Dec. 9, 2011 Staff Report
Clergy from Sunnyside Reformed, Queen of Angels, All Saints, Christ Lutheran and Grace Fellowship spearheaded a festive tree-trimming and creche viewing down Skillman Avenue Dec. 6 — bringing out over 250 celebrants who braved the downpour.
The carolers and prayerful spilled out over the sidewalk as they made their way down from the Sunnyside Reformed Church tree at 48th Street and were escorted by officers from the 108 Precinct to the lighted nativity sculptures above the rectory entrance of Queen of Angels at 44th Street.
The neighborhood has been busy with secular holiday lightings in recent weeks, which have all been attended and assisted by religious leaders. However, attendee Luke Adams said, “This one was the first in my memory from the churches, and the best attended.”
The singing was heard as far as a block away. The event was held in honor of St. Nicholas.