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10 Reasons to Celebrate

Hoboken Grace started with a dream to impact this city and the thousands of people who call Hoboken home. That dream began coming to life 10 years ago, when a tiny church plant held its first service in a dingy bingo hall. Ever since, Hoboken Grace’s mission has been to help people find their way back to God. Over the past decade, that mission has [...]

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The Story He Told

This year, we partnered with God in loving our city better, building relationships, and serving locally and around the world. As we look back on 2017, it’s overwhelming to see all that He has done. As a church community, we were able to reach more people than ever before, grow more settled in our city and [...]

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The Gifts That Keep Giving

It was a birthday with special significance, and not just because Raakhee’s daughter was turning 1. Before reaching that 12-month milestone, Satya had already survived cancer. So when her parents began thinking about her first birthday, they told friends and family they didn’t want gifts — only things they could donate. Little did they know, that [...]

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Mind, Body, Spirit

The words “Mind, Body, Spirit” are vividly displayed at the end of the Hoboken YMCA pool. The lettering first made an impression on me years ago when I swam laps there once a week. One moment I’d be surrounded by the blurry water below, then my head would break the water’s surface in a traditional butterfly stroke. As I inhaled, I would look [...]

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How a Gift Exchange Grew From One Person to 1,300

The Hoboken Christmas Exchange started with a simple desire to give. Kara had been looking to donate some baby items, but she was unsure how to get them into the hands of a family in need. Her search led her to not one, but several families that fit the description. They needed other basic items as well: [...]

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The Best 1Day Yet!

Seven years after 1Day launched, it's still incredible to see the impact of one day (or three hours, really) of service. It's amazing to see what can happen when community members come together, sharing the goal of loving their neighbors. With 400 volunteers and 36 projects, this was the biggest 1Day yet! But it wasn't just about what was accomplished. [...]

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Time to Hit the Pause Button

Amplify is a day when we all come together for one purpose – to draw closer to the One who loves us most. There are so many distractions throughout the week. We bounce back and forth between meetings, emails, brunches, and the list goes on and on. In the midst of all that, we often struggle to spend time alone with God. That’s where Amplify comes in. It’s a day to [...]

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Sneak Peek of 1Day Projects

1Day is just two days away! And it’s going to be huge! There are now 35 projects planned across the city. And while some may be familiar if you’ve attended 1Day in the past, volunteers will also be serving local businesses, the Hoboken Housing Authority and several other new organizations. “It’s an opportunity for people to come together and [...]

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Change You Can See

When it came to planning this year's 1Day, the Bridge Events Team reached out to dozens of local organizations, businesses and other churches, asking how volunteers could lend a hand. The result is a still-growing list of nearly 25 projects that reach every corner of Hoboken. Nearly 100 volunteers alone will be working at the Hoboken Housing Authority, [...]

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Pick Your Track

Amplify is back! Hoboken Grace’s one-day growth conference is designed to boost your faith and your pursuit of Christ by equipping you to move forward in specific areas of personal growth. That might mean developing stronger spiritual habits, exploring your gifts, gaining confidence in telling your story or learning new ways to read different [...]

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Try Something New This Fall

In a season that evokes images of trees shedding their leaves, we seem to shed some of our own lives, leaving behind old apartments, old jobs and old routines for new ones. And while such life changes could happen any time of year, in Hoboken especially, they seem to happen most often around late summer and early fall. From cycling events [...]

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1Day, Big Impact

On Saturday, September 30, Hoboken Grace will once again blanket our city with hundreds of volunteers for the annual 1Day Hoboken event. Each year, the number of volunteers grows, and the impact on the community is magnified. “There is something that connects your hands to your heart when you are able to serve people in a way that actually takes […]

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Why We’re Throwing a Party This Saturday

They played Frisbee and Spikeball, catching some rays during a brief break from a busy summer. They formed circles on the park’s lawn, sharing stories under both shade and sun. And while the party held in their honor last year was meant to be all play and no work, New City Kids’ teen interns couldn’t help [...]

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A Night of Prayer, A Month of Rhythms

At Night of Prayer earlier this year, Devin was handed a card with a string attached – the type of string you might tie around your finger as a reminder. He was told to jot down the things he was struggling with – the areas in his life he would hand over to God that month. “And at the end of the month, I looked back at [...]

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Building Community, One Meal at a Time

For Julia, who has attended Hoboken Grace for several years, the welcoming atmosphere on Sunday mornings has always been apparent. There’s a sense of responsibility for one another and for the city itself, she noticed. It was that sense of community that inspired Julia to start praying about ways to reach [...]

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