Current Food Pantry Needs

Please help us restock the shelves!  Our current (August 27) URGENT need items (in order of importance) are: cleaning products (dish detergent, lysol, toilet bowl cleaner, cleanser) personal hygiene items (soap, deodorant, shampoo, shaving cream, razors) coffee (one pound cans preferred) milk (boxed, like Parmalat) 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

Sunday School Begins September 17

At Gathering Sunday (September 10) children will join in a group arts and craft project and bring their school back pack for blessing during the 10am worship service.  Sunday School classes begin on Sunday, September 17.  Parents should drop their child off in the Sunday School Room (lower level) by 9:50am as classes starts promptly at 10am.  Children join the worship service after announcements and sit with their family during Eucharist. Read more

Youth Confirmation Classes

On September 17, and then every second Sunday of the month from 12-2pm, we will have a joint Confirmation Class with St. Luke's Episcopal Church Montclair. Class dates are: September 17, October 8, November 12, December 10, January 14, February 11, March 11, April 15 (this is third Sunday also). In addition, there is an all-day retreat required by the Diocese on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Grace Church, Madison.  Read more
Energy Efficient Lighting in Chapel

Saving Mother Earth: Electricity & Water

Holy Spirit Verona, using the New Jersey Cleanenergy Program, has transitioned to energy efficient light bulbs, and replaced several faucet spigots.  This is one of our many efforts to care for Mother Earth, by reducing our electricity and water consumption. Thanks to Greenfaith, Inc. and parishioner, Christine Liaukus, for helping make this happen! Read more

XI Bishop Search Listening Meetings

All members of the Diocese of Newark are invited to attend one of seven Listening Meetings which are being hosted by the Bishop Search / Nominating Committee (of which Father Jerry is the co-chair) during the months of July, August & September.  Try to attend one if you are available.  If you have any questions, speak with Father Jerry. Read more

XI Bishop Search Online Survey

Have you taken the online survey for the XI Bishop Search?  The Search / Nominating Committee (of which Father Jerry is the Co-Chair) is hoping that EVERY PERSON in the Diocese of Newark will complete the online survey by Wednesday, August 16.  This data will be instrumental in the compiling of the Diocesan Profile to be used in raising up candidates for our next Bishop. Read more
Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry Volunteers

Verona Food Pantry Teams Up With Mobile Food Stand To Deal With Hunger Head On

Published in the Cedar Grove/Verona News June 2017 No. 15 Vol. 6 www.cedargroveveronanews.comThe Montclair Community Farms (MCF) Coalition’s goal is to sell produce at affordable prices to Montclair seniors and is now expanding to local food pantries in order to bring fresh produce to seniors and others in need. Read more