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.
Toby Lewis will be leading a class based on a Ray VanderLaan video series on discipleship (meeting each week in Fellowship Hall). Jn O'Neill will be leading a study of the book of Romans (meetinh each week in the main upstairs room in the Admin building).
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.
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
The Book Club meets in the Fellowship Hall on the 4th Fridays of September and October of 2019 and January, February, and March of 2020.
September: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Author: Betty Smith)
October : Between Shades of Grey (Author: Ruta Sepetys)
January: The Pioneers (Author: David McCullough)
February: Seven Days in May (Author: Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailley)
March: Educated: A Memoir (Author: Tara Westover)
Women's Coffee Break
Out to Lunch Bunch
Seniors (ages 55+) gather together on the first Thursday of the month at a variety of restaurants for lunch and fellowship.
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.
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. There are two groups available during the fall session, each with about a dozen participants, and are described below: Sign up at the LifeGroup table in the lobby or by contacting Bev Kaldy in the church office (860-644-2731).
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