News & Events
Friends of the Creche Board Meeting Highlights
August 10, 2020 Via Zoom
Present: Present: President- Sydne Yanko-Jongbloed (2022), Membership-Marilynn Gillespie (2021), Secretary- Helen Holder (2021), Web Master, 2021 Convention Chair- Neil Allen (2022), Judy Klein (2023), Alvin Strong (2021), Sue Parker ( 2022), Barbara Olson (2022), Ellen Mintz (2022), Frank Walkingshaw (2022), Kathy Cousins (2022), Carol Williams (2022), Treasurer-Toni Conway (ex-officio), Creche Herald- Michael Whalen (ex-officio), Rita Bocher (emeritus), Holly Zenger (emeritus), Judy Davis (emeritus)
President Sydne Yanko-Jongbloed welcomed participants to the ZOOM meeting. Neil Allen opened with prayer.
Treasurer Toni Conway reported a $6391.39 balance in the FOTC checking account.
Membership chair Marilynn Gillespie reported 330 members. Personal invitations to join work the best.
The next issue of the Creche Herald will have the ballots for the board election. Judy Klein and Marguerite Sullivan are running for the 2 seats. Completed ballots are due back by Oct. 15th.
Neil Allen has been working on the FOTC web site and Facebook page. Check out both and submit your pictures and stories to Neil.
The 2020 Annual Meeting in Newport RI has been canceled due to COVID-19. A virtual meeting is in the planning stages.
The plans for 2021 Convention in Portland OR are proceeding.
US Exhibits (2019 Dates - No 2020 Dates available)
13thAnnual Nativity Exhibit
Mary & Joseph Retreat Center
5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes,
Friday, December 6 to
Sunday, December 22, 2019
No admission, Focus on Joseph
Our Lady of Peace Catholic
2800 Mission College Blvd.
Check for dates and times:
Knights of Columbus Museum
1 State St.
New Haven, CT
Nov. 15 to Feb 2
Christmas in Europe
Franciscan Nativity Festival
December 6 (2-7pm)
December 7 noon to 4
December 8 noon to 4
4875 LaVema Road
Springfield, Illinois 62707
Friends of St. Alphonsus International Creche Exhibt
2025 Constance St
Sundays - Noon -4 p.m., M-F 10a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday 10a.m. - 4 p.m.
Begins Dec 1, 2019, Closes December 8
La Salette Shrine Light and Creche display
Nov. 28-Jan 5
5 to 9 daily. Donations welcome
Holy Faith Episcopal/Lutheran Church
6299 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd
Dec 7, 10 to 5 pm
No admission, ample parking.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints
1700 W. Sugnet, Midland, MI
900 Sets from around the world
Dec 6,7 & 8 - 11 a.m.-9p.m.
Dec 7 @ 7 p.m. Christmas Concert
MCFTA Camerita Singers & The Covenant Ringers of Memorial Presbyterian Church
No Admission Charge
Sandia Presbyterian church
Old San Ysidro Church
966 Old Church Road
Corrales, New Mexico 87048
Dec 14 & 15, 10-5 pm
University of Dayton Marian Library
A Labor of Love
Dec 2 through Jan 12
Check link for times and more info.
Harrisburg 18th Annual Creche Festival
Colonial Park United Church of Christ
5000 Devonshire Road (717-545-3782)
Dec. 6, 1 PM - 7 PM, Dec. 7, 10 AM - 7 PM, Dec.8, 8-4
Bible Museum on the Square
Mid November through early January
Bethlehem in Denton (Between Dallas and Oklahoma)
Well spring United Methodist Church
(Nativities on display from many countries
Georgetown, TX 78633
6200 Williams Dr.
Fri. Dec. 6, 3 to 8 pm
Sat Dec. 7, 9:30 am to 8 pm (no admission fee)
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, ELCA
Year ‘round Joy to the World collection
W 156, N8131 Pilgrim Rd
Mon-Thurs. 1-3 pm Sun 7:45 -10am
Guided tours by apt 262-251-2740