Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of La Crosse, Wisconsin!

candlelight 2“More than just Sunday Morning”

 At First Presbyterian Church, we are more than just Sunday morning. We strive to take our faith in Jesus Christ and put it to work in the world. Our Ministry Teams are “the driving force of our church” that carry us into ministry. For a complete list of our Ministry Teams, visit our Ministries page.


Make First Pres part of your Fall!

We are gearing up for another wonderful year of worship, fellowship, and transforming faith for all ages. Be sure to mark these dates on your calendar as we approach another beautiful autumn in the Coulee Region!


 Trunk or Treat, Sunday, October 29th from 3-5pm 

The community is welcome to a free, family event in our parking lot. Trunks will be decorated   to Trick or Treating. Carnival games and face painting will be offered. Free hot dogs, chips, hot chocolate are provided. Come and bring a friend!


Wednesday Worship  – November 1 and December 6

We offer a casual mid-week worship service on the first Wednesday of each month. The service is led by our worship team and held in the chapel. Come as you are for a time of music, praise and worship.

Operation Christmas Child

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD (OCC) mission project is set up in the Gathering Area and all materials needed to make a shoebox can be found there. Please feel free to pick up a shoebox and an informational brochure that includes directions and a label for the box. Ways you can be involved:

  • Donate funds to help cover the $9 cost of shipping each shoebox. There are envelopes in the pew pockets for you to make your donation.
  • Sign-up for the OCC Packing Party,   11th, 10-noon with free pizza lunch
  • Sign-up to help in the OCC Collection Center, located in the Coach House during the week of November 13th– 20th.
  • NEW this year… Wrapping Saturday, 28th, 10 am—noon (See note above)
  • We are also looking for Sewing Kit items: needles, sewing scissors, fabric, pins

We will continue to accept donated item, shoeboxes, wrapping paper, and any monetary donations this month. Please consider giving to help us do more shoeboxes and reach more kids with the message of God’s love for them.

Wednesday Youth Groups  for Grades 6-12

Dinner, games, prizes, hanging out with friends… what more could a teen ask for? How about learning more about Jesus Christ, who loves us more than our human brains can fathom… well, we’ve got that too. Check out our growing youth groups to see what has made them so popular and important to students from all over the Coulee Region. Everyone in grades 6-12 is welcome!

EPIC (grades 6-8) – 5:30-7:00PM in the Coach House

The DeepEnd (grades 9-12) – 6:30-8:00PM in the Coach House



Sundays:  Sunday School & Adult Education (9:30-10:30AM)

Whatever age you are or wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we welcome you to join us on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30AM at the church. See below for locations for the various classes offered during this time. Contact the church for more info on what each class will be covering this fall.

Adult Education – Hope Chapel (on 2nd level, near the main entrance)

ENGAGE (Parent Fellowship) – Landing in Fellowship Hall (lower level, near the courtyard)

Youth Bible Study (grades 6-12) – Coach House (separate building across main parking lot from the church)

Sunday School (Preschoolers-5th grade) – Classrooms on Lower Level

Nursery (for children 2 and younger) – Nursery, near the classrooms on Lower Level

Seniors in Motion (SIM)

We’re excited about our Seniors In Motion (SIM) Program. Seniors in Motion intends to meet the spiritual, social, physical and educational needs of our mature members through exercise and other health and wellness initiatives. SIM participants will also have the added benefit of receiving spiritual nourishment through prayer and faith-based support of other participants. Information about the types of classes being offer and how to sign up is available by clicking the document below. Seniors in Motion


Our Current Newsletter

For the most current information about programming here at First Pres, follow this link. Newsletter

Pay Pledges Electronically Here

We’ve been offering this service for quite awhile for many of our members. This is a free service offered to you.  Click the link below to

You can also make electronic contributions to support various Missions and Ministries of First Pres.  Just click the Pay Pal button in the right side bar toward the bottom of this page.
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Contact Us

First Presbyterian Church
233 West Ave South
La Crosse WI 54601

Phone: 608.784.4248
Fax: 608.784.1091

Email us:

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday Service

8:30am Worship
9:30am Sunday School
10:30am Worship