Dress to Impress

Donate Your Old Formal Dresses

Two youth who attended our 2018 Mission Trip are collecting your old formal and prom dresses and accessories (shoes and purses) to be donated to girls in towns in and around St. Paul, Virginia.  The deadline for donations is November 20, 2018.  Dresses should be placed in dry cleaning bags and clearly marked with the size.  For more info, email vhsdresstoimpress@gmail.com.

Advent Drop-In Crafts for Children #1

On two Wednesdays (November 28 and December 12) at 3pm, we will host a drop-in craft activity for children.  Join us for a fun, relaxing afternoon as the Christmas season approaches.  Come for one or both!  Planned for ages 5-13; those under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult.  Anyone over 7 may attend on their own, however parents and caregivers are always welcome.  Snacks provided!

Soup for the Soul

"Soup For The Soul" Sold at Fair in The Square 2018

Holy Spirit Verona will once again sell "Soup for the Soul" at Verona's Fair in the Square on Saturday, December 1.  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 1 event.  Proceeds will go to our Operation Budget.

The Angel of the Altar

Angel on the Altar Returns!

Our Sunday School students will once again receive a visit from The Angel on The Altar this Advent.  At the conclusion of classes, students will join Fr. Jerry in looking for the angel.

Then an animated discussion takes place determining what the angel is trying to tell us about Advent, Christmas, Jesus or the Church in general.  She'll make her first appearance on Sunday, November 25 (First Sunday Before Advent).

Advent Wreath Main Church

It's Advent! What's the big deal?

Why does Father Jerry get so passionate about this season?  Advent is our time to "prepare ye!"  It's a reflective season, when we awaken to the arrival of the Christ-child and are reminded to "in stillness wait" and "wait in hope."

How can Advent at Holy Spirihelp you do that?  Are you making space for God in your life during this time?  Click on photo (or see below) to peruse a great list!

Cooks' Breakfast 2016

Annual Cooks' Breakfast

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

Pre-Advent Candles

PRE-ADVENT ***Take Some Time to Pause***

"Slow down you move too fast" might be lyrics to a song that some of you will know.  Familiar or not with the song, you are sure to connect with the need to take some time to reflect.  I might rewrite the next line of the song as "you got to make Advent last."  Advent, you ask?  Yes, you know the four Sundays before Christmas.  It's the Church's intentional time to prepare for the coming of the Christ-child.  Yes, you are correct, it is not four weeks before Christmas yet (yes, you are right Momma Jane).

Holy Spirit Food Pantry Open

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

Kitchen Conversations

Kitchen Conversations: Liturgy of the Ordinary

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 "Liturgy of the Ordinary" by Tish Harrison Warren.  Let’s become aware of God’s presence.  How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred?  For six Sundays at 11:30am-ish, we will prepare to prepare the way of the Lord.

Dress to Impress
Soup for the Soul
The Angel of the Altar
Advent Wreath Main Church
Cooks' Breakfast 2016
Pre-Advent Candles
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

Cooks' Breakfast 2016
Wednesday, November 21:
Annual Cooks' Breakfast (Wednesday before Thanksgiving at 8:30am) at Jack's Cafe.  All are welcome as we enjoy each other's company before heading out to make the turkey and pumpkin pie. Read more
Saturday, November 24:
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
Kitchen Conversations
Sunday, November 25:
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 "Liturgy of the Ordinary" by Tish Harrison Warren.  Let’s become aware of God’s presence.  How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred?  For six Sundays at 11:30am-ish, we will prepare to prepare the way of the Lord. Read more
Monday, November 26:
On November 10, this meeting was changed from the 12th to the 26th.  The Vestry will NOW meet on the FOURTH Monday this month, November 26, at 7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Read more
Wednesday, November 28:
On two Wednesdays (November 28 and December 12) at 3pm, we will host a drop-in craft activity for children.  Join us for a fun, relaxing afternoon as the Christmas season approaches.  Come for one or both!  Planned for ages 5-13; those under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult.  Anyone over 7 may attend on their own, however parents and caregivers are always welcome.  Snacks provided! Read more
heartsoup
Thursday, November 29:
On Thursday, November 29, some folks (and you if you can) will be gathering in the lower level Kitchen to prepare soups to be sold at Verona's Fair in the Square (December 1).  Please join us for some fellowship while we plan for an outreach event.  We hope to fill our freezer with many quarts of "Soup for the Soul".  Fun is sure to be had by all! Read more
Fair in the Square 2015
Saturday, December 1:
We will join in Verona's annual Fair in the Square event from 12-5pm on Saturday, December 1.  For sale will be "Soup For The Soul."  Proceeds will go to help our operating budget.  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
First Sunday in Advent 2015
Sunday, December 2:
The *official* first Sunday of Advent begins the Christian Church's new calendar year.  Happy New Year!  This year we return to Year C, using the Gospel of Luke 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 2:
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 "Liturgy of the Ordinary" by Tish Harrison Warren.  Let’s become aware of God’s presence.  How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred?  For six Sundays at 11:30am-ish, we will prepare to prepare the way of the Lord. Read more
Christmas Pageant Rehearsal 2016
Sunday, December 2:
The Christmas Pageant is Sunday, December 16 during the 10am Worship Service.  We will rehearse for this on Sunday, December 2 & Sunday, December 9 at 11:30am, and also Saturday, December 15 at 2pm. If you have any questions, please email sundayschool@holyspiritverona.org. Read more
window
Sunday, December 9:
On Sunday, December 9 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
Kitchen Conversations
Sunday, December 9:
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 "Liturgy of the Ordinary" by Tish Harrison Warren.  Let’s become aware of God’s presence.  How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred?  For six Sundays at 11:30am-ish, we will prepare to prepare the way of the Lord. Read more
Christmas Pageant Rehearsal 2016
Sunday, December 9:
The Christmas Pageant is Sunday, December 16 during the 10am Worship Service.  We will rehearse for this on Sunday, December 2 & Sunday, December 9 at 11:30am, and also Saturday, December 15 at 2pm. If you have any questions, please email sundayschool@holyspiritverona.org. Read more
Wednesday, December 12:
On two Wednesdays (November 28 and December 12) at 3pm, we will host a drop-in craft activity for children.  Join us for a fun, relaxing afternoon as the Christmas season approaches.  Come for one or both!  Planned for ages 5-13; those under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult.  Anyone over 7 may attend on their own, however parents and caregivers are always welcome.  Snacks provided! Read more
Christmas Pageant Rehearsal 2016
Saturday, December 15:
The Christmas Pageant is Sunday, December 16 during the 10am Worship Service.  We will rehearse for this on Sunday, December 2 Sunday, December 9 at 11:30am, and also Saturday, December 15 at 2pm. If you have any questions, please email sundayschool@holyspiritverona.org. Read more
Christmas Pageant 2017
Sunday, December 16:
On Sunday, December 16 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 16:
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
Blue Christmas
Tuesday, December 18:
Blue Christmas, a service of worship co-hosted by Holy Spirit Episcopal Church and The First Presbyterian Church, will be 7:30pm, Tuesday, December 18 at Verona First Presbyterian, 10 Fairview Avenue.  This is a service for anyone who finds that Christmas can be a challenging time.  Come away from the chaos, let soft light and gentle music speak to you of healing and the presence of God in your life. Read more