Children & Youth


Our Vision:

HCFM Youth Program, where

  • All are welcome and loved
  • All are encouraged to grow in the faith of God
  • All are invited to engage in fellowship and celebration of our life in Christ.


Faith Formation: Prepare, Receive, Respond

Faith formation prepares our children and young people to receive the word of God.  Figuring out how to respond is often more difficult since there is more than one way to respond to God.  The Dept. of Faith Formation utilizes programs that tell the stories of our faith and where/how we fit in as we explore, together, ways to respond when God calls us.

Children’s Church – Children’s Church is a weekly program beginning on September 6th for youth in 1st through 5th grade offering an age-appropriate interpretation of each Sunday’s message. Children’s Church will take place during the 10:30am service in the parlor of Holy Cross. The children will join their parents in the “big” church to celebrate Communion.

Youth Sundays – On these special Sundays our 10:30 am service features our young people.  The youth serve as greeters, ushers, readers and more.  All children and youth are invited and encouraged to participate in the service.

Nursery is available every Sunday downstairs in the Parish House from 10 am until the conclusion of the service.  The children will join their parents in the “big” church to celebrate Communion.

Vacation Bible School – This week long event held during the summer months will find children and adults imagining, building, growing, working and walking with God in an exciting week of creativity and fellowship.

MS/HS Youth Group – A time for fellowship, formation, and fun for youth ages 11 and up, Holy Cross Faith Memorial’s Middle and High School Youth Group meets every other Sunday in the Parish Hall. Our time together includes games, crafts, and lectionary lessons based on Living the Good News, and prayers from Call on Me: A Prayer Book for Young People. Middle School 5:00-6:00pm, Group worship 6:00-6:30pm, High School 6:30-7:30pm

Holy Cross Faith Memorial offers a growing list of youth programs to engage all your young family members. For information on current offerings please contact Father Wil Keith at 843-237-3459 or