This past Christmas season, Smith County was aglow with crosses, thanks to the aCROSS Smith County Community Cross Lighting Project.
At the end of 2019, the project had grown to include approximately 1200 crosses and reached to every corner of Smith County…and beyond.
In fact, aCROSS Smith County has drawn statewide attention, and Robin Underwood, the movement’s founder, has been invited to speak at “Christian Day on Capitol Hill,” an event sponsored by Layman Lessons Ministries.
“Christian Day on Capitol Hill” will be held at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
The program’s featured speakers will include pro-life champions, Christian Legislators, and pastors from Bean Station to Memphis, Tennessee.
Robin shared her thoughts about the invitation, and aCROSS Smith County’s future, in a post on the aCROSS Tennessee Facebook page last week.
“We have had many people message us and comment that they would like to see ‘aCross Smith County’ grow across the state or maybe even the nation. I truly believed that God would open the door if that was what we were supposed to do. When we got the unexpected call last Friday to be a guest speaker at ‘Christian Day on Capitol Hill’ to share our story of ‘aCross Smith County’ I knew the door had been opened,” Robin wrote. “What better place to ask Tennesseans to join ‘aCross Smith County’ in expanding to ‘aCross Tennessee’?”
From the movement’s humble start as aCROSS Sykes in 2018, to the expansion to aCROSS Smith County in 2019, and now, the transition to aCROSS Tennessee in 2020, what began as a community cross lighting project has transformed, in Robin’s words, into a Cross Lighting Ministry.
This year, aCROSS Tennessee will take place from November 27 until December 31, 2020.