that follow: Awesome are YOUR feet! They carry God’s love wherever you go!” It's a free, staycation camp of fun and more July 20-24. Interested? We invite families to sign-up! You will receive a “list of materials needed” the week prior. Please spread the word, the fun is open to all.
Daily Devotional
See above for details about hard copies.
Quarterly Contribution Statements will go out mid-July.
Closed on July 3
This Friday, the Avondale Children's Center & Church Office are closed.
90+ Birthday List
Our Avondale list - corrected!
Please use this one - and share the birthday joy!
Stewardship & Pledge Update
Below, find an updated Pledge status report.
Stewardship and Mission ask, "Have you scene a "moment of grace?"
Share your story with Laura Meier.
Want to send your Pledge electronically? Go here.
Member News
- Celebrate - Help us celebrate two members of our congregation with milestone birthdays this month! Louise Chambers in 96 on June 15 and Mickey Nash is 92 on June 20! Please remember these special ladies with a card, a note, an email or a phone call.

- Prayer Requests - Beth Cline; Paige Hamilton; Jacqueline Howells; Delia McCloskey; Carl, Dee Dee and Lilly McDonald; Floyd Privette; The Family of Michael Morales.
If you know of any member concerns or needs, please email Jim or call the church office and leave a message.
From Sacred Space
Dear Avondale Family, Our Sacred Space committee wanted to share a brief update. With the current economic uncertainty of the country we don't feel that it is prudent to move forward to the next phase of our capital campaign. Our hope and prayer is that by the middle to late fall, the pandemic will be subsiding and there will be a better sense of what the economic future looks like. At that time we should be able to communicate to you the next phase in the process. We continue to thank you for your patience and understanding during this time of discernment.
Panel Discussion last Sunday
Rev. Jim Ewing hosted a Panel Discussion on June 21. We'd like to give a grateful "THANK YOU" to our panelists: Rev. Veronica Cannon, Dr. Rev. Jerry Cannon, and Ann Sanders. Thank you to all who came to listen and share. Approximately 25-30 people were in attendance. Following are resources mentioned in the discussion.
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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
Children's Center: 704-377-6960