Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of La Crosse, Wisconsin!

“More than just Sunday Morning”

At First Presbyterian Church, we are more than just Sunday morning. We are a community of faith that strives to live it out through our service, programs, and events that are open to the entire community. Wherever you find yourself on life’s journey, First Pres has something for you!



Advent and Christmas Eve

During the four Sundays of Advent join with us as we explore the themes of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. We’ll hear stories from members of our congregation of how God was been Immanuel – God with us – bringing them Hope, Peace, Joy and Love….Really.

On Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24, two candlelight services (4:00pm and 7:00pm) are held to joyously celebrate the gift of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Come 15 minutes early for a beautiful musical prelude. Nursery care is provided for both services for children 3 years and younger. Stay for hot chocolate and cookies!

Kids’ Christmas Gift-making Saturday

Kids kindergarten thru 5th grade can come to the church for the morning and make a couple gifts to give to their family.  Kids love being able to   do a gift that their parents aren’t aware of, so consider signing your child up for this Saturday.  Parents… this could give you some time to shop  or wrap with the kids out of sight.


  • Sat. Dec. 15th, 9:30—Noon
  • All kids kindergarten – 5th grade are welcome.
  • $10 a child. Mid-morning snack included.
  • Located in the Coach House
  • Youth & adults can volunteer. See Cindi  (:
  • Sign-up has begun. Sign up in Gathering Area or call the church to reserve your child’s spot. Registration is required. Click here for registration form. Space will be limited.
  • All funds from this event will go to youth who are going on the mission trip to Haiti this summer.

Operation Christmas Child 2018

We are excited to report that our Drop-off Center received more shoe-boxes this year than ever before! We collected over 3,000 shoe-boxes, which have now been shipped to Minneapolis for processing, the last step before being delivered to a child in need. Visit samaritanpurse.org to see the entire “Journey of a Shoe-box.” We invite you to join us in praying for the shoe-boxes and the children that will receive them!

We are grateful to partner with the many churches, business, and media outlets that collected shoe-boxes and/or helped spread the word regarding this wonderful cause! A special thanks to every single person that packed a shoe-box, donated items, and/or inquired about Operation Christmas Child. Because of your support, our region has sent gifts to more children than ever before!


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.
Contact Us

First Presbyterian Church
233 West Ave South
La Crosse WI 54601

Phone: 608.784.4248
Fax: 608.784.1091

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Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

(September – May)

Sunday Worship

8:30am Chapel Worship

9:30am Education Hour

10:30am Sanctuary Worship