Insider’s Guide to Gig Harbor Churches
Did you know that two recent studies* showed that attending religious services can help you live longer? It’s true! What adds to the longevity is a sense of being a part of a power larger than yourself, having a more optimistic view of life, practicing traditional values of respect, compassion, self-control, charity, and harmony, and ultimately finding a greater purpose to life. More than just being a social support network, being part of the right church community helps people of faith to deepen their personal beliefs, enrich their souls, and encourage hope and direction in their lives.
Church attendance reaches us not only on a horizontal level—having supportive and encouraging relationships with others that remind us that we are not alone but rather part of a living organism of like-minded individuals who pray and study together, volunteer together, and worship together—but it also touches us on a vertical level. It answers our questions of eternity, delves down into our souls through meditation, and then branches up to help us understand how we are part of a greater story than just ourselves. These are all aspects of a healthy, harmonious, and balanced life.
So if you are new in town and looking to get plugged in or have been here for awhile and are looking for a faith community, here are some great Gig Harbor recommendations for you during this season.
Intrepid Christian Church
St. Nicholas Catholic Church
St. Charles Borromeo (Tacoma)
Harbor Covenant Church
Harbor Covenant Church North Campus
Harbor Christian Center
St. John’s Episcopal
One Hope Church
Gig Harbor Nazarene
A New Beginnings Family Christian Center (Port Orchard)
Calvary Fellowship Gig Harbor
First Love Church
Fox Island Alliance
Fox Island United Church of Christ
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Gig harbor United Methodist Church
Peninsula Christian Fellowship