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

Verona Fire Department Santa Day 2019
Sunday, December 13:
The dedicated members of the Verona Fire Department will once again collect donations for the Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry.  On Sunday, December 13 around 4:30pm they will drop off the truckloads of items.  We are grateful for their dedication and hard work!  Rain date is Sunday, December 20. Read more
Monday, December 14:
Volunteers will be in the lower level kitchen to sort and stock food donations. Read more
Getting Ready to Pre-Pack Bags
Friday, December 18:
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, December 19:
A small group of socially distanced, mask wearing Food Pantry volunteers will be in the lower level for three shifts (8:30-9:30am, 9:45-10:45am and 11am-12pm) 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, December 26:
The Holy Spirit Pantry will continue local home deliveries for December and accept shoppers on Saturday, December 26 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
Getting Ready to Pre-Pack Bags
Friday, January 15:
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