AVONDALE WORSHIP
Come! Worship with us Sundays at 9:30 AM.
The Worship Bulletin is sent Sunday mornings and includes the link to our service broadcast. You can also find our service on our "YouTube channel."
Past services and bulletins are shared on our website under eWorship.
This Sunday
Sermon: "Peace with Who You Are"
Artwork is "The Empty Tomb" by Cheryl Judd-Magee, Lent 2020

Holy Week
Look for information in this Sunday's email!

Pass the Peace
We invite you to Pass the Peace to another Avondaler during Sunday Worship. Text/respond....
"May the peace of Christ be with you."
"And also with you."
Daylight Saving Time
is this weekend!
In case you missed it:
Taizé Prayer Service
Sign Language Tutorial
In case you missed it:
Worship on Sun, Mar 7
Sermon: "Peace That Comes From Love"
Scripture: John 2: 13 - 22
AVONDALE IN ACTION
CALENDAR
Mar 14 - Daylight Saving Time
Mar 14 - Session monthly meeting
Mar 28 - Holy Week - Details coming this Sunday in your Worship bulletin email!
Mar 28 - Palm Sunday
Mar 28 - Ten Cents-A-Meal Offering
Mar 30 - Meal Making for Roof Above
Apr 1 - Maundy Thursday
Apr 2 - Good Friday
Apr 2 - Good Friday/Office Closed
Apr 2 - Blood Drive
Apr 4 - Easter
Apr 4 - Communion
Apr 5 - Monday after Easter/Office Closed
Apr 6 - Taizé Prayer Service
Apr 11 - Session monthly meeting
Apr 14 - Avondale Adventures - News coming soon!
Apr 17 - Spring Workday @8 AM
Getting Together to Help Our Homeless Neighbors
last Tuesday @4 PM
Mar 30, Apr 27, May 25
Join us for this opportunity to serve our neighbors together! We will gather in the Fellowship Hall with a table for each socially distanced participant and have all the supplies you need. Masks required.
A maximum of 10 people are needed for each session and slots fill fast! Sign-up today using this link!
Good Friday Blood Drive
Give the gift of life! On Good Friday, the day of Christ's crucifixion, Avondale will host a life giving event- a blood bank. The American Red Cross will set up a socially distanced blood donation bank from 10 AM - 2:30 PM in the Family Life Center. You can donate whether you have or have not had the vaccine. Youth ages 16 and up are allowed to donate with parental consent. A sign up link is coming soon.
2020 Annual Report
The 2020 Annual Report is here. This year, we have a new format and focused our report on Avondale's Mission and Outreach. We invite you to read it!
If you would like a printed copy, please email Caroline.
SURVEY for Virtual and In-Person Small Group and Worship Gatherings
Although we are still unsure of when the congregation may return to in-person worship, leadership at Avondale recognizes the importance of offering a variety of safe and creative opportunities for worship, fellowship, and study together. We are currently exploring possibilities for additional small group and worship gatherings and the Worship and Christian Nurture teams would like your feedback! Please take a moment to complete the survey below and do not hesitate to reach out to Amanda if you have any questions.
Learn some Sign Language!
Did you catch the sign language in worship recently? A tutorial of the signs for the song “Have Mercy God Upon My Life” was created. You are invited to learn the signs and participate every Sunday during Lent. Read more here and find the videos. www.avondalepresbychurch.org/anews
Ten Cents-A-Meal
Returned to 4th Sunday Worship!
Avondalers have contributed $2,335 as of Mar 9 to this program that bolsters food security programs throughout the communities of Charlotte Presbytery.
"Offering Plate"
There are multiple ways to contribute on Sundays or give toward your pledge – via our website, send a check payable to APC, give a one-time gift, set up a recurring gift, or give gifts of stock. If you have yet to share your 2021 pledge, you can submit your pledge form online. Thank you.
A Thank you Note
"Thank you, Avondale, for your prayers and expressions of sympathy and caring after my mother's passing. Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated."
-Paula Huffines
Member News & more...
Find it on our website! Go to:
www.avondalepresbychurch.org-
/enews - past emails & calendar
/anews - Avondale in Action news, current & past
/eworship - past Worship services & bulletins
COMMUNITY NEWS
New COVID-19 Vaccine Info
Additional appointments available for Mecklenburg County residents for receiving the Covid-19 vaccine:
Frontline essential workers in Group 3 who are required to be on-site for work are eligible to make appointments for dates beginning March 10.
More details on who all is in Group 3 eligibility are available HERE.
Find more vaccine information here shared by Commissioner Meier.
"Building Community, Connection and Trust"
Mar 14 @5 PM
Author and New York Times columnist David Brooks has found hope in seeing how individuals are reweaving the social fabric of our society that has been torn by isolation and distrust. He calls on us to shift the culture from individualism to relationalism.
"10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's"
Mar 14 @6:30 PM
Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. Join us to learn how to recognize signs; how to approach someone about concerns; the importance of early detection and more.
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AVONDALE STRATEGIC 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