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

We worship together on Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m in the Sanctuary in Avon. There's also a service at 10:30 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.


Middle School


Middle Schoolers: Come join a group that has been formed and fashioned completely for you! At Valley's Avon Campus, you and your friends can come together, be yourselves, have fun, and get to know God.

Every week, more than 100 students (Grades 6-8) just like you gather from all over. We meet for Amp40 and Amp70 on Sundays and for Riot on Wednesdays (during the school year). And the Student Ministry Team (SMT) meets on a monthly basis. 

Check out the Upcoming Events page for the current schedule.


 Wednesday Nights


Wednesday Nights (during the school year) | 7-8:45 p.m. | Valley Avon

At Riot, students engage in fun activities and hear Bible teaching relevant to their everyday lives. Students then break into small groups called "Huddles," where they become more acquainted with their peers and leaders as they encourage each other in their faith. Invite your friends! No need to register.




Wednesday Nights (during the school year) 

HNO dates: October 9, December 11, May 13

Occasionally, each Huddle group plans a Huddle Night Out where they meet for a special, fun activity or service project.

For October 9, drop off and pick up students at these HNO locations:

6th Grade Guys: Blue Fox Rock N' Bowl, 1603 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury. Bring $15. Drop off at 7 p.m., pick up by 8:30 p.m.

6th Grade Girls: Dinner at Lisa's Luna Pizza in Simsbury Commons, 530 Bushy Hill Rd. Bring $10 for pizza. Drop off at 7 p.m., pick up by 8:30 p.m.

7th Grade Guys: Blue Fox Rock N' Bowl, 1603 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury. Bring $15. Drop off at 7 p.m., pick up by 8:30 p.m.

7th Grade Girls: Dinner at Bertucci's, 380 West Main St., Avon. Bring $10 for pizza. Drop off at 6:30 p.m., pick up at 8 p.m.

8th Grade Guys: Spare Time Bowling, Bristol Commons, 177 Farmington Ave., Bristol. Bring $20 for bowling, laser tag, and pizza. Drop off at 6:30 p.m., pick up at 8:30 p.m.

8th Grade Girls: Pumpkin-carving in Fellowship Hall at Valley Avon. Bring a pumpkin and carving tool. Drop off at 7 p.m., pick up at 8:30 p.m.



Amp40 & Amp70

Sundays (all year)

Amp40: At the Avon Campus, students begin in the worship service and are dismissed to Room 305 before the sermon during the 9 a.m. service

Amp70: Students of parents serving and/or in a Community are invited to join us at the Avon Campus in Room 305 at 9 a.m.


Student Ministry Team


Sunday afternoons (once a month) | 12-1:30 p.m.

Student Ministry Team (SMT) is for all 7th and 8th graders who want to grow deeper in their relationship with Christ and learn to live by faith: students who are ready to commit to a team that will make the Middle School Ministry more exciting and effective. SMT meets once a month on Sunday afternoon at the Avon Campus throughout the school year. Complete the application here.




Middle School Media


By texting students to 860.365.8080, you can receive occasional text message reminders and updates for the Student Ministry.

Check out our Facebook page for updates, pictures and videos!

We are also on Instagram as valleystudents - follow us!






Contact Us

Brandon Sanford
Director of Student Ministries
860.673.6826 x103

Julia Brown
Interim Associate Director of Student Ministries
860.673.6826 x103

Ben Dery
Interim Student Ministry Associate
860.673.6826 x103

Bryan Minerly
Worship and Student Associate
860.673.6826 x103

Melissa Richards

Administrative Assistant

860.673.6826 x103