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

Tuesday, September 22:
Our book group on “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo, starts Tuesday, September 22, at 7pm.  The discussions, which will be held every two weeks through November 24 (skipping Election Day) are open to all and will take place via Zoom.  If you are interested in participating, please email Father Jerry.  There is no fee for participating.  The book can be purchased through bookshop.org, amazon.com, Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, and other online retailers. Read more
Tuesday, October 6:
Our book group on “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo, meets next on Tuesday, October 6, at 7pm.  The discussions, which will be held every two weeks through November 24 (skipping Election Day) are open to all and will take place via Zoom.  If you are interested in participating, please email Father Jerry.  There is no fee for participating.  The book can be purchased through bookshop.org, amazon.com, Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, and other online retailers. Read more
Faith Filled Generosity
Sunday, October 18:
On Sunday, October 18, we kick off our Stewardship Campaign that helps create the 2021 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 "Faith Filled Generosity" is an opportunity to reflect on how generousity is inspired by our faith; how we are formed and led into relationship with each other as we share our gifts with the world. Read more
Tuesday, October 20:
Our book group on “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo, meets next on Tuesday, October 20, at 7pm.  The discussions, which will be held every two weeks through November 24 (skipping Election Day) are open to all and will take place via Zoom.  If you are interested in participating, please email Father Jerry.  There is no fee for participating.  The book can be purchased through bookshop.org, amazon.com, Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, and other online retailers. Read more