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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

Miracles Do Happen

Gary Hill, Villages Chapel
Date Published: 
Friday, August 16, 2019

     The Bible contains many Miracle stories ranging from the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt, crossing the Red Sea and being continuously fed with manna and quail as they traveled eastward to the promised land; to the many miracles performed by Jesus as He healed the sick and lame, and changed water into wine.  In these modern times we have let secular influences affect our beliefs in the possibility of miracles, and we have forgotten the power of prayer, and what constant, fervent prayer can accomplish.

     But very recently, as has been reported previously in this column, we witnessed a very real miracle – the saving of our Pastor Bill Hayden’s life by an unbelievable series of events leading to a successful heart transplant.  It happened like this.

      On a Thursday, Pastor Bill was in the Stanford Hospital cardiac section, in serious trouble, his new pacemaker was malfunctioning, his vital signs were negative, and the Doctors determined that his heart was failing.  During this period of time the Chapel prayer group was in constant prayer asking that his life be saved.  On Friday, the Doctors determined that Bill would need a heart transplant to survive and he was put at the top of the transplant list.  Miraculously, on Saturday, a heart matching his vital requirements became available in Oregon, after a 25-year old man was killed in a car accident.  The heart was flown to the Bay Area, and on Monday, Pastor Bill received his new heart during a 12-hour long operation.   He is currently in special rehab recuperating from the operation and should be home soon to complete the recovery.   Pastor Bill is already talking about returning to the pulpit to resume his ministry.   As David said in Psalm 41:v3—“the Lord will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his illness.   Surely Pastor Bill is in good hands.  He, like each of us, is in need of prayer.

     Come be with us in the Villages Community Chapel in Cribari Auditorium this Sunday at 10 am as we welcome Dr. David Eckman to bring our message of hope and the promise of new miracles.  Then join us after service in the Conference room for goodies and coffee.  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 please visit our website at