Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent Thanks4Giving Auction
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - Winter WUUnderland
"A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight, bidding at our Winter WUUnderland"


The Thanks4Giving Auction is our church's biggest fundraising event 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? Click Donate below. Then, on December 2nd, join us for a night of fun, friends, and food, where you can bid on and win the wonderful items, artwork, services, events, and one-of-a-kind offerings others have also generously donated. If you have questions about the auction, you can reach us at auction@kentuu.org.

You can bring your items for the Silent Auction to the auction table in Fessenden Hall during coffee hour on Sunday. Remaining items are to be dropped off at the church on Friday, December 1st between noon and 7 pm.

Please DO NOT drop off NEW donations on Friday. These items will be reserved for Holiday Share and will not be offered at the auction.

With the auction only 14 days away, now is the time to think about what you can donate.

If you aren't sure what to offer, browse the current catalog to see what others have offered. Need inspiration? View prior years' programs - 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016


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

Donate items & events

See when events are scheduled

View your events' guest lists & see your purchases

Volunteer Opportunities

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

Or contact our volunteer coordinator, Trish McLoughlin directly (TrishMcLoughlin@aol.com). You can also visit Trish at the auction table in Fessenden Hall during coffee hour in October and November.

The auction committee is looking for new members. If you are interested in being a part of this group of fun and dedicated volunteers please contact us right away!

Advertise in the auction program! Individuals and businesses can purchase ads, which offsets the cost of program printing. Someone's birthday or anniversary coming up? Want to say thank you in a big way? Buy an ad today! Click for prices and details.

Auction: Saturday, December 2, 2017

Doors open at 6:00 pm for the silent auction. Silent Auction tables close at 6:45, 7:00, and 7:15 pm. Dinner begins at 7:00 pm, and the live auction begins at 7:30 pm. Checkout will be available starting at 8:00 pm; however, be aware that if you check out before the end of the live auction, your invoice may be missing some of your purchases. Reminders for payments due will be issued by email after the event.

The theme is Winter WUUnderland. You are invited to dress in your festive winter finery.

Tickets are $20 for an individual. Couples sharing a bidder number should purchase a couples ticket for $40. Free child care is available for tickets purchased at least one week in advance.

Item No.DonorFeatured ItemDateQty$ Each
A12 Cheryl Casper & Gene Wenninger
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    Tips for Entering Items Online

  1. Please put in an estimated value and minimum bid price – you know your item better than we do and we hate to guess! Do not enter a minimum bid for a tangible item unless you want it back if it does not sell.
  2. Capitalize all important words in the title (but not “and,” “the” or “by” for example).
  3. Spell out numbers in titles (i.e Three Gold Rings, not 3 Gold Rings).
  4. Pick the most appropriate category for your event or item.
  5. Make sure to check the box (Winner takes it home?) if your item is a “thing.”
  6. All descriptions should end with a period or exclamation points, even if the description is not a sentence.
  7. If you are hosting an event with more than 4 guests, you should pick a date and time.
  8. Putting in a picture of your item is very, very helpful.
  9. Put your items in early – the deadline is November 19 by midnight for the catalog.

Please note that the auction committee reserves the right to determine which items will be offered in the Live Auction. Because there is a limited amount of space for the Silent Auction, some donated items may be gently declined and/or reserved for Holiday Share.

Gift Certificates Are Available

New this year! Buy a gift certificate for a friend to spend at the auction like cash. Contact the auction committee or visit the auction table in Fessenden Hall between services in October and November to purchase gift certificates.

We are fortunate to have Bob Hale - Benefit Auctioneer who has offered us his services again this year.