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.

Upcoming Events
TBD
World Crèche Congress
TBD
Friends of the Creche Board Meeting
Silent Auction
2019 Convention - Santa Fe, New Mexico

US Exhibits (Clip from Creche Herald)​

California

 

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 

 

Santa Clara

Our Lady of Peace Catholic

2800 Mission College Blvd.

Check for dates and times:

408-988-4585

Connecticut

Knights of Columbus Museum

1 State St.

New Haven, CT

Nov. 15 to Feb 2

Christmas in Europe

 

Illinois

Franciscan Nativity Festival

December 6 (2-7pm)

December 7 noon to 4

December 8 noon to 4

 

Chiara Center

4875 LaVema Road

Springfield, Illinois 62707

 

 

Louisiana

Friends of St. Alphonsus International Creche Exhibt

2025 Constance St

New Orleans

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

Contact: bcomiskey@bellsouth.net

Complimentary Admission 

 

Massachusetts

Attleboro

La Salette Shrine Light and Creche display

Nov. 28-Jan 5

5 to 9 daily. Donations welcome

 

 

Michigan

Saline

Holy Faith Episcopal/Lutheran Church

6299 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd

Dec 7, 10 to 5 pm

No admission, ample parking.

Midland

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

New Mexico,

Albuquerque

Sandia Presbyterian church

 

Old San Ysidro Church
966 Old Church Road 
Corrales, New Mexico 87048

Dec 14 & 15, 10-5 pm

ellenkairot110@hotmail.com

505-205-9180

 

Ohio

 

Dayton

University of Dayton Marian Library

A Labor of Love

Dec 2 through Jan 12

Check link for times and more info.

https://www-staging.udayton.edu/marianlibrary/art-exhibits/at-the-manger.php

 

Pennsylvania

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

 

Tennessee

Collierville

Bible Museum on the Square

Mid November through early January

Texas

Bethlehem in Denton (Between Dallas and Oklahoma)

 Over 3,600 depictions of the Infant Jesus and company. Viewings daily by appointment only.  Groups up to 10 persons maximum. (Phone: 940-231-4520   jkmk@grandecom.net  - www.bethlehemindentonco.com)

 

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)

 

Wisconsin

 

Menomonee Falls

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

www.holycrosslutheran.org

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