Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry Shelves

Current Food Pantry Needs

Please note: We do NOT need PASTA and we do NOT need SOUP. Here are our current (February 24, 2019) URGENT need items (in order of importance) are: mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup (in that order cause everyone donates kethcup) tissues paper towels cleaning products (dish detergent, lysol, toilet bowl cleaner, cleanser) personal hygiene items (toothpaste, bar soap, deodorant, shampoo, shaving cream, etc.) jelly, jam, honey Read more

Hope Gardens

We've begun a joint community garden with Holy Innocents, West Orange.  The plan is that some of the produce grown in Hope Gardens will be given out monthly at our Food Pantry. 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
lent journey

Lenten Opportunities 2019

Let us walk with you this Lent!  Take advantage of our many opportunities to do something more this Season: Sundays (March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & April 7, 14) - Kitchen Conversations using "5 Marks of Love" at 11:30am. Wednesday Multi-Church Eucharist  at 7pm - March 20 and April 10 at Holy Spirit Verona.  At St. Peter's Essex Fells or St. Peter's Livingston other weeks; see full schedule for details.  Read more

"Lent: 40 Days, 40 Items" Food Drive

Do something special this Lent: help fight hunger one day at a time!  Place one non-perishable food or toiletry item into a box each day during Lent (40 days = 40 items).  Return the box and its contents to Holy Spirit Verona by Palm Sunday, April 14.  If you would like to pick up a box, email us to make arrangements, or download two flyers to make your own box. Read more

Winter Storm Warning - January 19/20, 2019

The following message was emailed to our Happengings subscribers on Saturday, January 19 at 3:20pm: As you are aware, we are about to receive some snow and ice that may make getting to Church tomorrow a challenge.  At this point, we are planning to still host the 10am Worship Service; however, if conditions worsen please consider staying home and perhaps read something from the Prayer Book. If we need to cancel... Read more
Dress to Impress Collection

History Repeats Itself - Outreach to Dante, VA

In the fall, two of the high school students who attended our July 2018 Mission Trip, collected dresses for students in St. Paul, VA and surrounding towns.  Our Mission Trip attendees spent a week working on a home in Dante, VA (a suburb of St. Paul).  Over 200 dresses, many boxes of shoes and several purses where all delivered in early December.  Check out the connection to Holy Spirit Verona's past by reading the wonderful article in myVeronaNJ. Read more
holy week schedule

Holy Week 2019 Schedule

The following is our schedule for Holy Week 2019: Palm Sunday - April 14 10am - Palm Procession and reading of The Passion -return "Lent: 40 Days, 40 Items" Food Drive boxes to be blessed during worship [click here for full schedule] Read more
Ashes To Go 2017

"Ashes To Go" on Gould Street

Unable to attend one of our Ash Wednesday Worship Services?  Stop by Gould Street (between our parking lot and HB Whitehorne Middle School) to receive ashes to begin your Lenten journey.  "Ashes To Go" will be available from 8-9:30am and 2-3:30pm on Wednesday, March 6. The Church of the Holy Spirit Verona will once again join other Episcopal Churches in taking worship to the streets.  For more information see: Read more