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The Hunt That Changed Everything

Around this time last year, Gwen and her family were looking for a church. They’d visited a few in the area but hadn’t yet found a place to call home. Then a friend invited Gwen and her son to Hoboken Grace’s Easter Egg Hunt. “I thought it’d be fun,” she says, but she didn't have any other expectations.

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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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How a Spin Class Changed the Way I Worship

I’ve had a complicated relationship with my body these last few years thanks to some significant health issues. I’ve moved through cycles of frustration and exhaustion to hatred to forgiveness and grace to hopefulness more times than I can count. Scripture says my body was “fearfully and wonderfully made,” but more often than not, it has just felt fearful. It has felt broken.

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Shattered Egg-spectations

Last spring, Hoboken Grace was a new church for me, and I was exploring some of its activities. The week before Easter, the church was throwing a free Easter Egg Hunt at a huge, fenced-in sports field on Jackson Street. I was planning to stop by for just a half-hour to get a feel for the event. It wasn't anything like what I expected.

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Finding Identity

Baptism was a symbol of committing to an identity in Christ — opening myself up to the freedom that comes from following God and not allowing myself to be a slave to the ups and downs that come from finding identity in other places, which for me was my career.

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Meet New City Kids

The story of New City Kids is one about transformation, and it starts with one couple’s dream to break cycles of poverty by empowering local youth. Seeing a need in Jersey City, Revs. Trevor and Linda Rubingh launched an after-school program that keeps teens off the streets and focuses on their potential.

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For Teens, a Dinner Group of Their Own

One night last fall at Johnny Pepperoni’s, half a dozen middle school boys were hanging out eating pizza and talking about video games, sports and, amazingly … God. On that night, the conversation was about what really brings happiness. Is it our stuff that makes us happy? Or is it relationships with people we love and our relationship with God that brings real contentment?

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Get Ready to GO!

We’re going back to Mexico! From May 27th to June 3rd, a team will be visiting the Casa Hogar Alegre orphanage. Casa Hogar works to provide love and care for children who have been abandoned or abused. Their goal is to care not only for the physical well-being of the children, but also to encourage spiritual and educational growth. Want […]

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Random Acts of Kindness — All Day Long

Through the years, we’ve been known to give granola bars to hungry commuters at the PATH and Light Rail stations. We’ve handed out waters to those playing basketball at Church Square Park, and warmers to passersby on cold winter nights. Last summer, we even gave out thousands of bags of free popcorn at Movies Under the Stars. This year, we're dedicating an entire day to random acts of kindness and Simple Service.

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Hot Competition

The Battle in the 'Boken is back! The 8th annual Hoboken Chili Cook-Off & Homebrewing Contest supports TRUE Mentors, Hoboken's only one-to-one mentoring program and one of Hoboken Grace's longtime partners. It's a great cause, and things are sure to get heated. Want a $10 discount code for tickets? Click the link below.

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Let’s Be Honest

The stories that resonate most deeply with us are those that are honest. We appreciate authors and actors and songwriters who take off their masks and tell it like it is. Perhaps this can best be seen in the New York Times’ Most-Read Stories of 2016. The No. 1 story, by quite a large margin, was Alain de Botton’s article […]

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Direction

So much of our thoughts are consumed by our future. What’s next? Where am I going? Am I prepared? What if you didn’t have to live that way? What if there was a way to find peace about your future? Join us this February as we look at the freedom and peace God wants to bring into your life concerning […]

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