​​​Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross

"Cooking with Anna"  Saturday Cooking Class

Children’s connection to the OCHC and to their faith is a priority for the entire OCHC community.  Families with children attend services regularly and are consistently actively-engaged in parish and diocesan life through four key areas: Worship, Education, Service, and Fellowship. Youth in grades PreK – 12 enjoy a variety of activities including Youth Choir, monthly Youth Sermons, Church School, Girls of the Bible group, Great Lent/Good Friday retreat, preparing lunches/food pantry service, supporting homeless youth, visiting homebound parishioners, as well as an annual hayride, ice skating party, parish picnic at the swim club, and trip to Great Adventure.

The monthly youth newsletter “CROSSWALKS” provides consistent communication with families and focuses on youth news with photos of recent events, reminders for upcoming events and tips for more consistent engagement and connection with our faith.

For more information, please feel free to contact our Youth Ministry Coordinator.


June 2017

 April 2017

 On April 28, 2017 Holy Cross sponsored a Covenent House Sleepout where youth from the Medford area spent the night away from the comfort of their homes to raise awareness about homeless young people.  This effort also raised funds in support of Covenant House —Camden which helps kids from both Burlington and Camden Counties.  Though Covenant House Sleep Outs for adults have taken place in our area before, this was the first “Student Edition” — bringing together those from various faith communities and other local organizations.

Youth Ministry

11 Wilkins Station Road, (MAILING: PO BOX 805), Medford, NJ 08055
Fr. John Shimchick, Rector - Church: (609) 654-4865 - Rectory: (856) 665-2491