Verona’s houses of worship present the Christmas story in many different ways, from children’s pageants to clergy sermons. Calvary Lutheran Church has a long tradition of doing an active, acted story and, after being suspended by the pandemic last year, the Living Nativity returns this Sunday, December 12, at 5 p.m.
The church’s parishioners, dressed in elaborate costumes, will be joined in a manger on its lawn along South Prospect Street by live animals and accompanied by Christmas music. The event is free and open to the public and it will be held in rain, sleet or even snow. There will also be music in the church sanctuary, and spectators are asked to be masked and distanced. The entire event will last about two hours.
Calvary’s address is 23 South Prospect Street, just off Bloomfield Avenue. For more information, contact the church at 973-239-0577 or visit www.veronalutheran.com.