AVONDALE WORSHIP
This Sunday, Nov 3
REMINDER! Time changes this weekend.
Sermon: “The Meaning of Success"
Pastor: Rev. Jim Ewing
We encourage you to read Scripture this week and discuss in your homes what God's word to us might be from this passage.
All Saints Day! We will recognize the faithful who have gone before us and honor the loved ones, giving thanks for their lives.
AVONDALE CHILDREN'S CENTER
#FeelingGrateful
A warm welcome to Merrily Watts, our new Avondale Children’s Center director. Merrily boasts over 15 years of early childcare administrative experience and has been working in early childhood education for over 24 years. In addition to Merrily's outstanding qualifications, she brings an outgoing and positive attitude, along with a warm and loving personality.
Thank you Taylor French, Jodie Lawson, Rev. Jim Ewing, Stefanie Mitchell and Johnathon Weathers for your hard work! 
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.

Contact Info:
Merrily E. Watts, ACC Director
avondalemerrily@gmail.com
Center: 704-377-6960
Mobile: 309-370-8984
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!

pictured: ACC Trunk or Treat parade
AVONDALE IN ACTION
Nov 1 - Bunco
Nov 2 - Sacred Space Art - Acrylic Painting begins
Nov 2 - Scottish Country Dancing
Nov 3 - Daylight Saving Time "fall back"
Nov 3 - PWA Tea
Nov 3- All Saints Day
Nov 4 - Basketball practices begin
Nov 5 - General Election polling at Avondale
Nov 5 - Taizé Prayer Service
Nov 8-10 - Youth Fall Retreat to Camp Grier
Nov 10 – Youth Holiday Sale - orders due
Nov 12 - Circle #5
Nov 12 - Dinner with Friends
Nov 12 - Youth Group's "Unity Talent Show"
Nov 16 - Charlotte Art Collective Holiday Show at Avondale (Rental)
Nov 17- Congregational Meeting – vote on Elders 
pictured above: 2012 PWA Spring Gathering
Women of the Church Gather - Nov 3
Following Worship this 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). 
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 .
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.
Avondale Youth Group in Action!
Nov 8-10 - Youth Fall Retreat to Camp Grier
Nov 10 – Youth Holiday Sale - orders due
Nov 15 - Unity Talent Show*
Nov 17 - Youth pack Blessing Boxes for ABC Ministry

*ANNOUNCING: Youth Group Stewardship Project -
Unity Talent Show
Fri, Nov 15 in the Fellowship Hall at Avondale Pres
Doors open 6:30 PM, show begins 7 PM
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. 
A Kids Café Thanksgiving - with ABC Ministry
You probably already know about Kids Cafe & Birthday Blessings 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.
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.
Basketball League
Registration & more
The Avondale "Playbook for Life" basketball league registration is still open.
Basketball is open to Girls & Boys, 18 and under.
Scottish Country Dancing
Would you like to have fun? This could be for you!
In the FLC from 1-3 PM:
Sat, Nov 2; Sun, Nov 17; Sat, Nov 23; Please RSVP. Walk-ins, friends, family also welcome! Questions? Speak with Arthur Baum
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.
Avondale Christmas Marketplace & Village
It's getting exciting...only 6 weeks until our very first AVONDALE CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE & Village on Saturday, December 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
FINANCE & STEWARDSHIP
Stewardship & Finance
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.

- CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES: If you would like envelopes for weekly/monthly giving, please alert Jacqueline Howells by Nov 1.
- REACHING OUT TO THOSE WHO have not yet submitted a pledge card...
- DISCUSS PLEDGE: If you would like to discuss your pledge (2019 or 2020) with the pastoral staff... read all/ larger

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........ Read full Letter here.
2020 Pledges : $432,700 (as of 10/27)
  • 96 families have pledged for 2020
  • 55 pledge increases
DISCIPLES IN ACTION
Person of the Week (10/27)
Harry Greyard
3410 Windsor Drive
Charlotte, NC 28209
Please send a note of loving care.
Stewards of the Week (10/27)
Our members currently
serving those effected by
hurricanes in Eastern, NC.
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.
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.
AVONDALE CALENDAR
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
Thursday, October 31
Halloween
7:30 am Men's Bible Study
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
7:00 pm Bell Choir Rehearsal (Bell Room)
Friday, November 1
7:00 am Men's Breakfast & Bible Study
2:30 pm TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
6:30 pm Bunco (Fellowship Hall)
Saturday, November 2
9:30 am Sacred Space Art- Acrylic Painting Continues (Joyful Noise Room)
1:00 pm Scottish Country Dance (FLC)
(tonight before bed, change clocks!)
Sunday, November 3
Daylight Saving Time ends
7:30 am Worship Band Setup (FLC)
9:30 am Worship Service (FLC)
11:00 am Property Ministry Meeting (FLC)
11:00 am Christian Nurture & fellowship programs
11:00 am PWA TEA Circle Inquiry Meeting (Fellowship Hall)
4:30 pm Youth Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
5:30 pm Youth Group (FLC)
Monday, November 4
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- Junk Journals (Joyful Noise Room)
Tuesday, November 5
Bus Reserved-TLC Out of School
7:00 am General Election (FLC)
9:30 am Staff Meeting-Administrative
10:00 am Chair Yoga (Fellowship Hall)
7:00 pm Taizé Prayer Service
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 Women's Retreat Planning Team (Vanguard)
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