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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

Walking in Others' Shoes

Author: 
Senior Pastor Bill Hayden
Date Published: 
Friday, November 10, 2017

           

     Did you ever have to wear your siblings clothing? You may have heard the saying: Don’t judge a person unless you have walked a mile in another man’s shoes. It never said to walk a mile in your sister’s shoes but I had to because I didn’t have shoes without holes in the soles.

     In my adolescent years my sisters lived with our aunt and uncle during our separation from our mother. I had visited their home and my sisters noticed my shoes and offered to give me a pair of penny loafers they had out grown. I thought about it and decided having some shoes was better than shoes with holes in the soles and they could pass as male shoes. I polished and placed brand new pennies in the slit of the shoes which made me smile a lot.

     Sometimes life has a way of tampering our pride and pressing upon us to accept things that we would not accept otherwise. I never thought that I would be faced with the challenge of having to wear my sister’s shoes ever but life doesn’t conform to us we conform to it. Faced with insurmountable challenges to live you learn to do what you have to do in order to live life above water.

     I’m not alone in my life’s experiences; many of you have had similar experiences that you can relate to. You may think that nobody knows or understands your challenges and personal struggles; we do understand because we are made from the same fabric. At some point in life your challenges and struggles will become another’s and it may not be a pair of shoes but life will go on.  

     So let’s not judge one another even if we have to wear one another’s shoes butto be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” {Ephesians 4:32 NKJV}

     Please feel free to join us and we promise not to judge you by the shoes on your feet. See you 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.  

     To learn more about the Villages Community Chapel visit our website at http://www.villagescommunitychapel.org/