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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 until further notice.

Videos of the sermons  will be published on the web site each Saturday night for use by the congregation on Sunday morning.

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

“Thriving or Surviving”

Bill Hayden, Pastor, Villages Chapel
Date Published: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

     In all that we have gone through in the year 2020, can we say that we have grown stronger in our faith and in our reliance on God’s faithfulness or have we grown more cynical? There were so many promises made by our leaders and promises that we have made but failed to keep. We may find ourselves challenged with thoughts of hopelessness that things are not changing for the better. It seems that the more technological advancements are created, with the promises of a better life, the less freedom and security is enjoyed. Do we throw our hands up, shut down and wait for the end or do we develop a plan to thrive and survive?    

     I was watching a program the other night concerning families who had decided to live off the grid. They had moved to a remote area away from the hustle and bustle of mainstream living to the wilderness in Alaska or to other locations in the states. They had studied the natural resources of the land prior to relocating and decided to live on the resources that nature provided. With earning enough money from their previous jobs and downsizing, they could acquire land. A homestead is developed, live stock is raised and a vegetable garden planted for their survival. This type of life style is reserved for the young, strong, healthy and anti-social.

     I believe that each of us possess the potential, not just to survive but, to thrive with God’s wisdom alone. There are people born with disabilities who have excelled to achieve great accomplishments because their will to overcome was stronger than their circumstances.

     Our challenge in 2021 is to hold on to truth because truth is unbending. We have survived a year of untruths that have caused great harm to innocent victims who had potential to thrive in life. As we move forward in the coming days, hold on to this truth: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV.  Read it, receive it and believe it each morning as you rise to greet the day.

"GOOD NEWS!  Join us each week at 10 a.m., Pastor Bill will deliver his Sunday Morning Sermon Message on video. You can experience his sermon via our Villages Community Website:

May God bless all of you with good health!