Whether attending a special event, or just making the journey up without a special occasion, you are in for a treat. Bald Knob Mountain is the second highest point in Southern Illinois and offers wonderful views, particularly in the fall.
Major Upcoming Events at Bald Knob Cross in 2019
April 20, 2019 – Worship at the Cross, 7 p.m.
April 21, 2019 – 83rd Annual Easter Sunrise Service, 6 a.m.
Come celebrate our risen Lord!
Angela Baughman, Steady-On Ministries, will bring the message.
Cassie Sharp, the C-Sharp Project, will provide our music.
Greeting will be given by Murphysboro Mayor Will Stephens.
Bell ringers are Emerson (age 2) and Will (age 7) Presley, great grandchildren of Bald Knob Cross visionary Wayman Presley.
Optional: If you don’t want to drive up to the cross, shuttle service for the Easter sunrise service is available for $5.00 per rider. The shuttle leaves Walker Funeral Home in Alto Pass at 5:15 a.m. Reservations recommended but not required. Reserve by emailing email@example.com or calling 618-713-8516.
April 28, 2019 – 27th Annual Blessing of the Bikes
Sponsored by the Christian Motorcycle Association. Chaplains will be available for bike blessings between 8am and 3pm with a brief service at noon. See the details here.
May 2, 2019 – National Day Of Prayer Observance Set In Anna
The National Day of Prayer is scheduled to be observed in Union County on Thursday, May 2. The observance is being hosted by the City of Anna and coordinated by the Union County Alliance of Churches. The event will again be held at the band shell in the Anna City Park. The service will begin at 7:00 p.m. and last approximately 30 minutes. Bring a lawn chair and join with others in the community praying for our county, state, and nation.
May 3, 2019 – 2nd Annual “Par for the Cross” Golf Scramble
Held at the Jackson County Country Club, 5776 Country Club Rd, Murphysboro
Register to attend here.
- July 27, 2019 – Fundraising Dinner/Silent Auction
To be held at Hedman’s Vineyard & Peach Barn
Register to attend here
- October 11, 2019 – 2nd Annual “Run for the Cross” 5K Run/Walk
Beginning at the Alto Pass Pavilion
- October 19, 2019 – 3rd Annal Fall Colors at the Cross
Enjoy the beauty of the season!
- Christmas at the Cross – check back for the date and details
- December 20, 2019 – Blue Christmas Service
A service of remembrance for those who are grieving