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
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
Celebration of Pets 2018

Celebration of Pets -- 5th Anniversary - Vendors Welcome!

This year marks the Fifth Anniversary of our Celebration of Pets and we are planning some new attractions and surprises.  The Celebration will feature our “resident” D.J. Emilio, and our fabulous Pet Parade will take place at 2:30pm with prizes in many categories.  The family friendly event takes place (as always) on the first Sunday in October -- October 3, 2021 in the Verona Town Square from 1 to 4pm.  Use this form for vendor registration. Read more
Be Cool Campaign

"Be Cool" Campaign Expanding It's Goal

In 2019, Holy Spirit Verona launched a capital campaign to install air conditioning in our Main Sanctuary.  Our Goal was $30,000, and is now $35,000 with the electrical estimate from 2017 being updated for 2021.  We have raised over $30,000 to date!!!  We are almost there!  We hope that work will begin in mid-June.  You can support us by sending in a check (indicate "Be Cool" in memo) or making e-giving payments here on our website.  For full information on our "Be Cool" Campaign, click here. Read more