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
From Our HCC Survey
by Gino Grunberg on May 15th, 2020
This past week we sent out a survey to over 600 HCC families. Thank you for your responses and the thoughtful insights you provided. Several of you requested a reading list, so our staff picked out some of their favorite books/music to share with you. Enjoy!Kramer PayneRuthless Elimination Of Hurry by John Mark ComerNew Morning Mercies by Paul David TrippLife of the Beloved by Henri NouwenRick Enl...  Read More
Same Storm, Different Boats
by Gino Grunberg on May 7th, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has occasioned a reoccurring illustration in editorials, from the Pope to the local newspaper, namely: "We are going through the same storm, yet on different boats.” It’s an excellent way to be reminded that we’re all in this together. Yet, we need to pay attention to the fact that not all boats are the same.  Many people find themselves in fragile situations. Some boats can ...  Read More
When I Am Afraid...(fill in the blank)
by Gino Grunberg on April 30th, 2020
…I watch more television…I over-consume …I work harderEvery morning I open my App and read the verse of the day. Today's verse, from Psalm 56:3 said, "When I am afraid, I put my trust in you."Fear does strange things in our lives. It shows itself when we feel vulnerable. When that uneasy feeling shows up, we want to eliminate and erase it by distracting ourselves, hoping it will go away....  Read More
The 6 Acres Owned by HCC at Gig Harbor North
by Gino Grunberg on April 23rd, 2020
As you read this week’s blog, we don’t want to lose sight of the fact that some people in our community are presently facing economic uncertainty. Our desire with this property update is to keep everyone informed about HCC’s future and to let you know of the progress we are making. In the ongoing pursuit of HCC's future, the Leadership Council has been exploring development options for the Gig Har...  Read More