Avondale Worship
We invite you to worship with us on Sundays at 9:30 AM.
Sun, July 19 - with Rev. Jim Ewing
Series: "Play Ball"
Scripture: Matthew 18: 1 - 3
Sermon: "For love of the game"
Join this worship broadcast online using the link in your Sunday Worship bulletin email.
From July 12 - In case you missed it,
Worship Service and our online Bulletin
A few Avondale dates
July 16 - VBS Activity Bag drive-through pick-up @4-6 PM
July 19 - Sermon series "Play Ball!" begins
July 19 - Elder Nomination forms due
July 20-24 - Vacation Bible School - first staycation!
July 21 - Newsletter content due
July 22 - Avondale Social
July 29 - Newsletter published
August 1 - Christmas Market response due to Lynn W.
August 2 - Member Birthday - Alex Hegenbart
August 9 - Guest Pastor Caroline East
August 15 - Presbytery meeting - Alice Cuviello and Rich Worf serve as commissioners for Avondale
Vacation Bible School Kicks-Off
VBS Activity Bag pick-up is tomorrow - July 16! Come between 4 and 6 PM for our fun-filled drive-through at the church near the office to receive your activity bag with craft kits, daily snacks, and more!
Families who registered for VBS using our website link should have received their first VBS email sent July 12 - "Avondale Staycation - Thank you for registering!." Check your email daily for more fun with "Feet that follow!"
Avondale Socials
Approximately 25 Avondalers joined in for a good gathering last week. Save the date to join us next week for our next fellowship social on Zoom. Mark Wed, July 22 at 7 PM on your calendar. New to Zoom? Do a test run on your computer, phone or tablet. https://zoom.us/test
Elder Nominations
The form for Congregation members to use to nominate Elders is available here and on our website. Please complete the form electronically or print and drop in the church mailbox. Names are due by Sunday, July 19.
Thank you.
Christmas in July?!?
Hello everyone! There’s approximately 160 days until Christmas - and many of us have the time and opportunity to craft, create, paint, sew, wood work, etc… while we are hanging around home!
Yes, we’re talking about the Avondale Christmas Marketplace! A "rolling" market is envisioned that would feature 3-4 vendors a week for 5 weeks leading up to December 5, 2020. Are you interested in participating this year? We would like to hear from you by Saturday, August 1, 2020 so that we can begin making plans. We have so many talented Avondalers! For more details, check your inbox for Lynn Wilkerson’s email from July 12 or click the box to email Lynn.
Avondale Website
 Notice something strange on our website? Yes, so did we. We are trying to get the yellow problem fixed.
Quarterly Contribution Statements
are going out.
90+ Birthday List
Our Avondale list - corrected!
Please use this one - and share the birthday joy!
Stewardship & Pledge Update
Want to send your Pledge electronically?

Avondale deposits are being made
every other Tuesday.
Shared here is a recent
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Church Triumphant
It is with deep sadness that we share that Ms. Rachel Caudle, mother of Olivia Magee, joined the Church Triumphant Friday, July 10, 2020. Rachel has been a familiar face and friend of Avondale for many years and most recently after her move to Charlotte.

Send a note of love and care!
Rogers and Olivia Magee
3618 Henshaw Rd
Charlotte, NC 28209
Nic and Rebeca Presson (Granddaughter)
3711 Winding Creek Ln
Charlotte, NC 28226
Church Triumphant
It is with deep sadness that we share that Mr. Wallace Litchfield "Chip" Reed joined the Church Triumphant Saturday, July 4, 2020. Chip and his wife Caroline were active and faithful members of Avondale before moving to the Charleston, SC area several years ago. Arrangements for a celebration of life will be shared once available.

Send a note of love and care!
Caroline Reed
4846 Highlander Lane
Hollywood, SC 29449
Zoe Reed Granddaughter and Avondale Youth)
7408 Quail Hill Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28210
Member Concerns
If you know of any member concerns or needs, please email Jim or call the church office and leave a message.

Prayer Requests
Beth Cline; Jacqueline Howells; Rogers and Olivia Magee; Delia McCloskey; Carl, Dee Dee and Lilly McDonald; Nic and Rebeca Presson; Floyd Privette; The Family of Michael Morales; The Reed Family; Jeff Strickland.

Pictures of Members in Action
As we continue to stay connected with our Avondale family, please send us PICTURES of you that we may share with others. A family visit, a hobby, your garden, beloved pet, future Christmas market items... whatever it is that brightens your day! Let us share with others. Please send to Caroline via email or text to 704-996-4970. In Instagram, tag Avondale so we can share it there!
Member Care Corner
For the "Show You Care - Task of the week," we ask you to thumb through the member directory and find three members you have not spoken with in a while. Give them a call and spend time checking in and catching up!

Member Directory online...
Reminder that we've changed the password! Check your June 14 personal email from Avondale for the password or email Caroline for it.

Sundays in Worship
"May the peace of Christ be with you."
"And also with you."
We invite you to Pass the Peace to an Avondale family member during Worship.
In case you missed it...
Find these recent updates here.
-Panel Discussion from June and the resources shared
-Sacred Space Update
-Re-Opening Task Force Update
-Nominating Committee Elected
-Roof Above Mission
-"These Days" Devotionals
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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