Emerson’s 2017 Auction Party April 29th, 5:30 to 9 p.m.

5:30 p.m. Silent Auction, 7:45 p.m. Live Auction


One of the biggest and best parties at Emerson happens Saturday, April 29, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. This year’s theme is HAVANA NIGHTS! So wear your Panama hats (or fedoras) and guayabera shirts or tropical attire.  Salsa music sets the atmosphere for an evening of fun for all, including


• Silent Auction w/ appetizers and drinks

• Café Havana (Cuban buffet on the patio, including dessert)

• Live Auction and wine pull

• Children’s Dance Party

• $10 Mystery Boxes with surprise gifts worth between $10-$30+!


Each of us works together to make the auction a success–what party or item or service might you donate? (Ideas here.)

Would you like to underwrite the event as a sponsor?



Submissions must be in by this Sunday, April 23. Ruth will be available to accept any physical donations you need to drop off on Sunday after church, on Friday night, April 28, or any time before 4 p.m. on the day of the Auction, Saturday, April 29.


We need a few more volunteers to bring an appetizer or dessert. If you can bring something, would you please email Ann May.
P.S. If you don’t cook, we welcome help with serving, etc.


And of course, plan to attend and bid!


Tickets on sale! $10 in advance and $15 at the door.


Our Auction team will be in the Gathering Place this Sunday, and you can always email Ruth – auction@emersonhouston.org.




What are Mystery Boxes?

At this year’s action, we are trying something new – we will offer Mystery Boxes – wrapped boxes available for a $10 which will contain gifts in the $10-$20 or higher price range.

But to get the Mystery Boxes, we are looking for people to donate new or really great items in the $10-$20, or maybe $30 range and bring them wrapped for the Auction. Many of us have nice items we’ve bought and not used or been given that would make a great Mystery Gift. Or we could put cash in the mystery boxes, some more than the price of entry, Maybe some could have nothing but a note saying, “Thanks for your donation to xxxxx cause!” or “YY dollars have been donated in Emerson’s name to xxxx cause.” You can drop off a mystery box or other auction offering this Sunday, April 23, or at the church Friday night before the Auction, or sometime the day of the Auction (April 29) before 4 p.m.