Adult Education

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Adult Education at Church of the Holy Spirit can also be referred to as Spiritual Enrichment.  Topics we focus on are meant to enrich and enliven one's relationships with God, self and others.  Throughout the year we offer the following opportunities for spiritual growth to members and the greater Verona community:

Education Series – Often held on Sundays after Coffee Hour or during a week night, sometimes in a particular season of the year (like Lent or Advent).  Various topics on spirituality, wellness and Bible study are offered by trained facilitators.

Centering Prayer Group – Our Centering Prayer Group is on hiatus at this time.  We normally spend twenty minutes centering and another hour discussing a spirituality topic selected by the group.  Centering Prayer may provide a method for you to find divine peace and to be present with the indwelling God.  Centering Prayer is a form of Contemplative Prayer, opening our hearts and minds to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond any thoughts, words and feelings.  It is a prayer in silence, practicing what the Psalmist teaches us: “Be still and know that I am God.”

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
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
Sunday, October 17:
On Sunday, October 17 at 10am, we will be standing with faith-based groups around the globe to call for Climate Justice.  Join us for our Faiths 4 Climate Justice Service and be a part of our action to make a difference in the world.  We will focus on hope and challenge attendees to take action to protect the resources of the earth. Read more
Sunday, October 17:
On Sunday, October 17 during our 10am service we will commission our three high school students who are to be confirmed and one adult who will be received during the Tuesday, November 9 Diocesan Confirmation Service.  Please pray for these four individuals as they began yet another chapter on their spiritual journey.  For further information, speak with Father Jerry. Read more
Sunday, October 17:
Our Spiritual Enrichment Group, which typically (pre-pandemic) meets in our lower level kitchen, will regather online on Sunday, October 17 at 11:30am.  We'll be speaking about the women of the New Testament.  For logon information, contact Patti Walsh, Deacon Katherine or Father Jerry. Read more
Every Perfect Gift
Sunday, October 24:
On Sunday, October 24, we kick off our Stewardship Campaign that helps create the 2022 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 "Every Perfect Gift" is an opportunity to share our gifts through Eucharist and through our service to the world.  This is how we participate in the ongoing creation of abundance and generosity.  Every perfect gift comes from God above. Read more
Sunday, October 24:
Our Spiritual Enrichment Group, which typically (pre-pandemic) meets in our lower level kitchen, will regather online on Sunday, October 24 at 11:30am.  We'll be speaking about the women of the New Testament.  For logon information, contact Patti Walsh, Deacon Katherine or Father Jerry. Read more
Sunday, October 31:
Our Spiritual Enrichment Group, which typically (pre-pandemic) meets in our lower level kitchen, will regather online on Sunday, October 31 at 11:30am.  We'll be speaking about the women of the New Testament.  For logon information, contact Patti Walsh, Deacon Katherine or Father Jerry. Read more