Our current goal is to have the building ready by the second half of 2022. We’re going to use this time to envision and then create the best possible space for the local community. It’s an opportunity to transform what it’s like to visit, live and work in Hoboken, and we’re going to make sure that we get it right!
No. The building will host our events and services on Sundays, but it will be utilized far beyond that. In fact, we are already in talks with our nonprofit and community partners about how they can use the building. The size and versatility of the space will provide these organizations with office and meeting areas as well as the ability to host events throughout the week. We will also be able to incubate and support new nonprofits as they seek to launch inside of our community as well.
In addition, we will create a year-long calendar and booking system that will allow us to welcome the City of Hoboken, other community organizations, small businesses, schools, individuals and more to apply to use the space for their own plans.
We are so excited about what this building makes possible. Its size and versatility will allow us to host graduations, concerts, weddings, middle school and teen camps, professional training conferences, movie showings, small business expos, job fairs, speaking engagements, town halls, charity events and so much more.
The people, organizations and companies of Hoboken will no longer have to leave the city to enjoy these kinds of events. Everything is now possible and accessible right here. There will be no other building like this one in Hoboken!
No! Bow Tie Cinemas did not own the building and they had already decided to permanently vacate the space well before we even began our own negotiations with the building owner.
It was sad to see the movie theater leave our city, but we are also thrilled to be able to ensure that the building will continue to be used as a space enjoyed by the community at large.
301 Garden has been our home for many years. It will be very difficult to say goodbye knowing all the memorable moments that occurred in that space. It is a very special building for us, and it will be in our hearts forever!
Ultimately, we did not own 301 Garden and were just long-term tenants under a rental agreement. Given the growth of our church and the scale of our plans, the building could not keep up with our growth and needs for the future. The new space will allow us to love and serve the people of Hoboken more than ever before and in entirely new ways!
The new uptown building will be our only campus in Hoboken once the move is complete. At this time, there are no plans to host services from more than one location.
The building has two main floors and two mezzanines totaling more than 25,000 sq. ft. of space. Its tall ceilings, large lobby as well as four major rooms create the welcoming and versatile space we’ve been praying for all these years!
The Home Initiative was a two year generosity journey from March 2020 to March 2022. We successfully reached our commitment goals!
For anyone that did not yet fully complete the generosity commitment they made, we want to encourage you in your continued generosity journey. While we will no longer be formally tracking our Home commitment progress, we are so grateful that you are on that journey with us.
While we are no longer formally tracking our Home commitment progress, we are so grateful that you are inspired to give.
Just click “give” in the top menu of this page or go to hobokengrace.com/give.
We also have other options for giving, including securities (e.g., stock, bonds, and mutual funds), corporate gift matching, and asset-based giving (e.g., real estate, businesses, collectibles, etc.). Email Vinny Hu at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about any of these options.
We believe the local church has the most compelling mission to which we can give our lives. We would love for you to make Hoboken Grace your church home as we bring hope to our world through The Home Initiative.
You can get started by joining us for NEXT, our quick introductory class held after each service every Sunday. In this 10-minute overview, you will learn more about who we are as a church and how to get connected.
If you are currently making payments to eliminate debt, we commend you for your progress on this important goal. You should continue to do so. If we can help you on the journey to become debt-free, please let us know. Hoboken Grace offers biblically-based budget counseling, financial planning resources and a financial course called Financial Peace University.
Being in debt doesn’t eliminate our opportunity to give, however. Giving isn’t about what God wants from you, but what He wants for you. God instructs us to find a way to give with joy at all times, regardless of our circumstances. Please contact us if you would like to speak with a budget counselor.
Our team would love to answer any questions that you have. Feel free to email email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible!