2019 Matters of the Heart Auction

The annual auction is the major mechanism for the Wallingford United Methodist Church and Wallingford Childcare Center to fund:
  • Under One Roof! The Building and Grounds Committee for upkeep of our shared building and major capital improvements
  • Scholarships for youth in the Church's Sister Parish in Guarjila, El Salvador
  • Programs and general funding for the Childcare annual priorities.
Last year, individuals, families, and friends generated over $50,000 in net proceeds at the event! Also, we had a LOT of fun!
If you would like to donate to one of these funds prior to the auction, or to simply donate funds to help with the event, visit the Cash Donation page.
The auction will again feature unique items and experiences to bid on to support our community. We are currently procuring items for the silent and live auctions. We will post a preview of the auction catalog in January, so check back soon!
If you are interested in volunteering time or talents to help make the event a success, visit the Volunteer tab for more information.

New This Year - More Ticket Levels to Promote Equity

The annual auction not only serves as an important funding source for the church and childcare center, it is also a fun event around which we build and strengthen the Wallingford UMC and Childcare community. We value all members of the community and want everyone to participate in and enrich this event. We have introduced multiple giving levels for tickets to the auction, ranging from $0 to $1,000, in the hope of promoting greater equity.
$100 covers the cost of your evening, but please give whatever you are able and come enjoy the party!
RSVP  now to select your ticket donation level.
Visit the Cash Donation page to sponsor a ticket for a fellow community member. 

Event Information

This year's auction will be held at the picturesque Ballard Bay Club on Shilshole Bay.
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 5:30-10:00 pm
Schedule of Events:
5:30 - 7:30: Enjoy a host bar happy hour, passed appetizers, and socialization during the silent auction. Be sure to arrive early to soak in the beautiful views of the sunset over Puget Sound.
7:30 - 10:00: Savor a plated dinner with entree, salad, and two sides during the live auction. Team up with the friends at your table to pick a homemade dessert in the dessert dash.
Plated Dinner Selections:
Non-Vegetarian: Pan Seared 8 oz Chicken Breast with Fresh Tarragon, Parsley, Chervil, Chives, Columbia Valley Chardonnay, Sweet Cream, Roasted Cipollini Onions
Vegetarian: Roasted Red Pepper Quinoa, Grilled Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Red Pepper, Portabella Mushroom, Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheeses
RSVP to select your dinner option.