Outreach

Christine's Kitchen

We're a caring community that supports its members and friends near and far through good times and bad.

Whether arranging to cook and deliver food to someone recovering from surgery, holding a prayer vigil for an ill member, or providing cake for a baby's baptism, the bonds among the congregation are sure signs of God's love working through us.

We are also a community who truly looks outside our walls for opportunities to serve. Through support of local programs like the Rescue Squad and Fire Departments, St. Peter's Haven (2018 and before), Christine's Kitchen, St. Agnes Food Pantry, Diocese of Newark Prison Minstries (2018), Mark's Closet Bloomfield (2019), youth mission trips and our Annual Pet Celebration on the town green, we welcome opportunities to be the heart and hands of Christ.

Our most significant ministry includes the Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry which is serving over 100 shoppers per month as of late 2019 and involves a minimum of 30 volunteers monthly.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 20:
On Wednesday, October 20 at 1pm a small group will gather to meditate and knit. 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
Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry
Saturday, October 23:
Our Pantry will continue local home deliveries for October 2021 and accept shoppers on Saturday, October 23 from 9-11am, our usual 4th Saturday distribution day.  Shoppers must maintain physical distancing and remain within their cars.  Volunteers will be required to wear masks and will bring pre-packaged bags to shoppers' cars.   Read more
Verona Fights Hunger 2016 Closing Ceremony
Saturday, October 23:
Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry will participate in the closing ceremony of the Verona Juniors Verona Fights Hunger Week town-wide event on Saturday, October 23 at 10am on the Town Hall steps. Read more
Saturday, October 30:
We are grateful to the Cedar Grove Den 4 Cub Scouts for hosting yet another Food Drive for our Pantry.  This year it will once again be in our parking lot (36 Gould Street) on Saturday, October 30 from 10am to 1pm.  Food donations can be brought during these hours and trick-or-treating scouts will collect them.  For more information, click hereRead more
Friday, November 5:
On Friday, November 5 from 5:30-7pm, the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, home of the Verona Food Pantry, will host a TO-GO only Fish (or Chicken) and Chips Dinner (prepared by Argyle Catering of Kearny).  For reservations, click here to pay online or pay via Venmo or email office@holyspiritverona.org or call (973) 239-2850.  Homemade desserts will be included.  Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for children under age 12. Read more
Interfaith Thanksgiving 2019
Sunday, November 21:
The clergy leaders of four of Verona's houses of worship, and one in West Orange, will continue a long-standing tradition in town by hosting an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 5pm.  The gathering will take place at Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church, 26 Lakeside Avenue.  There will be NO recption after the service (unlike previous years). Read more
Verona Interfaith Thanksgiving Service 2018
Sunday, November 21:
The clergy leaders of four Verona houses of worship, and one in West Orange, will continue a long-standing tradition in town by hosting an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 5pm.  The service will be held at Our Lady of the Lake located at 26 Lakeside Aveune, and the theme will be "Shalom: Let There Be Peace On Earth."  Masks and social distancing will be required. Read more