Singers from nine different North Country churches are busy practicing for their upcoming cantata, Winter’s Grace, telling the Christmas story with music, scripture, prayers and poetry. Pictured, front row from left, Ellie Prashaw, Candy Taylor, Bernie Hazelton, and Paul Haggett rehearse with the choir. There will be two performances, both on Sunday, Dec. 12. The first will take place at St. Mary’s Church in Brushton at 2 p.m. and the second will take place at St. Andrew’s Church in Norwood at 7 p.m. There is no admission fee but there will be an opportunity for attendees to donate a food item at the door to help stock local food pantries. NorthCountryNow photo by Debbie Morgan.