Join us on Sunday, Dec. 18th, right after the worship service, at 11am. Terry Gilbert & Eric Ellis will host the live auction for a few of the most unique and special items (SEE BELOW). If you cannot attend, contact Communications Manager Mary Guinard at church@boisefirstucc.org or 208-344-5731 with your maximum bid and a proxy bidder will be assigned.

If you would like to participate via Zoom, please RSVP to the office!

Get your bidder paddles ready!


McCall Weekend Getaway

Item 1L - McCall Cabin 2 Night Getaway


Value: $500

Enjoy a trip to the mountains in a cozy cabin just minutes from Ponderosa State Park and Payette Lake! The 1,200 square foot home features two bedrooms, and two bathrooms, with a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable living area and ample outdoor space. Ski the slopes and snowshoe in the winter, or take a dip in the lake and enjoy the hiking trails in the summer. McCall is a destination for both relaxation and outdoor adventure!

Opening Bid: $400


Double Chocolate Cake by Carol Mendiola

Item 2L - Double Chocolate Cake

An annual auction tradition, made famous by Carol Mendiola. This is the best chocolate cake you will have in your entire life.

Opening Bid: $30


Blackberry Pie

Item 3L - Carl Brown’s Blackberry Pie

We all know about Carl’s pies. They are amazing, delicious, and in demand. Get ready to bid!

Opening Bid: $30



McCall Summer Getaway

4L McCall Summer Getaway

3 days & 2 nights at this gorgeous rustic cabin located on the lake in McCall. Sleeps six, has two baths, full kitchen, sun porch and deck, and lake access with a dock. Available July or August. Dates to be negotiated.

Donated by Ginni Neil & David Cornell

Value: Priceless!

Starting Bid: $400

Farm to Fork Dinner

Item 5L - Farm to Fork Dinner

This Farm to Fork Dinner will be made with all the fresh ingredients from Carl Brown’s garden. Up to 8 people can enjoy this dinner on Carl’s beautiful patio.

The dinner will be held in the fall of 2023.

Tentative menu:

Stuffed squash (vegetarian), salad, crisp, and whatever else is available from Carl’s garden. Meal can be made gluten free.

Opening Bid: $150.00


Framed Union Building Print

6L - Union Block Art Work

Donated by Amanda Gailbreath, this is 1 of 12 prints by artist Mary Lou Orndorff. Features the Union Block in downtown Boise. Framed and matted.

Value: $150

Opening Bid: $100


Monthly Sourdough

7L - Monthly Sourdough Bread

Enjoy a monthly loaf of Carl’s Sourdough Bread.

Value: $ 120.00

Opening Bid: $ 120.00



Quarterly Dessert

8L - Quarterly Dessert

Carl will deliver a dessert each quarter to help get you through 2023. Will consist of mostly pies and crisps!

Value: $ 80.00

Opening Bid: $ 70.00



Customized Handmade Wooden Cutting Board

9L - Handmade Customized Wooden Cutting Board

Handmade customized wooden cutting board by our very own Choir Director David Burton. David will work with you to create a cutting board that he will customize for you to make a very special, one-of-a-kind gift or your own family.

Value: $250

Opening Bid: $200