October 22nd Church Auction

10 September 2022

2022 AUCTION: October 22, 2022 6pm

This is the Place – The Garden Place at Heritage Park



You won’t want to miss this year’s annual auction fundraiser of First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City! The date is Saturday, October 22 at 6 pm, at a new venue for 2022, This is the Place – The Garden Place at Heritage Park.

Your Auction Committee is excited to announce this year’s recipient of the Fairly Free Thinker Award – Karrie Galloway and Planned Parenthood Association of Utah!  After four decades of fighting for women’s bodily autonomy, Karrie is retiring as executive director and CEO of PPAU at the end of this year. Planned Parenthood of Utah filed a lawsuit in July challenging Utah’s abortion “trigger law” that is making its way through the courts. We are very pleased to recognize and honor Karrie and PPAU as our Fairly Free Thinker awardees!

We are asking if you will consider helping sponsor the Auction this year. Sponsorships are used to underwrite expenses for the auction to ensure all proceeds go directly to the mission of First Church.

Why support the auction? Read Michele Page’s reasons:

My wife, Sue, and I began attending First UU Church of SLC around 2004. I was first to attend, having heard Rev. Tom Goldsmith speak before. Sue was quite reluctant, given the fact that we were each raised in the LDS faith and attended BYU (I know, right!). But seriously, we were both traumatized by experiences within the LDS church, especially me. I had to endure two bishops’ courts at BYU – the trauma has had a lifelong impact on me.  Neither of us wanted anything to do with organized religion ever again. Reluctantly, Sue agreed to attend a service after much insistence by me. Sue equally loved Tom’s sermons and soon we were holding a child dedication for our daughter in early 2005. We have been members since that time. 

We raised our son and daughter in the religious education program and are grateful for the valuable information they gained over the years. They both went to Boston with their peers and loved the trip and learning about UU history. First UU Church has been a tremendous asset in our lives. We have developed life-long friendships and found a like-minded community of incredible individuals. 

Over the years we have held many positions, including co-chairs of Social Justice and Pledge Committees. Sue served on the Board for 6 years, 2 as President. We taught 1st grade RE (that’s another story) and served as leaders and members of Small Group Ministry for years. I have also served as auction chair for several years, and co-chair this year. We are grateful for this church and our UU friends.

Please consider becoming a sponsor for this year’s auction. 

  – Michele Page

Options for auction participation!

The in-person event at This Is the Place Garden Place will include cocktails and dinner, silent auction, raffle, live auction, and the awarding of the annual Fairly Free Thinker Award. Tickets are $100 per person

The virtual event will offer remote access on Zoom, for the real-time live auction, silent auction, and the awarding of the Fairly Free Thinker Award. Tickets are $50 per person

The online silent auction will open online one week prior to the live event, on Saturday October 15th.  Even if you are not able to participate in person or virtually, you may still bid on the wonderful dinners, event tickets, art work, raffle baskets, and other surprising experiences!

How to become a sponsor for the auction:

Go online to the 2022 church auction page CLICK HERE and scroll down to “Donate Now.” You may register for the auction now, or at a later time.


If you plan to attend the auction (in-person or virtual), CLICK HERE to buy your tickets AND become a sponsor.  This path will register you for the auction. 

All donors will receive recognition on the auction website and at the in-person event.

$100  –   Bronze level
$250  –   Silver level 
$500  –   Gold level,  receives 2 free tickets!
$1,000 – Platinum level, receives 4 free tickets!
Our theme this year is “Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow”.  We all need to be thinking about our future, what we want, what we need, and what we are willing to do to make it happen.  Please help by becoming a sponsor for this year’s auction.
Your 2022 Auction Committee
Michele Page and Becky Heal, co-chairs
Cathy Chambless, Jessica French, Tracy Walton, Colleen Bliss, Nancy Moos, Darlene Thayne, Alice Brown, Nikki Blackburn, Donnie Davis, Eve Smith, Sherri Wittwer, Jo Jennings, Cheryl Johnson, Jan Crane, Robin Dale, Julia Kleinschmidt
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