AVONDALE WORSHIP
This Sunday, Nov 17
Sermon: ““What’s your MVP”
Pastor: Rev. Jim Ewing
Representative from Camp Grier will be here.
We encourage you to read Scripture this week and discuss in your homes what God's word to us might be from this passage.
AVONDALE YOUTH
UNITY TALENT SHOW - Fri, Nov 15
A Stewardship Project - with Avondale Youth Group
In Partnership With: The Bethlehem Center, The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte
Fri, Nov 15 in the Fellowship Hall at Avondale.
Doors open 6:30 PM, show begins 7 PM.
Spread the word! Free to attend, donations welcomed.
Find details here. Sign-up to perform here - https://bit.ly/2MQ7Rjb
Avondale Youth Group in Action!
Nov 8-10 - Youth Fall Retreat at Camp Grier - pictured right
Nov 10 – Youth Holiday Sale ends (payment link)
Nov 15 - Unity Talent Show
Nov 17 - Youth pack Blessing Boxes for ABC Ministry Kids Cafe Thanksgiving
Dec 7 – Youth Holiday Sale - pick-up orders
AVONDALE IN ACTION
Nov 15 - Unity Talent Show
Nov 15 - Charlotte Art Collective setup in FLC
Nov 16 - Charlotte Art Collective Holiday Show at Avondale
Nov 17 - Angel Tree - tags ready
Nov 17 - Congregational Meeting – vote on Elders
Nov 17 - Scottish Country Dancing
Nov 18 - ASAP Meeting
Nov 18 - Sacred Space Art - “Sugar My Fancy” begins
Nov 18 - Gathering with Jim
Nov 18 - Kids Café Thanksgiving – RSVP to attend due
Nov 18 - ACC New Teacher begins - Megan Schmidt (Crickets)
Nov 19 - info due for Avondale Newsletter (Ministry reports)
Nov 19 - Genesis Circle
Nov 22 - Kids Café Thanksgiving - with ABC Ministry 
December - Advent, Room In The Inn, Christmas Marketplace, Joyful Noise, and more...
Congregational Meeting - Nov 17
A congregational meeting has been called by the Session on behalf of the Nominating Committee for Sun, Nov 17, following Worship. We will hear and vote on the names being called for Elder class of 2023. 
Kids Café Thanksgiving - Nov 22
They are holding a Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov 22 and YOU are invited to come eat with the kids! You do not have to be approved to volunteer to eat with the kids. Please come! RSVP by Nov 18.
There are also opportunities to pitch-in.
Gatherings with Jim - 3 dates
When Jim Ewing and his family joined us at Avondale in August, we floated the idea of having several in-home, small gatherings where members could get to know our new minister a little better. Now that we’ve celebrated Homecoming, we are ready to get together. Find more details and sign-up to attend here: LINK.
Room In The Inn (RITI) - Dec 1
This winter, on Sunday nights Dec through March, we host our homeless neighbors on our campus for food, fellowship, and rest. Called Room In The Inn (RITI),  this ministry is in partnership with Urban Ministry Center. We welcome all to get involved in helping care for our neighbors. If interested, please call the office or sign-up online RITI sign-up.
Life Skills Workshops - with ABC Ministry
The Avondale-Bethlehem Center (ABC) middle-school teens are learning Life Skills, such as cooking, dressing for success, simple budgeting, and many others. We are seeking individuals to plan and teach one-hour life skills workshops on a variety of topics. Read more and/or sign up.
Joyful Noise - in December
Joyful Noise Christmas will take place on Wednesdays, Dec 4, 11 and 18 at 11 AM at Avondale. This will be for children 6 months to 3 years old. No charge and no sign-up required.  
Sacred Space Art - Nov 18
Interested in gaining tips and secrets of cake decorating? Avondaler, Tiz Benson, owner of TizCo / Tizzerts bakery will teach our next program, “Sugar My Fancy” cake decorating begins Nov 18. It is open to all. Tell friends! Find registration, cost, details on our webpage: www.avondalepresbychurch.org/sacredspace .
Genesis Circle – Nov 19
Genesis Circle meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM. Next gatherings: 
Nov 19 – at Linda Haigh’s home, 5516 Seacroft Rd, Charlotte 28210
Dec 17 – at Trio Restaurant, 10709 McMullen Creek Parkway, Charlotte 28226
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CHRISTMAS AT AVONDALE
ABC ministry
ABC Angel Tree - Nov 17
Christmas is also coming to the ABC Ministry. Soon you’ll see the Angel Tree in the Family Life Center atrium. We invite you to take an ornament to provide a gift for a Bethlehem Center child, or a gift card for a Bethlehem Center family. 
Thank you for sharing your holidays with the ABC families!
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ASAP - Nov 18
We meet Monday at 12 noon in the Fellowship Hall. THIS DATE CHANGE IS DUE TO THANKSGIVING. We ask each member to bring two ornaments for the tree in the Fellowship Hall for our Room In The Inn friends to enjoy. We will also make an ornament and have an opportunity to share a favorite Christmas memory with each other. Please respond promptly when you receive a call. Be sure to bring your flip tabs also. 
PWA Bake Sale - Dec 7
The annual Cookie/Bake Sale for the Presbyterian Women of Avondale will be held in conjunction with the Christmas Marketplace this year. We will have boxed cookies, beautiful filled mugs, famous Jim Bowen's peanut brittle, jams, preserves, and other goodies for sale.  
WE NEED COOKIES MAKERS! If you can make 2 or more dozen cookies for the sale, would you please contact Lyn Sweet or Brenda Coble or sign-up online here. 
Christmas Marketplace - Dec 7
Our first AVONDALE CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE is Sat, Dec 7 from 9 AM -3 PM! We have a wonderful list of creative artisans for our big day! If you know of any other local folks who are artists (fiber, knitters, potters, bakers, canners, painters, photographers, etc..) please tell them about our event and vendor opportunity! If interested, have them contact Lynn Wilkerson or see our webpage. If YOU want to join in this FESTIVE and FUN DAY, please connect with Lynn Wilkerson / email Lynn or call/text 704-965-5757
AVONDALE CHILDREN'S CENTER
ACC Dates:
Angel Tree - Nov 18 - Avondale will have an Angel Tree again this year. Check with the center for details if interested!
ACC Board Mtg - Nov 19
ACC Christmas Show - Dec 19

