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PRE-ADVENT ***Take Some Time to Pause***

Pre-Advent Candles

"Slow down you move too fast" might be lyrics to a song that some of you will know.  Familiar or not with the song, you are sure to connect with the need to take some time to reflect.  I might rewrite the next line of the song as "you got to make Advent last."  Advent, you ask?  Yes, you know the four Sundays before Christmas.  It's the Church's intentional time to prepare for the coming of the Christ-child.  Yes, you are correct, it is not four weeks before Christmas yet (yes, you are right Momma Jane).

Diocesan Convention 2019

On Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2 all of the churches in the Diocese of Newark will send deputies to the Hilton Meadowlands (new location this year!) to listen to report-outs, vote on the 2019 budget and share in fellowship during the 145th Annual Diocesan Convention.

The deputies from the Church of the Holy Spirit Verona this year are Rosemary GabbeKaren Pensiero, Ken Traficante and Father Jerry; alternates are Mary Garland, Yolanda Silverio and Catherine Tamasik.

myVeronaNJ Shares Info About Bishop Carlye's Visit

Bishop Carlye and Father Jerry

We are grateful to myVeronaNJ for publishing information about Bishop Carlye's visit to Holy Spirit Verona on Sunday, September 30 at 10am.  Very exciting!

Photo is from the Consecration Service of The Right Rev. Carlye J. Hughes at which Father Jerry served as her Chaplain.

Vestry Lunch with Our Bishop

Sunday, September 30

Members of the Vestry and our Diocesan Convention Deputies will gather for a meal with The Right Rev. Carlye Hughes after her visit to Holy Spirit Verona on Sunday, September 30.  This lunch will utlize our lower level kitchen and the front room of the lower level.

Yard Sale Leaders' Meeting

Monday, September 10

The leaders of the upcoming mega Yard Sale will gather to plan for the day of the event.

Our New Bishop Will Visit!

Sunday, September 30

On Sunday, September 30, the newly elected Dicoese of Newark Bishop will visit Holy Spirit Verona.  The Right Rev. Carlye Hughes will preach and celebrate at our 10am service, meet with the congregation during Coffee Hour and conclude her visit with a lunch with the Vestry and Diocesan Convention representatives.  All are welcome!

Creative Beginnings Preschool Spots Available

Creative Beginnings Preschool

Our lower level tenant, Creative Beginnings Preschool (, has openings for their upcoming school year for 2 1/2 to 5 year old children.  Half-day and full-day programs available.

Contact Kim McDermott at (973) 239-2242 to schedule a tour.

Consecration of the XI Bishop of Newark

Saturday, September 22
Bishop-Elect Carlye Hughes

All are welcome to attend the ordination and consecration of the Rev. Carlye J. Hughes as the XI Bishop of Newark. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will preside at the service on Saturday, September 22 at 11am at NJPAC in Newark.

Farewell Lunch for Bishop Mark and Marilyn Beckwith

Saturday, September 8
Bishop Mark Beckwith and Marilyn Olson

In recognition of their 11 years of service to the people of the Diocese of Newark, the Transition Committee is holding a luncheon honoring Bishop Mark Beckwith and Marilyn Olson on September 8, 2018 at the Skylands Event & Conference Center in Randolph.

The gathering begins at 11 AM. At 11:30 AM there will be a service of nonday prayer, followed by the luncheon.

Being A Beloved Community of Active Citizens

Holy Spirit Verona Mission Trip 2018

In July 2017, I joined eleven Verona residents on a Mission Trip to Grace House on the Mountain in St. Paul, VA.  This Episcopal Church sponsored organization hosts groups of caring individuals weeks at a time to complete construction projects in the surrounding towns and neighborhoods.  Grace House is owned and operated by the Diocese of SW Virginia, but is open to any group of active citizens wanting to make a difference.


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