Blog - Impact Teams

Capturing the Story

Whether it’s sharing the stories of people in our church family or broadcasting services to a wider audience, the Video Team plays an essential role in helping people find their way back to God. But as Hoboken Grace continues to grow, the team is also looking to expand. If you have an interest in video production — whether that’s shooting, editing […]

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Love Through a Camera Lens

Loving someone from behind a camera isn’t what most people envision when they think of serving others. And it wasn’t what Al had in mind when he started taking photographs. For years while living in England, it was mostly just a pastime.

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All-Team… Cuddle?

An email came into my inbox from Rachel, Hoboken Grace’s Communications Director. The subject line was “This Sunday!” The message read: “Summer is in full swing and what better way to celebrate our team than to have ice cream . . . for our all-team huddle.” For almost a year, I’ve been enjoying working on the church’s website — writing […]

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The Stories That Connect Us

Before I ever set foot in Hoboken Grace, I spent an hour or so perusing its website. Hobokengrace.com was drastically different back then, and there wasn’t nearly as much content as there is now. But I got sucked into the video page – or maybe I’d been rerouted to YouTube, I can’t remember – and watched stranger after stranger share their story.

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What I Never Thought I Would Share on Facebook

I remember the first time I heard the word Facebook. I was in college and my roommate introduced me to the site. It was the latest and greatest thing everyone in college was into. It was cool to log on and catch up with old high school friends and post pictures, but I never in a million years thought it would be something I would use for anything substantial.

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Taking Baby Steps

Before moving to Hoboken last fall, Ben and Adrienne had spent much of the past few years overseas. Their careers had taken them to Afghanistan, where they’d often go weeks without being able to see each other. When they moved to Hoboken, they were finally in the same place at the same time. They wanted to spend as much time together as possible and were ready to put down roots in their new city.

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Watch Josh’s Story

“I was looking for a new way to serve at Hoboken Grace and I had a conversation with a friend who mentioned that there’s a huge need for male leaders in Grace Kids,” Josh says. “It kind of threw me off. It wasn’t on my radar. I wasn’t thinking about serving in kids ministry. I’d never really done that before […]

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Fighting Hunger at Home

Lee Ann is an introvert, and striking up a conversation with strangers does not come naturally. “It definitely takes me outside my comfort zone,” she says. But for three hours each month, Lee Ann and a few others stand outside ShopRite, talking to shoppers as they wheel their carts in.

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An Encore at Hoboken High School

At Hoboken’s public schools, community theater is a longstanding tradition. For the past seven years, the entire district has worked together to produce an annual musical. It’s one of the biggest community events put on by the high school, requiring two months of planning, not to mention the involvement of over 150 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Since 2014, Hoboken Grace has also been a part of this tradition.

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Instrumental Growth

On a Sunday morning last month, Maria sang with the band, played the cello and performed a piece she wrote on guitar. Call her a triple threat, or just one of the Worship Team’s most versatile musicians. But it’s been a long journey from her nerve-racking audition to that point.

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Making the Most of Each Step

There’s really no feeling like watching someone take the step of baptism after you’ve had the pleasure of learning their story and walking with them as they made that decision. A lot of times I don’t even wear mascara on baptism Sundays because, let’s be honest, we all get teary and there is no point.

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A Change of Direction

Growing up, I loved stories. I loved reading them, hearing them and telling them. At a young age, somehow I knew that I wanted to grow up to tell stories. As I matured, my love of stories evolved, and I decided I wanted to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. But then reality set in. To be more specific, the economic crash of 2008 happened. No one was hiring, the housing market had crashed, and everyone was in a panic over all the financial uncertainty.

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