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Interfaith Thanksgiving 2019 Photos

Interfaith Thanksgiving 2019

On Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3pm the Verona Clergy Council once again hosted an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service.  This year's service was held at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church.  Five Verona houses of worship and one from West Orange, shared scripture readings from Islamic, Jewish and Christian traditions.  There was singing, praying, fellowship and a true celebration of God's Creation through peace and unity.  Thanks to Randy Johnson for these photos!

Epiphany Pageant 2019 Photos

Our Cast of Characters

On Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 10am the Church of the Holy Spirit celebrated its 90th Anniversary.  The first worship service of our congregation was Sunday, January 6, 1929 at 10am on the second floor of 660 Bloomfield Avenue.  Since then we have moved and grown.  To kick-off our annivesary year, our Sunday School students shared some of our history as told by three kings and one dinosaur.  Thank you to photographer Brenna Gentile!

History Repeats Itself - Outreach to Dante, VA

Dress to Impress Collection

In the fall, two of the high school students who attended our July 2018 Mission Trip, collected dresses for students in St. Paul, VA and surrounding towns.  Our Mission Trip attendees spent a week working on a home in Dante, VA (a suburb of St. Paul).  Over 200 dresses, many boxes of shoes and several purses where all delivered in early December.  Check out the connection to Holy Spirit Verona's past by reading the wonderful article in myVeronaNJ.

MORE Pictures of Our Bishop's Visit!

The Right Rev. Carlye J. Hughes

Because you can never have too many photos of your Bishop's Visit, here are some great ones taken by Sunday School Teacher, Kathleen Gentile.  Thank you to Kathleen for capturing the first visitation of the eleventh bishop of the Diocese of Newark on film.  Read the captions and you'll experieince our worship order of service!

Bishop Carlye's Visit 2018 Photos

Bishop Carlye Celebrates Eucharist

On Sunday, September 30, 2018 the newly consecrated Bishop of the Diocese of Newark made her first visitation to Church of the Holy Spirit.  The Right Reverend Carlye J. Hughes was the celebrant and preacher at our 10am worship service.  She also joined in a forum during Coffee Hour and shared a lunch with the Vestry Members and Diocesan Convention Deputies.

Thanks to our photographer Randy Johnson for these great photos of a great day!

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.

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!

Verona Clergy Council Welcome Letter to Islamic Center

Clergy of the First Presbyterian, First Congregational, Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic and Holy Spirit Episcopal Churches formally welcomed the newest house of worship to town with a meeting on June 6, 2018.  Read the formal letter of welcome, peace and inclusion here.

Be A Good Neighbor

Check out this lovely article about being a good neighbor (and highlighting our front lawn sign) featured on myVeronaNJ:

 http://www.myveronanj.com/2018/05/25/be-a-good-neighbor/

XI Bishop Elect - The Rev. Carlye Hughes

Three lay deputies (Jane Eliasof, Karen Pensiero and Ken Traficante) and Father Jerry spend Saturday, May 19, 2018 attending the Electing Convention for the XI Bishop of the Diocese of Newark.  They joined the other four hundred plus people at St. Peter's Morristown to witness history being made.  Our Bishop Elect (elected on the first ballot) is the Rev. Carlye Hughes of the Dicoese of Fort Worth, Texas.  For complete details, click here.

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