Come to the Cabaret!

February 24, 2018, 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Tickets/Raffle/In-Kind Forms:

All of these will be available!

This year's entertainment:

This year we will be joined by Mark Douglas on keyboard and Betsy Branch on the fiddle!

Returning This Year - Dessert Dash: Dessert Dash is an exciting way to share a special dessert with your dining mates.  You will be able to determine the amount YOU want to donate for dessert as will others at your table.  Each table will choose the dessert they want in the order of which table donates the most $$.  Come and join the fun and join the "dash for dessert!"

Dessert Donations: If you are able to donate a dessert for 8 for the Dessert Dash, please contact the church office.

Auction Donations: If you are willing to make a donation for the auction, please fill out an In-Kind Contribution form available in the Fellowship Room or from the office.

Oral Auction Items, 2017

Here are examples of what was up for auction at last year's event! We will post the 2018 options soon! These wonderful opportunities will be up for grabs to the highest bidder.

Hit the Beach!

A wonderful place to spend a few days away from the hustle and bustle of Portland!  Three nights included at this beach house.

Lunch with the Pastor!

The winner of this auction gets to take Pr. Amanda out to lunch (at their expense) at their choice of restaurant. Choose your topic, choose your day, and pick her brain!


Janet and Peter have donated two tickets for the New England Revolution vs. our Portland Timbers. Don’t miss out on seeing them battle on April 2nd at 6:00. The seats are in section 92, row D, seats 4 and 5, on an aisle.  Of course, this will be a sold-out occasion, so get your tickets now!

Vacation House at Eagle Crest

Spend two or three nights at Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond, Oregon.  Hazel’s chalet sleeps 10 (3 bedrooms, two baths).  There are plenty of activities there to keep you occupied.

The Bobblehead of the Year!

This little replica is a special one of someone you’ve admired.  Orchid hair, robe and stole included. Get the picture?

A Thorn in Their Side, not yours

This soccer team is on a roll. They’ve been doing well and you have a chance to win these two tickets to watch them play. Lori and Lisahave donated two tickets for a game to be decided.

Silent Auction, 2017

Here are some of the listings from our Silent Auction in 2017!

Our Silent Auction opens for bidding at 6 PM with plenty of warning of when the bidding will close and winners will be announced. Bid early and bid often for these amazing opportunities! (We will update with 2018 options soon!)

Melissa's Missionary Chocolates

You've seen the billboard on Glisan Street, now you can taste the chocolates.  They're on a tray next to the bid sheet. Once you taste them, you won't be able to resist bidding!

Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Doctor Made

Oldies but Goodies Basket

Janis has put together some lovely baskets for this year’s Cabaret. This one features Flipside Chardonnay, Hot 45’s, and Great Rock Discography!

Fresh Fish for Sale!

Well, better than fresh. David N. has been smoking again. This time it’s Coho and, boy!, is it tasty.

Savor Arizona Basket

Warm yourself with foods from Native Seeds. This basket includes festive napkins, a botanic dishtowel, native teas, corn bread, mesquite flour, a recipe booklet for sunny ideas, and your own cactus!


It’s a New Season!

Chocolate, nuts and wine! Oh my! You’ll find all kinds of goodies in your New Season’s basket, along with this $20 gift certificate.

One Can Never Have Enough Chocolate!

This basket, donated by Linda L., is full of chocolate: Moonstruck chocolates, Chocolate port and a Cordon Bleu Chocolate book.

Cheese Board and accompaniments

Having a party or just relaxing by the fireside, this board will make you feel elegant as you daintily munch on your favorite cheese and crackers.

Wine from Zerba Cellars Winemaker

The Rasmussens have once again brought back two bottles of excellent wine from the famous Nieman’s Walla Walla Valley Winery.

Silk hand painted scarf

Janell designs lovely scarves. We have a stunning scarf just waiting to be added to your wardrobe.

Fab Founding Father

Janis W. has donated a basket with Founding Father Footwear and some George Washington wine to make you comfortable while you read “Founding Brothers,” by Joseph Ellis, Pulitzer Prize winner in 2001.

