2023 Church Auction November 11, 2023 5:30pm "The Future's So Bright, We've Gotta Wear Shades"

01 November 2023

2023 AUCTION: November 11, 2023 5:30pm

This is the Place – The Garden Place at Heritage Park

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Thank you for such a fabulous response to the auction! Unfortunately, the live auction is sold out. You are welcome to continue to bid online and attend the live auction on Zoom with a Zoom ticket purchased online. Thanks for your support!

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Click here for the online auction




Dear Members and Friends, 

The annual auction fundraiser for First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City is scheduled for Saturday, November 11, 2023, 5:30 PM at This is the Place Heritage Park – Garden Place. The theme this year is “The Future’s So Bright, We’ve Gotta Wear Shades”! 

We are proud to announce that Nan Seymour will be this year’s Fairly Free Thinker Awardee.  Nan is a writer and activist working to save the Great Salt Lake. She led 45-day vigils on Antelope Island for the imperiled Lake throughout each of the Utah Legislature’s 2022 and 2023 sessions.  

A silent auction will begin online on November 4 and run through November 11. The in-person event from 5:30 to 9:30 PM on Saturday the 11th will include cocktails, dinner, Fairly Free Thinker Award, opportunity drawing, silent auction, and live auction. Location is This is the Place Heritage Park – Garden Place, 2601 East Sunnyside Ave. Childcare will be offered at the Church from 5:00 to 10:00 PM - so parents, you can have a night out (contact the office for a childcare registration form)!  

See instructions below on. All members who have never attended a First Church auction in past years can attend on November 11 for half-price!  You just need to pick up a half-price coupon at the Auction table in Eliot Hall after Sunday service. As you make your ticket donations and sponsorships remember that you will have the option to pay the credit card processing fees so that the church doesn’t have to. 

Register/Sponsorships & Tickets/Bid on Auction Items.
First, you need to Register.
Step 1: Go to the website: https://auctria.events/SLCUUChurchAuction
Step 2: Click on the Register button or click Register on the menu bar.
Step 3: Enter your name, address, phone number. (Your information may be in the fields already. If so, just continue on to add your credit card, or confirm that the credit card remains the same.)
Step 4: Click the blue button to Continue to Register Card.
Step 5: Enter Credit Card.
Step 6: Click the blue button to Continue to Review Registration.
Step 7: Enter any comments you have, Agree to Terms of Use and Complete Registration
Step 8: Go to your email.
Step 9: Copy the Access Code you were sent (it will be a combination of letters and numbers).
Step 10: When you are ready to make your ticket donation, sponsorships, or browse the catalog, return to Auctria and sign in with your Access Code.
    • You should only have to enter this once on a device, but keep it handy in case you log out of your account and need back in.
    • When you use a different device, enter this Access Code on the new device to use your Registered Account. SO SAVE THE EMAIL WITH YOUR ACCESS CODE!

Now you’re ready to make your ticket donation and sponsorships.  

Make a donation as an Auction Sponsor to help underwrite expenses. Your sponsorship dollars will help ensure proceeds go directly to the important work of running First Unitarian Church. Last year the auction raised more than $80,000 for the Church, which included sponsor donations of around $15,000. Our goal is to equal or exceed those figures this year. 
How to become a Sponsor for the Auction:
Step 1: Go to the website: https://auctria.events/SLCUUChurchAuction, then scroll halfway down the page and click the button Tickets and Sponsorships.
    • $100 - Bronze level
    • $250 - Silver level 
  • Bronze and Silver level sponsors can also make a donation for tickets at the same time.
    • $500 - Gold level, includes 2 tickets
    • $1,000 - Platinum level, includes 4 tickets
  • Platinum and Gold level sponsors will claim your tickets at the same time as you make your sponsorship donation. 
Tickets to attend the Auction:
  • $100 - In-person Event November 11 (suggested donation for each ticket is $100. Tickets required so we can have an accurate food count)
  • $50 - Zoom Auction Ticket November 11

Have an item to donate to the auction?  We are still taking items and experiences..so reach out to the auction committee before November 1st (they will be at Coffee Hour for the next few Sundays).  Silent Auction items go live November 4th.

We strongly recommend that you download the Auctria app on your phone before the auction (Auctria Mobile Bidding), then enter your Access Code. This is a great way to make sure you are registered, have your credit card uploaded, and are ready to bid on the silent auction, which goes live on November 4th, and bid on items while you are at the auction event on November 11th.
Please join us at the Auction!
Your 2023 Auction Committee Co-chairs, Becky Heal, Michele Page and Nancy Moos. For questions, contact us at