Happenings at the Cross
March 2018
Easter Sunrise Service
Mark Your Calendar for the 82nd Annual Easter Sunrise Service on April 1st

This year's speaker will be Frank Caruso, Christopher, IL. Soloist Jance Curry-Witzman, Murphysboro, IL. And Keyboard accompanist, Mara Williams, Murphysboro, IL.

The service will begin at 6:30 a.m. and doughnuts and coffee will be available in the Welcome Center. There will be directed parking and assistance available for handicapped individuals.

Make plans now to attend this annual service, and receive a blessing you won't soon forget!!
Honor Your Mother or Grandmother this Mother's Day with a Paver at Bald Knob Cross
A wonderful way to honor a loved one is with a permanent paver at Bald Knob Cross.

Purchase a paver for a Mother's Day gift by March 15th and it will be laid before Mother's Day.

Two paver size options are available. See the details here.
Par for the Cross
Save the Date: "Par for the Cross"

Date: Friday, May 4, 2018
Location: Jackson County Country Club
Time: Lunch and registration at 12:00 noon
Shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.
The format will be a 4 person scramble.
Golfer Per person - $50
4-Man Team Sponsor - $200
Hole Sponsor - $100

Registration information coming soon.
Hedmans Winery Dinner
Save the Date!

Our 2nd Annual Bald Knob Cross of Peace fundraising Dinner is scheduled for July 28, 2018 to be held at Hedman Vineyards. Tickets will be on sale in the near future.

Sponsorship opportunities include:

$1,000 Event Sponsor - includes mentions on invites, 4 dinner tickets, name included in Newsletters, on the BKCP Website and on event flyers and all social media posts regarding the dinner and signage at the dinner.
$ 500 Dinner Sponsor - includes 2 dinner tickets, table placards at dinner, and on the BKCP Website.

Ticket sales coming soon!

If you would like to become a sponsor, or have questions, contact the Fundraising Committee Chair, Debbie Pittman at  debpittman@mediacombb.net or Teresa Gilbert, Director@baldknobcross.com.
Blessing of the Bikes
Blessing of the Bikes T-shirt

Bikers, Mark Your Calendars and Plan to Attend on Sunday, April 29th, 2018 

No cost to attend, come and go event all day, plenty of food, fellowship, and music. CMA (Christian Motorcycle Association) chaplains will be atop Bald Knob Mountain to lead small groups in the prayers for the bikers, safety on the bikes, the ministry of CMA, and all those who are touched by the ministry and this event. 

T-Shirt orders will be available for online purchase on March 7th.
Cookie Class
First Class Cookies will be offering a "Cookie Class at the Cross" on Saturday, March 17th, beginning at 10 a.m. 

Class will be held in the Welcome Center at Bald Knob. The fee is $40 of which a portion will be donated back to Bald Knob Cross.  

We will be making adorable Easter cookies! Each class participant will receive recipes, and informational handouts on decorating with royal icing. We share with you some do's and don'ts, and how to make the icing (which is the secret to success) and get it to the correct consistency for decorating. We will demonstrate basic techniques for flooding and decorating the cookies with our "enticing icing".  

Each participant will be given a baker’s dozen (13) cookies (already baked by First Class Cookies) to decorate and take home with them.  

To enroll, please go to our First Class Cookies page on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/FirstClassCookies. Questions can be directed to Sharon at 833-6589 or Teresa at 713-5332. This is a great opportunity to learn something new, decorate some special Easter cookies, and help the Cross!!!
business card winner
Welcome Center Business Card Winner

The business card drawing winner for January is Chrisie Collins from Carbondale. Congratulations Chrisie!
Meet our Newest Welcome Center Volunteer
Jennifer O'Donnell

Jennifer has been an event volunteer for a couple of years but will now also be a regular welcome center volunteer. Welcome, Jennifer!
DID YOU KNOW?Donate Today
Did you know there is a Prayer Corner located in the Welcome Center, where visitors can leave a prayer request? And did you know you can submit a prayer request online ?
So what happens to these prayer requests?

  • Prayer request is submitted online or at the Prayer Corner at the Welcome Center
  • Request is received by Prayer Coordinator, Jeannie Housewright
  • Jeannie shares prayer request with her whole prayer team
  • Prayer request is prayed over by the prayer team which is located in several towns across the region

Prayer is powerful -- consider submitting your own prayer request or one on behalf of someone soon.

Would you like to be a member of the prayer team? Prayer requests are sent by email and you pray for them in your own home, on your own schedule.  Send me an email if you'd like to become part of the prayer team.
Save the Date for the "Run for the Cross"
Teresa Gilbert
Bald Knob Cross of Peace
Teresa Gilbert
Executive Director