Come to our 15th Anniversary Gala to Bid on These Fabulous Silent Auction Items:
Bishop John Shelby Spong’s “Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy” Summer Class offered at PSR July 11-15, 2016 (2 Available!)
(Valued at $380-$2100)
John Shelby Spong has been an ordained priest and an elected bishop of the Episcopal Church for 54 years. As a leading spokesperson for an open, scholarly, and progressive Christianity, Bishop Spong has taught at Harvard and at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He has also lectured at universities, conference centers, and churches in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. He has authored 84 books which have sold over a million copies, including: The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic; A New Christianity for a New World,Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism, Resurrection: Myth or Reality? Why Christianity Must Change or Die, and his autobiography, Here I Stand. (Class offered for CEUs or for academic credit).
Celebrating the Body Erotic Workshop (1 registrant) from Body Electric (Valued at $595)
For 30 years, The Body Electric School has provided expert and innovative education in a safe and inclusive environment providing participants access to being fully transparent and loving. Body Electric is commited to expanding people’s understanding of the role that sexuality can play in their personal and spiritual lives.Via a structured series of workshops, Body Electric’s programs support individuals in aligning their sensuality, sexuality, spirituality, sexual expression, and erotic energy. The ultimate goal is wellness and fulfillment. Participants will leave a workshop feeling honored and at home in their bodies. The workshops are conducted by trained professionals in safe, secure, clean environments. Body Electric has its roots in eastern traditions such as Tantra and Taoism.
Two Hour Interior Design Consultation with Michael Merrill Design Studio (Valued at $750)
Michael Merrill Design Studio creates beautifully pared-down environments that are deceptive in their simplicity. Our work is as much about what is left out as what is included. This approach requires that each design element be carefully chosen and meticulously executed. The resulting space should convey a feeling of warmth, comfort, and well-being.
Two Tickets to the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) 2017 40th Anniversary Gala (Valued at $500)
The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has been advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education since it was founded in 1977. Each year, NCLR shapes the legal landscape for all LGBT people and families across the nation through its precedent- setting litigation, legislation, policy, and public education. For more than three decades, NCLR has led historic cases, and it is still blazing trails in pursuit of justice, fairness, and legal protections for all LGBT people.
Lunch with NCLR’s Executive Director Kate Kendell and CLGS’s Managing Director Justin Tanis (Valued at Priceless Conversation)
Join Kate Kendell, Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights and Justin Tanis, Managing Director of CLGS for a fun lunch outing. Share your vocational aspirations, talk about upcoming campaigns and advocacy efforts for LGBTQ rights, and enjoy a nice meal.
Gift Certificate for Financial Planning Consultation with Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management (Valued at $500)
Unlike many advisors and managers who only seek out the high net worth investor, Gerber Kawasaki offers two financial planning programs, wealth building and wealth management. Wealth building is most often geared at younger individuals and their families, aged 25-45, who are seeking advice and investments which will grow their wealth and help them pursue their unique investment goals. Wealth Management is aimed at more affluent clients and investors. The firm serves more than 4000 families across the country. Gerber Kawasaki Wealth & Investment Management is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA,
LGBT Pride Pack from Sagrada Sacred Arts (Valued at $120)
SAGRADA is a multi-faith book and supply store that offers a wide range of beautiful products in a restful inspiring atmosphere including meditation supplies, liturgical vestments, robes, jewelry, and more!
A Dual Membership to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) (Valued at $150)
SFMOMA will re-open its doors on May 14, 2016. The transformed and expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) opens to the public on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Purpose-built to showcase the museum’s celebrated collection, the new SFMOMA was designed by the architecture firm Snøhetta, and seamlessly integrates a 10-story expansion with the original Mario Botta–designed building. With nearly three times more gallery space than before, the museum is opening with 19 special exhibitions, including a curated selection of 260 postwar and contemporary works from the distinguished Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, the first presentation of more than 600 works promised through the museum’s Campaign for Art, cherished favorites from SFMOMA’s permanent collection and works specially commissioned for the new museum.
Signed book by Jewelle Gomez (Valued at $150)
Jewelle Gomez is a writer and activist and the author of the double Lambda Award-winning novel, THE GILDA STORIES from Firebrand Books. Her adaptation of the book for the stage “Bones & Ash: a Gilda Story,” was performed by the Urban Bush Women company in 13 U.S. cities. The script was published as a Triangle Classic by the Paperback Book Club.
Two Tickets to Beach Blanket Babylon (Valued at $150)
Beach Blanket Babylon, the world’s longest running musical revue and one of the most popular San Francisco attractions, is a high energy pop culture satire and the perfect night out with friends. The San Francisco Chronicle says Beach Blanket Babylon is a “must-see” and gives the show its highest rating! Celebrating over 15,000 performances, Beach Blanket Babylon has become a world renowned record-breaking success. Seen by nearly six million people from around the world, this internationally acclaimed musical revue continues to delight audiences at Club Fugazi in the City’s North Beach district with its hilarious spoofs of pop culture, spectacular costumes and outrageously gigantic hats!
A Seven-Set Book Collection by author David Kundtz. Valued at $100
Books include Quiet Mind: One-Minute Retreats from a Busy World and Being Present.
David Kuntz is an alumni of the Graduate Theological Union, a marriage and family therapist, and a successful mindfulness author. With well over 100,000 books sold, one reviewer commented that” Kundtz is an innovator in bringing the ancient wisdom of the world’s spiritual traditions to modern readers, using language and concepts familiar to the contemporary, and too often pre-occupied, western mind.”
A Complete Set of Queer Clergy Trading Cards
It’s not easy to be out and queer and Christian clergy.This project seeks to make Queer Clergy feel like superheroes. “God called us into ministry not to spite our queer identity but because of it. It is a shifting nature of church out there, and queer clergy are uniquely positioned to reach out across divides and think outside the box. With our colleagues in ministry, we’re ready to take on the future of Christianity and add voices unheard and stories untold, from our own experience and that of our community.”
Four Free Passes to the GLBT History Museum in San Francisco and A Coffee Mug (Valued at $25)
The GLBT Historical Society collects, preserves and interprets the history of GLBT people and the communities that support them. Founded in 1985, we are recognized internationally as a leader in the field of GLBT public history. The GLBT Historical Society is a registered 501(c)3 educational nonprofit organization.
More Details Coming Soon about These Additional Silent Auction Items:
- A Print by Susan McAllister – Watercolor of Brehaut House in Alameda, CA. (Valued at $100)
- Shabu Shabu Party for 6 from Michele Horn Davis (Valued at $400)
- Art by Molly Johnson
- Original Drawing by CLGS Managing Director Justin Tanis (Valued at $250)
- Hand-knitted Shawl by Jen Gall (Valued at $250)
- Schauplatz Gift Certificates (Valued at $100)