Holy Spirit Serves at Christine's Kitchen

On Saturday, October 12 members of our congregation will join parishioners from Holy Innoccents West Orange to serve a meal at Christine's Kitchen, which is a feeding ministry that is a part of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in West Orange.  We'll meet at Church of the Holy Spirit Verona at 10am and car pool over to West Orange to set up for serving the meal at noon.

Out of the Darkness - Suicide Prevention Walk Verona Park 2018

Suicide Prevention Walk in Verona Park

A team from Holy Spirit Verona will join in the "Out of the Darkness" Suicide Prevention Walk in Verona Park on Sunday, October 20 from 1:30-4:30pm.  We will walk in loving memory of Vanya Citrano.  Registration begins at 1:30pm, and the Walk begins at 3pm.

A Celebration of Pets

On Sunday, October 6 from 1-4pm Holy Spirit Verona will host our fourth annual Celebration of Pets in the Verona Town Hall Square with pet-orientated activities, vendors, crafts-people, pet blessings and more.  We will have activities for kids (including a bouncy house), DJ music provided by Automatic Entertainment, food vendors and a Pet Parade at 2:30pm with prizes in several categories.  If you have a pet or love all God's creatures, join us!  [Who's attending? Click here or see below.]

Animal Blessing 2016

Blessing of the Animals

Join us for the annual Blessing of the Animals during our 10am worship on Sunday, October 6.  Bring your pet or photo of your pet and receive a personalized blessing at the conclusion of service.  [To see photos from last year's service, click here.]

BINGO Fund Raiser

Holy Spirit Verona will host another BINGO Fund Raising event on Friday, October 11 at 7pm; doors open and BINGO cards go on sale at 6pm.  We'll be enjoying music from 'Ole Blue Eyes, yes Frank Sinantra  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.  

Be Cool Campaign

Help Us Be Cool!

Holy Spirit Verona has launched a capital campaign to install air conditioning in our Main Sanctuary.  You can support us by sending in a check (indicate "Be Cool" in memo) or making e-giving payments here on our website.  We have several levels of "coolness" for you: Arctic Hare for up to $100, Snowy Owl for $100 - $499, Caribou for $500 - $999, Penguin for $1,000 - $2,499 or Polar Bear for $2,500+.  For full information on our "Be Cool" Campaign, click here.

Verona Fights Hunger Week

The Verona Juniors Women's group is sponsoring their sixth annual Verona Fights Hunger Week from October 20 - 26, 2018.  Various locations around town are set up as donation drops.  The Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry will be one of the two recipients of this years donations.  Thank you Verona Juniors!

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Celebration of Pets is Proudly Supported by a Grant from Investors Foundation

We are grateful to Investors Bank Foundation for their generous grant to help fund our 4th Annual Celebration of Pets on Sunday, October 6, from 1-4pm. This event has grown in the past 4 years and promises to be a fun event for kids, pet-lovers and all who attend.  The generosity of Investors Foundation allows us to continue and expand this town-wide event.  Thanks investorsbankfoundation.org!

Out of the Darkness - Suicide Prevention Walk Verona Park 2018
Animal Blessing 2016
Be Cool Campaign
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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

Saturday, September 28:
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
Animal Blessing 2016
Sunday, October 6:
Join us for the annual Blessing of the Animals during our 10am worship on Sunday, October 6.  Bring your pet or photo of your pet and receive a personalized blessing at the conclusion of service.  [To see photos from last year's service, click here.] Read more
Sunday, October 6:
On Sunday, October 6 from 1-4pm Holy Spirit Verona will host our fourth annual Celebration of Pets in the Verona Town Hall Square with pet-orientated activities, vendors, crafts-people, pet blessings and more.  We will have activities for kids (including a bouncy house), DJ music provided by Automatic Entertainment, food vendors and a Pet Parade at 2:30pm with prizes in several categories.  If you have a pet or love all God's creatures, join us!  [Who's attending? Click here or see below.] Read more
Monday, October 7:
The Vestry typically meets on the second Monday of the month; however, for October we will meet on the third Monday.  We'll gather on October 21, at 7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall, unless otherwise indicated. Read more
Wednesday, October 9:
A meeting of the Diocesan Council will take place in the lower level on Wednesday, October 9 from 6pm to 8:30pm. Read more
Friday, October 11:
Holy Spirit Verona will host another BINGO Fund Raising event on Friday, October 11 at 7pm; doors open and BINGO cards go on sale at 6pm.  We'll be enjoying music from 'Ole Blue Eyes, yes Frank Sinantra  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
Saturday, October 12:
On Saturday, October 12 members of our congregation will join parishioners from Holy Innoccents West Orange to serve a meal at Christine's Kitchen, which is a feeding ministry that is a part of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in West Orange.  We'll meet at Church of the Holy Spirit Verona at 10am and car pool over to West Orange to set up for serving the meal at noon. Read more
Shining Our Light
Sunday, October 20:
On Sunday, October 20, we kick off our Stewardship Campaign that helps create the 2020 budget.  This is the time of year when we each recommit our time, talent and treasure to the Holy Spirit Verona Community.  This year’s stewardship theme "Shining Our Light" is an opportunity to reflect on each of our priorities and plan for the future of this congregation as followers of Jesus.  How do you spread the light of Christ?  How can you? Read more
Sunday, October 20 to Saturday, October 26:
The Verona Juniors Women's group is sponsoring their sixth annual Verona Fights Hunger Week from October 20 - 26, 2018.  Various locations around town are set up as donation drops.  The Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry will be one of the two recipients of this years donations.  Thank you Verona Juniors! Read more
Children's Eucharist Verona Set
Sunday, October 20:
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
Out of the Darkness - Suicide Prevention Walk Verona Park 2018
Sunday, October 20:
A team from Holy Spirit Verona will join in the "Out of the Darkness" Suicide Prevention Walk in Verona Park on Sunday, October 20 from 1:30-4:30pm.  We will walk in loving memory of Vanya Citrano.  Registration begins at 1:30pm, and the Walk begins at 3pm. Read more