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Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry Shelves

Current Food Pantry Needs

Please help us restock the shelves!  Our current (November 15) URGENT need items (in order of importance) are: cleaning products (dish detergent, lysol, toilet bowl cleaner, cleanser) personal hygiene items (soap, deodorant, shampoo, shaving cream, razors) coffee (one pound cans preferred) milk (boxed, like Parmalat) Read more

Hope Gardens

We've begun a joint community garden with Holy Innocents, West Orange.  The plan is that some of the produce grown in Hope Gardens will be given out monthly at our Food Pantry. Read more

The Story of our Food Pantry

Our long time dream has become a reality. Led by the Outreach Committee, our congregation has always participated in activities to help those in need, but longed for a way to help those in our community directly. Read more
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We chose Holy Spirit because...

We chose Holy Spirit because... "This is my home. All of the activities, all of what we see at church are a collective effort of putting our faith into action. We don’t see any bystanders here; everyone participates. It’s a humbling and wonderful experience to be part of this community.”  - Member since 1985 Read more
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 19 (First Sunday Before Advent). Read more
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? Read more
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. Read more

Stewardship Story #1 - Holy Spirit is the place to be!

The following was shared during Worship on Sunday, October 29 by a parishioner in response to "Why I like Holy Spirit Verona." Good Morning Holy Spirt!  When Father Jerry asked me to speak here at Holy Spirit during this Stewardship Campaign, I said “Absolutely, I am honored."  Although I have been a parishioner since August of this year, it feels more like years.  I have been graciously welcomed by all at Holy Spirit.  Read more
Soup for the Soul

"Soup For The Soul" Sold at Fair in The Square 2017

Holy Spirit Verona is once again going to be selling "Soup for the Soul" at Verona's Fair in the Square on Saturday, December 2.  If you can make quarts of soup before then, please do so. We'll provide the containers and labels, which are available in the Fellowship Hall.  The soup can be stored in our lower level freezer until the December 2 event.  Proceeds will go to our Operation Budget. Read more

Open Position: ORGANIST & CHOIR DIRECTOR

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit in Verona is a vibrant small congregation in suburban Essex County, NJ.  We are seeking a gifted and experienced musician to lead our music program.  The ideal candidate will have passion for promoting the spiritual life of the congregation through music by: creatively leading the music with our Choir and growing the choir by expanding its repertoire, rehearsal time, and in the number of performances; Read more

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