Fair in the Square 2015

Verona's Fair in the Square

We will join in Verona's annual Fair in the Square event from 12-5pm.  For sale will be "Soup For The Soul."  Proceeds will go to help our operating budget.  In addition, we’ll have a table in the Square with activiteis for kids!  Please sign up in the Fellowship Hall to help for an hour or two.

Holy Spirit Food Pantry Open

Pantry set-up begins at 8am.

The first shift of Volunteers is from 8-10am, and the second shift is 9-11am.

Pantry will be open for "shoppers" from 9-11am.

Cooks' Breakfast 2016

Annual Cooks' Breakfast

Annual Cook's Breakfast at Jack's Cafe. All are welcome as we enjoy each other's company before heading out to make the turkey and pumpkin pie.

Advent Wreath Chapel

Attend the 8 o'clock Service for Advent!

Every Sunday at 8am we offer a Quiet Eucharist in our historic All Saints Chapel.

Advent is a great time to consider joining this service as WE WAIT IN HOPE.

It's a contemplative service with silence, Taize chants and time to breathe.

Advent Wreath Main Church

It's Advent! What's the big deal?

Why does Father Jerry get so passionate about this season?  Advent is our time to "prepare ye!"  It's a reflective season, when we awaken to the arrival of the Christ-child and are reminded to "in stillness wait" and "wait in hope."

How can Advent at Holy Spirihelp you do that?  Are you making space for God in your life during this time?

The Angel of the Altar

Angel on the Altar Returns!

Our Sunday School students will once again receive a visit from The Angel on The Altar this Advent.  At the conclusion of classes, students will join Fr. Jerry in looking for the angel.

Then an animated discussion takes place determining what the angel is trying to tell us about Advent, Christmas, Jesus or the Church in general.  She'll make her first appearance on Sunday, November 19 (First Sunday Before Advent).

Soup for the Soul

"Soup For The Soul" Sold at Fair in The Square 2017

Holy Spirit Verona is once again going to be selling "Soup for the Soul" at Verona's Fair in the Square on Saturday, December 2.  If you can make quarts of soup before then, please do so.

We'll provide the containers and labels, which are available in the Fellowship Hall.  The soup can be stored in our lower level freezer until the December 2 event.  Proceeds will go to our Operation Budget.

Open Position: ORGANIST & CHOIR DIRECTOR

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit in Verona is a vibrant small congregation in suburban Essex County, NJ.  We are seeking a gifted and experienced musician to lead our music program.  The ideal candidate will have passion for promoting the spiritual life of the congregation through music by:
  • creatively leading the music with our Choir and growing the choir by expanding its repertoire, rehearsal time, and in the number of performances;
Fair in the Square 2015
Cooks' Breakfast 2016
Advent Wreath Chapel
Advent Wreath Main Church
The Angel of the Altar
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

Cooks' Breakfast 2016
Wednesday, November 22:
Annual Cook's Breakfast at Jack's Cafe. All are welcome as we enjoy each other's company before heading out to make the turkey and pumpkin pie. Read more
Saturday, November 25:
Pantry set-up begins at 8am. The first shift of Volunteers is from 8-10am, and the second shift is 9-11am. Pantry will be open for "shoppers" from 9-11am. Clean-up is at 11am. Read more
Thursday, November 30:
The Search / Nominating Committee for the XI Bishop of the Episocpal Diocese of Newark is meeting in the Fellowship Hall on Thursday, November 30 from 6pm to 9pm. Read more
Fair in the Square 2015
Saturday, December 2:
We will join in Verona's annual Fair in the Square event from 12-5pm.  For sale will be "Soup For The Soul."  Proceeds will go to help our operating budget.  In addition, we’ll have a table in the Square with activiteis for kids!  Please sign up in the Fellowship Hall to help for an hour or two. Read more
Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
Sunday, December 3:
The Christmas Pageant is Sunday, December 17 during the 10am Worship Service.  We will rehearse for this on Sunday, December 3 & Sunday, December 10 at 11:30am, and also Saturday, December 16 at 2pm. If you have any questions, please email sundayschool@holyspiritverona.org. Read more
Sunday, December 3:
Our Loaves & Fishes (L&F) Committee will meet on Sunday, December 3 after Coffee Hour (11:45am-ish) to discuss our progress and tasks moving forward. Please gather in the kitchen on the lower level around 11:45am to be a part of this ongoing life-giving Holy Spirit Verona ministry. Read more
Saturday, December 9:
Bolshoi Music Studio Classes End of Semester Concert in Sanctuary. This event is open to the public at the cost of $10 per person for entry. Read more
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Sunday, December 10:
On Sunday, December 10 after Worship, join us as we decorate the Church for Christmas.  Help us green the windows and other parts of the church as we prepare for the Pageant & Christmas Eve services. Read more
Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
Sunday, December 10:
The Christmas Pageant is Sunday, December 17 during the 10am Worship Service.  We will rehearse for this on Sunday, December 3 & Sunday, December 10 at 11:30am, and also Saturday, December 16 at 2pm. If you have any questions, please email sundayschool@holyspiritverona.org. Read more
Confirmation Class 2017
Sunday, December 10:
Parents of High School Youth interested in joining our Confirmation Class are welcome to speak with Fr. Jerry.  Typically the classes are held two hours a month (12-2pm) on the second Sunday of the month. Read more
Blue Christmas
Thursday, December 14:
Blue Christmas, a service of worship hosted by Holy Spirit Episcopal Church and The First Presbyterian Church, will be 7:30pm, Thursday, December 14 in the historic Chapel at Holy Spirit (36 Gould Street).  Read more
Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
Saturday, December 16:
The Christmas Pageant is Sunday, December 17 during the 10am Worship Service.  We will rehearse for this on Sunday, December 3 & Sunday, December 10 at 11:30am, and also Saturday, December 16 at 2pm. If you have any questions, please email sundayschool@holyspiritverona.org. Read more
Children's Eucharist Blue
Sunday, December 17:
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
Christmas Pageant 2016
Sunday, December 17:
On Sunday, December 17 at our 10am Worship the children of our Sunday School will tell the story of Jesus' birth in our annual Christmas Pageant. As this is the third Sunday of the month, we will also have our usual Children's Eucharist following the Pageant.  Read more
Saturday, December 23:
Pantry set-up begins at 8am. The first shift of Volunteers is from 8-10am, and the second shift is 9-11am. Pantry will be open for "shoppers" from 9-11am. Clean-up is at 11am. Read more