The Aloha Ohana Auction is Only 3 Weeks Away!
Bidding for the online Auction began last Sunday (click here)! You will be sure to find something for everyone, and each bid you place helps UUSF's grow stronger. New donations continue to come in, so check here often! The online auction will continue until 2pm Sunday, October 15 during the Live Auction and Party.
Get your Auction tickets now. Our Luau team wants to know you are attending so they can plan yummy things to eat. An authentic Hawaiian luau takes days to prepare so the sooner we know you are coming the better. Note: at this family-friendly event, children 13 and under are free. Get your tickets online here, or in the gallery before and after services this Sunday.
Again, the Live Auction, Luau and Party will begin right after services on October 15. We look forward to seeing you there!
TO OUR AMAZING HOMECOMING 2022 AUCTION DONORS!
Our special thank you goes to Suzie Thorn for her especially generous donation to our "Fund A Need" Campaign for a new ministerial intern in 2023.
An auction is nothing without its donors. A total of 71 UUSF members and friends donated their trips, treasures and events to our live and silent auctions this year. Because of their generosity, $48,000 was raised for the work of this church, with $22,100 Fund-a-Need dollars earmarked for next year's ministerial intern. So when you see these people please thank them!
Amy Kelly and Maric Munn
Ann Megan Rovere
Barbara Conahan and Scott Miller
Betsy and Jack Darr
Diana Saylor and Tom Brookshire
Gayle Reynolds and Keith Hollon
Howard and Jan Oringer
John and Gwen Buehrens
Jonathan Silk and Latifa Popal
Laura and Richard Davis
Rev. Laura Shennum and Don Shennum
Laurence Pulgram and Kelli Murray
Linda Harris and Marty Vanderlaan
Lori Lai & Shulee Ong
Rev. Margot Campbell Gross
Mary Jane Mikuriya
Matt Anderson and Luanne Schulte
Bruno Herren and Peter Sechar
Oriana Jooss Moren
Harry and Mirjam Moren
Rev. Millie Phillips
Stephanie and Steven Gowin
Thad and Lucy Smith
Tilly Roche Clark
UUSF Board of Trustees
Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern
On behalf of the Auction Committee, thank you – you're so greatly appreciated.
Cheryl Deaner and Gino Fortunato
A HOMECOMING TO REMEMBER!
UUSF's 2022 Auction and Party
Sunday October 16th's Homecoming Auction and Party was a resounding success that made our church healthier and wealthier. In next week's Flame we will thank our item donors, but this week our focus is on the staff and volunteers who made it such a great day. First, we thank Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern and Rev. Laura Shennum and for their leadership. Also, we could not have done it without the support of Susana Bernahola, Joe Chapot, Laura Ludwig, Jonathan Silk, Dan Barnard, Roberto Dela’o, Remigio Flood, Kelvin Jones and Judy Strachan. We thank Suzie Thorn for her generous anchor gift to kick off the funding of next year's intern. And we thank our Board of Trustees and Stewardship Committee for their long-standing support.
Kudos also go to our fabulous auctioneer Gary Lorentzen and his bid spotter Chelsea Hung. Delicious tailgate food and beverages were provided by Sue Anthony and Thomas Brown, who was assisted by Kelvin Jones. Richard Davis created a joyful, colorful priceless homecoming décor. Judy Nichols, John Meliska, Lori Guidos and Maric Munn worked diligently throughout the event to register a bumper crowd of attendees while Kathi Malone and Mary Castiglia made everyone feel welcome.
Joan Rost hosted the lively online auction until 2pm! Thad Smith offered fine wine prizes from his collection at the Poker Raffle table, with the assistance of Linda Enger and Louise Diskerud. Debbie Wu's specialty cocktail was a hit - as were our cheerful bartenders Barbara and Lany Delaney, Mary Jane Mikuriya and David King. Theda Burke captained an elegant Arts and Crafts table along with Judith Stoddard and Marina Delfino. Galen Workman was our expert photographer. Davia Ferree was our roaming face painter. Jordon Ong, John Meliska, Sara Ferree, Veronica Masterson and Dennis Adams as Poindexter hosted fun for the youngest attendees.
Our hard-working set up and take down crew included Nancy Noah-Bear, Katie Anthony, Maddie Fernandez, Ann Rovere, Carol Davison (among others – let us know who you were). Our tireless Sunday tablers included Julia Wald, Meghan Lehmer, Jenefer Hutchins and Bick Simpson. Also, a special thanks to Sarah Ellerman for rekindling our live auction format earlier this year.
Desserts were fabulous! David Lehmer, Lucy Smith, Barbara Conahan, Amy Kelly, Dianne Pekarek, Lori Lai, Asani Seawell, Judy Payne, Liz Strand, Robin Larson, Linda Enger, Nancy Noah-Bear, Katie Anthony, Debbie Wu and Suzy Bernahola were among whose gifts offered us the sweet taste of success. Yet more offerings showed up like magic on the dessert table, so if we haven't mentioned yours, please, please let us know!
And finally, to all of you who attended – it was you who Homecoming such a memorable event, and we extend our greatest gratitude and best wishes.
Cheryl Deaner and Gino Fortunato,