Adult Education

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Adult Education at Church of the Holy Spirit can also be referred to as Spiritual Enrichment.  Topics we focus on are meant to enrich and enliven one's relationships with God, self and others.  Throughout the year we offer the following opportunities for spiritual growth to members and the greater Verona community:

Education Series – Often held on Sundays after Coffee Hour or during a week night, sometimes in a particular season of the year (like Lent or Advent).  Various topics on spirituality, wellness and Bible study are offered by trained facilitators.

Centering Prayer Group – Our Centering Prayer Group is on hiatus at this time.  We normally spend twenty minutes centering and another hour discussing a spirituality topic selected by the group.  Centering Prayer may provide a method for you to find divine peace and to be present with the indwelling God.  Centering Prayer is a form of Contemplative Prayer, opening our hearts and minds to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond any thoughts, words and feelings.  It is a prayer in silence, practicing what the Psalmist teaches us: “Be still and know that I am God.”

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 20:
On Wednesday, October 20 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
Every Perfect Gift
Sunday, October 24:
On Sunday, October 24, we kick off our Stewardship Campaign. This is the time of year when we each recommit our time, talent and treasure to the Holy Spirit Community.  This year’s 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. Read more
Sunday, October 24:
Our Spiritual Enrichment Group, which typically (pre-pandemic) meets in our lower level kitchen, will gather online on Sunday, October 24 at 11:30am.  We'll be speaking about the women of the New Testament.  For logon information, contact Patti Walsh, Deacon Katherine or Father Jerry. Read more
Sunday, October 31:
Our Spiritual Enrichment Group, which typically (pre-pandemic) meets in our lower level kitchen, will gather online on Sunday, October 31 at 11:30am.  We'll be speaking about the women of the New Testament.  For logon information, contact Patti Walsh, Deacon Katherine or Father Jerry. Read more
3 Weeks of Pre-Advent
Sunday, November 7:
  At Holy Spirit Verona we share in three weeks of "Pre-Advent" -- the three Sundays between All Saints and Advent 1.  During this time we encourage 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 theadventproject.org).  Many of the scripture readings and prayers after All Saints give a hint or lean towards Advent, so Father Jerry says... why not just go there! Read more
COHS Labyrinth 2016
Monday, November 8:
Our Sacred Ground Dialogue Circle will gather via Zoom on Monday, November 8 from 7-9pm.  Sacred Ground 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.  If you have any questions, please email Deacon Katherine or Father Jerry. Read more
Tuesday, November 9:
On Tuesday, November 9 at 7pm at St. James' Upper Montclair we will have three high school students confirmed and one adult who will be received into The Episcopal Church.  This will be a Diocesan-wide service, and we ask that you pray for these four individuals as they began yet another chapter on their spiritual journey.  For further information, speak with Father Jerry. Read more
COHS Labyrinth 2016
Monday, November 22:
Our Sacred Ground Dialogue Circle will gather via Zoom on Monday, November 22 from 7-9pm.  Sacred Ground 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.  If you have any questions, please email Deacon Katherine or Father Jerry. Read more