Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry Shelves

Current Food Pantry Needs

Here is our current (October 2021) needs list (in order of importance): canned veggies pasta toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner jelly and peanut butter canned meat (corned beef hash, chef-boy-ar-dee, chicken) coffee detergent (50oz size or smaller) tuna caned beans Read more

The Story of our Food Pantry

Our long time dream has become a reality. Led by the Outreach Committee, our congregation has always participated in activities to help those in need, but longed for a way to help those in our community directly. Read more

We chose Holy Spirit because...

We chose Holy Spirit because... "This is my home. All of the activities, all of what we see at church are a collective effort of putting our faith into action. We don’t see any bystanders here; everyone participates. It’s a humbling and wonderful experience to be part of this community.”  - Member since 1985 Read more

Faiths 4 Climate Justice Resources

Here is the handout from our Action Event on Sunday, October 17, 2021.  This document can help you TAKE ACTION on Climate Justice! Read more
COHS Labyrinth 2016

Sacred Ground: Dialogue Series on Race & Faith

Holy Spirit and St. James Upper Montclair will begin a Dialogue Circle using The Episcopal Church's curriculum Sacred Ground, which is a film- and readings-based 10-part series on race, grounded in faith, that walks participants through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.  To register, email Deacon Katherine by Monday, October 17. Read more

Our Pantry Needs Inventory!

On Saturday, August 28 we served 138 households during our monthly distribution day.  In addition, we assisted eleven additional families in August through home deliveries.  How can you helpBuy inventory for our shelves.  The items we need most at this time (as of August 30, 2021) are: tuna, pasta, pasta sauce, jelly, peanut butter, canned veggies, canned beans, soup, coffee (no k-cups please), cleaning supplies and laundry detergent.  We thank you for your anticipated assistance! Read more

Sunday School Returns to 10am

During COVID months we were creative with when and how our Sunday School classes would meet.  Starting in September 2021, as long as our worship services are meeting in-person, we'll host Sunday School classes during our 10am worship service.  Students should arrive at 9:55am to the lower level wearing masks and ready for some fun!  Students will then join their parents for Eucharist.  Classes begin on Sunday, September 12.  For more information, email Father Jerry. Read more

NEW Ministry This Fall

Do you know the basics of knitting or crocheting or are willing to learn?  Have you wanted to deepen your relationship with God by serving others?  If this answer is yes, or just maybe, Holy Spirit is starting a Shawl Ministry this fall.  This is a spiritual practice that benefits the practitioner and those gifted with these sacred mantles.  This ministry is nondenominational and open to anyone who is seeking to step away from their daily stresses with an alternative form of meditation.  Please email Deacon Katherine for additional information. Read more

Fundraising - Gift Cards On Sale

As a fundraiser, you can purchase gift cards (sometimes referred to as Scrip) for local grocery stores -- namely ShopRite, The Fresh Grocer and Kings.  Every $100 you purchase from us, $5 goes to the general operating account of the Church.  It's a simple way to help raise money for the Church of the Holy Spirit.  If you are interested in making a purchase, email our Church Office to make arrangements. Read more

Bishop Hughes Diocesan Convention Sermon

In her sermon on Sunday, June 27, Deacon Katherine suggested we all view the Diocesan Convention Sermon given by the Right Rev. Carlye J. Hughes; to view it click here.  You can also click here to see Deacon Katherine busy on her cellphone at the first minute of this video and assisting at the Table if you fast forward to 1 hour and 28 minutes.  Thank you to Deacon Katherine and Ken Traficante (online) for representing us! Read more