As the excitement for the Olde Redding Faire builds, we ask you to consider donating to this year’s Silent Auction. We hope you will join us in celebrating our faire and auction.
Our silent auction is part of a tradition that goes back to 1957, when the first faire was held. The online Silent Auction has grown to be a significant area of the faire. In fact, the bidding starts the week before the faire!
Donations to the auction include gift cards, gift baskets, products, and services. Last year, we had donations such as crafts, including hand knitted afghans, quilts, artwork, and pottery; homemade food from soup to dessert, vacation rentals, and unique local daytrip experiences. You might have a different and wonderful idea for a new creative donation. Contact the Silent Auction team if you want to discuss ideas for your contribution.
All donations are greatly appreciated. Click here to donate. If you need help with this online process, please reach out for help.
We can pick up your donation or you can leave your donation in the church office starting on Sunday, September 24. We will coordinate drop off of food baskets and very large items. Please contact us for details.
The Silent Auction will open Saturday, September 23 and close on Saturday, September 30. You can view the donations and make bids in person during the faire on Saturday, September 30, between 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Please drop by!
Proceeds from the Silent Auction, which earned roughly $7,000 last year, benefited our church, as well as the Reading Food Pantry and Reading’s Mission of Deeds.
The First Congregational Church of Reading’s Women ‘n Stitches group is kicking off the “Dress a Girl Around the World” sewing project.
Dress a Girl Around the World is a campaign where you sew dresses for young girls in need, following a simple pattern that’s provided for you. For many of the girls, the dress you create may be the ONLY dress they will EVER have. We want it to be a high-quality product in which they feel dignified and beautiful. These girls live in areas where they are easy targets for trafficking; the new dress shows that they are cared for and may discourage would-be predators.
Caption: These dresses were made during the Reading MLK, Jr. Day of Service and we donated to the organization.
You can join us to create dresses as a group or you can pick up a kit with instructions to sew on your own. We will be meeting Tuesday, September 12, from 7:30 – 9pm at the church, 25 Woburn Street, Room 17.
More information about the program can be found here: