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.


Upcoming Events and Activities


This page is your one-stop shop for all of the major upcoming events, activities, classes and initiatives across our ministry areas. Follow the links, when applicable, or register right from this page if there's a button. Questions about any event can be directed to the contacts on the linked page, or by calling the church Monday-Friday at 860.673.6826. Other ways to stay informed:

  • The Valley News and Valley Bristol News email newsletters can help you stay informed. Email Mike Guersch to get the weekly email.
  • Like our Facebook page. Like our Valley Bristol Facebook page.
  • Most of these events don't happen without talented volunteers serving with their gifts. Find a place to serve. 

 The events listed are by date of the activity or registration deadline. This list is limited to new or one-time activities; for a complete calendar of new and ongoing events, check our online schedule




Learn about and celebrate the "Miraculous Movements" happening in the Muslim world, and explore how Valley's support of missionaries and outreach partners around the globe is both helping the need and spreading the Gospel. This year's Fellowship Hall "world tour" includes scenes from Egypt, Jordan, and France.

Details: March 18-26, with events in Avon and Bristol. Please visit our WOW page for a complete schedule and information.

Registration: None required for the remaining events.




If you're a follower of Jesus, would you consider following his lead and getting baptized? It's a simple outward expression of your faith. Valley's next baptisms are during Easter weekend, April 15-16. Everyone getting baptized must participate in a pre-baptism class. 

Details: For children (grades 3-5), there are two mandatory classes, March 15 and March 29 at 4:30 p.m. Separate classes for adults and students are April 2 at 9 a.m. For more information and videos, go to our Baptism page.


WELCOMe dinner

 If you are new to Valley, you are invited to attend one of our next Welcome Dinners. This is a great way not only to connect with leadership, but also to meet and interact with other newcomers.

Details: Saturday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 208, Avon Campus. Childcare is available if requested in advance.

Registration: Go to our Welcome Dinner page to register.



Registration is now open for Summer Bible Club, for children from age 4 through fifth grade. Each year, hundreds of kids from the community attend Valley's summer camp. Once again, our Summer Bible Club will feature games, crafts, interactive Bible stories, age-appropriate application, snacks, and fun dance-along music to expend some of that daytime energy!

Details: Camp is June 26-30, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Children must be age 4 by Dec. 31, 2016 to participate. The cost is $35 per child. Registration deadline is June 1. Please visit our Summer Bible Club page for more information.


Bristol Campus

The entire congregation is always welcome at any Valley event. This column lists events and activities based in Bristol or designated as "all-church" events. 



"Church in a Gym" starts at 10 a.m. with a special Palm Sunday service featuring Valley Bristol kids leading us in song! Then stay for our Pre-Easter Party featuring a free lunch and "egg-tivities" for all. Practice your Easter egg-hunting skills one week early!

Details: Service at 10 a.m.; party after the service outdoors (weather-permitting)

Registration: None required. This is the perfect day to invite a friend or family member.



This special World Outreach Week Tour time is for Bristol Campus attenders and Bristol-based Growth Groups. Meet missionaries from Jordan, Egypt, and France in their simulated environments. Suitable for kids.

Details: Wednesday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, Avon Campus.

Registration: None required.



A week of World Outreach prayer breakfasts concludes with breakfast at The Hub! Meet and pray for representatives from International Christian Concern, focused on the persecuted church.

Details: Saturday, March 25 at 9 a.m., The Hub (17 Farmington Ave., Plainville).

Registration: None required.



If you're a follower of Jesus, are you ready to also follow his lead and be baptized? Valley's next baptisms are during services over Easter weekend -- make it a memorable Easter! This class is for adults, students, and children (grades 3-5).

Details: Sunday, April 2 at 9 a.m. in the Greene-Hills School Cafeteria. Get more details and watch a video at our Baptism page.



Get together regularly with 3-5 other guys to share the ups and downs of life and work, and spend rich time together in the Word.

Details: Groups meet about twice per month.

Registration: Email Pastor Chris if you're interested in joining (or starting) a group.



There are Growth Groups currently meeting in Bristol and new groups will be launching. To get plugged into a group, check out what's available in your area.