This Sunday, Nov 10
Sermon: “The Truly Great"
Pastor: Rev. Jim Ewing
We will welcome new members: Stephen Tate, Gina Bailey, and their son Miles Tate (17 months).
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 Group in Action!

Nov 8-10 - Youth Fall Retreat to Camp Grier
Nov 10 – Youth Holiday Sale - orders due link
Nov 15 - Unity Talent Show
Nov 17 - Youth pack Blessing Boxes for ABC Ministry
Dec 7 – Youth Holiday Sale - pick-up orders
Youth Holiday Sale - now to Nov 10
Purchase wreaths, garlands and poinsettias now for Christmas and benefit our youth programming!
Order now or pick-up a form at Avondale (Worship or office). Orders due by Nov 10, 2019.
Order pick-up is Dec 7.
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
Nov 8 - Kids Café with ABC Ministry
Nov 8-10 - Youth Fall Retreat at Camp Grier
Nov 10 - Youth Holiday Sale - orders due
Nov 10 - Welcome New Members
Nov 12 - Circle #5
Nov 12 - Dinner with Friends
Nov 15 - Unity Talent Show
Nov 16 - Charlotte Art Collective Holiday Show at Avondale
Nov 17 - Congregational Meeting – vote on Elders
Nov 17 - Scottish Country Dancing
Nov 17 - Angel Tree (goal to have Angel Tree ready)
Nov 18 - ASAP Meeting
Nov 18 - Sacred Space Art - “Sugar My Fancy” begins
Nov 18 - Kids Café Thanksgiving – RSVP to attend due
Nov 18 - Gathering with Jim (watch for an email this week!)
Nov 18 - ACC New Teacher begins - Megan Schmidt (Crickets)
Nov 19 - Avondale Newsletter - info due
Nov 19 - Genesis Circle
Nov 22 - Kids Café Thanksgiving - with ABC Ministry 
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.
A Kids Café Thanksgiving - Nov 22
You probably already know about Kids Cafe & Birthday Blessings(ABC Ministry) held 2x a month at Avondale. Did you know this ministry does not require volunteer training! Also, Kids Cafe is holding a Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov 22 and YOU are invited! Please RSVP! There are also opportunities to pitch-in.
Cake Decorating with 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 .
Welcome our ACC Director
Please join in welcoming Merrily Watts to Avondale. Her first day as our new Director of the Avondale Children’s Center was Monday, October 28, 2019.
Thank you Taylor French, Jodie Lawson, Rev. Jim Ewing, Stefanie Mitchell and Johnathon Weathers for your contributions in hiring the new director!
New Director Contact Info
Merrily E. Watts, ACC Director
Center: 704-377-6960 / Mobile: 309-370-8984

New Teacher
The Crickets classroom (older 4s and young 5s) are pleased to will welcome Meagan Schmidt on Nov 18! Meagan is an experienced pre-school teacher and double majored in psychology and sociology. Read more about Meagan.
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. 
ASAP Meeting - Nov 18
ASAP meets next on Mon, Nov 18 at 12 noon in the Fellowship Hall. (This is a change in date due to the busy Thanksgiving week.)
We are asking each person to bring TWO Christmas ornaments to decorate the tree in the Fellowship Hall. We will make an ornament for the tree. A delicious meal will be served at noon.
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
Basketball League @Avondale
Avondale webpage
Basketball is open to Girls & Boys, 18 and under.
Scottish Country Dancing
In FLC from 1-3 PM:
Sun, Nov 17; Sat, Nov 23; Please RSVP. Walk-ins welcome.
Dinner with Friends
Nov 12
6:30 PM at O'Charley's Restaurant, 8140 S. Tryon Street, (Whitehall Commons). RSVP? Speak with Susan Thomas or Kay DeArmon at Worship
Christmas Marketplace - Dec 7
Only 31 days until our very first AVONDALE CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE on Sat, Dec 7 from 9 AM -3 PM!
We have a wonderful list of creative artisans for our big day!
I love buying gifts from artisans that I know...it adds so much more meaning to each gift!
If you know of any other local folks who are fiber artists, knitters, potters, bakers, canners, painters, photographers, wood workers or anything in between, please have them contact me for information. Also, if you want to join in this FESTIVE and FUN DAY, just let me know what your creative gift will be and join us!! from, Lynn Wilkerson / Contact:
email Lynn or call/text 704-965-5757
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 : $440,300 (as of 11/3)
  • 98 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
Person of the Week (11/03)
Tina Wilson
12105 Woodside Falls Rd
Pineville, NC 28134
Please send a note of loving care.
Steward of the Week (11/03)
Millie Norris
For her hard work and
dedication in making the Avondale Children’s Center a wonderful place!
Church Triumphant
We extend our Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Ronnie Holm, who entered the Church Triumphant December 31, 2018. To offer condolences, please visit the Becker Funeral Home webpage.
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)
5:00 pm Avondale Basketball Practice (FLC)
7:00 pm Bell Choir Rehearsal (Bell Room)
Friday, November 8
Youth Fall Retreat (Camp Grier)
Bus Reserved-Youth Fall Retreat
7:00 am Men's Breakfast & Bible Study
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
4:30 pm Kids Cafe (FLC)
5:00 pm Avondale Basketball Practice (FLC)
Saturday, November 9
Youth Fall Retreat (Camp Grier)
Sunday, November 10
Youth Fall Retreat (Camp Grier)
7:30 am Worship Band Setup (FLC)
9:30 am Worship Service (FLC)
11:00 am Christian Nurture & fellowship programs
4:30 pm Youth Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
Monday, November 11
Youth Fall Retreat (Camp Grier)
Bus Reserved-Youth Fall Retreat
Veterans Day
9:30 am ACC Soccer Shots (FLC)
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- Jewelry III (Joyful Noise Room)
Tuesday, November 12
9:30 am Staff Meeting
10:00 am Chair Yoga (Fellowship Hall)
12:00 pm ABC Meeting (Conference Room)
1:00 pm Circle #5 (Vangaurd)
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:00 pm Avondale Basketball Practice (FLC)
5:00 pm Disability Ministry (Conference Room)
6:30 pm Dinner with Friends
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