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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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Christmas at Valley

 

Christmas Eve Service Schedule

 

With Christmas Eve on a Sunday this year, we have a different kind of Christmas Eve service schedule! On Sunday, December 24, we'll gather and worship on Christmas Eve morning, leaving the evening flexible for you to spend Christmas Eve night with family, friends, and loved ones. Here's the complete plan:

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23

Please note: There will be no Saturday night dinner or adult/children's classes on December 23, except for kids ages 3 and under. Family Service only!

5 p.m.: Christmas "Eve" Family Service, Sanctuary, Avon Campus. Brandon Sanford will lead the annual Family Service, suitable for kids, parents, and the young at heart. Children's classes for kids 3 and under.

Valley Simsbury:  Christmas "Eve" Gathering at Eno Memorial Hall in Simsbury, 4:30 p.m.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24

Please note: There will be no adult or student communities on December 24.

8 a.m.: Christmas Eve Contemporary Service, Sanctuary, Avon Campus. Final Advent message from Pastor Jay. Children's classes for kids 3 and under.

9:30 a.m.: Christmas Eve Traditional Service, Sanctuary, Avon Campus. Final Advent message from Pastor Jay. Children's classes for infants-Grade 5.

9:30 a.m.: Christmas Eve Contemporary Service, The Venue, Avon Campus. Final Advent message from Pastor Jay. Children's classes for infants-Grade 5.

10 a.m.: Valley Bristol Christmas Eve Service, Greene-Hills School Gym. Final Advent message from Pastor Jay. Children's classes for infants-Grade 5.

11:15 a.m.: Christmas Eve Traditional Service, Sanctuary, Avon Campus. Final Advent message from Pastor Jay. Children's classes for infants-Grade 5.

11:15 a.m.: Christmas Eve Contemporary Service, The Venue, Avon Campus. Final Advent message from Pastor Jay. Children's classes for infants-Grade 5.

 

Valley Schedule, Dec. 25-Jan. 2

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 25

Church closed in observance of Christmas.

 

TUESDAY-wednesday, december 26-27

Church offices are open, but groups and activities are very limited: No Tuesday dinner, no Tuesday Night Life, no Men's Fraternity (AM or PM), no children's clubs or student activities. Please check with your group or event leader if you have questions.

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28

Celebrate Recovery will meet as usual (dinner at 6 p.m.; large-group time at 7 p.m.)

No Young Adults or other activities on this day.

 

friday, DECEMBER 29

Church offices are open but there are no groups or activities this day.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30

Please note: There will be no Saturday night dinner or adult/children's communities on December 30. Worship Service only!

5 p.m.: Contemporary Worship Service, Sanctuary, Avon Campus.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31

Please note: There will be no adult or student communities on December 31. There will be no 8 a.m. service in the Sanctuary or 11:15 service in The Venue. Children's communities, including Amp40, will be held as usual at Avon and Bristol.

9:30 a.m.: Contemporary Worship Service, Sanctuary, Avon Campus.

10 a.m.: Valley Bristol Worship Service, Greene-Hills Gym.

11:15 a.m.: Blended Worship Service, Sanctuary, Avon Campus.

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 1

Church office closed in observance of New Year's Day.

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 2

Regular church events and activities resume, including dinner and Tuesday Night Life!

 

Advent Resources and Tips for Parents

How do we keep our focus on Jesus this Christmas? When our children confuse Santa Claus and Jesus, how do we help them see that the story of Jesus’ birth is true and changes the focus of our lives? Let this Christmas be about giving, expectations for miracles, and Christ living in us. Use these Advent activities and resources to worship and discover together what Christmas can be when Jesus is the focus and the light of our home.

TRUTHS FOR CHILDREN

PreK/K

  • Christmas is when we celebrate Jesus’ birthday.
  • God loves all people. We show His love to others when we share and give.
  • God can do amazing things that people cannot do. We call those things miracles.
  • God can use us to help Him in His work when we pray and ask Him to lead us.

Elementary

  • We celebrate Christmas - Jesus’ birthday - as the time when He came to earth to set the example for us.
  • God loves when we give cheerfully and He wants us to trust Him to provide what we need. He wants us to use our treasures for His purposes.
  • God has a good plan for our lives. He also wants us to follow His lead as He guides us in life. God wants me to appreciate my uniqueness and use it for His glory as I imitate Jesus and love like He loved.
  • A miracle is a surprise event caused by God that cannot be explained by science or for any other reason. Jesus' birth was a miracle. God still does miracles today.

What is Advent and should we celebrate it in our homes?

i want to bless others as a family during this season.

I want my family to focus more on Jesus this December.

My kids are confusing Jesus and Santa Claus. Help!

I am looking for Christmas music that helps US focus on Jesus this Christmas.

 Many of these books and resources can be checked out from the Valley Children's Library at the Avon Campus.

 

INFORMATION ABOUT   "LESSONS & CAROLS"

This is a special service featuring traditional Christmas music and Scripture, an event suitable for Valley attenders and guests! “A Thrill of Hope” will feature a full orchestra, choirs, handbells, and your voices. There will be two services on Sunday, December 17, at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

If you don't have a ticket: All of the tickets for Sanctuary seating have been acquired, but we are pleased to offer the opportunity to experience this service in Fellowship Hall, festively-decorated and featuring a giant video screen with a live stream of the service. You won't miss a thing, including the chance to sing along when appropriate! Admission is free.

Ticket-holders: You must bring your Eventbrite ticket to the service! We will be scanning them before you enter the Sanctuary. Each attender must have his/her own ticket. There is no assigned seating.

Got a ticket you can't use?: Please do a kind deed and return the ticket(s) to Valley so someone else can sit in the Sanctuary. You an return tickets to the Welcome Desk (during services) or the Reception Desk (weekdays). Or mail them to:

Phyllis Butta, Valley Community Baptist Church, 590 W. Avon Road, Avon CT 06001

Got a question? Call the church at 860.673.6826 or email Worship Arts Admin Phyllis Butta.

We're asking each family in attendance to bring a food bag as an act of worship, to be placed under a tree before you enter the Sanctuary. Food will be donated to Gifts of Love, serving the needy in our community this Christmas. Here are the food items as requested by Gifts of Love:

  • Canned Fruits

  • Canned Vegetables

  • Juice Boxes

  • Boxed Cereals 

  • Tuna Fish

  • Pasta

  • Soup

  • Baking Supplies (sugar, flour, etc.)

  • Coffee 

  • Jelly (plastic bottles if possible)

  • Toiletries (shampoo/deodorant/soap)