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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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FINDING YOUR WAY BACK TO GOD

This five-week class is helpful no matter where you are in your faith journey. If you're feeling distant from God, unsure about Christianity, or just became a new believer in Jesus, you'll find this series rewarding!

Details: The first session is Sunday, April 30, at 11:15 a.m. at the Avon Campus.

 

VALLEY SIMSBURY INTEREST MEETING

What's the big idea? Valley Simsbury is the next step in Valley's Grace & Mercy Vision -- a new approach to ministry. Come to this gathering and learn all about this pilot approach from Valley Simsbury Pastor Mark Woof.

Details: Sunday, May 7, at 1 p.m. in the Cafe at the Avon Campus. Also, check out the Valley Simsbury page.

 

101 connect

This class, one of the steps on Valley's "Spiritual Growth Path," focuses on your relationship with Jesus and the church. It also serves as Valley's membership class!

Details: We have two sessions coming up. Take the entire class in a half-day on Saturday, May 20; or sign up for four one-hour classes on Sunday mornings starting May 21.

Register for Saturday, May 20, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Valley Bristol Hub

Register for four Sundays starting May 21, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Avon Campus

 

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, June 10, 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.

 

"Marriage strong"

Take steps toward making your union "Marriage Strong" at this two-day seminar with Drs. Paul and Virginia Friesen. Sacrificial love, respect, and understanding our temperaments will be some of the topics discussed as we strive to strengthen and enrich your marriage.

Details: June 16-17 (Friday night and Saturday morning) at the Avon Campus. Cost is $15 per person. Childcare through Grade 5 is available for $10 per child (both sessions included); $20 family maximum.

 

SUMMER BIBLE CLUB

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. 

 

FINDING YOUR WAY BACK TO GOD

This five-week class is helpful no matter where you are in your faith journey. If you're feeling distant from God, unsure about Christianity, or a new believer in Jesus, you'll find this series rewarding!

Details: The first session is Sunday, April 30, at 9 a.m. at Greene-Hills School.

 

THE BOOK OF JONAH STUDY GROUP

The story of Jonah is so much more than what you may have learned in Sunday School! It's our own story, too. This eight-week study is facilitated by Jeff Partridge.

Details: The first session is Sunday, April 30, at 9 a.m. at Greene-Hills School.

 

RELATIONSHIPS IN GROUPS

Are you connected to a group at Valley Bristol? We have some great options: Growth Groups, Men's Micro-Groups, Women's Groups, and special studies.

Details and Registration: Please email Pastor Chris DeArman if you would like more information.

 

101 CONNECT

Take the entire 101 CONNECT class in one day! This session focuses on your relationship with Jesus and the church. It also serves as Valley's membership class.

Details: Saturday, May 20, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Valley Bristol Hub (17 Farmington Avenue in Plainville). This class is free.

 

SUMMER BIBLE CLUB

Registration is now OPEN for Summer Bible Club, for children from age 4 through fifth grade. Each year, between 350 and 400 students 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. Summer Bible Club takes place on the church grounds at our Avon Campus, located at 590 West Avon Road. Please visit our Summer Bible Club page for more information.

 

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.