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Christmas Pine Tree

The Christmas Affair Craft Show

November 2nd  9am - 2pm 

About the Show

A poem by Linda Huffington


On the first Saturday of November each and every year

John McMillan Presbyterian Church becomes a winter wonderland known far and near,

As hundreds of faithful followers and nearby friends

Converge on our doorstep for special Christmas treats and gifts to send.

It’s truly an extraordinary event that touches one’s heart

As we realize how many faithful want to take part.

As preparations begin late summer and fall

Men, women, children, crafters and bakers answer the call.

The shopping bag designers begin crafting each unique design

Which will be given to each shopper in line,

Candy and jelly makers fill the kitchen with candy and wonderful smells

As dedicated members bake goodies at home decorated with sprinkles and frills.

Crafters with many unique and special gifts to sell

Apply, are judged and selected for their special skill.

As the big day approaches, so many jobs to fill,

Parkers and van drivers to transport the crowd up on the hill.

Chefs and kitchen helpers to cook and feed the crowd,

And many volunteers who sell baked goodies and handcrafted items abound.

After an exciting and tiring day of much fun and toil,

The major cleanup begins by JMPC’s most loyal.

The wintry scene and festive aire

Overnight become once again a sanctuary of prayer.

Anticipation is great as proceeds are gathered and counted,

And hope for more mission dollars and possibilities are touted.

Prayers answered, good news indeed,

Another great year of over $10,000 for many homeless and in need.

Information for Crafters

Craft Show Saturday, November 2, 2024, 9am-2pm 

If you are accepted into the show, you will receive a Reservation Form in June 2024.  Crafters not accepted will be placed on a waiting list.  


8’ space - $85.00

10’ space - $95.00

12’ space - $115.00 

14’ space - $125.00 

Electricity - $8.00 

Set-up Friday: 3:00-7:30 pm Saturday: 7:00 - 8:30 am 

Each space is rented by the size requested. Tables will be available upon request. If you have an extra display, you will need to request a larger space to accommodate your needs. For example, if you request an 8 ft space  with an 8 ft table and also have a standing display; you will need to request a 10 ft space or larger to fit your  spacing needs.  

Each crafter participating in the Christmas Affair will be asked to donate a handcrafted item(s) valued at  least at $25.00 or more for our Chance Auction that will be held the day of the show. 

Our craft show also features our own bakery, candy, and cafe΄ areas. All proceeds benefit local, national, and  worldwide mission projects. Last year we were able to give $11,000 to missions.

For more information contact Leslie:


Crafter Application

To apply, please fill out the online application or download the application and send by May 24, 2024 

▪ Complete application

▪ Upload pictures of your handmade crafts for jury selection

Online Application

Please list all craft items you will be selling at your table and their prices: 

ALL ITEMS must be handcrafted by you or another crafter and approved by our Jury Committee.

Attach image(s) below (Not available on mobile)

To help determine how many crafters  we can fit, please check your requested  space size.

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Thanks for applying!
We’ll get back to you soon.

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