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
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
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