Coming of Age Celebration: CUCC’s Annual Party for Community

Coming April 27!!   Our biggest fundraiser of the year!!!!!  It’s been 21 years since CUCC voted to become an Open and Affirming church – this is cause for celebration and a reason to bring back our Party for Community!!

There will be a festive atmosphere with dinner, entertainment, and the chance to bid on silent auction items and to sign up for parties, events and services scheduled for later in the year.

Tickets for the party will be priced at just $25/person with wine and beer available for purchase.  A percentage of the profit will be used for local and global missions.

Start thinking now of an event you could offer or help sponsor – how about a dinner party, tea, wine-tasting, winery tour, riverside picnic, evening at the opera or Philharmonic, brunch, spa experience, class or outdoor activity?   

Be creative. We want to provide a year full of congregating possibilities, chances to have fun and get to know each other. Each event offered will have a limited number of participants at a set price per person. You’ll be able to buy an individual spot at an event or you can purchase all the reservations and invite your friends!!

Offering an event at the April 27 fundraiser is a wonderful way to share your talents and treasure with your church family.

We also need silent auction items. We’re looking for high-value items worth over $50 or items that can be combined to create a unique offering.  

Do you have something special that needs a new home? Do you have contacts in the community you can ask for gift certificates and donations?

A donation letter to give community vendors is available in the Narthax and the church office. Silent Auction donations can be dropped off at the church office.  Any donation not used for the party will be offered at an upcoming raffle.

If you have questions or want to commit to offering an event ☺ talk to Sue Hipp ( or 435-7153) or Nancy Pressley ( or 312-8621).

Put April 27 on your calendar and plan to come and Party for Community with your CUCC friends.  We promise you an evening of fun and the chance to participate in A Year of Congregating Opportunities.

Sue Hipp and Nancy Pressley – Event and Silent Auction Coordinators


Canceled: Save the Date! Sweetheart Dinner, silent auction fundraiser planned for Feb. 16

UPDATE: We will reschedule another fundraiser for a different time. If you committed to donating an item for the silent auction, we will be able to use that at the rescheduled event. Stay tuned!

Saturday, Feb. 16

A special event is coming to CUCC in February.  It’s a “Sweetheart Dinner” scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16 and will be a “Party for Community” type of event, which we’ve not had for a couple of years.

More importantly, this event will be a fundraiser for the church.  We are in need of ongoing fundraising to meet our budget projections and keep our church functioning fully.  

One fundraiser at the event will be a Silent Auction.  In order to have the Auction, we need things to auction off.  While the Finance Team will oversee the gathering of auction items, it is important for everyone in the congregation to participate in donating auction items.

What might the donations be?  Any kind of donation would be valuable. For example, you may be able to donate a specific item such as a bicycle, cake, or perhaps a piece of furniture.  Some may even donate a vacation weekend at a cabin. Others might host a small dinner party you will prepare.

How about those who can do some handyman-type of service at someone’s home? We have lots of crafters in the community who can make things — painters, woodworkers, knitters, and crocheters, needlework enthusiasts….Everyone can get on board to make some money for the church!

Our annual budget specifically plans for $10,000 in fundraising money to be provided this fiscal year.  Let’s all do our best to balance the budget and keep Community UCC active, purposeful and supportive for all of us.


Ghoulie Goodies Fundraiser — “Calling All Bakers” Oct. 22 and 29

Ghoulish Goodies Bake Sale

Do you love to bake? Does the smell of freshly baked cookies bring a smile to your face? Well, we have the perfect opportunity for you to help out and put your baking skills to use.

Our Ghoulie Goodies event is around the corner and we need yummy cookies of all kinds. We will have two dates to choose from Oct. 22 and Oct. 29. So pick a date and get baking!

Cookies will need to be delivered/picked up the Saturday before each Ghoulie Goodies Sale. Please contact Felicia Rocha to sign up 559-284-9921 or email:

Thank you for all you do to make our community a better place!