Blog - Sunday

Hunting for Eggs and Finding a Place to Call Home

Once a year each spring, dozens of bales of hay are hauled into Hoboken and strewn across a playing field. Underneath lie thousands of pastel Easter eggs, ready to be scooped up and cracked open by ecstatic kids. The event — which also includes pictures with the Easter bunny, carnival games, bounce houses and face painting — has grown so big […]

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The Story of Hoboken Grace

Eight years ago, a dream of planting a church in Hoboken became a reality in a dingy bingo hall. In those early months, only about two dozen people attended regularly. Services were held on Sunday evenings, at first on a monthly basis. There was no kids ministry, just a small play area set up in the hope that children would eventually show up. This is the story […]

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Guardrails – Beginning February 14th

[Guardrails: a system designed to keep vehicles from straying into dangerous or off-limit areas.] They’re everywhere, but they don’t really get much attention . . . until somebody hits one. And then, more often than not, it is a lifesaver. Ever wonder what it would be like to have guardrails in other areas of your life—areas where culture baits you […]

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Sing Into Spring: Why You Should Join the Choir

The Spring Choir is looking for new voices and would love to see you at the choir info meeting this Sunday, January 17th. Everyone is invited to attend, regardless of experience level or musical background. The only requirement is that “you enjoy singing and worshiping God through music,” says Hannah Fain, the choir leader.

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Top 5 Steps to Take in 2016

One of the great things about the new year is that it gives us a chance to reset. It gives us a chance to adjust our course and set our sights on where it is we want to be and who we want to become. Unfortunately, we often think of this in professional, relational and physical terms, but neglect our spiritual development.

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Starting Strong

As we walk into our eighth year here at Hoboken Grace it’s overwhelming to see what God has done, but this is just the beginning of our mission. This Sunday we look at where we go from here. Join us as Pastor Chris introduces our focus for 2016 and walks us through some of the really exciting things we have […]

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Five Ways You’re Invited To Celebrate Christmas

Take a break from your holiday shopping, baking and gift wrapping and embrace the joy of Christmas. There are so many things to celebrate and moments to share with our friends, family and community. Here are five ways to make this Christmas one to remember. Join us this Sunday for our Christmas Celebration Services...

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A Hoboken Grace Proposal

It was a Sunday afternoon at Hoboken Grace after the last service on November 22. Teams were slowly disassembling the room. Others milled about and chatted idly about Thanksgiving plans. Supplies were being packed up and put away. Then suddenly, the lights dimmed. The speakers popped. A video flashed on the televisions at the front of the room. And before anyone […]

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Changing Focus: Rick’s Story

“I never really thought, ‘I need to get baptized,’ ” says Rick. As a child, God had always been a part of Rick’s life; he was baptized and grew up attending church and Sunday school. While he says he has wandered away several times over the years — during college and when he moved to Hoboken — friends always stepped in and helped redirect […]

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Crossroad Community Church Launches First Service

This Sunday, December 13, Paul Manansala launches the first service of Crossroad Community Church in the heart of Jersey City’s West Side. Born in Jersey City, Paul grew up going to the church his father started. Crossroad Community Church is a continuation of that legacy — a legacy of showing his home city the healing grace of God. (His story and preparation for […]

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Impacting Locally and Globally This Christmas

Each year, the Christmas offering supports partners in our community and around the world. And each year, we see it impact and reach people in unexpected ways. The offering supports those who serve the community, and those who they serve. It supports people who go on mission trips, and the people they meet along the way. It’s an investment in […]

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Christmas @ Hoboken Grace

Come together to celebrate the Christmas season! Although the holidays usually mean scrambling to finish gift shopping, traveling, and planning family dinners, we want to encourage you to escape the holiday sprint, and join us as we reflect on the incredible ways in which God has pursued each one of us this year. On December 13, Hoboken Grace will be holding […]

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