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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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Christmas at Valley

 

Christmas Eve at Valley

 

You're warmly invited to spend part of your Christmas Eve at Valley! We have five services throughout the day -- check out the details below to find the one that best fits your family. And don't forget to invite a friend or neighbor! All services will be held at Valley Avon, 590 W. Avon Road.

 

1:30 and 3 p.m.: family services (sanctuary)

These services are for the young and young at heart. Sing favorite Christmas songs and hear a message geared toward children and adults alike. All kids attend, from newborns to teens. At these services we tend to get a little noisy and quite joyful! (No childcare.)

 

5 p.m.: TRADITIONAL SERVICES (SANCTUARY AND THE VENUE)

Hear an inspiring Christmas message and sing along with the music of the season at these services. Enjoy the beautifully decorated Sanctuary or the more intimate setting of The Venue. (Childcare available for kids 3 and under.)

 

7 p.m.: Traditional Service (Sanctuary)

For some people, it’s not Christmas Eve until the sky turns dark and the air gets colder. Come celebrate the birth of Jesus in the Sanctuary with a hope-filled message and beautiful music. (Childcare available for kids 3 and under.) 

 

December Worship Schedule

 

DECEMBER 15-16

Valley Avon: "Christmas 360" Advent series continues. Normal service times and communities: 5 p.m. Saturday; 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday.

Valley Bristol: "Christmas 360" Advent series continues with worship on Sunday at 10 a.m. at Greene-Hills School. Join us Sunday night for a "Living Room Christmas Outreach Service" at Bridge Community Church, 43 School St. in Bristol, at 6:15 p.m. This special service will include worship, outreach, and baptisms!

Valley Simsbury: "Home for Christmas" series continues in all three Missional Communities at the normal times and places.

 

DECEMBER 22-23

Valley Avon: "Christmas 360" Advent series ends. Normal service times and communities: 5 p.m. Saturday; 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. One exception: The 11 a.m. service in The Venue will NOT be held this Sunday.

Valley Bristol: "Christmas 360" Advent series ends with worship on Sunday at 10 a.m. at Greene-Hills School.

Valley Simsbury: Worship Night at Eno Hall, Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

 

DECEMBER 24

Christmas Eve Services at Valley Avon (see top of this page for details)

 

DECEMBER 29-30

Valley Avon: We'll have a limited worship schedule this weekend. The Saturday service will be at 5 p.m., but NO dinner or communities after. On Sunday, we'll worship at 9:30 and 11 a.m. ONLY. No adult communities and no 8 a.m. service.

Valley Bristol: Pastor Andrew will preach at worship on Sunday at 10 a.m. at Greene-Hills School.

Valley Simsbury: Missional Communities plan TBD.

 

Advent Resources and Tips for Parents

How do we keep our focus on Jesus this Christmas? When our children confuse Santa Claus and Jesus, how do we help them see that the story of Jesus’ birth is true and changes the focus of our lives? Let this Christmas be about giving, expectations for miracles, and Christ living in us. Use these Advent activities and resources to worship and discover together what Christmas can be when Jesus is the focus and the light of our home.

TRUTHS FOR CHILDREN

PreK/K

  • Christmas is when we celebrate Jesus’ birthday.
  • God loves all people. We show His love to others when we share and give.
  • God can do amazing things that people cannot do. We call those things miracles.
  • God can use us to help Him in His work when we pray and ask Him to lead us.

Elementary

  • We celebrate Christmas - Jesus’ birthday - as the time when He came to earth to set the example for us.
  • God loves when we give cheerfully and He wants us to trust Him to provide what we need. He wants us to use our treasures for His purposes.
  • God has a good plan for our lives. He also wants us to follow His lead as He guides us in life. God wants me to appreciate my uniqueness and use it for His glory as I imitate Jesus and love like He loved.
  • A miracle is a surprise event caused by God that cannot be explained by science or for any other reason. Jesus' birth was a miracle. God still does miracles today.

What is Advent and should we celebrate it in our homes?

i want to bless others as a family during this season.

I want my family to focus more on Jesus this December.

My kids are confusing Jesus and Santa Claus. Help!

I am looking for Christmas music that helps US focus on Jesus this Christmas.

 Many of these books and resources can be checked out from the Valley Children's Library at the Avon Campus.

 

 

SPECIAL DATES & NOTES            

Please note that most regular Valley midweek events and activities are OFF the weeks of December 17 and 24. 

Advent Series: At Valley Avon and Valley Bristol, Pastor Jay and Pastor Andrew bring us "Christmas 360" messages that dive into the many aspects of Christmas -- the joyous, the painful, the glorious, and more. 

Student Parties: The Middle School and High School Christmas parties are Wednesday, December 12, at 7 p.m.

Celebrate Recovery will meet as usual on Thursdays at 6 p.m. at the Avon Campus. Check out CR each Thursday in December!

Offices closed: All church offices will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.