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Stephen Ministry    

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

What Are You Looking for? And did You Find It?

Author: 
Senior Pastor Bill Hayden
Date Published: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

     I was notified the other week from a text that I received from CVS that a prescription was available for pick up. Since I was going to CVS, my wife asked me to pick up a few items for her as well, and I did. Without fail the cashier asked me a question that I would find a reason to make a joke or two about. Sir, “Did you find everything that you were looking for?”  I am asked that same question almost every time I make a purchase, at almost every store.

     When I returned home my wife asked, “Did you get everything on the list?” We sat at the dinning room table having a casual conversation about one of our grandchildren who was interviewing for a new job. During our conversation I was reminded about the question, “Did you find what you are looking for?” I brushed it off because I had found everything that was needed on the list. However, the thought kept returning and I began that think about other people who have been asked that very same question. The wheels began to turn and I pondered about life.

     I thought about the many times I had gone from store to store to find an item on my list. Sometimes it was an exercise in futility because it was no longer available anywhere. Can you imagine a person going through life running from place to place and never finding what they are looking for, or really need? What a nightmare that would be to live constantly looking for something that was out of reach or didn’t exist.

     A lot of store's goals are to be a “One stop shopping place” for all your wants and needs. Out of all the stores and aisles that I have walked down, I have yet to see an aisle for: mending broken hearts, forgiveness, acceptance, love, peace, joy, happiness or wealth. I realize that somethings can only come from the one who created us. Philippians 4:19 NLT “And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.”  

     Today, I can say Yes, I’ve found everything I’m looking for in having a relationship with God.

     Let’s get the support we need. Please join us this Sunday at the Villages Community Chapel in Cribari Auditorium 10a.m. to be encouraged over the Word, a cup of coffee and cookies. The chapel is a place for needs to be met, faith to be affirmed and people to love.  We would love to meet you.