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The Hoboken Christmas Exchange: Restoring the Holiday Spirit

The Hoboken Christmas Exchange all started with one person’s desire to love their community through selfless giving. And in its first year, Hoboken Grace was able to partner with Kara Cohen to impact close to 1,000 people. It was an emotional night last Saturday as families needing a little extra help this holiday season came to 301 Garden St. to […]

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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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Food For Thought: Stories From Our Dinner Groups

The holidays are meant to be a time for celebration, an opportunity to gather with those we love and look back on the experiences we’ve shared over the past year. Of course, gathering together with loved ones also tends to come with something else: Food, and lots of it. This week, we’re celebrating the holidays by talking about one of […]

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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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5 Reasons to Sign Up for a Dinner Group

Dinner Groups are a great way to start building community by engaging with God while having fun. Here are 5 reasons we think you should join us for dinner in 2017: 1. Dinner is planned It is nice to know that you have one less dinner to plan each week. In 2016, we ate over 1,000 meals together. Dinner groups […]

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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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Gifts That Give Gift Guide

This year, give and give back. The following are holiday gift ideas from some of our favorite organizations around the globe. In addition to making a great gift, everything on the list supports a great cause. Click through our top picks below for a few ways to give presents that have an impact! Restore International Support education and human rights […]

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TEAMS: Capturing a special Christmas moment

TEAMS is a monthly series that celebrates the talent and impact of various groups at Hoboken Grace. Hoboken Grace’s photo team has worked bar crowds, citywide 1Day projects and epic Easter egg hunts. But this month they’ll take on their biggest project yet, taking portraits for hundreds of families who may not have many professional family photos. “They might not […]

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Finding Gratitude Amid Grief

For much of the last year and a half, I have lingered in a strange space of utter heartbreak and stubborn joy. The job descriptions I have wanted more than any other in life have been to be a wife and a mother, but things have not gone according to my carefully laid plans. With that, I have had to reconsider everything I assumed […]

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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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