God calls us to be

His hands and feet, to share the message of His son by serving others.

 

Here at Avondale, we draw on the passion and diverse talents of our congregation. Our programs nourish faith, build fellowship and community, work to feed the hungry, and nurture those in need.

 

Our commitment and service to our church and community is one way we encounter God, not only by stretching out our own hands to
serve, but often by finding that God’s arms are extended back to us. 

How are you called to live out your faith?

How are you called to serve?

Hands & Hearts.

Community Garden

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BBQ Sale Fundraiser

Youth Advisor 

    ABC Ministry

Youth Advisor

Youth Advisor

Sunday Worship Video

Help needed with Sunday worship video!

We are in desperate need of additional volunteers to operate the video.
It’s actually much simpler than you might think....just paying attention and clicking a mouse.  

You don’t need any special computer skills.

Time commitment is minimal since you are already at the service.

Of course we will do whatever it takes so you feel comfortable before going live.

Please contact Jim McCarthy if you are interested or the Church Office.

Jim McCarthy Cell 704-641-1507 or jim.mccarthy@duke-energy.com

Children's Programs - Avondale Adventures

We are in immediate need of more volunteers to help with our children's programs. Help with kids ages K-5th grade on Wednesday evenings or Sunday afternoons. Crafts, lessons, snacks, meals... Many hands make light work!

Please speak to Lou Johnson about how to get involved.

lou@avondalepresbychurch.org or 704-333-6194 ext 12

MUSIC MINISTRY

Join our Music Ministry

Our music team invites you to join in music. Worship Choir and Band invite you to join to sing and/or play instruments. Music reading, knowledge is helpful but not required. Open heart and willingness in helping to lead worship with musical gifts. Practices are Thursday evenings. Please contact Rich Stanley: rich@avondalepresbychurch.org or 704-333-6194 ext. 17.

SERVE ON MINISTRY TEAM

What Ministry Team would you like to serve on?

Christian Nurture                  Outreach

Congregational Life              Personnel

Finance                                Property

Member Care                       Spiritual Growth

Mission                                 Stewardship​

CONGREGATIONAL LIFE

Volunteer with Congregational Life!
Congregational Life Ministry Team builds the character and quality by which members of Avondale grow in their faith and fellowship toward each other. Church gatherings, meals and retreats define their witness.

Volunteer Needs:

Please let us know all areas that interest you. We will contact you with more details.

1) After Service Refreshments – Once a month
2) Beverage Bar – Once a month
3) 2018 Congregational Retreat Planning Team
4) Congregational Meals
 - Cooks, Décor, Marketing, Event staff
5) Easter Activities – Sunrise service coffee, Egg hunt
6) Kitchen Supplies Re-stocking – Quarterly
7) Special Events – Commit to one, these will happen throughout the year. More details will be shared as these events are confirmed.

Contact us:

Alice – Alicefitchett@gmail.com
Ruby – msc1943@gmail.com or 704-408-4267

ROOM IN THE INN

Volunteer for Room In The Inn (2018-19)

This year we will host our homeless neighbors each Sunday night beginning January 6, 2019 and going through the end of March 2019.

This ministry is a partnership with the Urban Ministry Center.

It is our privilege to serve and care for our neighbors in this meaningful way each year.

We invite all to become part of this wonderful ministry by signing-up

on our Sign-up Genius on our Avondale website (the sign-up will be available mid-November).

If interested or have questions please call Lou Johnson for more details 704-333-6194 ext. 12.

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NURSERY

Have you peeked in the nursery lately? We have many youngsters enjoying our nursery each Sunday. If you would like to volunteer, we need you! (Who doesn't want to hold a sweet baby?!) Cynthia and Marcia are our two wonderful staff who oversee the nursery each week (Marcia has been caring for the children of Avondale for 25 years!). They are supported by our wonderful volunteers who enable our parents to attend worship. Please let DeeDee McDonald (graynemma5@gmail.com) or Julie Caldwell (juliecaldwell33@gmail.com) know if you can help. 

MEMBER CARE

Member Care is requesting your assistance with two important ministries at Avondale.  If you have ever been to the hospital, whether it be for surgery, to bring a new little life into the world or to recover from an illness, you know it is exhausting and stressful.  Having a delicious meal delivered by a friendly, familiar face after that experience can be a real blessing! Not a cook, you say?  Pick up your favorite take-out and take it and your smiling face to one of our members!  This loving gesture lets our faith community know that we care about them.

 

Member Care also needs your help with meals Avondale serves to families on the day of memorial services.  Serving loved ones a meal on the day of a memorial service is a significant way in which we can show our concern, love and support to our Avondale family during a time of grief. Assisting with this ministry involves preparing a dish from a designated menu, setting up tables and chairs for a small lunch, making small flower arrangements for tables or serving the meal to the family on the day of the service.   The ministry of serving this meal helps lighten the load for families on what can be a difficult day. 

 

If you feel called to be a part one or both of these ministries provided to our Avondale family, please contact Rena Beall (renabeall@gmail.com, 803-487-0537) or Millie Norris (avondalemille@gmail.com , 704-650-2778).   Thank you in advance for your support.  Without volunteers these ministries cannot exist. 

Rena Beall and Millie Norris

AVONDALE SIGN ON PARK ROAD

Avondale Sign Changers are needed.

This is a great family job as kids can help too!

Sign-up for one week - or one month!

Contact Jessica Shanks in the office to sign-up at jessica@AvondalePresbyChurch.org or 704-333-6194 ext. 10.

VIDEO: "How to Change the Sign"

Changing the sign can take 20-45 minutes.

Here's a video that shows you how.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uwGIzYEz0B_60NTMycADX1P964AK_EqT/view

ABC MINISTRY

If you are considering volunteering to work with the Bethlehem Center youth today or in the future please fill out the BC volunteer form and bring to the church office. 

 

FORM: http://www.avondalepresbychurch.org/abcministry

The application does not commit you to volunteer but gets your name in the system so when you are ready there will not be a delay. There are many exciting opportunities to help today and we do not anticipate the need for volunteers going away.  Those that participated in the online volunteer survey can skip page one of the application. 

Bethlehem Center requires the attached application and a background check to remain compliant with their organizations guidelines.  Thank you for considering helping the Bethlehem Center’s youth at Avondale and at the main BC campus.

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Hands & Hearts Opportunities.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Worship Band and Choir

Vacation Bible School

Basketbal Ministry

    ABC Ministry

 
 
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