slideshow 1 slideshow 1b slideshow 2 slideshow 3 slideshow 4 slideshow 5 slideshow 6 slideshow 6b slideshow 7

Stephen Ministry    

Sunday Services

Sunday Services are again being held in Cribari Auditorium every Sunday at 10AM.

For those who cannot attend a prerecorded version of the sermon for that Sunday will be available at 9AM.

In addition, the live version of the sermon from a Sunday Service will be available on the website soon after that service is concluded.

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

“He Knows You”

Author: 
Pastor Bill Hayden, Sr. Pastor, Villages Community Chapel
Date Published: 
Friday, September 17, 2021

     There are times in our lives when we find it difficult to communicate to others how we really feel. When people are asked, “How are you doing?” We may give them a curt answer, “Fine...how about you?” We try to conceal that which we are really struggling with in the roller coaster effects of loneliness and sadness. We become evasive to the very people that can and will be there for us due to the fear of rejection. After projecting ourselves to be on to of life’s game for many years, we are sometimes ashamed to allow others to see our real struggles. Our pride can take us down a path of loneliness and isolation. 

     Eventually, people will have a breakthrough or a breakdown because we are created for relationships with God and with all creatures great and small. In creating man, God said, “It is not good that man should dwell alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.” So that in itself is an indicator that we need and thrive off of human contact. 

     Because of the negative, judgmental and increasingly difficult attitude of society, we are not encouraged to share our true feelings. In some cases, the impact of social media devalues the integrity of friendship. Sometimes you may discover that the very person you have trusted over the years turned out not to be a true friend. As a result, you have decided to suppress your feelings and concerns, in hopes of shielding yourself from further hurt. Consequently, you have joined the ranks of the walking wounded who have taken the same stance.

     When you feel that you have things that you can’t share with anyone, then share them with the One who knows you best. I leave you with a verse from Cleavant Derricks’ song: “Have A Little Talk With Jesus.” 

     “Well, you may have doubts and fears, Your eyes may fill with tears, My Jesus is a friend, Who watches day and night; Well, He’s gonna keep you safe, He’s the answer to my every prayer; Just a little talk with my Jesus Gonna make it right.”

     1 Peter 5:6-7 NIV 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”

     Join us for Chapel each Sunday Morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Cribari Auditorium for worship, fellowship, and refreshments. Also, visit our website at villagescommunitychapel.org or on YouTube for the Sermon series.