Avondale Worship
We invite you to worship with us on Sundays at 9:30 AM. Find the broadcast link in your Sunday Worship Bulletin email.

Sun, Sept 6
"Time for a Change" with Rev. Jim Ewing

Passing the Peace
We invite you to Pass the Peace to another Avondaler during Sunday Worship.
"May the peace of Christ be with you."
"And also with you."

In case you missed it:

Worship Service -Sun, Aug 30
Faith & Politics
Part 3: "Blessed are the Peacemakers"
Jonah 3: 1 - 4:2 (NIV)
See the Bulletin for Rally Day sharing of Small Group information at Avondale. Find new and beloved offerings.

Taizé Service - Sept 1
Tonight! It's the Avondale Social on Zoom
Tune in via phone, computer or tablet and find out who else is at the party. This Wednesday night social continues to be a great time of connecting with our Avondale family. Join us for fun conversation and laughs!
Save the date of every other Wed @7 PM. Click this NEW Zoom Link tonight at 7 PM! Or use these identifiers:
Meeting ID: 837 3944 9195
Passcode: 854844
Morning Devotional with Avondale
Beginning Mon, Sept 14 at 7 AM and continuing every weekday, we will offer a morning devotional and prayer on Zoom. These will last about 10 minutes with an opportunity to fellowship following. Interested? Find more details and the Zoom link in our Rally Day email sharing of small groups.
Also find news of Men's Bible Study, a Men's Bible Study with Rev. Jim Ewing, Mystics Class and more!
Youth Group Returns!
The Kick-off was Sun, Aug 30 with a day of fun at Avondale. The Sunday evening Youth Group gatherings begin Sept 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
Youth Group:
We are going to do things a little differently this fall to follow the guidelines set forth by Avondale’s reopening task force. Both Middle School and High School will meet at the same time but they will eat and play games separately, allowing for more physical distancing. Also as much as possible, we will locate activities outside. We will adjust as the year goes on.
Playbook for Life
The basketball league Avondale partners with annually, Playbook for Life, has decided at this time to cancel basketball for the 2020-2021 season due to COVID-19. This was a hard decision for the league; however, they feel that the safety of all is of utmost importance and look toward the 2021-2022 season with great hope. 
Music Ministry at Avondale
Worship Choir will be having virtual choir rehearsals on YouTube Live beginning Sept 2. There will be four other singers with Rich Stanley so choir members at home will have people to sing along with.
Handbells will begin rehearsals on Sept 3. They will be rehearsing outside and will be working on music to record for worship.
Bethlehem Center Shares Big News
Bethlehem Center is celebrating 80 years and has a BIG announcement! Please take a moment to hear from Williem McDonald, CEO and watch the video.
ABC Ministry Update
The kids are meeting a few days a week in the FLC.
ACC 2020-2021 School Year:
The children are transitioning this week, getting ready for the new school year beginning Sept 8! Fri, Sept 4 is Teacher Work Day and Mon, Sept 7 we are closed for Labor Day.
The ACC had a super fun week last week with
Mon: Cool Shades/Silly Sunglasses*
Tues: Crazy Hair Day
Wed: Tacky Day
Thurs: Dress Up as your fave character/ or person
Fri: PJ Day
The Novant Health Breast Center Mobile will be at the ACC on Thurs, Sept 17. Appointment slots available now from 11:30 AM to 3:15 PM. Open to all.
Interested? See/email Merrily at email.
New Christian Nurture Groups!
See the list shared on Rally Day for details and sign-up, where needed.
Aug 30 - Rally Day
Aug 30 - Youth Group- Kick-off
Aug 31 - Avondale Adventures- registration closed
Aug 31-Sept 3 – ACC transition week
Sept 1 - Taizé Prayer Service
Sept 2 - Avondale Social on Zoom
Sept 2 - Choir rehearsals resume
Sept 3 - Handbell rehearsals resume
Sept 6 - Youth Group- no gathering for Labor Day
Sept 7 - Labor Day - office closed
Sept 8 - ACC new school year begins
Sept 9 - Avondale Adventures- first night
Sept 13 - Stewardship- Kick-Off Sunday
Sept 13 - Youth Group- Sundays @5:30 PM
Sept 14 - Morning Devotionals begin - see Rally Day email
Sept 15 - info due for Avondale Newsletter
Sept 16 - Avondale Social on Zoom
Sept 17 - Novant Health Breast Center Mobile at ACC- RSVP for a mammogram
Sept 22 - Avondale Newsletter published
Sept 27 - Stewardship- Dedication Sunday
Sept 30 - Avondale Social on Zoom
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Avondale deposits are being made every other Tuesday.
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Church Triumphant
With deep sadness we share that Mrs. Evelyn Crossley, mother of Janet Harrison, joined the Church Triumphant Monday, August 24, 2020. A celebration of life was held Saturday, August 29. View her obituary here.
Send a note of love and care: Harrison Family, 11242 Canoe Cove Lane, Huntersville, NC 28078
Church Triumphant
It is with deep sadness that we share that Mr. Aidan Sweet, grandson of Lyn Sweet, joined the Church Triumphant Friday, August 21, 2020. A celebration of life was held Thursday, August 27.
Send a note of love and care: Lyn Sweet, 2615 Wensley Drive, Charlotte, NC 28210
Church Triumphant
With deep sadness we share that Mr. Randy Moore, father of Marilyn Nolan, joined the Church Triumphant Saturday, August 1, 2020. A celebration of life was held Friday, August 2. View his obituary here.
Send a note of love and care: Marilyn Nolan, 1431 Larkfield Lane, Charlotte, NC 28210
Member News - A Marriage
Greg and Kelsey Medlin were married on July 18, 2020 in a beautiful, but much smaller than intended, ceremony. Debi Medlin is the groom’s mother. The newlyweds are currently living in Nebraska.
Member News - A Birth
Mollie Rochelle Freeze was born on August 9, 2020 to Emily and Alex Freeze. Chick and Mary Martin are the proud grandparents!
Member News - A Birth
Harper Lynn Daniel arrived around 4:15 AM, Friday morning, August 14, 2020. She was 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and 19 inches long. "Mother and daughter are fine though I think the father (Max Daniel) is in a bit of shock!" Lynn and Laura are the happy grandparents.
A few Member Birthdays
Mike Love - August 21
Francis McNair – August 26 (celebrating #94)
Rogers Magee – August 30
Sandy Brodof – September 1
Stewart Farris – September 3
Brenda Coble – September 9
Joanne Sahlie – September 15
Sharon McGinn – September 25
See All the birthdays in our newsletter. www.avondalepresbychurch.org/current-newsletter
Prayer Requests
Michael Booher; Jacqueline Howells; Delia McCloskey; Carl, Dee Dee and Lilly McDonald; Deidrea Pavlin; Floyd Privette; The Family of Michael Morales; The Reed Family; Lyn Sweet; The Family of Lucy Wiley; The teachers, staff and families of the Bethlehem Center: Justin Higgins, Keosha Misenheimer, Sylvia Bidgood, Georgett Johnson, Cecilia Thompson and Lashaundra Bradley.

Member Concerns
If you know of any member concerns or needs, please email Jim or call the church office and leave a message.
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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
Avondale Children's Center: 704-377-6960