In addition to other spiritual opportunities on campus, Warm Hearth Village (WHV) is hosting Hope Chapel Blacksburg for non-denominational services on Sundays from 10:30am to 11:30am in Karr Activity Center.
Senior Pastor Joseph Volpi, ordained pastor, said the chapel is an interdenominational independent Jesus Christ-centered church. In addition to Sunday service, the church offers coaching, mentoring, pastoral counseling, connections, fellowship, Bible studies, and prayer meetings.
Mardy Baker, Life Enrichment Director at the village, contacted Volpi and suggested moving the three-year old church from the Lyric Theater and a college-age community to WHV’s senior community. Volpi agreed and explained, “In general the American Church has a challenge with the elderly, especially as the body struggles with physical aging. Many find their old places of community don't have ways for them to continue to participate. In addition, generations tend to segregate, fighting over musical style, or doctrine, or personal values, further creating cliques and hurting unity.” Volpi wants to bridge generations, economic categories, and cultures. This goal synchronizes with Warm Hearth Village’s mission and vision.