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Hope and a Home in Guatemala City

Within Guatemala City, Guatemala, there exists an area infamous for its stark poverty that is simply known as “the dump.” As Latin America’s second-largest garbage disposal site, it has spawned entire communities of lower-class families that turn to it as their source of daily income. The dump is a literal trash city: Squalid neighborhoods surround its perimeter as it sustains […]

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A Commitment Worth Celebrating

Once a month at Hoboken Grace, we celebrate baptism with members of our church family. It’s a physical symbol that represents a spiritual change — a new life found in Christ. This month is no different. We will be celebrating baptisms next on Easter Sunday. (You can find out more by attending one of the baptism classes held after each service this week.) For Margarita, who took the […]

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The Easter Egg Hunt That Changed Everything

For Shanta, Hoboken Grace’s annual Easter Egg Hunt brings her family together to share in the excitement of the event, but also to discuss the true meaning of Easter. Each spring after moving to Cliffside Park four years ago, Shanta looked for a fun, inexpensive Easter activity for her children but found nothing in their neighborhood. Then, two years ago, […]

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Where Will You Go?

Are you interested in going on a mission trip this year? Are you worried that you’ve waited too long to sign up? Don’t fret: There’s still time! Mission trips are an opportunity to serve the physical and spiritual needs of others as you show them the love of Christ. Sound like something you’d like to do? Check out these four […]

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Five Reasons to Get Egg-Cited for Easter

We are just a few weeks away from our biggest celebration of the year! With all that God is doing in our city, we have so much to celebrate this Easter. And there are so many things to look forward to. Here are five things to get egg-cited about:   1). Two hunts are better than one For the first […]

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On a Mission to Love

This March, Dario Torres, who has been a part of the Hoboken Grace community since its early days, is saying farewell to New Jersey and hello to Japan. For the next three years, Dario will be serving with The Navigators student ministry at Shizuoka University. This new chapter in Dario’s life is the culmination of years of prayer, spiritual growth and personal […]

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My One-Year Dating Fast

This past Sunday, Pastor Chris talked about the dangerous aspects of relationships and how we can establish guardrails in that area of our lives. For some people, he said, the guardrail that’s needed most is to step outside of relationships for an entire year. “You need to really wrestle with whether or not you need to reset the whole thing, […]

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First Impressions, Lasting Connections

Hoboken Grace's First Impressions Team is dedicated to welcoming and loving everyone, both inside and outside 301 Garden St. “Personally, I want the people who come through the door to feel welcome, to feel that we've been waiting for them to join us, and to feel that they belong at Hoboken Grace," says Melissa.

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Guardrails: You Want Me To Do WHAT?

I woke up hung-over. My memory of the night before was blurry. The worst part was that this was nothing new for me. It was a regular part of my life. Feeling guilty and nauseous was almost routine. As I stumbled through my apartment, I came across a Hoboken Grace card and granola bar that someone had handed me at […]

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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 Power of a Simple Service

When Tiffany and Adam Croxton moved to Hoboken, they struggled to feel at home in a new place that moved much faster than life in Mississippi. As they tried to settle in, they realized they were both hungry for community and purpose. ”We discussed finding a church family,” says Tiffany. “But we didn’t make the effort to reach out or attend any […]

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