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Middle Circle Holiday Carol Sing-a-long & Cooke Exchange

  • Anders & Michelle Peterson's Home 395 Adams Street Oakland, CA, 94610 United States (map)
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Friends near and far,
Join us for cookies, carols, and placing the tree's star.
So don your Christmas sweaters, ugly or not,
And bring a batch of cookies to exchange or eat with a drink that's piping hot. 

We will light the Yuletide log, which is the origin of the Christmas tree. We will also have a visit from Santa for any little ones (or not so little ones) to get present requests in before Santa visits on Christmas Eve.

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Below you can find details on the cookie exchange, caroling, and plans for food and drink:

COOKIE EXCHANGE
The cookie exchange is optional, but in order to participate please bring a batch of 2 dozen cookies. You then take two dozen different cookies home with you. Don't forget to a container to bring your cookies home. We'll also have cookies to decorate. There will be hot cider and eggnog with a kick to accompany.

CAROLING
We'll gather around the fire and sing some of our favorite Christmas and Holiday songs as well as few from Sufjan Stevens' collection. If you have a musical instrument please bring it with you. You are also most welcome to bring or request a song you'd like to play or sing. Note the Peterson's have a piano and you are most welcome to use it!

Note singing is not a requirement! You're welcome to come for the revelry, cookies, and good company. 

FOOD
Vegetarian chili and cornbread will be at the ready for dinner. Please consider bringing a beverage to contribute.

RITUAL & STORY
We are interested in sharing in rituals and stories that connect deeply with us. For example, Anders' holiday ritual is to sing Silent Night among candlelight as a reminder of the light that can shine through dark times and song through periods of silence. If you have a family or spiritual ritual or story (e.g. poem, song, Holiday story from childhood) that you'd like to share, please do!

Children are welcome!
Friends of friends are welcome! 

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It's December
so let's get together to remember
the great gifts we have already received
in friends, family, and our community.


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