First UU Auction
First UU Auction—2021
Our annual auction is an important fundraising event for the church and a great way to bring people together. The 2020 Auction, chaired by Cathy O’Neil raised $33,069.75 to support our ministry and an additional $10,000 to fund a new intern.
With the topsy-turvy world we live in, we’re doing things a bit differently this year.
- Everything will be offered online.
- Bidding will take place over three weeks with new items every week.
Week 1: Let’s Eat! February 1–6
Week 2: Good Stuff! February 7–14
Week 3: Community & Camaraderie February 15–20
Click here to enter your items/donations.
- How to Log in and Donate. Watch the video here.
- How to Bid and Pay. Watch the video here.
- Auction 101 meeting video recording here.
- Watch the skit from the December 6th worship service here.
2021 Auction Team Co-Chairs: Candee Rothert, Marylou MacDonald, Susan O’Donnell
Questions or interested in helping? Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ideas for Auction Items
A new normal doesn’t mean a totally new Auction
Please don’t let our Topsy-Turvy world keep you from donating something you have always given. What is different is that we are welcoming more of your good stuff!
Ideas for Let’s Eat!
- Cooking Do you have a special recipe you’d love to teach others? Do it on zoom!
- Cocktail Hour Deliver the makings of your favorite cocktail to the winners; then toast on video chat.
- Porch Brunch Bunch Have a few folks over to enjoy a light brunch or afternoon tea.
- Put a Bow on It Create a gift basket filled with muffins and jam or other goodies.
Ideas for Good Stuff!
- Creative crafts
- Kitchen gadgets
- Art work of all kinds
- Jewelry & scarves & purses
- Lamps & small furniture
- Garden tools & decor
- Stationery & supplies
- Sports equipment
- Picture frames
- DVDs & CDs
Ideas For Community & Camaraderie!
- Crafts Share your love of knitting, sewing, papercraft! Teach a single lesson or a series.
- Arts Offer a basic art class or trendy wine & painting class. Provide a supply list or deliver the supplies to your students’ front porch. Meet on Zoom.
- Using Social Media What’s TikTok? What’s a hashtag? Why should I be on LinkedIn? Do you know? Offer a class in social media.
Host a Party:
- Online Table-top Games Play on Tabletopia or Board Game Arena.
- Team Trivia Let’s Roam has options for playing online trivia with friends.
- Karaoke night Lucky Voice has one way to do it.
- Music Night Set up a fun Spotify playlist and rock out with friends on Zoom!
- Netflix Party is a new way to watch Netflix with your friends online.
- Move It!
- Swim Party Meet at a lake or pool, host a few people for a swim.
- Two wheeling Lead a group bike ride on your favorite route.