Come to the Party – April 7!

Celebrate the warmth of our community at UUCE’s Summer of Love Services Auction!   Saturday, April 7 @ 5:00 pm. Pre-register Here!

Thank you so much to all who donated so generously to the Summer of Love Services Auction!  The auction catalog is scheduled to be on the church website as of March 22 – please check it out to see all of the wonderful experiences you’ll be able to bid on. You’ll also find the evening’s schedule of events there.

On Saturday evening, April 7, don your tie-dye and bell-bottoms, and bring along your sunny and generous spirit. The Summer of Love Auction begins at 5pm with a silent auction and preview of the desserts for the Dessert Dash. Some of the amazing offerings include white water rafting trip, a luau, a variety of ethnic meals, a bread-making class with wine and cheese … and much, much more!

ADULTS can play the Love Beads Game; buy raffle tickets (winner receives an auction item of their choice!); run the Dessert Dash; enjoy the witty repartee between our auctioneers, The Love Doctor (Duana Welch) and Dr. Love (Erik Troberg); or win a prize for “Best Dressed for the Summer of Love” (a massage from the tie-dye masseuse).

KIDS enjoy a Mad Hatters Tea Party. They will make wacky hats and have tea, play with their friends, and watch “Alice in Wonderland.” (Separate care available for infants) Please be sure to sign up for child care BY APRIL 1. No foolin’!

Dinner is at 6 – and kids in care eat free! You can pre-register as a bidder by filling out the Registration Form now. Registering now will significantly speed check-in on auction day. And be sure and sign up in advance for dinner. You’ll need to register if you plan to participate in any part of the event. You can pick up your Bidder Number and Meal Ticket, if applicable, when you check in at the Auction.

We’re serving “hippie food” – rice, savory beans, grilled chicken, toppings of all kinds, plus a green salad.  Cost is $15/person, free for kids in child care. There will be a no-host wine and beer bar. ID’s required for people who look under 30.

Can’t be in town that weekend? Ask a friend to act as your proxy. All you need to do is register as a bidder, communicate well with your proxy about your goals (use item titles as item numbers could change) and send them with a form of payment.

If you’re up for more involvement, volunteers are still welcome. E-mail us at!

We look forward to celebrating the Warmth of Community with you at the Summer of Love Services Auction.

Questions? Comments? Contact Judy Shaw, Nadja Sanders, or Phyllis O’Neill at