Vestry Meeting

The Vestry typically meets on the second Monday of the month; however for November, we will meet on the third.  We'll gather on November 18 at 7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall, unless otherwise indicated.

Shining Our Light

IN-GIVING / RECOMMITMENT SUNDAY

On Sunday, November 17, all parishioners are asked to return their Recommitment Forms.  We ask you to reflect on the gifts you have received, and to consider how God is calling you to share your time, talents and treasure.  Join together to give abundantly to bring light into our lives and the world around us. 

Verona Interfaith Thanksgiving Service 2018

Verona Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

The clergy leaders of five of Verona's 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 24, 2019 at 3pm.  The service will be held at Church of the Holy Spirit located at 36 Gould Street and will feature a joint choir made up of voices from First Presbyterian, Our Lady of the Lake and Holy Spirit.

Soup for the Soul

"Soup For The Soul" Sold at Fair in The Square 2019

Holy Spirit Verona will once again sell "Soup for the Soul" at Verona's Fair in the Square on Saturday, December 7.  If you can make quarts of soup before then, please do so.  You can pick up containers in the Fellowship Hall.  Write down a list of the ingredients so that our office can make up labels.  The soup can be stored in our lower level freezer until the December 7 event.  Proceeds will go to our Operation Budget.

Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski

BLINGO Fund Raiser

A special BLINGO Event is being held on Friday, December 6 at 6pm; first number called at 7pm.  All prizes are Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski Entrance fee is $30; includes coffee, tea, cake, bingo sheets and dabber.  Bring your own food and beverage (no alcohol) for a little party at your table.  You are encouraged to pre-book this event as it may sell out.  Please send payment via Venmo to: tcsbychristine@gmail.com or call 908-507-6606.  Walk-ins will be seated based on availability.

Cub Scout Leaf Raking at the Church

We will once again join the Cub Scouts in Pack 5 in raking the leaves on our lawn starting at 8:30am on November 16.  Many hands make light work!

Cooks' Breakfast 2016

Annual Cooks' Breakfast

Annual Cooks' Breakfast (Wednesday before Thanksgiving at 8:30am), this year at the Verona Diner.  All are welcome as we enjoy each other's company before heading out to make the turkey and pumpkin pie.

Kitchen Conversations

Kitchen Conversations: Advent for Everyone - The Gospel of Matthew

Join us as we pause to intentionally prepare for Advent together.  We will gather in the lower level kitchen for a Pre-Advent Spiritual Enrichment series using "Advent for Everyone: The Gospel of Matthew" by N.T. Wright.  Let’s reflect on some Advent Scripture readings as we prepare for the wonder and joy of Christmas.  For five Sundays at 11:30am-ish, we will prepare to prepare the way of the Lord.

Shining Our Light
Verona Interfaith Thanksgiving Service 2018
Soup for the Soul
Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski
Cooks' Breakfast 2016
Kitchen Conversations