Avondale Dates (you may be interested in):
Unity Talent Show - Nov 15
Christmas Marketplace - Dec 7
Director Contact Info
Merrily E. Watts, ACC Director
avondalemerrily@gmail.com
Center: 704-377-6960 / Mobile: 309-370-8984

New Teacher next week
The Crickets classroom (older 4s and young 5s) are pleased to will welcome Meagan Schmidt on Nov 18! Read more about Meagan.
FINANCE & STEWARDSHIP
Stewardship & Finance
Dear Avondale Member, The Stewardship Team would like to thank you for your commitment to your 2019 pledges.
As the year is coming to a close, we are busy analyzing where we are financially and thus........ Read full Letter here.

Discuss Pledge
If you would like to discuss your pledge (2019 or 2020) with the pastoral staff... read all/ larger
Pledges are completely confidential.
2020 Pledges : $445,100 (as of 11/10)
  • 101 Families Pledged for 2020
  • 57 Pledge Increases
  • 10 New Pledges
Pledges are completely confidential.

Stewardship will begin reaching out to those who have not yet submitted a pledge card...... read details
DISCIPLES IN ACTION
People of the Week (11/10)
Veterans

Please send a note of loving care.
Steward of the Week (11/10)
Patti Oswald
For her hard work and commitment to keeping our children and youth safe by leading the CYPP class.
AVONDALE CALENDAR
Wednesday, November 6
11:30 am ASAP Planning Team Meeting
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:00 pm Avondale Adventures
6:00 pm ACC Staff Meeting (Fellowship Hall)
6:00 pm Women's Retreat Planning Team (Vanguard)
6:45 pm Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
8:00 pm Band Rehearsal
Thursday, November 7
7:30 am Men's Bible Study
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
Wednesday, November 13
9:00 am The Sunshine Club (Vanguard)
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:00 pm Avondale Adventures
6:45 pm Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
8:00 pm Band Rehearsal
Thursday, November 14
7:30 am Men's Bible Study
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:00 pm Avondale Basketball Practice (FLC)
7:00 pm Bell Choir Rehearsal (Bell Room)
Friday, November 15
7:00 am Men's Breakfast & Bible Study
1:00 pm Charlotte Art Collective Set-up (FLC)
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
6:30 pm Youth Talent Show (Fellowship Hall)
7:00 pm Unity Talent Show
Saturday, November 16
8:00 am Charlotte Art Collective Fall Show (FLC)
9:30 am Havurat Tikvah (Vangaurd)
10:00 am Martial Arts (Fellowship Hall)
Sunday, November 17
7:30 am Worship Band Setup (FLC)
9:30 am Worship Service (FLC)
Congregational Meeting after service
11:00 am Christian Nurture & fellowship programs
12:00 pm Monthly Session Meeting
1:00 pm Scottish Country Dance (FLC)
5:30 pm Youth Group (FLC)
Monday, November 18
9:30 am ACC Soccer Shots (FLC)
12:00 pm ASAP - Avondale Senior Adult Program
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:00 pm Avondale Basketball Practice (FLC)
6:00 pm Sacred Space Art- Cake Decorating (FH)
Tuesday, November 19
9:30 am Staff Meeting-Devotional
10:00 am Chair Yoga (Fellowship Hall)
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:00 pm Avondale Basketball Practice (FLC)
5:30 pm Avondale Children's Center Board Meeting
6:30 pm Genesis Circle
Wednesday, November 20
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:00 pm Avondale Adventures
6:45 pm Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
8:00 pm Band Rehearsal
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
Children's Center: 704-377-6960
www.avondalepresbychurch.org