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2017 Service Auction: Saturday, April 8 at 6:00pm

There are so many REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL at First Parish…….including the upcoming Spring Auction!

The donations are coming in and we’ve got some great items and services for you to bid on!

We hope you’ve marked your calendar for April 8th for a fun night with First Parish folks. Join us at 6:00 for yummy appetizers, wine, beer, and soda, served while we bid on the silent auction items. At 7:00 PM, a delicious buffet supper will be served, with grilled chicken, fried chicken, mac and cheese, vegetarian baked beans, pasta primavera, and garden salad. Then it’s on to the live auction, where you can bid on parties, vacation houses, an aerial video of your home taken by a drone, and even a sermon! Delicious homemade desserts will round out the evening.

Some of the best items are those donated by First Parish members and friends! Wondering what to donate this year? The possibilities are endless: pool parties, cookouts, and dinners are always a hit and they keep the fun going throughout the year. Maybe you’d like to host a Super Bowl party next February. Do you knit, sew, or garden? Maybe you’re a computer whiz? Or have some other skill or hobby that you’d like to share. And don’t forget to ask some of your favorite merchants to donate a gift certificate.  Submit your donation form on line at Auction Donation Form or fill out a manual form (available in the church office and at coffee hour).

Then there is the reverse auction! Do you have some service you need but just can’t find the right person? Perhaps you need your garden weeded, some wood split, or maybe you have a pile of mending you never get to. Or maybe you just can’t get the hang of your new computer, smart phone, or some clever new software. Chances are there is someone at First Parish who would be happy to provide the service. The reverse auction will connect you! If you have something you would like to purchase, simply send a description of the service to . Tell us what you would be willing to pay for the service. We’ll include your desired item as part of the silent auction. Anyone willing to provide the service will sign the bid sheet, you’ll pay the church, and you and your new helper will arrange for the work to be done.

Bring the kids – there will be childcare with pizza and a program. Just email us with the names and ages of the children who will be attending.

Auction tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.

Questions? Email us at

See you at the Auction!