Embracing the Future: East Shore Auction 2022

Aug 30, 2022 | Auction, Beacon, News

East Shore holds an auction every year in November to build community and raise money for the church. This year we are Embracing the Future with both an online and a live event! We will still be managing the auction online, including the catalog and the bidding, so that everyone can participate, but we are also planning a free live event in the church for the evening of:

Save the Date: Saturday, November 5

Everyone is welcome, even if you don’t want to bid on anything. Be sure to keep that evening free! A parallel Zoom event will be held online for those who are unable or uncomfortable to be there in person.


We’d love to bring the East Shore community together by having every member or friend involved in some way, so now is the time to start thinking about what YOU can contribute. Traditionally many of us fill our social calendars with events we bid on at East Shore’s auction, and we’re hoping that you can offer an event or service to other members and friends of East Shore as part of this.

Themed dinners and other food-focused events are always popular as they help us to build community by sharing a meal together, but activities such as group bike rides and hikes, family friendly events such as picnics, visits to farms, zoos or other outdoor locations, and online events which enable everyone to participate, can all contribute to the church and the community.

In addition to events, services such as gardening, handyman assistance, and rides to the airport are always popular. Physical items such as artwork, food, crafts, gift baskets and gift cards or certificates are particularly welcome. Here’s a list of Auction Contribution Ideas to help you come up with what you can do.

18-Month Auction

Due to the financial year change, there will not be another East Shore Auction until the Spring of 2024. So please consider offering two of each item, one for 2023 and one for 2024, to help spread out the auction benefits over a longer period.

The Auction Team will be contacting you to see what ideas you have, so start contacting your friends if you’d like to team up with someone, and start planning. You can complete this Contribution Form when you’re ready.

For repeat items from previous years, there’s no need to complete the form, just email our catalog coordinator, Rachel Herbert, with your contribution and any changes from last year.

If you have questions, or need help coming up with an idea, please contact any member of the auction team: Jim Shuman, Amanda Strombom, Nancy Bissell

Let’s make this auction the biggest and best ever!

by Amanda Strombom, Chair