What is Dining for Dollar$? (D4$)
First of all, it's our annual fundraising auction! If you are new to First Church you may be unfamiliar with Dining for Dollar$ (D4$). Begun in 2005, Dining for Dollar$ quickly became our most popular collection of social events given by many different hosts throughout the year. Our hosts – church members and friends just like you - offer fun, social events such as dinners, luncheons, tours, adventures, services, and workshops. This year (2023 - 2024) we will bid on the offerings in an online auction throughout the month of June. Dining for Dollar$ is built on the concept of members creating and hosting fellow church members and their families & friends for dinners, teas and picnics, museum tours with lunch, pool parties, brunches & barbecues, cooking classes, and other events. In the past, we've raised as much as $60,000 towards the church's operating budget. Above all else, D4$ events are the talk of the church throughout the year. There are many events that are hosted by our church members and friends that allow us to be together in a myriad of ways. Especially following the last couple of years of the pandemic, we are anxious to see each in smaller groups in person, safely, and you just can't beat an outdoor patio dinner with church friends, a hike in Mission Trails followed by a picnic offered by your hosts, a beach bonfire, lawn bowling at Balboa Park, and many, many fun adventures which will offered from July 2023 through May 2024.
Let's build our community engagement with each other!