AVONDALE IN ACTION
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 13
It's Kick-Off Sunday! Our series on Stewardship begins with Rev. Jim Ewing.
"Possessions"

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

In case you missed it:

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

Sun, Aug 30 - RALLY DAY!
Faith & Politics
Part 3: "Blessed are the Peacemakers"
Jonah 3: 1 - 4:2 (NIV)
Our Stewardship giving campaign kicks-off this Sunday, September 13!
We invite you to come by the church this Sunday between 10:45 AM and 12:45 PM to receive your packet. Visit the table set-up outside of the Family Life Center. See you there!
This Week at Avondale
Avondale Adventures begins tonight!
Sun, Sept 13 - it's
Kick-Off Sunday
Stewardship Drive-Through @10:45-12:45
Session Meeting @12 PM
Youth Group begins @5:30 PM
Morning Devotionals begin Monday @7 AM
Newsletter time - info due Tues, Sept 15
Avondale Social on Zoom on Wed @7 PM
Men's Bible Study with Rev. Jim Ewing
When God pours out his love, our parched lives are revived and our thirsty souls satisfied. What is the
secret of receiving more of God's love and of giving it freely to others? The book of 1 John calls us back to the
basics of loving God and one another. This six week Bible study lets you explore life-changing topics from a biblical perspective in community with others in your small group. Challenging questions encourage you to reflect on Scripture and its impact on your life, both as an individual and as part of a community of Christ followers.
Women's Study Group
Our next Women's Study Group begins Sept 24 at 8 PM.
Join with other Avondale women as we dive deep into the Book of Jonah. From this study, you will walk away with not only a deeper understanding of God's character, a God who is gracious and compassionate, "slow to anger and abounding in love" (Jonah 4:2), whose mercy extends to ALL people, but also a clear sense of our own call and mission in the world. We will meet on Zoom on Thursdays at 8 PM for 5-6 weeks. Our focus will be on HOW to study your Bible, and will include a brief teaching followed by small group discussion. We are an inter-generational group, all ages are welcome.
Morning Devotional begins Monday!
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 or email us for the link.
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.
ACC New School Year
Tues, Sept 8 was the first day of the new 2020-21 school year. The children have transitioned to the new classes for their age.

ACC Spirit Week
The ACC had a super fun Spirit Week! The children enjoyed lots of dress-up and silly fun. See pics of the kids HERE!

Easy ACC Fundraisers
If you shop at Harris Teeter and/or Amazon, your purchases can benefit ACC. The small kick-backs can add up to a lot! Find details HERE!
Schedule your Mammogram at Avondale
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.
Gifts of Stock and IRA
Gifts of stock and charitable contributions from your IRA (over age 70 ½) are possible and welcomed from members and friends. To contribute stock to Avondale, contact Jacqueline Howells to obtain our account # and DTC # and to notify the Church of the gift. Information about an IRA gift can be found here.
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Kick-Off Sunday
September 13, 2020
Dedication Sunday
October 4, 2020
Stewardship
Want to send your pledge electronically? Go here.
Deposits
Avondale deposits are being made every other Tuesday.
Pledges
Click on the Pledge update image below to view larger.
Church Triumphant
It is with deep sadness we share that Tova Gunter, 58, joined the Church Triumphant August 8, 2020. A memorial service honoring her memory will be announced at a later date. View her obituary here.
Tova shared a passage from "Living, Loving & Learning" by Leo F. Buscaglia.
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
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; Janet Harrison and family; Delia McCloskey; Carl, Dee Dee and Lilly McDonald; Marilyn Nolan; Deidrea Pavlin; Floyd Privette; The Reed Family; Lyn Sweet and family; Merrily Watts; 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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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
Avondale Children's Center: 704-377-6960
www.avondalepresbychurch.org