No-Bid-Just Buy “Auction”
Sunday, Feb. 6th, 2022
Since the last Outlook was published, the Auction team has made some significant tweaks to our Service Auction plan, due to the changing Covid situation.
But have no fear, there will still be fun, fellowship, and funds raised, as well as things to buy!
Here’s the scoop:
Auction items will consist ONLY of food items (custom made to order or pre-made; to be delivered or picked up) and crafts (not craft lessons, but custom or pre-made crafts). Gatherings will not be auction items this year (please save those ideas for future years!)
Donors should submit their items via the “Auction” button on the website, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copy donation forms will be available at church on Sundays, January 9 and 16.
The deadline for donations is earlier this year: Tuesday, Jan. 18.
A catalogue of items will be available on Sunday, January 23. The catalogue will be sent via email, and hard copies will be available at church.
Each participating member will submit out a “shopping list” of their desired items by the end of the day on Sunday, January 30.
The Auction Team will match buyers with items via lottery.
The results will be revealed after the service on Service Auction day, Sunday, February 6! Folks attending in person are welcome to stay in the sanctuary to see some video entertainment, prize drawings, and to enjoy some fellowship. Folks at home can join in all of the fun via Zoom!
Need help deciding what to give? Here’s one way to think of it: if our church was producing a cookbook and asked you for a favorite recipe, what would it be? A delicious main dish? A special cake or cookies? A Vegan or gluten-free specialty? Then, consider donating that item to the Auction! Your “buyers” will let you know when they want the food, and you’ll arrange a date with them, as well as a method to connect (you deliver, or they pick up, or exchange at church one Sunday).
With crafts, are you known for making, for example, a special kind of baby blanket? Beautiful ceramic pieces? Perhaps you could offer something custom designed or customizable for a special occasion.
I know that we miss the days in the Clara Barton lounge, with bidding wars and plans for gatherings to come. This year, we find we must modify again, but we are happy to present a plan that gives us a chance for some fun, and can work either in person or online.
Thanks for your flexibility, and we look forward to your participation in this special event!
Thanks for joining us for Auction fun in the time of Covid!
Katherine Flynn, Paula Marchese, and Ann Rhody