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The Auction: Preview and Tickets

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The Auction Preview is available
for your viewing pleasure.  


Study up so you’ll be ready to bid next Saturday!


The Mardi Gras Auction

Saturday, November 4th 6-10pm 

An evening of food and fun as we celebrate and raise money for our church programs. We will have silent and live auctions featuring many exciting items — from delicious food deliveries, to dinner parties, fun nights out, stays in vacation homes and more!  

We kick the silent auction off at 6 pm with sumptuous appetizers and an open bar, followed by delicious and decadent desserts and the live auction.  Don’t miss the 50/50 bowl and raffle too!  Tickets are $35 per person. Buy your tickets at the auction table at Social Hour or online at Brown Paper Tickets (a small fee applies). Please contact Rev. Catie if the ticket cost is a barrier to your attendance.

Thank you for your support of First Parish!
Jen Robins and Katie Edwards 
Auction co-chairs

Rock & Roll Auction was a great success!

By , Published on November 18, 2015

A great time was had by all, munching on delicious appetizers made from scratch by FP members, bidding on silent auction items, drinking delicious wines and and beers selected by our own Rick Vincent, picking up some great raffle items, competing for great live auction items, and dancing to some old time rock and roll!  Erik Bailey took some great pictures that you can see here:   Thank you so much to all of our volunteers, and particularly to Leslie Nelken and Barbara Ridge on food, Rick Vincent on drinks, Youth Group members for serving food, Lynne and Carl Franceschi on decorations, Jim Long on sound, Bob DeNoble for his musical stylings, Karla Barbieri and Imie Kilburn on business donations, Tracy and Darren Zinner and Alan Robins on checkout, Carol Alper on donation management and storage, Wendy Blom as treasurer extraordinaire, and of course Bruce Barnett for his stellar job as our auctioneer.  There are many more people who pitched in in various ways, and we thank them all!  The auction raised in the vicinity of $25,000 this year [before expenses], so it looks like we will have made our goal of netting at least 20K.  Thank you to all the bidders for your generosity!

Auction 2015

By , Published on September 15, 2015
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Please join us for a “Rock and Roll” Auction in support of First Parish


Guitar and dove

Silent and live auctions!


Fabulous food and drink!


Music and dancing! 


Fun and fellowship!


When: Saturday, November 14th, 6:00 pm
Where: Parish Hall
Tickets: On sale online and at Social Hour, starting October 4th

Over the coming weeks, we will be gathering the items that will be up for bid at the auction. Although we solicit donations from local and regional businesses, most of the items are donated by our own parishioners, so we are counting on you to provide the goods and services that make the auction a success. Past auctions have included a wide variety of items, from monthly deliveries of delicious foods to professional services and vacation homes. As you consider what you can donate, please think about connections you may have through work or businesses you frequent. And, talk to others about donating as a group. You can join with your Small Group Ministry, RE class parents, or other group, to host a dinner, sponsor an event, or donate a themed basket.

Possibilities include:

PROVIDE AN EXPERIENCE: Tickets to a college or professional sporting event, theater, or other performance; a day of golf, hiking, sailing, fishing, or kayaking; local historical tours or museum trips

HOST AN EVENT: Specialty dinners and theme parties – murder mystery, clambake, barbeque, ice cream social, girls’ night out, poker night, brunch/afternoon tea

SHARE YOUR SKILLS: Offer your time and expertise with lessons — golf, tennis, skating, cooking, gardening, bridge, computer, languages, or music

OFFER YOUR SERVICES: Cooking/baking, errands, sewing, holiday gift wrapping, computer support, babysitting, legal/tax, pet care, massage/acupuncture, handyman/repair services

CONTRIBUTE AN ITEM: Jewelry, artwork, baked goods, autographed memorabilia, pottery, wine, themed gift baskets, new household goods. Note only new household items can be accepted, and ‘soft’ goods (i.e. bedding, pillows, and stuffed animals) cannot be auctioned.

To make a donation, please complete the Auction donation form and email it to, return it to the church office or come visit us at the auction table at social hour. Please note that the firm deadline for donations is OCTOBER 18, 2015.

Also, please consider volunteering to help with auction planning or on the night of the event. It’s fun and a great way to meet people! Contact us for more details or just come talk to us at church.

Remember, we need YOU to make the auction a success. Thank you for your support of First Parish!

Jen Robins                        Katie Edwards
781 400-5442                        781 449-0342
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