AVONDALE IN ACTION
This Sunday, Oct 27
Sermon: “Blessed to be a Blessing"
Pastor: Rev. Jim Ewing
Special Offering: 10 Cents-A-Meal
Scripture: Genesis 12: 1 - 7
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 CHILDREN'S CENTER
Halloween Trunk or Treat - Oct 24
ACC and Avondale families are invited for scary-good fun this Thurs, Oct 24 @5:30 PM in the church parking lot as our
ACC and church preschool-aged children have a parade and then go "Trunk or Treat"-ing! We ask parents and friends to come in
costume, if possible, and with your vehicle trunk decorated and candy ready! Need ideas ?
Great News from ACC!
Parents, Staff, and members of the Avondale Community:
Please join me in welcoming Merrily Watts as our new Director of the Avondale Presbyterian Church Children’s Center! Merrily comes to us with over 15 years of early childcare administrative experience and more than 24 years of experience working in early childhood education......  Read the letter here.
#FeelingGrateful
We are grateful and thankful for all those who gave of their time and expertise in the search and hiring process of the new ACC director.

Halloween Classroom Parties
Thurs, Oct 31 at the ACC are the Classroom Halloween Parties! Staff and children
are invited to dress up, if they so choose!
AVONDALE IN ACTION
Oct 24 - ACC Trunk or Treat
Oct 25 - Kids Café with ABC Ministry
Oct 25-28 - Eastern NC Work Camp
Oct 28 - ASAP Meeting
Nov 1 - Bunco
Nov 2 - Sacred Space Art - Acrylic Painting begins
Nov 2 - Scottish Country Dancing
Nov 3 - PWA Tea
Nov 3- All Saints Day
Nov 5 - Taizé Prayer Service
Kids Café and Birthday Blessings - Oct 25
This Fri, Oct 25 in the FLC. Last time, we had over 40 children! This is a wonderful way to serve and build relationship with our ABC ministry and families. This does not require volunteer training! If interested, here is the sign-up genius or speak with Kay Chelena.   Click here to enlarge the picture!
Avondale Work Camp - Oct 25-28
  • We have a team of Avondalers heading to White Lake, NC for a Work Camp this weekend. This past Sunday, we had a Commissioning and Blessing for the participants and we ask you to please keep them in your prayers.
  • If you have signed-up for the Work Camp, please find a "What to Bring" list here and a Volunteer Packet here with 3 forms we need 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, ages 14 and up. Join in for any portion of the Fri-Mon trip you are able to!
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.
Women of the Church Gather - Nov 3
Following Worship on Sun, Nov 3, women of the church are encouraged to gather in the Fellowship Hall for tea and learn more about the circles and missions of the PWA (Presbyterian Women of Avondale). 
ASAP - Oct 28
ASAP will meet this coming Monday at noon in the Fellowship Hall. We will enjoy a program of music provided by Cameron Moore. He will sing some of his original songs and share stories about the songs. Hope we have a LARGE GROUP in attendance! Please bring your flip tabs. 
Acrylic Painting with Sacred Space Art - Nov 2
The next programs are “Acrylic Painting” beginning Nov 2 and “Sugar My Fancy” cake decorating beginning Nov 18.
These great programs are open to all. Invite a friend!
For registration and details, see the webpage: www.avondalepresbychurch.org/sacredspace .
Reading Buddies
The Reading Buddy program for 2019 is beginning at Sedgefield Middle. If you want to help a middle school student learn how to read better.. do let Mike Love know via email, or speak with him on a Sunday, or call the church office at 704-333-6194. We know you want to share your love of reading with a student, yes?
Scottish Country Dancing - Nov 2
Would you like to have fun and stay fit? Then Scottish country dancing could be for you! Come enjoy an exciting, 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, 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
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?
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.
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
Help us collect can flip tabs to contribute to the Ronald McDonald House. Give yours to an ASAP member or the office. Many thanks for your help!
FINANCE & STEWARDSHIP
Member Statements
Our 3rd Quarter Statements went out last 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 : $426,800 (as of 10/20)
  • 91 Families Pledged
  • 55 Pledge Increases this year
  • 8 New Pledges since last update
Stewardship Letter & Update
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 last week]. If you are unable to fulfill your 2019 pledge by December, please let Jacqueline Howells know as soon as you can...... READ THE LETTER HERE.
DISCIPLES IN ACTION
Person of the Week (10/20)
Wendy Campbell
1031 Courtland Drive
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Please send a note of loving care.
Stewards of the Week (10/20)
The Avondale Music Ministry
for the beautiful
"75 Years of Music” event!
Church Triumphant
It is with deep sadness that we share that Mary Greyard, mother of Harry Greyard, has joined the Church Triumphant. Mary passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019. For obituary and more details, click link below.
(STILL) THANKFUL FOR ALL THE STEWARDS, PARTICIPANTS AND GUESTS
WHO MADE OUR HOMECOMING WEEKEND SO SPECIAL!!
AVONDALE CALENDAR
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)
8:00 pm Band Rehearsal
Thursday, October 24
7:30 am Men's Bible Study
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
4:00 pm ACC Trunk or Treat (Parking Lot)
7:00 pm Bell Choir Rehearsal (Bell Room)
Friday, October 25
Work-Camp in Eastern, NC (Bus Reserved)
Orange Day (End Violence Against Women Campaign)
7:00 am Men's Breakfast & Bible Study
11:30 am ACC Board of Pensions Meeting (Fellowship Hall)
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
4:30 pm Kids Cafe & Birthday Blessings (FLC Kitchen & FH))
Saturday, October 26
Work-Camp in Eastern, NC
Sunday, October 27
Work-Camp in Eastern, NC
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, October 28
Work-Camp in Eastern, NC
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)
6:00 pm Sacred Space Art- Junk Journals (Joyful Noise Room)
Tuesday, October 29
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)
7:00 pm Congregational Life (Library)
Wednesday, October 30
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
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