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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

“Winds of Change”

Bill Hayden, Pastor, Villages Chapel
Date Published: 
Friday, May 22, 2020

     My birth city is filled with neglected and abandon properties all over the town. The downtown district that reflected the prosperity of the US Steel Industry, mass transportation, the Gary Hotel, high fashion stores, several movie theaters, and all the trimmings now lies in ruins today. There are very few signs that remind me of the city’s former glory. Many years ago, I was told that someone was selling the bricks of my former high school as souvenirs to anyone who had taught or attended there.

     People made promises to restore the city but corruption became the cancer that killed everyone’s hope for their dreams of a better tomorrow. I have school mates and relatives who have remained in the city because they missed the day of opportunity to make a difference or relocate. So many of the city’s people have become depressed to the point of hopelessness, rather than being able to find offering solutions to the problem.

     Yet, there are always those pockets of beauty throughout the city where people who love life are helping others to transition towards improvement. There are gradual changes being made to restore buildings, shopping centers and homes. It is truly a labor of love that will require many years of commitment to revive the dreams of the hopeful.

     Does the city of your birth resemble anything of its former glory or has it become more than you could have ever imagined?

     The recent years, as well as the current days have forever redefined our definition of normality but the good news is nothing can replace LOVE. In the midst of tumultuous trouble in our world, there is a resurgence of love and care for each other. When a person loves someone or something, they are willing to make any and every kind of sacrifice to protect and preserve them or it. Villagers have said how much they love this Little Village (City) Community and I believe that they do, but the challenge is how do we they show it, going forward.

     With the understanding of our limitations, let’s remain vigilant and encourage each other to continue taking the proper precautions.

     Philippians 4:6-7 NLT  6. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. 7. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

     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 on audio. You can listen to his sermon via our Villages Community Website: later in the day.

     May God bless all of you with good health and reach out to someone!