Avondale Worship
We invite you to worship with us on Sundays at 9:30 AM.
Sun, July 26 - with Rev. Jim Ewing
Series: "Play Ball"
Sermon: "There's no "I" in team"
Join this worship broadcast online using the link in your Sunday Worship bulletin email.
From July 19 - In case you missed it,
Worship Service and our online Bulletin
Pacing the Peace
We invite you to Pass the Peace to an Avondale family member during Sunday Worship.
"May the peace of Christ be with you."
"And also with you."
A few Avondale dates
July 20-24 - Vacation Bible School - first staycation!
July 21 - Newsletter content due
July 22 - Avondale Social
July 29 - Newsletter published
Aug 1 - Christmas Market response due to Lynn W.
Aug 2 - Worship "Play Ball!" / Sermon "Field of Dreams"
Aug 2 - Member Birthday - Alex Hegenbart
Aug 5 - Avondale Social
Aug 9 - Guest Pastor Caroline East
Augt 15 - Presbytery meeting - Alice Cuviello and Rich Worf serve as commissioners for Avondale
Aug 19 - Avondale Social
Avondale Social TONIGHT!
Our first Avondale Social on Zoom was a success! And we're doing another one tonight at 7 PM! Come for a time of church-wide fun and fellowship with each other. Join the Zoom gathering at 7 PM this evening.
Meeting ID: 830 7187 5873
Meeting Password: 758498
New to Zoom? Do a test run on your
computer, phone or tablet. https://zoom.us/test
Vacation Bible School is in Action
VBS families are having awesome fun with their VBS Staycation. Activity bags, a music sound track, a daily Bible Lesson video of fun and learning (with Professor Pickles, Jessica, Mindy, Janet, Rich, and others) and a daily "Energizer" with our Youth dance group! All are learning that "Awesome are your feet...they PRAY with Jesus!" We'll share more next week in the Newsletter about the week.
Staff News
Jessica Shanks will be on vacation next week (following a week of awesome VBS!). For anyone who wants to visit the office on Wed, July 29, Caroline Starnes will be there from 11 AM to 4 PM.
Jacqueline Howells will be on vacation the week of Aug 10. Pastor Rev. Ewing will be away and Caroline East will preach on Sun, Aug 9.
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 Dec 5, 2020. Are you interested in participating this year? We would like to hear from you by Sat, Aug 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!
Avondale Children's Center
Storm in a Jar
When mad, shake your "storm" then calm down as you...
watch the jar storm calm down!
Graduation is still on hold due to COVID.
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; The Family of Lucy Wiley.

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 lift our children of the church and ABC in prayer and ask that you send them a card of encouragement and love! Any cards for ABC children can be mailed to the church office.

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.
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