AVONDALE IN WORSHIP
Worship – This Sunday, Mar 15
Sermon - "I am the Good Shepherd"
"Next Steps" Class follows worship
2019 Annual Report is distributed.

Congregational Meeting
Mar 22 - Following Worship on Sun, March 22, a Congregational Meeting will be held to present the 2019 Annual Report and the Terms of Call for Rev. Ewing."
Next Steps begins this Sunday
Interested in becoming a part of the Avondale family?
Take the “Next Step” and join us for
this four-week series beginning Mar 15.
held at 11 AM in the Lounge at Avondale.
Worship – Coming Soon
Apr 5 - "Children's Sunday" - also Palm Sunday with Egg Hunt following worship
Apr 26 - Teacher Appreciation
Holy Week & Easter - See our schedule
AVONDALE IN ACTION
Misc. Announcements
ASAP Trip - Mar 19 - Those registered, please meet at the church ready to leave at 10:15 AM for the Sea Life Aquarium.
We will have lunch at Cracker Barrel.

Church Work Day - Mar 21 8 AM to 12 noon
Come help care for our campus and prepare for Easter!
Avondale in SouthPark Magazine – Sacred Garden is a “favorite secret”. Read here.
Newsletter – ministries, please send summaries of recent works by Tues, Mar 17 to Caroline.
Basketball – league is officially over. 
Thank you to Ziggy, Jessica, Coaches, Parents and all who contributed to a great season!
Women's Retreat
this weekend!
Father, we pray for the women who go on the retreat. We pray that you would draw them into conversation easily and that they would feel nourished.
Bingo Family Night is Mar 21
5:30 to 7:30 PM
Sat, Mar 21 at Avondale is where you'll want to be! The Bingo Family Night will be a Ball and you'll want to get on board!
Calling for food, entertainment, music, trivia, giant floor Bingo for the kids... everyone will get a prize of BIG FUN!
Out-of-School Time Fundraiser
The OST program, held at Avondale and part of our ABC Ministry, is holding a delicious fundraiser. OST is selling Krispy Kreme certificates! Our goal is to sell 250 certificates. If you would like to help sell, let Georgett Johnson know and I will send you a donation sheet. Spread the news!  More details.
Vacation Bible School
Avondale's VBS summer camp is open for registration! Spaces are limited, register soon. This year's theme is "ROAR! Life is wild, God is good." Read more about our camp on our website. And spread the good news of VBS! LINK
Contribute to Attic Sale & Bake Sale Mar 22-27
Volunteers needed
The High School Youth are once again holding an Attic Sale Fundraiser to support their 2020 mission to Peru where they will be building a seminary. Find the details about volunteering, the bake sale, contributing to the attic sale and more. Updates and links posted to Attic Sale webpage.
ASAP on Mar 23 
ASAP will meet at 12 noon in the Fellowship Hall. We will have a time of remembrance of Mary Alice Bryson. Our dessert will be her favorite to prepare for ASAP. Our program features Laura Meier as our speaker. She is an Avondale member and a candidate for County Commission District 5. Laura will discuss the role of the Board of County Commissioners, her vision for Mecklenburg County, as well as answer any questions. What an exciting program!
Before ASAP begins, we will fill Easter Eggs for the Palm Sunday Egg Hunt. We need a bag of small, wrapped candies or small toys for the eggs. If you could bring a bag, it would be so appreciated. We will have the eggs. If you can come early on the 23rd, between 11:15 - 11:30 AM, we will fill the eggs.
Youth Attic Sale & Bake Sale Fundraiser Mar 28
The Youth will have an attic and bake sale on Sat, Mar 28 with the proceeds going to support the 2020 Peru trip!
FIND TREASURES: Furniture, Clothing, Appliances, Tools, Books, Toys & lots of GREAT Stuff! AND a Bake Sale!
This Sale is open to all. Please spread the word!
Share, Like, Post away on social media.
Women's Tea on Mar 29
The coordinating team of the Presbyterian Women of Avondale (PWA) would like to invite ladies of all ages to our second annual Tea on Sun, Mar 29 in the Fellowship Hall. We will begin immediately following the Worship Service. Fellowship, refreshments, and mission opportunities await you. Put the PWA Tea on your calendar today!
Egg Hunt on Palm Sunday Apr 5
Avondale's egg hunt will be on Palm Sunday - April 5th - following Worship. Babies to 5th grade children will be joyous searching for stuffed eggs on campus. Can you contribute some filled plastic eggs? If so, please drop them by the Church Office before the Easter Egg Hunt!
AVONDALE CHILDREN'S CENTER
Egg Hunt at ACC
Fri, Apr 3 @3:30 PM

Week of the Young Child
Apr 13-17

Good Friday
Apr 10 - Center is closed
DISCIPLES IN ACTION
People of the Week (3/8)
The Family of Lee Weigle
Jim and Christie Flowers
915 Mt Vernon Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28203
Send a note of loving care!
Steward of the Week (3/8)
Tony McKenzie for safely taking our preschoolers to Sunday School every week!
AVONDALE CALENDAR
Church/Weekly calendar
on our website- LINK

List of Ministry dates
shared here- LINK
Save the Date:
Palm Sunday - Easter Egg Hunt - April 5
Youth Sunday - May 17
Youth Peru Mission Trip - June 20
Vacation Bible School - July 20-24
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
Children's Center: 704-377-6960
www.avondalepresbychurch.org