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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

New Year's Commitments

Author: 
Senior Pastor Bill Hayden
Date Published: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

     When we were young, our thoughts were not bombarded with aging and death. If we were injured, we expected to recover in full form to do all the things that we enjoyed doing before our accident. After all, to have our lives interrupted at any level was looked at as an inconvenience.

     When we see our friends leaving us, we are forever reminded of the brevity of life and how important it is to take care of these bodies the best we can. We know that the need to have a healthy diet and regular exercise is of great importance in maintaing our vitality, but to do it is another thing. At the beginning of the year, most people have these grandiose ideas of getting into shape or making plans to do something that has been put on the shelf year after year. How many times have you heard the expression, "Well, something came up?" For some, they are hoping that something does come up because their hearts are not fully persuaded to achieve their desire.

     My sister, who lives alone in St. Anne, Illinois, on 12 acres, told me that she would love to come to California. I suggested that she place a label on a large jar stating "My trip to California" and put extra change in it. As the story goes, something always came up and the jar was never put into action. I didn't reveal to her that if she did it, I would start a jar on my end, "My sister's trip to California." I soon realized that she did not have a plan in place and, like most of us, life happens and we seldom fulfill some of those desires.

     This year, let's seek out a friend to hold us accountable to our desires and commitments to achieve our goals. We can make it fun as well as costly ($$) if we begin to get lazy and slack off on our commitment. A commitment focused on the right things will surely bring success. "Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass." Proverbs 37:5 KJV

     It's time to make the comittment and join us 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/ 

 

 

 

 

 

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