• A major fundraiser to raise revenue for the church.
  • An opportunity for an evening of fun and fellowship.
  • The auction is named in remembrance of a church member who was instrumental in the success of past service auctions.

How does it work?

  • The auction has two formats
    • Silent
    • Live
  • All the Items that are auctioned off are donated by members of the church.
  • Silent Auction Item Ideas
    • household items
    • pieces of art
    • fixed price dinners and activities
    • activities for social gatherings (hikes, game or movie nights, etc.)
    • baked goods
    • themed baskets
  • There will be a raffle – Raffle tickets will give you a chance to win such things as:
    • gift cards to various restaurants
    • a caricature drawn by a church member


Live Auction Item Ideas
Usually Larger Ticket Items ~ Examples from last year include:

      • Greek Dinner for 8
      • 1 week at a Northern California Cottage
      • Framed Art
      • Rolling Happy Hour
      • A private performance from a local band
      • Tickets to a play followed by dessert at someone’s home
  • The silent, fixed price, and raffle items are online
  • The live auction is at church in the Sanctuary.
  • In addition, we also raise money that evening for an outside charity.  We spread our generosity not only for our own needs but to support a worthy cause outside our walls.
  • Before the live auction this year, we’re having a chili and cornbread cook off.
    • To share your cooking or baking skills and be part of the contest, sign up on the clipboard in the lobby or call the church.
    • We will have judges who will pick the winners and there will be prizes.
    • All are invited to come for chili and cornbread, even if you don’t enter the contest.
  • Childcare is provided and there will be some activities for everyone to enjoy!

How do I donate and bid on things?

  • To submit any auction item, click the link in the eNews, scan the QR code on the poster in the lobby, or go to the church website under “2022 Mike Poldulke Service Auction.”
  • To be able to bid on something you must have a bidder number. If you have participated in the past few years, you will have a bidder number and it will be emailed to you shortly before the silent auction opens.  If you need a bidder number, contact Nate Harff or the church office and you will be given a bidder number.

    • You will use that to bid on all auction items.
    • For the online option, you will simply be using your number.
    • The night of the live auction you will receive a bidder paddle with your number on it that you will raise during the live auction.
  • Following the auction, you will receive an online bill listing all items won and the amount due.
  • Payments can be made online, or in person Sunday mornings via check, or mail your check to the church office.

Questions?

Call/email: Gail Bishop 507-990-1544 or Connie Schuelka: 507-282-5209