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Summer at the Movies

Just like that long-awaited sequel, Hoboken Grace is back at the movies this summer – Movies Under the Stars, that is. A group will be handing out popcorn at the city’s free movie screening at Pier A each Wednesday night. The series kicked off last night with a showing of Young Frankenstein. Hoboken Grace began serving popcorn at the [...]

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How to Make the Most of Amplify

The thing about conferences is, oftentimes, it’s what you make of them. Come distracted and close-minded and you’ll likely have just a few takeaways. Go all in and you might leave with life-changing insights. Amplify, Hoboken Grace’s one-day growth conference, is already designed to propel you forward. Each breakout track is an opportunity [...]

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Growing Together

"...We don't have a religion, we have a relationship with God. We don't give Him our leftovers, we give Him our all. And the only way we can do that is if we take the time to invest in that relationship, invest in ourselves and continue to grow in our faith, together, as a church community." That's where opportunities like Amplify come in. [...]

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What’s Holding You Back?

Sometimes I don’t believe my head and my heart communicate with one another. Do you have this problem? I can tell myself 100 times: You need to get up and exercise because it benefits your health and wellness. Or, pick up that book you’ve been slowly working through, it’s better for your brain and vocabulary than binge-watching Netflix. But often my [...]

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Laying a Solid Foundation

I grew up in a traditional household and attended a pretty traditional church. While I never walked away from Christ (or so I had thought), I moved away from the idea of a brick-and-mortar place of worship some time ago. For me, attending a weekly service felt like I was just going through the motions. I felt empty and unfortunately did not receive [...]

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It’s Back!

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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Our Biggest Celebration

We officially kicked off the season of Easter last week with our first Ash Wednesday service. That was only the beginning. We're pulling out all the stops this year, celebrating Easter with seven services over one epic weekend. And then there's the Easter Egg Hunt, with two hunts for twice the fun.

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The Hunt That Changed Everything

When 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. Gwen assumed it’d be a basic Easter [...]

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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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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.

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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 [...]

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It’s Finally Happening!

It’s taken years of dreaming and months of planning, but it’s finally happening: the Worship Team is recording an album! The team has talked about producing an album for years, but prior attempts were met with various hurdles, and the timing was just never right. With a plan finally in motion, they've decided to go big and do it LIVE! And you’re invited!

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A Christmas to Remember

The sights, sounds and smells of Christmas filled 301 Garden. Elves’ hats jingled. Cookie crumbs lined trays. Mulled cider steamed from paper cups. But those who attended the Hoboken Christmas Exchange on Saturday say what made the event most special were the moments that made their heart swell — the moments filled with smiles and tears, gratitude and generosity.

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Breathing Room

The time of day that I am currently struggling with most as a parent is bath. Like many families, we often sandwich bath in between dinner and bedtime — not the most effortless hours of my daily itinerary. By 6 p.m., I've already been parenting for twelve hours! Is there any job that is glorious after a cool twelve hours? So let me tell you what my parenting can look like as we enter our apartment bathroom — a tiny room with amazing acoustics and no fresh air.

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Picture Perfect

Hoboken Grace’s Photo Team is always ready to capture special moments. And in just a few days they’ll do just that by taking portraits for nearly 200 families receiving gifts at the Hoboken Christmas Exchange. "Last year we knew we wanted to do as much as possible to go above and beyond just handing out gifts,” says Al, who leads the Photo Team. “We wanted to give as much as we could, and family portraits seemed like that little extra something.”

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