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75th Anniversary Main page:
Get involved: Lynn Wilkerson, Ministry Chair email
Email story/photos: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Betty Chambers email
Event information: Church Office 704-333-6194 or email
Who is invited?
Avondalers past and present, neighbors, family and friends are ALL invited to join in celebrations! See details of ALL our celebrations on our 75th main web page.
In honor of our 75th Anniversary, please consider a donation to Avondale.
General Fund / Sacred Garden / In Memory or In Honor Of
Youth Group / Children's Ministry
The History of Avondale.
In 1944, local Presbyterian leaders decided that the growing Charlotte community needed another church. They selected a site at the edge of town. World War II was ending and materials were scarce, so W.H. Belk, the founder of the department store chain, agreed to donate materials from an abandoned schoolhouse near Waxhaw.
A small chapel was built and services began in 1945 with 52 members. The name “Avondale” was chosen because at the time the church sat on Avondale Avenue. It’s now known as Park Road.
Avondale has grown a lot since then, but that same chapel is still a vital part of our campus. We continue to be a church
with a caring center and a vibrant ministry to each other and
to those beyond our walls. Whenever we gather together to worship, serve, or study, we encounter the risen Christ in each other.
A presentation shared by the 75th Anniversary History Team