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
Pentecost & Children's Sunday
The Avondale Adventures children will lead us in worship this Sunday at 9:30 AM, both virtually and in-person in the courtyard. Following worship, Congregational Life invites you to join in fellowship and enjoy a light brunch. A reminder for those who signed-up to attend in-person….masks are required and please bring your own seating. Limited chairs will be available for those in need. We look forward to seeing you there!

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..
Sun, May 16
"Look Around" with guest pastor
Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson
Acts 1:1-11
Mendoza Baptism (pictured)

Coming Soon
Taizé Prayer Service - Tues, June 1 @7 PM
Communion - first Sunday of the month
Graduation Sunday - June 13
Next in-person service & fellowship time following - June 13
The sign-up is coming soon.

Special Offerings
Pentecost Offering - May 23
Ten Cents-A-Meal - 4th Sundays
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...
Congregational Life Brings Fellowship
A light pick-up brunch will be served following the in-person 9:30 AM service on Pentecost! Join your Avondale friends for coffee, juice, fruit, muffins, donuts, and quiche.
Following our June 13 outdoor service, stay for lemonade, cookies and brownies as we celebrate our youth and graduates.
AVONDALE IN ACTION
Share news of your Graduates!
If you have a graduate, please let us know! Here's the form. Sunday, June 13, we will recognize and celebrate them during worship. High school and college...the accomplishments are many. Join Avondale families in celebrating the graduates in their lives. We'll have a virtual service and an in-person service followed by food and fellowship.
ASAP Program Returns
Mark your calendar and save the date for the fourth Thursday at 12 noon to gather and lunch with your ASAP friends. The June 24 program will be a time to discuss favorite meals, favorite programs, places we want to go, and missions for the year. We will meet in the FLC. Callers will call to remind and get reservations. Please remember to bring your pop tabs!
Coming dates: June 24, July 22, Aug 26
Coming Soon from Mission & Roof Above
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.
Also, we need a few more volunteers for Roof Above lunch making on May 25. If you sign-up to help and then plans change, be sure to let us know! Please notify Ann Sanders.
In case you missed it...
A Mother's Day Litany
ASAP mission helps kids
Avondale Calendar
MAY
23- Pentecost and Children’s Sunday
23- Outdoor Worship Service
25- Lunches for Roof Above @4M
26- Avondale Adventures ends
30- Trinity Sunday
31- Memorial Day; Office Closed
JUNE
1- Taizé Prayer Service
4 - ACC Graduation
9- Graduate information due
13- Graduation Sunday
JUNE
13- in-person/outdoor Worship Service
13- Session monthly meeting
14- ACE Summer Camp begins 
17-July 1- Youth Summer Mission Trip
24- ASAP Program
29- Lunches for Roof Above
JULY
6- Taizé Prayer Service
11- Session monthly meeting
20- Newsletter info due
22- ASAP Program
26-30- Vacation Bible School
Can you volunteer?
Graduate Sunday Greeter
Volunteers are needed on June 13 to welcome worshipers and assist with seating on June 13. Please contact Paula Huffines for more information and to sign-up. Email Paula.
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.
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