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.



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.


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.



Baptisms are held four times a year: Thanksgiving service, February Synergy (for students only), Easter service, and at the Farmington River during the summer.


Student Baptism Service



Student Baptisms are Wednesday, February 28, during our normal Synergy and Riot time: 7 p.m. at the Avon Campus. Students from Avon, Bristol, and Simsbury are invited! Participants must take the class first.


The class is Wednesday, February 14, at 6 p.m. in the Student Ministry Office, Avon Campus. Registration is required.


Easter Baptisms



Baptisms are held during our Resurrection Weekend Services in the Sanctuary at the Avon Campus. Services are Saturday, March 31, at 5 p.m.; Sunday, April 1, at 7:45, 9:30, and 11:15 a.m. Adults, students, and children (Grades 3-5) must attend a baptism class.



Adults: Sunday, March 4, at 11:15 a.m., Room 337, Avon Campus.

Students: TBD.

Children: Tuesdays, February 6 and 13, 4:30 p.m., Avon Campus (both classes required).

Register for any of the classes by clicking here:



Adults, Students and Children: Sunday, March 4, at 9 a.m., Room 157, Bristol Campus.


What is Baptism? 

Throughout the history of the church, Baptism is one of the two ceremonies believers are commanded to observe, the other being the Lord's Supper or Communion. Baptism is the ceremony that portrays the beginning of a person's spiritual life in Jesus Christ; as such it is an outward, visible sign of a person's inner commitment to Jesus Christ.

Being baptized does not save you. It is an act of obedience to demonstrate that you have been saved. Jesus himself was baptized and instructed His disciples to baptize others. When we follow Jesus in baptism, we first are making a public declaration that we belong to Christ and second, we now have new life in Christ.

You may come from a church tradition where you were baptized as an infant. At Valley, we believe that baptism by immersion in water is to occur after a person makes his or her own decision to follow Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. So in choosing to be baptized, you may now affirm the intent of your parents who baptized you with the hope that you would follow Christ.

Valley offers baptisms several times each year. After completing a Baptism Class and a brief interview, you can be ready for this exciting step of Christian growth!










Contact Us


Lindsay Cooper
Administrative Assistant
860.673.6826 x122


Mary Swank
Administrative Assistant
860.673.6826 x103


Heather Desmond
Administrative Assistant
860.673.6826 x117