Caring for Our Community Annual Auction: “Over the Rainbow”

Saturday, November 17, 4-8 PM

Please join us for a fun evening of music, food, desserts and no-host wine and beer; we will have many great silent and live auction items for bidding.  Proceeds from the auction will support local organizations that give assistance to those in need such as:  Adelante Mujeres, Family Promise, Care Partners Hospice and Palliative, Luke-Dorf Mental Health, Community Action Emergency Rent Assistance and other ministries of FGUCC. This event has been one of the church’s most successful community fundraisers and we hope this continues. If you’re in the mood, please wear rainbow attire.

We are ready to accept donations.  The sooner the better.  Please consider offering unique, high-quality items, baskets and experience packages. We look forward to your creative contributions!  If you have a great idea for a bundled (basket) item, please run your idea past the Items Committee, again headed by Deva Harris-Williams.

If you’ve not volunteered in the past to help before, during or after this event, we’d love to have you join the team. Please email Bonnie McDowell,  If you have volunteered in the past, you can expect to be contacted by your committee chair, who will be posting volunteers on a SignUp Genius.

Tickets are still $10 if purchased by Nov. 11, and $12 at the door. If possible, please bring a check to pay for your prizes (credit card fees are expensive).

CHILDCARE, including dinner and entertainment, will be provided by the FGUCC Youth Group for a donation of $5 per child. These funds will go toward future youth mission trips.

DONATION IDEAS—Talk to a friend and present something together.  One of you might have the house and the other loves to cook.  It’s less stress and more fun when you do it together!  Do you have a wonderful passion for something and would love to share it?  Below are some ideas for events, and what great events these would be!

Service Ideas                                     Event Ideas                                        Other Ideas

Ride to the airport                           Pizza-Making party                          Cooking Class

House Cleaning                                 Beer Brewing-Tasting                     Salsa Party & dancing

Home Repair                                      Downton Abbey High Tea            Hikes in the Gorge with picnic

7 pots of soup                                   Sewing Party for Kids                     Sauvie Island adventure

Computer help                                 Make your own Tamales              Arts in the Grove Walking Tour

Math Tutoring                                   Bird Watching with Brunch           Urban renewal bike rides

Life Coaching                                     Academy Awards Party                 Cake decorating Class

Hearing Evaluation                          Child’s Birthday Party                     Greeting Card Class

Knitting Lessons                                                     Thai Dinner Party                             Karaoke Night