Back To School Shoe Drive
by Gino Grunberg on July 30th, 2020
Last year, HCC's generous response enabled 70 kids to enter the school year with new shoes. This effort was a collaboration directed by Harbor Hope, our ministry partner, whose mission is “No Neighbor with Unmet Needs.” HCC helped to launch Harbor Hope 3 years ago with the vision of serving the under-resourced and marginalized in our community.Even though this school year looks different, there is...  Read More
The World Is Changing!
by Gino Grunberg on July 23rd, 2020
Now that’s an understatement, yet it’s true.  We can kick and scream and choose not to grow or change with it or we can embrace the redemptive disruption we are presently facing.There is a passage of scripture that Jesus taught that I have been mulling over these past few weeks. It's found in Luke 5:36. Jesus is responding to a question from the religious leaders of his day, complaining that he wa...  Read More
An Important Message From Harbor Christian Center
by Gino Grunberg on July 17th, 2020
As many of you know, things can change daily during this COVID pandemic. The most recent data informing the pandemic's scope has prompted an essential update to the HCC weekly blog.  At yesterday's COVID-19 weekly briefing, the Governor updated our Safe Start guidelines for gatherings, reducing the number of people who gather, due to the record-setting number of people testing positive and the pan...  Read More
TWO ways to join us this Sunday!
by Gino Grunberg on July 16th, 2020
HCC OUTDOORS - Within the guidelines provided by Washington State, we will begin gathering outside for two services. The first service is full, and there is room at the 11:00 a.m. service. You will need to RSVP so that we can honor the guidelines regarding the number of people for each service. RSVP HERE. HCC @ HOME - We will continue providing online services through the HCC App or at HCCtoday.or...  Read More
THREE Things!
by Gino Grunberg on July 9th, 2020
A special thanks to Ric Matson and his team (Carl Olsen and Sam Shumaker) for building out the PRAYER PATH on the HCC North property.  This trail is located right across the street from the Gig Harbor YMCA parking lot. The path allows the opportunity to experience and have a prayerful short walk. The path goes completely around the HCC owned property for 1/3 of a mile. It makes for a nice prayer s...  Read More
LOVE Everyone, Always!
by Gino Grunberg on July 1st, 2020
One of my favorite books this past year was Bob Goff's book: Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People.Bob is one of the happiest people you’ll ever meet because he lives generously. Midway through his book, he provides a great metaphor that reflects this reality:When I was in elementary school, we put on the classic play Peter Pan. I tried out for the role ...  Read More
Path Forward - Step ONE
by Gino Grunberg on June 24th, 2020
As we move into Washington State's Phase 2 and soon to be in Phase 3 with the Safe Start Guidelines, I want to let you know what our next steps as a worshipping community will be.  
According to the Covid-19 Phase 2 requirements for faith-based organizations, we can implement the following:Hold outdoor services with up to 100 individuals.Provide in-home services or counseling inside a person’s res...  Read More
Listening And Learning About Inequality
by Gino Grunberg on June 17th, 2020
Thank you to those who participated in our Three Days of Prayer, Fasting + Lament initiative this week. This is an essential foundation in becoming people who are called to "the ministry of reconciliation."What is our next step?There is a great line I heard last week that answers that question: "You can't do better if you don't know better."When it comes to inequality, we must listen and learn. Th...  Read More
Join Us In Prayer
by Gino Grunberg on June 10th, 2020
In the Lord’s prayer, Jesus reminds us that when we pray, we should ask that “His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” In other words, heaven is the model of what should be happening here on earth. So what is heaven like?When you read the last book of the Bible called Revelation, you will see a beautiful scene taking place in heaven with these words: “And they sang a new song with these word...  Read More
Painful Reminders Of Injustice
by Gino Grunberg on June 3rd, 2020
Sheila Wise Rose has written a very insightful and penetrating book I have been reading this week called “Healing Racial Trauma.” At the very beginning of the book, she quotes Martin Luther King’s speech he made in 1968.“In the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard.”We have certainly seen Dr. King's quote play out this past week across the country. We have witnessed our own urban c...  Read More
A Path Forward
by Gino Grunberg on May 29th, 2020
As we continue to process the relaunching of our "Live Sunday Morning Services", we want to provide for you a “Path Forward” based on the 4 phases that Governor Inslee has implemented. Certainly, these are subject to change as different counties are opened up based on lower numbers of Covid-19 cases.PHASE 1HCC @Home on SundaysSmall groups - ZOOMPHASE 2HCC @Home on SundaysSmall groups - ZOOMReturn ...  Read More
When Will HCC Live Services Begin Again?
by Gino Grunberg on May 21st, 2020
This past week I attended a ZOOM meeting with our Foursquare Denominational leaders. The purpose of the meeting was to answer this question: “When should churches plan to have live Sunday services again?’" From that meeting, I walked away with a framework to assist HCC in planning for the future as our area begins to move through Washington's Phased Approach implemented to “Re-open the State.” Thi...  Read More