The Seven Eight Principles
  1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person;

  2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;

  3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;

  4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;

  5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;

  6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;

  7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part

  8. And Restoration's Eighth Principle... We affirm and promote the following 8th Principle:

    Journeying toward spiritual wholeness by building a diverse, multicultural Beloved Community that by our actions accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.

Service Auctions: Fun and Fundraising

The annual service auction is one of Restoration's longest-standing most-loved events. Members and friends donate services and events - like themed dinner parties, custom sewing and knitting projects, babysitting services, and more - for auction attendees to bid on. Not only does the auction itself bring everyone together for a night of fun, but the auction events that get hosted throughout the year are a wonderful social outlet for the community. And of course, all proceeds benefit Restoration.

Auction Items Still Available!—

"Do It Yourselfie Sale!"
Online for Now:
Event Dates are Negotiable

A Good Way to support our Congregation, our new Settled Minister, and have some Fun doing it!

Yes, the "Annual Service Auction" is here and online for now! Below are the Sale Items that are being offered. Advertise your event or service either by creating your own "Advertising Sale Sign" or using the attached GENERIC ONE. (You can download this Word version and fill it out on the computer.)

Email Jane H. or call 215-822-6743 if you wish to sell something or to bid on any of these events, services or items.

These offerings will also be posted on the special bulletin boards in Fellowship Hall.


  1. Annual Potluck Garden Party: at the home of Holly J. Bring a dish or beverage and connect with new and old friends in a relaxing environment. The chickens await you! Sunday, May 24 at 5pm. Donation: $20/adults, $5/children. 8 Adult Buyers so far.
  2. Escape from Hale: Saturday, April 11 at 5:30pm. Five to eight people are in a room with an unstable person holding them hostage, with only an hour to escape. To do this, they must decipher a clue to figure out the code to open the lock on a mysterious box. They succeed! But only to find still more puzzling things inside the box... The event will also include an Italian dinner, once we are no longer held hostage! We should be done by 8pm. Offered by Bruce & Linda P. Appropriate for folks in high school and up. $25.00/person
  3. 4-Course "Salt Lick" Texas BBQ Dinner: on Larry & Jane H's porch. Recipes straight from the famous Texas restaurant outside Austin featuring appetizers, soup, slow-roasted brisket, smoked sausages, potato salad, beans, slaw, squishy white bread to sop everything up, Texas beer and of course pecan pie. Sat. June 13 at 5pm. Donation: $65/person. Maximum 11.
    9 Buyers so far.
  4. Laughter Yoga Class: donated by Barbara S. in April at the church. In Laughter Yoga we combine stretching and laughing. Donation: $10/person. Minimum: 5. 1 Buyer so far.
  5. Movie Showing "Singin' in the Rain": See a great musical comedy movie - and laugh with friends. Donated by Sandy F. No date set yet but it will be in Hale Lounge after church & coffee hour. $10/person. Maximum 20. 1 Buyer so far.
  6. Wine 101 - Intro to the Pleasures of Wine: Oct. 17 from 5-8pm in Hale Lounge. Learning about wine can be fun, and tasty, too - especially when it's with a dinner! We'll cover basic wine terms, how to decipher labels, how to taste wine, different wine types beyond just red and white, useful wine descriptions, serving tips and pairings with food as well as storing & preserving. Offered by Chris & Jim W. Wines, glassware and entrees will be provided. Bring a dessert to share. $50/person. Limit: 12
  7. Wine 201 - the Essence of Taste: Sept. 19 from 4-6pm in Hale Lounge. You'll learn how to taste wines and recognize the senses of oakiness, tannin and to distinguish aromas such s cassis, violets and even tobacco and leather - to name just a few. And, yes, these are good things, depending on the wine. We'll provide all the necessary glassware, essences and palate-cleaning snacks. You'll bring a fvorite wine to open and re-experience. Space limited to 10 people with 8 spaces still available. Offered by Chris & Jim W. at $35/person. Limit: 10.
    2 Buyers so far.
  1. Cuban Flan: Tasty Caribbean dessert with caramel topping, and smooth custard filling! Wonderful Taste, and good for your cholesterol - right! Flexible transfer from Fernando C. to you. $15/flan. 1 Buyer so far.
  2. One Dozen Farm Fresh Organic Eggs: Holly's hens are offering their beautiful eggs for sale! Available between April and Sept. at $10/dozen (a bargain for lovingly laid organic eggs).
    9 Buyers so far.
  1. Babysitting: Offered by Elaine F. $5/child (no diapers, please). Dates to be arranged.
  2. Board Leadership Consultation: Do you work with a non-profit as a Board member or as an advisory member? Are the meetings long and boring? Do committees overlap and there is no communication among committees? Do you feel frustrated and does work NOT get accomplished? Fernando C. will provide consultation and recommendations for improving Board roles and meetings. Dates are flexible with 2 consultations available at $125 each.
  3. Immigration Law Consultation: Fernando C. will answer your questions concerning Immigration, Refugee or Naturalization Law. Dates are flexible with 4 consultations offered at $125 each. 1 Buyer so far.
  4. Non-Profit Fundraising Consultation: Are you on the Board or on staff of a non-profit? Does your organization rely on mainly one source of funding? Do you want to diversify your income streams? Fernando C. will provide consultation, overview or fundraising and recommendations for diversifying your funding streams. Dates are flexible with 2 consultations available at $125 each.
PLUS... Drum Roll! There will also be Honest to Goodness
Auction Items available that go to the highest bidder!
Photos are available HERE
  1. Antique Walnut Dresser: Minimum bid $50 OBO. Bidding stands at $75
  2. Antique Day Bed: Adjustable base allows one side to tilt up like an early chaise Lounge. Minimum bid $40 OBO. Bidding stands at $50
  3. Black Occasional Chairs: Bid on 1 - take up to 4 at that price. Minimum bid $25 OBO. Bidding stands at $25 each for 4 chairs
  4. 8 Custom-made Placemats by Marion Napper: Minimum bid $25 OBO. Bidding stands at $25
  5. George Steck Console Piano with Bench: Purchased new from Lyon & Healy in Chicago about 1970. Minimum bid $50 OBO. Bidding stands at $100
  6. Kenmore Sewing Machine in Wooden Cabinet: All the bells and whistles! Direction book included. Minimum bid $50 OBO.
  7. Large Ivory Hexagonal Damask Upholstered Footstool: Minimum bid $15 OBO. Bidding stands at $10
  8. Maple Kneehole Student Desk with Multiple Drawers: Minimum bid $40 OBO.
  9. Porcelain Geisha Figurine in a Glass Case - approx. 20" Tall: Minimum bid $30 OBO.
  10. Professional Folding Massage Table: Minimum bid $50 OBO.
Contact Jane H. or or call 215-822-6743 if you wish to sell something
or to bid on any of these events, services or items.

Past Auction Events

    2017-18: Superheros!

    2016-17: Alice in Wonderland: March Madness

    2015-16: A Night at the Movies

    2014-15: Slumber Party

    2013-14: Under the Sea

    2011-12: Out in Space

    2010-11: Motown Live Auction

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