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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

'What Matters Most'

Author: 
Bill Hayden, Pastor, Villages Chapel
Date Published: 
Friday, March 27, 2020

     There is nothing like a crisis in life to determine a person’s priorities and beliefs. Some people have the ability to acquire wealth, prestige and fame but may lack the character to be a benevolent person. With the accumulation of wealth, it could be difficult for some to view themselves as the average Joe. It is a grace to be able to place yourself in another person’s shoes who may have less or very little.

     If we are honest, there are very few people who want to be classified as the average Joe or poor. The reality is that there are more average Joes and poor people in the world than there are elites, who appear to have the world in their hands.

     The other day I was checking my cell phone and a site popped up showing how much some celebrities had spent on their dwellings. I assumed that they had worked hard and were proud to have achieved their dream palaces. The appearance of their properties revealed that they didn’t cut any corners in fulfilling their desires. I asked myself, “If I had their money, would I want the same thing?” I’m not sure I would have the same desires.  

     During the California fire outbreak many of those wealthy homes in Southern California burned to the ground leaving only remnants of their former glory. Hundreds of homes in other parts of the country, are destroyed, in a day, by tornadoes, hurricanes, mud slides, floods, earthquakes and the like. It is very humbling when you have invested your life in something that has been decimated in an instance. Many people grieved, but were grateful for their lives and believed that they could start over.  

     There comes a time in life for self-examination and self-discovery of what and where our priorities are or should be. With all the business of daily living we can, and do neglect the more important things, because we are juggling a 100 other tasks. Somethings we can afford to neglect, while other things can adversely affect our lives, such as a global virus. Who would have thought that a virus (Coronavirus) could place every human being, regardless of status, on the same playing…praying ground.

     People are acting out of fear and greed. It’s not, “All for One and One for All” but rather “One for me and All for me” as people run down the grocery aisles clearing the shelves. While others capitalize on people’s needs by selling their goods at ridiculous prices for profit.

     After the initial fear, it was refreshing to hear and see people helping others. It's these times that test the souls and examine the hearts of men.

     1 Corinthians 13:13 NKJV “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

     As per the CDC and the Villages Management, all congregational meetings have been cancelled thru the end of April to deter the possibility of Coronavirus spreading. GOOD NEWS!  Pastor Bill will still deliver his Sunday Morning Sermon Message on audio. You can listen to his sermon via our Villages Community Website: www.Villagescommunitychapel.org

     May God bless all of you with good health!