First Christian Church
Silent: Fri., Nov 27 – Dec. 6
Live via Zoom: Fri., Dec. 6
to benefit local Outreach
Inside, you’ll find short descriptions of our auction items. We have some terrific items to offer, and all of the proceeds will benefit our local Outreach program.
The organizations that will benefit include:
The Marshall Senior Center
Habitat for Humanity
The Community Food Pantry
Parents as Teachers
Mary Montgomery Hospice
Saline County Learning Center
Cub Scout Pack 45
Marshall Ministerial Alliance
FCC Benevolent Fund
The HOOT Resource Center
FCC Youth Ministry
Bidding on each item will start in the silent auction & then be up for bid in the live Zoom auction on
December 6 at 5:30 pm.
Silent Auction: You may view & bid in the FCC Parlor on Sunday, Nov 29 & Dec 6 from 8:30 – 10:30 am. Please call the church office at 886-3338 to gain entry to bid on items displayed in the FCC parlor on weekdays between 9:30 am and 2:00 pm. Please wear a mask & practice social distancing while inside the church.
Proxy Bid: You may leave a bid form with your maximum bid on each item. We will bid on your behalf in the silent and live auctions in the minimum increments until you either win the bid or the bid exceeds your max bid. Proxy bid forms are available from the deacons at Sunday services or at the registration table in the parlor.
Live Zoom Auction: Join us via Zoom for live bidding with our emcee Willie Harlow at 5:30 pm on Sunday, Dec. 6. (If you haven’t registered, join at 5:00 to get your bid number.)
How to Join a Zoom Meeting:
Go to Zoom.us ahead of time to download the app.
The meeting ID is 875 3688 8595, and the passcode is 001738
Pick Up Items: Dec. 6 or arrange a pick up time by calling 886-3338 during the week.
List of BID ITEMS:
1. HOME is where the heart is. You can show off your love of home with this 36” sign that lets you change the 0 for a snowman, flag, baseball, pumpkin, or truck of flowers for different seasons. It would look so cute on your porch or
anywhere inside the home you love.
2. This large sooo soft 50” x 70” throw is Shagalicious in the prettiest shade of wine red. It’s just right for curling up to watch favorite holiday movies or to binge-watch another series.
3. This 14” cut glass vase is 150 years old! It was donated by Karolyn Caldwell and would look lovely with cut flowers from your garden.
4. This is the perfect backpack! Just a few of the terrific features: wide zippered top for easy viewing of contents & to easily slide in a laptop; portable USB charging port; comfortable padded straps & a luggage strap; waterproof nylon fabric; many external pockets designed for water bottles, phones, etc.; internal slots for cards & pens. This could be perfect for someone on your list.
5. The 3-piece Holy Family set is wood-look resin and has a sleek modern style that delights in its simplicity. Imagine it as a centerpiece ringed by a wreath or gracing a mantle.
6. How cute is this happy snowman pillow?! He’s 22” square and ready to bring a daily smile to the lucky winner of this bid. He would make a great gift for someone who needs a little lift.
7. Remember how the salt and muddy snow made your car look so bad last winter? The Carneys have the solution with ten $7 Plaza Wash certificates.
8. A little black and white buffalo plaid adds just the right touch to this canvas of skis and wreath. No need to pack it away after Christmas: It’s the perfect décor for the entire winter season.
9. Colorful socks are very popular now, so any guy on your list will love these 5 pair of fun socks. Styles include football play diagrams, pool balls, dogs, and two fun geometric patterns.
10. No Nativity collection would be complete without this 16” resin Holy Family that looks like it’s been carved out of a slice of a log. So unusual, so special!
11. Whether you’re a Marshall Owl fan or just like owls, you’ll enjoy this white lighted desktop tree. It’s decked out in an abundance of owl ornaments and red and black touches that make it just right for year-round enjoyment.
12. This large sooo soft 50” x 70” throw is Shagalicious in a soothing shade of green. It’s just right for curling up to watch favorite holiday movies or to binge-watch another series.
