Sunday, December 18 at 2:00 p.m., the Pakachoag Church, 203 Pakachoag Street, is offering the community a seasonal festival of song entitled “Carols and Cookies,” which is free and open to all and to all ages.

Hosted in the Church’s “Great Hall,” sitting will be “Pops” style around round tables with cookies and beverages.  Optional floor seating will be available for children.  It is a sing along event, or just a quiet hum and sway along for those who do not want to reveal their voices.  In any case, it promises to be fun for all and definitely participatory.

The first part of the program will include a Christmas Carol sing accompanied by the renowned Dobson Organ.  A nationally acclaimed instrument installed in 1997, it was built by premier organ builder Lynne Dobson who has since earned placements in such prominent settings as the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, which “ranks as the largest mechanical-action concert hall organ in the United States” according to the Center’s website, the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Los Angeles, Merton College, Oxford University, England, and underway, Opus 93 for St. Thomas Church in New York City, and most recently Opus 96 for Bruton Parish Church in historic Williamsburg, Virginia.

The Pakachoag Church organ is one of only two Dobson instruments in New England, so it is a true treasure to have this remarkable resource available to the Auburn community.

The second part of the program will be more traditional seasonal popular favorites led by piano.

The Church is gathering gifts on behalf of Toys for Tots and will welcome any offerings at this event.  Items must be new, unwrapped, and not toy weapons.

Details are available on Pakachoag Church’s website or Facebook page.