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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

“Keep A Light On”

Bill Hayden, Pastor, Villages Chapel
Date Published: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

     Back in the 1980’s Motel 6 ran a commercial with a Mr. Bodett who coined the budget-priced chain's enduring tagline, "We'll leave the light on for you." Tom Bodett's advertisements for Motel 6 poked fun at some amenities and of more expensive Motel chains when all you needed was a good place to sleep at an affordable price. People would repeat the tagline to their loved ones to let them know that they would always have a place in their hearts and a room for their return.

     I remember when my wife (Gloria) and I moved to the Villages over 15 years ago and the lighting at night was very dim. It became difficult to see if you didn’t know your way around. Today, the lighting is so much better for those of us who have to deal with impaired vision. The value of having good lighting in the darkness is essential in assisting us in our health and safety, especially as we age. I am sure that you have heard people say that a friend of theirs’s had tripped or fallen over an object that they couldn’t see.

     Lighting technology has made tremendous advancements from light bulbs to Smart lights, LED innovations and High-Efficiency Ballasts to maximize energy. Some lights are so bright that a regular light bulb would be pale in comparison. It’s difficult to imagine trying to live without light in a totally pitch black world. Living in darkness is good for somethings but not for human beings.

     Natural sources of light include the sun, moon, stars, fire, and electricity in storms. There are even some animals and plants that can create their own light, such as fireflies, jellyfish, and mushrooms. People seldom think of themselves as emitters of light but all humans give off mostly infrared radiation, which is electromagnetic radiation with a frequency lower than visible light.

     Jesus told His followers that they are the light of the world and that their light could not be hidden. If there is one thing that a true believer will always bring into a dark situation it is the light of hope to those who have lost their way in the shadow of darkness.

     Matthew 5:16 NIV “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven”.

     So, let’s leave a light on in our hearts for others to see and find their way to the peace and rest that surpasses all understanding in Jesus Christ.

     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: later in the day.

     May God bless all of you with good health please reach out to someone and keep the faith!