ASP Auction Book 2019


ASP Auction and Lunch:
Sunday, April 28th at noon
Metropolitan Memorial Vestry


Items for Auction


Casual Sunday Brunch for 8 (A1)
After church, come by our home in Bethesda for quiche, waffles, baked French toast, fresh fruit (menu open to negotiation) at a mutually agreed upon date. Donated by Caralee Adams.
Estimated value: $50

Candy Basket (A2)
Basket of Candy with iTunes gift card! Donated by the Adams Family.
Estimated value: $50

Imperial Saintly Spaghetti (A3)
Tastes like heaven! Enjoy a delicious meal for a family of 4-6 with spaghetti, salad, French bread, and brownies for dessert. Delivered to your home! One week’s notice please. Donated by Pyper Imperial.
Estimated value: $50

Chocolate Basket (A4)
All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. The staff of National United Methodist Church has collaborated to bring you this collection of chocolate. Donated by The Church Staff.
Estimated value: $100

Sam’s Texas Chili (A5)
You’ll get a 12-quart pot of Texas Chili, plus a 6-quart pot of pinto beans on the side, which is enough for 12 Texans or 24 people with “normal” appetites. Gauge your party size accordingly. Sam needs two week’s notice for preparation. Donated by Sam Rawlings. Estimated value: $200

High Tea Basket (A6)
IT’S ALWAYS TIME FOR TEA. Take comfort with this delightful collection of assorted teas, cookies, implements, and furnishings to make your next tea party a success. Comes with a gift certificate for a dozen homemade scones. Let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things. Donated by Anita Seline. Estimated value: $75

One Monthly Meal for Residents of St. Luke’s House for a Year (A7)
St. Luke’s House is our transitional housing shelter for men who have experienced homelessness but are in the process of last steps of employment that generates sufficient income to enable them to move out into their own housing. The men are responsible for providing for themselves relative to breakfast and lunch on a daily basis and dinner 3 evenings per week. On the other evenings, dinners are contributed by members of our congregation, our Campus Kitchen Project, and the Culinary Arts Program at the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School. Donated by Kent Weaver. Estimated value: $300


Tickets to a Capitol Hill Concert (B1)
Your winning bid for a pair of tickets will allow you to choose the concert of your choice for this season, or next, presented by the Capitol Hill Chorale. The upcoming concert takes place June 1 and 2, and will present Paliashvilis Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. Or, you may take your choice of concerts in the 2019-2020 season, once those programs are announced. Donated by Ellen Bachman. Estimated value: $50

A Day of Championship Golf (B2)
Enjoy 18 holes of challenging golf at TPC Potomac, followed by lunch at the Club for 3 golfers. Test your game at the “Beast of the Beltway.” Donated by Brian Boyle. Estimated value: $600

Private Two-hour Capital Segway Tour for 4 People (B3)
Each rider will receive a radio headset so they can hear the guide as they cruise on their own personal Segway through the nation’s Capitol to tour the monuments and sites. Donated by the Burks Family. Estimated value: $350

2 tickets to the Nationals/Cubs Game on May 19 at 1:35 (B4)
The tickets are in Section 212, Row D, Seats 16 and 17, which is the first deck behind home plate with a great view of the entire field and the opportunity to catch foul balls. Donated by Lee Crockett. Estimated value: $154

Garden Review and Professional Hand Pruning (B5)
Personal Garden review with Elizabeth Doyle, wonder of Yankee Clippers, and 3 hours of professional pruning of your shrubs and small trees at a mutually agreed to time. Donated by Elizabeth Doyle. Estimated value: $300

One Week at “Treetops” Cottage in Virginia (B6)
One week at four-season Bryce Resort vacation home on Lake Laura with views of the North Mountains of Virginia. Three bedrooms and three baths; sleeps six. Pick your season and enjoy skiing, snowboarding and tubing in winter, or golf, tennis, swimming, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, zipline rides in other seasons. Or simply relax in front of the fire or out on the deck looking into the treetops and mountains. Two hours from Washington off I-81. Mutually agreeable dates. Donated by Judy Edstrom. Estimated value: $1,000

4 Tickets to a Nationals Baseball Game (B7)
Four of you will enjoy the Philadelphia Phillies vs. the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 7:05 PM at Nationals Park. This will be a wonderful opportunity to watch Bryce Harper in action! The donation also includes a parking pass. Donated by Roger and Carolyn Johnson. Estimated value: $344.

