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Avondale eNews                                          Sept 18, 2019
AVONDALE IN ACTION
This Sunday, Sept 22:
"Resources and Relationships" 
Guest Pastor:  Rev. Veronica Cannon

Scripture:  Luke 16: 1-13   link
We encourage you to read Scripture this week and discuss with others what God's word to us might be.
picture: Avondale Adventures Feb 2018
This Week at Avondale:
Sept 18 - Avondale Adventures - Parent Meeting* 
Sept 18 Newsletter Ministry updates due*

Avondale Newsletter     Sept 18
Ministries, please send a report  of recent works  and upcoming actions to Caroline  to be included in our next newsletter sent to all members and friends of Avondale. A look back...
ASAP News     Sept 23
Our next ASAP (Avondale Senior Adult Program) is this coming Monday at noon. Bring pop tabs you have.  
For ASAP in December, we've got two dates. Dec 12 is our trip to  "A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas". If interested in tickets, contact Olivia Magee by Oct 15.  The ASAP December meeting is on the 18th. 
Avondale Adventures     begins Sept 25
Calling children, 5th grade to ages 3 years old, to join our next Adventure! The fun begins Sept 25 and registration is open now.  Please spread the word to friends and family about the fun to be had Wednesday nights at Avondale. Dinner is served for the whole family. Find details:
Sunday School        Sept 29 begins new...
Sabbath House Sunday School class will begin a discussion of "Not Your White Jesus, Following a Radical Refugee Messiah" by Sheri Faye Rosendahl starting Sun, Sept 29 at 11 AM Contact Susan Brandau, pixedust@bellsouth.net for more information. Join us in the Sabbath House room.
Kids Café Sign-Up     begins Sept 27
Kids Café, part of our ABC (Avondale & Bethlehem Center) Ministry, begins soon. 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. Next dates: Sept 27, Oct 11, Oct 25.  Sign-up with a friend?! E mail Ann Sanders and Kay Chelena
Member Photos for Directory     Oct 2
Thank you to all who had their picture taken for the directory. Good news if you missed it... we were able to add another day! YOUR picture is still wanted for the new pictorial member directory. Sign-up today as spaces are limited. Picture Sign-Up Call Jessica in the office if spaces have filled.  Reminder that each individual/ family  photographed (with LifeTouch on campus) will receive a FREE directory and 8x10 photo. 
Staff News    
- Rich Stanley is on vacation this week. He'll be at Worship this Sunday. Happy Birthday, Rich!! (Sept 20th)
- Jim Ewing will be out next week at a conference. 
- Jacqueline Howells' new schedule is: Mon, Tues, and Thurs, 9 AM to 3 PM.
- Zachary "Ziggy" Barjona, our Basketball Program Coordinator, has begun basketball planning. The season runs Sept - March. 
Maybe YOU can be included in our next art exhibit?! Check out the excellent offerings. Jewelry, collage, card-making, painting and cake decorating will be taught by several of the talented people in our Avondale community. This program is open to the public. Find details at  www.avondalepresbychurch.org/sacredspace.
Chili Cook-off -  POSTPONED to Winter 2020
- Gleaning Ministry link  
- Homecoming Weekend details - Oct 12-13 link
- Eastern NC Mission Trip - Oct 25-28 link
- Join Music Ministry link
- Contribution envelopes... if you don't need them.. link
AVONDALE CHILDREN'S CENTER
Job Posting from ACC
We invite you to read and SHARE
the job announcement from ACC.
Children's Center Director Job Posting
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.
FINANCE MINISTRY
Average Weekly Pledges: $8,319 as of 9/15/19
Needed Weekly Pledges: $8,611 for 2019
Please share your 2020 pledge before/on Dedication Sunday on Sept 29. Refreshments will be shared following Worship. See details below about our 2020 campaign.  Thank you for any consideration and gifts you can offer.   Peace in Christ, The Stewardship Committee
CELEBRATING 75 YEARS
We are seeking memorabilia for our Homecoming! 
If any Avondalers have any wedding memorabilia from their wedding at Avondale, will you please contact Joy Callaway? Her number is (704) 533-2966. We are putting together an Avondale weddings display for homecoming and are looking for dresses, pictures, etc!
DISCIPLES IN ACTION
Person of the Week (Sept 15)
Laura Daniel
4435 Darventry Ct
Charlotte, NC 28226
Send a note of care.
Stewards of the Week (Sept 15)
The volunteers 
who helped with the 
pictorial directory!
babies_playing_music.jpg
Nursery Volunteers 
Our nursery is growing and we are looking for a few new
volunteers to help during Worship and the Sunday School hour. If you are interested, please contact Dee Dee McDonald. Via email or call (704) 975-7085.
Women's Retreat      
Ladies, it's time to begin to plan the Avondale Women's Retreat scheduled for March 13 -15, 2020. 
Would you like to be on the planning committee? We need about 5 to 6 people to begin planning in September.  Please contact Betty Chambers (704-588-6698) to join. And mark your calendars to attend!
AVONDALE AT WORK
Wednesday, September 18
Avondale Children's Center - Family Pictures with Lifetouch (Fellowship Hall)
2:30 pm    TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
6:00 pm    Avondale Adventures - Leader Meeting
6:45 pm    Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
7:00 pm    Avondale Adventures - Parent Meeting (FH)
8:00 pm    Band Rehearsal
Thursday, September 19
Avondale Children's Center - Family Pictures with Lifetouch (Fellowship Hall)
7:30 am    Men's Bible Study
2:30 pm    TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
No Bell Choir this week - Rich is on vacation! (Happy birthday, Rich!)
Friday, September 20
7:00 am    Men's Breakfast & Bible Study
2:30 pm    TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
Saturday, September 21
no Avondale events on calendar
Sunday, September 22
7:30 am    Worship Band Setup (FLC)
9:30 am    Worship Service (FLC) - Guest Pastor: Rev. Veronica Cannon
11:00 am    Christian Nurture & fellowship programs
4:30 pm  Youth Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
5:30 pm    Youth Group (FLC)
Monday, September 23
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    Girl Scouts Meeting (Fellowship Hall)
Tuesday, September 24
Newsletter - published tomorrow!
10:00 am    Chair Yoga (Fellowship Hall)
2:30 pm    TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
Wednesday, September 25
Orange Day (End Violence Against Women Campaign)
2:30 pm    TLC Out of School Time Enrichment Program (follows CMS schedule)
5:00 pm    Avondale Adventures - begins
6:45 pm    Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
8:00 pm    Band Rehearsal
Thursday, September 26
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)
TO RESERVE A ROOM OR THE BUS: 
Please contact the Office  or submit a request online  
(see Space Request form) or email us.
SESSION 
Elders Emeriti
David Hall
Cindy McKenzie
Class of 2019
John Magee
Patti Oswald
Jessica Shanks
Class of 2020
Zach Chambers
Jennifer Patterson
Jackie Shannon
Class of 2021
Nancy Bohrer
Alice Cuviello
Rich Worf
D.J. Saleeby - Clerk of Session
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