A Night to Remember    

Friday, October 14 | 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
at Center of Unity

Imagine sitting at a table of like-minded friends engaging in meaningful conversation while enjoying a delicious meal.  It's an evening of opportunity - opportunity to connect with your spiritual community, a chance to support your church, a place to build long-lasting relationships and make a difference... it's our 40th Birthday Banquet!

It's sure to be a wonderful evening CELEBRATING 40 YEARS with dinner, dancing and community...  Be sure to bring a friend to join in the festivities! 

Plans are coming together for our 40th Birthday Banquet! We have a great evening in store, with numerous activities such as a guessing table, photo area, an opportunity to write something for our time capsule, and a roving magician.
We’ll kick off the festivities at 6:30 PM, giving everyone an opportunity to get checked in and settled, get a glass of wine, mingle with friends, and to visit the various stations previously mentioned.   Dinner, catered by Café Italia in Grapevine, will be at 7 pm with a live auction at 8 followed by Karaoke, and dancing in Fellowship Hall.  Dinner will include vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options.

What's Included?

For the price of each ticket, $35, you will delight in a fabulous dinner from Café Italia, enjoy wonderful entertainment (we're still working on all the details), and you get to sing your heart out and shake your groove thang all while supporting the church!!

Show Me the Money

The fun doesn't end there though... you'll want to bring your spending money cause there's plenty of opportunities to use it.  There will be a 50/50 Raffle where the church and winner will split the proceeds 50/50.  Also, there will be a LIVE Auction with lots of good items and experiences for you to take home.

LIVE Auction

In the past we've had a silent auction but what better way to liven things up than with a LIVE Auction?  This is one way we're able to raise a good portion of funds, but we need your help in collecting donations.  Are there businesses you frequent that you could ask if they're interested in donating a good or service?  Their donation is tax-deductible (print the form) and we will promote their business in the evening program as well as our newsletter.

Smaller donations will be combined with other, like items, and wrapped in beautiful baskets; others will be stand-alone. If you have or know anyone who has, for example, a time share they’re willing to donate for a week, or a vacation home; if you have or know someone who  might be getting rid of a decent, working vehicle, or who operates an adventure activity such as para sailing, an escape room, or a tour bus of Dallas/Ft. Worth; if you or someone you know can prepare and donate a private dinner for 4,6, or 8. 

Check out these LIVE Auction donation ideas:

· Wine tasting · Pet gift basket · Gondola ride · Live Theatre tickets · Car wash gift certificate · Local florist gift certificate · Vintage and rare bottles of wine · Cooking lesson · Signed memorabilia · Tickets to sports events · Yoga  or personal trainer session · Music lessons · Tickets to theme park · Photo shoot with photographer · Painting commissioned by local artist · New Technology items · Gourmet food basket or certificate· Gift card to local spa · Popcorn, candy and gift card to the movies · Different types of lottery tickets · Grill accessories and spices · Designer Handbags or Jewelry · High-end kitchen appliances · Limo ride to view holiday light displays · Gas or grocery gift certificate · Gift card to meal delivery service

The ideas are endless and we encourage you to be creative in gathering items for the auction!  

Purchase Your Tickets

Tickets are $35.00 each.  When purchasing online, please indicate if you need a vegan/vegetarian plate, otherwise you will be marked for a regular plate.  Tickets are also available in the bookstore.

Sponsor a Table

All tables have been sponsored.  Thank you for your support.  

HELP MAKE THIS A HUGE SUCCESS

Plans are in the works, but in order to pull it all together we’ll need a lot of volunteer help! 

We Need You

There are a lot of ways in which you can help make our event a great success, whether it's helping obtain items for the live auction, wrapping auction baskets, welcoming guests, selling tickets, making announcements during service, decorating or something else, there's something for everyone and we need you.  

Auction Donations Needed

In the past we've had a silent auction but what better way to liven things up than with a LIVE Auction!  This is one way we're able to raise a good portion of funds, but we need your help in collecting donations.  Are there businesses you frequent that you could ask if they're interested in donating a good or service?  Their donation is tax-deductible and we will promote their business in the evening program as well as our newsletter.  

All in ONE Place

Print the Birthday Banquet Convenience Form.  This form will allow you to purchase tickets, sign-up to volunteer, sponsor a table, or make a monetary donation to the live auction all in one place.  Then you can drop it off at the church office, email it to us or mail it to Center of Unity, PO Box 667, Grapevine, TX 76099. 

EVENING SPONSORS

Thank you to the local businesses that became sponsors.

Gold Sponsors

Gentry Air Conditioning

817-488-6733
Founded in 1984, Gentry Air Conditioning has been serving the local area of over  30 years with a focus on reliable service & quality workmanship.

At Gentry AC, we make it our mission to facilitate the upkeep of your home or business. We believe every citizen of North Texas deserves to come home to or work in a comfortable environment, and it’s our job to ensure that’s the case.

Food Saved Me

817-421-3663 (FOOD) 
 Katherine specializes in disease prevention and empowering students to make changes at home that are healthy and easy. She provides a level of encouragement and hope that is unmatched in her field. In 2015, she opened a 5,000 sq ft demo kitchen in Southlake, Texas to further her mission of providing free nutrition and cooking classes to empower people to change their lives for the better. Her office, Food Saved Me, was recently recognized as a Saladmaster Cookware “Master Dealership”, a prestigious award given to the Top 25 offices in the world. 

Silver Sponsors

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt

817-857-6206 
At Menchie's we focus on quality, variety and innovation to offer you only the best-in-class frozen yogurt with limited time flavors available in store every month. Our innovative research and development team works diligently to come up with fun and exciting frozen yogurt flavors so there is always something new to try at a store near you and with fewer calories than ice cream it's even easier to enjoy! The team also develops unique items like Menchie's custom frozen yogurt cakes. Come smile with us. 

The Grove Team

817-337-0000
Founded back in 1995, Grove Team provides more than two decades of experience to assist homeowners in every aspect of the real estate process. Regardless of if it is about selling your Keller home or buying a new one, Grove Team - Keller Williams pledges to you, our client, the very best transition. Past clients endorse us. Over 50% of our business each year results from past clients returning or past clients referring the Grove Team. 

Bronze Sponsors

Universal Systems

817-589-9966
Universal Systems provides custom designed electronics for the modern home & office. Founded in 1995, the company has grown over the years to encompass all aspects of home entertainment, automated control systems, voice/data networking, and security electronics. With an emphasis on Custom Installation, we stand ready to meet your schedule with a fully trained staff and stocked inventory.  We also offer 24 hour monitoring and emergency repair service. TX State Security License - B-20365 

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