Services Auction: Make Your Donations This Week

Online Silent Auction  –  Wednesday, May 29 – June 5 at 5:00 pm

Live Auction with Silent Auction Tables – Saturday, June 8

  • Doors open at 5:30 – Registration, pick up your dinner salad, strawberry desserts, and drinks
  • Socialize and bid on silent auction items 5:30 – 7:00
  • Live auction begins – with HOOPLA! 7:00 p.m.

We want EVERYONE to have a chance to enjoy the camaraderie and excitement of our annual Goods & Services Auction, whether or not you are able to attend on June 8. So, the 2024 Auction Planning Team has split the Auction into three parts:

  1. The Online Silent Auction – Wednesday, May 29, 8:00 am through
    Wednesday, June 5, 5:00 pm. Can’t come to UUFC on June 8? You’ll still be
    able to bid online for some fine items and services, and help fund our
    Fellowship at the same time.
  2. The Silent Auction Tables – Saturday, June 8, 5:30-7:00. A limited number
    of items will be available to bid on and take home that night, especially
    items such as cakes, pies, plants, bouquets, gift baskets, and arts and crafts.
  3. The Live Auction – Saturday, June 8, 7:00-8:30 pm. Our Auctioneer John
    Bailey will entice you to bid high on 30 spectacular service items. Raise your
    paddles and let the fun begin!

Request Childcare: In an effort to make the Services Auction a family friendly event, we want to offer childcare during the Live Auction. However, we need to know how many children to plan for and get some additional information about those youngsters from you. Please complete the short Google form before May 19 to allow time to recruit the appropriate, back-ground checked people to watch over your small humans. 

Volunteer to Help

The annual UUFC Services Auction is a wonderful way to build community while giving back to UUFC. Many people are needed to make this event a success! We have a variety of jobs, something for everyone!

Donate Services or Goods

Will you donate a popular service item that we can enjoy haggling over in the Live Auction? Or perhaps you will bake a cake or pie, bring a plant, bouquet, gift basket, an art/craft item that some lucky person will win at the Silent Auction table. Or maybe you have a new or like-new item that someone else would love. Some donations will be split between the Online Auction (May 29 – June 5) and the Silent Auction tables (June 8) so that everyone has a chance to participate.

Suggested Auction events and services

Here are some possible services or events. Mix and match and consider your special interests and you will come up with something unique. Please donate. It’s fun, we build community, get to know others, and our work benefits the UUFC.

ESCAPES: Time at your vacation beach house or cottage
WORK FOR HIRE: Yard work. Handy-person tasks. Architectural or landscape
design. Garden planning. Help in organizing kitchen, closets, garage. Car washing, car detailing, carpentry, gift baskets
OUTINGS: Winery/brewery visits. Boat/kayak/canoe trips. Bird watching. A day at the coast.
PARTIES WITH THEMES: Mystery dinner. Academy awards party. Las Vegas night.
GET-TOGETHERS: Tea or wine tasting. Poetry and snacks. Hikes with picnic. Sing-alongs. Karaoke night. Walking tour. Mexican train dominos.
SHARED MEALS: Ethnic dinners. Vegan, Paleo, Keto dinners. Fondue party. Meal and movie night. Salad sampler luncheon.
DELIVERED MEALS: Dinner for 2-4 delivered. Quart of soup for X months. Dessert per month for X months. Home-baked bread.
LESSONS: “Play with clay” day. Cake decorating. Greeting card making. Computer lessons. Music lessons. Dance lessons/party (tango, salsa, line dancing, belly dancing).
PERSONAL SERVICES: Shopping or “taxi” service. Massage. Astrology. Ancestry help. Made-to-order socks, scarf, mittens, hat, jewelry. Personalized song, poem, or limerick.
FAMILY FRIENDLY IDEAS: Children’s sewing project. Cooking class. Pizza or pasta making party. Tie dye party. Scavenger hunt. Child’s birthday party. Kid’s dress up party. Outdoor movie night. Math tutoring.

Holiday Fair 12/2

Saturday December 2, 2023

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

2945 NW Circle Blvd, Corvallis, Oregon 97330

Arts and crafts, home decor, jewelry, greenery, baked goods, and so much more! With over 20 local artisans, you’ll find beautiful hand made items for everyone on your list.

An interactive children’s craft table will be available for little ones to enjoy and take home a project!

Lunch is available for purchase from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Do you have a couple of hours to help make the Holiday Fair a success? See below for sign up links for greenery makers, furniture movers, greeters and cashiers.


All vendor spots are full! Check back next year.

Featuring over 20 local artisans, including fiber artists, ceramicists, painters and more!

Volunteers on Dec 1st and 2nd

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you are a member of UUFC, we need you! Volunteer to help with set up, clean up, cashiering, or many other roles. We have a job for everyone. Contact Bonnie Morihara with questions.

Kitchen Work Parties!

Thursday, Nov. 30th, & Friday Dec. 1, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Love to cook? We’re going to have a fun time in the UU kitchen on Thursday and Friday leading up to the Holiday Fair! Volunteers are needed to help with preparing food and baking items for the “Cafe”. The food will be sold during the Holiday Fair on Dec 2. Please contact Reverend Jill with questions. Sign up below.

At-home Bakers

Do you have some wonderful breads, cookies, brownies, candies, etc. you’d like to donate for the Baked Goods table? Sign up here with your name, contact info, and what you will make. Contact Elaine Kahn about our requirements for selling to the public (list of ingredients, nothing that requires refrigeration, more). Your donations need to be delivered to the Social Hall by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1.

Greenery Work Parties

Weds, Nov. 29th, Thurs, Nov. 30th

11/29, 9:00-10:30 am, Bow Making, no experience necessary. Indoors. 3-5 people needed.

11/29, 10:00 – 12:00, 12:00 – 3:00 Greenery making swag and centerpieces in Laura’s unheated garage. 3-6 people needed

11/30, 12:00 – 3:00 Greenery making swag centerpieces in Laura’s unheated garage. 3-6 people needed.

Making greenery will be held at the home of Laura Uhler. The projects will be created in Laura’s unheated garage, so wear a coat! Please sign up below to be notified of the address.