We want to extend a special "thank you" to our sponsors for their commitment to our Gala & Auction!
Mark & Carol Howe
Rick & Sue Schultz
Donna Chabot & Bill D’Augelli
Ed & Kim Crater
Charlie & Cathy Jackson
Scot & Melissa Hollmann
Kevin & Katie Willis
Paul & Nancy Johnson
Allan & Trudy Hughes
Richard & Julie Payne
Don't forget to check out some of the great items up for bid in this year's gala! Get your group together and decide what you might like to bid on together, or scope out some of the great silent auction items...
Preview a selection of items that will be up for bid in this year's live and silent auctions! The CAREibbean Cruise Gala is set for Saturday, November 7. Get more details at www.firstmethodistgrapevine.org/gala. If you have items to donate, simply drop them by the church office!
Valentine's Day Cruise
Ready to Set Sail? One of our Live Auction items is a 7-Day Western Caribbean Cruise for 2 Over Valentine's Day!! Warm waters, balmy breezes, white sands and brilliantly colored undersea life await you on this cruise from Texas to the tropics. This special Package includes a Balcony Stateroom with your choice of 4 different add-ons, sailing from the Port of Houston February 13-20, 2016. First Port of Call is Cozumel, Mexico - The island of Cozumel off the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula continues to be known for its fantastic fishing, snorkeling and diving opportunities. Looking for more adventure? How about a Swim with dolphins or explore the Mayan Ruins at Tulum! (LIVE AUCTION)
One Hour Flight with pilot Mike Clark in his RV-8 Plane
With over 40 years of private, military and airline experience, you get to pick your flying time with Mike. Want breakfast or lunch at Lake Texoma? A flight around the perimeter of the Metroplex? Mike says "The flight will be priceless. For everything else, there's MasterCard!" (LIVE AUCTION)
Evening or daytime gathering with Dr. Cindy Ryan for an informal presentation on an agreed-upon topic for any number of participants. (LIVE AUCTION)
4 one-day Disneyland Park Hopper Passes (LIVE AUCTION)
Riverboat Twilight Mississippi River Cruise
Enjoy a 2 day cruise on the Missisippi River departing and returning to LeClaire, IA just north of the Quad Cities. All meals, one night lodging at the riverfront Grand Harbor Resort in Dubuque. Enjoy complementary breakfast and shuttle plus admission to the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium before reboarding the Twilight for your return journey home. (LIVE AUCTION)
Cliffs on Possum Kingdom Lake
Enjoy a fabulous getaway in this luxurious condo overlooking Possum Kingdom Lake. 2 Night Stay at a 3 bedroom, 3 bath condo at The Cliffs on Possum Kingdom Lake (LIVE AUCTION)
One Week at Mollet Hide-A-Way in Boone, North Carolina
Enjoy a week at this lovely cabin nestled in the hills of North Carolina. Sleeps 6 with fully functional kitchen. Close to three ski areas, river rafting, and trout fishing. Also close to the Appalachian Trail and Blue Ridge Parkway. Enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains at this wonderful cabin! (LIVE AUCTION)
Gourmet Dinner for 8 at Café Mollet
You will have a choice of several gourmet menus that Chef John assures will be delightful! This 5-6 course meal will showcase Chef John's stellar culinary skills and hospitality. Get your group together and bid high for this great evening! (LIVE AUCTION)
Genealogy Search- Find Your Roots
Melissia will research up to 5 generations after an interview with you. Complete with a frameable family tree, family history binder and a copy of the compiled data (sources, photos, records)! Family Tree software and training also included if desired. (LIVE AUCTION)
Christmas Parade Viewing for 8 from the Patio at 925 Main
Drink hot chocolate or mulled cider and enjoy delicious snacks while watching the Christmas parade from the patio at 925 N. Main! Enjoy John's sterling personality as you and your party of eight enjoy Grapevine's lighted Christmas parade on December 4! (LIVE AUCTION)
Wine Tasting for 8
Wine Tasting for 8 | Food Pairings and Instruction from Professional Sommelier Included. Eight people will spend the evening with Joseph Moreno, a professional sommelier from Silver Fox Steakhouse in Grapevine, who will lead you through the art of wine tasting. Several varieties of white and red wines will be compared and contrasted along with a great dinner made up of courses paired to complement the wines. An evening of education, fine dining, and fun. (LIVE AUCTION)
