Join us Sundays at 9:30 AM
Sermon: "Thwarting God"
Scripture: Isaiah 53: 1 - 6
Special Offering:
ABC Family Meal Bags
Also, Happy Mother's Day!
Join us for Youth Sunday, a special annual service, this year shared virtually!
Picture: Youth Sunday 2016
Teacher Appreciation
It's Teacher Appreciation Week!
Who do you appreciate?
Join in #teacherappreciation on Social Media and #ThankATeacher!! Tag Avondale in your post!

Mother's Day
Reminder that Mother's Day is this Sunday.
for the many, many
Avondale teachers!
ACC Zoom Rooms
Daily Zoom Rooms began last week. Video replays are also available to our ACC families. Thank you to our ACC teachers putting these together. Please know you are loved and appreciated.

Teacher Appreciation
ACC's Munchkins parents surprised their teachers (Ms. Melinda & Ms. Iesha) with this sweet picture! Enlarge picture
Youth Group Update
We are continuing to meet via Zoom with the middle and high School youth on Sunday nights. We’ve been using the time to stay connected, play games, and have a devotion. Currently we are using our Zoom meetings to prepare for Youth Sunday, which is May 17. 
Youth Group this Summer
Our Peru trip which was scheduled for this June has been postponed to most likely June of 2021. We are working out those details with our Peruvian mission connections. As of now, our middle school work camp and conference week at Massanetta is still on. We are also looking at some other options including Montreat and an Adventure trip for our high school youth since there is no international trip this summer. 
Church Staff/Office
The Church Office remains closed with staff working from home during this time. Please don't hesitate to reach out to staff via email or phone!

ABC Out-of-School Time
While repairs are being done at the Family Life enter, our ABC student program is meeting in the Fellowship Hall.
Bible 101
Sundays at 10:30 AM
Women's Bible Study
Thursdays at 8 PM
Women's Bible Study completed their first study and will be on break this week and enjoy a social time next week. The next study will begin soon. Women have enjoyed getting together on Zoom to study, pray and fellowship. The large group breaks-up into smaller groups for discussion. Join in! For details, contact Amanda Shanks.
Avondale Property Update
Our campus is not sitting vacant!
  • Property Ministry - in action caring for and checking-in on our campus
  • Columbarium - wall refurbish going on now
  • Custodian - James Higgs is working Fridays at Avondale
  • Staff - are working from home but regularly go to campus to work as needed.
In Case You Missed It
  • Worship service from Sun, May 3 LINK
  • Easter Gifts to Avondale in PDF and Video .
  • Birthday Parade at Chuck's house Video
  • Annual Report - 75th Anniversary edition
  • Avondale Children's Ministries and Adventures Choir Sings! LINK
Avondale Stewardship
When are we aware of the Moments of Grace within our lives? These are the moments that God lights you up, awakens and touches you, awakens your heart. These can be fleeting moments .... LINK to Stewardship Letter
When have you experienced a Moment of Grace?
Share a story! If you will share a story—it does not have to be about Avondale— click here to contact Laura Meier.
Avondale Finance
A reminder that for fulfilling pledge commitments, there are options:
If you'd like more information about bank drafts or other ways to give, please contact Jacqueline .
Church Triumphant
With deep sadness we share that Mrs. Inez Rudisill joined the Church Triumphant on April 21, 2020. Inez joined Avondale church in 1991. A private family graveside service and burial was held in Asheville and a memorial service will be held in Charlotte at a later date. Read her obituary here.
Since we don’t know when life will fully return to “normal," we want to share some ideas for keeping people connected and engaged - plus share info on cyberscams that present dangers as we spend more time online.
  • *Virtual Experiences -Connect to virtual arts, science and history experiences all hosted by local artists, scientists, historians and organizations! LINK
  • *Listen to a Podcast - Time list of 50 best LINK
  • Weekly Services - Maintain some normalcy with weekly worship with Rev. Jim and our music ministry.
  • Join a group - join a Christian Nurture group (shared above) or other community group
  • Call a Friend - use the Member Directory to call a fellow Avondaler and other friends
  • Have fun, be social - make time to enjoy new activities, whether online or not. Dust off a puzzle, check out free online entertainment...
Pictured: ASAP gathering years ago
  • Service opportunities - through Avondale or in your community, is there something you can do for others?
  • Article: "How to reassure children and reduce anxiety during this time" LINK
  • Article: "Wholeness Moment" What spiritual practices help...? LINK
  • Exercise Videos - Find on YouTube for all ages and levels
* Humor - LINK
from Reader's Digest
  • Online Learning - Adults can find many options when searching online for free courses. *LINK Check out: Coursera, Alison, even Harvard have much available! WideOpenSchool is for learners of all ages! Find live events, fun and educational stuff, and more.
  • Online Entertainment - Sample free arts, culture events online by local/international groups - The Charlotte Observer
Please exercise extra caution to beat the hackers.
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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
Avondale Presbyterian Church 
2821 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209
Church Office: 704-333-6194
Children's Center: 704-377-6960