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
The Most Read Bible Verse In 2020
by Gino Grunberg on January 7th, 2021
The year 2020, for many people, was very challenging. What can we learn from it as we embrace 2021?  What is intriguing is that during the most challenging moments of this past year, Bible searches soared online, and a record number of people turned to Scriptures. As a matter of fact, the popular You Version Bible App saw searches increase by 80 percent in 2020, totaling nearly 600 million worldwi...  Read More
Thank You For Your Generosity!
by Gino Grunberg on December 28th, 2020
The one thing we know about people like you who attend HCC is that you are generous. Whether you give your time by volunteering or donate during ROAD TRIP, or whether you honor God with your regular giving to HCC, your generosity is making a difference.Several weeks ago, during Thanksgiving, I received this note:“I am so thankful for HCC and what it has given me over the last 20 years. I sincerely...  Read More
A Christmas Song Wrapped In Love
by Gino Grunberg on December 23rd, 2020
For many people in our society, Christmas music is a wonderful part of this season. It seems you can hardly get away from the music of Christmas. Some of it is really good and some of it isn’t. You can consider it background noise and not pay attention, but I encourage you to listen closely. Pause and allow the music to bring you to a moment where it’s not about the style of music, but rather abou...  Read More
Last Minute Gift Ideas
by Gino Grunberg on December 17th, 2020
No matter how well we plan, there's always a need for a last-minute gift. Here are my suggestions for those who are wondering what to give someone who has everything. These are very valuable and make wonderful gifts any time a year.Reconcile a relationship.Reach out to a friend you have not seen for a while.Say the words "I love you" to someone close to you.Forgive the person who hurt you.Give a g...  Read More
We're Better Together
by Gino Grunberg on December 10th, 2020
If there is one thing we've learned very clearly during the Covid pandemic is, "we're made for community." That day will soon return, and when it does, it will be cause for celebration.These past few weeks, though, was another excellent opportunity to see that "we are better together." We did as a group what no individual could do by themselves. Thank you for making a difference during Road Trip!O...  Read More
Starting This Sunday!
by Gino Grunberg on December 3rd, 2020
We will be offering our Sunday morning service on Livestream from Gig Harbor High School this coming Sunday. You can tune in online at 9:00 am for a live experience in the comfort of your home. We encourage you to subscribe to our YouTube channel at HCC253 for a large screen experience for those of you with a smart TV. As always, you can also access the services at HCCtoday.org, or on the HCC App ...  Read More
The Secret To Happiness And Contentment
by Gino Grunberg on November 25th, 2020
I am always perplexed by a title that includes the word "Secret." Somehow it communicates the idea that only a few people know something we don't. I understand why we use it. It's a way of saying the result desired comes from something not commonly practiced. Contentment is one of those desires we long to experience. Yet, most people think that it is acquired by something you purchase or by a long...  Read More
Quick HCC Update!
by Gino Grunberg on November 19th, 2020
As many of you know, our recent Pierce County numbers regarding COVID infections have gone up again, and the governor's office has issued a new set of guidelines. With that in mind, a few weeks ago, our HCC council prayerfully discerned and decided to hold off regathering on Sunday mornings.This decision was difficult in light of the need for many of us to gather as a community of believers and wo...  Read More
How To Overcome An Isolated Pandemic Winter
by Gino Grunberg on November 12th, 2020
By now, you are well aware that we are experiencing another surge of COVID-19 infections in Pierce County and across our nation. Making matters worse for many people is the dread of being inside during the winter when it's dark earlier in the day, feeling anxious and isolated.How can we make it through these bleak, lonely, and dark months?"SHIFT YOUR FOCUS OUTWARD"Author and psychology professor a...  Read More
Meet The HCC Council
by Gino Grunberg on November 5th, 2020
When we started HCC 25 years ago, one of the leadership values we had was building a leadership community that would help oversee the church's mission. From the very beginning, we believed that God worked through people in relationships, empowering a spiritual community of leaders to bear the emotional and spiritual burdens of leading the church. For HCC, this group of people is known as the HCC C...  Read More
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