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.
Sunday is Palm Sunday
Sermon: "Peace that Comes from a Parade"
Scripture: Mark 11: 1-6
Offerings: Easter Gifts and Ten Cents-A-Meal
The Egg Hunt is at 12 PM! See details below.

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."

Worship coming soon:
Apr 4 - For Easter, a second in-person service in the garden was added for 1 PM! Also, see below about Easter Brunch!
Apr 11 - Youth Sunday!

In case you missed it:
Sun, Mar 21
Sermon: "The Peace of Knowing Where You Are" Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-10
HOLY WEEK & EASTER
Recent news
Egg Hunt this Sunday @12 PM - feel free to bring a picnic!
Easter Brunch from 12-1 PM
Easter in-person service added for 1 PM - spaces are limited, see the sign-up
Egg Hunt on Palm Sunday
@12 PM in the Sacred Garden
Young children and their families are invited to join us this Sunday in the garden for an Egg Hunt and fellowship. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy afterwards in the garden. And bring your Easter basket for the hunt!
Easter Gifts by Mar 29
Remembering loved ones who reside within the church triumphant is natural on Easter Day. This year, as with years past, there are opportunities to honor or remember loved ones by supporting a particular mission or project. This year, our giving missions are our Avondale Facilities Fund and One Great Hour of Sharing. Please contribute on/by Mar 29 to be included in our Easter bulletin.
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.
Easter Brunch
We've added an additional in-person Easter service! Light refreshments will be served from 12 - 1 PM on Easter, between the times of our two services in the Sacred Garden. Stay after or come early to enjoy food and fellowship, brought to us by Congregational Life.
Avondale Sacred Garden
AVONDALE IN ACTION
Avondale Adventures
The fun begins Apr 14!
Sign-up for the next "Awesome Adventure!" Find details and registration info on our website. Please help spread the word to friends & family about this great ministry. Registration closes on April 7.
Lunches for Neighbors
@4 PM - Mar 30, Apr 27, May 25
Spaces remain for this opportunity to serve our neighbors! 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. Use the button to sign-up.
A few Calendar dates
March 29- Easter Gifts due
April 1- Maundy Thursday Taizé Service
April 2 & 5- Office Closed
April 6- Taizé Prayer Service
April 7- registration closes for Avondale Adventures
April 11- Youth Sunday
April 14- Avondale Adventures begins
April 17- Spring Workday - a sign-up coming soon!
April 20- Newsletter info due
April 22- Women's Lunch in the Garden
April 27- Meal Making for Roof Above
April 28- Newsletter published
May 1- World Labyrinth Day
May 14–16- Youth Spring Retreat
July 19 – 23- Vacation Bible School
In case you missed it
  • 2020 Annual Report Link
  • Survey for Virtual and In-Person Small Group and Worship Gatherings Link
  • Sign Language Tutorial with Amanda Link
Counters
Our next deposit is 3/30 and deposits will continue biweekly!

Easter Gifts
Our two directions for Easter Gifts are the Avondale Facilities Fun and One Great Hour of Sharing. To be included in the Easter Memorials & Honorariums, please give by March 29. Link
"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.
Church Triumphant
It is with deep sadness that we share that Mr. Ed Ballard joined the Church Triumphant March 17, 2021. Ed, 93 years old, has been a longtime friend of Avondale and just recently joined when he and his wife Lee, moved to Charlotte from West Virginia to be closer to family. Please join us in keeping the Ballard, Wilkerson and Callaway families in your prayers. Obituary
Jed and Hannah
Dana and Dan
Brielle and Nathan
Avondale Baby Blessing Baskets
We celebrate with great joy and anticipation the arrival of three new babies within Avondale during the months of March and April! Member Care invites you to share in this excitement by signing-up to contribute to a Baby Blessing Basket to be delivered to the families. The sign-up includes diapers, wipes, and their most frequented grocery stores and take-out restaurants.

Items can be dropped-off at the church office on or before April 4! When dropping off, please assign a card or sticky note indicating the family each gift is intended for.
A Thank You Note
"Dear Avondale, Thank you for making this old lady’s
Birthday special! I have enjoyed your messages,
cards and phone calls. The beautiful flowers bring joy. I greatly appreciate your kindness.
With love, Fran McCoy"
Remembering Birthdays!
Jed Wilkerson - March 17
Henry Stockwell - March 18
Barbara Hill - March 22
Joe Zuyus - March 23*
Shirley McDowell - March 25
Bryan Emory - March 27
Laura McCarthy - March 27
Claire Graham - March 29
Lynn Wilkerson - March 29*
Avondale Children's Center
Mar 18 - ACC Board Meeting
Mar 26 - ACC Egg Hunt

Did you know...?
The ACC and the church fall under different rules/ guidelines/governing bodies in relation to COVID-19!
A Prayer for Ailing Friends and Family
Faithful Healer of the sick,
in your loving mercy, I pray for you to
embrace our friends and family of the Avondale Children’s Center
in their time of need.
May health and joy be restored
for the service of Christ our Savior. Amen.
FROM THE COMMUNITY
Community Building Initiative (CBI)
- Building a More Equitable Workplace
On Tues, Mar 30 from 12- 1 PM, CBI will host Octavia Seawell and Ely Portillo for Gender in the Workplace: Our Role in Building a More Equitable Workplace, an engaging exploration of opportunities and realities in our evolving world of work. Free event. Register via this link.

- Women's Stories of Hope & Courage
On Wed, Mar 31, from 8:30-10:30 AM, CBI will host Hannah Hassan, a spoken word storyteller, who will share the stories and challenges of a diverse group of women. Free event. Register via this link.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library - Community Read 
This month's focus, to create community dialogue around themes, is racism and social justice. Read/listen to books of current/relevant topics and participate in discussions, book clubs, and events. Details, resources, and book recommendations for all ages.
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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