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BID: 3 Nights at a Gorgeous Mountain Home in Boone
3 BR house for one 3-night stay in January-August 2022
BID: Black Forest Mile High Cherry Torte
. . . a beautiful, scrumptious, authentic German dessert
BID: German Holiday Stollen #1
. . . A Larry Kroutil Creation
BID: Landscaping consultation #2 by Alan Johnson
. . . use native plants to be mindful of environmental concerns
BID: Make Your Own Peanut Brittle #1
BID: Wine Tasting with Jody Forehand
Wine with light fare for 8 people
The Church's Foundation
About Our Auction
This is the 13th year that the Alternative Gift Market has included an online auction, called "God's Bidding." The auction represents gifts/donations from church members who offer their time, service, talents, or beautiful objects and vacation homes to help raise money for local and international charities and organizations. When members, friends and others "WIN" these items through generous bidding, the money they pay goes not to the donor but to selected projects that help give people immediate relief from desperate situations caused by poverty, and opportunity to move out of poverty.
The goal for God's Bidding 2022 is $10,000 and the proceeds will be split between the IFC (Inter-Faith Council, which supports people with a variety of needs in our community) and CWS (Church World Service).
Church World Service (CWS) Welcome Project
UCCH is raising funds to provide assistance to all families who have been displaced due to weather disasters, war, or becoming a refugee.
IFC: Inter-Faith Council for Social Service
The IFC helps families in our community dealing with insecurity with food, employment, and housing.
In 1963, a group of seven local people united their volunteer efforts to address the conditions of poverty in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. The Inter-Faith Council was created, “to discover unmet needs and to respond through the coordinated efforts of volunteers.” Since that time IFC has developed: alternative housing, job coaching, free health clinics, safe shelter, community services, advocacy, legal advice, and food pantry.
About United Church of Chapel Hill
The congregation of United Church of Chapel Hill is a community of people from diverse religious traditions; from that diversity comes much of its richness and strength.
In keeping with the heritage and policy of our denomination, the United Church of Christ, and our local church, United Church of Chapel Hill is a congregational church, governed by the will of the congregation through elected governing boards that establish and supervise our policies and programs. This democratic process ensures that United Church, its ministry and programs remain vital and relevant to the congregation and the community we se
UCCH’s annual Alternative Gift Market has reclaimed the Christmas story by offering an alternative to the consumer frenzy that has taken over the Christmas season. The story is simple: God loves the world and God gave a life-changing gift to the world.
The annual Alternative Gift Market provides many opportunities to purchase GIFTS THAT GIVE TWICE for loved ones that will, in turn, help alleviate human poverty and suffering. God's Bidding is a wonderful and fun way to participate in compassionate gift-giving.