Adult Education

Stewardship 2017-18 Kick-Off

Sunday, October 22
Journey to Generosity

On Sunday, October 22, we kick off our Stewardship Campaign that helps create the 2018 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 "Journey to Generosity" is a strong call to action to each of us as followers of Jesus.

Courageous Conversations - POSTPONED

Wednesday, October 4
The New Jim Crow Book Group

UPDATE: At this time this event has been postponed.  Any questions, see Father Jerry.

Annual Parish Meeting with Potluck

Sunday, February 4
Annual Meeting 2017

Come hear what's been going on at Holy Spirit and be a part of our future!  On Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 11am after sharing in a Potluck Meal (sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall available now to tell us what you'll bring), we'll host our Annual Parish Meeting.

Brainstorming Session

Sunday, September 24

Join us during Coffee Hour after the 10 am service on Sunday, September 24, for a lightning-round brainstorming session on fundraisers. Come with your creative ideas on events and activities to raise money in 2017-18 to help support Holy Spirit's operating expenses. Let's see how many ideas we can generate during coffee hour!  No "judging" during this session; all ideas are welcome, and thinking outside the box is strongly encouraged! 

Saving Mother Earth: Electricity & Water

Energy Efficient Lighting in Chapel

Holy Spirit Verona, using the New Jersey Cleanenergy Program, has transitioned to energy efficient light bulbs, and replaced several faucet spigots.  This is one of our many efforts to care for Mother Earth, by reducing our electricity and water consumption.

Thanks to Greenfaith, Inc. and parishioner, Christine Liaukus, for helping make this happen!

XI Bishop Search Listening Meetings

All members of the Diocese of Newark are invited to attend one of seven Listening Meetings which are being hosted by the Bishop Search / Nominating Committee (of which Father Jerry is the co-chair) during the months of July, August & September.  Try to attend one if you are available.  If you have any questions, speak with Father Jerry.

XI Bishop Search Online Survey

Have you taken the online survey for the XI Bishop Search?  The Search / Nominating Committee (of which Father Jerry is the Co-Chair) is hoping that EVERY PERSON in the Diocese of Newark will complete the online survey by Wednesday, August 16.  This data will be instrumental in the compiling of the Diocesan Profile to be used in raising up candidates for our next Bishop.

Youth & Young Adult Mission Trip

Saturday, July 14 to Saturday, July 21
Mission Trip Participants 2018 (minus one)

Eight adventurous and giving individuals will travel to Grace House on the Mountain in St. Paul, VA for a week (July 14-21, 2018) of manual labor and experiencing caring for another.  They will share meals together and enjoy a little bit of down time later in the week.  Please pray for these individuals as they do the work God has given us to do.

Survey Day for Diocese of Newark XI Bishop Search

Sunday, July 23

Holy Spirit Verona will join the greater Dicoese of Newark in what is being called "Survey Days" in July.  Each congregation is encouraged to pick a Sunday (for us July 23) to remind all members to complete the online survey developed by the Search/Nominating Committee to assist in writing our profile for our XI Bishop Search.

Centering Prayer Workshop

Saturday, September 30

Contemplative Outreach of New Jersey will host a Centering Prayer Workshop at Holy Spirit Verona on Saturday, September 30 from 9am-3pm. Registration and Continental Breakfast begin at 8:30am; lunch also provided.  Suggested donation: $35.

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