Thanks in advance for your help.
Administrator's avatar works when posting a comment on the site or other sites. However, when using the Avia Newsbox widget the avatar shows blank. See avia newsbox widget on home page at http://www.riverofjoylutheranchurch.org/ Email is setup properly in Wordpress to match gravatar account in general settings. Here's the code:
[two_third][widget widget_name="avia_newsbox" widget_class_name="newsbox" title="Recent News" count="3" excerpt="display title and excerpt"]