29th Annual Boutique – November 1, 2014
The Christmas Boutique is an annual event run at the First Baptist Church to benefit the youth activities of the church. This event was started in 1986 to raise funds to help the youth of FBC of Bethlehem attend a national youth conference in Los Angeles.
Since then the proceeds have helped to defray the costs of many such trips as well as provide scholarships for summer camping programs and other youth related activities. For example, during the late 1980′s, funds from several of the shows were used to assist in the building of a new wing of the church used during the week for a nursery school and on Sundays for Sunday School classes.
The original show was populated with about 40-crafters. Today the boutique is a juried show with over 100-spaces for crafters. From a small show physically contained within the church gymnasium it has grown to require 8 rooms located throughout the church.
Lunch and beverages are available for purchase throughout the day. We believe this is now the largest, single-day, not-for-profit craft show in the Lehigh Valley. Come check us out and enjoy a relaxing day of shopping!