HCC Student Ministry Transition
by Gino Grunberg on December 2nd, 2021
One of my favorite quotes from Mr. Rogers is, "Often when you think you are at the end of something; you're at the beginning of something else."That is the best definition of a transition.This past week I announced that Kramer and Alyssa Payne, our student ministries pastors, will be transitioning out of their role at HCC at the end of this month. We will certainly miss them!For the past five year...  Read More
Feeling anxious about your family getting together this Thanksgiving? 
by Gino Grunberg on November 24th, 2021
The Pew Research Center writes that "Americans have rarely been as polarized as they are today." As a matter of fact, their research shows that 77 percent of Americans believe the country has become more polarized since the pandemic — that is saying a lot. Before the pandemic, 40 percent of people from both sides of the aisle saw each other as the "enemy."With that in mind, how will you be approac...  Read More
One of the greatest compliments you can give a church.
by Gino Grunberg on November 18th, 2021
I was at a dinner party some time ago, and as I was introducing myself to people, several of them asked, “What church in Gig Harbor do you pastor.” Of course, I said, “Harbor Christian Center.As soon as those words came out of my mouth, one lady said, “Oh, I know about that church; that’s the helping church.”That night as Mardel and I drove home; my heart was filled with gratitude for everyone who...  Read More
Our Vision: Become a YOURFIRST church
by Gino Grunberg on November 11th, 2021
For the past two Sunday mornings, we have been laying out a foundation for HCC 2.0. This has been a series designed to help us recalibrate the vision and mission of HCC for a post-Covid era.If you didn’t get a chance to attend in person or online, I encourage you to listen to last weeks talk and “Join The Mission.” (CLICK HERE or watch it on your HCC App under media)Our mission is “to help people ...  Read More
Never Waste A Good Crisis

by Gino Grunberg on November 4th, 2021
Those words have been attributed to Winston Churchill after WW2. This is a way to say that there are a few ways value can be salvaged from a crisis.The pandemic in the past two years has impacted us culturally, economically, medically, and spiritually.Like many churches across the county, we have been navigating our way through some very rough waters. As we begin to see a new normal emerge and the...  Read More
What you do with your shopping cart says a lot about you.
by Gino Grunberg on October 28th, 2021
Drive to any grocery store and look at what people do with their shopping carts after they are done using them. What does it say about you if you put it in the designated shopping cart collection area in the parking lot? But, on the other hand, if you leave it to drift off into parking spots, does it reveal something about your character? Some time ago, Kelly Allen discussed a theory about the sho...  Read More
What is the economy telling us about 2021? 
by Gino Grunberg on October 21st, 2021
The equity markets are in record territory. Consumer economic markets are strong. Consider these data points from the Generis Group:From April through June last year, Americans put away an astonishing 25.8% of their disposable income, compared with 7.3% over the same months in 2019. That’s over three times as much! From March 2020 to April 2021, the personal saving rate averaged 18.7%— the highest...  Read More
Financial Security or Financial Serenity
by Gino Grunberg on October 14th, 2021
Everyone has an idea about how to be debt-free, but very few have a plan.How about you? Many people want a savings account in theory yet psychologically resist it by overspending.How about you?People think they have a money problem when in reality, they have a management issue.How about you?Starting Wednesday night, November 3rd, we will be offering our revamped “Financial Freedom” course. With a ...  Read More
The 7 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Heaven
by Gino Grunberg on September 30th, 2021
I just finished reading an excellent book by one of my favorite authors, Lee Stroebel. In it, Lee provides evidence and facts that show how heaven is real and a beautiful place that has been prepared for each of us. In chapter 6, he answers the following questions that many people have about heaven. Here they are:#1: Will There Be Pets in Heaven?#2: Will There Be Marriage in Heaven?#3: Will There ...  Read More
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