Fabulous Fish (or Chicken) Fry ***TO-GO***

On Friday, November 5 from 5:30-7pm, the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, home of the Verona Food Pantry, will host a TO-GO only Fish (or Chicken) and Chips Dinner (prepared by Argyle Catering of Kearny).  For reservations, click here to pay online or pay via Venmo or email office@holyspiritverona.org or call (973) 239-2850.  Homemade desserts will be included.  Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for children under age 12.

ALL SAINTS' DAY 2021

All Saints' Day (celebrated Sunday, October 31 this year) is a day on which we pray the names of those we have lost in the past year (or longer).  We are reminded of all those who have marked our lives with a sign, act, word, experience from their own.  We are ALL called to be saints to each other!  If you would like someone remembered in our prayers on Sunday, October 31, please email our Parish Administrator, Catherine Tamasik.

Sunday School - May 2021

Sunday School in Lower Level

Sunday School Students should arrive to the lower level at 9:55am on Sunday, October 31, 2021 with masks and prepared for social distancing.  Students will then join their parents for Eucharist and our jumping Alleluia Dismissal.  Any questions about Sunday School, please email Father Jerry.  Yes, Halloween costumes are allowed!

***ONLINE*** Spiritual Enrichment Group

Our Spiritual Enrichment Group, which typically (pre-pandemic) meets in our lower level kitchen, will gather online on Sunday, October 31 at 11:30am.  We'll be speaking about the women of the New Testament.  For logon information, contact Patti Walsh, Deacon Katherine or Father Jerry.

Cedar Grove Den 4 Halloween Food Drive

We are grateful to the Cedar Grove Den 4 Cub Scouts for hosting yet another Food Drive for our Pantry.  This year it will once again be in our parking lot (36 Gould Street) on Saturday, October 30 from 1pm to 4pm.  Food donations can be brought during these hours and trick-or-treating scouts will collect them.  For more information, click here

Verona Interfaith Thanksgiving Service 2018

Verona Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at Our Lady of the Lake

The clergy leaders of four Verona houses of worship, and one in West Orange, will continue a long-standing tradition in town by hosting an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 5pm.  The service will be held at Our Lady of the Lake located at 26 Lakeside Aveune, and the theme will be "Shalom: Let There Be Peace On Earth."  Masks and social distancing will be required.

Faiths 4 Climate Justice Resources

Here is the handout from our Action Event on Sunday, October 17, 2021.  This document can help you TAKE ACTION on Climate Justice! 

Also, below (click on the photo or scroll down) is the recipe for the All Purpose Disinfecting Spray that in-person attendees received during worship.

Prayer Shawl Ministry Gathers

On Wednesday, November 3 at 1pm a small group will gather to meditate and knit. This is a spiritual practice that benefits the practitioner and those gifted with these sacred mantles.  This ministry is nondenominational and open to anyone who is seeking to step away from their daily stresses with an alternative form of meditation.  Please email Deacon Katherine for additional information.

Stewardship Campaign Under Way

On Sunday, October 24, we kicked off our Stewardship Campaign. This is the time of year when we each recommit our time, talent and treasure to the Holy Spirit Community.  The theme is "Every Perfect Gift" and is an opportunity to share our gifts through our service to the world.  Recommitment Forms are due back by November 21.  We are reminded that every perfect gift comes from God above; how can you share those gifts?

Sunday School - May 2021
Verona Interfaith Thanksgiving Service 2018

Welcome to Church of the Holy Spirit!

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The red door on an Episcopal (Anglican) Church is traditionally a sign of welcome. Come through the door, and you'll discover that we are a multi-generational, family-centered church. Our congregation worships together, supports each other in times of trouble, celebrates together, and does God’s work in the world.  We are open, welcoming, and inclusive. We invite you to join us.

Finding Holy Spirit

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit is located at 36 Gould Street, Verona, and is one block north of Bloomfield Avenue. It is directly across the street from the H.B. Whitehorne Middle School track.

Park in the parking lot and come in the red door. Before each service, you are likely to find our rector standing on the sidewalk or front steps to greet you. 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 30:
We are grateful to the Cedar Grove Den 4 Cub Scouts for hosting yet another Food Drive for our Pantry.  This year it will once again be in our parking lot (36 Gould Street) on Saturday, October 30 from 1pm to 4pm.  Food donations can be brought during these hours and trick-or-treating scouts will collect them.  For more information, click hereRead more
Sunday, October 31:
All Saints' Day (celebrated Sunday, October 31 this year) is a day on which we pray the names of those we have lost in the past year (or longer).  We are reminded of all those who have marked our lives with a sign, act, word, experience from their own.  We are ALL called to be saints to each other!  If you would like someone remembered in our prayers on Sunday, October 31, please email our Parish Administrator, Catherine Tamasik. Read more
Sunday School - May 2021
Sunday, October 31:
Sunday School Students should arrive to the lower level at 9:55am on Sunday, October 31, 2021 with masks and prepared for social distancing.  Students will then join their parents for Eucharist and our jumping Alleluia Dismissal.  Any questions about Sunday School, please email Father Jerry.  Yes, Halloween costumes are allowed! Read more
Sunday, October 31:
Our Spiritual Enrichment Group, which typically (pre-pandemic) meets in our lower level kitchen, will gather online on Sunday, October 31 at 11:30am.  We'll be speaking about the women of the New Testament.  For logon information, contact Patti Walsh, Deacon Katherine or Father Jerry. Read more
Wednesday, November 3:
On Wednesday, November 3 at 1pm a small group will gather to meditate and knit. This is a spiritual practice that benefits the practitioner and those gifted with these sacred mantles.  This ministry is nondenominational and open to anyone who is seeking to step away from their daily stresses with an alternative form of meditation.  Please email Deacon Katherine for additional information. Read more
Friday, November 5:
On Friday, November 5 from 5:30-7pm, the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, home of the Verona Food Pantry, will host a TO-GO only Fish (or Chicken) and Chips Dinner (prepared by Argyle Catering of Kearny).  For reservations, click here to pay online or pay via Venmo or email office@holyspiritverona.org or call (973) 239-2850.  Homemade desserts will be included.  Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for children under age 12. Read more
3 Weeks of Pre-Advent
Sunday, November 7:
  At Holy Spirit Verona we share in three weeks of "Pre-Advent" -- the three Sundays between All Saints and Advent 1.  During this time we encourage you to take an intentional “pause” before the waiting and preparing of Advent.  Advent used to be seven weeks, up until the 7th century, and there is a small movement within the Church to return to that (see theadventproject.org).  Many of the scripture readings and prayers after All Saints give a hint or lean towards Advent, so Father Jerry says... why not just go there! Read more
Sunday, November 7:
Don't forget to turn you clocks back ONE HOUR before you go to sleep on Saturday, November 6... otherwise you will be EARLY for Church (which would NOT be terrible). Read more
COHS Labyrinth 2016
Monday, November 8:
Our Sacred Ground Dialogue Circle will gather via Zoom on Monday, November 8 from 7-9pm.  Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based 10-part series on race, grounded in faith, that walks participants through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.  If you have any questions, please email Deacon Katherine or Father Jerry. Read more
Tuesday, November 9:
On Tuesday, November 9 at 7pm at St. James' Upper Montclair we will have three high school students confirmed and one adult who will be received into The Episcopal Church.  This will be a Diocesan-wide service, and we ask that you pray for these four individuals as they began yet another chapter on their spiritual journey.  For further information, speak with Father Jerry. Read more