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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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World Outreach Week

 

Put a Little WOW in Your Week!

This is your guide to Valley's nine-day outreach focus, March 10-18.

Scroll to learn more about "Great Commission, Great Compassion" and the schedule of events. 

 

Great Commission, Great Compassion

This year's theme is a call to all who follow Jesus to not only proclaim but also demonstrate the Gospel to people around the world. We follow Jesus into all the world, and we follow His example in all we do. One without the other is not enough. So we will proclaim the Gospel (Great Commission) and demonstrate the Gospel (Great Compassion) to all nations.

 

What's Happening at WOW

 

Guest speaker: paul borthwick

Saturday & Sunday, March 17-18, AVON & BRISTOL SERVICES 

Paul Borthwick is Senior Consultant for Development Associates International, a training group dedicated to developing leaders in the under-resourced world. In 2015, Paul concluded over 30 years of teaching at Gordon College in the area of Global Christianity. He also served as an Urbana/Missions Associate with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship from 1999-2015.

Rick Warren (in Purpose-Driven Life) cites Paul’s books A Mind For Missions and How To Be a World-Class Christian as resources that “should be read by every Christian.”  His most recent book, Great Commission, Great Compassion: Following Jesus and Loving the World (IVP) was released in November, 2015. The complete list of Paul’s books can be found here.

Paul and his wife, Christie, have been married since 1979 and live in Lexington, MA.

 

FELLOWSHIP HALL TOURS

March 10-18,  Avon Campus
Fellowship Hall will once again be transformed into a globe-trotting experience featuring guest missionaries in mini-replica settings where they serve. This year's Tour will take Valley children, students, and adults to Malawi, Togo, and New England. Fellowship Hall Tours begin after all services beginning Saturday, March 10. Some Communities will have specific visiting times, including Valley Bristol and Valley Simsbury. Please see the schedule on the right for details.

 

jordan & lebanon mission tripS celebration LUNCH

Sunday, March 11, 12:45 p.m. Room 206, Avon Campus
Two teams of medical professionals will share about their experience providing health care to Syrian refugees and nationals in Jordan and Lebanon. We'll hear stories, see photos, and have lunch. 

 

prayer breakfasts

Monday - Friday, MARCH 12-16, 7:15 A.M., Room 206, AVON CAMPUS
Join us for mission updates, prayer, food, and fellowship each morning at 7:15 a.m. Our guests will include global partners from North Africa, Philippines, Spain, Dominican Republic, and the U.S. No reservation required. See the speaker lineup in the schedule at the right or in our WOW events brochure.

 

WOmen's missionS dinner

Friday, March 16, 6 p.m., Avon Campus
Our guest speaker, Feruza Krason, granddaughter of a Muslim Imam in Uzbekistan and the first in her family to become a follower of Jesus, will share her testimony. Also, Mary Swank will share the various reasons God has sent her on mission trips, and how God can use everyone in ways they can't imagine. 

The event is $12 per person, and paid childcare is available. The meal is gluten-, dairy-, and nut-free. If you need a vegetarian meal, please email Lindsay Cooper.

Register here for the dinner

Register here for childcare by March 12.

 

LUNCH: IS MISSIONS IN MY FUTURE?

SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 12:45 P.M. ROOM 206, AVON CAMPUS

Does Christianity matter? Do I believe God wants to use my life? Whose agenda will I live by? These are the questions Paul Borthwick will answer. There are lifetime implications for each of them. No reservation required.

 

FAITH PROMISE OFFERING

Saturday & Sunday, March 17-18, AVON & BRISTOL SERVICES 
Valley asks its regular attenders to consider making a World Outreach Faith Promise, which is above and beyond normal giving. This can be a one-time contribution, monthly, or weekly. None of the incredible results from the past year happen without Faith Promise! This money helps fund dozens of missionaries and organizations around the world, which you will hear about all week. Click here to make your Faith Promise now online!

Still unsure about Faith Promise Giving? Watch this:

 

 

PRAYER PARTNERS

At the end of the Fellowship Hall Tour you will have an opportunity to get information about missionaries we support, and consider becoming a prayer partner for one or more of them. Go to our Prayer Partner page for a preview. 

 

 

COMPLETE SCHEDULE

 

Note: Other than the Women's Missions Dinner, no registration or RSVP is required for any WOW event.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 10

Sermon speaker: Senior Pastor Jay Abramson kicks off the week with a special message about World Outreach at the 5 p.m. service.

Fellowship Hall Tours: Open to all, following the 5 p.m. service.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 11

Sermon speaker: Senior Pastor Jay Abramson shares a message at the 8, 9:30, and 11:15 a.m. services in the Sanctuary. A video of his sermon will be featured at the Bristol Campus (10 a.m.) and The Venue (11:15 a.m.).

Fellowship Hall Tours: Open to all, following all Avon Campus services.

Celebration Lunch: Valley Medical Missions teams will share experiences about their February trips to Lebanon and Jordan, where they served Syrian refugees and others. Lunch begins at 12:45 p.m. in Room 206, Avon Campus.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 12

Prayer Breakfast: Hear from Valley-supported missionaries serving in Africa. Breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m. in Room 206, Avon Campus.

Fellowship Hall Tour: Homeschool Groups will visit with a missionary and take the Tour. The event begins at 1:30 p.m. 

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 13

Prayer Breakfast: Hear from Steve and Barbara Wilkinson, serving in the Philippines. Breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m. in Room 206, Avon Campus.

Fellowship Hall Tour: GEMS and BLAST! children's clubs take the Tour during their usual club time.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14

Prayer Breakfast: Hear from Valley-supported missionaries serving in Spain. Breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m. in Room 206, Avon Campus.

CBS Missions Lunch: Community Bible Study attenders will be visiting with Valley-supported missionaries who serve in the Philippines. Register through CBS. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Avon Campus.

Fellowship Hall Tour: Middle school and high school students take the Tour during their usual gathering time.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 15

Prayer Breakfast: Hear from Molly Hurtado, Executive Director, ABC Women's Center in Connecticut. Breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m. in Room 206, Avon Campus.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 16

Prayer Breakfast: Hear from Vic & Leslie Trautwein serving with Kids Alive International in the Dominican Republic. Breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m. in Room 206, Avon Campus.

Women's Missions Dinner: This annual highlight of WOW includes two special speakers and a great meal together. Cost is $12; paid childcare available. The event starts at 6 p.m. at the Avon Campus.

Register for the dinner

Register for childcare

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 17

Valley Bristol Prayer Breakfast: Eugene Chinunga, serving with T-Net Training in Malawi, is our guest. Breakfast starts at 9 a.m.; location will be announced soon!

Sermon speaker: Guest speaker Paul Borthwick shares a message at the 5 p.m. service.

Faith Promise: Cards or promises will be collected at the service. Or make your Faith Promise now online!

Fellowship Hall Tours: Open to all, following the 5 p.m. service.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 18

Sermon speaker: Guest speaker Paul Borthwick shares a message at the 8, 9:30, and 11:15 a.m. services in the Sanctuary. A video of his sermon will be featured at the Bristol Campus (10 a.m.) and The Venue (11:15 a.m.).

Faith Promise: Cards or promises will be collected at the service. Or make your Faith Promise now online!

Fellowship Hall Tours: Open to all, following all Avon Campus services.

Long-Term Missions Lunch: Is missions in your future? Hear from Paul Borthwick about serving in long-term missions. Lunch begins at 12:45 p.m. in Room 206.