A week in a Steamboat Springs, Colorado Condo
Enjoy a week's stay at a 2 bedroom condo in the heart of Steamboat Springs, CO. You can comfortably sleep 6 with 2 queen bedrooms and a queen sleeper sofa. There also is a fully appointed kitchen to enjoy if you choose! (LIVE AUCTION)
A Day of Handyman Help
Ed is ready to help take care of that nagging "to do" list you have hanging over your head! With his array of wonderful tools and his knowledge of "fixits," he'll have things done and your list cleared in no time! Bid high for Ed's expertise! (LIVE AUCTION)
Reserved Parking Space right up front near the Sanctuary entrance... (LIVE AUCTION)
Golf for 4 at Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch 2 Carts included
Enjoy 18 holes at Wildhorse Golf Club as a twosome or foursome!! There is a cart for each twosome!! This is a great deal on a great course for you and your friends! (LIVE AUCTION)
Authentic Mexican or Gourmet French dinner for 8
Authentic Mexican OR Gourmet French dinner for 8 with Jose Poot & Rich Reece EITHER Enjoy 5 courses of high cuisine with San Angel dishes served in the style of Mexico City, Veracruz, Puebla. Jose showcases his talents along with those of his excellent sous chef, Rich, at your home with these specialty dishes and history included! OR: French dinner for 8 featuring selections from the Alsace region of France with a German influence. The meal will be designed, prepared and served in your home by the chefs, and tailored to the season and your tastes. Absolutely magnificent! (LIVE AUCTION)
A Sunset Sail for 4 on Lake Grapevine with cocktails and snacks
Imagine a beautiful evening sail on Lake Grapevine with an experienced crew from the Grapevine Sailing Club! You'll have a perfect evening with friends aboard this Catalina 30 sailboat. (LIVE AUCTION)
Baby Bear Rocking Chair
Imagine your little most special little toddler rocking away in this incredible rocking chair! Build with love, you will want this piece to grace your favorite family for generations to come! Lovingly hand-made by Ed Crater. (LIVE AUCTION)
Film Strip Quilt Made by Anne Rhoades
Anyone will enjoy the vibrant colors and beauty of design pieced and machine quilted to grace your King Size bed! This will become an heirloom in your family! (LIVE AUCTION)
One Week Stay in Condo in Dillon, Colorado
A home away from home for a memorable vacation with family or friends, enjoy a summer or winter week at this beautiful, privately owned 2 bedroom condo. Just 9 miles from Brekenridge and 2 miles from Dillon. There are beds and nooks for up to six! (LIVE AUCTION)
Craft Brew & BBQ for 30
Imagine some of the finest pit masters preparing variety BBQ meats for you and 29 of your closest friends at your home or theirs. Plus Home Brew crafted by brewmaster Curtis Price. Couldn't get more Texan! (LIVE AUCTION)
Super Bowl Party for 20
Ready for some really good food and for the 2016 Super Bowl? The ACYM parent cooks will prepare and deliver your Super Bowl goodies! Make this Super Bowl extra special with this great treat!
Dallas Stars Tickets
Two tickets to the Friday, November 27 (day after Thanksgiving) Dallas Stars vs. Vancouver Canucks game at 7:30 PM. This photo shows you the great view you'll have from your Section 112 seats! Parking pass to the green lot is included.
Doll House Toy Box
Handcrafted by Ed Crater
Ladies Leather Jacket
Ladies Leather Jacket with Rabbit Lining & Fox Collar
Navy Blue "Zanella" Jacket, size 6
Felt "Peace on Earth" Red Christmas Wreath in with Burlap Bow
Want to Help with the Gala? Volunteering is Easy! Volunteers are needed the week of the Gala in the Church Office as well as for Setup, Table Monitors & Clean Up at Austin Ranch on the day of the Gala. Visit our Sign-Up Genius page to sign up.
Don't forget to get your tickets early and save! Gala tickets are $45 each up until September 30. Starting October 1, they are $50 each. Get your tickets online, in the church office, or outside the Sanctuary or Founders Chapel on Sunday morning.
Our nextiFratelliDoughNation day is Monday, October 5. On that day, eat at any of the iFratelli locations, mention FUMC Grapevine, and they will give 15% back to support our CAREibbean Cruise Gala! This applies to dine-in, carry-out and delivery!
Also, mark October 19 on your calendar... we'll have a similar benefit at Spring Creek BBQ in Grapevine from 5 to 9 PM. We'll need 150 people to attend in support of our church in order for us to get 20% of the sales (if fewer than 150 attend, we get 10%). To-go orders count too!