Upcoming Events


ASAP "Living With The End In Mind"

Avondale Senior Adults Program (ASAP) will meet on Thursday May 25, 2023 at 12 noon in the Fellowship Hall. Our program will be presented by Rev. Jim Ewing: "Living With The End In Mind." Come join us for delicious food, wonderful fellowship and very valuable information. If you are awaiting a reservation, you will be contacted. Lunch is provided. Cost of the meal is $10. Contact Brenda with any questions.

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ACE End of Year Party

Would you enjoy helping with the ACE (Alliance Center for Education) End of School Year party at Avondale on June 9 from 4:00 to 6:00? Volunteers are needed serve food and supervise the Bounce House, snow cone machine, popcorn machine, games, and other activities. ACE program children, youth, and parents will enjoy games and food, and certificates and awards will be given! Volunteers are also needed to help set up and clean up. Please see the sign up below. Thank you!

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Deadline to Register for Vacation Bible School is June 4th!

3....2....1....BLAST OFF!!! Launch with us on a cosmic quest where you will discover the light of Jesus' love and learn how YOU can shine Jesus' light to the world! Join us the week of June 26th through June 30th from 9am to 1pm for a fun and educational week of Vacation Bible School! Cost is $25 per child with a maximum of $50 per family. Lunch is included.


Vacation Bible School 2023

Avondale Presbyterian Church

Ice Cream Social on June 25th at 5pm

June 26th - June 30th

9am - 1pm

Ages 3 y.o. through 5th grade



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Avondale Adventures Children's Choir sings Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying with Sign Language

Check out this video of our Avondale Adventure's Choir singing "Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying" with Sign Language from our YouTube Channel.

Member and Staff News


Graduation Announcements

Do you have a 2023 graduate?! If so, Avondale would love to share in the joy and celebration of this accomplishment and each graduate's next steps. Please send the information below to Amanda before June 2nd to be included in a slideshow for worship and in our weekly eNews.

  1. Graduate's Full Name
  2. Full name of the school your graduate is graduating from
  3. Degree (if applicable)
  4. Any honors or special achievements
  5. What are your graduate's next steps? (College name, gap year, service/mission, job title and/or company name

A Letter to the Congregation from Christian Nurture

Avondale Members,

So many in our congregation have commented on how excited they are to see all the little faces in our weekly Children’s Moment during Worship. We couldn’t agree more! And we recognize that this brings an abundance of new faces to our morning Nursery and Sunday School Classes.

This provides context for the notice you may have seen about Avondale looking to hire a new Nursery Coordinator. This is simply a second paid position to take care of all our little ones, in addition to the reliable services continuing to be provided by Bonnie Howard. This second position has been in the budget for years and was filled prior to Covid. As our numbers have returned to pre-Covid levels and as we have welcomed new families, the number of children in our nursery has risen, requiring us to fill this paid position again.

While we aim to fill this second position (and likely afterward on an as-needed basis), we are also looking to resume a rotation/schedule of member volunteers to support the paid staff and provide additional love and nurture to our little ones in the Nursery which is for children ages 0-3 y/o. We look forward to having more hands available to hold the littlest ones and free up the paid staff to interact more with the older toddlers, including story-time for spiritual education.

We hope you will consider nurturing and caring for some of the youngest in our congregation. A Sign-Up Genius has been created and a sign-up sheet will be on the table that contains the Children's Worship Materials in the FLC during worship. Once you have signed up, reach out to Jessica Shanks in the office to complete the online Child Protection Training. Additionally, please consider passing along the Nursery Coordinator Job Description to interested parties.

We thank God for all the little children and all the efforts of our adults to love and nurture them! Thank you for your participation in making this happen.

Avondale Christian Nurture Team


WE'RE HIRING!!! Church Nursery Coordinator

Avondale is seeking a Church Nursery Coordinator to provide dependable, safe, secure, and nurturing care to the children, ages 0-3 years old, during Sunday morning worship and the Sunday School hour. View the job description here and email cover letter and resume to Jessica at jessica@avondalepresbychurch.org.

Member Concerns

If you know of member concerns or needs, please email Rev. Jim. Please send us your Prayer Requests too.

Our Prayer List is updated continuously on our Worship Bulletin.

Member Directory

Do you use the directory often? Do you prefer a paper copy? We can provide one.

If desired, please contact the office. We will print a copy and mail it to you. Or, open the UPDATED Directory here (same password as the website). Email Jessica for a password, printed copy, or updates.

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Pentecost Offering

The ACC scholarship program was created in 2021 to better support childcare accessibility to families in the community, and named in honor of Max Shanks in 2022. It currently supports full tuition for 2 children at the center. Donations to the Max Shanks Scholarship will be used to support the current children that attend the Avondale Children's Center through our scholarship program with the hope of increasing the scholarships we have available at the ACC. Through the fund, we have been able to provide children within the scholarship program with support in participating in extracurricular activities, including a dance camp this summer for one student. The funds will also provide these children and their families with necessities for school and home when needed. 

We are excited to share this wonderful news with you as a part of the Pentecost Offering. The Pentecost Offering is received by the PCUSA. Forty percent of the offering is to be retained by individual congregations for the purpose of impacting the lives of young people within their own community. The remaining 60% is used to support children-at-risk, youth, and young adults through ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. Psalm 71 testifies that a foundation of faith established during childhood helps ensure lifelong faith and service. The patterns and lessons established during these formative years continue to bear fruit throughout a person's life. Your gift to the Pentecost offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people, and also address the needs of at-risk children. Thank you for your support. It is our hope and prayer that the Max Shanks Scholarship Fund continue to grow, impacting the lives of many children in our community for years to come. 


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Avondale Presbyterian Church

2821 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209

Church Office: 704-333-6194

Avondale Children's Center: 704-377-6960


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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