It's Advent! What's the big deal?

Advent Wreath Main Church

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!

Advent Opportunities at Holy Spirit:

  • 3rd Sunday Before Advent (November 11) – Our “Soft Opening” to pause before the pause of Advent, and we’ll get to experience the Church dressed in its Advent blue three weeks longer!
  • Every Sunday at 8am - Quiet Eucharist... silence, Taize chant, prayerful quiet time
  • Pick up a Holy Spirit Verona Advent Calendar and pray the names of our congregation.
  • Watch for the return of the Angel on the Altar on Sunday, November 25!
  • First Sunday of Advent (December 2) - as we light the first candle in our Advent wreath; stay awake!
  • Second Sunday of Advent (December 9) - Greening the Church & Potluck after 10am worship
  • Third Sunday of Advent (December 16) - Children's Christmas Pageant during the 10am worship & then celebrate our monthly Children's Eucharist
  • Tuesday, December 18 at 7:30pm - Blue Christmas Prayer Service at First Presbyterian Church of Verona (10 Fairview Avenue) …spend some time away from the chaos and seek healing and wholeness.

"For you O Lord, my soul in stillness waits.  Truly my hope is in you."