The Unitarian Society Presents: Holiday Kickoff Goods & Services Auction 2011


The Unitarian Society's Goods and Services Auction is back and more exciting than ever! If you've found this website then you are seeing one of the biggest new developments: we've brought it ONLINE!


The Goods and Services Auction is an important fundraising event for the church (and always a fun party), but it is also a great way to bring people together. Do you have a special talent or skill or a unique item to donate? Can you host a dinner? Does this sound like a fun project to be involved in? Then you've come to the right place! Scroll down to see all the ways you can help!


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

See when events are scheduled

View your events' guest lists & see your purchases

Donate items & events

Volunteer Opportunities

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

You can also visit the Auction table or contact us to sign up to bring food or help in one of these areas:
  • Clean up team - A very essential and much appreciated group!
  • Phone-A-Thon group - Help spread the word and get folks thinking about what to offer this year
  • Website data entry - Enter info from paper donation forms (Not everyone is so tech-savvy)
  • Business Donation gatherer - Teams of 2 visit local businesses and ask for items to donate - they get a mention in the catalog!
  • Donate Items / Dinners - Use this website to submit your item descriptions! What could be easier?
  • 50/50 Raffle Ticket Seller - This can be a lot of fun!
  • Donate Food for Auction night
  • Assist on Food/Drink/Dessert/Coffee service teams
  • Catalog prep - Help coordinate generation, printing, stapling of catalog and addendum
  • Decorations team - Creative Opportunity!
  • Bid Sheet prep - Pick paper colors, print bid sheets night before auction
  • Silent auction table setup in Fellowship Hall
  • Label and setup donated items as they arrive
  • Silent auction 'table monitor' to help guests find items
  • Post auction item distribution
  • Record live auction bids
  • "Run" live bids out to computer team for entry
  • Take Tickets on auction night
  • Carnation sales
  • Entertainment
  • Sell Admission Tickets before the auction
  • Staff the Auction table during weeks before Auction
  • Come up with ideas to help decorate
  • Computer team - help check guests in, enter sales, and settle up
  • Post Auction computer/cashier to handle post-sales
  • Network team - help setup and test computer equipment (or persuade folks to donate the use of laptops for the evening)

  • Other - Can you think of some other way you'd like to help make our event better?