Dinner Theater & Silent Auction

Friday & Saturday, February 1 & 2 | 6:00 p.m. (Doors open at 5:00 p.m) | At First MB Church | Free to Attend 

Our denomination holds a national youth convention every four years, and it's coming up!  In April 2019, hundreds of high school students from M.B. churches all over the country with gather together in Glorieta, New Mexico for YouthCon 2019!  It's five days of high-energy and challenging main sessions, opportunities to learn and live out our gifts to make an impact in our communities back home, and lots of fun activities to bond with other students.  This experience is built to help students connect with God and discover what they have been created to do.  Mentors, parents, teachers, and students at First MB Church are excited to see what God will do through an event like this!  We estimate that 75 high school students from First MB will travel to New Mexico.  For each student, this is a once-in-a-high-school-career opportunity, but the cost is high, at $650 per person.

Students and families have been participating in various fundraisers over this past year, but our biggest (and definitely most fun) fundraiser is coming up soon... and YOU are invited!  Our Dinner Theater and Silent Auction will be held Feb. 1 & 2.  The night is built around an original comedy, " )))  and promises to be an entertaining (and hilarious) evening.  All the proceeds from each night will go to the students to help them get to YouthCon 2019.  This is a ticketed event, so reserve your tickets at the Connect Table on Sunday mornings (or email us).  The event is free but the ticket confirms your seat because space is limited!

I Want to Donate Something for the Auction, How Do I Do That?

We are looking for businesses and individuals to donate or sponsor an item/experience for people to bid on!  Each item will showcase the business or sponsor as well as any other promotional material the sponsor would like.  All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be delivered when your donation is received.  If you would like to help be a sponsor please email us at students@firstmbchurch.org.  And thank you in advance for your donation!  CLICK HERE for our donation letter (for more details)


It's Free to Attend, but Why Do I Still Need a Ticket?!

It's free to attend, however, space is limited and we want accurate numbers for the meal.  You can attend both nights if you would like (since there are separate auction items)!  There are different colored tickets for each night.  And you can get your tickets at the Connect Table on Sunday mornings OR emailing us at students@firstmbchurch.org to reserve your spots.


What is The Schedule?

5:00 p.m. Doors Open & Silent Auction Begin
    (Auction will end during intermission)
6:00 p.m. Dinner & Show (Act 1)
7:00 p.m. Intermission & Silent Auction
        YouthCon Free Will Offering
7:30 p.m. Silent Auction Ends
7:35 p.m. Dessert & Show (Act 2)
8:00 p.m. Auction winners announced! 

How Will the Auction Work?

It's a silent auction so you will write your name and bid on the bidding sheet.  Once the bidding is over the highest bidder will win that item.  The auction will be open from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. (during intermission).  There is no max number of items a person could win or limit on what they may bid.  It all goes to a good cause.  For the specific rules see below.  

What is the Comedy About?  

How to Fail in Show Business (Without even trying)

Alvin has graduated and he has a plan...unfortunately it is not the same plan as his parents. Alvin is working through the summer and then heading off to NY where undoubtedly ALL of his dreams of fame and fortune will come true. That's what happens nowadays, right?....Right????...

This original Comedy will be written, directed, and performed by the student ministry of First MB Church.  We are very excited to showcase our passion and talent with this comedy!


What Is The Meal?

It will be a delicious baked potato bar with all the fixings.  We will then have some scrumptious 4 layer cake for dessert.  We do have vegan and gluten-free options available by request.


What Should I Wear or Bring?

This night is for anyone so the dress is informal.  Come as you are!

Is There Childcare Available?

Possibly.  We are getting pretty full.  If you have need for childcare (8 years old or younger) please contact us ASAP at students@firstmbchurch.org.


Silent Auction Rules:

1. Bids are only allowed during the allowed time (5:00-6:00pm and 7:00-7:30pm).

2. When bidding a person will write their first AND last name and their bid on the bid sheet of their chosen item. The last/highest bid will be the winning bid for that item.

3. A person may bid on an unlimited number of items and there is no max bid (but there might be a minimum bid for certain items).

4. Each bid must be $1.00 or more than the previous bid.  No bids will be accepted using cents.

5. Once the auction is over, all bid sheets will be collected and each person will need to visit the cashier ‘s table after the show to see if they are a winner.

6. Must be present to win and all totals must be paid in full before prizes can be taken home (cash, check, or credit card).

7. Any decisions in disputed or illegal bids will be settled by the auction committee.

8. All sales are final and all items are sold on an “as is” basis.