Our Ministries and Community Connections
There are lots of things going on at First Presbyterian Church of Verona!
We have a wonderful choir that sings every Sunday September-June and lots of guest musicians and special programs throughout the year! Click here to see our music page.
The mission of the Board of Deacons is to follow Jesus Christ by serving all who are in need, within and beyond our community of faith, and to serve as a bridge between the congregation and church leaders.
The Diakonoi, a Greek word meaning “servant,” is a group recently formed by Deacon Dotty Ostella as a "spinoff" of the Board of Deacons. The group is comprised of gifted and caring members of our congregation who assist Pastor Lynn in her role by facilitating communication, providing comfort, and offering spiritual sustenance to those in need because of infirmity, immobility, or grief.
The Christian Education Committee’s purpose and intent is to identify and address the Christian education needs of the congregation through Sunday School and special teen, youth and intergenerational programs and workshops. We offer several youth tailored programs throughout the year! Click here to view our Christian Education page and find out more!
Sunday Suppers was founded in September 2012 with the purpose of providing home-cooked, nutritious Sunday meals to those financially or medically in need in the Verona and local community area. Click here to find out all about this wonderful program and how you can get involved!
The Service/Nurture Committee represents the Session in carrying out the general mission of the church as part of the worldwide church of Christ’s people. We also have a special responsibility in the community and the Presbytery. The committee recognizes the needs and activities of the church by providing assistance when possible. The Service/Nurture Committee is responsible for conducting the annual One-Great-Hour-of-Sharing offering, the Peacemaking Offering, and the Christmas Joy Offering.
Friendly Neighbors was started by Dalyce Tenore in 2015. Its goal is to help people in the area who are in need of assistance. The group meets once a month at the church and depends upon donations and fundraising activities to carry out its goals. The group does things such as provide ShopRite gift cards to community members in need, give backpacks filled with school supplies to underprivileged children in the area, purchase gifts for struggling families at Christmas, and knit various articles of clothing for babies at St. Joseph's Hospital and children of IHN families, as well as many other endeavors.