Trying But Still Coming Up Short!
by Gino Grunberg on June 17th, 2021
This past week I ran into someone who has been part of HCC for some time. They asked, "Has HCC reopened yet?" My immediate reply was, "We certainly have. We reopened on Easter Sunday with 2 services at 9:00, and 10:30 am at Gig Harbor High School."When I got in my car, it dawned on me that many of us receive information differently. Some people read this blog every week. Others stay in touch throu...  Read More
Grieving Through The COVID Era
by Gino Grunberg on June 10th, 2021
Journalist Tara Bahrampour writes, “After 15 months of surges and shutdowns, vaccines have turned the tide of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. Infection rates have plummeted. Restaurants and bars are reopening to full capacity, and flights are crammed with people excited to finally take postponed vacations or reunite with relatives. But for millions, there will be no reunions and no ...  Read More
Three reasons to be baptized this Sunday.
by Gino Grunberg on June 3rd, 2021
One of the questions I'm often asked is, "I was baptized as a baby; do I need to be baptized again?". The answer is yes! As a baby, you had no idea what was going on, but now you choose to be baptized as an adult because YOU are deciding to follow Jesus. In some ways, you honor your parent's desire for you when they had you baptized as a baby. They wanted you to know and love God, and being baptiz...  Read More
HCC Property Development Update
by Gino Grunberg on May 27th, 2021
We are presently forming a building task force whose role will be to provide input, perspective, and wisdom for the future facility of HCC under the guidance of the HCC Council.  The following will be the 4 goals this task force will be focused on:Interview and hire an architectural firm. Determine a timeline for the completion of the project.Work directly with the architect during several phases ...  Read More
Two Important Updates For This Sunday!
by Gino Grunberg on May 14th, 2021
First, Governor Inslee, last night, announced that starting immediately, fully vaccinated people will have fewer requirements for wearing masks and can attend weddings, funerals, church services, and sporting events without capacity limits applying to them. That is good news for our area and church. For those who are not vaccinated, the CDC is still encouraging masks for their protection and the p...  Read More
Pray For Our Nation
by Gino Grunberg on May 6th, 2021
President Harry S. Truman proclaimed a National Day of Prayer to be observed on July 4, 1952. Each year since that date, Americans have observed the day in their own way.The observance moved to the first Thursday in May by President Ronald Reagan and has been proclaimed each year.1 Timothy 2:1-6, 8“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for all ...  Read More
The Most Important Moment At HCC
by Gino Grunberg on April 29th, 2021
Every year at this time, we prepare for the most exciting moment in the life of our church as we celebrate lives transformed by the grace of God through Jesus. What are these moments, you ask? The celebration of baptizing followers of Christ. This is a pillar and practice of our faith that began with the early church right after the resurrection and ascension of Jesus. Galatians 3:26-28 says this:...  Read More
Children Matter To Us!
by Gino Grunberg on April 22nd, 2021
This past week I took two of my grandsons to school. On the drive to school, Mason, who is ten years old, said, "Pop G, yesterday during our Merge Small Group, we learned how to be peacemakers and avoid getting into a fight with a bully".The lesson was on how Isaac in Genesis 26 had to keep moving and rebuilding wells when his enemy kept filling his wells with dirt. But by walking away from a figh...  Read More
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
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
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