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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.

21 Days

 

January 21: Update for Day 15  

 

We now enter our final week in our "21 Days Uniting in Prayer" initiative. We're already hearing some stories of how God has provided for people who are praying or fasting regularly during this time. He could do so for you today, regardless of your consistency to this point! Will you join us for the final week?

Save the date: Valley's all-church "Prayer Celebration" is Monday, January 29, at 6 p.m. at the Avon Campus. Join us as we learn together what God revealed to us individually and as for our church over these 21 days.

See below for a note from Pastor Jay and more details about "21 Days." And bookmark this page to view updates as we continue throughout our 21 Days together.

 

A Note from Pastor Jay

 

As we begin this new year, what challenges and opportunities lay before you, before your family, before us as a church? Let’s pray about those things so that we, like Jesus, can then move confidently into this year knowing that “ ... he will make straight your paths.” (Proverbs 3:6). So, I’m calling all of Valley (Avon, Bristol, and Simsbury) to 21 Days Uniting in Prayer, January 7-27.

What will that look like? How can we unite in this all-church prayer experience? That’s what the prayer book is about. (You can pick up a copy beginning January 6-7 at all locations, or download the PDF here.) This is a guide for your prayer time, including a daily scripture reading, a daily prayer focus, and a place to journal your experience. Most of the extended times of prayer in the Bible included fasting. Please read the section on fasting carefully and then decide whether one of the forms of fasting is right for you.

Each campus will have unique methods of customizing this experience, including: prayer gatherings, digital prayer walls, and specific campus prayer goals. I’m convinced that by uniting together in prayer for these 21 days, we will see God move in remarkable ways.

Also, Valley is part of a worldwide movement of churches called Converge. Hundreds of Converge churches are also participating in this time of prayer. On January 29 at 6 p.m., we will have a corporate Prayer Celebration at Valley Avon, where we’ll worship and praise God for what we’ve seen Him do.

So, join me for 21 Days Uniting in Prayer! I’m convinced that God will reveal Himself, His plan, and His love to you in new and deeper ways as we together “lift up holy hands” in prayer (1 Timothy 2:8).

 

21 Days FAQ

 

Where can I get a prayer book?

Books are still available at the Reception Desk by the main entrance of the Avon Campus. Come by between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays to get your copy. You can also download a PDF of the book by clicking here.

 

DO I HAVE TO FAST?

No, but please consider that there are different ways to fast (beyond food). If you decide to do a food fast, please consult your doctor. See pages 9-11 in the Prayer Book for instructions and tips about fasting, which is more about replacing than abstaining!

 

WHAT IF I CAN'T START JANUARY 7?

Join in whenever you'd like! If you miss the start, make it 14 days, or 10 days, or whatever fits. The point is to pray repeatedly and intentionally.

 

WILL WE HAVE CHANCES TO PRAY TOGETHER?

Yes, plenty! See the Key Events box at right for full details. Each location will also have special times or places of corporate prayer. Then join us Monday, January 29, to share what God has revealed to you, and hear from others about their experiences as well. This special all-church gathering will be at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary at the Avon Campus.

If you have more questions about 21 Days Uniting in Prayer, ask your site pastor or call the church at 860.673.6826.

 

 

engage with "21 days"

Print: Prayer Books will be available at all locations this weekend. Please pick up one copy only, to help ensure everybody can have one.

Digital: Click here to download the Prayer Book.

Email: To get a daily morning reminder and that day's content, click here, enter your name and email, and check the "21 Days Reminders" box.

Text: To get a daily reminder and a link to that day's content, text the word prayer to 860.365.8080.

 

Key DATES & Events

January 22-26: Each weekday at noon, Valley's Sanctuary will open for anyone who wishes to gather for prayer. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, this time will be directed by a Valley pastor. As always, the Valley Prayer Room at the Avon Campus will be available for individual prayer when the building is open.

January 29: "Prayer Celebration"

Everybody is invited to the Avon Campus at the end of our 21 Days to share what they experienced and how God spoke to you during this focused time of prayer and fasting. This will be an inspirational all-church gathering! The celebration begins at 6 p.m. on January 29. No registration required.