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2018 Gala of the Benevolent Deities Auction Catalog
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X4 A Kayak Picnic

Kayak local waters with a stop along the way for a picnic! This experience is to be scheduled during the summer months on a mutually agreeable date between the donor and the buyers. The waterway will be chosen in consultation with the buyers, and the picnic will be tailored to the buyers' tastes. This is a summer event. Expect to be on the waters between two to four hours No experience necessary. The reserved price below reflects the price for two, not per individual. This experience should be auctioned as a single item accommodating two people. Questions? Call or see Barbara Rohrer.

Donor: Barbara Rohrer
Qty: 2 Value: $90 Min: $45

F1 Extra Strong Chex Mix for Your Party

This is traditional Chex Mix, but made with a greater ratio of spices to chex. Delivered to you at church in a full 1-gallon plastic storage bag. Please order at least three weeks in advance.

Donor: Russ and Rae Jane Araujo
Qty: 2 Value: $7 Min: $3

S1 Genealogy assistance

This is a 2 hour consultation at the buyer's home. We'll use my and other accounts to see who we can add to your family tree. No promises but we will have fun.

I've been enjoying this hobby for more than 20 years and have had some success. I also have a basic understanding of the use of DNA in genealogy and am happy to share what I know. My DNA is on file at Ancestry, 23 and Me, and My Heritage. I've found a living 2nd cousin once removed back in Germany, and two living half-sisters from my father's first marriage, among others.

Donor: Sam and Peg Fay Feder
Qty: 1 Value: $100 Min: $30

M1 Wedding for Sale

Our Senior Minister, Rev. Bill Gupton, will officiate at a wedding of your choice. His customary fee for non-members is $300 ($350 including a wedding rehearsal). May be given as a gift to someone you know.
The fine print: 1. Buy this for someone else if you are a church member; ceremonies for church members are free anyway! 2. Weddings outside Cincinnati will require additional travel and lodging expenses. 3. Subject to availability (i.e., Rev. Bill must be available for the date of the wedding, of course). 4. Includes one pre-wedding planning meeting with the couple (no pre-marital counseling). 5. Seller reserves the right to decline "extreme" weddings such as those that involve skydiving, scuba diving, etc.

Donor: Rev. Bill Gupton
Qty: 1 Value: $350 Min: $150

X3 Sermon for Sale

This popular item allows two winning bidders (one sermon each) to select the topic for an upcoming Sunday service led by our Senior Minister, Rev. Bill Gupton. Exact date by mutual agreement.

Donor: Rev. Bill Gupton
Qty: 1 Value: $200 Min: $100

X2 A Tour of Queen City UUism, Past and Present

Rev. Bill will take the highest bidders (two if in his car, up to five if someone provides a minivan) on a tour of Cincinnati Unitarian Universalist sites, and offer narrative history and background. Stops will include all current UU churches, the former location of First Universalist Church on Essex Place, other now-defunct UU churches, maybe even a cemetery or two. It all depends on what the group is interested in seeing and learning about. This is a full afternoon of sight-seeing, history-experiencing, and community-building. To take place on a mutually agreed upon Saturday or a Sunday afternoon this summer or fall.

Donor: Rev. Bill Gupton
Qty: 5 Value: $40 Min: $25

X1 Board Game Fun with The Rev.

Rev. Bill will meet you and up to seven friends (total 8 players) at The Rook OTR, Cincinnati's first, only, and definitely hippest board game parlor for a memorable night (or afternoon) of game playing with The Rev. (and, if she's available, Jennifer too). How will we choose which one (or two, or three) of the nearly 1,000 games we'll play? Board game parlors are loads of fun, and The Rook ( is no exception! Date and time to be mutually determined. Warning: Competitiveness may ensue.

Donor: Rev. Bill Gupton
Qty: 8 Fixed: $20

G1 $100 Boca Gift Card

Donor: Jaime Castle
Qty: 1 Value: $100 Min: $50