Holy Spirit Serves at Christine's Kitchen

Our congregation will host a meal at Christine's Kitchen on Saturday, October 9.  Christine's Kitchen is a feeding ministry at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in West Orange.  Volunteers are pre-making sandwiches and desserts which will be delivered to Christine's Kitchen on Saturday morning.  Sandwiches will be combined with a beverage, snack, fruit and dessert for to-go meals being served at noon by Holy Trinity members.  If you can help, email Father Jerry.

pet celebration

A Celebration of Pets 2021

On Sunday, October 3 from 1-4pm Holy Spirit Verona will host our fifth annual Celebration of Pets in the Verona Town Hall Square with pet-orientated activities, rescue organizations, vendors, crafts-people, pet blessings and more.  We will have activities for kidsDJ music provided by our resident DJ Emilio, food vendors and a Pet Parade at 2:30pm with prizes in several categories.  If you have a pet or love all God's creatures, join us!  

Out of the Darkness - Suicide Prevention Walk Verona Park 2018

Suicide Prevention Walk in Verona Park

A team from Holy Spirit will join the "Out of the Darkness" Suicide Prevention Walk in Verona Park on Sunday, October 10 from 11-12:30pm.  We will walk in loving memory of Vanya Citrano.  Registration begins at 10am and the Walk begins at 11am.  For more information on The Walk, click here.  If you would like to join the Holy Spirit Verona Team, click here or email Fr. Jerry.  To make a donation towards our team goal, click here.

Every Perfect Gift

STEWARDSHIP 2021-22 KICK-OFF

On Sunday, October 24, we kick off our Stewardship Campaign that helps create the 2022 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 "Every Perfect Gift" is an opportunity to share our gifts through Eucharist and through our service to the world.  This is how we participate in the ongoing creation of abundance and generosity.  Every perfect gift comes from God above.

Animal Blessing 2016

Blessing of the Animals

Join us for the annual Blessing of the Animals during our 10am worship service (which will be shortened) on Sunday, October 3.  There are no Sunday School classes on this day so that kids can be in the pew with their pet(s).  Bring your pet or a photo of a pet and receive a special blessing at the end of the service.  [To see photos from last year's service, click here.]  

Faiths for Climate Justice Service

On Sunday, October 17 at 10am, we will be standing with faith-based groups around the globe to call for Climate Justice.  Join us for our Faiths 4 Climate Justice Service and be a part of our action to make a difference in the world.  We will focus on hope and challenge attendees to take action to protect the resources of the earth.

Welcome Committee Meeting via Zoom

The Welcome/New Member Committee will gather via Zoom for a meeting on Wednesday, September 29 at 7pm.  It has been awhile since we last gathered so we have much to discuss and plan.  If you are interested in helping to welcome and invite new members to Holy Spirit Verona, please email Father Jerry.

COHS Labyrinth 2016

Sacred Ground: Dialogue Series on Race & Faith

Holy Spirit and St. James Upper Montclair will begin a Dialogue Circle using The Episcopal Church's curriculum Sacred Ground, which is a film- and readings-based 10-part series on race, grounded in faith, that walks participants through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.  To register, email Deacon Katherine by Monday, October 17.

pet celebration
Out of the Darkness - Suicide Prevention Walk Verona Park 2018
Every Perfect Gift
Animal Blessing 2016
COHS Labyrinth 2016

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

Wednesday, September 29:
The Welcome/New Member Committee will gather via Zoom for a meeting on Wednesday, September 29 at 7pm.  It has been awhile since we last gathered so we have much to discuss and plan.  If you are interested in helping to welcome and invite new members to Holy Spirit Verona, please email Father Jerry. Read more
Animal Blessing 2016
Sunday, October 3:
Join us for the annual Blessing of the Animals during our 10am worship service (which will be shortened) on Sunday, October 3.  There are no Sunday School classes on this day so that kids can be in the pew with their pet(s).  Bring your pet or a photo of a pet and receive a special blessing at the end of the service.  [To see photos from last year's service, click here.]   Read more
pet celebration
Sunday, October 3:
On Sunday, October 3 from 1-4pm Holy Spirit Verona will host our fifth annual Celebration of Pets in the Verona Town Hall Square with pet-orientated activities, rescue organizations, vendors, crafts-people, pet blessings and more.  We will have activities for kidsDJ music provided by our resident DJ Emilio, food vendors and a Pet Parade at 2:30pm with prizes in several categories.  If you have a pet or love all God's creatures, join us!   Read more
Wednesday, October 6:
On Wednesday, October 6 at 1pm a small group will gather to meditate and knit. This is a spiritual practice that benefits the practitioner and those gifted with these sacred mantles.  This ministry is nondenominational and open to anyone who is seeking to step away from their daily stresses with an alternative form of meditation.  Please email Deacon Katherine for additional information. Read more
Saturday, October 9:
Our congregation will host a meal at Christine's Kitchen on Saturday, October 9.  Christine's Kitchen is a feeding ministry at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in West Orange.  Volunteers are pre-making sandwiches and desserts which will be delivered to Christine's Kitchen on Saturday morning.  Sandwiches will be combined with a beverage, snack, fruit and dessert for to-go meals being served at noon by Holy Trinity members.  If you can help, email Father Jerry. Read more
Sunday School - May 2021
Sunday, October 10:
Sunday School Students should arrive to the lower level at 9:55am on Sunday, October 10, 2021 for our return to weekly classes.  Students will then join their parents for Eucharist and our jumping Alleluia Dismissal.  Any questions about Sunday School, please email Father Jerry. Read more
Out of the Darkness - Suicide Prevention Walk Verona Park 2018
Sunday, October 10:
A team from Holy Spirit will join the "Out of the Darkness" Suicide Prevention Walk in Verona Park on Sunday, October 10 from 11-12:30pm.  We will walk in loving memory of Vanya Citrano.  Registration begins at 10am and the Walk begins at 11am.  For more information on The Walk, click here.  If you would like to join the Holy Spirit Verona Team, click here or email Fr. Jerry.  To make a donation towards our team goal, click here. Read more
Monday, October 11:
The Vestry typically meets on the second Monday of the month, and has been doing so via Zoom duing the pandemic.  We will gather online this month on Monday, October 11 at 7:30pm via Zoom to pray together, discuss the business of the church and enjoy each others' company.  An email will be sent with logon information. Read more