BINGO Fund Raiser

Holy Spirit Verona will host another BINGO Fund Raising event on Friday, December 13 at 7pm; doors open and BINGO cards go on sale at 6pm.  It's a Christmas BINGO come have a holly jollly time!  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.  

Blue Christmas

Comfort at Christmas Prayer Service

For some of us, the Christmas season brings feelings of sadness and loss.  Join us for a time of quiet music and prayers as we seek healing, peace and comfort in community during what is often called a “Blue Christmas” Prayer Service.  The worship will be held in our Chapel at 7pm on Thursday, December 19.

Advent Angel Tree 2018

Advent Outreach Angel Tree 2019

The Outreach Commitee continues the tradition of the Angel Tree in the Fellowship Hall.  This year we are collecting donations for Mark's Closet in Bloomfield.  Needed items include gloves, hats and warm socks for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade.  Please take a tag from the tree and return your gift by Tuessday, December 24.  Any questions, speak with Catherine Tamasik or Mary Garland.  For more information on Mark's Closet, click here (or see below)

Christmas Pageant Rehearsal 2016

Christmas Pageant Rehearsal #3 - Final Dress Rehearsal

The Christmas Pageant is Sunday, December 15 during the 10am Worship Service.  We will rehearse for this during Sunday School on December 1 and 8.  Then the final dress reherasal will be Saturday, December 14 at 10am.

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

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!

Fair in the Square 2015

Verona's Fair in the Square

We will join in Verona's annual Fair in the Square event from 12-5pm on Saturday, December 7.  For sale will be "Soup For The Soul."  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.

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Greening of Church & Potluck

On Sunday, December 8 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.

Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski

BLINGO Fund Raiser

A special BLINGO Event is being held on Friday, December 6 at 6pm; first number called at 7pm.  All prizes are Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski Entrance fee is $30; includes coffee, tea, cake, bingo sheets and dabber.  Bring your own food and beverage (no alcohol) for a little party at your table.  Walk-ins are welcome, but you are encouraged to pre-book this event.  Please send payment via Venmo to: tcsbychristine@gmail.com or call 908-507-6606.

Blue Christmas
Advent Angel Tree 2018
Christmas Pageant Rehearsal 2016
Advent Wreath Main Church
Fair in the Square 2015
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Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski

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

Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski
Friday, December 6:
A special BLINGO Event is being held on Friday, December 6 at 6pm; first number called at 7pm.  All prizes are Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski Entrance fee is $30; includes coffee, tea, cake, bingo sheets and dabber.  Bring your own food and beverage (no alcohol) for a little party at your table.  Walk-ins are welcome, but you are encouraged to pre-book this event.  Please send payment via Venmo to: tcsbychristine@gmail.com or call 908-507-6606. Read more
Fair in the Square 2015
Saturday, December 7:
We will join in Verona's annual Fair in the Square event from 12-5pm on Saturday, December 7.  For sale will be "Soup For The Soul."  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
window
Sunday, December 8:
On Sunday, December 8 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
Monday, December 9:
Vestry & Staff Members, plus their significant others, are invited to the home of the rector for a Christmas reception.  No Vestry Meeting, no agenda, no motions!  Just fun and fellowship! Read more
Friday, December 13:
Holy Spirit Verona will host another BINGO Fund Raising event on Friday, December 13 at 7pm; doors open and BINGO cards go on sale at 6pm.  It's a Christmas BINGO come have a holly jollly time!  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
Christmas Pageant Rehearsal 2016
Saturday, December 14:
The Christmas Pageant is Sunday, December 15 during the 10am Worship Service.  We will rehearse for this during Sunday School on December 1 and 8.  Then the final dress reherasal will be Saturday, December 14 at 10am. If you have any questions, please email sundayschool@holyspiritverona.org. Read more
Christmas Pageant 2018
Sunday, December 15:
On Sunday, December 15 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 15:
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 15:
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 "Advent for Everyone: The Gospel of Matthew" by N.T. Wright.  Let’s reflect on some Advent Scripture readings as we prepare for the wonder and joy of Christmas.  For five Sundays at 11:30am-ish, we will prepare to prepare the way of the Lord. Read more
Blue Christmas
Thursday, December 19:
For some of us, the Christmas season brings feelings of sadness and loss.  Join us for a time of quiet music and prayers as we seek healing, peace and comfort in community during what is often called a “Blue Christmas” Prayer Service.  The worship will be held in our Chapel at 7pm on Thursday, December 19. Read more
Christmas Eve 2018
Tuesday, December 24:
Join us on Tuesday, 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 a guest vocalist who will help us be in the spirit of the Season! Read more
Christmas Eve 2018
Tuesday, December 24:
Join us on Tuesday, December 24 at 10pm for our Choral Festive Christmas Eve Service.  Eucharist will be celebrated and we will have a choir anthem.  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
Saturday, December 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