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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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Celebrate Recovery

    Join us for Celebrate Recovery every Thursday at 6 p.m.

    Valley Community Baptist Church (590 W. Avon Road, Avon, CT)

     

    What is CR all about?

     

    We all have our personal hurts, habits, and hang-ups. And sometimes they reach a point where they interfere with the life God has designed for us. That’s where Celebrate Recovery comes in.

    Churches across the country have used this Christ-centered recovery program to help thousands of people achieve freedom from those hurts, habits, and hang-ups. We will work through 12 steps and eight principles with others who can relate to our experiences.

    Each gathering will include a free dinner, large-group time, and small-group discussion. You don’t have to sign up; the Valley CR Leadership Team is ready for you to just come and take real steps toward recovery.

     

    What happens at Celebrate Recovery?

     

    On Thursdays at 6 p.m., we meet at Valley Community Baptist Church and begin with a catered dinner together. After dinner, we have a large-group teaching time, usually with a video. Then we break into smaller groups for sharing and discussion. 

    While this is a 12-step program, and we encourage folks to come every week, there's no sign-up, commitment, or cost. You can come as frequently as you'd like.

    Valley Community Baptist Church is located at 590 W. Avon Road in Avon, CT. Look for the signs outside the building, which will direct you to the CR entrance area.

     

    Who is leading this?

     

    Under the oversight of Valley's Congregational Care Ministry, a group of Valley attenders has been training to lead this major church initiative. Planning began early in 2017, and the leaders have all been through the CR program themselves. They are genuine and totally committed to help you achieve freedom from your hurt, habit, or hang-up.

     

    Do I have a hurt, habit, or hang-up?

     

    HURT

    A "hurt" is any life experience that may have damaged your heart. It could be an offense against you that crippled your ability to deal with the world in a healthy way. Or something that may have twisted your view of yourself, God, or others.

    Examples: Abandonment, abortion, abuse, adoption, betrayal, divorce, dysfunctional family, neglect, rape, rejection, death of a loved one.

     

    HABIT

    A "habit" is an unhealthy pattern that often starts as a perceived remedy for some problem in your life, but turns into a chronic bad behavior or addiction. Habits are the repeat, default scripts you run to when the going gets tough.

    Examples: Abusive behavior, substance abuse, bitterness, cheating on a spouse, sex outside of marriage, affairs, critical spirit, eating disorders, gambling, gossip, sexual perversions or addictions, pornography, social avoidance, pathological lying, self-mutilation, spending problems, stealing, unforgiveness, workaholism.

     

    HANG-UP

    A "hang-up" is a roadblock that keeps you from progressing further in God's plan for your life. It is often shaped by some bent thinking you may have received as a child, or some unhealthy attitude you may have adopted as a means of coping with life's challenges. 

    Examples: Anger, anxiety, worry, fear, arrogance, self-image problems, bullying, bigotry, racism, control issues, depression, greed, envy, false guilt, shame, lack of trust in God, laziness, lust, materialism, perfectionism, pride, procrastination, racism, self-righteousness.

     

     

    WHEN & WHERE

    Celebrate Recovery meets every Thursday evening at Valley Community Baptist Church. The schedule:

    6 p.m.: Free dinner together. Dinner menu Park in the main parking lot and follow the entry signs.

    7 p.m.: Large-group time together.

    8 p.m.: Small-group discussion.

    The church is located at 590 West Avon Road in Avon, CT.

     

    CONTACT US

    To find out more about Celebrate Recovery: 

    Call us at 860.507.0256

    Email us at CRinfo@valleycommunity.cc. We have an email specifically set up that goes to Celebrate Recovery leaders.

     

    LEARN MORE

    Go to the official Celebrate Recovery home page for videos, explanations, and more about the program.