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Avondale eNews                                          July 24, 2019
July 27  - High Schoolers return from Montreat / July 21-27
July 28  - Baptism of Hudson Liam Vorholt
July 28 - Worship with Rev. Veronica Cannon
Message "Be Persistent"
New Testament Lesson - Luke 11:1-13 (NRSV) 
July 28* - Elder Nominations due
July 29 - Aug 2  - Vacation Bible School
Aug 1* - ACC Board Nominations due
Aug 4 - Rev. Veronica Cannon's last day at Avondale
Aug 5 - Rev. Jim Ewing first day in office
Aug 6 - TaizĂ© Prayer Service 
Aug 7*  -  Music Ministry returns from rehearsal break
Aug 18* - Rev. Ewing received into Presbytery of Charlotte 
Aug 25* - 75th Anniversary: Breakfast, Blessings of the Backpacks & Sacred Space Art Exhibit
* more details below
Serve on Board of Children's Center
The Avondale Children's Center is seeking several new board members. Are you interested in serving on the ACC board? Please read and respond by August 1, 2019.  And please spread the word! 
Children's Center and Vacation Bible School
Families of the ACC 
3, 4, and 5 years old who are attending VBS, specially tailored for their age, can read the parent letter sharing camp details and mission. 
Elder Nominations due July 28  
The form for Congregation members to use to nominate Elders is available here and on our website. Please place the completed form in the Church Office or give to Patti Oswald or Alice Cuviello. Names are due by Sun, July 28. Thank you.
Music Ministry - Return from Summer Break   
Join in music glorifying God  
Our Worship Choir and Worship Band are on break from rehearsals. They will return on Aug 7, with rehearsals moving to Wednesdays! Handbells are on a rehearsal break too and will return late Aug/early September. Music Ministry has openings in the choir, band and handbells.  If you enjoy singing or playing an instrument and being a part of a great group of people, consider volunteering in our Music Ministry!  Making sacred music is a joyful undertaking. Contact Rich for details. 
Rev. Jim Ewing received into Presbytery of Charlotte 
Aug 17 - You're invited!
On Sat, Aug 17, Rev. Jim Ewing will be received into the Presbytery of Charlotte at the stated Presbytery Meeting. The meeting will begin at 9:30 AM and Avondale members are invited to join in support of Jim. Zach Chambers will drive the bus. If you'd like to ride, email Zach to  reserve your seat. The bus will depart from the church at 8 AM. 
Music Fundraiser -  Instruments for Children!
In keeping with Avondale's emphasis on children and having beautiful music, a fundraiser was approved to help expand our music ministry with children! We would like to purchase instruments for children. Your help is needed to make this happen! This fundraiser is open to all - Avondalers and the community! Give online, spread the word!  www.avondalepresbychurch.org/children  
Find Faith, Fellowship, Fun...
when you come out for "Dinner with Friends", a women's group that enjoys dining together at a different restaurant each month. Our next gathering is at: Persuasian Restaurant (near the church!) at 2214 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28203.
ASAP met on Mon, July 22 and enjoyed a delicious lunch and " Christmas in July". Several ASAP members shared items they are making for the Avondale Christmas Market on Dec 7. Read more about ASAP, the Christmas Market & Village, how to be a vendor, and ASAP Mission projects. 
Sacred Space Art Program
Help with our fall schedule? 
We are developing the fall schedule and would like to include more offerings.
* We invite people to make suggestions / requests for classes you would like to attend/see offered.
* Please consider offering your talents ( or those of a friend) to teach a class!
Contact Cheryl Judd-Magee with information or requests. 
"Raising the Consciousness"
Average Weekly Pledges: $7,608* 
Needed Weekly Pledges: $8,611
See the image larger here.
Read Stewardship's Letter here.
"Avondale, Did You Know?" 
The Sanctuary we know today..
The sanctuary that we know today was built on two more lots purchased between 1944-1947 at the corner of Avondale Avenue (now Park Road) and Lilac Road. The sanctuary was dedicated on Sunday, July 13, 1947... almost 52 years ago! More "Avondale, did you know..?
- Aug 25  at 8:15 AM is the "Backpack Breakfast, Blessing of the Backpacks & Sacred Space Art Exhibit".  Remember to bring your book bag to be blessed.
- Sept 21 is the Chili Cook-Off!  You can be crowned the Chili Champion!  RSVP now and details.
- Oct 12-13 is our Homecoming Weekend, the biggest celebration of the year. Save the date! Spread the word. 
- Dec 7 is our Christmas Market & Village. Will you share your artistic creations with a larger audience? RSVP to be vendor and details.  Read more about these events at  www.avondalepresbychurch.org/75thcelebrations
Person of the Week (July 21)
Libby Phillips
5309 Chedworth Drive
Charlotte, NC 28210
Please send a note  of tender loving care.
Stewards of the Week (July 21)
Shea Chambers & Jim Beall
For their leadership on the
middle school youth trip to
Massanetta Springs, WV!
This Sunday, July 28,  Hudson Liam Vorholt, son of Dana and Beth Vorholt will be baptized.
Church Triumphant
It is with sadness that we share that Martha Meunier joined the Church Triumphant on July 17, 2019 (b. July 11, 1932). A service will be held on August 6 at 11 AM in the Sanctuary and will be followed by a brief i nternment in the Sacred Garden and receiving of friends and family in the Fellowship Hall.
Church Triumphant
It is with sadness that we share that Charles Hayes joined the Church Triumphant on July 4, 2019 (b. July 4, 1933) - his birthday. A  Celebration of Life reception was held at Sharon Towers on July 8, 2019.  obituary 
July 21-27
Youth Group - High School Montreat Conference
Wednesday, July 24
8:30 am   Rental:  ISL Futbol (FLC)
Thursday, July 25
7:30 am    Men's Bible Study
8:30 am   Rental:  ISL Futbol (FLC)
Friday, July 26
7:00 am    Men's Breakfast & Bible Study
8:00 am    OST Summer Camp Breakfast (Fellowship Hall)
8:30 am   Rental:  ISL Futbol (FLC)
Saturday, July 27
Youth return from Montreat
Sunday, July 28
7:30 am    Worship Band Setup (FLC)
9:30 am    Worship Service (FLC)
11:00 am    Christian Nurture & fellowship programs
Monday, July 29
Vacation Bible School begins! (FH, FLC and Children's SS rooms)
8:00 am    Bus Reserved for ABC Ministry
8:00 am    OST Summer Camp Breakfast (Fellowship Hall)
Tuesday, July 30
Vacation Bible School (FH, FLC and Children's SS rooms)
9:30 am    Staff Meeting-Devotional
Wednesday, July 31
Vacation Bible School (FH, FLC and Children's SS rooms)
8:00 am    Bus Reserved for ABC Ministry
Please contact the Office  or submit a request online  
(see Space Request form) or email us.
Elders Emeriti
David Hall
Cindy McKenzie
Class of 2019
John Magee
Patti Oswald
Jessica Shanks
Class of 2020
Zach Chambers
Jennifer Patterson
Jackie Shannon
Class of 2021
Nancy Bohrer
Alice Cuviello
Rich Worf
D.J. Saleeby - Clerk of Session

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