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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 Weekend

 

 November 17-19, 2018

 saying is believing 

This year's World Outreach theme, “Saying is Believing,” captures the modern missions use of “orality,” which refers to reliance upon the spoken word for communication. Orality is an ancient phenomenon that obviously continues to this day, including “oral societies” that pass along important information from generation to generation without putting anything in writing. They rely on the spoken word, including its sung and chanted forms.

Even in highly literate societies, technology is driving more people toward using voice and photos to communicate, rather than written text. The world now has the same access to cell phones as it does working toilets! So, even in cultures where people can read, a growing number of people prefer forms of communication that don’t require reading.

(Adapted from International Orality Network)

 

Valley Avon Guest Speaker

 

Dr. David Cashin is professor of intercultural studies in the College of Intercultural Studies at Columbia International University in Georgia. He teaches in the areas of cultural anthropology, world religions, Islamics, language learning, and missions.

Dr. Cashin served in Bangladesh for nine years as an educator and development worker with SIM International. He is fluent in Bengali and Swedish. He has worked in Sweden as a pastor and court translator.

Dr. Cashin is the author of several books and has published numerous articles on Islam and other subjects. He and his wife, Margareta, reside in Columbia. They have three sons and nine grandchildren.

Valley Avon World Outreach Week services are Saturday, November 17, at 5 p.m.; and Sunday, November 18, at 8, 9:30, and 11 a.m.

 

Bristol and Simsbury Guest Speakers

 

Our Valley Bristol guest speakers are current missionaries reaching Muslims in another part of the world. For security reasons, we can't use their names online. Join us Sunday, November 18, at 10 a.m. at Greene-Hills School for a new window on world outreach, straight from the people in the field!

Three people will be speaking at our three Valley Simsbury Missional Communities this weekend:

JCC Sports and Community Center: Molly Hurtado, Executive Director, ABC Women's Center

Ana's Kitchen: Rick Allen, President and CEO, MedSend

Swanson Home: Matt Parker, President, Kids Alive International

 

Other World Outreach Weekend Events

 

LUNCH WITH GEMTA BIRHANU, WORLD RELIEF

Sunday, November 18, at 12:30 p.m., Valley Avon, Room 206

Gemta returns to Valley to report on World Relief's work in Sudan, where he serves as Country Director. Enjoy lunch, hear an update, and spend time in prayer. No reservation required.

 

PRAYER BREAKFAST WITH MISSIONARIES

Monday, November 19, at 7:15 a.m., Valley Avon, Room 206

Join us for prayer and updates from our missionary guests: Thom & Ellen Schotanus (Cameroon); Dave Ambrose (Hartford City Mission); and Matt Parker (Kids Alive International). Breakfast will be served. No reservation required.

 

World Outreach Week

 March 16-24, 2019  

"Saying is Believing" continues! More details coming in February.

 WORLD OUTREACH THANKSGIVING OFFERING

Valley will partner with World Relief, an agency that provides rebuilding and practical help through local churches, to assist with two critical needs:

* Hurricane relief in the southeastern U.S.

* Clean water for Muslim refugees in Darfur, Sudan

This offering will be taken as a special second offering during worship services at all Valley locations November 17/18.

The gift will be divided evenly between the two projects.

You may also make your Thanskgiving offering online.

 

CONTACT US


Rev. Doug Christgau

Pastor of Outreach
860.673.6826 x130

Lindsay Cooper

Administrative Assistant
860.673.6826 x122