Be a Ray of Sunshine! Donate, Attend, Volunteer

Save the date for the 2024 Here Comes the sUUn Dinner and Live Auction on Saturday, May 4, 2024 in Hobbs Hall.

Doors open at 5pm
Dinner served at 6pm
Live Auction begins at 7pm

Tickets are $25/person. All proceeds benefit the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent.

The Auction Website

The Auction website at is your go to place for most everything auction-related.  Through the website, you can:

Note: The one big thing the auction website can’t do is take payments. CLICK HERE to learn how.


  • Click on and click on Login in the upper right hand corner. 
  • Enter your phone number and 4 digit pin and click Login.
    •  If you are a first time user, please put in your phone number, click Login. 
    • The following screen will have a “I’m New-Create an account” link at the bottom — follow the prompts to complete your account. 
    • In order to bid on items, you will need to obtain a bidder number by emailing [email protected]

Tickets are needed to attend the dinner and live auction in person on May 4th, 2024.  Tickets are not required for those attending virtually at  Tickets are $25 per person.  In an effort to get a better food count, tickets are being sold by entree option – vegan and non-vegan. To reserve your ticket, log in at  Click on the Catalog grid where you will see tickets available.  Members of the auction committee will also be available to help with ticket reservations during social hour from 10-11am between Sunday Services in Hobbs Hall starting April 7, 2024.

Update Your Account Information

  • Login to the website at and click on My Statement. 
  • Find the Edit Profile button which will allow you to update anything necessary.
  • Please make sure your contact information is right so you get important reminders about bidding and winnings.

Donations for the live auction will be accepted from April 7 – April 28, 2024.  Be Creative! This auction will feature handcrafted items, food, seats at events to be held between May – November 2024, baskets, gifts, art, services, gift cards, tickets, and business donations. Here are some examples from prior auctions – nights at a vacation home, yard work help, a mushroom hunt, flower arrangement deliveries, so many delicious pies and baked goods, an Iron Chef Dinner party, and many more.  Catalogs of prior years are always available on the auction website as well.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email [email protected]

To submit your donation:

  • Log into the auction website at
  • Click on the Donate button at the top of the page in the middle. You will be taken to your statement where a donate button will appear to take you to the donation form. 
  • If you are offering an event/item/service that you have donated before in a prior auction, click on the Other years option to find the year and item, then select Offer Again to add it to this year’s catalog, along with any updates or changes you want to make. 
  • Listings can be edited at any time, but please make sure you have everything complete by the end of the donation window when we begin to finalize the catalog.

Drop off for Donations that are Physical Items

Physical items will need to be brought to Hobbs Hall at 5pm on May 4th so we may display them during the auction. Winners will receive their items at the conclusion of the auction. Please put the auction catalog number on your donation.

Volunteer to Help 

Many volunteers are needed to make this event successful. Signup up at or by visiting the auction table after Sunday Service in Hobbs Hall starting April 7, 2024.

Preview Items that will be Up for Auction  

  • Go to and click on catalog grid to see the items available for auction/purchase. 
  • Please note that until the catalog is finalized a few days before each auction starts, items in the catalog may be edited, removed, or added. 


Purchase Fixed-price Items/Events

  • Some items and events at each auction will be available at a set price (usually under $20).
  • Rather than placing a bid, you are purchasing them outright and they will automatically appear on your statement.
  • Examples of past items/events include hand-knit hats, small art prints, Board Game night, Bike and Train excursion, and craft workshops.
  • The process for purchasing them is the same as reserving tickets, but quantities are limited so get them while they last.


View Your Statement 

  • Statements show items donated and items purchased for each auction event. 
  • At the conclusion of the auction on the evening of May 4th, the winning bidders of each donation will be calculated and the items will then appear on their statements.
  • To view your statement, return to, login to your account, and click on My Statement. 

See Who Purchased Your Event/Item/Service

  • At the conclusion of each auction, login to the website at and view your statement. 
  • Donations which have been purchased will now show who bought each item, how much it sold for, and the contact info for winner(s). 
  • You can also send an email to the purchaser(s) of your items from there. 

Making Payments

At the conclusion of the auction on May 4 at 9pm, your final statement will be available at  Payments can be made in the following ways:

  • Pay at the checkout table at the rear of Hobbs Hall at the conclusion of the auction.
  • Text “Give” to 330-835-5028
  • Online on the church website at
  • Mail a check to the church with Auction in the memo line

Receiving Physical Items

All physical items should be picked up after the auction. After visiting the payment table, come to the pick-up table where your items will be ready.

Any questions or need any help?  Please contact Trudy Diehl, auction chair at 330-389-0132 or at [email protected].  

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