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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.


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 September 8, 2019. Participants may join at any time during the 13 week sessions. Call the church office with questions or to register or attend (860-644-2731).

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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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 2020 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. Carol Hulstein schedules the meals.


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 2018 and January, February, and March of 20189at 7:30 PM to discuss our book selections.  On April 26, 2019, we will meet at 6:30 PM for a potluck supper and make our book selections for the 2019-2020 season. For more information contact Anne Hulstein or call the church office.

Women's Coffee Break

COFFEE BREAK: “WALKING WITH GOD IN THE DESERT” -- Monday Evening Coffee Break Bible Study for Women starting February 4 7:00-8:30 PM.  in the church fellowship hall.  From 7:00-8:30.  We’ll be guided by Ray Vander Laan (video) on an interactive journey with the Israelites after they left Egypt and discover how God walked with and cared for them in the desert (Exodus). Each evening will include a video presentation and time for small group discussion on applicable Bible passages and prayer. Refreshments will be served. Join us in learning how God walks with us today in our “desert times” of life. Questions? Contact Marg Christians at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the church office at 860-644-2731. Bring a friend and discover together!

COFFEE BREAK: “BECOMING A KINGDOM OF PRIESTS IN A PRODIGAL WORLD”- Thursday morning Coffee Break Bible Study, starting February 7, 9:30-11:00 AM. God gave the assignment to His people thousands of years ago: to bring "lost sheep" back into the love and safety of His kingdom. He said to become a "Kingdom of Priests," and put God on display to show the world what He is like. It's still our task today. Each week there will be a video by Ray Vander Laan.  There will be a discussion of the video and time for prayer.  Join us on Thursday mornings for refreshments, friends and bible study.  For more information, please contact Gloria Ranney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  Michelle Hoyt at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the church office at 860-644-2731.  Invite a friend and come together.


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

Sun Sep 22 @ 9:15AM - 10:15AM

Sunday School

Sun Sep 22 @10:30AM -


Sun Sep 22 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM


Wed Sep 25 @ 8:00AM -

Men's Life (Emeralds)

Thu Sep 26 @ 6:45AM -

Man to Man (FH)

Fri Sep 27 @ 6:30AM - 07:30AM

Men's Bible Study (Admin)

Fri Sep 27 @ 7:30PM -

Book Club

Sun Sep 29 @ 9:15AM - 10:15AM

Sunday School

Sun Sep 29 @10:30AM -


Sun Sep 29 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM