AVONDALE IN ACTION
This Sunday, Oct 20
Sermon - “What Does the Lord Require of You”
Pastor: Rev. Jim Ewing
Scripture: Micah 6: 1-8
We encourage you to read Scripture this week and discuss in your homes what God's word to us might be from this passage.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE STEWARDS, PARTICIPANTS AND GUESTS
WHO MADE OUR HOMECOMING WEEKEND SO SPECIAL!!
Oct 18 - ACC Fall Festival
Oct 19 - Scottish Country Dancing 
Oct 24 - ACC Trunk or Treat
Oct 25 - Kids Café with ABC Ministry
Oct 25-28 - Eastern NC Work Camp
Oct 28 - ASAP
Nov 1 - Bunco
Nov 2 - Sacred Space Art - Acrylic Painting begins
Nov 3 - PWA Tea
Nov 5 - Taizé Prayer Service 
Stewardship
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 gently reminding our membership to make an effort to complete their pledges. Please find your 3rd quarter statement [in the mail or your email this week]. If you are unable to fulfill your 2019 pledge by December, please let Jacqueline Howells know as soon as you can (jacqueline@avondalepresbychurch.org)...... continues... READ THE LETTER HERE.
Scottish Country Dancing - Oct 19
Would you like to have fun and stay fit? Can you tell your right hand from your left? Then Scottish country dancing could be for you! Come enjoy an exciting and energetic activity for you or the whole family. It's also a great way to keep in touch with our Scottish (Presbyterian) heritage! Join us in the Family Life Center from 1-3 PM on these dates:
- Sat, Oct 19  - Sat, Nov 2  - Sun, Nov 17  - Sat, Nov 23
Please RSVP . Walk-ins also welcome. Friends and family welcome too! Fun for most all ages. Questions? Speak with Arthur Baum
Reading Buddies
The Reading Buddy program for 2019 will begin shortly at Sedgefield Middle. If you want to help a middle school student learn how to read better.. do let Mike Love know at email or call the church office at 704-333-6194. We know you want to share your love of reading with a student, yes?
Avondale Work Camp - Oct 25-28
Hello Avondalers, Have you signed-up for the Work Camp in Eastern NC coming soon? If yes, please find a "What to Bring" list here and a Volunteer Packet here with 3 forms we need to you to read/sign/turn in.
If you haven't signed-up, but are interested, find more details here. This work trip is open to Avondalers and friends and ages 14 and up.
Basketball League - Registration & Season
The Avondale "Playbook for Life" basketball league is open for registration. Find details here .
League teams begin practicing early November. Games begin early December. Play goes through early March.
Basketball is open to Girls & Boys, 18 and under. Know someone who may be interested to play? Share on Facebook!
Dinner with Friends - Nov 12
The next gathering of old and new friends is Tues, Nov 12 at O'Charley's Restaurant, 8140 S. Tryon Street, (Whitehall Commons). Women are invited to join for dinner at 6:30 PM. Questions? Want to RSVP? Speak with Susan Thomas or Kay DeArmon at worship.
Sacred Space Art Programs
The next programs are “Acrylic Painting” beginning November 2 and “Sugar My Fancy” cake decorating beginning November 18. These great programs are open to all. Invite a friend! For registration and details, see the webpage: www.avondalepresbychurch.org/sacredspace.
ASAP Dates
Oct 28 – ASAP monthly meeting
Nov 18 – ASAP monthly meeting
Dec 12 - ASAP trip - “A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas”
Dec 16 - ASAP monthly meeting
Please help us collect flip tabs from cans to contribute to the Ronald McDonald House. Give yours to an ASAP member or the office. Many thanks for your help!
AVONDALE CHILDREN'S CENTER
An ACC Update!
-Letter from Wendy
-October Calendar & Menu
-Job Openings

ACC's Fall Festival is this friday!
HALLOWEEN!
Trunk or Treat - Thurs, Oct 24 @5:30 PM in church parking lot for ACC & church preschool aged children.
Halloween Classroom Parties - Thurs, Oct 31 are the Classroom Halloween Parties! Staff and children
are invited to dress up, if they so choose!
FINANCE MINISTRY
Member Statements
Our 3rd Quarter Statements are going out this week. Please check your mailbox (email or mailed copy) for your statement.
If you have yet to pledge for 2020, it’s not too late! Find a pledge card here . Please turn in to the office or Jacqueline . Our stewardship is vitally important to fulfill the ministry and mission vision we have for the church.

2020 Pledges :
$416,000 (as of 10/14)
DISCIPLES IN ACTION
People of the Week (10/13)
The many friends of Avondale who
traveled to be here
and celebrate 75 years!
Stewards of
the Week (10/13)
The many stewards
who made homecoming weekend
a wonderful and festive time!
Church Triumphant
With heavy heart, we share that Harry Greyard's mother joined the church triumphant this morning. We will share details when we have them.
AVONDALE CALENDAR
Wednesday, October 16
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
5:00 pm ABC Cooking Class (FH Kitchen)
6:45 pm Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
8:00 pm Band Rehearsal
Thursday, October 17
7:30 am Men's Bible Study
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:30 pm G22 Basketball LLC (FLC)
7:00 pm Bell Choir Rehearsal (Bell Room)
Friday, October 18
7:00 am Men's Breakfast & Bible Study
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
3:00 pm ACC Fall Festival (FH and Courtyard)
Saturday, October 19
10:00 am Barbershop (Fellowship Hall)
10:00 am Martial Arts (Fellowship Hall)
1:00 pm Scottish Country Dance Class (FLC)
Sunday, October 20
7:30 am Worship Band Setup (FLC)
9:30 am Worship Service (FLC)
11:00 am Christian Nurture & fellowship programs
2:00 pm A2B Coaching (FLC)
4:30 pm Youth Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
5:30 pm Youth Group (FLC)
Monday, October 21
9:30 am ACC Soccer Shots (FLC)
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
6:00 pm Sacred Space Art- Junk Journals (Joyful Noise Room)
Tuesday, October 22
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)
5:30 pm Avondale Children's Center Board Meeting
6:00 pm A2B Coaching (FLC)
7:00 pm Shared Listening Class (Sabbath House)
Wednesday, October 23
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)
7:00 pm Shared Listening Class (Lounge)
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