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Sunday Services

Sunday Services are again being held in Cribari Auditorium every Sunday at 10AM.

For those who cannot attend a prerecorded version of the sermon for that Sunday will be available at 9AM.

In addition, the live version of the sermon from a Sunday Service will be available on the website soon after that service is concluded.

Welcome to the Villlages Community Chapel

The Villages Community Chapel is a multi denominational Christian Church serving those who live the Villages Golf and Country Club and the nearby Assisted Living Facilities in San Jose, CA.  Our weekly worship service is held at 10AM Sundays in the Cribari Auditorium in the Villages.

A Word From The Pastor

“Broken But Repairable”

Author: 
Pastor Bill Hayden, Sr. Pastor, Villages Community Chapel
Date Published: 
Friday, December 3, 2021

     Just the other day my wife broke an incense holder and asked me, “Can you repair this with glue?” I told her, that I had plenty of glue but that doesn’t guarantee that I can repair it. In life there are things that are beyond repairing, especially if it is shattered in a thousand pieces.

     I like the definition in Webster’s Dictionary of the word Restoration. It is a return of something to a former, original, normal or unimpaired condition. There may be lots of things that you can think of such as a house, a car, a piece of furniture and the list can go on.

     I’ve seen houses that appear to be unrepairable and should be considered for demolition. There were broken windows, doors off hinges, electrical wiring stripped from the walls, holes in the roof and floors while the structure remained intact. On back roads, I also have observed old rusty abandoned cars that were very elegant in their day. Nor is it unusual to see discarded furniture on the curb with a sign that says, “FREE.”

     A person who has creative vision and the resources can bring back the features to their original state or better. A house can be restored with new windows, doors, wiring, new paint, roof and all the trimmings. The old rusted and deserted car can be restored with a new paint job which looks nearly priceless. Needless to say, that abandoned furniture can be sanded, re-glued, refinished to resemble a piece of new furniture from the factory.

     When it comes to broken relationships, they are much harder to repair than houses, cars and furniture because there are so many other human factors to consider such as honesty, reliability, trust, love, forgiveness and a person’s emotional state. Relationships can also be further complicated because it involves imperfect people who were created for relationships with God.

     All human beings were created in God’s image and likeness for an open, honest and healthy relationships with Him. Adam and Eve’s relationship lasted until they decided to disobey God which resulted in feelings of guilt, shame and abandonment.

     The month of December is a reminder of how much God the Father desires to restore our broken relationships with Him and others by sending His Son. If you are open to be restored, let this month be a turning point in your life.

     Jeremiah 29:13 ESV You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”

     Join us for Chapel each Sunday Morning at 10 a.m. in the Cribari Auditorium for worship, renewal, fellowship and refreshments. Also visit our Website for past sermons: at http://villagescommunitychapel.org