A 60-minute Professional Massage (B8)
Need to unwind? Or need to recover from overdoing it over the weekend? Stacy is a massage therapist with over 13 years of experience and can help your sore, overworked muscles recover. She practices from her home studio (which is approximately 5-10 minutes from National UMC), and offers weekday and occasional early evening hours. Donated by Stacy Krogh. Estimated value: $90

Interior Design Services (B9)
Want to freshen up your home that feels tired? Starting a new home project and would like a design professional’s advice? Stuck on an old home project and don’t know what to do next? Don’t know how to arrange the things in your home to give it a finished look? Need fabrics for upholstery or drapes and want to choose from a selection of over 100,000 fabrics available only to Interior Designers and the Trade? Get up to 2 hours of consulting. Donated by Dana Lehmer. Estimated value: $300 (2 hours)

2 Admissions to Metro Players Production (B10)
Enjoy a Metro Players production on us! The Spring production is the laugh-out-loud comedy I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick. Pick from 5 performances: Friday, May 3 at 8 PM; Saturday, May 4 at 5 PM; Sunday, May 5 at 2 PM; Friday, May 10 at 8 PM; and Saturday, May 11 at 2 PM. Donated by Metro Players. Estimated value: $30-$40

2 Admissions to Metro Players Production (B11)
Enjoy a Metro Players production on us! The Spring production is the laugh-out-loud comedy I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick. Pick from 5 performances: Friday, May 3 at 8 PM; Saturday, May 4 at 5 PM; Sunday, May 5 at 2 PM; Friday, May 10 at 8 PM; and Saturday, May 11 at 2 PM. Donated by Metro Players. Estimated value: $30-$40

New Year’s Eve Week at Bryce Mountain Resort (B12)  Recover from the hustle and bustle of Christmas by spending a week at Bryce Mountain Resort (less than 2 hours from DC) from Friday, December 27 to January 3, 2020.  The time-share condo can sleep six with 2 bedrooms and 3 baths, and is on an 18-hole gold course.  Depending on the weather, there is skiing, wintertubing, and snowboarding that can be followed by a trip to the fitness center with an indoor pool and hot tub.  New Year’s Eve activities include a buffet, a DJ with a band and dancing, a torch light parade, and fireworks at midnight.  Donated by Pat Simpich.  Estimated value:  $900.

A Book (Highlights from the National Gallery of Art) + an Optional Tour of the National Gallery’s Italian Renaissance or Dutch Art Collections (B13)
Sometimes we forget the wonderful museums that are right in our own backyard. Through this book, Highlights from the National Gallery of Art, you can become reacquainted with the amazing art treasures of our National Gallery. Cynthia will take the winning bidder and friends (up to six) on a personal tour of the Italian Renaissance collection or the 17th-century Dutch art collection. Donated by Cynthia Pugh. Estimated value: $25 (cost of the book); the value of the personal tour is priceless!

Tour of the US Capitol (B14)
An insider’s look at the U.S. Capitol takes you beyond the tour route and behind the scenes. Hear some historical tales and walk the halls of our nation’s lawmakers. Bring friends, family, colleagues, out-of-towners – up to 15! We can coordinate on schedule, Mondays through Saturdays are possible. Donated by Duane Pugh. Estimated value: Priceless!

UMW Circle 2 Exclusive Lunch and Conversation (B15)
Exclusive lunch and conversation (and a mystery gift!) with the vivacious and scintillating ladies of UMW Circle 2. For one or two people, at one of our favorite white tablecloth places on a 2nd Wednesday between September and May. Date and location to be discussed. Donated by UMW Circle 2. Estimated value: Priceless! (minimum bid $30)

Invitation to Attend a Luncheon and Hear a Fabulous Speaker at the Women’s Club of Chevy Chase (B16)
Members of the Woman's Club of Chevy Chase regularly gather on the 3rd Wednesday of the month for a catered luncheon followed by a short talk by a noted speaker, and we'd love for you to join us! Already planned for next season, for your selection, are: October - Steve Roberts, Cokie's husband, has a new book on Bethesda history; November - Chris Palmer, wildlife filmmaker, AU prof, very engaging speaker; January - Lulu Delancey, children’s author and illustrator, who illustrated Sonia Sotomayor's new book for children; February - Connie Morella, former congresswoman and ambassador; March - Ryan Rilette, Artistic Director of Round House Theater; May - Kate Markert, Executive Director of Hillwood. Donated by Phyllis Kokus and Barbara Gaskill. Estimated value: $25 for one person and $50 for two people.


Cookies for All Seasons (C1)
Four deliveries of 2 dozen cookies at your request – ginger, lemon, snickerdoodle, and pumpkin. Donated by Chris Adams. Estimated value: Wonderful!

