East Shore Auction 2024: Blossoming Community

Feb 29, 2024 | Auction, Beacon, News

Register to bid today!!

We’re excited to announce that registration is now open for East Shore’s Auction!  You can view the full catalog of items on offer now, and online bidding will open on Saturday March 9th.  With over 140 items to choose from, including everything from book bags to art works, themed dinners to Mariners and Seahawks tickets, and local hikes to vacation home stays, there’s something for every budget and preference. Anyone can participate in the bidding so encourage your friends and family to participate.

Live In-Person Event: Saturday March 16, 5-8pm

Part of East Shore’s mission is to build community.  On Saturday March 16th, 5-8pm, there’s a wonderful opportunity to participate in the auction and socialize with members and friends of East Shore.

The “Live Auction” will be held in East Shore’s Sanctuary, with special guest, radio host and improv leader, Guy Nelson, as our Master of Ceremonies, along with East Shore member Arik Korman.

We have a new chef this year. East Shore member Christian Dimaano will be cooking up some fantastic dishes for the event, along with a team of volunteer helpers.  Vegan and gluten-free options will be offered, so there’ll be something for everyone and it’s sure to be delicious.

This event will be a lot of fun! We encourage you to purchase tickets early to help us know how many people are coming. Tickets are only $10 each for adults to help us offset the costs of the food and wine, with free tickets available for children and those for whom $10 is a hardship.  We want everyone to participate, even if you don’t plan on bidding.  Free childcare is available so please let us know the ages of your children and your preferences for how long they stay with you, if you’d like to bring them.

Purchase tickets, after you’ve registered to bid

Please be sure to bring a phone or tablet to use for bidding, and download the Auctria app.

Online option: Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 818 6943 9434, Passcode: auction

If you’re not able to participate in person, be sure to join in the fun online via Zoom.  You’ll be able to bid on your phone, while watching the festivities on a separate device such as a tablet or computer.

Schedule of Events

Note that non-bolded times are approximate, as it’s hard to predict how long bidding will take.

In Person event Zoom event


5:00pm Check in and socialize

Beverages available

Check in and socialize (breakout rooms as needed)
5:30pm Food is served

Background piano music

Discussion & tech support to make sure everyone is set up to bid on phones

Then music streamed from Sanctuary

6:00pm Welcome by Rev Maria Cristina

Introduction to bidding

Sanctuary streaming

Use “Chat” for any questions

6:10pm Bidding on Live Items #1 – #3

Bidding closes for each item

6:20pm Bidding on “Silent Auction” items



Time Fixed

Bidding closes on items #100+
6:35pm Bidding on Live items #4 – #8


7:00pm Break for coffee etc

Musical interlude

7:10pm Thanks for youth program


7:15pm Fund-a-Need presentation

North Room Refurbishment

7:20pm Bidding on “Silent Auction” items #200+

Time Fixed

Bidding closes on items #200+
7:35pm Bidding on Live items #9 – #12


7:50pm Announce total raised

Explain check out options

Thank you to all volunteers

8:00pm Event Closes

Collect any physical items you won!

Collect any physical items you won from East Shore Gallery (Sanctuary Foyer) on Sunday before or after service, or contact [email protected]


To help make this event a success, we need lots of volunteers to help, both before and during the live event.  We have roles for set up, decorating, cooking, serving food and drinks, tech support, and clean up. If you can help on Saturday March 16th, please choose the tasks you can help with on this Signup Genius.

We hope you’re able to join our Blossoming Community, and participate in the Auction.  Please contact auction chair,  [email protected], if you have any questions.

East Shore Auction Core Team

Janet Covin, Rachel Herbert, Margot Horn, Kari Leon, Amanda Strombom, Mike Stunes