News from Bald Knob Cross of Peace
Bald Knob Cross
June 2016
Happenings at the Cross!
Crossflame Youth Concert

We are excited to announce that the 60+ member Crossflame Youth Choir and orchestra will be appearing in concert at Bald Knob Cross on Friday, June 17th. The concert begins at 6:00 p.m., with fellowship beginning at 4:00 p.m. Hot dogs and snacks will be available for sale at the Welcome Center.

This award-winning ensemble will present a worship concert based upon the theme "Blessed are the Peacemakers," featuring music by Dan McClure, John Rutter, Mark Miller, Caldwell and Ivory and Dan Goeller.

Crossflame, from Hickory, North Carolina is making its 21st consecutive summer concert tour under the direction of Ron Sinclair. Previous tour locations have included Canada, Scotland and the eastern portion of the United States. In addition, Crossflame has appeared twice as part of a Sunday afternoon concert with an all-star cast at the Grand Ol' Opry in Nashville, TN.

4th of July From Bald Knob

fireworks If you like to watch the fireworks, but don't like the noise, atop Bald Knob Mountain is where you need to be on the evening of the 4th of July. On a clear night, you can watch fireworks from several different communities, without any noise, because they are so far away.

The gate will be open later than usual, and the Welcome Center will be open, so bring a lawn chair and plan to come watch the "silent fireworks" from the highest point in southern Illinois!

A New Mower Donated!

new mowerWe are delighted to share that a donor who wishes to remain anonymous has generously donated a brand new mower to Bald Knob Cross!

This will make an enormous difference in our ability to more effectively maintain the grounds at the cross. Our present mowers were both in dire need of repairs. Can you tell our caretaker is pleased?

Thank you so much to those responsible for this wonderful donation!

Development Council Volunteers at Bald Knob Cross

painting project A big Thank You to Denna, Trina, Vicki and Crystal from the Shawnee Development Council for their volunteer time at the Cross on June 7th. Lots of sanding and painting was done to refurbish one of our large picnic tables. It will be the first to be moved up near the Cross. 

Would your group like to do a service project at Bald Knob Cross? We would love to have you come and share a few hours, a day, or a few days and experience the joy of contributing to this ministry. We will do our best to make your time enjoyable and meaningful. Contact Jeff, the Caretaker, at the Welcome Center (618) 893-2344 or Teresa, the Director, at
Name Plaques Installed

name plaquesDo you recognize any of the people in these pictures? If you said Wayman Presley, William Lirely, and Myrta Clutts, you're exactly right. Three people who are recognized as those who had the vision, made the sacrifices, and stayed the course to make Bald Knob Cross a reality. The pictures have been in storage for quite some time, but they are again proudly displayed on the walls of the Welcome Center, with new name plaques under each picture. 

If you haven't been to the cross in a while, come and visit and see the new name plaques and honor those who made the cross possible.
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!
Pavers Make Great Gifts!

paverThinking about what to do for Father's day? You could honor your loved ones with a commemorative paver brick to be a permanent part of the magnificent Bald Knob Cross grounds. Upon request, with your brick order we can send a card to present to the recipient that a brick has been ordered in their name. Or, if Dad/Grandpa is deceased, you can purchase a brick to honor them. See the details.
Upcoming Events
Mark Your Calendars

cross on the hillCrossflame Youth Rally, Friday, June 17th

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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