Serendipity Auction 2017-05-24T14:18:39+00:00

Serendipity Auction

The Serendipity Auction, a highlight of our church year, is coming soon. Join your UCE friends for a tasty dinner with background music, enjoy a glass of wine or juice on us, and discuss your auction strategy over dessert and coffee. Our silent auction takes place concurrent with dinner, then the action shifts to an interactive live auction with a professional auctioneer. If you are new to UCE, please ask others about this special occasion. We will have a variety of Auction items with many that are low in cost. You will find an ambiance of informal elegance in the sanctuary, and some in the congregation dress-up for the evening.

Click here to visit the Serendipity Auction site. You can view the catalog without logging in. As of this email our auction season is just getting started, so you may only see a few items, including some place-holders to prevent date conflicts with other UCE events. If you would like to see what all of the items were in last year’s Serendipity Auction, click on “Catalog Grid”, and then look in the left-hand column and click on “2015.” We suggest you save this message for easy access to the Auction link.

We count on being able to auction your unique donations, whether a personal treasure or something you created, a dinner, a week at your vacation home, or an experiential gift or event. We appreciate your involvement, whether as a donor, buyer, or auction volunteer. Your creativity, skills, zest for fun, and care for our community are the essential ingredients of this event. These contribute significantly to UCE’s financial health and community spirit.

If you would like to help sponsor a dinner or other event, please consider asking another church member if you might partner with them. It’s good way to become more connected with our church. To donate or to register in order to bid on auction items, click on “Donate” or “My Statement”. Enter your telephone number and then the last 4 digits of your telephone number as your PIN. If you have difficulty using the website, let us know at [email protected]. We’ll help you.

A favorite feature of the program is to “Offer Again” what you gave last year without having to retype it (you must click “Offer Again” before you make your changes). Check dates, phone numbers, and addresses, etc.

Dinner will be reasonably priced, and includes dessert, wine, and refreshments throughout the evening, with a sizable discount for those who make reservations before noon on Friday November 11. For the first time, you can make your dinner reservation right on the auction website! You can choose adult or child, veggie or meat options. You will pay for dinner when you check out at the end of the evening

It’s a great opportunity for an evening out with community, and complimentary childcare is included.

Childcare reservations: 847-864-1330 or email [email protected]. (Also for dinner reservations if you do not make them online.)

Tom Hempfling, Serendipity Auction Team Leader

Save the date! This year’s Serendipity Auction is Saturday, November 12, 2016.

One of our two major church fundraisers, we gather for an exciting evening bidding on donated gifts, treasures, and special events. This is a fun event for the whole family. Usually the weekend before Thanksgiving. Contact: Tom Hempfling

Click here to visit the serendipity auction website.