13. Wow! Imagine taking family and friends for a week’s stay in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado! The Harvey Family is offering their 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhouse in Georgetown, Colorado. Use it between August 15 and November 15, 2021 (subject to prior reservations) It’s centrally-located between Loveland Ski Area, Winterpark, Copper Mountain, and Keystone, but there is also fly-fishing at the lake, a Jeep trail, beautiful scenic drives, & hiking for a fun late summer or fall get-away. The condo can sleep up to 10, so book your memory-making trip by winning this bid!
14. Classic and Classy! That’s the best way to describe this 10-piece high gloss glazed pottery Nativity set donated by the Schupps. The colors are gorgeous and detailed. The tallest king is 12” tall. Such a nice set!
15. Dan & Cindy Brandt donated a Blackstone 22” double-burner table-top griddle AND a $25 S & P Meats gift certificate. Whether it’s at the tailgate, campsite, or park, this portable griddle with built-in igniter is perfect for good eatin’ on-the-go.
16. These two faux fur pillows are soft and luxurious and just right for cozy winter nights. They would be a great gift for almost anyone on your list!
17. This Holy Nativity scene appears to be in a cathedral’s arches. It’s 11” tall and would look so pretty displayed with some greenery.
18. Delight your family and neighbors with this indoor/outdoor lighted tinsel snowman. The happy guy stands 48” tall.
19. Fresh and crisp in black and white, this 18” wooden “Merry Christmas” sign would be just the right touch in so many places where the eye needs a little break from all the red and green.
20. Remember how the salt and muddy snow made your car look so bad last winter? The Carneys have the solution with ten $7 Plaza Wash certificates.
21. Do you know a snowman collector? A bike enthusiast? Anyone who loves cute & unique hand-made decorations? Who doesn’t? This 4’ tall snow-man is made out of bike wheels, old tools, & vintage bike parts. His hand crank smile will warm your heart!
22. What a perfect message for our world today: “Let there be peace on Earth.” This seasonal prayer is framed in tin with a 3D wreath.
23. Jane Hartley is a master knitter, and she designed this shawl/scarf in a perfect shade of gray with several different knit patterns. This fringed beauty wraps around the shoulders, and the large pockets are designed to keep hands warm or to keep a tissue, phone, eyeglasses, or mask handy. Snuggle up!
24. Think of all the wonderful ways you can display collections, Christmas cards, or framed photos in this wooden ‘tree’ made out of stackable shadow boxes. The best part is the 5’ stack of boxes nest inside each other to make storage a piece of cake!
25. This soft sculpture Nativity set is perfect for young children. It has 12 pieces and would be a wonderful way to introduce the Christmas story to your favorite toddlers. It is also a unique addition to a Nativity collector’s collection.
26. Imagine this charming angel hovering over a Nativity set, gracing your front door, or honoring the memory of a loved one. Angel collectors will appreciate this graceful 30” wood & tin angel wall hanging donated by Carol & Ron Schupp.
27. We’re housebound for a while, so imagine curling up this winter with a good book. Doris Ash has thrillers for you in this collection of 6 hardbacks by James Patterson.
28. Is there a nativity collector on your list? This 8-piece miniature set includes a stable and would be perfect for little hands to set up and learn the Christmas story.
29. This LOVELY lamp was donated by Karolyn Caldwell. The elegant base is silvered glass while the shade is covered in a lightly shimmered fabric with a shiny silver lining. Its unique pull chains turn this stately lamp on and off.
30. The winner of this bid will go home with apx. 34 pounds of frozen beef: 16 pounds of ground beef& an assortment of roasts & steaks donated by John McGraw. Imagine all the meals your family will enjoy with prime, grain-fed beef on the table.
31. How cute! Imagine a delighted young girl’s face when she receives these sequined cat head pillows – one in white & one in black. Let the happy giggles begin!
If you don’t win an item in the silent auction but would like to help the organizations our Outreach program benefits, we welcome your donation to these causes.
The following information is for a PROXY BID FORM. Proxy bid forms are available from the deacons at Sunday services or at the registration table in the parlor. Or, we will be glad to email you one. Send your request to .
A PROXY BID:
We will bid on your behalf during the Silent & the Live Zoom Auction.
We will bid in the minimum increments allowed for that item.
We will quit bidding when no one else is bidding against you or when the bid is higher
than the amount you authorize on this form.