Highlights of the History of
Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church
Circa 1772 ~ Salem Lutheran Church (Moorestown, PA) and Jehovah  Lutheran Church (Bushkill Center, PA) were founded.  For almost 200 years these two congregations worshipped by sharing a building with a “Reformed (UCC)  congregation.

August 25, 1963 ~ The Jehovah “Union” church was dissolved.

June 27, 1971 ~ Jehovah and Salem voted to unite as one church and so Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Bushkill Center came into being.  The new church held services in the former Jehovah church building.

September 1, 1971 ~ Salem Lutheran and Jehovah Lutheran re-united to form Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church.  This date marks the actual beginning of Holy Cross as we know it today.

September 20, 1971 ~ Salem “Union” church was dissolved.

January 30, 1972 ~ At the first annual congregational meeting, the Reverend Carl Adams was called, elected and installed as the first pastor.

March 12, 1972 ~ 4 1/2 acres of land in Moorestown were purchased for future new facility.

February 4, 1973 ~ A final decision to build a new church building was made.

July 22, 1973 ~ The congregation approved a written report from the building committee.

July 21, 1974 ~ A ground breaking ceremony for the new church was held.

November 21, 1974 ~ Construction on the new church began.

July 12, 1975 ~ The tower bell from the Jehovah building was moved to the new Holy Cross Church in Moorestown.

October 5, 1975 ~ The new house of worship was dedicated.

March 11, 1984 ~ The mortgage on the new building was burned.

May 5, 1985 ~ Pastor Adams left to a new call.

February 1, 1986 ~ Pastor John C. Kunkel began his minsitry at Holy Cross.

April 26, 1987 ~ Congregational approval was given to build a 5,200 square foot Christian Education Wing.

May 24, 1987 ~ Groundbreaking took place for the new Christian Education Wing.

November 22, 1987 ~ The new wing was dedicated.

September 1, 1996 ~ 25th Anniversary was celebrated.

May 31, 1998 ~ On Pentecost Sunday, the mortgage on the Christian Education Wing was burned.

June 8, 2008 ~ The dedication of a major Sanctuary renewal was held.

November 13, 2011 ~ Congregation voted to affiliate with Lutheran Congregation in Mission for Christ (LCMC).

September 22, 2017 ~ Congregation voted to dual affiliate with the North American Lutheran Church (NALC)