Blog - Events

Shattered Egg-spectations

Last spring, Hoboken Grace was a new church for me, and I was exploring some of its activities. The week before Easter, the church was throwing a free Easter Egg Hunt at a huge, fenced-in sports field on Jackson Street. I was planning to stop by for just a half-hour to get a feel for the event. It wasn't anything like what I expected.

Continue reading →

Random Acts of Kindness — All Day Long

Through the years, we’ve been known to give granola bars to hungry commuters at the PATH and Light Rail stations. We’ve handed out waters to those playing basketball at Church Square Park, and warmers to passersby on cold winter nights. Last summer, we even gave out thousands of bags of free popcorn at Movies Under the Stars. This year, we're dedicating an entire day to random acts of kindness and Simple Service.

Continue reading →

Hot Competition

The Battle in the 'Boken is back! The 8th annual Hoboken Chili Cook-Off & Homebrewing Contest supports TRUE Mentors, Hoboken's only one-to-one mentoring program and one of Hoboken Grace's longtime partners. It's a great cause, and things are sure to get heated. Want a $10 discount code for tickets? Click the link below.

Continue reading →

It’s Finally Happening!

It’s taken years of dreaming and months of planning, but it’s finally happening: the Worship Team is recording an album! The team has talked about producing an album for years, but prior attempts were met with various hurdles, and the timing was just never right. With a plan finally in motion, they've decided to go big and do it LIVE! And you’re invited!

Continue reading →

A Christmas to Remember

The sights, sounds and smells of Christmas filled 301 Garden. Elves’ hats jingled. Cookie crumbs lined trays. Mulled cider steamed from paper cups. But those who attended the Hoboken Christmas Exchange on Saturday say what made the event most special were the moments that made their heart swell — the moments filled with smiles and tears, gratitude and generosity.

Continue reading →

Breathing Room

The time of day that I am currently struggling with most as a parent is bath. Like many families, we often sandwich bath in between dinner and bedtime — not the most effortless hours of my daily itinerary. By 6 p.m., I've already been parenting for twelve hours! Is there any job that is glorious after a cool twelve hours? So let me tell you what my parenting can look like as we enter our apartment bathroom — a tiny room with amazing acoustics and no fresh air.

Continue reading →

Picture Perfect

Hoboken Grace’s Photo Team is always ready to capture special moments. And in just a few days they’ll do just that by taking portraits for nearly 200 families receiving gifts at the Hoboken Christmas Exchange. "Last year we knew we wanted to do as much as possible to go above and beyond just handing out gifts,” says Al, who leads the Photo Team. “We wanted to give as much as we could, and family portraits seemed like that little extra something.”

Continue reading →

“An Experience I’ll Never Forget”

When Kara volunteered at the Hoboken Christmas Exchange last year, she wasn’t sure what to expect. It was her first time participating in any of the events at Hoboken Grace. Having volunteered with other organizations throughout the years, Kara assumed she’d simply be handing out gifts to families in need, passing out cocoa and lining kids up for photos with […]

Continue reading →

What Are You Most Excited About?

Recently while speaking with our Dinner Group leaders, I was asked “What are you most excited about this fall?”  To be honest, I wasn’t expecting the question, but my answer came without hesitation. A Night of Prayer. There is no doubt that what I’m most excited about is one of the simplest things we do. It’s once a month. It’s […]

Continue reading →

Lasting Memories

While most of us may fuss over getting just the right gifts for our loved ones this time of year, some families need a little helping hand to bring the excitement of Christmas into their homes. Three years ago, Kara had an idea that brought the spirit of giving to dozens of people and provided gifts to about 25 families in Hoboken. Now with the help of Hoboken Grace, that idea has grown into an annual event that touches more and more lives every year.

Continue reading →

So Fitting

By 1 p.m. last Sunday, craft time was over in Grace Kids. The Play-Doh, crayons and construction paper had been packed up. But in an apartment just a few blocks away, craft time was just beginning for the Little Steps teachers. They spent hours measuring, tracing, snipping and gluing costumes for the Grace Kids Costume Party. This year, they're going as Goldfish ― as in the snack.

Continue reading →

Why You Won’t Want to Miss Amplify

For our sixth Amplify conference, we’re bringing back all your favorite parts! This fall marks the return of the popular Marriage class, as well as some of your favorite book studies. Child care is once again available, and the worship band will be in full force. We even extended lunch! (Yes, Chick-fil-A is back, too.) Here are the top five reasons you’ll want to spend Saturday, Oct. 22 at 301 Garden.

Continue reading →

Follow us

Get the Newsletter