Out of the Darkness - Suicide Prevention Walk Verona Park 2018

Suicide Prevention Walk in Verona Park

A team from Holy Spirit Verona will join in the "Out of the Darkness" Suicide Prevention Walk in Verona Park on Sunday, October 20 from 1:30-4:30pm.  We will walk in loving memory of Vanya Citrano.  Registration begins at 1:30pm, and the Walk begins at 3pm.

Children's Eucharist Verona Set

Children's Eucharist

Once a month, typically the third Sunday, the 10am Eucharist is an interactive/teaching Eucharist.  Our Church School students process forward with all the items to help set the table.  It is great fun for children of all ages!

Verona Fights Hunger Week

The Verona Juniors Women's group is sponsoring their sixth annual Verona Fights Hunger Week from October 20 - 26, 2018.  Various locations around town are set up as donation drops.  The Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry will be one of the two recipients of this years donations.  Thank you Verona Juniors!

Shining Our Light

STEWARDSHIP 2019-20 KICK-OFF

On Sunday, October 20, we kick off our Stewardship Campaign that helps create the 2020 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 "Shining Our Light" is an opportunity to reflect on each of our priorities and plan for the future of this congregation as followers of Jesus.  How do you spread the light of Christ?  How can you?

Celebration of Pets 2019

myVeronaNJ Shares Good News About Pet Celebration

On Sunday, October 6, 2019 in the Verona Town Hall Square we hosted our 4th Annual Celebration of Pets.  There were over 45 vendors, several hundred people and at least two hundred pets.  It was a wonderful day celebrating the joy pets provide us.  To read the article, click here.  Photos from the event will be posted soon!

B&G Fall Work Day

On Saturday, November 2 starting at 8:30am (until about 11am, or as long as you can stay), members of the Buildings & Grounds Committee will gather for our Fall Work Day.  Please join us for a hot breakfast, laughter and a few chores as we tidy up the church building and grounds.  All are welcome to help out!

Soup for the Soul

"Soup For The Soul" Sold at Fair in The Square 2019

Holy Spirit Verona will once again sell "Soup for the Soul" at Verona's Fair in the Square on Saturday, December 7.  If you can make quarts of soup before then, please do so.  You can pick up containers in the Fellowship Hall.  Write down a list of the ingredients so that our office can make up labels.  The soup can be stored in our lower level freezer until the December 7 event.  Proceeds will go to our Operation Budget.

BINGO Fund Raiser for the Verona Public Library

Holy Spirit Verona will host another BINGO Fund Raising event on Friday, November 8 at 7pm; doors open and BINGO cards go on sale at 6pm.  Benefits our neighbor, the Verona Public Library!  Entrance fee (with sheets for ten games) is $20; the first number is called at 7pm.  Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase, and you are welcome to bring your own food.  No alcohol is allowed and you must be 18 years old to play BINGO.  

Out of the Darkness - Suicide Prevention Walk Verona Park 2018
Children's Eucharist Verona Set
Shining Our Light
Celebration of Pets 2019
Soup for the Soul

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

Shining Our Light
Sunday, October 20:
On Sunday, October 20, we kick off our Stewardship Campaign that helps create the 2020 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 "Shining Our Light" is an opportunity to reflect on each of our priorities and plan for the future of this congregation as followers of Jesus.  How do you spread the light of Christ?  How can you? Read more
Sunday, October 20 to Saturday, October 26:
The Verona Juniors Women's group is sponsoring their sixth annual Verona Fights Hunger Week from October 20 - 26, 2018.  Various locations around town are set up as donation drops.  The Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry will be one of the two recipients of this years donations.  Thank you Verona Juniors! Read more
Children's Eucharist Verona Set
Sunday, October 20:
Once a month, typically the third Sunday, the 10am Eucharist is an interactive/teaching Eucharist.  Our Church School students process forward with all the items to help set the table.  It is great fun for children of all ages! Read more
Out of the Darkness - Suicide Prevention Walk Verona Park 2018
Sunday, October 20:
A team from Holy Spirit Verona will join in the "Out of the Darkness" Suicide Prevention Walk in Verona Park on Sunday, October 20 from 1:30-4:30pm.  We will walk in loving memory of Vanya Citrano.  Registration begins at 1:30pm, and the Walk begins at 3pm. Read more
Tuesday, October 22:
Volunteers will be in the lower level kitchen to sort and stock food donations. Read more
Saturday, October 26:
The Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry is open the 4th Saturday of every month from 9-11am. Pantry set-up begins at 8am. The first shift of Volunteers is from 8-10am, and the second shift is 9-11am. Clean-up is at 11am. For more information see: http://holyspiritverona.org/food-pantry Read more
Monday, October 28:
Volunteers will be in the lower level kitchen to sort and stock food donations. Read more
Saturday, November 2:
Our next Worship and Program Committee meeting will be at the Verona Diner on Saturday, November 2 at 8 am. Planning for Advent and Christmas on the docket! Got an idea for Sunday morning worship? A new educational program? A special event for children? If you are interested, please contact Patti Walsh and she'll let you know where we are meeting for the month. All are welcome. Read more
Saturday, November 2:
On Saturday, November 2 starting at 8:30am (until about 11am, or as long as you can stay), members of the Buildings & Grounds Committee will gather for our Fall Work Day.  Please join us for a hot breakfast, laughter and a few chores as we tidy up the church building and grounds.  All are welcome to help out! Read more
Sunday, November 3:
All Saints' Day is a day on which we pray the names of those we have lost in the past year (or longer).  We are reminded of all those who have marked our lives with a sign, act, word, experience from their own.  Once again, we encourage you to bring in a photo of a saint in your life, and you will be invited to share (during the sermon) a brief highlight of why this person is so significant in your life. Read more
Sunday, November 3:
Don't forget to turn you clocks back ONE HOUR before you go to sleep on Saturday, November 2... otherwise you will be EARLY for Church (which would NOT be terrible). Read more
Friday, November 8:
Holy Spirit Verona will host another BINGO Fund Raising event on Friday, November 8 at 7pm; doors open and BINGO cards go on sale at 6pm.  Benefits our neighbor, the Verona Public Library!  Entrance fee (with sheets for ten games) is $20; the first number is called at 7pm.  Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase, and you are welcome to bring your own food.  No alcohol is allowed and you must be 18 years old to play BINGO.   Read more
3 Weeks of Pre-Advent
Sunday, November 10:
At Holy Spirit Verona we share in three weeks of "Pre-Advent."  This is the three Sundays between All Saints and Advent 1.  During this time we strongly encouraged you to take an intentional “pause” before the waiting and preparing of Advent.  Advent used to be seven weeks, up until the 7th century, and there is a small movement within the Church to return to that (see www.theadventproject.org).  Many of the scripture readings and prayers post All Saints give a hint or leaning towards Advent, so Father Jerry says... why not just go there. Read more
Saturday, November 16:
We will once again join the Cub Scouts in Pack 5 in raking the leaves on our lawn starting at 8:30am on November 16.  Many hands make light work! Read more
Shining Our Light
Sunday, November 17:
On Sunday, November 17, all parishioners are asked to return their Re-Commitment Forms.  We ask you to reflect on the gifts you have received, and to consider how God is calling you to share your time, talents and treasure.  Join together to give abundantly to bring light into our lives and the world around us.  Read more