Gingerbread and Cookie House (C2)
This gingerbread house sits on a brownie base, has a chocolate chip cookie roof, and is filled with additional cookies. House and all decorations are edible. Two weeks advanced notice required. To be delivered no later than December 23, 2019. Donated by Pam Ellsworth. Estimated value: $50+

2 Homemade Pies (C3)
From the kitchen of Mike Greene (Olivia Greene’s Dad), a former pastry chef at The Willard Intercontinental Hotel and Whole Foods, one Shoo-fly pie and one apple pie. Make your next meal a special occasion. Donated by Mike Greene. Estimated value: $40

Imperial Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake (C4)
Secret family recipe. Absolutely delicious chocolate chip cookie cake especially baked for you. Please provide one weeks’ notice. Donated by Pyper Imperial. Estimated value: $30

Hand-crocheted baby blanket (C5)
A one-of-a-kind white baby blanket in a shell pattern. Donated by Ann Michel. Estimated value: $25

Hand-crocheted baby blanket (C6)
A one-of-a-kind blue and green striped baby blanket, perfect for a baby boy. Donated by Ann Michel. Estimated value: $25

UMW Circle 9 Relaxing on a Rainy Afternoon Basket (C7)
Kick back, relax, read, do puzzles, sip tea or coca, snack, and ignore the weather outside. Donated by UMW Circle 9. Estimated value: $50

A Sampling of Goods Made Locally in the DMV Area (C8)
A basket of fun and useful goods that are made locally in our own DMV area, including raw wildflower honey, leather drink coasters, sea salt caramels in chocolate with images of historic national buildings, a BBQ seasoning gift set, coffee, a peppermint candle, and a banana dish towel. Donated by our National UMC Young Professionals group. Estimated value: $130


Floral Painting (D1)
A beautiful, framed piece of art that is a painting of flowers by Pat Cathey, numbered and signed by the artist. Donated by John and Jane Cunningham. Estimated value: Priceless!

Books from Around the World (D2)
The Red Fairy Book; the Folio Society, 2008; Donated by Pam Ellsworth. Estimated value: $79.95 (minimum bid: $25)

Books from Around the World (D3)
The Brown Fairy Book; the Folio Society, 2010; Donated by Pam Ellsworth. Estimated value: $50 when published (more now) (minimum bid $25)

Books from Around the World (D4)
The Violet Fairy Book; the Folio Society, 2010; Donated by Pam Ellsworth. Estimated value: $50 when published (more now – out of print and no longer available) (minimum bid $25)

Handmade Glass Earrings (D5)
A pair of handmade fused dichroic glass earrings made by renowned artist and National UMC member, Margaret Halpin. Donated by Margaret Halpin. Estimated value: $35

Kate Spade (Lenox) Snap Happy Pearls Tray (D6)
A non-lead crystal tray perfect for holding jewelry on the vanity, counter, or nightstand. New in box, never used. Donated by Kris Oberdick. Estimated value: $40


Green Your Lunches (E1)
Going Green? Then you need these reusable containers and earth-friendly kitchen gear to help you move away from plastic and do your part to save the planet. Donated by the Adams Family. Estimated value: $50

Craftsman Electronic Blower/Vac (E2)
Change from blower to vac in seconds; 14:1 mulch ratio (mulches 14 bags of leaves to 1); soft-touch handle. Donated by Jeane and Pete Fahrenthold. Estimated value: $60

Green Your Kitchen and Your Garden (E7)
Reusable/biodegradable sponges, scouring pads, food storage wrapper, wax paper sandwich bags, The Green Bible, books on sustainable gardening. Donated by the National UMC Green Team. Estimated value: $60


Over 40 Years Serving Appalachia

Or, why we have this auction

In 1969, Glen “Tex” Evans founded the Appalachia Service Project in response to the desperate poverty he witnessed while traveling in the hills of central Appalachia. Evans, a United Methodist minister and former missionary, established ASP’s first center at Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky. In the first year of ASP’s existence, volunteers repaired just four homes using whatever supplies they could scavenge. 

Tex Evans had a vision of a ministry that served a dual purpose: to empower the youth of America to live their lives in service to others and to transform the lives of Appalachia’s poorest families by offering them home repair. Today, more than forty years later, more than 17,000 volunteers repair approximately 500 homes in Appalachia each year.

ASP has played an important role in the youth ministry of National United Methodist Church for decades. This year marks our 45th year serving ASP.  It is a vital part of our senior high youth ministry as they participate in God’s work in Appalachia.

 The money raised during this auction will send crews of youth and adult volunteers to Lexington, Kentucky, for a life-changing experience.  Our dates for serving in mission with ASP are July 13th-20th . We are excited to build upon our more than four decades of work with ASP.