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Stephen Ministry    

Sunday Services Cancelled Due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Covid-19 Virus

As per the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health and the Villages Management, all Chapel services have been cancelled thru April.

Our Senior Pastor Bill Hayden will be recording sermons on the affected dates and they will be published on the web site soon afterwards.

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

“Trust Me”

Author: 
Bill Hayden, Pastor, Villages Chapel
Date Published: 
Friday, July 3, 2020

     When someone asks you to trust them, it is very difficult if the person who is asking you to trust them has had failures in their past. There are so many factors involved in putting your trust in another person, especially whose life has been marred by mishaps.

     On a large scale many of us have made commitments and found ourselves not living up to them for whatever reason that we ascribe to. God created us with emotions and sometimes we allow our emotions to override rational thinking and leave us in a state of fear. People who have been gripped by fear in a panic have brought harm to themselves or others.

     We are witnessing the effects that fear has upon individuals all across the country in the senseless killings of individuals because of a person’s appearance. Living in an environment where you don’t feel safe anywhere is tormenting, to say the least. The torment is like teasing a caged lion every day and never giving thought about what would happen if one day the caged door was breached.

     Though we may desire to be trusted by friends and strangers, we cannot demand others to trust us. We must first have the spirit of humility and compassion for others and treat them with dignity as we would want to be treated. When a person gives you eye contact and extends a greeting to you they are asking you to trust them.

     We are discovering each day that the smallest act of injustice affects the whole world. Let’s do this, before you start your day: 1. Put yourself in another person’s shoes. 2. Look for ways to show kindness to another person. We are all witnesses to the effects of hatred but kindness has a ripple effect of blessings all over our world.

     The only difference in making our world better is your positive and active participation in extending grace to others.

     Matthew 16:19 NKJV “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

     As per the CDC and the Villages Management, all congregational meetings have been cancelled until we receive clearance to assemble due to the possibility of Coronavirus spreading. GOOD NEWS!  Pastor Bill will still deliver his Sunday Morning Sermon Message now on video. You can see his sermon via our Villages Community Website: www.Villagescommunitychapel.org later in the day.

     May God bless all of you with good health, and reach out to someone!