Holy Spirit Serves at Christine's Kitchen

Our congregation will host a meal at Christine's Kitchen on Saturday, October 9.  Christine's Kitchen is a feeding ministry at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in West Orange.  Volunteers are pre-making sandwiches and desserts which will be delivered to Christine's Kitchen on Saturday morning.  Sandwiches will be combined with a beverage, snack, fruit and dessert for to-go meals being served at noon by Holy Trinity members.  If you can help, email Father Jerry.

pet celebration

A Celebration of Pets 2021

On Sunday, October 3 from 1-4pm Holy Spirit Verona will host our fifth annual Celebration of Pets in the Verona Town Hall Square with pet-orientated activities, rescue organizations, vendors, crafts-people, pet blessings and more.  We will have activities for kidsDJ music provided by our resident DJ Emilio, 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!  

Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry

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

Our Pantry will continue local home deliveries for September 2021 and accept shoppers on Saturday, September 25 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.  

SOCIAL MEDIA SUNDAY

Often worshipers are asked to put away their devices during worship service, but you won’t hear that on Social Media Sunday, September 26.  Why?  Because Jesus said so. In Sunday's Gospel Jesus reminds us to spread our light; just as salt is no good when it's lost its flavor and a candle is no good without a wick.  People need to be told the Good News multiple times in multiple ways: in person, Facebook, Instagram, website, letter, etc. Each of us must share the Good News!

***ONLINE*** Spiritual Enrichment Group Regather

Our Spiritual Enrichment Group, which typically (pre-pandemic) meets in our lower level kitchen, will regather online on Sunday, September 26 at 11:30am.  It has been awhile since we were "together," so we'll see how we are all doing, reflect on a Psalm and discuss the plans for the fall programing year.  For logon information, contact Patti Walsh or Father Jerry.

Sunday School - May 2021

Sunday School in Lower Level

Sunday School Students should arrive to the lower level at 9:55am on Sunday, September 26, 2021 for our return to weekly classes.  Students will then join their parents for Eucharist and our jumping Alleluia Dismissal.  Any questions about Sunday School, please email Father Jerry.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

On Wednesday, September 22 at 1:30pm a small group will gather to meditate and knit. This is a spiritual practice that benefits the practitioner and those gifted with these sacred mantles.  This ministry is nondenominational and open to anyone who is seeking to step away from their daily stresses with an alternative form of meditation.  Please email Deacon Katherine for additional information.

COHS Labyrinth 2016

Sacred Ground: Dialogue Series on Race & Faith

Holy Spirit and St. James Upper Montclair will begin a Dialogue Circle using The Episcopal Church's curriculum Sacred Ground, which is a film- and readings-based 10-part series on race, grounded in faith, that walks participants through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.  To register, email Deacon Katherine by Monday, October 17.

pet celebration
Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry
Sunday School - May 2021
COHS Labyrinth 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

Wednesday, September 22:
On Wednesday, September 22 at 1:30pm a small group will gather to meditate and knit. This is a spiritual practice that benefits the practitioner and those gifted with these sacred mantles.  This ministry is nondenominational and open to anyone who is seeking to step away from their daily stresses with an alternative form of meditation.  Please email Deacon Katherine for additional information. Read more
Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry
Saturday, September 25:
Our Pantry will continue local home deliveries for September 2021 and accept shoppers on Saturday, September 25 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
Sunday, September 26:
Often worshipers are asked to put away their devices during worship service, but you won’t hear that on Social Media Sunday, September 26.  Why?  Because Jesus said so. In Sunday's Gospel Jesus reminds us to spread our light; just as salt is no good when it's lost its flavor and a candle is no good without a wick.  People need to be told the Good News multiple times in multiple ways: in person, Facebook, Instagram, website, letter, etc. Each of us must share the Good News! Read more
Sunday School - May 2021
Sunday, September 26:
Sunday School Students should arrive to the lower level at 9:55am on Sunday, September 26, 2021 for our return to weekly classes.  Students will then join their parents for Eucharist and our jumping Alleluia Dismissal.  Any questions about Sunday School, please email Father Jerry. Read more
Sunday, September 26:
Our Spiritual Enrichment Group, which typically (pre-pandemic) meets in our lower level kitchen, will regather online on Sunday, September 26 at 11:30am.  It has been awhile since we were "together," so we'll see how we are all doing, reflect on a Psalm and discuss the plans for the fall programing year.  For logon information, contact Patti Walsh or Father Jerry. Read more
Wednesday, September 29:
The Welcome/New Member Committee will gather via Zoom for a meeting on Wednesday, September 29 at 7pm.  It has been awhile since we last gathered so we have much to discuss and plan.  If you are interested in helping to welcome and invite new members to Holy Spirit Verona, please email Father Jerry. Read more
Animal Blessing 2016
Sunday, October 3:
Join us for the annual Blessing of the Animals during our 10am worship service (which will be shortened) on Sunday, October 3.  There are no Sunday School classes on this day so that kids can be in the pew with their pet(s).  Bring your pet or a photo of a pet and receive a special blessing at the end of the service.  [To see photos from last year's service, click here.]   Read more
pet celebration
Sunday, October 3:
On Sunday, October 3 from 1-4pm Holy Spirit Verona will host our fifth annual Celebration of Pets in the Verona Town Hall Square with pet-orientated activities, rescue organizations, vendors, crafts-people, pet blessings and more.  We will have activities for kidsDJ music provided by our resident DJ Emilio, 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!   Read more