Youth Group

Moving YOUTH toward a LIFE of total commitment to Jesus Christ, our Youth Ministry incorporates worship, Christian education, community service, fellowship, and outreach into our calendar year. Our high school youth gather in the Upper Room (HCCC) on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 to engage in relevant, media-led Bible study series. All youth are welcomed and encouraged to bring their friends.  Dave Chalmers, Ken Grek and Sam Gugliuzza share in leading this group.


Dear Holy Cross families,

As we have done for the past several Christmas seasons, we are once again participating in the Scrip gift card program.  For those of you who are new to Holy Cross, this is a fundraiser whereby you purchase gift cards at their face value but a percentage of each gift card is retained by Holy Cross. Proceeds will continue to go to our youth programs.
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As an example for how this works, let’s imagine that you purchase the following:
10 $5 Starbucks gift cards for your child’s teachers
1 $100 Home Depot gift card for upcoming home improvement projects
2 $25 Applebees gift cards for personal use
1 $50 Amazon gift card to give as a gift to the favorite college student in your life
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You will pay $250 for these cards which is their face value; however Holy Cross will retain $13 which is the combined rebate for these vendors.
As you can see, the potential is quite remarkable so I hope you will consider participating this year.  All you need to do is fill out the attached form, return it with payment (check payable to Holy Cross) by Sunday, December 4th to my HC mailbox.  All orders will be distributed the following Sunday, December 11.
Thank you for your participation!! Remember gift cards make great gifts but can also be purchased for personal use as well.
Please contact me with any questions at or 413-770-2833.
~Andrea Wiepert

For a brief video introduction to Great Lakes Scrip, please the video below.

For additional information about the program, fundraising potential, ways to participate and order form, please click on the links below:

1. What is Great Lakes Scrip? – provides a brief explanation about the program and its fundraising potential.

2. How to Participate? – provides 3 different ways to participate in this program based on your level of comfort and interest.

3. Family Order Form – printable form showing vendors and rebate percentages for placing your order.

All money raised with this program will be used for our many youth related programs and events and towards the 2016 LCMS Gathering in New Orleans.

Please invite your family members and friends to participate in this program, too. The more people we have participating, the more money we can raise!

On behalf of our Holy Cross youth, thank you for your continued support.