Beech Creek Wesleyan church is taking part in a “Cross †he Country” project helping spread the symbol of Christian faith across the country by placing simple white wooden crosses in the yards of many.
This cross; although small in size represents a much more powerful statement; to let everyone around us know that there is still a strong Christian faith in this country. Our hope is that this quiet statement of faith will spread from person to person, home to home and town to town across the country for all to see.
If you are interested in obtaining a cross to support this project or if you are interested in taking on this project in your church or organization please contact our church office. You can find some general information on how the crosses should be made at the bottom of this page and if you continue reading on you will learn a background story of of how the “Cross †he Country” project originated.
CROSS THE COUNTRY – The Story
When driving to, from, and through Frankenmuth Michigan, I am always intrigued with the many small simple crosses in the front yards of the homes we pass by. Those crosses are a statement of support for Frankenmuth’s Christian foundation.
Two years ago, an individual living in Frankenmuth complained about two crosses on a bridge in town. He requested that they be removed and the town removed them.
He then decided that, since he was so successful with the removal, the city shield should also be changed since it had, along with other symbols, a heart with a cross inside signifying the city’s Lutheran beginnings.
At that point, the residents decided they had had enough. Hundreds of residents made their opinions known by placing small crosses in their front yards.
Seeing this quiet but powerful statement from the community, the man removed his complaint. Those simple crosses remain in those front yards today.
After passing those crosses for two years, it finally hit me that a small cross in millions of front yards across our country could provide a powerful and inspiring message for all Americans passing them every day.
I think it might be time to take this idea across America. We have an administration that says “we are not a Christian nation” and everywhere you look the ACLU and others are trying to remove from our history, and current lives, any references to God, prayer, or the fact that our country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles.
The majority of Americans are Christians, why are we letting this happen to us?
IT’S TIME TO STAND UP AND MAKE A STATEMENT. A SMALL QUIET BUT POWERFUL STATEMENT.
IF YOU AGREE, PLACE A SMALL WHITE CROSS IN YOUR FRONT YARD OR GARDEN FOR ALL TO SEE THAT THEY ARE NOT ALONE.
It would be a beautiful thing to see crosses all across America.
If you or your church is interested in participating in the “Cross †he Country” project here is some basic information for you regarding the crosses. The crosses should be made 2 ft. to 2.5 ft. high, 1 ft. wide and the wood pieces should be 1.5” square. The bottoms should be cut to a point so they can be easily forced into the ground. The crosses should have two coats of white exterior paint on each one. To help better spread the meaning of the project a small card can be printed with information and be hung on the cross using string or twine. This will allow individuals looking at the crosses to have a place to go to find out more information about them; such as this page you are reading now.