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Do you shop at Amazon online or know someone who does? And 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 the regular Amazon site.  The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases

***ONLINE*** Discussion on Race Using "So You Want to Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo

We are hosting another book group on race via Zoom using "So You Want to Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo; the FINAL session is Tuesday, June 22 at 7pm.

If interested in future groups on race, email Father Jerry; the only requirement is that you be interested in personal growth and inner work to dismantle racism and white supremacy.

FATHERS' DAY

On Sunday, June 20 we are asking members to bring a photo to in-person Church OR email photos to Father Jerry of any dad, grandpa, uncle, male role model, etc. you would like to celebrate for Fathers' Day this year.  Kids can also email in artwork or drawings celebrating dads.  We will share submissions in a PowerPoint presentation and offer a special prayer for these special men during the 10am Worship.

Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry

Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry Open ***FOR CURBSIDE PICK-UP***

Our Pantry will continue local home deliveries for June 2021 and accept shoppers on Saturday, June 26 from 9-11am, our usual 4th Saturday distribution day.  Shoppers must maintain physical distancing and remain within their cars.  Volunteers will be required to wear masks and will bring pre-packaged bags to shoppers' cars.  

Be Cool Campaign

"Be Cool" Campaign Expanding It's Goal

In 2019, Holy Spirit Verona launched a capital campaign to install air conditioning in our Main Sanctuary.  Our Goal was $30,000, and is now $35,000 with the electrical estimate from 2017 being updated for 2021.  We have raised over $30,000 to date!!!  We are almost there!  We hope that work will begin in mid-June.  You can support us by sending in a check (indicate "Be Cool" in memo) or making e-giving payments here on our website.  For full information on our "Be Cool" Campaign, click here.

Celebration of Pets 2018

Celebration of Pets -- 5th Anniversary - Vendors Welcome!

This year will mark the Fifth Anniversary of our Celebration of Pets and we are planning some new attractions and surprises.  The Celebration will feature our “resident” D.J. Emilio, and our fabulous Pet Parade will take place at 2:30pm with prizes in many categories.  The family friendly event will take place (as always) on the first Sunday in October -- October 3, 2021 in the Verona Town Square from 1 to 4pm.  Use this form for vendor registration.

Diocesan Convention 2021

On Saturday, June 26, from 9am to 12pm the Diocese of Newark will host a shortened Diocesan Convention on a soccer field in Short Hills.  Representing Holy Spirit Verona in-person will be Deacon Katherine Rollo.  All parishioners are invilted to watch the meeting via YouTube along with our deputation: Rosemary GabbeYolanda SilverioKen Traficante along with alternates Christine Liaukus and Sunovia Scudder.

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Celebration of Pets 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

Sunday, June 20:
On Sunday, June 20 we are asking members to bring a photo to in-person Church OR email photos to Father Jerry of any dad, grandpa, uncle, male role model, etc. you would like to celebrate for Fathers' Day this year.  Kids can also email in artwork or drawings celebrating dads.  We will share submissions in a PowerPoint presentation and offer a special prayer for these special men during the 10am Worship. Read more
Tuesday, June 22:
We are hosting another book group on race via Zoom using "So You Want to Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo; the FINAL session is Tuesday, June 22 at 7pm. If interested in future groups on race, email Father Jerry; the only requirement is that you be interested in personal growth and inner work to dismantle racism and white supremacy. Read more
Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry
Saturday, June 26:
Our Pantry will continue local home deliveries for June 2021 and accept shoppers on Saturday, June 26 from 9-11am, our usual 4th Saturday distribution day.  Shoppers must maintain physical distancing and remain within their cars.  Volunteers will be required to wear masks and will bring pre-packaged bags to shoppers' cars.   Read more
Saturday, June 26:
On Saturday, June 26, from 9am to 12pm the Diocese of Newark will host a shortened Diocesan Convention on a soccer field in Short Hills.  Representing Holy Spirit Verona in-person will be Deacon Katherine Rollo.  All parishioners are invilted to watch the meeting via YouTube along with our deputation: Rosemary GabbeYolanda SilverioKen Traficante along with alternates Christine Liaukus and Sunovia Scudder. Read more
Thank You
Sunday, June 27:
At the 10am Worship Service on Sunday, June 27 we will say THANK YOU to our dedicated Sunday School Teachers and Music Ministers.  This will be the final Sunday of our formal program year as we move into Summer mode.  This will be the last classes for Sunday School until September. Read more
Sunday, June 27:
On Sunday, June 27 at our 10am Worship we will celebrate our graduating high school seniors.  We will have a special PowerPoint presentation, congratulate them on their achievements and bless them in their future endeavors.  Go class of 2021! "Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine." -Ephesians 3:20 Read more
Good Shepherd 2021
Sunday, June 27:
For the spring of 2021 we will continued a biweekly schedule for our Children's Christian Formation.  Every other Sunday from 11:45am to 12:30pm our Sunday School teachers (and sometimes Father Jerry) will host an in-person Sunday School Program in our lower level.  Students may also opt for attending via Zoom.  Our next class is Sunday, June 27.  For further information, email Father JerryRead more
Thursday, July 1:
For July and August we will offer an outdoor Thursday Evening Prayer service at 7pm using the upcoming Sunday's Scripture readings.  We ask that you bring your own chair, if at all possible (if not, we have some).  Gather in the back of the parking lot, and you may park in the front of the lot.  If heat or rain will impede the service (a notice will be placed here by 9am on Thursday), we'll move online using the link below.  Read more