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Avondale eNews                                          July 31, 2019
Bi-monthly Newsletter
Read Avondale's newsletter online or pick-up a copy on campus.
Find in this edition:
- Member Birthdays
- Member Anniversaries
- Rev. Veronica's "Letter from the Pastor"

- Music Ministry Update
- and news of recent works and upcoming actions....
Next Newsletter - 
- due date Sept 17 
- publication date Sept 24
July 29 - Aug 2  - Vacation Bible School
Aug 1* - ACC Board Nominations due
Aug 4 - Message "What Do You Treasure?"
New Testament Lesson - Luke 12:13-21 (NRSV)
Aug 4* - Reception following worship for Rev. Veronica
Aug 5 - Rev. Jim Ewing first day in office
Aug 6 - TaizĂ© Prayer Service at 7 PM 
Aug 7*  -  Music Ministry returns from rehearsal break
Aug 7 - Avondale Adventures - registration opens!
Aug 9 - BC End-of-Summer Jam
Aug 17* - Rev. Ewing  received into Presbytery of Charlotte 
Aug 18* - Rev. Ewing's first sermon 
Aug 25* - "Breakfast, Blessings of the Backpacks & Sacred Space Art Exhibit"
* more details below
Rev. Veronica Cannon
This Sunday, Aug 4 is Veronica's last sermon (that is currently scheduled) at Avondale. We give thanks for this Interim Pastor. Please come celebrate her and her gifts of time and talents shared with Avondale. Following worship will be a reception. 
(Also, please share prayers for her sister, Vickie Obey.)
Serve on Board of Children's Center
The Avondale Children's Center is seeking several new board members. Are you interested in serving on the ACC board? 
Please read and respond by August 1, 2019. 
And please spread the word! 
Music Ministry
- Our Choir and Band are on break from rehearsals. They return on Aug 7. Rehearsals are moving to Wednesdays! 
- Handbells are on a rehearsal break too and will return late Aug/early September.
- Youth Choir begins Sun, Sept 8 at 4:30 PM and will follow the Youth Group schedule.   
- Music Ministry has openings in the choir, band and handbells.  If you enjoy singing or playing an instrument and being a part of a great group of people, consider joining our Music Ministry!  Making sacred music is a joyful undertaking. Contact Rich for details. 
Rev. Jim Ewing received into Presbytery of Charlotte        Aug 17
On Sat, Aug 17, Rev. Jim Ewing will be received into the Presbytery of Charlotte at the stated Presbytery Meeting. Avondale members are invited to join in support of Jim. Meet at  First Presbyterian Church of Wadesboro by 9:30 AM or ride on the Avondale bus, leaving at 8 AM. To reserve your seat, email Zach.
A few details for Rev. Jim Ewing 
* Jim will start in the office on Mon, Aug 5
* Jim will be present but not preaching on Aug 11
* On Aug 11, after the service, the Congregation will have a chance to meet Jim and his family
* On Aug 18, Jim will lead his first worship service at Avondale
* Small group settings will be set up in the fall for Avondalers to meet the family in a more intimate setting
Music Fundraiser -  Instruments for Children!
In keeping with Avondale's emphasis on children and having beautiful music, a fundraiser was approved to help expand our music ministry with children! We would like to purchase instruments for children. Your help is needed to make this happen! This fundraiser is open to all - Avondalers and the community! Give online, spread the word!  www.avondalepresbychurch.org/children  
Find Faith, Fellowship, Fun...
when you come out for "Dinner with Friends", a women's group that enjoys dining together at a different restaurant each month. Our next gathering is at: Persuasian Restaurant (near the church!) at 2214 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28203.
"Raising the Consciousness"
Average Weekly Pledges: $7,608* 
Needed Weekly Pledges: $8,611
See the image larger here.
Read Stewardship's Letter here.
"Avondale, Did You Know?" 
Building more space...
In 1948, Avondale needed more space for Christian Education, so they purchased an old photographic laboratory from a military base (Morris Field). It was transported to the church and was called "The Hut".
75th Anniversary Celebration
Our Homecoming Weekend, the biggest celebrations of the year, is approaching fast. Please save the dates and spread the word.   "75 Years of Music"     Oct 12 
Worship followed by "Homecoming Luncheon"     Oct 13 
Read more about all our 75th Anniversary Celebrations at  www.avondalepresbychurch.org/75thcelebrations .
Person of the Week (July 28)
Veronica Cannon
2329 Carved Tree Lane
Charlotte, NC 28262
Please send a note  of tender loving care.
Stewards of the Week (July 28)
Zach Chambers & Jane Shumate
For their leadership on the 
high school youth trip in
Montreat, NC


Baptized on July 28, 2019 in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, was Hudson Liam Vorholt, son of Dana and Beth Vorholt.
Church Triumphant
It is with sadness that we share that Martha Meunier joined the Church Triumphant on July 17, 2019 (b. July 11, 1932). A service will be held on August 6 at 11 AM in the Sanctuary and will be followed by a brief i nternment in the Sacred Garden and receiving of friends and family in the Fellowship Hall.
This week, please see our Calendar on our website.
Also, find a list of upcoming dates in our bi-monthly "Avondale Avenues" Newsletter. 
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