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, November 16:
We will once again join the Cub Scouts in Pack 5 in raking the leaves on our lawn starting at 8:30am on November 16.  Many hands make light work! Read more
Shining Our Light
Sunday, November 17:
On Sunday, November 17, all parishioners are asked to return their Recommitment Forms.  We ask you to reflect on the gifts you have received, and to consider how God is calling you to share your time, talents and treasure.  Join together to give abundantly to bring light into our lives and the world around us.  Read more
Kitchen Conversations
Sunday, November 17:
Join us as we pause to intentionally prepare for Advent together.  We will gather in the lower level kitchen for a Pre-Advent Spiritual Enrichment series using "Advent for Everyone: The Gospel of Matthew" by N.T. Wright.  Let’s reflect on some Advent Scripture readings as we prepare for the wonder and joy of Christmas.  For five Sundays at 11:30am-ish, we will prepare to prepare the way of the Lord. Read more
Monday, November 18:
The Vestry typically meets on the second Monday of the month; however for November, we will meet on the third.  We'll gather on November 18 at 7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall, unless otherwise indicated. Read more
Saturday, November 23:
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
Children's Eucharist Blue
Sunday, November 24:
Once a month, typically the third Sunday, the 10am Eucharist is an interactive/teaching Eucharist.  This month it will be the 4th Sunday (November 24) of the month, just before Thanksgiving.  Our Church School students process forward with all the items to help set the table.  It is great fun for children of all ages! Read more
Kitchen Conversations
Sunday, November 24:
Join us as we pause to intentionally prepare for Advent together.  We will gather in the lower level kitchen for a Pre-Advent Spiritual Enrichment series using "Advent for Everyone: The Gospel of Matthew" by N.T. Wright.  Let’s reflect on some Advent Scripture readings as we prepare for the wonder and joy of Christmas.  For five Sundays at 11:30am-ish, we will prepare to prepare the way of the Lord. Read more
Verona Interfaith Thanksgiving Service 2018
Sunday, November 24:
The clergy leaders of five of Verona's 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 24, 2019 at 3pm.  The service will be held at Church of the Holy Spirit located at 36 Gould Street and will feature a joint choir made up of voices from First Presbyterian, Our Lady of the Lake and Holy Spirit. Read more
Cooks' Breakfast 2016
Wednesday, November 27:
Annual Cooks' Breakfast (Wednesday before Thanksgiving at 8:30am), this year at the Verona Diner.  All are welcome as we enjoy each other's company before heading out to make the turkey and pumpkin pie. Read more
First Sunday in Advent 2015
Sunday, December 1:
The *official* first Sunday of Advent begins the Christian Church's new calendar year.  Happy New Year!  This year we return to Year A, using the Gospel of Matthew for most Sundays.  The traditional color of Advent is purple; however, the more contemporary color is blue as a tribute to the role of the Blessed Mother, Mary.  Join us in the Sundays of Advent as we wait in expectancy for the Christ-child once again. Read more
Kitchen Conversations
Sunday, December 1:
Join us as we pause to intentionally prepare for Advent together.  We will gather in the lower level kitchen for a Pre-Advent Spiritual Enrichment series using "Advent for Everyone: The Gospel of Matthew" by N.T. Wright.  Let’s reflect on some Advent Scripture readings as we prepare for the wonder and joy of Christmas.  For five Sundays at 11:30am-ish, we will prepare to prepare the way of the Lord. Read more
Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski
Friday, December 6:
A special BLINGO Event is being held on Friday, December 6 at 6pm; first number called at 7pm.  All prizes are Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski Entrance fee is $30; includes coffee, tea, cake, bingo sheets and dabber.  Bring your own food and beverage (no alcohol) for a little party at your table.  You are encouraged to pre-book this event as it may sell out.  Please send payment via Venmo to: tcsbychristine@gmail.com or call 908-507-6606.  Walk-ins will be seated based on availability. Read more
Fair in the Square 2015
Saturday, December 7:
We will join in Verona's annual Fair in the Square event from 12-5pm on Saturday, December 7.  For sale will be "Soup For The Soul."  In addition, we’ll have a table in the Square with information about our open, welcoming and inclusive community!  Please sign up in the Fellowship Hall to help for an hour or two. Read more
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Sunday, December 8:
On Sunday, December 8 after Worship, join us as we decorate the Church for Christmas.  Help us green the windows and other parts of the church as we prepare for the Pageant & Christmas Eve services. In addition, we will have a potluck lunch so bring your favorite dish to share.  Sunday School students will rehearse for the Christmas Pageant at 11:30am on this day. Read more
Monday, December 9:
Vestry & Staff Members, plus their significant others, are invited to the home of the rector for a Christmas reception.  No Vestry Meeting, no agenda, no motions!  Just fun and fellowship! Read more
Friday, December 13:
Holy Spirit Verona will host another BINGO Fund Raising event on Friday, December 13 at 7pm; doors open and BINGO cards go on sale at 6pm.  It's a Christmas BINGO come have a holly jollly time!  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
Christmas Pageant 2018
Sunday, December 15:
On Sunday, December 15 at our 10am Worship the children of our Sunday School will tell the story of Jesus' birth in our annual Christmas Pageant. As this is the third Sunday of the month, we will also have our usual Children's Eucharist following the Pageant. Read more
Children's Eucharist Blue
Sunday, December 15:
Once a month, typically the third Sunday, the 10am Eucharist is an interactive/teaching Eucharist.  Our Church School students process forward with all the items to help set the table.  It is great fun for children of all ages! Read more
Kitchen Conversations
Sunday, December 15:
Join us as we pause to intentionally prepare for Advent together.  We will gather in the lower level kitchen for a Pre-Advent Spiritual Enrichment series using "Advent for Everyone: The Gospel of Matthew" by N.T. Wright.  Let’s reflect on some Advent Scripture readings as we prepare for the wonder and joy of Christmas.  For five Sundays at 11:30am-ish, we will prepare to prepare the way of the Lord. Read more