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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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Weddings at Valley


Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

We're happy that you are considering Valley as the place to begin this journey. As you anticipate your marriage and all the aspects of planning a wedding, please know that our goal at Valley is to help you have a successful marriage that glorifies God. While we certainly want the wedding to be a memorable event for you, we are even more interested in preparing you to be successful as husband and wife. If the process seems to be longer or more involved than you thought it would be, please know that we feel a moral obligation not to rush you into a wedding without adequate premarital preparation.

 

Beliefs Guiding Marriage in the Church

  • We believe that marriage was instituted by God and not humans, and therefore, is subject
    to the guidelines of Scripture. We believe that God's desire for marriage is that it be a committed relationship to be terminated only by the death of one of the spouses. (Genesis 2:18; Matthew 19:1-9)

  • We also believe that the marriage relationship is to be modeled after the relationship
    between Christ and the church. (Ephesians 5:22-28)

Principles Guiding Marriage in the Church

  • Marriages may be performed when both individuals are Christians.

  • Marriages may not be performed when one of the individuals is a non-Christian and the other individual is a Christian. (II Corinthians 6:14)

     

  • The Senior Pastor at Valley must approve any wedding to be performed at Valley.

  • The ceremony itself falls under the jurisdiction of a Pastor at Valley or another clergyman approved by the Senior Pastor or Board of Elders.

Engagement Covenant

Believing that marriage is a holy and sacred gift from God between a man and a woman (Genesis 1:27), it is our desire that couples approach marriage according to biblical standards and in a way that is pleasing to God. In this regard, we ask all couples to sign an Engagement Covenant as a sign of commitment to one another and to God as they prepare for marriage.

 

Marriage Preparation Process

  1. In order to submit your wedding request, please complete the following forms: Wedding Planning Agreement, Bride's Checklist, Groom's Checklist, and Wedding Fees Acknowledgement form. Upon receipt of the forms, the Care Ministry office will contact you to set up your initial premarital appointment with the Pastor of Congregational Care.

  2. All couples are required to take the PREPARE-ENRICH online profile assessment. These results are emailed directly to the Pastor of Congregational Care.

  3. All couples have a PREPARE-ENRICH results follow-up meeting with the Director of Congregational Care.

  4. Upon approval by both the Pastor of Congregational Care and the Senior Pastor, the date is tentatively set on church calendar.

  5. The couple will meet with the Pastor of Congregational Care for their premarital counseling.

  6. The couple will meet with a Valley Wedding Advisor.

  7. Upon completing premarital counseling, the couple will meet with the officiating pastor to plan the ceremony.

  8. The couple will participate in post-marital meetings with the marriage mentor couple approximately every three months in the first year of marriage.

General Policies for Weddings at Valley

  1. Weddings may not conflict with the scheduled services of the church or any other church activity. The scheduled dates are contingent upon the completion of premarital mentoring.

  2. The Sanctuary is available for weddings for members and regular attendees of the church (including immediate family members).

  3. No Saturday wedding may begin before 10 a.m. or start after 12 p.m. The wedding must be completed and the church vacated by 2 p.m.


        

Read more General Policies for Weddings at VCBC.

Wedding Timetable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

 

Laura Costley
Administrative Assistant
860.673.6826 x108