Mission At Avondale.
God calls us to be His hands and feet, to share the message of His son by serving others. Here at Avondale we find mission work to be one of our greatest callings. Drawing on the passion and diverse talents of our congregation, our programs work to feed the hungry, build foundations, and nurture those in need. Our mission work 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.
In winter, from December through March, we host our homeless neighbors on our campus for food, fellowship, and rest. This ministry, called Room In The Inn, is in partnership with the Urban Ministry Center. We welcome all to get involved in helping care for our neighbors. If interested, please call the office. Room In The Inn sign-up
Room In The Inn.
Service mission focuses on enriching the lives of children through learning, fun, and support to leaders, parents, teachers, and staff. We serve via outreach to and working with underserved community areas by collaborating with the staff, students, and community leaders of the Bethlehem Center, Brookhill neighborhood, Southside Homes, Sedgefield Middle School, and others in the surrounding community.
The Avondale congregation and Bethlehem Center team have partnered with the mission to build bridges to reduce inequities by breaking down barriers and enriching the lives of children. This ministry continues to evolve and currently serves youth and their families via the Teen Leadership Cooperative, Out-of-School Time Enrichment program, Kids Cafe, and additional programs and partner-ships. We also seek to promote discussion about inequities and challenge assumptions through education. ABC Ministry details
Work Camp Ministries.
Our youth and adults travel to different communities throughout the country and beyond to serve by building homes or lending a helping hand to those in need.
Service, fellowship, and growing in faith together -
we grow stronger as we extend our hands to serve
and find God’s love extended back to us.
Our Haiti ministry began in 2006. We were called to the village of Milot with the mission to ease the suffering of the elderly and disabled. The Milot Meal Ministry served 30 recipients, benefiting the greater community. This ministry continues to evolve. In 2019, we are assisting with the vision of locals to build a Mission House.
Christian Nurture Ministries.
Avondale offers programs to the community that nurture faith and fellowship through meaningful, age-appropriate ministry opportunities for your children and the whole family. One need not walk alone as we all journey in our faith and nurture our children in character and faith formation. Find Vacation Bible School, Avondale Adven-tures, and more programs for kids.
Groups from churches and schools across the U.S. are hosted here at Avondale in the summer and throughout the year as they serve Christ through non-profit agencies in our city. To find out more about our CONNECT Camps program and our facilities, please contact the Office by email or call 704-333-6194.
Avondale has a Community Garden / Giving Garden on our campus. We contribute over 500 lbs of fresh grown food annually to Friendship Trays, who delivers meals to elderly and infirm neighbors in need. In addition to sharing our healthy harvest, our garden is a Community Garden. We share access to garden beds with our neighbors, who enjoy the land and share in the giving of their bounty.
Avondale Presbyterian Church participates in the Playbook for Life Ministries League. The mission is to provide an opportunity for youth to participate in a Christ-centered team sports program. Basketball Ministry details
The Avondale Children’s Center opened in January 1987
as a response to congregational concern that quality
child care was a critical need in our community.
Still open today, the Avondale Children's Center serves children ages 3 months to 5 years old.
Avondale Children's Center