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Welcome

Welcome to Valley Community Baptist Church. We are one church in multiple locations with campuses in Avon and Bristol, CT. Our mission is to honor God and grow in Christ by worshipping God, equipping believers, bringing people to Christ and serving our neighbors. We would be honored to have you join us

Worship Service Times & Styles

Each weekend, there are six worship services in two locations: Sundays at 10 a.m. at Greene-Hills School in Bristol. Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 8, 9:30, and 11:15 a.m in the Sanctuary in Avon. There's also a service at 11:15 a.m. at the Avon Campus in The Venue. There are communal dinners on most Saturday and Tuesday evenings at the Avon Campus. We also meet as small groups and classes throughout the week.  We look forward to meeting you.

 

Locations

Avon: 590 West Avon Road, Avon, Connecticut. Get directions and contact information.

Bristol: 718 Pine Street, Bristol Connecticut. We meet at Greene-Hills School in Bristol.

Children & Students

We encourage families to worship together on the weekend, and then choose children's programs and communities for middle school and high school students. During the week, we offer age-specific clubs and gatherings for children, middle school and high school students

There are also special events like summer camps, student retreats and the family summit that will help children and parents grow in their relationships with each other and God.

Sermons

At Valley Community Baptist Church, we value knowing the truth of God and obeying His Word. Senior Pastor Jay Abramson is the lead teaching pastor. We invite you to listen to the latest sermon series.

Events

Upcoming Events and Activities

 

This page is your one-stop shop for all of the major upcoming events, activities, classes and initiatives across our ministry areas. Follow the links, when applicable, or register right from this page if there's a button. Questions about any event can be directed to the contacts on the linked page, or by calling the church Monday-Friday at 860.673.6826. Other ways to stay informed:

  • The Valley News and Valley Bristol News email newsletters can help you stay informed. Email Mike Guersch to get the weekly email.
  • Like our Facebook page. Like our Valley Bristol Facebook page.
  • Most of these events don't happen without talented volunteers serving with their gifts. Find a place to serve. 

 The events listed are by date of the activity or registration deadline. This list is limited to new or one-time activities; for a complete calendar of new and ongoing events, check our online schedule

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NEW SERMON SERIES UNDERWAY

"Parables: Stories Jesus Told" will take us on a journey through some of Jesus' most popular (and misunderstood) teaching. Join Pastor Jay and Valley pastoral colleagues this summer for an insightful time learning as the disciples learned -- through stories Jesus told.

Details: The 10-week series began July 1-2 at the Avon and Bristol Campuses. Our regular service times will be in place throughout the summer. View previous messages in the series here

Registration: None -- we'll see you at one of our six services!

 

RECEPTION FOR PASTOR CHRIS

Let's say goodbye and thank-you to Pastor Chris, Sonya, and the girls as they prepare to move to Houston, where God has called Chris for his next journey in ministry.

Details: Sunday, July 30, shortly after the end of the Bristol Campus worship service. The reception will probably start around 11:15 a.m.

Registration: None required.


WOMEN'S MORNING BIBLE STUDY

Entrusted is a study of 2 Timothy. In this video study, Beth Moore will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His Kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy.

Details: Three more Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in Room 206, Avon Campus. Book cost is $15. Childcare provided for additional cost. Registration is required for the class and childcare.

 

WOMEN'S EVENING BIBLE STUDY

Listen, Love, Repeat will explore why it's so difficult to put others first, and the joy that results from learning to live alertly so that we can bless others consistently. This study, open to all women, will meet at the Valley Bristol Hub (17 Plainville Ave. in Farmington).

Details: Four more Mondays at 7 p.m. at The Hub. Book cost is $10. No childcare.

 

 

Bristol Campus

The entire congregation is always welcome at any Valley event. This column lists events and activities based in Bristol or designated as "all-church" events. 

 

RECEPTION FOR PASTOR CHRIS

Let's say goodbye and thank-you to Pastor Chris, Sonya, and the girls as they prepare to move to Houston, where God has called Chris for his next journey in ministry.

Details: Sunday, July 30, shortly after the end of the Bristol Campus worship service. The reception will probably start around 11:15 a.m.

Registration: None required.

 

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

AT THE HUB

A seven-week Bible Study called Listen, Love, Repeat will explore why it's so difficult to put others first, and the joy that results from learning to live alertly so that we can bless others consistently.

Details: Seven Mondays beginning July 10 at 7 p.m. at The Hub (17 Farmington Ave. in Plainville).

 

VALLEY BRISTOL STUDENT

hub nights

Sixth-12th grade students, stop by The Hub on several Wednesdays this summer for games, food, and fun. It's a great opportunity to bring a friend along, too.

Details: July 26, August 9, August 23. We'll go from 7-8:30 p.m. each night at The Hub.

Registration: None. Just show up!

 

BRISTOL MEN "MICRO-GROUPS"

Get together regularly with 3-5 other guys to share the ups and downs of life and work, and spend rich time together in the Word.

Details: Groups meet about twice per month.

Registration: Email Pastor Chris if you're interested in joining (or starting) a group.

 

GROWTH GROUPS

There are Growth Groups currently meeting in Bristol and new groups will be launching. To get plugged into a group, check out what's available in your area.