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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.

Events

Upcoming Events and Activities

 

This page is your one-stop shop for all of the major upcoming events, activities, classes and initiatives across our ministry areas. Follow the links, when applicable, or register right from this page if there's a button. Questions about any event can be directed to the contacts on the linked page, or by calling the church Monday-Friday at 860.673.6826. Other ways to stay informed:

  • The Valley News and Valley Bristol News email newsletters can help you stay informed. Email Mike Guersch to get the weekly email.
  • Like our Facebook page. Like our Valley Bristol Facebook page.
  • Most of these events don't happen without talented volunteers serving with their gifts. Find a place to serve. 

 The events listed are by date of the activity or registration deadline. This list is limited to new or one-time activities; for a complete calendar of new and ongoing events, check our online schedule

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FALL KICKOFF WEEK

September 9 marks the kickoff of our fall sermon series and a wide range of events and groups at Valley. Make a connection to a community that's just right for you, and discover your serving "sweet spot" among the many opportunities. Click here to view a PDF of the "Fall at Valley" brochure, which is available to pick up at the Avon and Bristol Campus welcome areas. Among the highlights of Kickoff Week:

  • Pastor Jay's new sermon series, "Victorious Journey," begins September 9/10 at Valley Avon and Valley Bristol.
  • Valley Simsbury begins "Phase 1" with its first weekly service Saturday, September 9, at 4:45 p.m. at the Avon Campus.
  • Valley Bristol welcomes Interim Campus Pastor Brent Allen on Sunday, September 10 at 10 a.m. at Greene-Hills School.
  • "Tuesday Night Life" begins September 12, featuring programs old and new for kids to adults at Valley Avon. Dinner starts at 5 p.m., followed by "Ten Minutes with Pastor Jay" at 6:15 p.m. before clubs and classes begin.
  • Student programs for Valley Avon and Valley Bristol begin Wednesday, September 13.
  • Celebrate Recovery begins September 14 (see below).

 


celebrate recovery

Do you want freedom from your hurts, habits, and hang-ups? Join our Christ-centered recovery program as we work together to pursue a new life of peace and joy.

Details: Every Thursday at 6 p.m. beginning September 14. (Internally, Celebrate Recovery begins August 24 and all are invited!). Dinner is provided.

Registration: None required.

 

STARTING POINT

Let's have a conversation about faith! Whether you’re new to faith, curious about God, or coming back to church after some time away, it’s a place where your opinions and beliefs are valued, and no question is off-limits.

Details: Eight Sundays beginning September 17 at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m., Room 337, Avon Campus

 

Bristol Campus

We are one church (and one congregation) in multiple locations. All are welcome to attend any event.

EVENT SPOTLIGHT:

FEEDBACK FORUMS

The Bristol Direction Team wants your input! Come and tell them what you would like to see prioritized in the months ahead at Valley Bristol. These forums are open-topic and identical in approach: you talk, they listen.

Details: There are three sessions, all starting at 7 p.m. and ending by 8:30 p.m. The forums are:

  • Thursday, September 21 at The Hub (no childcare)
  • Thursday, September 28 at The Hub (no childcare)
  • Wednesday, October 4 at the Avon Campus, Room 207 (register for childcare)

Registration: None, but you must register in advance for the free childcare at the October 4 session.

 

STARTING POINT

Let's have a conversation about faith! Whether you’re new to faith, curious about God, or coming back to church after some time away, it’s a place where your opinions and beliefs are valued, and no question is off limits. Using conversation guides, video, and small-group discussion, we’ll explore central questions of faith and life. There's no better starting point!

Details: Eight Sundays continuing September 24 at 9 a.m. at Greene-Hills School (Room 157). It's not too late to join!

 

adult bible STUDY: RUTH

Everyone is welcome to join this six-week video study of Ruth, facilitated by Jeff Partridge. The video series is taught by Bianca Jaurez Olthoff.

Details: Sundays at 9 a.m. at Greene-Hills School in the Music Room.

Registration: None required. Join us any time! 

 

women's BIBLE STUDY: listen, love, repeat

Our culture is self-obsessed, but despite paying more attention to ourselves, people are less content than ever. Why? Join us for this six-session Karen Ehman video Bible study and discover the joy of putting others first.

Details: Mondays at 7 p.m. at The Hub (17 Farmington Ave. in Plainville). There is a cost for materials. No childcare.

 


VALLEY BRISTOL STUDENT hub nights

Sixth-12th grade students, stop by The Hub this fall for games, food, and fun. It's a great opportunity to bring a friend along, too.

Details: Every other Wednesday starting September 20. We'll go from 7-8:30 p.m. at The Hub (17 Farmington Avenue in Plainville).

Registration: None. Just show up!

 

BRISTOL MEN "MICRO-GROUPS"

Get together regularly with 3-5 other guys to share the ups and downs of life and work, and spend rich time together in the Word.

Details: Groups meet about twice per month.

Registration: Email Pastor Jerry Costley if you're interested in joining (or starting) a group.

 

GROWTH GROUPS

There are Growth Groups currently meeting in Bristol and new groups will be launching. To get plugged into a group, check out what's available in your area.