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Centering Prayer Follow-Up Session #3

As a follow-up to the Introductory Centering Prayer Worshop held on Saturday, September 30, six sessions will be held in our Fellowship HallAfter twenty minutes of Centering, the group will view a portion of Father Thomas Keating's DVDs.  Even if you did not attend the Workshop, but would like to learn more about Centering Prayer, join us!

Blessing of the Animals 2017 Photos

On Sunday, October 1, 2017 we once again celebrated the Feast of Saint Francis and the Blessing of the Animals during our 10am worship.  Attendees brought cats, dogs, a fish, stuffed animals and a few photos too.  Each pet received a personalized blessing at the conclusion of service.

Gathering Sunday 2017 Photos

On Gathering Sunday, September 10, 2017, our Choir returned to a regular singing schedule, we offered and special blessing for backpacks and we enjoyed a lovely outdoor potluck coffee hour!  No one left spiritually or physically hungry.

A Celebration of Pets

A Celebration of Pets 2017 Photos

On Sunday, October 1 from 1-4pm Holy Spirit Verona hosted our second annual Celebration of Pets in the Verona Town Hall Square with pet-orientated activities, vendors, crafts-people, and more.  This year we added DJ music provided by Automatic Entertainment, food vendors and a Pet Parade at 2pm with prizes in several categories.  It was a great chance to celebrate our love for all of God's creatures!

Journey to Generosity

Stewardship 2017-18 Kick-Off

On Sunday, October 22, we kick off our Stewardship Campaign that helps create the 2018 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 "Journey to Generosity" is a strong call to action to each of us as followers of Jesus.

ALL SAINTS' DAY - Bring In A Photo!

All Saints' Day is a day on which we pray the names of those we have lost in the past year (or longer).  We are reminded of all those who have marked our lives with a sign, act, word, experience from their own.  This year, we encourage you to bring in a photo of a saint in your life, and you will be invited to share (during the sermon) a brief highlight of why this person is so significant in your life.

Out of the Darkness - Suicide Prevention Walk MSU 2016

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 22 from 1:30-4:30pm.  We will walk in loving memory of Vanya Citrano.

Outreach Team Serves at Christine's Kitchen

On Saturday, October 21 members of the Outreach Committee (and anyone else that wants to join) will 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.

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A Celebration of Pets
Journey to Generosity
Out of the Darkness - Suicide Prevention Walk MSU 2016

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

Thursday, October 19:
The Search / Nominating Committee for the XI Bishop of the Episocpal Diocese of Newark is meeting in the Fellowship Hall on Thursday, October 19 from 6:30pm to 9pm. Read more
Friday, October 20:
Members of the Outreach Committee (and anyone else able to join) will be preparing the meal items which will be served at Christine's Kitchen on Saturday.  We hope you can join us! Read more
Saturday, October 21:
On Saturday, October 21 members of the Outreach Committee (and anyone else that wants to join) will 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
Journey to Generosity
Sunday, October 22:
On Sunday, October 22, we kick off our Stewardship Campaign that helps create the 2018 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 "Journey to Generosity" is a strong call to action to each of us as followers of Jesus. Read more
Out of the Darkness - Suicide Prevention Walk MSU 2016
Sunday, October 22:
A team from Holy Spirit Verona will join in the "Out of the Darkness" Suicide Prevention Walk in Verona Park on Sunday, October 22 from 1:30-4:30pm.  We will walk in loving memory of Vanya Citrano. Read more
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Thursday, October 26:
As a follow-up to the Introductory Centering Prayer Worshop held on Saturday, September 30, six sessions will be held in our Fellowship Hall.  After twenty minutes of Centering, the group will view a portion of Father Thomas Keating's DVDs.  Even if you did not attend the Workshop, but would like to learn more about Centering Prayer, join us! Read more
Saturday, October 28:
Pantry set-up begins at 8am. The first shift of Volunteers is from 8-10am, and the second shift is 9-11am. Pantry will be open for "shoppers" from 9-11am. Clean-up is at 11am. Read more
The New Jim Crow Book Group
Wednesday, November 1:
You are invited to join parishioners from two other congregations (Christ Church and Epiphany Orange and St. George's Maplewood) in sharing two Courageous Conversations on Wednesday, October 4 and Wednesday, November 1 from 7:30pm to 9pm.  Courageous Conversation will be something of a follow-up to the discussions some of us participated in last year when we read Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Read more
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Thursday, November 2:
As a follow-up to the Introductory Centering Prayer Worshop held on Saturday, September 30, six sessions will be held in our Fellowship Hall.  After twenty minutes of Centering, the group will view a portion of Father Thomas Keating's DVDs.  Even if you did not attend the Workshop, but would like to learn more about Centering Prayer, join us! Read more
Saturday, November 4:
The Worship and Program Committee meets at a local restaurant typically on the first Saturday of every month at 8 am. Got an idea for Sunday morning worship? A new educational program?  A special event for children? If you are interested, please contact Patti Walsh and she'll let you know where we are meeting for the month. All are welcome. Read more
Sunday, November 5:
Don't forget to turn you clocks back ONE HOUR before you go to sleep on Saturday, November 4... otherwise you will be EARLY for Church (which would NOT be terrible). Read more
Sunday, November 5:
All Saints' Day is a day on which we pray the names of those we have lost in the past year (or longer).  We are reminded of all those who have marked our lives with a sign, act, word, experience from their own.  This year, we encourage you to bring in a photo of a saint in your life, and you will be invited to share (during the sermon) a brief highlight of why this person is so significant in your life. Read more
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Thursday, November 9:
As a follow-up to the Introductory Centering Prayer Worshop held on Saturday, September 30, six sessions will be held in our Fellowship Hall.  After twenty minutes of Centering, the group will view a portion of Father Thomas Keating's DVDs.  Even if you did not attend the Workshop, but would like to learn more about Centering Prayer, join us! Read more
Saturday, November 11:
The Search / Nominating Committee for the XI Bishop of the Episocpal Diocese of Newark is meeting in the Lower Level on Saturday, November 11 from 9am - 1pm. Read more
Confirmation Class 2017
Sunday, November 12:
Parents of High School Youth interested in joining our Confirmation Class are welcome to speak with Fr. Jerry.  Typically the classes are held two hours a month (12-2pm) on the second Sunday of the month. Read more
Monday, November 13:
The Vestry will meet in the Fellowship Hall unless otherwise indicated. Read more
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Thursday, November 16:
As a follow-up to the Introductory Centering Prayer Worshop held on Saturday, September 30, six sessions will be held in our Fellowship Hall.  After twenty minutes of Centering, the group will view a portion of Father Thomas Keating's DVDs.  Even if you did not attend the Workshop, but would like to learn more about Centering Prayer, join us! Read more