Our congregation is not alone as it pursues its ministry in the name of Jesus Christ. We are bound together in covenant with other churches to whom we offer our support and cooperation and from whom we gain encouragement and challenge.
We are a part of the Farmington Valley Association. The FVA has thirteen member churches in the towns of Avon, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Farmington, Granby, East Hartland, Plainville, Simsbury, Terryville, and Unionville.
This Association belongs to the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ. The Conference is comprised of 253 churches with 97,000 members among them. The churches are each self-governing and in covenantal relationship with one another through the Conference, sharing in mission in Connecticut and in work to strengthen one another.
The Conference is one of 39 conferences that comprise the United Church of Christ. The UCC is a 1.5 million member "united and uniting" Protestant denomination in the United States of America. Our membership descends from Congregational, Christian, Evangelical, and Reformed traditions, and dates its founding to June 25, 1957, the day the four denominations merged into one fellowship.
One of the truly special gifts of the Connecticut Conference is the camping and retreat center at Silver Lake in Sharon, CT. West Avon Church constructed one of the cabins at the camp as a tribute to the Rev. James Yee, a church member and a central figure in the origin of the camp.