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Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry Shelves

Current Food Pantry Needs

Here are our current (March 11, 2020) URGENT need items (in order of importance): mayonnaise cleaning products (dish detergent, toilet bowl cleaner, cleanser, window cleaner, etc.) personal hygiene items (toothpaste, bar soap, deodorant, shampoo, shaving cream, etc.) macaroni and cheese breakfast bars Read more

The Story of our Food Pantry

Our long time dream has become a reality. Led by the Outreach Committee, our congregation has always participated in activities to help those in need, but longed for a way to help those in our community directly. Read more
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We chose Holy Spirit because...

We chose Holy Spirit because... "This is my home. All of the activities, all of what we see at church are a collective effort of putting our faith into action. We don’t see any bystanders here; everyone participates. It’s a humbling and wonderful experience to be part of this community.”  - Member since 1985 Read more

***VIRTUAL*** Youth Group

A message from Liz Dalton, Mutlti-Church Youth Director: We are living in a time of change and of uneasiness.  I believe there is no more important time than now to gather together, even if we have to do it from our own houses.  Youth Group will be held every week from 3-5pm on Saturdays, starting March 28.  Some weeks we will gather on Zoom, and others we may be on different platforms having a movie or game night, or other virtual activities. Read more

A Message Our Bishop - March 21

Here is a section of Bishop Hughes's statment: As of this week, all churches in the Diocese of Newark are directed to refrain from public worship. Additionally, all churches will fast from meetings and gatherings in the diocese for the duration of this health crisis. While we do not know when this crisis will end, it seems certain that it will not end before Holy Week and Easter.  For the full statement click on blue DON crest or read below. Read more
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Virtual Sunday Worship Services

At Holy Spirit Verona, we will follow the directive of Bishop Hughes and "fast from public worship" until at least March 29.  Everyone is invited to attend an 8am or 10am service via a Zoom (online video) Conference.  For those without access to a computer or camera, a phone number is provided from which a person could listen to the service.  We hope that you will consider joining us virtually.  Click photo (or see below) for Login Information. Read more

A Message from the Rector

Here is a portion of an email sent late on March 13 to our community. At Holy Spirit Verona, we will follow the directive of Bishop Hughes and "fast from public worship" this Sunday, March 15 and the following two Sundays.  Everyone is invited to attend an 8am or 10am service via a Zoom (online video) Conference (see below).  For those without access to a computer or camera, a phone number is provided from which a person could listen to the service.  We hope that you will consider joining us virtually.   Read more

Prayer for a Pandemic

Prayer for a Pandemic, by Cameron Bellm
May we who are merely inconvenienced
     Remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
     Remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home
     Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent. Read more

A Message Our Bishop - March 13

Mar. 13: Eastern congregations to refrain from public worship, other gatherings through Mar. 29 Dear Companions on the Journey,
At our Convention just over a month ago, we focused on a word often found in Holy Scripture, behold. A simple word that sounds old fashioned today. Behold is used to communicate that something important is about to be said or happen in the Bible. When we read or hear that word in the Bible, we could substitute the words: “now listen, this is very important.” Read more
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***VIRTUAL*** Holy Week 2020 Schedule

All Services for Holy Week 2020 will be offered ***VIRTUALLY***: Palm Sunday - April 5 8am - Quiet Eucharist with reading of The Passion 10am - Choral Eucharist and reading of The Passion -return "Lent: 40 Days, 40 Items" Food Drive boxes to be blessed during worship [click here for full schedule] Read more

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