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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.

Events

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

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CHILDREN'S BAPTISM CLASS

This is a two-session preparatory class for children entering Grades 3-5 who want to publicly declare their faith in Jesus by baptism. Both classes are required before they take this step. These classes are for children at both campuses. River Baptisms are July 23 in the Farmington River (see below).

Details: Two Wednesdays, June 21 and June 28, 4:30 p.m. at the Avon Campus, Room 208.

 

STUDENTS' BAPTISM CLASS (AVON)

This preparatory class is required for students entering Grades 6-12 who want to publicly declare their faith in Jesus by baptism. This class is for Avon Campus students. River Baptisms are July 23 in the Farmington River (see below).

Details: Sunday, June 25, at 9:30 a.m. at the Student Ministry Office at the Avon Campus.

 

SUMMER BIBLE CLUB

Registration is now closed for Summer Bible Club. 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 at the Avon Campus, 590 West Avon Road, Avon.

 

ADULTS' BAPTISM CLASS (AVON)

This preparatory class is required for adults who want to publicly declare their faith in Jesus by baptism. This class is for Avon Campus attenders. River Baptisms are July 23 in the Farmington River (see below).

Details: Sunday, July 9, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 337, Avon Campus.

 

WOMEN'S MORNING BIBLE STUDY

Entrusted is a study of 2 Timothy. In this video study, Beth Moore will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His Kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy.

Details: Six Mondays at 9:30 a.m. beginning July 10 in Room 206, Avon Campus. Book cost is $15. Childcare provided for additional cost. Registration is required for the class and childcare.

 

WOMEN'S EVENING BIBLE STUDY

Listen, Love, Repeat will explore why it's so difficult to put others first, and the joy that results from learning to live alertly so that we can bless others consistently. This study, open to all women, will meet at the Valley Bristol Hub (17 Plainville Ave. in Farmington).

Details: Seven Mondays at 7 p.m. beginning July 10 at The Hub. Book cost is $10. No childcare.

 

BAPTISMS iN THE FARMINGTON RIVER

This annual all-church event is a highlight of the summer. Come watch and support believers sharing their brief stories and declaring their faith in Jesus as they get baptized in the Farmington River.

Details: Sunday, July 23 beginning at 1:15 in the backyard of a private residence: 1671 Farmington Ave. in Unionville. Please plan to arrive a little early since on-site parking is limited.

Registration: None required to attend.

 

 

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. 

 

JUNE 25: LUNCH GATHERING

Stick around after the service for a campus-wide lunch. We can leave most of church "unpacked" for the summer starting this Sunday, so we'll celebrate by gathering and grilling!

Details: Sunday, June 25, after the worship service at Greene-Hills. Lunch is free.

Registration: None required.

 

JUNE 25: NEW ENTRANCE

Heads-up! We're going to try a new entrance and exit for our worship service starting June 25. Cars will be directed toward the side and back lots, and you will enter the school at the side entrance right next to the Gym. Just follow the signs for your "Summer VIP Backstage Entry" to Church in a Gym!

 

BAPTISM CLASS AT GHS

This preparatory class is required for students (entering Grades 6-12) and adults who want to publicly declare their faith in Jesus by baptism. This class is for Bristol Campus attenders. Bristol Campus children must attend the Wednesday night sessions at the Avon Campus (see link at left). River Baptisms are July 23 in the Farmington River.

Details: Sunday, July 9, at 9 a.m. at Greene-Hills School. 

 

WOMEN'S EVENING BIBLE STUDY

AT THE HUB

A seven-week Bible study called Listen, Love, Repeat will explore why it's so difficult to put others first, and the joy that results from learning to live alertly so that we can bless others consistently.

Details: Seven Mondays beginning July 10 at 7 p.m. at The Hub (17 Plainville Ave. in Farmington).

 

BRISTOL MEN "MICRO-GROUPS"

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.

 

GROWTH GROUPS

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.