We’re Recruiting Now for Event Hosts:
What is Divine Dining?
It is a unique community builder and fun fundraiser for Amazing GraceSpiritual Center. Everyone bids in a silent auction, to attend an event. These events are created and hosted by Amazing Grace folks. They involve inspired meals and other activities of all kinds; they are casual picnics, cooking class, elegant meals, fun food related
How can I be a host?
Easy–just say you are interested! With support from our Divine Dining team, use our event host worksheet to help you with your planning. When you are ready, you can mail or email it, or turn it in on Sunday. Your registration needs to be received by Sunday, March 5. We will confirm your information, determine the starting bid price, and place your event in the silent auction.
What are the responsibilities of being a host?
We can assist you in your planning process but you will ultimately make the decisions about the theme of your event, what to serve, when to have the event, where, etc. You can choose a date anytime between May 1 and December 31, 2017. The financial responsibility will be yours or shared if you form a partnership with co-hosts. This is your donated gift to Amazing Grace. During the silent auction, which runs Sunday March 19
through Sunday April 2, you will have the opportunity to promote your event and encourage bidding. We will have bid sheets for your event, and you can add promotional material and tell people about what you have planned. Once the silent auction is complete, we will email your list of guests to you. You will contact your guests with the details of attending your event. The rest is up to you: to play host, create, and have fun!
What if I want to cook (chef host) but do not have a place? What if I have a place (house host) but do not cook?
The Divine Dining team will provide a matching service! Please fill out the Request for Co-Host, Chef, and other Assistance form and mail or email it, or turn it in on Sunday, no later than Sunday, February 26. Our “match making” team will contact you with a matching possibility. You’ll reach out to this potential event partner to collaborate and sort out details for your event! Once you have your match (chef host and house host) you will plan your event details and give us your Host Registration Form by by Sunday, March 5. The financial responsibility for the cost of food and beverages is to be arranged between the chef and house host on a per-event basis.
Silent Auction 2017
When is the silent auction and how can I bid on the events?
The Divine Dining silent auction starts on Sunday, March 19, and ends Sunday, April 2. You can register as an official bidder on those three Sundays, and receive a bid number, instructions, and an auction booklet with all offerings.
In Divine Dining, you’re bidding for a seat (or space) at an event. If the event holds 6 people, then you’re bidding for one of 6 seats. You can also bid for more than one seat if you plan to take a spouse, partner or friend.
Anyone can bid and there is no limit to how many events you can bid for – however, your bid is financially binding and you will be charged for all events you do win. You do not need to be a Amazing Grace member to participate.
Upon winning, your bids will be processed on your credit card a few days following the close of the auction on April 2. You will receive an email with the event information and receipt. The event host will then contact you with the final details for attending. Happy bidding and enjoy your wins!
In general, we do not offer refunds on these events. The only exception is if the hosts have to cancel an event, and cannot offer a suitable reschedule date to the group. In this case, the amount you pay at the silent auction will be refunded.
We know it can be difficult to predict your schedule out six months in advance. If you bid on events in the fall – and then you find you can’t attend when the time comes – you can sell or gift your seats to others who would like to go in your place. It is such a delightful gift to be on the receiving end of Divine Dining tickets you offer to others.
What does the money from Divine Dining go to?
Funds raised from Divine Dining go to the Amazing Grace operating budget, to support the wide variety of programs and services we off our community: Sunday services, education and classes, our world-class music program, spiritual coaching, community service and much more. Questions? Please email Rev. Colette or call her at 425.891.7892, and we’ll get you answers.
Registration forms can be turned in on Sundays (in the collection basket or a prayer box, or at the information table downstairs); they can also be scanned and emailed to Rev. Colette or mailed to Amazing Grace Spiritual Center, 2007 NW 61st St, Seattle WA 98107. Requests for Co-Host, Chef, and Other Assistance must be received by February 26, and Host Registration Forms by March 5.
Divine Dining Registration Form and Fact Sheet pdf forms:
DIVINE DINING FACT SHEET
DIVINE DINING REGISTRATION FORM