News & Events
In May, 2019, the Friends of the Crèche Board meet in Midway, UT. This historic meeting approved the transfer of our Archive Files to the University of Dayton! The move ensures our records a safe home under the guidance of the Archivists and near to our dear friend Father Johann Roten and the ever devoted staff including active Friends of the Crèche board members.
Much thanks to Rita Bocher, and Michelle Devitt for their consistent efforts!
Board Action May, 2019
*Approved New Board Members
*Accepted Proposals for the 2020 Meeting and 2021 Convention (Portland, OR)
New Board Member - Neil Allen (host of the 2021 Convention) is now our new webmaster.
Neil has been a member of FOTC since 2001. He and his wife Nora have hosted nativitiy events since 1993. Their collection has reached more than 30,000 visitors over those years. In 2014 a local NPR affiliate featured Neil in an interview with Anna King on Northwest Public Radio.
Neil will serve a vacant board opening, and be up for election at the Santa Fe Convention.
Website Reconstruction is an ongoing process -please email with your suggestions and input.
US Exhibits (Clip from Creche Herald)
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.
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