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

Friday, April 16:
A small group of socially distanced, mask wearing Food Pantry volunteers will be in the lower level from 5-6:30pm setting up the assembly line needed to pre-pack bags for shoppers. Read more
The Finished Product
Saturday, April 17:
A small group of socially distanced, mask wearing Food Pantry volunteers will be in the lower level for four shifts (8:30-9:30am, 9:45-10:45am, 11am-12pm and 12:15-1:15pm) prepackings bags for our shoppers -- they will then carry them up to the sanctuary.  It's hard physical work! Read more
Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry
Saturday, April 24:
Our Pantry will continue local home deliveries for April 2021 and accept shoppers on Saturday, April 24 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
Friday, April 30:
On Friday, April 30 from 5:30-7pm, we will host a To-Go Fish (or Chicken) and Chips Dinner (prepared by Argyle Catering of Kearny) to benefit our Food Pantry.  For reservations, pay online or via Venmo or email office@holyspiritverona.org or call (973) 239-2850.  Reservations MUST be made by Monday, April 26.  Help us advertise this event. Read more