Adult Education


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

Faith Filled Generosity
Sunday, October 25:
On Sunday, October 25, we kick off our Stewardship Campaign that helps create the 2021 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 "Faith Filled Generosity" is an opportunity to reflect on how generousity is inspired by our faith; how we are formed and led into relationship with each other as we share our gifts with the world. Read more
Sunday, October 25:
Our Spiritual Enrichment Group, which typically meets in our lower level kitchen, will continue to meet online on Sundays at 11:30am every other week.  We will be using a variety of reflection materials suggested by group members to lead our discussion.  For logon information, contact Patti Walsh or Father Jerry. Read more
Tuesday, November 10:
Our book group on “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo, meets next on Tuesday, November 10 at 7pm.  The discussions, which will be held every two weeks through November 24 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,, Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, and other online retailers. Read more
Tuesday, November 24:
Our book group on “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo, wraps up on Tuesday, November 24 at 7pm.  The discussions, via Zoom, have been open to all.  If you are interested in future conversations on race, please email Father Jerry.  “White Fragility” is subtitled “Why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism?”  It is authored by a white woman who is an academic and lecturer and has worked in the field of racial and social justice for many years. Read more