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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

We worship together on Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m in the Sanctuary in Avon. There's also a service at 10:30 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.

Drive Home

Drive Home is a guide for parents to see what their kids have learned about during Riot and Synergy.

Each week, we will post the topic and include questions about the lesson so that you can engage your student in deeper conversation.

We will not post for high school on Life Group weeks.

October 23, 2019

MS Riot:

This week we are learning about God’s true power and looking at Romans 1:16.

Two things we can learn from this Scripture:

  • God’s power can truly transform our lives
  • God’s power gives us motivation to “walk unashamed of the Gospel”

What does real “transformation” look like?  What happens when we decide to live differently or have different habits based on following Jesus? What is one thing you’d like to ask God to help you change about your actions/habits/lifestyle?

An example of walking unashamed of the Gospel is being able to offer forgiveness in the name of Jesus.  How can we do that?  How do we offer forgiveness even when it’s difficult?  What are some ways we can offer or show forgiveness to the world around us?

 

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HS Synergy: 

So many times, our lives can feel like we are stuck in the wilderness. The wilderness of Bible times is a dry and rocky place, where water is scarce and very few people live. However, the wilderness can be a good thing that God utilizes to awaken our hearts and refine our desire. One of the things that can heighten the feeling of being in the wilderness is the “silence of God.”

Tonight at Synergy, we will be investigating that topic and discussing ways to break the silence or hear God speak in the midst of what is being falsely perceived.

  • Take a look at Job 30:20 and Psalm 22:1-2. As a parent, have you ever felt this way? Talk to your student and see if he or she has ever felt the same way. Why?
  • How does longing draw out and refine desire?
  • How can God use the feeling of a wilderness in our life? Read Luke 11:9.

Remember, God’s silence is how it feels, but not how it is. God is with you and He is speaking continually through the gift of the objective Word of God, the Bible.

We will challenge the students to dwell on this poem:

Yes, pine for thy God, fainting soul! Ever pine;

Oh languish mid all that life brings you amusement;

Hungry, thirsty, and restless – let such life be yours –

For what sight is to heaven, desire is to earth.

 -Fredrick William Faber