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The Auction Just Got Better!

auction 2016 logoIt’s true, THE social event of the year will be even better this year! We are adding a fun new twist with a reverse auction. What’s a reverse auction? It’s simple – do you have some service you need but just can’t find the right person? Perhaps you need your stereo repaired, 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, especially if it helped the church. 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” First Parish 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.

The Auction will be here in just over three weeks but there is still time to donate all kinds of goods and services. Submit your donation form on line at: or fill out a manual form (available in the church office).

The evening will begin at 6:00 with appetizers, wine, beer, and soft drinks while we peruse and bid on silent auction items – including the reverse auction. A buffet supper will be served and then we’ll move into the lively verbal auction!

There will be childcare with pizza and a program for the kids.

Auction tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

Any questions, please contact the Service Auction Committee: Sherene Aram, Sherri Cline, Gail Hardenbergh, Jan Hardenbergh, Anna Lee, and Sheila Murphy. Or email us at

See you at the Auction!