Auction

Auction

Join us at the UUCC Auction, January 23 – February 6, 2021!

Sometimes UUs just wanna have fun! Come one, come all, to UUCC’s big celebration of fun and fellowship, THE ANNUAL AUCTION! Attending, bidding on, and donating to our Auction is a great way to support UUCC, support our community, and build your social calendar.

What’s the plan this year? 

Due to the pandemic, this year’s auction will take place completely ONLINE from January 23 to February 6, 2021.  Donations are made using a new online form while bidding on items is done through a commercial software package called Bid Beacon. Participation in the auction is completely free, so don’t hesitate to register now through Bid Beacon. You’ll be able to browse through what’s on offer whenever is convenient to you, tag the items you especially want to follow, and become familiar with the bidding process before the actual bidding starts.

Here are the dates for auction events donated as of January 3:

Vegan Dinner for 4Feb 75:30 PM – 6:30 PM5:30 PM6:30 PM
Tapas Dinner Covid style!Feb 206:00 PM – 8:00 PM6:00 PM8:00 PM
1 Hour’s Consultation on Your Writing ProjectFeb 287:00 PM – 8:00 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM
Seminar on Self-PublishingMar 27:00 PM – 8:00 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM
Cincinnati Chili, IKEA EditionMar 6  
Hiking with Robin – Cascades with the kids in mindMar 69:00 AM – 10:30 AMMar 139:00 AM10:30 AM
Hiking with Robin – All AgesMar 71:00 PM – 3:00 PMMar 141:00 PM3:00 PM
COVID-Safe Road RallyApr 179:00 AM – 12:00 PMApr 249:00 AM12:00 PM
Portuguese DreamingApr 176:00 PM – 7:00 PM6:00 PM7:00 PM
Ten course Asian dinnersApr 17  
Oscars Virtual Viewing PartyApr 258:00 PM – 11:00 PM8:00 PM11:00 PM
7th Annual Cornhole TournamentMay 231:30 PM – 4:30 PMJun 61:30 PM4:30 PM
The Tiki Bar is (sort of) Open!!Jun 126:00 PM – 8:00 PM6:00 PM8:00 PM
Socially Distant Outdoor Pizza PartyJun 125:00 PM – 10:00 PMJun 265:00 PM10:00 PM
Taskmaster GameJun 261:00 PM – 5:00 PMJul 101:00 PM5:00 PM
Under the Tuscan Harvest MoonSep 186:00 PM – 7:30 PM6:00 PM7:30 PM
Barnyard Concert and BonfireOct 95:00 PM – 9:00 PMOct 165:00 PM9:00 PM
Russian DinnerOct 236:00 PM6:00 PM 
Walk Thru Columbia’s Past, Present, and FutureNov 71:30 PM – 3:30 PMNov 141:30 PM3:30 PM

What’s our fundraising goal?

We have a goal of raising at least $25,000, and with your help we would love to double it! If you have questions, please contact us by email anytime at Auction@UUColumbia.net.

Bidding & Registration

Bid Beacon works on phones (iOS and Android), tablets, PCs, and Macs. Try multiple devices to see what works best for you.

  • Click here to join UUCC’s auction using a computer.
    • Below the Bid Beacon banner, click the “Join Auction” button and enter the UUCC auction ID: V6HDM9.  A window will open for the UUCC 41st Auction, inviting you to view items.
  • To use Bid Beacon on a cell phone or tablet download the app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, as appropriate.  Install and open the app. Click “Register” and enter requested information.  
    • For email address, please use the address that we know you by in UUCC’s Realm database. Make sure to use the same address with your donations.  
    • The “Display Name” is how you will be identified in the Auction
    • Auction Code: V6HDM9
    • Click “Join” and you will be in the UUCC 41st Auction

Check out the items currently listed. Currently, there are only a few items shown but the list will grow as you and others add donations. To encourage everyone to become familiar with how Bid Beacon works, all bids, for now, are make-believe. Bid on some things and watch what information Bid Beacon gives you about your auction status. Explore what information Bid Beacon provides in the sidebars. Shortly before the auction officially starts on January 23, all bids up to that point will be erased.

Bid Beacon Help Resources

Auction Participants (Donor & Buyer) Pandemic Guidelines

During this pandemic, everyone is at some risk of contracting COVID-19 and, in many cases, one cannot know all the potential sources of a COVID-19 illness. UUCC encourages donors and buyers to engage in best practices for minimizing the spread. Learn how by clicking on the button below.

Donations

Donations are due by January 10, 2021.

Donation Form

We’re ready for you! Please consider donating items and/or experiences to the auction now. Click on the button below for the donation form and contribute to your congregation!

Donation Ideas

Curious about what to donate for a virtual auction!? We’ve got you covered. Click the button below to check out our pandemic-sensible ideas for donations to the auction.

Past Auction Catalogs