SOCIAL MEDIA SUNDAY

Often worshipers are asked to put away their devices during worship service, but you won’t hear that on Social Media Sunday, September 20. Why? Because Jesus said so. Jesus tells the story of the rich man and Lazarus, proclaiming "If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead."  People need to be told the Good News in multiple ways: in person, Facebook, Instagram, website, letter, etc. Each of us must share the Good News!

***VIRTUAL*** Vestry Meeting

The Vestry typically meets on the second Monday of the month, but this month we'll gather on Monday, Septemner 21 at 7:30pm via Zoom.  Login information will be sent to Vestry leaders.

Worship and Program Committee Meets ***VIRTUALLY***

Bring your cup of coffee and join us online (logon information shared in our weekly email) for our next Worship and Program Committee meeting which will take place Saturday, September 19 at 8:30am.  Determing our next steps for possible return to regular in-person worship is on the agenda, and other fall programing topics.  If interested, please contact Patti Walsh.

Sunday School - February 2020

Sunday School with Father Jerry

For the fall of 2020 we will be trying something different for our Children's Christian Formation Program.  Every other Sunday beginning September 13 from 11:45am to 12:30pm Father Jerry (along with our Sunday School teacher, other volunteers and parents) will host an in-person outdoor Sunday School Program.  For further information, email Father Jerry

Worship Services on Facebook Live

We are now live-streaming via Facebook Live!  As of Sunday, August 30, you can now view our 10am worship services on our Facebook Page - Episcopal Church of The Holy Spirit.  You can also view previous worship services, so check it out https://www.facebook.com/holyspiritverona/.

White Fragility Book Group

Our book group on “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo, starts Tuesday, September 22, at 7pm.  The discussions, which will be held every two weeks through November 24 (skipping Election Day) are open to all and will take place via Zoom.  If you are interested in participating, please email Father Jerry.  There is no fee for participating.  The book can be purchased through bookshop.org, amazon.com, Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, and other online retailers.

***VIRTUAL*** Spiritual Enrichment Group

Our Spiritual Enrichment Group, which typically meets in our lower level kitchen, will continue to meet online on Sundays at 11:30am.  We will be using Richard Rohr's Contemplation & Action daily emails to lead our discussion.  For logon information, contact Patti Walsh or Father Jerry.

Sunday School - February 2020

Welcome to Church of the Holy Spirit!

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The red door on an Episcopal (Anglican) Church is traditionally a sign of welcome. Come through the door, and you'll discover that we are a multi-generational, family-centered church. Our congregation worships together, supports each other in times of trouble, celebrates together, and does God’s work in the world.  We are open, welcoming, and inclusive. We invite you to join us.

Finding Holy Spirit

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit is located at 36 Gould Street, Verona, and is one block north of Bloomfield Avenue. It is directly across the street from the H.B. Whitehorne Middle School track.

Park in the parking lot and come in the red door. Before each service, you are likely to find our rector standing on the sidewalk or front steps to greet you. 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 19:
Bring your cup of coffee and join us online (logon information shared in our weekly email) for our next Worship and Program Committee meeting which will take place Saturday, September 19 at 8:30am.  Determing our next steps for possible return to regular in-person worship is on the agenda, and other fall programing topics.  If interested, please contact Patti Walsh. Read more
The Finished Product
Saturday, September 19:
A small group of socially distanced, mask wearing Food Pantry volunteers will be in the lower level for two shifts (9-10:30am and 10:30am-12pm) prepackings bags for our shoppers -- they will then carry them up to the sanctuary.  It's hard physical work! Read more
Sunday, September 20:
Often worshipers are asked to put away their devices during worship service, but you won’t hear that on Social Media Sunday, September 20. Why? Because Jesus said so. Jesus tells the story of the rich man and Lazarus, proclaiming "If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead."  People need to be told the Good News in multiple ways: in person, Facebook, Instagram, website, letter, etc. Each of us must share the Good News! Read more
Sunday, September 20:
Our Spiritual Enrichment Group, which typically meets in our lower level kitchen, will continue to meet online on Sundays at 11:30am.  We will be using Richard Rohr's Contemplation & Action daily emails to lead our discussion.  For logon information, contact Patti Walsh or Father Jerry. Read more
Sunday School - February 2020
Sunday, September 20:
For the fall of 2020 we will be trying something different for our Children's Christian Formation Program.  Every other Sunday beginning September 13 from 11:45am to 12:30pm Father Jerry (along with our Sunday School teacher, other volunteers and parents) will host an in-person outdoor Sunday School Program.  For further information, email Father JerryRead more
Monday, September 21:
The Vestry typically meets on the second Monday of the month, but this month we'll gather on Monday, Septemner 21 at 7:30pm via Zoom.  Login information will be sent to Vestry leaders. Read more
Tuesday, September 22:
Our book group on “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo, starts Tuesday, September 22, at 7pm.  The discussions, which will be held every two weeks through November 24 (skipping Election Day) are open to all and will take place via Zoom.  If you are interested in participating, please email Father Jerry.  There is no fee for participating.  The book can be purchased through bookshop.org, amazon.com, Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, and other online retailers. Read more
Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry
Saturday, September 26:
The Holy Spirit Pantry will continue local home deliveries for September, and accept shoppers on Saturday, September 26 from 9-11am, our usual 4th Saturday distribution day.  Shoppers must maintain physical distancing and remain within their cars.  Volunteers will be required to wear masks/gloves and will bring pre-packaged bags to shoppers' cars.   Read more