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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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INFORMATION ABOUT  "LESSONS & CAROLS"

This is a special service featuring traditional Christmas music and Scripture, an event suitable for Valley attenders and guests! “A Thrill of Hope” will feature a full orchestra, choirs, handbells, and your voices. There will be two services on Sunday, December 17, at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

If you don't have a ticket: All of the tickets for Sanctuary seating have been acquired, but we are pleased to offer the opportunity to experience this service in Fellowship Hall, festively-decorated and featuring a giant video screen with a live stream of the service. You won't miss a thing, including the chance to sing along when appropriate! Admission is free.

Ticket-holders: You must bring your Eventbrite ticket to the service! We will be scanning them before you enter the Sanctuary. Each attender must have his/her own ticket. There is no assigned seating.

Got a ticket you can't use?: Please do a kind deed and return the ticket(s) to Valley so someone else can sit in the Sanctuary. You an return tickets to the Welcome Desk (during services) or the Reception Desk (weekdays). Or mail them to:

Phyllis Butta, Valley Community Baptist Church, 590 W. Avon Road, Avon CT 06001

Got a question? Call the church at 860.673.6826 or email Worship Arts Admin Phyllis Butta.

We're asking each family in attendance to bring a food bag as an act of worship, to be placed under a tree before you enter the Sanctuary. Food will be donated to Gifts of Love, serving the needy in our community this Christmas. Here are the food items as requested by Gifts of Love:

  • Canned Fruits

  • Canned Vegetables

  • Juice Boxes

  • Boxed Cereals 

  • Tuna Fish

  • Pasta

  • Soup

  • Baking Supplies (sugar, flour, etc.)

  • Coffee 

  • Jelly (plastic bottles if possible)

  • Toiletries (shampoo/deodorant/soap)

 

TUESDAY NIGHT LIFE

Valley is devoted to helping people come alive in Jesus, so "Tuesday Night Life" seemed an appropriate name for our new Tuesday night lineup of events. We’ve improved a few programs, added a group specifically for parents, and provided a time for all of us to spend just a few minutes with Pastor Jay as we do life together. More than 350 people gather each week for Tuesday Night Life -- come check it out at 6:15 p.m. 

 

celebrate recovery

Do you want freedom from your hurts, habits, and hang-ups? Join our Christ-centered recovery program as we work together to pursue a new life of peace and joy.

Details: Every Thursday at 6 p.m. beginning September 14. Dinner is provided.

Registration: None required.

 

 

Bristol Campus

We are one church (and one congregation) in multiple locations. All are welcome to attend any event.

 

ONE-WEEK-TILL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

We just can't wait till Christmas Eve, so we will once again have a special day that's just perfect for inviting relatives, friends, and neighbors. Our worship service will feature the Bristol kids leading us in traditional carols, and a live message from Pastor Brent. After the service, stick around for a light lunch, Christmas cookie decorating for the kids, a holiday photo booth, and more. 

Details: Sunday, December 17, at Greene-Hills School. Gather at 9:45 a.m. for the 10 a.m. service; the festivities will start up in the cafeteria soon after the end of the service.

 

SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY: TITUS

This Bible Study for adults, facilitated by Jeff Partridge, concludes December 17. Join us any Sunday as we dive into a video series based on Titus. No RSVP or materials fees.

Details: Sunday, December 10 and 17, at 9 a.m. in the Music Room, Greene-Hills School.

 

WOMEN'S ADVENT BIBLE STUDY

Secure some time each week to stay focused on the most important part of the Christmas Season! Join us for one Monday or the entire series.

Details:  Monday, December 11 and 18, at 6:45 p.m., The Hub (17 Farmington Avenue in Plainville).

 

VALLEY BRISTOL STUDENT hub nights

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

Details: Our last gathering of 2017 will be on Wednesday, December 13, from 7-8:30 p.m. at The Hub (17 Farmington Avenue in Plainville).

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 Jerry Costley 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.