Who Is The GOAT?
by Gino Grunberg on July 29th, 2021
In the world of athletics, the acronym GOAT stands for Greatest Of All Time! On one particular occasion, the disciples of Jesus were arguing about who was the GOAT among themselves on one of their journeys. Upon settling down at the end of the day, the gospel of Mark tells us that Jesus asked them about their debate:“What were you arguing about on the road?” But they kept quiet because on the way,...  Read More
It's Always Too Soon To Quit
by Gino Grunberg on July 22nd, 2021
This Friday, July 23, 2021, the 2020 Olympics will begin in Tokyo, Japan. It's been a long year for all the athletes participating, yet their stories and achievements will inspire us to have a spirit of tenacity through tough times.Japanese Marathon Runner Shizo Kanakuri competed in the domestic qualifying trials for the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. Karakuri set a marathon world record and was selecte...  Read More
What I’m Presently Reading
by Gino Grunberg on July 15th, 2021
One of the rhythms I enjoy during the summer is recreational reading. Every so often someone will ask me what books I’m presently reading. Here is my summer vacation list.The Life Of The Beloved by Henri NouwenSprinting Through No Man’s Land: endurance, tragedy, and rebirth in the 1919 Tour de France by Adin BoykinExclusion and Embrace: a theological exploration of identity, otherness and reconcil...  Read More
The Divine Reset
by Gino Grunberg on July 10th, 2021
What is percolating in my heart these past few months as we slowly come out of the COVID Pandemic is this sense of relief. It’s undoubtedly been a devastating year, to say the least, yet things are looking and feeling hopeful.We’re certainly not totally out of it; there is still a lot of uncertainty in front of us. So starting this Sunday, our new series will focus on six core principles we can us...  Read More
This Sunday at HCC!
by Gino Grunberg on July 1st, 2021
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Meet The HCC Building Task Force
by Gino Grunberg on June 24th, 2021
We are very grateful for this beautiful group of people who will help us develop a future HCC facility on our Gig Harbor North property.Our goal is to have an architect selected by August 31. Then design plans completed by December 31, followed by a congregational presentation in January of 2022.Please keep them in your prayers....  Read More
Trying But Still Coming Up Short!
by Gino Grunberg on June 17th, 2021
This past week I ran into someone who has been part of HCC for some time. They asked, "Has HCC reopened yet?" My immediate reply was, "We certainly have. We reopened on Easter Sunday with 2 services at 9:00, and 10:30 am at Gig Harbor High School."When I got in my car, it dawned on me that many of us receive information differently. Some people read this blog every week. Others stay in touch throu...  Read More
Grieving Through The COVID Era
by Gino Grunberg on June 10th, 2021
Journalist Tara Bahrampour writes, “After 15 months of surges and shutdowns, vaccines have turned the tide of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. Infection rates have plummeted. Restaurants and bars are reopening to full capacity, and flights are crammed with people excited to finally take postponed vacations or reunite with relatives. But for millions, there will be no reunions and no ...  Read More
Three reasons to be baptized this Sunday.
by Gino Grunberg on June 3rd, 2021
One of the questions I'm often asked is, "I was baptized as a baby; do I need to be baptized again?". The answer is yes! As a baby, you had no idea what was going on, but now you choose to be baptized as an adult because YOU are deciding to follow Jesus. In some ways, you honor your parent's desire for you when they had you baptized as a baby. They wanted you to know and love God, and being baptiz...  Read More
HCC Property Development Update
by Gino Grunberg on May 27th, 2021
We are presently forming a building task force whose role will be to provide input, perspective, and wisdom for the future facility of HCC under the guidance of the HCC Council.  The following will be the 4 goals this task force will be focused on:Interview and hire an architectural firm. Determine a timeline for the completion of the project.Work directly with the architect during several phases ...  Read More
Two Important Updates For This Sunday!
by Gino Grunberg on May 14th, 2021
First, Governor Inslee, last night, announced that starting immediately, fully vaccinated people will have fewer requirements for wearing masks and can attend weddings, funerals, church services, and sporting events without capacity limits applying to them. That is good news for our area and church. For those who are not vaccinated, the CDC is still encouraging masks for their protection and the p...  Read More
Pray For Our Nation
by Gino Grunberg on May 6th, 2021
President Harry S. Truman proclaimed a National Day of Prayer to be observed on July 4, 1952. Each year since that date, Americans have observed the day in their own way.The observance moved to the first Thursday in May by President Ronald Reagan and has been proclaimed each year.1 Timothy 2:1-6, 8“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for all ...  Read More