Ringing in a Season of Hope
by Gino Grunberg on November 22nd, 2022
I have asked Marybeth Lanius to write this week's HCC Blog. Marybeth is a regular part of HCC and leads our Survivors Support Group.Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:29Shortly after my last chemo treatment in June of 2020, I was struggling with the “what ifs,” the “what’s nexts” and the “what nows”...  Read More
Be Rich!
by Gino Grunberg on November 16th, 2022
Recent headlines caught my attention this past week. “Want to be rich? Now you can!”“Three life-changing ways to be rich!“Ways you can become rich!”Of course, those kinds of headlines have been a part of our culture for decades. One headline you won’t often see is “How to be rich in good deeds.”That line comes from a little letter in the Bible written by the Apostle Paul, who is encouraging a youn...  Read More
You are HERE!
by Gino Grunberg on November 9th, 2022
“The role of the leader is to define reality and give hope.” This famous leadership quote is credited to Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France.As a leader and pastor, I’d like to reframe that statement by saying that the role of leaders is “to help see what is so that we may have a vision for what could be.”Recently, people at HCC filled out a survey. The purpose was to assess three things:The dem...  Read More
I'm Going Back To School!
by Gino Grunberg on November 2nd, 2022
This week I have invited Adele LaCombe, the CEO of Debbie Macomber Inc, who is a regular part of HCC and serves on our Council, to write this week's HCC Blog. “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew...  Read More
Your voice matters at HCC!
by Gino Grunberg on October 27th, 2022
One of the first things I learned in driver's ed as a teenager is to be aware of my blind spots while driving. These were spots that were not visible from my side or rearview mirrors. In addition, I was taught to make an effort to look behind my shoulders before changing lanes to make sure there was not another car in the lane I wanted to merge into. That discipline has kept me from numerous poten...  Read More
I really didn’t know what I was getting into
by Gino Grunberg on October 12th, 2022
I have asked Ric Hansen to write this week's HCC Blog. Ric is a regular part of HCC and is the Lead Director of "Night To Shine" coming up in February.Music and entertainment have been a big part of my life, so when I read about NFL star Tim Tebow’s worldwide event called “Night to Shine”, I was intrigued. I thought, hey, I could probably get a DJ and throw a dance party for people with special ne...  Read More
On living as kings and queens
by Gino Grunberg on October 4th, 2022
I have asked Daniel Johnson who is the Executive Director of Harbor Hope, one of our partners supporting Washington’s youth experiencing homelessness, to write this week's HCC Blog.At 1:30 Eastern Time on September 8th, Charles, Prince of Wales, became Charles III, King of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms. Like his mother, Elizabeth II, who “Went up a tree and came down a queen,...  Read More
Making A Difference In A Child's Life
by Gino Grunberg on September 27th, 2022
I have asked Ann Webb who does a fabulous job as DIrector ff Family Ministry at HCC to write this week's HCC Blog. Alithia recently turned five and had been asking her parents for a while about being baptized. So when she heard about the opportunity this summer, she asked her mom if she could.When Alithia was asked why she wanted to be baptized, she replied, "I learned about Jesus at school and Ch...  Read More
"Looking for people that are the same as me."
by Gino Grunberg on September 21st, 2022
Marybeth Lanius is a beautiful gift to our church and this community. I have asked her to write this week’s blog. Read it carefully and forward it to all your friends!In January 2020, when I was diagnosed with advanced staged ovarian cancer, I went from feeling shocked, to terrified, to betrayed, to lonely all in the first day.Along with a plethora of mixed emotions that followed, I found myself p...  Read More
"No Homework" Bible Studies
by Gino Grunberg on September 14th, 2022
Many of you at HCC are moving from isolation to community. Way to go!As many you know and can attest to, relationships take time and effort to build, and they are organic in nature. However, two things to keep in mind as you move towards community:Community is not something you find; it's something you BUILD. You want life breathing community that inspires you.? You want people to influence you to...  Read More
A thought from Pastor Rick Enloe
by Gino Grunberg on August 31st, 2022
While on sabbatical, I am reading some of my journal entries from the past. Allow me to share the memory of using the same stick of deodorant for a year!I was originally drawn to the bright green 'roll-on' for its enthusiastic promise of a fresh fragrant shower experience. It claimed to 'glide on clear' and was 'body heat activated.'The directions were simple and easy to understand: "apply to unde...  Read More
People who attend church are happier.
by Gino Grunberg on August 24th, 2022
This past Sunday, we started a new "ALL IN" series. We are focusing our time on Sundays asking this question, "What is our first step forward as a church in the 'Post Quarantine Era?'"The first step is to move towards community and away from isolation.Robert Putnam, a Harvard researcher, wrote a book called Bowling Alone.He says, "Something about religion seems to cause people to become more satis...  Read More