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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

 

Get Ready for World Outreach Week: March 18-26, 2017

Welcome to WOW! This is your guide to Valley's ongoing commitment to reach the world for Christ.

Scroll to learn more about "Miraculous Movements" and the complete schedule for the week. 

 

Introduction to 'Miraculous Movements'

 

Trevor Castor, Managing Director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University in South Carolina, introduced our theme at World Outreach Weekend at Valley last November. Here's a 90-second Sermon Segment:

 

 

the story behind 'miraculous movements'

An amazing, inspiring story is unfolding across the Muslim world: an unprecedented discovery of Jesus.

 We call them “miraculous movements” – church-planting movements that see at least 1,000 people turning from Islam and being baptized. And they are happening at incredible, historic rates. Consider:

  • Before 1900, there were just five such recorded movements in the Muslim world – about 5,000 people.
  • From 1900-2000, for the entire century, there were just 11 such movements.
  • Since 2001, there have been 72 movements – over 72,000 Muslims declaring their faith in Jesus!

 

God is moving among Muslims in truly miraculous ways. Man is powerless to limit the work of the Spirit in the hearts of people God loves.

 

What's Happening at WOW

 

GUEST SPEAKER

Ivan Veldhuizen, Executive Director of International Ministries for Converge Worldwide, will deliver the sermon March 18/19 to kick off World Outreach Week.

FELLOWSHIP HALL TOURS

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 Jordan, Egypt, and France. Fellowship Hall Tours begin Saturday, March 18. Some Communities will have specific visiting times. Please see the schedule on the right for details.

WOMEN'S MISSIONS DINNER

Missionary and author Kate McCord is our special guest speaker for the dinner, which is Monday, March 20, at 6 p.m. in The Venue at Avon Campus. McCord, who served in Afghanistan, is the author of Why God Calls Us to Dangerous Places.

Join us for a time of food, fellowship, and powerful stories about how God is working through our global partners. Meet a missionary representative at your table. Invite your friends! Cost is $12. Registration coming soon.

Male volunteers are needed to set tables, serve, and clean up. Sign up to help at the information desk in the Welcome Center.

WOW LUNCH

The week ends with a special lunch on March 26 at 12:45 p.m. 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. Information about the upcoming “Perspectives on The World Christian Movement” course will also be shared. No reservation is required.

FAITH PROMISE OFFERING

On the second weekend of WOW, Valley asks its regular attenders to consider making a Faith Promise to give toward all of our World Outreach efforts over the next year. This money helps fund dozens of missionaries and organizations around the world, which you will hear about all week.

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: No registration or RSVP is required for any WOW event except for the Women's Missions Dinner.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 18

Guest speaker: Ivan Veldhuizen from Converge Worldwide speaks at the 5 p.m. service.

Fellowship Hall Tours: Following the 5 p.m. service

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 19

Guest speaker: Ivan Veldhuizen from Converge Worldwide speaks 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: Following all Avon Campus services

Lebanon Trip Celebration Lunch
The medical mission team will give a report on their ministry to Syrian refugees. Lunch will be served. Room 206 at 12:45 p.m.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 20

Avon Prayer Breakfast: Our featured guest is Ivan Veldhuizen of Converge Worldwide. Room 206 at 7:15 a.m.

Women's Missions Dinner: Our featured guest is missionary and author Kate McCord. Registration ($12) opens soon. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. at the Avon Campus.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 21

Avon Prayer Breakfast: Our featured guest is Paul Kennel of VIVA in Nepal. Topic is anti-trafficking. Room 206 at 7:15 a.m.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22

Avon Prayer Breakfast: Our featured guests are partners from Greater Europe Mission, serving in France. Topic is evangelism of immigrants. Room 206 at 7:15 a.m.

Bristol Campus: Growth Groups and Bristol attenders will go on Fellowship Hall Tours beginning at 6:30 p.m.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 23

Avon Prayer Breakfast: Our featured guest is Fred O'Brien of Kids Alive, serving in the Dominican Republic. Topic is kids at risk. Room 206 at 7:15 a.m.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 24

Avon Prayer Breakfast: Our featured guest is a partner from Pioneers, serving in North Africa. Topic is evangelistic communication via websites.  Room 206 at 7:15 a.m.

Avon Prayer Lunch: Our featured guest is Vicki Beattie of SIM, serving in South Sudan. Topic is community healthcare. Room 332 at 10:30 a.m.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 25

Bristol Prayer Breakfast: Our featured guests are Diaa Ghobrial and Rhina Zavala of International Christian Concern. Topic is the persecuted church. Breakfast will be at the new Bristol Campus Hub, 17 Farmington Ave. in Plainville, beginning at 9 a.m.

Sermon speaker: Senior Pastor Jay Abramson speaks at the 5 p.m. service.

Fellowship Hall Tours: Following the 5 p.m. service

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 26

Sermon speaker: Senior Pastor Jay Abramson speaks 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: Following all Avon Campus services

WOW Lunch: Our featured guest is Feruza Krason, granddaughter of a Muslim Imam in Uzbekistan. Lunch begins at 12:45 p.m. in Room 206.