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
Our “Let me tell you a story...” sermon series continues.
Sermon: “The Weeds”
It's Mother's Day!

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..
“Let me tell you a story...” sermon series began. Sermon: "The Sower"
Scripture: Matthew 13:1–9, 18–23
Small Group Worship Gatherings
Did you know that the early church started in small groups? Beginning this week, we are offering 2-3 small group gatherings on the Avondale campus.... think "Worship Watch Party," followed by a small group discussion on the scripture and sermon. Interested to participate?
Pentecost & Children's Sunday
Our next in-person worship opportunity is May 23 in the courtyard. The Avondale Adventures children will lead us in worship, both our in-person and virtual service, as we celebrate Pentecost. Find details and the link to sign-up on our website.
AVONDALE IN ACTION
Avondale's Quarterly Newsletter
Avondale Avenues is here.
Find Session reports, a Letter from our Pastor, Member News, birthdays and anniversaries, ACE Ministry news, pictures, ministry updates and more.

Thank you all for contributing!
Seeking Greeters for Pentecost Sunday
Volunteers are needed to welcome worshipers and assist with seating on Pentecost Sunday, May 23. Please contact Paula Huffines for more information and to sign-up.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Avondale celebrates all educators.
Lunches for Neighbors
May 25 @4 PM
ASAP Mission: Pop Tabs
ASAP members and friends, Thank you for all the pop tabs brought to the ASAP meeting. Wow! Continue collecting for the Ronald McDonald House recycling program and we will deliver them in June. This is our mission project for now. Was wonderful to see everyone at the lunch! - ASAP Planning Team
Avondale Calendar
MAY
5- Small Group Worship Gathering sign-up begins
9- Mother’s Day
9- Session monthly meeting
12- Baby Blessing Baskets gifts due
14-16- Youth Spring Retreat
16- Guest Pastor, Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson
MAY
23- Pentecost and Children’s Sunday
25- Lunches for Roof Above
26- Avondale Adventures ends
30 - Trinity Sunday
31- Memorial Day; Office Closed
SAVE THE DATE
VBS is July 19-23, 2021
VOLUNTEERS
Office Coverage - Please contact Jessica if interested to help cover the office June 17-July 1, during the Youth Mission Trip.
Music Ministry - We always welcome people to join Avondale’s Choir and Handbells. Also, as we look toward going back to in-person worship, we will need AV assistance! Interested in joining our music ministry team? Please contact Rich.
Vacation Bible School - Please contact Jessica if interested in helping with VBS the week of July 19–23.
A Message from 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
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
ASAP Birthdays
Thank you Leslie Saleeby for sending out a wonderful list of ASAP community May birthdays – with their contact info! Please make it a special day for them with a phone call, card, email or text. If you did not get this list and would like to, please connect with Leslie or Caroline.

Concerns: If you know of any member concerns or needs, please email Jim.
Directory: If you need the password, please email Caroline.
Here are the birthdays:
May 1 - Lee Ballard celebrates her 90th (new address)
May 3 - Audrey Dougherty
May 3 - Libby Phillips
May 5 - Roberta Hayes
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
Baby Blessing Baskets & A Baby
Welcome!
Daniel Joseph Hayes IV
Avondale Children's Center
New ACC Chef
Meet Dwayne Howard!

May 3-7 - Teacher Appreciation Week
June 4 - ACC Graduation
Benefiting Avondale 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