I Am Often Asked...
by Gino Grunberg on September 16th, 2021
Should I be baptized now even though I was baptized as a baby?When you look throughout the Bible, you will see that baptism was followed by those who are old enough to recognize their need for God, mature enough to understand the death of Christ on their behalf, and responsible enough to make a solid decision to trust Christ and follow him the rest of their life.Almost every time baptism is mentio...  Read More
HCC Property Development Update
by Gino Grunberg on September 9th, 2021
Our HCC Building Task Force just had their third meeting last night. They are now identifying a few architects in the region who will be invited to present their qualifications.In the next few weeks, we are sending out what is known as RFQ's (Request for Qualifications for Architectural Predesign and Programming Services). From there, we will be discussing the scope of the project with them. The g...  Read More
This Weekend at HCC!
by Gino Grunberg on September 2nd, 2021
This weekend we will be celebrating Labor Day. This national holiday honors and recognizes the American workforce that continually contributes to the success of this great country that we are privileged to live in.This weekend also marks the beginning of a new season as fall slowly shortens our days while displaying some of the most beautiful colors as the foliage changes.With this season comes th...  Read More
3 Prayers At 3PM Today!
by Gino Grunberg on August 31st, 2021
Today our HCC staff will be focusing our prayer time on 3 specific events that have taken place this past week. Would you join us at 3 pm today by setting your smartphone alarm to go off at that time, and wherever you are, would you pray these 3 prayers with us?"Father, we pray today for the families of our 13 military service members who lost their lives last week in Kabul airport during the evac...  Read More
FaceTime With God
by Gino Grunberg on August 26th, 2021
Last week during my quiet time, I was reading Psalm 105 when verse 4 captured my attention with these words:“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.” Since I often FaceTime with my children and grandchildren using my iPhone, it dawned on me that when I spend a few minutes a day reading my bible and praying, I’m doing FaceTime with God. As the Psalm says, “seek his face always".Ove...  Read More
When Tears Become a Gift
by Gino Grunberg on August 19th, 2021
If there is one thing we are sure about, life is difficult and too often painful, disappointing, and unfair. The numerous lives lost in an earthquake in Haiti, one of the world's poorest countries, leaves us shaking our heads in dismay. Forest fires devastating thousands of acres of land and property, causing people to lose everything and become displaced in an instant feels hopeless. In addition,...  Read More
Communion This Sunday!
by Gino Grunberg on August 12th, 2021
Last week someone asked me, "How is the church going since you started in-person services again?" I gave them my typical response and walked through a litany of things as we are slowly regaining the momentum we had before the pandemic.As I returned to my car, my mind started thinking about some of the things that will be different as we move forward. One of these things is the beautiful celebratio...  Read More
One Thing I Want To Give My Children
by Gino Grunberg on August 5th, 2021
Some time ago, a group of therapist was asked, "What one thing would you like to tell parents of young children?" The most prominent answer was, "Parents, you are the most influential person your child will ever have in their lives." You help shape your children's future. I would add, you help shape their soul by what you expose them to. Rick Capaldi, a family therapist, says, "Many parents are no...  Read More
Who Is The GOAT?
by Gino Grunberg on July 29th, 2021
In the world of athletics, the acronym GOAT stands for Greatest Of All Time! On one particular occasion, the disciples of Jesus were arguing about who was the GOAT among themselves on one of their journeys. Upon settling down at the end of the day, the gospel of Mark tells us that Jesus asked them about their debate:“What were you arguing about on the road?” But they kept quiet because on the way,...  Read More
It's Always Too Soon To Quit
by Gino Grunberg on July 22nd, 2021
This Friday, July 23, 2021, the 2020 Olympics will begin in Tokyo, Japan. It's been a long year for all the athletes participating, yet their stories and achievements will inspire us to have a spirit of tenacity through tough times.Japanese Marathon Runner Shizo Kanakuri competed in the domestic qualifying trials for the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. Karakuri set a marathon world record and was selecte...  Read More
What I’m Presently Reading
by Gino Grunberg on July 15th, 2021
One of the rhythms I enjoy during the summer is recreational reading. Every so often someone will ask me what books I’m presently reading. Here is my summer vacation list.The Life Of The Beloved by Henri NouwenSprinting Through No Man’s Land: endurance, tragedy, and rebirth in the 1919 Tour de France by Adin BoykinExclusion and Embrace: a theological exploration of identity, otherness and reconcil...  Read More
The Divine Reset
by Gino Grunberg on July 10th, 2021
What is percolating in my heart these past few months as we slowly come out of the COVID Pandemic is this sense of relief. It’s undoubtedly been a devastating year, to say the least, yet things are looking and feeling hopeful.We’re certainly not totally out of it; there is still a lot of uncertainty in front of us. So starting this Sunday, our new series will focus on six core principles we can us...  Read More
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