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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.

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Fall at Valley 2018

Your Guide to the New Season

At our three locations and across all ministry areas, Valley staff and volunteers are getting ready to help you come alive in Jesus this fall. Click the image below to view the Fall at Valley brochure, in PDF format. 

"Fall at Valley" brochure

 

Click here to download the PDF.

  

Service Times and Details

 

SATURDAYS

5 p.m.:  Contemporary Service in the Sanctuary at Avon. Children's programs for infants-Kindergarten.
 

SUNDAYS 

8 a.m.:  Contemporary Service in the Sanctuary at Avon. Children's programs for infants-age 3 only.
 
9:30 a.m.: Contemporary Service in the Sanctuary at Avon. Children's programs for infants-Grade 5.
 
10 a.m.: Contemporary Service at the Bristol Campus, Greene-Hills School. Children's programs for infants-Grade 5.
 
11 a.m.: Contemporary Service in The Venue at Avon. Children's programs for infants-Grade 5.
 
11 a.m.: Blended Service in the Sanctuary at Avon. Children's programs for infants-
Grade 5.
 

VALLEY SIMSBURY 

Valley Simsbury "Missional Communities" meet at different times and places each weekend. If you're interested in checking out this "pilot" approach to ministry, email our Simsbury staff.
 

Groups and Communities

 

Valley Avon: Dozens of new "One Another Groups" are forming right now! Try a group for eight weeks and see what you think. Click here to sign up.

Valley Bristol: Sign up on a Sunday morning for "Spiritual Transformation," a 10-week journey that has large-group and small-group components. Wednesdays at 6 p.m. beginning September 12 at Bridge Community Church in Bristol.

Valley Simsbury: Missional Communities have group time together right after the worship service every week. 

 

For Little Kids (Infants-Kindergarten)

 

Nursery childcare and age-appropriate learning environments are provided for children through age 3 at ALL Valley services. Pre-K/Kindergarten classes are offered at all services EXCEPT the 8 a.m. Avon service. Discover more about our Nursery and weekend programs

 

For Children (Grades 1-5)

 

During the Saturday night and 8 a.m. Sunday services, there are no elementary-age classes. A class is offered on Saturdays, after the service, at 6:50 p.m., if you're in a community or serving during that time.

During all other services, including at Bristol and Simsbury, Valley has full age-appropriate learning. Children attend the first part of the worship service and then are dismissed to their classes. They are, of course, welcome to stay with you during the service! Go to our Children's page for more information.

BLAST! is a weekly club for boys on Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. at Valley Avon. Click here for more information, or register your child right now!

GEMS is a weekly club for girls on Tuesday nights at Valley Avon. Click here for more information, or register your child right now!

 

For Teens (Middle School, High School)

 

Riot, the Wednesday night Middle School weekly gathering, meets at 7 p.m. at the Avon Campus.

Synergy, the Wednesday night High School weekly gathering, is held every other week at 7 p.m. at the Avon Campus. 

Highlight events such as the 8th Grade Fall Retreat and High School Fall Retreat, are all scheduled. Get details about dates and registration at our Student Upcoming Events page.

 

For"Young" Adults 

 

Whether or not you consider yourself a young adult ... you're welcome in this group! Young Adults meets Thursday nights at 7 p.m. at the Avon Campus, in addition to occasional retreats and off-site events. 

 

For "Experienced" Adults

 

Don't hesitate to join the Senior Adults group that gathers at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday in the Library! We also enjoy occasional meals and other activities together. Save the date: Our first monthly luncheon is Thursday, October 4, at noon at the Avon Campus. 

 

For Friends With Special Needs

 

Everyone deserves an  opportunity to worship, learn, and serve in our church, regardless of their abilities. If you know a child, teen, or adult with special needs, there's a place for them and the family here at Valley. Check out these options and more at our Special Needs page:

Buddy Program: An adult "buddy" works one-on-one with a child or teen in classroom environments during services or at Tuesday clubs.

Champions Club: A place for youth or children with special needs to be comfortable and engaged while family members are worshipping.

Friendship Community: This group, for youth and adults with special needs, meets regularly for Bible discussion, praise music, crafts, and prayer. Family members welcome.

 

For Women

 

SPECIAL FALL EVENT

"Simple Joys: 'Chewbacca Mom' on Life, Laughter, and the Pursuit of Joy." Enjoy a farm-to-table meal and hear from author and Facebook sensation Candace Payne. Dinner session on Friday, November 9, and Brunch session on Saturday, November 10. This is the perfect outreach event for that non-churched friend or neighbor! Tickets go on sale in October.

 

REGULAR EVENTS

Valley's Women's Ministry hosts several studies and groups throughout the fall. Click here to check out the options.

Valley has a special page devoted just to moms. Click here to look over all the ways moms meet.

 

For Men

 

Men's Fraternity: About 150 men gather at Valley every Tuesday to build relationships and encourage each other to become bold, authentic men of God. It's for guys just like you, so give it a try. There's a 6 a.m. session and a 6:30 p.m. session to account for your work and home schedules. Details here.

Faithful Hands: This could be your serving sweet spot. Faithful Hands helps people in our neighborhoods who can't do it themselves. Teams hit the field one Saturday morning each month. Details here.

 

For Starters

 

Starting Point: Here's the perfect group for people who aren't even sure they should be here! Starting Point is a discussion forum about the basics of Christianity, and no topic is off the table. Go to our Starting Point page for more information.

 

Spiritual Growth Path: Valley's Spiritual Growth Path is a series of four classes that help you learn more and explore what it means to be a committed follower of Christ. Whether you're a new believer or a longtime Christian, you'll discover more about your relationship with God in these classes. They do not necessarily have to be taken in order.

101 CONNECT: Focuses on your relationship with Jesus and the church. Also serves as Valley's membership class. 

201 GROW: Focuses on developing and improving spiritual habits such as praying and reading the Bible.

301 SERVE: Focuses on helping you discover your spiritual gifts and your serving "sweet spot."

401 SHARE: Focuses on the BLESS mindset and sharing your faith with others. 

 

For Those Who Need Help

 

Everyone goes through tough times; Valley's Care Ministry is designed to support and encourage you as you work through those difficult situations. Email Laura Costley to inquire confidentially about specific information.

Celebrate Recovery is our Thursday evening program for all adults. We all have our hurts, habits, and hang-ups. When they start interfering with our daily life and pursuit of joy, it's time to do something about it. Come check us out every Thursday at 7 p.m. (light dinner at 6 p.m.). No RSVP required; your anonymity is guaranteed.

 

Key All-Church Dates

 

September 8/9: Fall Kickoff Weekend at all three locations.

September 21/22:  "Weekend. Worship. Workshop." with the Liberty Worship Collective. Click here for tickets.

September 23: All-Church Congregational Meeting and Dinner at Valley Avon, 5 p.m.

November 3: Love CT Day

November 17-18: World Outreach Weekend

November 20: Thanksgiving Baptism Service at Valley Avon

December 7-9:  Performances of The Gift at Avon Campus.