Albany UU “Springing in the Rain” Auction – Postponed

March 21, 2020 | 6:15 PM

Our Live Annual Auction has been postponed.

The Auction Committee is hard at work developing an innovative plan that will allow everyone to continue participation in this significant community building, fundraising event.

Please watch your email for exciting, upcoming updates! We appreciate your support!



Feeling antsy as the long cold winter drags on?  Hoping Punxsutawney Phil doesn’t see his shadow?  Take heart!  Remember the official start of spring is only 7 weeks away!  Make plans now to celebrate its arrival at the Springing in the Rain auction!  The auction, Albany UU’s largest annual FUNdraiser, will be held on Saturday, March 21. The fun begins at 6:15 PM.

What would enhance your life?  A sailboat ride, a games night, a pool party and barbecue, a fondue party, a holiday hymn sing, decluttering help, a fall hike, a weekend away or tasty treats?  Great items like these and many more will be up for bid.  

Of course, in addition to bidders, we also need donors. Let your imagination go wild!!  You can offer modestly priced items like canned jams, trail mix, to-go meals, and baked goods or more high-end offerings such as dinners, sing-alongs, or the use of a vacation home. Co-hosting of events is encouraged to divide the work and double the fun!  We welcome all kinds of donations!

Donation forms can be found and completed online at and printed copies are available in the lobby and Channing Hall. Or click the link below and print one out at home. Please place completed forms in the auction basket.

The auction is a perfect way to welcome spring by thawing out your wallet and filling your calendar with unique spring, summer, fall and winter activities.   We greatly appreciate your support of the mission of our UU community.…whether you donate an item, attend the auction and/or purchase items. Note: You can bid on fixed-price items even if you cannot attend the auction. They will be posted in Channing Hall beginning February 23.

Inflation got you down? No worries!  Auction attendance fees are the same as in years past…$5 in advance or $7 at the door. The fee is waived for first-time auction attendees. The auction includes a night of socializing and delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine. Parents: Make this a night out…Free child care will be offered.

We do have permission to use the UAlbany Hawley Lot for this event.

Preliminary Catalog