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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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“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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Amplify: Rock Your Purpose

Are you looking to serve, but unsure where you fit best? Or maybe you've been serving the community for years but feel a slight disconnect. Amplify's Empower class will help you discover, develop and apply your gifts to impact the world around you. “God made us to serve,” says Kara, who took the class in the spring. “God made us with specific gifts, and when you match up that gift with opportunities to serve your community, you’re happy, you’re enjoying yourself.”

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1Day, Countless Ways You Made a Difference

We'll never know exactly how many people were impacted by 1Day Hoboken, but you can see the difference you made in our city. The parks, waterfront and schools are cleaner. There's a new library at HOLA, and cleared-out space at Hoboken High School. You can see the progress being made at Holy Innocents on Willow. And across the city, organizations such as The Hoboken Shelter and In Jesus' Name Charities are now stocked with the 10,000 meals you helped package.

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