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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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TUESDAY NIGHT LIFE

Valley is devoted to helping people come alive in Jesus, so "Tuesday Night Life" seemed an appropriate name for our new Tuesday night lineup of events. We’ve improved a few programs, added a group specifically for parents, and provided a time for all of us to spend just a few minutes with Pastor Jay as we do life together. More than 350 people gather each week for Tuesday Night Life -- come check it out at 6:15 p.m. 

Oct. 24 Alert: Instead of the regular Parent Group meeting, we have a one-night seminar entitled "What to Do About Halloween?" Parents (and grandparents) of all ages and stages are invited to this special event. No RSVP needed. We begin at 6:15 p.m. with "Ten Minutes with Pastor Jay" before meeting in Fellowship Hall at 6:30.

Oct. 31 Alert: We're taking a break from Tuesday Night Life to allow everyone to meet, greet, and BLESS friends and neighbors on the one night each year where people willingly visit strangers door-to-door! No dinner or activities at church this night.

 

celebrate recovery

Do you want freedom from your hurts, habits, and hang-ups? Join our Christ-centered recovery program as we work together to pursue a new life of peace and joy.

Details: Every Thursday at 6 p.m. beginning September 14. Dinner is provided.

Registration: None required.

 

 

Bristol Campus

We are one church (and one congregation) in multiple locations. All are welcome to attend any event.

AVEZZIE FOUNDATION         THANKSGIVING DRIVE

We're excited to be giving directly to our Greene-Hills School community in our Thanksgiving drive efforts this year! Valley Bristol is contributing food and helping deliver Thanksgiving cartons to needy families with kids attending Greene-Hills and other Bristol schools. This is all done through the Lauren E. Avezzie Charitable Foundation, which organizes this drive each year for households in the central Connecticut region.

PART I: The Foundation's goal is to serve 100 needy families, as determined by the Family Resource Center at Greene-Hills and other Bristol schools. We need to collect food! Please bring bags to Greene-Hills on Sundays; we'll store them for delivery during Thanksgiving week. We have a big challenge ahead of us; ask family and friends to help contribute, too! Please make sure all food is non-perishable and not past its expiration date. Here are the items needed:

THE FOOD LIST: 

    • Bag of potatoes 
    • Stuffing mix
    • Rice 
    • Canned gravy or gravy mix
    • Pie crust mix or ready-made pie crusts
    • Bag of apples
    • Canned vegetables, fruit, or pie filling
    • Fresh collard greens
    • Loaves of bread
    • Cranberry sauce
    • Apple or cranberry juice
    • Frozen turkeys
    • Grocery store gift cards
    • Tea
    • Coffee
    • Canned or packaged milk
    • Napkins
    • Disposable aluminum turkey baking pan

  

PART II: Here's a great way to do a good deed at the start of Thanksgiving Week. We're going to need dozens of volunteers to help sort cartons and then hand-deliver them to homes in Bristol. Part of the Avezzie Foundation's goal is to introduce community service to teenagers, too, so we're encouraging Valley Bristol students to get involved. Here's what will happen:

Sorting on Sunday, November 19: Volunteers will gather at The Hub from 2-5 p.m. to sort and prep the cartons for delivery. Many hands will make for quick work! Perfect as well for children and teens. Start your Thanksgiving Week by serving others!

Delivery on Monday, November 20: The Avezzie Foundation needs adult drivers and student assistants to deliver cartons to homes in Bristol. Deliveries will be made from 3-7:30 p.m. All drivers and students must complete registration forms in advance. This is also a great way for couples to serve together (two adults in a car) in Thanksgiving Week. If you're interested in helping out, please contact Cindi Avezzie or Paul Semanski.

 

women's BIBLE STUDY:    listen, love, repeat

Our culture is self-obsessed, but despite paying more attention to ourselves, people are less content than ever. Why? Join us for this six-session Karen Ehman video Bible study and discover the joy of putting others first.

Details: Mondays at 7 p.m. at The Hub (17 Farmington Ave. in Plainville). There is a cost for materials. No childcare.

 


VALLEY BRISTOL STUDENT hub nights

Sixth-12th grade students, stop by The Hub this fall for games, food, and fun. It's a great opportunity to bring a friend along, too.

Details: Every other Wednesday starting September 20. We'll go from 7-8:30 p.m. at The Hub (17 Farmington Avenue in Plainville).

Registration: None. Just show up!

 

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 Jerry Costley 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.