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 Department, St. Peter's HavenChristine'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.  Much of this support is done through our annual Angel Tree outreach sponsored during the Advent Season.

Our most significant ministry includes the Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry which is serving over 100 shoppers per month as of early 2021 and involves a minimum of 45 volunteers monthly.  In addition, in late 2021 we partnered with St. Peter's Livingston Thift Shop, which is now an outreach ministry of our congregation.  To read more about the beginnings of this relationship, click here.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 30:
Members of the Outreach Committee of the Heavenly Finds Thrift Shop will meet online to discuss the distrubution of funds from Winter/Spring 2022. Read more
Tuesday, July 5:
We hope you are aware that in the Fall of 2021 we partnered with the St. Peter's Livingston (now named Heavenly Finds) Thrift Shop; to learn more, click here.  The shop is open on Tuesdays.  From June 28 through July 26 the Shop will be open from 10am to 1pm.  They accepts donations any time except Monday afternoons and Tuesday mornings.  For more information about the Thrift Shop, visit https://www.heavenlyfinds.org/. Read more
Tuesday, July 12:
We hope you are aware that in the Fall of 2021 we partnered with the St. Peter's Livingston (now named Heavenly Finds) Thrift Shop; to learn more, click here.  The shop is open on Tuesdays.  From June 28 through July 26 the Shop will be open from 10am to 1pm.  They accepts donations any time except Monday afternoons and Tuesday mornings.  For more information about the Thrift Shop, visit https://www.heavenlyfinds.org/. Read more
Wednesday, July 13:
On Wednesday, July 13 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 Rev. Katherine for additional information. Read more
Friday, July 15:
Holy Spirit Verona will host another Friday BINGO Fund Raiser on Friday, July 15 at 7pm; doors open and BINGO cards go on sale at 6pm.  Entrance fee (with sheets for ten games) is $20; the first number is called at 7pm.  Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase, and you are welcome to bring your own food.  No alcohol is allowed and you must be 18 years old to play BINGO.  Masks are recommended. Read more
Tuesday, July 19:
We hope you are aware that in the Fall of 2021 we partnered with the St. Peter's Livingston (now named Heavenly Finds) Thrift Shop; to learn more, click here.  The shop is open on Tuesdays.  From June 28 through July 26 the Shop will be open from 10am to 1pm.  They accepts donations any time except Monday afternoons and Tuesday mornings.  For more information about the Thrift Shop, visit https://www.heavenlyfinds.org/. Read more
Friday, July 22:
Our Food Pantry volunteers will be in the lower level from 5-6:30pm setting up the tables with grocery/toiletry items for our shoppers. Read more
Saturday, July 23:
Our July 23 Food Pantry will accept shoppers in the lower level from 9 to 11am; masks will be required.  This is our 4th "in-person" shopping day since Feb. 2020.  Shoppers will remain in their vehicles with a limited number being invited inside at a time.  Home deliveries are still available for Verona/Cedar Grove residents who are unable to visit Pantry; contact our Church Office for arrangements.    Read more
Tuesday, July 26:
We hope you are aware that in the Fall of 2021 we partnered with the St. Peter's Livingston (now named Heavenly Finds) Thrift Shop; to learn more, click here.  The shop is open on Tuesdays.  From June 28 through July 26 the Shop will be open from 10am to 1pm.  They accepts donations any time except Monday afternoons and Tuesday mornings.  For more information about the Thrift Shop, visit https://www.heavenlyfinds.org/. Read more