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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

“Lights On”

Bill Hayden, Pastor, Villages Chapel
Date Published: 
Friday, August 7, 2020

     There is a feeling of helplessness whenever we lose something precious to us, whether it be the freedom of movement, treasured relationships, financial stability or physical abilities. I think about the people who have lost their businesses, homes, jobs and love ones due to the recent pandemic, which still hasn't gone away. It breaks my heart to see people being cavalier and not protecting themselves from Covid19. Do they think that the virus is resistant to a person’s refusal to protect themselves? It’s like a person saying, “I’m going to walk in the rain without an umbrella and not get wet”. Well, all righty then!

     I realize that we can only do our best to safeguard ourselves from unnecessary suffering and loss, but life happens and every person will suffer loss at some point in their life. Imagine a person investing in a relationship that ends in death or divorce. Imagine a person who finally builds a dream house only to lose it as a result of natural or a man made disaster. Imagine a person having a career as a mechanic and one day loses his right hand and can no longer be that ace mechanic on the job. Imagine someone who you loved and encouraged to wear protective clothing died because they refused to do so.

     As much as we would love to be in control of every detail in our lives and all of our decisions were perfect, there are some things outside of our influence and abilities. Having control of every detail would be disappointing in the long run. If we were in control, we would never experience the sense of accomplishment that occurs when we overcome the struggles of growth. Could your life be better if you were in complete control? Would you be a more compassionate person who understood other people’s sufferings, or would you have an attitude that they should be more like you.!

     Proverbs 4:18 NLT The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.

     God’s plans for us has a higher success rate than ours.

     GOOD NEWS!  Join us each week at 10 a.m., Pastor Bill will deliver his Sunday Morning Sermon Message on video. You can experience his sermon via our Villages Community Chapel Website:

     May God bless all of you with good health!