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Stephen Ministry   

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

Fighting Loneliness

Author: 
Senior Pastor Bill Hayden
Date Published: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

     

     There are times when people entertain the thought, “I just want to be left alone.” How do we interpret that statement? Do they really want to be left alone or are they saying that they need some time for themselves? Are they saying that they don’t want to be bothered with you? I can’t imagine a person desiring loneliness and isolation over personal contact with another person. 

     This time of year, some people feel the deep pains of loneliness, isolation and rejection. A person can be surrounded by friends and family but still have a sense of loneliness. This is a great opportunity for you and me to bring a little sunshine into their lives, by phone calls, sending cards or better yet, a visit. “A merry heart does good, like medicine, But, a broken spirit dries the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22 NKJV). I see during my visits to senior living and rehabilitation centers, people feeling isolation and others feeling rejection. Well meaningful family remembers have had to place a parent into a facility to get care but some seldom visit after placing them there.

     Life happens and the longer we live the closer we get to being the next person who feels lonely, isolated or rejected. Be the game changer. Take the opportunity to be a blessing to someone; for after all, when you choose to take action, in the end, you bless yourself.

     Now that you have read this message, what are you willing to do for others who you know may need a visit or a weekly call?  You can make a big difference in another person’s life if you have the will to do so.

     Let’s stop the tide of loneliness, isolation and the feeling of rejection that others may be challenged with especially during this season. 

     We have the perfect event to share with someone, ‘Our Christmas Cantata’ this Sunday, “The Heart of Christmas” December 17th at 10:00 am at the Villages Community Chapel in the Cribari Auditorium. Invite or bring someone you know to this very uplifting ‘Celebration’. You’ll be glad that you did! Seats are filling up so make sure you come and take your seat!
     The chapel is a place for needs to be met, faith to be affirmed and people to love.  We would love to meet you.  If you would like to make an appointment with Pastor Bill please call the office at 408-238-3079.

To learn more about the Villages Community Chapel visit our website at http://www.villagescommunitychapel.org/