News from Bald Knob Cross of Peace
Bald Knob Cross
August 2016
Happenings at the Cross!
coloring book page
Do You Have Artistic Abilities?

We are looking for someone who can sketch some simple pictures of the cross and surroundings so that we can create coloring sheets for children who visit the welcome center. Nothing fancy -- just outlined pictures so we can add little story lines to them and make something interesting for children. 

Interested? Let us know at Thanks!
It's Membership Time!

Did you know that the membership year for Bald Knob Cross begins August 1? Of course you can join anytime, but this is the time of year when current members renew and we welcome new people into membership. 

What does membership include? 
  • Membership Card
  • Membership Decal
  • Merchandise Discount
  • Annual Membership Meeting/Update
  • Discount for Event Planning
  • Email Updates
  • Elect the Board of Directors 
  • Support the Continued Restoration/Improvement of the Bald Knob Cross of Peace and Its Grounds

How do you become a member?  Just follow this link and all the information is provided for you.

Flowers Make All the Difference!

Welcome Center flowers If you haven't been to the Welcome Center in the past couple of months, you may not recognize it the next time you come. 

Our Caretaker Jeff has been busy planting flowers, landscaping, and putting in decorative rock to create a lovely area near the front entrance. I don't think Jeff even knew he had a green thumb! But his attention to this detail is creating a lovely backdrop to the grounds of the cross. And the hummingbirds are amazing! 

Come check it out.
flowers at the Welcome Center
Most Current Needs
  • Our most current need at Bald Knob was mentioned last month -- 4 or 5 foot bush hog, cost is approximately $1,000. We are thankful that we have a volunteer who plans to bush hog a large section of the property in the next couple of weeks, which is so very appreciated. Hopefully we will find a donor soon so we can purchase a bush hog and then be in a position to keep some additional areas of the property cleared. If you are interested in supporting this project but cannot provide the total cost, we will certainly hold your donation until a full purchase can be made. 
  • make a differenceBenches for the grounds - we had a donor who was interested in providing several benches for the grounds in and around the cross, but it's likely this donation will not be able to be made in the near future. We have made some initial preparations for the benches, and have received another donation of large limestone vases to complement the benches. If you would be interested in providing even one bench, it would be greatly appreciated.
  • Volunteer to work at the Welcome Center on Fridays. The Welcome Center is open most days and staffed by volunteers. We still need someone who would be available to come on one or more Fridays to welcome guests. If you could donate a little of your time on any Friday of the month, and like to visit with people, please let us know! 

Thank you in advance for your support!


Interested in more information about any of the current needs? Contact Teresa Gilbert at
Meet a Volunteer

Lee FurryFeatured volunteer this month is Lee Furry, who donates time to host the Welcome Center a couple blocks of time each week. Lee works full time but also highly values the opportunity to give back to her community, and we are truly blessed to have her smiling face and outstanding skill set at Bald Knob Cross. 

Thanks, Lee!
Bequest Received

Bald Knob Cross was blessed to receive a small bequest this month from an individual who died in recent months and wanted to assist Bald Knob in continuing to carry out the ministry that had touched his life for many years. We are forever grateful for these kinds of donations, for which Bald Knob is so dependent. It continues to be a cross of the people supported by the people, as was the original vision of Wayman Presley.
Interested in Becoming Involved?
Welcome Center: We need some additional volunteers to serve as Greeters at the Welcome Center when guests come to visit the Cross. Regular or occasional blocks of time available. Email if you'd like more information.

Prayer Team: Would you be willing to pray regularly for the ministry of the Cross, and for submitted prayer requests? Consider joining our email prayer team. Contact for more information.

Become a Member: For a small annual donation, you can become a member of the Bald Knob Cross of Peace today! Click here for more information and to download the membership application.

Thank you for your support of Bald Knob Cross of Peace!
Upcoming Events
Mark Your Calendars

cross on the hillSaturday, August 20, 2016 - Whittler Fun Run

Additional events to be held at Bald Knob are being considered for 2016. If you would like to assist with planning an event for next year, please send an email to 
Create your own event at Bald Knob!

Teresa Gilbert




Teresa Gilbert

Executive Director 

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