How will Phase 2 impact us this Sunday?
by Gino Grunberg on April 15th, 2021
As many of you know, COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations have recently gone up in Pierce county. Therefore we are being moved back to Phase 2 of Washington state's reopening plan starting this weekend. How will this impact HCC? First, we will continue providing TWO in-person services at 9:00 and 10:30 am at Gig Harbor High School. We will lower the seating capacity to be in line with the guid...  Read More
This SUNDAY!
by Gino Grunberg on April 1st, 2021
As we gather in person for the first time on Easter Sunday, we are committed to following CDC Covid guidelines that will provide a safe and meaningful experience for you, your family, and your friends. If these guidelines feel too arduous or you are not yet ready to be in a large group, we encourage you to join us online and tune into the HCC Livestream on the HCC App, YouTube (HCC253), or Faceboo...  Read More
WELCOME BACK!
by Gino Grunberg on March 25th, 2021
Let us know which of the TWO services you will be attending: CLICK HERE Let us know which of the THREE Services you will be attending: CLICK HERE...  Read More
What Can I Expect On Easter Sunday?
by Gino Grunberg on March 18th, 2021
Our staff and volunteers are working out all the details to honor the phase 3 guidelines and continue to provide a safe and meaningful experience for everyone. We also have to coordinate with the school district since we rent our facility from them and have state guidelines that they have to follow.It will undoubtedly be great to see many of you back with us!As we prepare to regather on Easter Wee...  Read More
Moving Forward
by Gino Grunberg on March 11th, 2021
I am very excited as we prepare to launch our three in-person services on Easter Weekend at Gig Harbor High School at 8:30, 10:00, and 11:30 a.m. Our staff and volunteers are working out all the details to honor the phase 2 guidelines and continue to provide a safe and meaningful experience for everyone. It will undoubtedly be great to see many of you back with us! When you walk into the auditoriu...  Read More
HCC Property Update
by Gino Grunberg on March 4th, 2021
Recently the HCC Council wrapped up a six-month prayerful and discerning process regarding the HCC Property at Gig Harbor North across from the YMCA.The unanimous and unified conclusion was simply, "let's build a building with key partners so that the facility is used 7 days a week, with HCC being the anchor tenant on weekends". We are now in the process of identifying potential partners with a si...  Read More
In-Person Sunday Services Starting Date
by Gino Grunberg on February 26th, 2021
Our HCC Council this past week has prayerfully and wisely decided to set April 4, Easter Sunday, as the start of our in-person services. We are really excited about getting back together on Sunday mornings and doing it responsibly. We will have 3 services that weekend. One on Saturday night at 7:00 pm and two on Sunday morning at 9:00 and 10:30 am. Of course, our desire is to return to a sense of ...  Read More
Did You Know?
by Gino Grunberg on February 11th, 2021
In a recent survey focused on cultural trends in the U.S. regarding spirituality, 67.8% of American adults are “Bible Curious.” The meaning of that term indicates that a high percentage of people want to learn more about scripture. As a pastor, I find these results very encouraging. Question: How can we harness this curiosity and help you systematically engage with the scriptures? I would like to ...  Read More
Here is the PLAN!
by Gino Grunberg on February 4th, 2021
This past year, we have stayed in touch with many of you who are part of HCC by calling you and chatting with each of you on the phone. One of the questions that we are often asked is, "Is there a timeline as to when we will have in-person services". As the infection and hospitalization numbers keep going down and the vaccine numbers go up, we hope that we could go public with our in-person servic...  Read More
Grateful For This Family
by Gino Grunberg on January 28th, 2021
In the fall of 1995, eighteen people came to our home to hear about and become a part of the start of a new church called Harbor Christian Center. Two of those people were Michael and Karen Sbory. I am very grateful for their faithfulness to our church and our community.For the past 25 years, they have served this church in many ways. Karen has shared her remarkable talent for creating themed deco...  Read More
Where There Is Unity, There Is Diversity
by Gino Grunberg on January 21st, 2021
During one of our HCC Council meetings a few weeks ago, I had the privilege of sharing some thoughts about UNITY. Unity does not mean UNIFORMITY which is thinking and looking alike. Unity does not mean UNANIMITY, which is agreement on every issue.UNITY means a "oneness of heart." It's a relational word that places connection with another human above conviction. UNITY's goal is to carefully navigat...  Read More
We Will Not Give Up!
by Gino Grunberg on January 14th, 2021
Every year at this time, I find incredible inspiration in Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy.Martin Luther King Jr., on August 28, 1963, was there during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was call for an end to racism and for civil and economic rights in the United States. He gave what was perhaps the best-known American speech of the twentieth century: "I Have a Dream." Taylor Branch,...  Read More
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