Christmas Pageant 2017

Christmas Pageant

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.

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Children's Eucharist

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!

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.

Christmas Pageant Rehearsal 2016

Christmas Pageant Rehearsal #3 - Final Dress Rehearsal

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 10am.

If you have any questions, please email sundayschool@holyspiritverona.org.

Advent Drop-In Crafts for Children #2

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!

Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas Healing Service at First Presbyterian

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.

Advent Wreath Chapel

Attend the 8 o'clock Service for Advent!

Every Sunday at 8am we offer a Quiet Eucharist in our historic All Saints Chapel.

Advent is a great time to consider joining this service as WE WAIT IN HOPE.

It's a contemplative service with silence, Taize chants and time to breathe.

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!

Christmas Pageant 2017
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Kitchen Conversations
Christmas Pageant Rehearsal 2016
Blue Christmas
Advent Wreath Chapel
The Angel of the Altar
Advent Wreath Main Church

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, 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 10am. 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
Kitchen Conversations
Sunday, December 16:
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
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
Saturday, December 22:
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
Christmas Eve 2016
Monday, December 24:
Join us on Monday, December 24 at 4pm for our Children's Christmas Eve Worship Service.  Although children are always welcome at all services at Holy Spirit Verona, this worship is geared more to children and will include an intereactive Children's Sermon.  For this service, we will also host some guest vocalists who will begin a carol meditation at 3:45pm. Read more
Christmas Eve 2016
Monday, December 24:
Join us on Monday, December 24 at 10pm for our Choral Festive Christmas Eve Service.  Eucharist will be celebrated and we will have a choir plus a guest soloist.  Our hymns will be accompanied by a trumpet player to celebrate the arrival of the new creation - Jesus.  Be at home with us this Christmas! Read more
Girls Caroling
Sunday, December 30:
On Sunday, December 30 at our 10am Worship Service we will host our usual Holy Eucharist (Communion) Service along with lots and lots of Christmas Carol singing.  Join us as we continue the Christmas Season (it's not just one day, you know). Read more