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

Friday, April 3:
March 17, 2020 UPDATE: Due to the ongoing health concerns with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) this event is being postponed.  We are rescheduling the fundraiser for Friday, November 6, 2020. Read more
Monday, April 6:
Volunteers will be in the lower level kitchen to sort and stock food donations. Read more
Friday, April 17:
MARCH 22, 2020 UPDATE >>> Due to the ongoing health concerns and the safety of all involved, we will not be hosting a BINGO event for the month of April.  Check back on our website for future fundraising events.  Stay safe! Read more
Saturday, April 25:
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
Mission Trip 2018
Friday, May 1:
We've booked a Mission Trip (August 2-8, 2020) to Grace House on the Mountain (VA) open to youth and young adults...anyone who has graduated from 8th grade by the time we leave is old enough. We're also extending the invitation to college students and/or college grads, several of whom are Grace House alumni. Friends are also welcome. Read more
Blood Drive
Sunday, May 3:
Holy Spirit Verona will host a Blood Drive on Sunday, May 3 from 9am to 2pm.  To schedule an appointment, xxx.  Appointments are preferred; walk-ins are welcome.  The Blood Mobile will be located at 36 Gould Street, Verona. Give the gift of life! All Donors will receive the following free health screenings: Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Temp, Iron, Pulse & Blood Type. Read more
Friday, May 8:
Holy Spirit Verona will host another Second-Friday BINGO Fund Raising event on Friday, May 8 at 7pm; doors open and BINGO cards go on sale at 6pm.  Proceeds benefit the Verona & West Essex Voices ...come have some fun for a great cause!  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