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Social Activities for 2017

Serendipity Auction

Saturday, April 22 at 5:30 PM

Yes, it's already that time of year again: Auction Time! The 23rd Annual Serendipity Auction will be on Saturday, April 22, 2016 and the theme this year is Feelin' Groovy. Auction donation forms are available for download (MS Word | PDF). Please complete the form and send to Stacie Beard or drop in the Auction box in the foyer; this will serve as your Auction Contract. The deadline for submitting Auction items for the Main auction this year is March 19, 2017. The deadline for submitting items for the Silent Auction is April 2, 2017

Donations for the Silent Auction require two copies of the donation contract. Place your donation item in a bag and staple one donation form to it. Place the bagged item in the Silent Auction bin located in the coat room. The second copy of the donation form goes in the basket in the lobby.

Silent Auction donations should be new or gently used and have an estimated value of at least $10. Clothing, shoes, car equipment, tools or large electrical items are not acceptable. Bring your donations to church as soon as possible; the last drop off date is April 2, 2017.

Please note: In order to ensure a successful silent auction, donated items will be evaluated for saleability by the Auction Committee and may be returned to the donor.

Artisan Circle

Facilitator: Darlene Rothwell

Meetings: TBA

Is your creative energy looking for a focus? Are you skilled in crafts and or the fine arts? The members of the Artisan Circle meet to combine their skills on periodic projects for the church. This year we will continue to create artwork for the sanctuary walls. If you are interested in being a part of the Artisan Circle please call Darlene.

Contact Darlene Rothwell (910-279-6844).

Chili Cook Off 2017

We hope you participated in our fabulous Chili Cook-Off on February 4. If you missed it plan to join us next February when we'll once again enjoy great food, great music (and dancing!) and time to visit with friends old and new.

A big thank you to the Social Activities Committee, other volunteers too numerous to mention and to Ed, Paul and the Rowdy Boys for their excellent music and MC skills!

House Band

Facilitator: Brenna Kupferman

Interested in being part of a band? Our house band periodically offers music for Sunday service and at some church social events. The ensemble varies upon availability, but can include keyboard, guitar, bass, and light percussion. All musicians and singers are welcome. Rehearsals are scheduled as needed by the ensemble.

Contact Brenna Kupferman (brenna.kupferman@gmail.com | 443-739-5530).

Potluck Luncheon

Second Sunday each month, after service, starting in October

On the second Sunday of each month, October thru June, the Fellowship hosts a Potluck Luncheon. Members, guests and visitors are encouraged to attend and bring with them a homemade dish to share that will serve five or six people. The contribution can be anything from a warm casserole to a chilled salad; breads and desserts are also welcome. It is a cherished time to socialize, try new foods and dwell together in intergenerational community.

Frequently Asked Questions about Potluck

When does potluck occur?
Second Sunday of the month, after service, from October through April. September and June have special events planned, and in May we give families a chance to celebrate Mother's Day.

What should I bring?
Those who have young children may want to bring kid-friendly food such as pizza, hot dogs, or chicken nuggets; vegetarian dishes could be labeled to help those who are looking for that kind of food; soups, stews and casseroles are always well received as well as fruit, green salad and bread and cheese. Desserts are always appreciated, pre-sliced or in individual portions. We ask that you bring enough for 6-8 people. We supply coffee, cold drinks and paper supplies.

I'm not a cook, what can I bring to participate?
Snack chips or veggies with dips, platter of sliced deli meats and cheeses with bread, fresh seasonal fruit or fruit salad, tossed green salads, bakery desserts.

Where do I put my dish before church?
In the refrigerator, ovens (will be on 300 degrees) or in the coffee room if neither of those other places are appropriate.

How do we know when pot luck is ready?
The door between the sanctuary and coffee room will magically open and it will be announced.

How is pot luck like the airport?
Parents with small children will go first.

How can I make pot luck happen easily and quickly?
Bring a dish to share. Help with setting up the tables and chairs. Make sure your dish is ready to serve (cut/ portioned, heated or warming, accompanied by the correct serving utensil) after service.

What needs to be done after pot luck is over?
Wipe off dining tables, put away coffee supplies, empty coffee urns, clear and wipe drink cart and return to RE kitchen, wipe off serving tables and return to the walls, wash out large church dishes and put smaller items in the dishwasher, take trash to dumpster. Check the job jar.

What is the very last thing to remember?
Take your serving dish and leftovers home. They will be waiting for you in the coffee room.

Contact Sara Morton or Noreen Anderson (hospitality@uufhc.net).