AVONDALE WORSHIP
Join in Worship
Join us Sundays at 10 AM, either in-person in the Family Life Center or online on our YouTube channel. Stay after Worship to fellowship and enjoy Lemonade on the Lawn.
This Sunday
July 25, 2021 with Rev. Jim Ewing
A three part sermon series begins this Sunday with an Olympics theme.
“The Spiritual Life: Going for the Gold”
"Thank you for your patience, your commitment to Avondale, and your faithfulness to Christ. We rest in the assurance that God’s timing is always perfect." - from our April newsletter
A Congregational Meeting has been called by the Session for Sunday, July 25, 2021 immediately following worship. The purpose of this meeting is to elect members of the nominating committee.
All Things Worship
The nursery will be available Sundays for children 2 and under, open at 9:45 AM. This includes children of older ages with physical limitations that inhibit proper mask wearing. 
Read here for details about fellowship, Sunday School, masks, the Sunday Bulletin, and more....

In case you missed it..
Last Sunday - July 18
Sermon "This Is What We Do"
Ephesians 2: 11 – 22
Seekers
Seekers Class is back in session and in-person at 11 AM after Worship. We welcome anyone to engage in a study focusing on "Daring to Trust God in New Beginnings," subtitled- "Finding Purpose in the Seasons of Our Life." We meet in the Library. Come enjoy fellowship, study and sharing our lives. Share on Facebook
Bible 101
Bible 101 is back to meeting in-person on Sundays. However, we will continue to be available on Zoom, since that drew so many people during the pandemic. Each week we discuss a Bible passage, delving into the history, the context, and grappling with its meaning in our lives. We ask a lot of questions and operate under the wise words of our founder "no Sunday School answers." more....
AVONDALE IN ACTION
ASAP Jul 22
Our monthly ASAP gathering is tomorrow, Thurs, July 22 at noon. Lunch will be a “Farmers Market” theme and the program is the “ASAP Olympics.” Please bring your pop tabs, items for the Welcome Home Kits, and school supplies.
Avondale Newsletter
Please share your ministry news! Send news of recent Avondale in Action and what's coming, like a "save the date." Our newsletter is published every other month, is shared with members and the community, and is our only communication that goes to all our members and friends. Send ministry news to Caroline.
Taizé Goes Live Aug 3
Our Taizé Prayer Services return to in-person on Aug 3 at 7 PM. All welcomed to attend. Join us each month on the first Tuesday at 7 PM in the Sanctuary. Taizé services are a time of song, liturgical readings, communal prayer, and meditative silence. We look forward to seeing you there.
Christmas in July
No, it's not a Christmas in July sale. But it is a message to plan for Christmas now!
Save the date! Our 3rd annual Christmas Marketplace will be held the first Saturday in December.
Artist RSVP! Our “call for artists” to participate is beginning now! Interested persons should please contact Lynn Wilkerson
Worship Needs
Your help is needed on Sunday mornings!
As we transition back to in-person worship, we are finding several areas where additional volunteers are needed. Please take a look at the different opportunities and let us know "yes or no" whether you are interested! Volunteering on Sunday mornings is a great way to fellowship, meet new people, and is a critical piece of the puzzle in allowing us to have a successful and meaningful worship service! Thank you.
VBS
Our 2021 Vacation Bible School has been postponed. We look forward to sharing news of our next awesome children's ministry opportunity.
Mission with Roof Above
Lunches for Neighbors
7/27 @4 PM - all spaces filled!
8/31 @4 PM - all spaces open
Many hands make light work.
New Home Kits: Sign-up & Bring Your Items to Avondale
"Welcome Home Kits" items are coming in. Please bring yours! More/Sign-up to contribute!
Avondale-ACE Ministry
Career Talks with ACE
ACE ministry
Volunteers for Lunch Delivery
Avondale Calendar
JULY
17-31- Welcome Home Kits drop-off
20- Newsletter info due
22- ASAP Program
25- Ten Cents-A-Meal
25- Sermon Series begins...
25- Congregational Meeting
27- Roof Above Lunch Making
28- Newsletter published
AUGUST
1- Communion Sunday
7- Celebration of Life: Bordie McCloskey
3- Taizé Prayer Service in-person!
8- Session Meeting
25- CMS first day of school
26- ASAP Program
29- Rally Day
31- Lunches for Roof Above
AVONDALE MEMBERS
Church Triumphant
With deep sadness we share that Ms. Louise Chambers joined the Church Triumphant July 13, 2021. Louise, 97 years old, joined Avondale church in 1970 and served for a period of time as the Director of Christian Education. A small, family service will be held in the Sacred Garden. Please join us in keeping Tim, Betty and the remainder of the Chambers family and close friends in your prayers.
A SERVICE OF WITNESS TO THE
RESURRECTION
and a Celebration and Thanksgiving for the life of

Mr. Borden "Bordie" McCloskey

August 7, 2021 at 1 PM
Avondale Presbyterian Church
Member Directory
Did you notice our directory changed?!
The online photo directory by LifeTouch, who took member photos in 2019, is no longer available to us. Hosting of that website ended. We have a new directory with information from our member software, Realm, and are sharing that. The password to the page is the same, faith1944. Use this also to open the directory. Please know this is a work in progress. Feel free to call for information. And as always, please let us know of info changes. Thank you!
Member Concerns: If you know of any needs, please email Jim.
Member Directory: For the password or info changes, email Caroline.
Birthdays in July
20 - Patti Oswald
Sarah Jane Stout
21 - Robert Rogers
22 - Joy Callaway
Rich Worf
23 - Jack McGinn
26 James Higgs
Ava Zuyus
27 Taylor Cavanaugh
Mary Martin
28 Lois Payne
29 Louise Lawson
Sigrid Sacra
Katherine Wood
Avondale Children's Center
picture: ACC children from last summer showing off their "Flat Jesus"
Happy Friday Everyone! Can you believe it is already mid-July and in one month school will be starting for our elementary school friends? It has been sad saying goodbye to our rising Kindergarteners and their amazing families. We hope they will all keep in touch and that they know we will always consider them FAMILY!  

Ok...enough of that sadness on a Friday! The new school year starts on Tuesday September 7th. We are currently working on the Fall class rosters and getting our rooms ready for the 5 star assessment and will let everyone know their transition date soon!

Upcoming Closings:  The center will be closed Friday, Sept 3rd for Teacher Workday and on Monday, Sept 6th for Labor Day.
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AVONDALE VISION 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