Avondale Avenues
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 Sunday, Oct 6:
World Communion Sunday
Pastor: Rev. Jim Ewing
World Communion Sunday, held annually on the first Sunday of October, is a celebration of the unity of the worldwide church through Christ. Christians in congregations around the world participate in the Lord's Supper.
Coming up at Avondale:
Oct 2 - Member Directory Photo times link
Oct 2 - Avondale Adventures - week 2!
Oct 4 - Bunco*
Oct 5 - Sacred Space Art - Card-Making* link
Oct 6 - CYPP Training RSVP link
Oct 6 - World Wide Communion
Oct 8 - Dinner with Friends*
Oct 12 - Youth Plant Sale order pick-up
Oct 12-13 - Avondale’s BIG 75 th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend: *
Oct 12 - “75 Years of Music” & History Open House
Oct 13 - Worship (11 AM) & Homecoming Luncheon &
History Open House RSVP link
Kids Café is Meals for Kids - next is Oct 11
Kids Café, part of our ABC (Avondale & Bethlehem Center) Ministry has begun. This program serves kids a fresh, warm meal on a Friday, twice a month, before they head home for the weekend. As of right now, this will be hosted  at Avondale  from 4:30 - 6 PM. This is an easy, quick and FUN way to contribute. Sign-up with a friend?
Next dates: Oct 11, Oct 25, Nov 8, Nov 22
Bunco Fun - Oct 4
Bunco meets this Friday at 6:30 PM. Ladies of all ages are invited to join us for Fellowship, Laughter, German and American food, a $5 donation to a mission, and, of course, to play BUNCO. Call Brenda Coble 980-297-4997 if you would like to join in the fun.
Dinner with Friends - Oct 8
This social group enjoys fellowship and food and more on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM, meeting at different restaurant each month. This month, it's Carolina Prime Steakhouse at 225 E Woodlawn Rd. Interested to join, contact Kay DeArmon at 704-421-8721.
Basketball Ministry
Basketball season has begun and registration is open now through Oct. 14. After the 14th, it's late registration and rate. Avondale participates in the Playbook for Life ministries league, providing an opportunity for youth to participate in a Christ-centered team sports program. For details and registration, see our website.
Scottish Country Dancing - at Avondale
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
ASAP - Oct 28 @12 PM
ASAP meets Oct 28 in Fellowship Hall. Our mission for the remainder of the year is to collect flip tabs from cans to contribute to the Ronald McDonald House. Every 4 lbs. of tabs will help a family be near their child during difficult times. We ask all our congregation to help us collect! Give your flip tabs to an ASAP member or office. Many thanks for your help.
Sacred Space Art Programs - next Oct 5
A fun Card-Making class will be held this Sat, from 9 AM to 12 PM. See details, sign-up, invite a friend! Link
Check out all the excellent offerings taught by several of the talented people in our Avondale community- jewelry, collage, card-making, painting and cake decorating. This program is open to the public. Spread the news.
In case you missed it...
- Gleaning Ministry  link  
- Eastern NC Mission Trip - Oct 25-28   link
- New Directory & Member Photos Project  link 
- CYPP Program & Training info link 
- Women's Retreat  link 
Community at Avondale
Feeling blessed here on Park Road:
Soccer Shots, Bethlehem Center TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program, Girl Scouts, Chair Yoga, Havurat Tikvah, 
A2B Coaching, Martial Arts, Shared Listening Class, The Sunshine Club....
Trunk or Treat
Thurs, Oct 24 @5:30 PM in church parking lot for ACC & church preschool aged children. Evening kicks-off with parade. Parents & friends, come in costume with vehicle trunk decorated & candy ready!
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.
2020 Stewardship
Thank you to everyone for their pledges.
Stay tuned for an update next week. 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.
Homecoming Weekend Celebrating Our 75th Anniversary
Sat, Oct 12 - "75 Years of Music" & History Open House
4 PM in the Sanctuary, Refreshments follow and history displays throughout campus.
Sun, Oct 13 - Worship at 11 AM followed by our Homecoming Luncheon* & History Open House continues
*PLEASE RSVP if you are attending the luncheon! Having a head count is essential for food and table and chairs rental.
Find more details here and stay tuned for special email coming!
Volunteer with Homecoming
Volunteers are needed to help with the Anniversary 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. 
People of the Week (9/29)
Family of Molly Carver
c/o Mr. Billie MacClary
135 Roger Drive
Salisbury, NC 28147
Please send a note of loving care!
Stewards of the Week (9/29)
Ted Todd and Laura Meier
For their faithful leadership
of the Stewardship Committee

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 was held September 28 at Avondale.
Wednesday, October 2
9:00 am - The Sunshine Club (Vanguard) - connected to our ABC Ministry
11:30 am - ASAP Planning Team Meeting
2:00 pm - Lifetouch Make-Up Pictures (FH)
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, October 3
7:30 am - Men's Bible Study
11:00 am - Staff Meeting-Administrative
2:30 pm - TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
6:30 pm - Banner Making (Library)
7:00 pm - Bell Choir Rehearsal (Bell Room)
7:00 pm - Mission Meeting (Conference Room)
Friday, October 4
7:00 am - Men's Breakfast & Bible Study
9:00 am - Rental: CRM Staff Retreat (Fellowship Hall)
2:30 pm - TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
6:30 pm - Bunco (Fellowship Hall)
Saturday, October 5
9:00 am - Sacred Space Art-Card Making Workshop (Joyful Noise)
Sunday, October 6
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)
5:30 pm - Youth Group (FLC)
Monday, October 7
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)
6:00 pm - Girl Scouts Information Meeting (Children's Classrooms)
Tuesday, October 8
9:30 am - Staff Meeting-Devotional
10:00 am - Chair Yoga (Fellowship Hall)
1:00 pm - Havurat Tikvah (Fellowship Hall)
2:30 pm - TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:30 pm - Havurat Tikvah (Fellowship Hall)
6:30 pm - Dinner with Friends
7:00 pm - ABC Team Meeting
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