Therefore welcome one another as Christ

has welcomed you, for the glory of God

Romans 15:7

Adult Ministries

Below are many of the activities that are regularly scheduled. Also be sure to check the announcements and calendar of events for updated schedules, special events and new activities.

The Avery Street Players

The Avery Street Players is a drama ministry and we are always looking for new members. No experience is necessary.  On the job training. For further information, contact Mike May or call the church office.

Adult Sunday School


ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:15 -10:15 a.m. Each Sunday. Contact Jim Melough.

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A 13-week session to offer help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend.   Meets in the church fellowship hall on Sunday, 4:00-5:30 PM, beginning February 4, 2018.  Call the church office with questions or to register or attend (860-644-2731).

Calvin College January Series

Each year in January, Calvin College hosts world-renowned speakers during mid-day presentations from its Fine Arts Center.  Avery Street Church hosts a remote Webcast site along with over forty other sites around the U.S.  These one-hour lectures begin in early January at 12:30 PM and continues for 15-weekday sessions. Speakers cover a variety of topics from health, justice, music and the arts, faith and religion, and politics.   The dates and list of speakers for 2018 will be posted in the fall.

Sonshine Ministry

Assistance in the form of meals, transportation, and visitations are provided as needed under the direction of the Diaconate. Melanie Smedley schedules the meals; Lucy Berghuis is the rides coordinator. 


If you like to sing, come join the choir for rehearsal on Wednesday nights from 7:00-8:30. Contact John Drohan.

Prayer Chain Ministry

If you would like to be added to the email prayer chain, contact Bev Kaldy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your email address, or for the phone prayer chain at the church office 860-644-2731.

Book Club

The Book Club meets in the Fellowship Hall on the 4th Fridays of September and October of 2016 and January, February, and March of 2017 at 7:30 PM to discuss our book selections. On April 28, 2017, we will meet at 6:30 PM for a potluck supper and make our book selections for the 2017-2018 season. For more information contact Anne Hulstein or call the church office.

Women's Coffee Break

Women’s Bible Study has both morning and evening opportunities. The Morning group will be studying the book of Ruth through February 9. Then they will be studying the book of Romans from February 16 through April 20, The Evening group will be studying the book of Ephesians which meets Monday nights from 7:00-9:00 beginning January 23, 2017. Both groups meet in the church fellowship hall. Contact Michelle Hoyt for the morning study and Marg Christians for the evening study. You may also call the church office (860-644-8117).

Out to Lunch Bunch

Seniors (ages 55+) gather together at a variety of restaurants for lunch and fellowship.  Contact Jim Childs.

Man to Man

We meet Thursdays at 6:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall to provide men with an opportunity to study the Scriptures, learn to apply the Christian faith to everyday life, hold each other up, and have fun. Contact Jim Brownell, Bill Nelson or the church office for more information.

Men's Life

Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. for a morning breakfast and Christian book discussion at Emerald's Restaurant (1735 Ellington Road, South Windsor) [Rt 30] to provide men friendships and spiritual growth. Contact David Van Deusen.


LifeGroups are small groups that foster our growth in God with each other within our Avery Street family. The three groups available during the spring session, each with about a dozen participants, are described below and span from early February through April. Sign up at the LifeGroup table in the lobby after either of the next two Sunday services (January 22 and 29) or by contacting Bev Kaldy in the church office (860-644-2731). 

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Latest Events

Tue Jan 23 @12:30PM - 01:30PM

January Series

Wed Jan 24 @ 8:30AM -

Men's Life (Emeralds)

Thu Jan 25 @ 6:45AM -

Man to Man (FH)

Thu Jan 25 @ 9:30AM - 11:30AM

Coffee Break AM

Thu Jan 25 @ 4:30PM - 06:00PM

GEMS (Room A)

Fri Jan 26 @ 6:30AM - 07:30AM

Men's Bible Study (Admin)

Fri Jan 26 @ 7:30PM -

Book Club

Sun Jan 28 @ 9:15AM - 10:15AM

Sunday School

Sun Jan 28 @10:30AM -

Morning Worship

Wed Jan 31 @ 8:30AM -

Men's Life (Emeralds)