How Swede It Is

Embrace your inner Swede! Here, to get you started are Swedish trivia cards. Thor’s Well Wine, folk pattern dishtowels, Lingonberry Jam, Swedish fish, and a novel by Selma Lagerlof, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature.

If Music Be the Food of Love…..

Here is a journal for your musings, note cards, music themed wine, and, yes, a chocolate piano in this attractive basket.  Donated by Janis W.

Batter Up!

This breakfast basket has delicious pancake recipes, an adorable flipper, honey and blackberry syrup. Donated by Janis W.

Little Golden Basket of Elegance

Sip Golden Ice Wine as you read “The Hare with the Amber Eyes” or pen your exquisite thoughts on these perfect note cards. Donated by Linda L.

Silent Auction Certificates, 2017

One Year’s Membership at NEIP

Need relief from your kids or grandkids? Bring them to North East Indoor Park, located in Central’s basement, all year and let them play to their heart’s content while you read, visit or just relax.

Got Sewing to do?

Faye Bennett will do it for you. She is donating an hour of her time for hemming, mending, or any other little project that needs done that you just can’t face. She’s offering this twice.

Homemade cheesecake

Anyone who has tasted Chris Brown’s cheesecake won’t be able to stop bidding on this item in our auction--your choice of flavor (plain, peach melba, or caramel pecan) and date

A Second Cheesecake!

If you missed out on the other cheesecake, Chris Brown is offering a second one.

Dawn’s Treasures

Don’t mind hosting coffee hour but not wanting to bake?  Dawn M. will do the baking for you on a Sunday of your choice. Just give her a call!


Doesn’t just saying that name make you feel elegant? Here’s a $50 certificate for whatever you choose. Donated by Amber Hollister

OX, the Restaurant

Want a special night out with someone special? A $50 certificate for this Argentine menu will satisfy your adventurous cravings. This item has been donated by Amber H.


A Cadillac

Oops, that a gift certificate from Cadillac Cafe, just around the corner. Enjoy a meal with their special ambiance.

Soup by Debbie

Debbie has given two separate donations of four quarts of soup, ready when you want them.  Her Hungarian Mushroom soup is out of this world!

Soup and More Soup!

Debbie is offering a second donation of her famous soup--four quarts of Hungarian Mushroom. Bid twice if you must!

Portland Center Stage at The Armory

Here are two complimentary tickets to any Main Stage production of your choice in the 2016-2017 season. There are some exciting productions to choose from!

Robin Hood is coming…..

We have two tickets for the production of Robin Hood at Northwest Children’s Theater. Choose your date between April 22 and May 21. Get ready for justice, Sherwood Forest style!

Porque No?

Here’s tomorrow‘s menu!--a gift certificate for lunch, dinner or enough tacos to feed you for a year, including beverages. $100 gift certificate for Porque No?

Silent Auction Sign Ups, 2017

These are events that several folks can sign up for instead of having only one winner. Pay for your spot to enjoy each of these experiences. As the events are confirmed, we will post them here!

Lunch at Linda’s

An afternoon by the Sandy River at Linda L.’s home with lunch and good conversation.  Room for 15.

Like to sing?

Join us on Sunday, February 26, at 1p.m. for a new-fashioned Hymn Sing! You get to choose the songs. Janis will guide us through an hour of lovely music. February 26 at 1:00 will have Central’s choir room raising the rafters. $10 per person.

Manifest Your Dreams

Laura Noble, a life Transformation Coach, is offering a get-together for you to manifest your sweet desires by making a Vision Board. She'll have the supplies, and the snacks and drinks will be provided. The Vision Board will help you explore your goals or envision your dreams. Laura is a neighbor of Chris B's who can tell you more about this easy and fun workshop. If you have questions, call Chris!

The One-Time Book Club

 This yearly event at Lauren’s home is open to all book readers. Martin Marten  is the chosen book for this year--a wonderful coming of age story, based on Mt. Hood, by acclaimed author Brian Doyle. Come on April 23rd at 3:00 for snacks and a lively discussion.  Your $25 includes the price of the book.