What a year it has been for all of us. Of the many things that I have missed over the past year, one significant event was the annual Kernersville Good Friday Cross Walk. Since its beginning, Bunker Hill United Methodist Church served as the Cross Walk’s sponsor. This year sponsorship has been handed over to the Kernersville Christian Ministers Fellowship (KCMF).
This year’s walk is significant. Firstly, after such a year, to gather and process in honor and remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice will be especially meaningful. Secondly, it will be the thirtieth Cross Walk — that is a milestone. The Kernersville Cross Walk will be on Friday, April 2. As in past years, we will begin gathering in the Food Lion parking lot, at 617 North Main Street, at 9:00 a.m. By 9:30 a.m. we will have issued instructions, shared scripture, joined in prayer and started the walk escorted by our local police.
Because of the pandemic, we will not be carrying the large cross as we have in past years. KCMF will have a limited supply of smaller, handheld wood crosses for participants to carry. These are limited to the first 100 or so. As we process, we will walk in silence through the downtown area and finish at Mt. Gur Cemetery with a few minutes of reflection. Sedge Garden UMC’s church bus will follow the procession for those who are unable to walk or who are unable to complete the route. The walk usually takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and is 1.7 miles in length. The walk will occur rain or shine, so dress for the weather.
To avoid liability issues, please refrain from bringing your animals to the walk. Pets in a large crowd create potential problems. Also, be aware that weapons are not permissible at the walk as pertaining to Chapter 12-22 (c) of the town’s parade ordinance. Lastly, keeping in mind that we are still facing issues surrounding the COVID pandemic, we will be social distancing. However, because we will be outside and processing silently, masks will not be required.
Secondly, the Kernersville Christian Ministers Fellowship will be resuming our monthly prayer gathering, Praying 4 Our Community, at 9:00am on Saturday, April 3rd at the Main St UMC Garden. We hope you can join us for this special morning of prayer.