This Sunday Only!
by Gino Grunberg on September 3rd, 2020
We miss seeing you in person! We hope that you are available to join us this Sunday morning, September 6th, for one of our 30 minute outdoor services: 9:00 am or 10:00 am. The weather report promises a beautiful sunny day and our music team will be ready to lead us as we worship together. Wear some good shoes for hiking down our rustic paths to the gathering.In compliance with Health Guidelines, b...  Read More
We Are Ready!
by Gino Grunberg on August 27th, 2020
"Pivot" has become one of the keywords for 2020. The global pandemic has provided unprecedented opportunities to adjust and adapt, both individually and as a community. HCC at HOME, our worship and teaching content, pivoted to digital and virtual-delivered on our App, website, and social media platforms.Ann Webb, our children and family ministries director, as well as PastorKramer Payne, our Gener...  Read More
This Will Make Your Day!
by Gino Grunberg on August 20th, 2020
This past week you were an answer to prayer for an extraordinary couple in Mexico. Thanks to the leadership of John and Andria Stephens, HCC has been involved in one of the most poverty-stricken areas of Ensenada led by Pastors Berna and Cotty. Over the past two decades, they have led numerous teams to serve Mexican orphans and building houses for families in Berna and Cotty's neighborhood. Many o...  Read More
Headline Stress Disorder
by Gino Grunberg on August 13th, 2020
I recently read that our culture is now experience what is being called Headline Stress Disorder. Everywhere we turn, we get bombarded by headlines, urgently announcing "breaking news." Traditionally, the use of the phrase "breaking news" was reserved for emergencies and truly "earth shaking" developments.  Headline stress disorder is shaking and breaking us, and leaving us anxious.Dr. Jana Scriva...  Read More
HCC Survey Results
by Gino Grunberg on August 6th, 2020
This past week over 200 people responded to the HCC Survey. Here are some of the results*OTHER included retired, stay at home moms, business owners, and self employed. *Some of the responses for this question included people who are not feeling anxious at all to others feeling very anxious for an average score of 43 out of 100 on the anxiety meter....  Read More
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