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Do you shop at Amazon online or know someone who does? Did you know that by shopping at Amazon you could be helping our church? Amazon has a program called AmazonSmile which is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com.  The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases.

Fundraising - Gift Cards On Sale

As a fundraiser, you can purchase gift cards (sometimes referred to as Scrip) for local grocery stores -- namely ShopRite, The Fresh Grocer and Kings.  Every $100 you purchase from us, $5 goes to the general operating account of the Church.  It's a simple way to help raise money for the Church of the Holy Spirit.  If you are interested in making a purchase, email our Church Office to make arrangements.

Food Pantry Received Matching Grant

This summer, there is a wonderful opportunity to support the Holy Spirit Food Pantry financially.  The Heavenly Finds Thrift Shop, a sister ministry of Church of the Holy Spirit, has offered to match all monetary donations made to the Food Pantry this summer up to $5,000.  This means that by September, the Pantry could have up to $10,000 on hand to purchase inventory!  Please consider a donation to the Holy Spirit Food Pantry.

Celebration of Pets 2021

A Celebration of Pets - Vendors Welcome!

We will once again host a Celebration of Pets on the first Sunday in October -- October 2, 2022.  The Celebration will feature our “resident” D.J. Emilio with photo booth and our fabulous Pet Parade will take place at 2:30pm with prizes in many categories.  This is a family friendly event which takes place in the Verona Town Square from 1 to 4pm.  Use this form for vendor registration.

Contemplative Service

"God speaks in the silence of our hearts.  Listening is the beginning of prayer."  Mother Teresa 

Please join us Wednesday, August 24 at 7pm for a contemplative evening of prayer.  Focusing on the teaching of St. Benedict we will pray and listen for the voice of The Spirit.  Anointing with holy oil will be offered at this service.

BINGO Fund Raiser

Holy Spirit Verona will host another Friday BINGO Fund Raiser on Friday, August 19 at 7pm; doors open and BINGO cards go on sale at 6pm.  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.  Masks are recommended.

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Fellowship Hall Getting a Facelift

Thanks to the generosity of parishioners John Trapp and John Redd, our Fellowship Hall is getting a facelift.  We are grateful to John and John for their gift of time and talent!  For the next several weeks, please be aware that meetings *may* be relocated and access to this room *may be* be limited.  If you are available to assist with this or any other Buildings and Grounds project, please speak with John Trapp.

Prayer Shawl Ministry Gathers

On Wednesday, August 24 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.

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Celebration of Pets 2021
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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

Friday, August 19:
Holy Spirit Verona will host another Friday BINGO Fund Raiser on Friday, August 19 at 7pm; doors open and BINGO cards go on sale at 6pm.  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.  Masks are recommended. Read more
Wednesday, August 24:
On Wednesday, August 24 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. Read more
Wednesday, August 24:
"God speaks in the silence of our hearts.  Listening is the beginning of prayer."  Mother Teresa  Please join us Wednesday, August 24 at 7pm for a contemplative evening of prayer.  Focusing on the teaching of St. Benedict we will pray and listen for the voice of The Spirit.  Anointing with holy oil will be offered at this service. Read more
Friday, August 26:
Our Food Pantry volunteers will be in the lower level from 5-6:30pm setting up the tables with grocery/toiletry items for our shoppers. Read more
Saturday, August 27:
Our August 27 Food Pantry will accept shoppers in the lower level from 9 to 11am; masks will be required.  This is our 5th "in-person" shopping day since Feb. 2020.  Shoppers will remain in their vehicles with a limited number being invited inside at a time.  Home deliveries are still available for Verona/Cedar Grove residents who are unable to visit Pantry; contact our Church Office for arrangements.    Read more
photo by Susie McKeown Photography
Sunday, August 28:
On Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 10am we will gather to celebate the Holy Baptism of a child of the Jurjo-Tavarez Family.  All attendees must maintain social distance to comply with the Diocesan Guidelines.  You may also participate in the service via Zoom using our regular Sunday Virch information.  If you do not already have the passcode, email Father Jerry. Read more
Kickball 2021
Wednesday, August 31:
Come and join us for some fun and laughs.  We're hosting another kickball game with kids vs. adults Who will be victorious?  Will the kids win AGAIN?  Wednesday, August 31 at 6pm; this event was originally scheduled on July 27 and then August 10, but we postponed due to scheduling conflicts.  Invite a neighbor or friend!  Pizza and salad will be served in our parking lot and rumor has it ice cream too. Read more