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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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Relive The Gift

Revisit the Stories and Songs!

 

We hope you enjoyed The Gift. Your encouragement and support meant so much to the cast, musicians and volunteers who served tirelessly to put on a great show. 

Now the show is over ... sort of. For the people who became followers of Jesus during this time, a new life has begun. For others, this reinforcement of their faith will resonate throughout this Christmas season. And some of you will have new questions and unresolved ones after seeing The Gift. To quote from the song: "What if they're right? What if they're wrong?" We pray that you will continue asking these questions with a heart open to what God might be saying to you.

We hope this page helps you to relive, remember and rejoice in The Gift all year long.

About the verses: The links below are to a site called Bible Gateway, but we also encourage you to read them yourself in any Bible. Many of the events mentioned here are also covered in other books in the Bible, and most of the selected verses include the larger context of the scenes presented in The Gift.

About the songs: Various versions of most of the songs in The Gift can be viewed for free on YouTube. The links below are to specific versions on YouTube, utilizing an original recording when possible, and include lyrics on the video. Please remember before clicking: YouTube links include ads and public comments that may be inappropriate for children.

 

The Gift Scenes: Straight From The Bible

 

A Savior For The World is Foretold

And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Book of Isaiah, Chapter 9, Verses 1-7.

 

Jesus is Born in Bethlehem

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.

Book of Luke, Chapter 2, Verses 1-20.

Song with lyrics: "Here With Us"

Song with lyrics: "All Is Well"

 

VISIT OF THE MAGI

... they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.

Book of Matthew, Chapter 2, Verses 1-12.

Song with lyrics: "Angels We Have Heard On High"

 

JOHN THE BAPTIST PREPARES THE WAY

"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near."

Book of Matthew, Chapter 3

 

JESUS CALLS his first disciples

"Come, follow me ... and I will make you fishers of men."

Book of Matthew, Chapter 4, Verses 18-22.

 

declarations of blessedness

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted."

Book of Matthew, Chapter 5, Verses 1-12.

 

JESUS PERFORMS MIRACLES

This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him.

Turning Water Into Wine: Book of John, Chapter 2, Verses 1-11.

Healing a Blind Man: Book of Mark, Chapter 8, Verses 22-26.

Healing the demon-possessed: Book of Matthew, Chapter 4, Verses 23-25.

A Dead Girl and a Sick Woman: Book of Luke, Chapter 8, Verses 40-56.

Song with lyrics: "One Touch"

 

HOSANNA! JESUS' TRIUMPHAL ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM

Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, "Hosanna!"

 Book of Mark, Chapter 11, Verses 1-11.

 

THE LAST SUPPER

"This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you."

Book of Luke, Chapter 22, Verses 7-34

 

GETHSEMANE / JESUS IS ARRESTED

"Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak."

Book of Matthew, Chapter 26, Verses 36-56.

Song with lyrics: "I Must Leave You Now"

 

THE CRUCIFIXION and death of jesus

"I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."

Book of Luke, Chapter 23, Verses 26-49.

Song: "Watch The Lamb"

Song: "It Was My Sin"

 

THE RESURRECTION: HE'S ALIVE!

 "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!"

Book of Luke, Chapter 24.

Song: "He's Alive"

Song: "We Are The Reason"

 

Is Your Answer "Yes"? 

 

The Gift is now unwrapped, and only a question lingers: Will you accept God's free gift of forgiveness, salvation and eternal life?

Pastor Jay Abramson spoke after the performance about this decision — the most important one you'll ever make. The Lord's Prayer ("Our Father ...") includes asking God to forgive our trespasses, or sins, or debts — all meaning the same thing in the original Greek. So we all have a debt to pay. And the Bible says that there's only one way to pay that debt. There's only one "legal tender" for our sins: Jesus' blood and death on the cross. 

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. -- 1 John 1:9.

If you're ready to say "yes" you can do so right now! You don't have to be in a church or in the presence of a pastor. This is about your relationship with Jesus. If you'd like some help, here's a "yes" prayer from Pastor Jay Abramson. If you do so, would you let us know? We'd love to celebrate this life-changing news!