a Live, Outdoor Auction Event!



Mark your Calendars for April 18th

After much fanfare and success from our 1st Friday monthly online fundraising, I’m happy to announce that we will be hosting our Annual UUCS Auction event on April 18th — OUTDOORS on the UUCS back lawn — right after our livestream, in-person, outside Sunday morning service.

We’re aiming for warmer weather, sunshine, and a morning full of fellowship, music, picnic-style food, and lively bidding.

But, we need your help to make our Annual Auction fundraising event a success. We still have a ways to go in order to reach our goal, but together we can make it happen.

Below is more details on the 3 key components of this year’s Auction Event

  1. The online, e-bay style auction
  2. Sign-up for your Gourmet Bag lunch for the in-person event OR bring your own
  3. The live, in-person Auction following service, with real-time, lively bidding!

First, Make Plans to Attend both the ONLINE silent-auction and the LIVE in-person auction

Here’s how it will work. We’re still proceeding cautiously and with the format still not our normal, the structure of the auction will be divided into 2 parts. We’re hoping that all will be able to participate in at least one of the formats below:

  • PART 1 – Online, silent auction: This will be an e-bay style auction that will take place on the 1st Fridays online fundraising platform. We’ll use the same setup as we’ve done for the past few months, but on April 16th at 8am bidding will become LIVE on our website. Online, silent bidding will remain open until midnight on April 17th.
  • PART 2 – In-person, Outdoor Auction: Then, on Sunday morning, April 18th following the outdoor, live stream service, we’ll all gather in the back lawn at UUCS for a live Auction with live, real-time bidding!

— Join us for a Picnic Style, socially-distanced meal together! —

We’re inviting those attending the in-person auction on the back lawn to either bring their own picnic style meal to share as a family or in your bubble OR you can sign-up for a Gourmet Bag lunch safely prepared by our Auction/Hospitality Team.

See Meal Item Options and Learn more

Payment will be at the time of pick-up at the auction event.

We also need your help in donating items for both the online and in-person auction events

We’re now taking donations for our final Auction event. This will also conclude our 1st Friday events and online fundraising.

While we will not be accepting large-gathering meals together and large social gathering events as donation items for this year’s auction, we would still like you to consider what you might donate to help us reach our goal.

Items will be selected for either online or in-person auction based on bidding amount, ease of access, and time allotment for the in-person auction.

Here are some ways people have donated in the past:

  • Gift Cards (shop local or online)
  • Technology items
  • Home maintenance or yard work services
  • Homecooked meals
  • Vacation rental properties
  • Outdoor game day/night (small groups)
  • Fire-side songs, smores, or telling ghost stories (small groups)
  • Individual classes
  • Animal/Pet services
  • Themed gift baskets

Register Your Donation Here

Have question about donations?
Email auction@uucs.org with your questions.

*Donations submitted for auction are tax-deductible. Items and services purchased thru auctions may not be tax-deductible (www.IRS.gov).