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, North Porch Women and Infants' Centers, Christine's Kitchen, youth mission trips and our Annual Pet Celebration on the town green, we welcome opportunities to be the heart and hands of Christ.

Other significant ministries include the Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry, and a joint community garden with Church of the Holy Innocents, West Orange.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 28:
The Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry is open the 4th Saturday of every month from 9-11am. Pantry set-up begins at 8am. The first shift of Volunteers is from 8-10am, and the second shift is 9-11am. Clean-up is at 11am. For more information see: http://holyspiritverona.org/food-pantry Read more
Animal Blessing 2016
Sunday, October 6:
Join us for the annual Blessing of the Animals during our 10am worship on Sunday, October 6.  Bring your pet or photo of your pet and receive a personalized blessing at the conclusion of service.  [To see photos from last year's service, click here.] Read more
Sunday, October 6:
On Sunday, October 6 from 1-4pm Holy Spirit Verona will host our fourth annual Celebration of Pets in the Verona Town Hall Square with pet-orientated activities, vendors, crafts-people, pet blessings and more.  We will have activities for kids (including a bouncy house), DJ music provided by Automatic Entertainment, food vendors and a Pet Parade at 2:30pm with prizes in several categories.  If you have a pet or love all God's creatures, join us!  [Who's attending? Click here or see below.] Read more
Friday, October 11:
Holy Spirit Verona will host another BINGO Fund Raising event on Friday, October 11 at 7pm; doors open and BINGO cards go on sale at 6pm.  We'll be enjoying music from 'Ole Blue Eyes, yes Frank Sinantra  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.   Read more
Saturday, October 12:
On Saturday, October 12 members of our congregation will join parishioners from Holy Innoccents West Orange to serve a meal at Christine's Kitchen, which is a feeding ministry that is a part of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in West Orange.  We'll meet at Church of the Holy Spirit Verona at 10am and car pool over to West Orange to set up for serving the meal at noon. Read more
Sunday, October 20 to Saturday, October 26:
The Verona Juniors Women's group is sponsoring their sixth annual Verona Fights Hunger Week from October 20 - 26, 2018.  Various locations around town are set up as donation drops.  The Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry will be one of the two recipients of this years donations.  Thank you Verona Juniors! Read more
Out of the Darkness - Suicide Prevention Walk Verona Park 2018
Sunday, October 20:
A team from Holy Spirit Verona will join in the "Out of the Darkness" Suicide Prevention Walk in Verona Park on Sunday, October 20 from 1:30-4:30pm.  We will walk in loving memory of Vanya Citrano.  Registration begins at 1:30pm, and the Walk begins at 3pm. Read more
Saturday, October 26:
The Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry is open the 4th Saturday of every month from 9-11am. Pantry set-up begins at 8am. The first shift of Volunteers is from 8-10am, and the second shift is 9-11am. Clean-up is at 11am. For more information see: http://holyspiritverona.org/food-pantry Read more