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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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Justice and the Gospel is an eight-week sermon series by Senior Pastor Jay Abramson that began

January 8. This page provides sermon clips, links to the full messages, and links to other resources

that will help as we work through this important topical series. 

 

Sermon 8: Truth, Trust, Unity

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL SERMON

 

 

RESOURCES

"If a man steals your farm, teach him how to farm": More on Craig Deall and Foundations for Farming in Zimbabwe.

Check out the clip from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" ... "In the end, we all fruit."

Go deeper with Valley's study guide for this sermon.

Download the sermon transcript.

Read Colossians 3:12-17 online.

 

 

Sermon 7: God's Boundaries

and Blessings for Sex

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL SERMON

 

RESOURCES

Go deeper with Valley's study guide for this sermon.

Download the sermon transcript.

Read 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 online.

Read Romans 6:5-14 online.

 

Sermon 6: What is God's Will

Regarding Wealth?

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL SERMON

 

RESOURCES

Here's a link to the book When Helping Hurts, by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert, quoted by Pastor Jay in his sermon.

Go deeper with Valley's study guide for this sermon.

Download the sermon transcript.

Read Deuteronomy 8:17-18 online.

Read 1 John 3:16-18 online.

Read Job 42:7-9 online.

 

Sermon 5: The Path to Unity

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL SERMON

Pastor Jay's sermon included two excerpts from the movie Amazing Grace. Click here to go to the movie site and watch the trailer.

 

RESOURCES

Go deeper with Valley's study guide for this sermon.

Download the sermon transcript.

Read Revelation 5:9-10 online.

Read John 17:19-23 online.

Read Ephesians 4:1-3 online.

 

 

Sermon 4: Justice Issues Today:

Theology of Liberation or Salvation?

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL SERMON

 

60 Seconds from Sunday: In this sermon segment, Pastor Jay speaks from Matthew 25 and challenges each of us to go out and engage with "the least of these" -- meaning Jesus Himself.

Action step: We're collecting these stories this week to inspire those in the congregation and beyond. Even the simplest step counts. We will not use your name. Email us with your brief example!

 

 

RESOURCES

Listen to the hymn (with lyrics) that Pastor Jay's father sang.

Go deeper with Valley's study guide for this sermon.

Download the sermon transcript.

Read Galatians 4:21-5:1 online.

Read Matthew 25:31-40 online.

 

 

Sermon 3: Justice Issues in the Early Church

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL SERMON

 

90 Seconds from Sunday: In this sermon segment, Pastor Jay discusses the concepts of truth and moral law. Who gets to decide? When is it OK for humans to make adjustments?

 

 

 RESOURCES

Here's the article Pastor Jay mentions; Tim Keller discusses charges of inconsistency in Old Testament law.

Go deeper with Valley's study guide for this sermon.

Download the sermon transcript.

Read Acts 6:1-7 online.

Read Acts 10:9-23 online.

  

 

Sermon 2: How Does the Gospel

Synchronize With Justice?

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL SERMON

 

What's that voice in your head that helps you just KNOW you've done something wrong? In this 90-second segment from the sermon, Pastor Jay explains.

 

 

 RESOURCES

Go deeper with Valley's study guide for this sermon.

Download the sermon transcript.

Read Matthew 5:17-20 online.

Read Romans 8:3-4 online.

 

 

Sermon 1: Does God Care About Injustice?

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL SERMON

 

In this 90-second segment, Pastor Jay explains the difference between the timing of human justice and God's (perfect) justice: 

 

RESOURCES

Watch the "Foundations for Farming" video mentioned in the sermon.

Read the transcript of the sermon.

Go deeper with Valley's study guide for this sermon.

Read Isaiah 58:6-11 online.