Church installs 60-foot illuminated cross
Updated On: May 06 2013 10:35:46 AM CDT
Construction crews worked Monday to install a 60-foot illuminated cross at New Life Assembly of God Church in Janesville.
The church is at the corner of Highway 14 and Wright Road, near Interstate 90.
The cross is a $1,000 gift from parishioners to the community.
The cross does not require a municipal permit. Its installation is federally protected on religious grounds.
The Rev. Michael Jackson explained a planning process that considered the impact of placing a larger cross. "We looked at putting a 100-foot cross out there, but we have 20-plus acres of land and a 100-foot cross, I think, would have been gaudy and ostentatious," he said. "So 60 feet fits our property, our acreage well."
The church also plans to put a garden, walkway and benches around the cross. The cross was built in Alabama and transported to Janesville.
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