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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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World Outreach Week

Saying is Believing - March 16-24, 2019

This year’s theme captures the modern missions use of “orality,” which refers to reliance upon the spoken word for communication. Orality is an ancient phenomenon that obviously continues to this day, including “oral societies” that pass along important information from generation to generation without putting anything in writing. They rely on the spoken word, including its sung and chanted forms.

Even in highly literate societies, technology is driving more people toward using voice and photos to communicate, rather than written text. The world now has the same access to cell phones as it does working toilets! So, even in cultures where people can read, a growing number of people prefer forms of communication that don't require reading.

(Adapted from International Orality Network)

 

What's Happening at WOW

 

Guest speakers
Saturday & Sunday, March 16-17 Worship Services

Valley Avon - Aicha Hosni, Pioneers, Tunisia
Valley Bristol - Molly Hurtado, ABC Women's Center, Middletown, CT
Valley Simsbury - Wycliffe Bible Translators, South Asia

 

FELLOWSHIP HALL TOUR
March 16-24,  Valley Avon

Fellowship Hall will once again be transformed into a globe-trotting experience featuring guest missionaries in mini-replica settings where they serve. This year's Tour will take Valley children, students, and adults to India, Tunisia, and Dominican Republic. Tours take place after all services beginning Saturday, March 16. Some Communities will have specific visiting times, including Valley Bristol and Valley Simsbury. Please see the schedule on the right for details.

 

LUNCH: Egypt & Lebanon Mission Trip Celebration
SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 12:30 P.M. ROOM 206, Valley AVON

Come for lunch and a presentation from the recent mission trip participants who provided medical care to refugees in Egypt and Lebanon. No reservation is required. (Donations accepted)

 

Missionary prayer breakfsts
Weekdays, MARCH 17-22, 7:15 a.m,  ROOM 206, VALLEY AVON

Join us each morning for breakfast, prayer, and a missionary update.

Monday - Aicha Hosni, Pioneers, Tunisia
Tuesday - Fred & Kasandra O'Brien, Kids Alive International, Dominican Republic
Wednesday - Missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators, South Asia
Thursday - Anneli Johnson, Cru, Sweden
Friday - Missionaries with Crossworld, Western Asia 

Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m., Christau's Home
This weekend Prayer Breakfast will feature missionary guests Jeff & Chris Klaucke and an Uzbek evangelist, and will be held at the Christgau's home in Farmington.

 

ALERT312 Concert
Friday, MARCH 22, 7-8:30 P.M. Sanctuary, VALLEY AVON

In an inspiring celebration of our “Saying is Believing” WOW theme, the Chicago-based Christian hip-hop trio Alert312 brings its distinctive beats and God-glorifying music to Valley! Meet the guys after the concert; light refreshments will be serviced.

Purchase tickets ($8)

 

LUNCH: IS MISSIONS IN MY FUTURE?
SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 12:30 P.M. ROOM 206, Valley Avon

Can you grow up in the Hartford area and develop a passion for reaching Muslims for Christ? Anneli Johnson from First Church in Wethersfield, and Valley's newest missionary partner, will tell her story. Her mom and dad will also share. No reservation required. (Complimentary lunch)

 

Urban Bus tour
SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 12:30 - 4 p.m.

Hop on the bus and travel to Hartford for a tour of two of Valley's local outreach partners, South Park Inn Shelter and Hartford City Mission. We'll have lunch and meet some of the staff and volunteers that help these ministries make an impact for the Gospel in Hartford. Register here, or at the end of the WOW Tour. Cost is $5 per person or $10 for a family.

 

FAITH PROMISE Giving
Saturday & Sunday, March 23-24, Worship SERVICES 

Rescuing abandoned kids in the Caribbean. Reaching Muslims with Christ’s love in the Middle East. Restoring hope among the poor around the world and in Connecticut. This is what your Faith Promise Giving accomplishes every year. There’s no endowment for World Outreach. No special reserve fund. We support 40 missionaries and 10 agencies with whatever Valley attenders give. It’s that simple – and that vulnerable. Without Faith Promise Giving, fewer kids are rescued. Fewer non-believers are reached. Less hope is restored. Will you participate? Pray about Faith Promise Giving and learn more at our March 23-24 services or at valleycommunity.cc/wow.

Click here to make your Faith Promise now online!

Still unsure about Faith Promise Giving? Watch this:

 

PRAYER PARTNERS

At the end of the Fellowship Hall Tour you will have an opportunity to get information about missionaries we support, and consider becoming a prayer partner for one or more of them. Go to our Prayer Partner page for a preview. 

 

 

DAY-BY-DAY SCHEDULE

Note: Other than the Women's Missions Dinner, no registration or RSVP is required aAfor any WOW event.

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 17

Valley Bristol Prayer Breakfast: Eugene Chinunga, serving with T-Net Training in Malawi, is our guest. Breakfast starts at 9 a.m. at the Christgau home: 18 Wintonberry Drive in Farmington.

Sermon speaker: Guest speaker Paul Borthwick shares a message at the 5 p.m. service.

Faith Promise: Cards or promises will be collected at the service. Or make your Faith Promise now online!

Fellowship Hall Tours: Open to all, following the 5 p.m. service.

Valley Bristol: A special Fellowship Hall Tour for Valley Bristol begins at 6 p.m.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 18

Sermon speaker: Guest speaker Paul Borthwick shares a message at the 8, 9:30, and 11:15 a.m. services in the Sanctuary. A video of his sermon will be featured at the Bristol Campus (10 a.m.) and The Venue (11:15 a.m.).

Faith Promise: Cards or promises will be collected at the service. Or make your Faith Promise now online!

Fellowship Hall Tours: Open to all, following all Avon Campus services.

Long-Term Missions Lunch: Is missions in your future? Hear from Paul Borthwick about serving in long-term missions. Lunch begins at 12:45 p.m. in Room 206.