Santa, Song, Spirituality On Sunday


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There will be three events on Sunday, December 12, to get you into the Christmas spirit.

The Verona Fire Department will be bringing Santa around town on a fire truck, handing out candy canes and dog treats, and collecting non-perishables for the food pantry at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit. The VFD elves never disclose Santa’ schedule or route in advance, so you’ll have to listen for the sirens in your neighborhood. The list of what the food pantry currently needs is here. If you’re not going to be home tomorrow, you can bring pantry donations to the box by the side entrance of Holy Spirit at any time.

At 2:30 p.m., there will be a a concert of seasonal music at First Presbyterian Church of Verona featuring harpist Robbin Gordon-Cartier and vocalist Iris Prcic. First Presbyterian Church is located at 10 Fairview Avenue, just off Bloomfield Avenue. The concert will also be streamed live on YouTube.

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At 5 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church will once again present its Living Nativity. The church’s parishioners, dressed in elaborate costumes, will tell the Christmas story from its outdoor manger, accompanied by live animals and Christmas music. There will also be music in the church sanctuary, where spectators will be asked to be masked and distanced. The entire event will last about two hours. Calvary is located at 23 South Prospect Street, just off Bloomfield Avenue. 

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