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 the service on our YouTube channel.
Past services and bulletins are shared on our website under eWorship.

This Sunday
Sun, May 16, Ascension Sunday, we welcome guest pastor, Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson. The sermon is "Look Around" and our Scripture is Acts 1:1-11.
This week: Ten Cents-A-Meal Offering
Next week: Pentecost Offering

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."

In case you missed it..
May 9 - Mother's Day
Our “Let me tell you a story...” series continued with the sermon “The Weeds.” Scripture: Matthew 13: 24 – 30
Small Group Worship Gatherings
Did you know that the early church started in small groups? Small group gatherings are forming on the Avondale campus.... think "Worship Watch Party!" Following the service, enjoy a discussion on the scripture and sermon with your small group. Interested to participate? More...
Pentecost & Children's Sunday
May 23 is our next in-person worship service, to be held in the courtyard. The Avondale Adventures children will lead us in worship, both virtual and in-person services, as we celebrate Pentecost. Find details and the sign-up link on our website.
More... Spaces still open to attend!
AVONDALE IN ACTION
Youth Fellowship
Our High School Youth are headed to West Virginia on Friday for a weekend of camping and rafting along the Upper New River!
Our Middle School Youth will be in the Asheville area this weekend kayaking the French Broad River and hiking! Prayers for safe travels, warm campfires, enlightening conversations and FUN!
Congregational Life brings
time for fellowship
On Pentecost, we will serve a light pick-up brunch following the in-person 9:30 worship service. Join your Avondale friends for coffee, juice, fruit cups, muffins, donuts, and quiche.
For our June 13 outdoor Worship Service, stay for lemonade, cookies and brownies as we celebrate our youth and graduates.
Graduates
Join Avondale families in celebrating the graduates in their lives. High school and college...the accomplishments are many. If you have a graduate, please let us know! Here's the form. Graduates will be recognized and celebrated Sunday, June 13 during worship.
Coming Soon from Mission
We want to keep you informed of upcoming mission partnerships with Roof Above. We will be putting together Welcome Home Kits for homeless moving into housing and thanking the Roof Above staff with a meal of gratitude. Stay tuned for details to come and opportunities to get involved and/or contribute.
In case you missed it...
Avondale's Quarterly Newsletter
Lunches for Neighbors
Teacher Appreciation Week
Avondale Calendar
MAY
Sundays - Small Group Worship Gatherings
12- Baby Blessing Baskets gifts due
14-16- Youth Spring Retreat
16- Guest Pastor, Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson
16- Ten Cents-A-Meal (changed this month due to Pentecost)
23- Pentecost and Children’s Sunday
23- Outdoor Worship Service
25- Lunches for Roof Above
MAY
26- Avondale Adventures ends
30- Trinity Sunday
31- Memorial Day; Office Closed
JUNE
9- Graduate information due
13- Outdoor Worship Service
13- Graduates celebrated
17-July 1- Youth Mission Trip
JULY
26-30- Vacation Bible School (new dates)
Can you volunteer?
Pentecost Sunday Greeter
Volunteers are needed on May 23 to welcome worshipers and assist with seating on Pentecost Sunday. Please contact Paula Huffines for more information and to sign-up.
Email Paula. (Greeters probably also needed for the June 13 service...)
Office Coverage
Please contact Jessica if interested to help cover the office June 17-July 1, during the Youth Mission Trip.
Vacation Bible School
Please contact Jessica if interested in helping with VBS July 26-30 (new dates).
Stewardship 2021-22
Grace and Peace, The Stewardship Committee
David Hall and Jim Flowers, Co-Chairs
Ann Gregory, Harry Greyard, John Magee,
Laura Meier, and Ted Todd
Ten Cents-A-Meal
As of May 11, $3,587 has been collected for this ministry that works to reduce hunger and relieve suffering in Charlotte and surrounding areas.
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 gift of stock, give a one-time gift, or setup a recurring gift.
AVONDALE MEMBERS
Church Triumphant
With a heavy heart, we share news of former member David Gene Hunley, who joined the Church Triumphant May 8, 2021. David grew up at Avondale. Please join us in keeping the Hunley family and friends in your prayers. Obituary 
Member (in the) News
The Barron sisters, Libby and Sophie, are helping redirect take-out containers destined for the landfill into materials that can be used again! Find out more about their work featured on WCNC, "Charlotte sisters team up with nonprofit to recycle plastic to-go containers."
Want to recycle your own take-out containers?
See the article for drop-off sites.
ASAP Birthdays
Want to make it a special day for ASAP members having a birthday? Send them a card, email or call them! Leslie Saleeby sent out a list with contact info. If you want the list, please connect with Leslie or Caroline.
Here are the May birthdays:
May 9 - Daisy Alexander
May 11 - Kay DeArmon
May 14 - Laura Daniel
May 21 - David Hall
May 21 - Paula Huffines
May 22 - Terry Brodof
May 29 - Betty Chambers
May 30 - Betty Boyd
May 30 - Rick Parler
Member Concerns: If you know of any needs, please email Jim.
Member Directory: For the password, email Caroline.
Baby Blessing Baskets & A Baby
Gifts for the Baby Blessing Baskets organized by Member Care to be delivered to the Wright and Pease (Magee) families are due today. When dropping off, please label who the gift is for. Click here for baby news & Member Care baby baskets
Welcome!
Daniel Joseph Hayes IV
Avondale Children's Center
New ACC Chef
Meet Dwayne Howard!
June 4 - ACC Graduation
in the Sacred Garden
Benefiting ACC
Your every day purchases can benefit the children's center.
Amazon Smile - .05% of your Amazon purchase goes to ACC. Our unique charity link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/56-0649274
Harris Teeter - Link your e-Vic card to Avondale Children’s Center! Go to Together in Education then login to your account then link!
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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