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Avondale eNews & Newsletter                                          Sept 25, 2019
Avondale Avenues
Our September-October newsletter is here.
In this edition, find: 
- Letter from the Pastor (Rev. Jim Ewing's first edition!)
- Birthdays & Anniversaries
- Recent works of the church
- Calendar and upcoming works (including 
Room In The Inn!)
- pictures and more.
This Week at Avondale:
Sept 25 - Avondale Adventures begins 
Sept 27Kids Café & Birthday Blessings*
Sept 27Basketball Registration open*
Sept 29 CYPP Training*
Sept 29Dedication Sunday*
Sept 29Sabbath House begins new discussion*

Kids Café Sign-Up     begins Sept 27
This program serves kids a warm meal on a Friday, twice a month, before they head home for the weekend. This will be hosted at Avondale from 4:30 - 6 PM. 
Next dates: Sept 27, Oct 11, Oct 25
Sign-up with a friend?! E mail Ann Sanders and Kay Chelena
Sunday School        Sept 29
Sabbath House Sunday School class will begin a discussion of "Not Your White Jesus, Following a Radical Refugee Messiah" by Sheri Faye Rosendahl starting Sun, Sept 29 at 11 AM. Contact Susan Brandau for more information. Join us in the Sabbath House room.
CYPP        Sept 29 & Oct 6
If you are interested in serving the children and youth of Avondale and have not yet taken Child Youth Protection Certification or need to re-certify, Patti Oswald will lead two opportunities to do this. Sun, Sept 29 and Sun, Oct 6 at 9 AM in the Fellowship Hall. We invite you to RSVP via our website. 
Member Photos for Directory     Oct 2
Thank you to all who had their picture taken for the directory. We added another day! YOUR picture is still wanted! Sign-up today as spaces are limited. Picture Sign-Up Call Jessica in the office if spaces have filled.  Reminder that each individual/family photographed (with LifeTouch on campus) will receive a FREE directory and 8x10 photo. 
Chili Cook-off POSTPONED to Winter 2020
- Gleaning Ministry link  
- Homecoming Weekend details - Oct 12-13 link
- Eastern NC Mission Trip - Oct 25-28 link
- Sacred Space Art program link
- Taizé Prayer Services Oct 1 link
Job Posting from ACC
We invite you to read and SHARE
the job announcement from ACC.
Children's Center Director Job Posting
ACC Book Fair
www.scholastic.com/readingclubs For  every dollar spent, the ACC will receive points, allowing them to purchase new books for the classroom.   Their activation code is GLWWF.
Average Weekly Pledges: $8,161   as of 9/22/19
Needed Weekly Pledges: $8,611 for 2019
Please share your 2020 pledge before/on Dedication Sunday this Sunday. Refreshments will be shared following Worship. See details below about our 2020 campaign.  Thank you for any consideration and gifts you can offer.   Peace in Christ, The Stewardship Committee
Volunteers are needed to help with the Luncheon on Oct 13.
Please let Suzi Thornberry know if you can help with the following tasks:
  • Saturday morning: set-up tables and tents, prep for Sunday and decorate
  • Sunday prior to worship: finish table set-up outdoors, prep beverages, accept side dishes
  • During the luncheon: serve main dishes and oversee side dishes and beverages/ice
  • After the luncheon: clean-up , wash dishes and breakdown tables and chairs             
Thank you for any and all help you can offer! Contact  Suzi Thornberry:
sthornberry0429@att.net /  call or text  704-516-2945
We are seeking memorabilia for our Homecoming! 
If any Avondalers have any wedding memorabilia from their wedding at Avondale, will you please contact Joy Callaway? Her number is (704) 533-2966. We are putting together an Avondale weddings display for homecoming and are looking for dresses, pictures, etc!
Person of the Week (Sept 22)
Chuck Hendrix
817 Sedgefield Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
Send a note of care.
Stewards of the Week (Sept 22)
Susanne Anderson 
for organizing and leading 
the youth plant sale.
Church Triumphant      
We extend our Christian sympathy to the family of Molly Carver, who joined the church triumphant on Sunday, September 22, 2019 (b. May 30, 1939). A celebration of life will be held this Saturday, September 28 at 10 AM at Avondale. Obituary
Women's Retreat      
Ladies, it's time to begin to plan the Avondale Women's Retreat,  scheduled for March 13 -15, 2020.  Would you like to be on the planning committee? We need 5-6 people to begin planning. 
Please contact Betty Chambers (704-588-6698) to join. 
And mark your calendars to attend!
See our Avondale Calendar. LINK
See upcoming dates in our Newsletter. LINK
Please contact the Office  or submit a request online  
(see Space Request form) or email us.
Elders Emeriti
David Hall
Cindy McKenzie
Class of 2019
John Magee
Patti Oswald
Jessica Shanks
Class of 2020
Zach Chambers
Jennifer Patterson
Jackie Shannon
Class of 2021
Nancy Bohrer
Alice Cuviello
Rich Worf
D.J. Saleeby - Clerk of Session

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