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
Future HCC Building Update
by Gino Grunberg on August 17th, 2022
During my sabbatical this summer, our building task force was busy these last few months. Once BCRA was chosen as our architectural firm, the task force started meeting every other week and has accomplished the following:Applied for and received a $20,000 grant from the state for pre-design architectural drawings of our future facility. (Thanks to Steve Fisher, one of our HCC Council members, and ...  Read More
Grateful For These Leaders
by Gino Grunberg on August 3rd, 2022
One of the joys of leading and pastoring HCC is working with our HCC Council. This group of people who make up our board, tirelessly and passionately provides ongoing discernment and direction for our church. They help oversee the ministry of HCC, and they are a wonderful gift to our community.  Though you may not see or know them, rest assured that they are some of the best volunteers at HCC. Her...  Read More
Full Yet Empty
by Gino Grunberg on July 27th, 2022
A few years ago, 30 of us from HCC went to Israel. One of the stops we made was at the DEAD SEA. Do you know why it's called that? Because nothing lives in it.And do you know why nothing lives in it?It has such heavy mineral content that the water cannot support life of any kind. It's so saturated with minerals that it chokes out all life.So it's simultaneously decadent and dead. It's full yet emp...  Read More
God Keeps His Promises
by Gino Grunberg on July 14th, 2022
During my sabbatical, I have invited Manuela Schwab, who is a regular part of HCC and serves on our HCC Council, to write this week’s HCC Blog.When I first became a student of the Bible, I was in my early 30s. Reading Proverbs, I came across Proverbs 3:5-6, and the words immediately and powerfully spoke to me. To this day, these two verses still do. In“The Message” translation, the text reads: “Tr...  Read More
Being PRESENT For A Grieving Friend
by Gino Grunberg on June 30th, 2022
During my sabbatical, I have invited Carolyn Ritson, who leads our grief support group and is a regular part of HCC, to write this week’s HCC Blog.Most of us are familiar with the commandment :      Love your neighbor as yourself (Galatians 5:14)This verse is played out in the story of the Good Samaritan and Jesus’s response when asked who our neighbor is. He tells the story of a man who was atta...  Read More
Putting My Trust In God
by Gino Grunberg on June 23rd, 2022
During my sabbatical, I have invited Sherri Lane, who is a Family Therapist in our community and a regular part of HCC, to write this week’s HCC Blog.I’ve always been a somewhat anxious person.In my senior year of High School, I was voted “Most Stressed Out,” which wasn’t exactly the legacy I hoped to leave behind as I graduated. So, when Gino asked me to write about my favorite bible verse and ho...  Read More
Choose Joy
by Gino Grunberg on June 16th, 2022
During my sabbatical, I have invited Andria Stephens, who is a regular part of HCC and serves on the worship team, to write this week’s HCC Blog.I headed to central Oregon with some friends for a Women’s Retreat a few months back. While there, I shared with a friend that for the past 8 months or so, I had felt a profound lack of joy.This is not usual for me. In fact, I would say that joy has been ...  Read More