BARKHAMSTED — On Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. the First Congregational Church of Barkhamsted will host “Coffee, Cake and Carols,” an event created to ring in the Advent season. The public is invited to attend and will be asked to make a “free will” donation in any amount to help raise money for the purchase of an Ahlborn-Galanti digital organ, which is gently used, but new to the church. The new organ will sound like a pipe organ, but without the high maintenance and large financial investment. The existing church organ makes occasional, unpredictable squeaks and squawks and is in need of replacement.
There will also be auction items at the event. The grand prize is a complete home cooked meal for eight people prepared and served by the church fellowship at a date to be mutually agreed upon. The winner of the dinner will also win a gorgeous set of Royal Majestic China Noel, service for eight featuring a holly and berry design. Other prizes include a family 4-pack of tickets to see Disney On Ice at the XL Center in January, 2012.