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
What's Your Number?
by Gino Grunberg on June 9th, 2022
During my sabbatical, 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.Being the daughter of a writer, you would think that I would be drawn to words, but I tend to love numbers. They are so precise.Often, I find myself searching for the right words, and I’m left feeling inadequate for the task. Yet ...  Read More
Redeeming Regrets
by Gino Grunberg on June 2nd, 2022
During my sabbatical, I have invited Ann Webb our Family Ministries Director at HCC, to write this week’s HCC Blog. Some time ago, the HCC staff gathered and attended the Global Leadership Summit virtually. One of the speaker's talks was about regrets. He said something very profound, "regrets point to what you value. "I don't know about you, but I have always heard, "No regrets," "Move on," and "...  Read More
Present Or Perfect?
by Gino Grunberg on May 26th, 2022
During my sabbatical, I have invited Daniel Johnson, the Executive Director of Harbor Hope, who is a regular part of HCC, to write this week’s HCC Blog. Last night I watched a video on "How Michelin Star Restaurants Cut Their Onions." In exchange, I traded two minutes and sixteen seconds of life.  Like me, you are subject to the human temptation of clicking down the YouTube or Vimeo rabbit hole. W...  Read More
One Of My Favorite Verses
by Gino Grunberg on May 19th, 2022
During my sabbatical, I have invited published author Debbie Macomber, who is a regular part of HCC, to write this week’s HCC Blog.For God hasn’t given us a Spirit of timidity but love, power and discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 For as long as I have been a published author, when I autograph books, I include a Bible verse along with my signature. For many years that verse has been 2 Timothy 1:7. I chose ...  Read More
We Are Better Together
by Gino Grunberg on May 12th, 2022
During my sabbatical, I have invited Family Therapist Sandy Brannon, who is a regular part of HCC, to write this week’s HCC Blog. A few weeks ago, the women in our small group were able to get together as a group for the first time since the pandemic hit. I asked everyone to take a rapid COVID test. Why? Because I am immunocompromised. My oncologist told me I had a bullseye on my chest for the cor...  Read More
The Spiritual Life And Gardening
by Gino Grunberg on May 5th, 2022
During my sabbatical, I have invited our Executive Pastor Caryn Bell-Palo to write this week’s HCC Blog.Many of you know that I am an avid gardener. In the early months of spring, I find myself torn between wanting Winter to continue and desperately seeking warmer temperatures, longer hours of daylight, and the ability to add cheer through color all around the garden.I often find parallels between...  Read More
SHALOM
by Gino Grunberg on April 28th, 2022
During my sabbatical, I have invited Karen Kennedy Floyd, who is a regular part of HCC, to write this week’s HCC Blog.I am a teacher. Every fall we all pick a “word of the year,” a word to guide our thinking, choices, direction.My first word of the year, “Purpose,” led to my class motto “On Purpose # For a Purpose.” (The # in the middle is ironic.) We’ve said it together for years to infuse the tr...  Read More
Thank You For Your Generosity!
by Gino Grunberg on April 20th, 2022
This past Sunday, HCC had the opportunity to bless our Gig Harbor Fish Food Bank with a check for $50,000. This is the culmination of a 6 week campaign, as many people at HCC have gone “above and beyond” their regular giving.As a church, we work closely with the food bank helping marginalized and under-resourced families in the Peninsula area. Last year the Food Bank served over 4000 families.This...  Read More
What Has Your Attention Today?
by Gino Grunberg on April 13th, 2022
What you focus on grows and what you neglect dies.That statement could be applied to many areas of our lives. Yet I would like to apply it to our souls for these next few moments.In the gospel of Matthew, Jesus taught his followers a parable about seeds and plants and how easily their growth can be stifled. “Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants…The seed falling among t...  Read More
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