Service Auction

Dare to Dream!

There are plenty of dinner tickets left for our 2014 Service Auction, so reserve yours now! Dinner tickets are $12 per person, $3 per child, or $28 per family and is catered by Morton's Catering.

Dinner is optional; there is no cover charge for the auction itself. Everyone is welcome to one of our church's biggest events of the year, when we build community by sharing our skills, passions, and favorite experiences with each other to benefit our church. Come and bid on themed dinner parties and film showings, beer tastings, fresh baked goods, vacation and sporting experiences, pet care, fine arts and crafts, music lessons and performances, home maintenance, gardening, chores, spring bicycle tune-ups, and more!

Everyone is encouraged to register, donate items, sign up for volunteer opportunities, and see the catalog online. Or stop by the Auction Table on Sunday mornings during coffee hour to learn more. Please let us know if you'll be bringing your children so we can plan AWESOME activities for them! The deadline for donating services or items is this Sunday, April 27.


  • Chicken Vesuvio marinated with fresh herbs with a light roasted garlic cream sauce
  • Pasta Puttanesca: a vegetarian pasta with roasted peppers, artichokes,capers, red onion, black olives
  • Morton's house salad with romaine, mixed greens, cucumber, carrot, dried cranberries, feta, ranch, champagne vinaigrette
  • California Medley with carrot, broccoli, cauliflower in garlic butter
  • Artisan bread with butter

This is a fantastic way to get to know your fellow UUs!

~The silent auction opens at 4:30; dinner begins promptly at 5:15; and the live auction starts at 6:30.~
Everyone is invited to join us for the special events and activities listed below!


Saturday, 4/26: Learn to Install Windowsills from 9:00 a.m. - noon
Sunday, 4/27:
Guatemala Travelog: A Visit with Vilma Garcia and Children of the Dump at 7:00 p.m.


Saturday, 5/3: Adopt a River (register by April 27), Service Auction (reserve optional dinner tickets by April 21)
Tuesday, 5/13:
Legislative Educational Day on Mass Incarceration (RSVP by May 1)
Memorial Day Weekend: All-Church Retreat


Saturday, 9/13: All-Church Picnic

Are you interested in planning an event at church? Be sure to bring your ideas to the Program Council, which meets on second Wednesday evenings.  

Classes for Adults

There are many opportunities to expand your creativity, mind, and body with an Adult Religious Education class. Teachers and facilitators include members of the congregation as well as members of the larger community.

American Sign Language
Cori Steinman, student in Lansing Community College's Interpreter in Training Program
Sundays, April 27 - June 15 (except Memorial Day weekend), 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Interested in learning some basic American Sign Language? Then we have the perfect opportunity for you! A FREE Sign Language class is being offered at our church for seven weeks. This is your chance to learn Sign Language skills while meeting new people. Grab a friend or family member and sign up! You will have a blast!

The Wi$dom Path: Your Relationship to Money, Spirit, and Life
Rev. Kathryn A. Bert and other church leaders
Thursdays, June 5 - August 28 (except July 3), 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

How do our financial lives intersect with our religious, spiritual, and community lives? How can we have a relationship with earning, spending, giving, and investing that is spiritually healthy and grounded in our deepest values? While money is a pervasive part of our day-to-day existence, it often receives little attention in our religious lives. As religious people, we have much to gain by making money a part of an intentional, covenanted, and faithful conversation together. This program helps participants understand how decisions and attitudes about money can be a more effective force for living lives of meaning and value, and for creating positive change in themselves, their congregations and groups, our society, and the world. Participants' exploration of money from many angles and perspectives opens the way for money to become less troublesome and more useful as a practical, life-giving tool. Join Senior Minster Kathryn A. Bert and other church leaders for this 12-week class to explore money, spirit, and life.

A PDF list of descriptions for each weekly session is available.

Everyone is welcome to sign up for our Adult Religious Education classes. Newcomers and those interested in joining our church as members are encouraged to try our welcome and membership classes. Register at church during coffee hours on Sunday mornings, or contact the church office. Fees can be paid by check, cash, or online here. Scholarships are available for classes with fees, and childcare and accessibility needs can be arranged. Please contact the facilitator of a class or the church office if you have questions or want to sign up within 10 days of the first class.