Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry Shelves

Current Food Pantry Needs

Here is our current (May 2021) needs list (in order of importance):

  • toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner
  • jelly and peanut butter
  • canned meat (corned beef hash, chef-boy-ar-dee, chicken)
  • coffee
  • detergent (50oz size or smaller)
  • tuna
  • caned beans
  • canned veggies
Christine's Kitchen, Labor Day 2020

Holy Spirit Serves at Christine's Kitchen

Our congregation will host a meal at Christine's Kitchen on Saturday, May 29.  Christine's Kitchen is a feeding ministry at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in West Orange.  Volunteers are pre-making sandwiches 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.

Be Cool Campaign

"Be Cool" Campaign Heats Up

Holy Spirit Verona launched a capital campaign to install air conditioning in our Main Sanctuary back in 2019.  Since the pandemic this was placed on hold.  To date we have raised over $21,000 and we beleive we need $30,000.  You can support us by sending in a check (indicate "Be Cool" in memo) or making e-giving payments here on our website.    For full information on our "Be Cool" Campaign, click here.

***ONLINE*** Discussion on Race Using "So You Want to Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo

We will host another book group on race via Zoom using "So You Want to Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo; the next session is Tuesday, May 25 at 7pm.  If interested in participating, email Father Jerry.  Future sessions will be every other Tuesday at 7pm until June 22.  The group is open to anyone interested in personal growth and inner work to dismantle racism and white supremacy.

Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry

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

Our Pantry will continue local home deliveries for May 2021 and accept shoppers on Saturday, May 22 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.  

PENTECOST (Our Feast Day)

Pentecost is Sunday, May 23 this year; wear RED -- yes, in-person AND online -- wear RED.  This festival day is our Church's patron feast day.  At our 10am Worship we hear part of the Scripture in several languages.  Our annual RED Coffee Hour will have to be postponed until another time when we can share a family meal in the same room.  Happy Pentecost!

Memorial Day Parade

Verona's Memorial Day Parade

Holy Spirit Verona will once again participate in the Township's Annual Memorial Day Parade.  If you're interested in walking or riding with Holy Spirit, please speak with Father Jerry.  We will meet at Everett Field at 9:45am that morning.  There is usually a contingent of Holy Spirit folks in front of the former Terry's Drugs location to watch the parade.

Immediately following the parade, join in the Memorial Day Ceremonies at Town Hall.

Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry Shelves
Christine's Kitchen, Labor Day 2020
Be Cool Campaign
Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry
Memorial Day Parade

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

Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry
Saturday, May 22:
Our Pantry will continue local home deliveries for May 2021 and accept shoppers on Saturday, May 22 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, May 23:
Pentecost is Sunday, May 23 this year; wear RED -- yes, in-person AND online -- wear RED.  This festival day is our Church's patron feast day.  At our 10am Worship we hear part of the Scripture in several languages.  Our annual RED Coffee Hour will have to be postponed until another time when we can share a family meal in the same room.  Happy Pentecost! Read more
Tuesday, May 25:
We will host another book group on race via Zoom using "So You Want to Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo; the next session is Tuesday, May 25 at 7pm.  If interested in participating, email Father Jerry.  Future sessions will be every other Tuesday at 7pm until June 22.  The group is open to anyone interested in personal growth and inner work to dismantle racism and white supremacy. Read more
Christine's Kitchen, Labor Day 2020
Saturday, May 29:
Our congregation will host a meal at Christine's Kitchen on Saturday, May 29.  Christine's Kitchen is a feeding ministry at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in West Orange.  Volunteers are pre-making sandwiches 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. Read more
Sunday School - February 2020
Sunday, May 30:
For the winter/spring of 2021 we will continued a biweekly schedule for our Children's Christian Formation.  Every other Sunday from 11:45am to 12:30pm our Sunday School teachers (and sometimes Father Jerry) will host an in-person Sunday School Program in our lower level.  Students may also opt for attending via Zoom.  Our next class is Sunday, May 30.  For further information, email Father JerryRead more
Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 31:
Holy Spirit Verona will once again participate in the Township's Annual Memorial Day Parade.  If you're interested in walking or riding with Holy Spirit, please speak with Father Jerry.  We will meet at Everett Field at 9:45am that morning.  There is usually a contingent of Holy Spirit folks in front of the former Terry's Drugs location to watch the parade. Immediately following the parade, join in the Memorial Day Ceremonies at Town Hall. Read more