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You Only Have To Be Interested

If you are anything like Xiaochan, you've seen a video story that was shared on Sunday morning. In her case, she watched as someone on the Grace Kids team shared how they could use helpers. While she initially had hesitations, that all changed when she heard the volunteer say that you don’t have to be interesting, but rather, you have to be interested. With that, she was put to ease and knew she wanted to dive in and see what the team was all about.

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Hayden’s House of Healing

In November 2011 my husband Rob and I found out that our second baby was diagnosed in utero with a significant heart defect (HLHS). I was scared out of my mind at the unknown of all of this, but found a way to build a community of supporters around the idea that praying for Hayden would keep him safe. In August of 2012, Hayden passed away unexpectedly from a medical error after a procedure. The moment Hayden took his final breaths in my arms, I felt completely isolated and found myself running away from God.

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The Open Door

After moving to the area, Justin and Fernanda felt disconnected from their new community. What helped change that, they say, was helping others adjust to their own new surroundings. They began volunteering with The Open Door, a nonprofit organization focused on strengthening communities and immigrant families.

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Do Babies Come With Manuals?

NINE the perfect class for those currently expecting. NINE was built to mentally prepare and give practical information to those soon-to-be parents, but most importantly, teach the role of discipleship through God and His teachings.

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Take a Day

Have you ever had the feeling that you could be experiencing more of God? It’s this nudge inside of you that suggests there’s more. Sometimes it comes while you are listening to Pastor Chris speak or watching people get baptized or listening to a worship song or sharing with a dinner group friend. Perhaps there is no nudge. There is only unrest. A weekend away doesn’t seem to fix that deep unrest that won’t go away. You think it’s just a busy season, but you are starting to suspect it may simply be your life.

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For YOU

This past weekend was one for remember for sure. I think there's a few key takeaways coming out of an Easter weekend like this one. - And some amazing photos to capture it.

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Through A Bunny’s Eyes

I saw love pouring out from every direction - between the families, from the volunteers who paid attention to details such as where the bunnies were going to sit, to the photographers taking those free family photos.

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Bringing In The Muscle

Anthony, Head Assistant Wrestling Coach at Stevens, understands that this isn’t about just one group of people loving others - it’s a community coming together to love their community.“ Every event is a great community event for my athletes...for them to serve and become better people.”

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Bigger Than Us!

For the past nine years, Hoboken Grace has hosted an Easter egg hunt that grows larger and larger each spring. This April, we will have 36,000 Easter eggs and over 6,000 participants, making it the largest Easter egg hunt in Hudson County. This gives you an incredible opportunity to be part of significantly loving your neighbors! We want to give you a sneak peek and let you know how you play a vital role in that opportunity.

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Prayer?

Ugh. I can’t sleep. There is so much going on at work that if something wakes me up, my mind instantly pops into gear and I start thinking about all the things I need to do and what I need to accomplish. It’s cool how creative God makes our minds. Even when we’re not thinking about a problem, we can […]

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Inviting for Introverts

For years, when Easter rolled around and we started talking on Sundays and in dinner group about inviting others, I couldn’t help but feel somewhat inadequate. On the one hand, I knew that as a Christian, I was supposed to be sharing the message of Christ. But I’m not great at initiating invites to brunch, let alone church.

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In Other Words

For the last few weeks, we have been telling you about the upcoming Easter Egg Hunt from our perspective. But, what’s even more interesting is hearing firsthand about the day from last year’s volunteers.

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I’ve Been to Sierra Leone Three Times Now. Here’s Why I’ll Keep Going Back.

When I first traveled to Sierra Leone with Hoboken Grace in May 2016, we were able to observe and interact with Enable The Children’s staff for a day as they made home visits. The organization, part of World Hope International, provides physiotherapy and occupational therapy, care, as well as support services to children living with disabilities, many of whom are ostracized by their communities. ETC also works to reduce the stigma surrounding developmental disorders such as autism and Down syndrome.

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Life Is Punny (Fun Intended)

If you’ve checked out any of Hoboken Grace’s events, you’ve most likely seen titles like “Mission Imbocceball” and “Game of Throws” in the Facebook event descriptions, followed by even more wordplay. Why use puns to invite people? And how did this all start? The Writing Team recently sat down with Anna, the creative mind behind the event puns, to ask […]

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Getting Short With Others

Maybe you missed the chance to join a Dinner Group. Maybe one of these topics spark your interest. Or maybe you are a short-term commitment kind of person. Whatever the reason, we have groups that are about to start meeting for 6-10 weeks and it's a great step for your growth. More on the different types of groups...

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