First UU Auction Saturday, February 10, 2018

Bidding on the Side of Love

"Auction donations are love offerings!"

Welcome!

Our auction is an important fundraising event for the church and a great way to bring people together. Do you have a special talent, skill, or a unique service to offer? Can you host a dinner? Then you've come to the right place. If you have questions about the auction, you can reach us at auction@firstuucolumbus.org.

With the auction only 22 days away, now is the time to think about what you can donate.

To repeat donations from prior years, you can use the "Offer Again" link next to those items on your last year's statement. Starting from this year's statement, click the "2016" inside the "Other Years" box to see your last year's statement. (You can go all the way back to 2006)

If you aren't sure what to offer, browse the catalog to see what others have offered. You can view prior years there too. Pictures from prior auctions are on the church's main website.

Catalog

Browse items & events (You can see past catalogs here too)
Donate

Donate items & events
Calendar

See when events are scheduled
Statement

View your events' guest lists & see your purchases

New for 2018!

LESS STUFF, MORE FELLOWSHIP!

We are focusing on services, dinners, excursions, vacations, and fellowship activities. Any items which are added to the website will be considered but may be gently declined so that we may focus our efforts more on donations which build fellowship and community. So please keep the food related services and all the wonderful things that we can share with each other, but save those precious objects for the rummage sale.

DINNERS WILL BE LIVE OR SILENT (NOT SOME SEATS IN EACH)

We are ending the experiment of splitting dinner seats between the live and silent auctions. With fewer bid sheets all in one room, we expect you will find them more easily.

Less stuff, more fellowship!

Auction Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Doors open at 5:00 pm for the silent auction. The silent auction ends at 6:15 pm sharp. The live auction is from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Dinner and socializing following till 9:30 pm.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $10 in advance for new members, or $18 at the door. Kids are $5 for ages 11-16, and free for 10 and under.

Item No.DonorFeatured ItemDateQty$ Each
MM6 Ohma Willette and Linda Royalty
Monet's Table
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Many of Monet's recipes have been collected in the cookbook "Monet's Table". Linda Royalty and I invite you to Monet's table. Monet enjoyed food and collected recipes from his friends and his travels. We will enjoy a main, a side, a salad and a dessert from this recipe collection (chosen and cooked by Ohma). Linda will choose appetizer, wine and a cheese course to accompany Monet's recipes. You might like Monet's recipes as much as his art. Please join us.
Sat Jun 2, 2018 - 5:30 PM 6 70.0

Suggestions from Members' Wish List for 2018 Auction Donations

Fellowship Activities
  • Gathering for games such as cards, dominoes, charades, etc.
  • Bike ride
  • Tour of an interesting business followed by social time
  • Tour of a favorite place (art, garden, county, something unique --nearby or day trip)
  • Birdwatching at Scioto Audubon Park or Greenlawn Cemetery
  • Combination meal and program/speaker/activity with educational value
  • Nature excursions of your interest and design
Dinners and Anything Related to Food
  • Help at dinners you offer
  • Piano music or other entertainment at home dinners
  • Creative and themed dinners (i.e. favorite food of famous UUs)
  • Join with someone else to provide a simple meal for a set price
  • More vegan and vegetarian meals
  • Meal prep & delivery
  • Prepare pastry, wine, cookies or whatever your specialty is
  • Gift cards to ethnic and casual restaurants
Entertainment
  • Language lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Home concert (with hors d’oeuvres and dessert)
  • Concert or play tickets
  • Spa packages (no fixed dates)
  • OSU football tickets
House and Yard Help
  • Handy-man
  • Home decorating
  • Feng shui
  • House cleaning
  • Window cleaning
  • Room painting
  • Power washing
  • Gutter cleaning
  • Yard work
  • Garden planning
  • Lawn care
  • Mowing while you’re on vacation
  • Fence repainting
Children's Activities
  • Organize a visit to the Ohio History Connection's outdoor village
  • Take kids to the Ohio State Fair
  • Native wildflower hike
  • Potluck picnic at a metro park on a weeknight with beverages, games & prizes planned by your family (reasonable set price)
  • Red White & Boom (or other similar) picnic
Professional or General Services
  • Financial
  • Legal
  • Auto services
  • Furniture repair
  • Home improvement
  • House sitting
  • Baby sitting
  • Pet sitting
  • Help with specific things for "x" number of hours
  • Rides to airport
  • Computer trouble-shooting
  • Organizing help
  • Career advice
  • Job shadowing for a really interesting job
  • Car pool opportunities
  • Photography lessons
  • Kayaking or canoeing lessons
  • Massages
  • Car detailing
Very Specific Ideas
  • Historical walking tour starting with neighborhood of FUU Church's original location, giving context to area at that time, followed by a tour of the neighborhood of the current location
  • Morning visit to a farmer’s market, followed by a cooking lesson
  • Apple or other fruit picking, followed by pie baking
  • Organizing group for a Columbus Food Adventure Tour
  • Creating a food tour of several ethnic eateries or taco trucks
  • Select a Columbus Landmark Tour and invite several guests
  • Organize a tour of Ohio State House or Ohio Supreme Court
  • Table at Picnic with the Pops
  • Hire Jim McCormac for a speaking event or hike
Vacation Rentals
  • More of these (a few nights or a week)
A Bit Unusual
  • River Cruise
  • Mud Wrestling

Volunteer Opportunities

Click here to email us about volunteering to help with the auction

You can also visit us at the auction table in Fellowship Hall.

Gift Certificates are available.

Contact the auction committee or go to the auction table in Fellowship Hall after the services to purchase gift certificates.

We are fortunate to have Paul Delphia - licensed professional auctioneer who has offered us his services again this year.