DSC03181A more permanent attraction at Freedom Fest is our New Life Cross. The adjoining pavilion and patio at the foot of cross makes this a beautiful place to sit, relax and enjoy some great food at Freedom Fest.

The vision for the New Life Cross was presented to the congregation on November 4, 2012. It was just several months after–on April 29, 2013–that all the necessary funds for construction were raised and ground-breaking for the project begun. The cross’s construction was completed on May 6, 2013, and it was dedicated in a special service on June 23, 2013.

The New Life Cross stands at 60 feet high and 40 feet high. The circumference of is 20 feet and includes 12 commemorative benches. Nearly 50 cubic yards of concrete secure the cross 11 feet underground. Over 90 tons of concrete were used. In all, the cross itself weighs 25,000 pounds.

The second phase of the cross project was the New Life Pavilion. Today, an 100 foot commemorative walkway join the pavilion and the cross. The pavilion was dedicated in a separate special service on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Today, the pavilion is available for wedding receptions, funerals, birthday parties, outdoor services, family reunions, fellowship meals and much more. During Freedom Fest, the pavilion is used as our main eating area.

Don’t miss the opportunity to come out to the New Life Cross at Freedom Fest!