Children’s Ministry



VBS at First Pres

VBS at First Pres

Our purpose in Children’s Ministries is to assist families in the growth of their children’s faith and spiritual foundation so they may come to their own personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ.

All children are WELCOME in our services of worship! As you look around the Sanctuary or Chapel on Sunday, you will see that children are an important part of our worshiping community. Our practice of welcoming children into worship is a reflection of our tradition that children are important in the corporate life of church. Children are invited to come forward for the children’s message at the 10:30 service.  They are then dismissed to join us downstairs for Children’s Church.  Parents are free to choose to keep their children with them throughout the church service.  Quality nursery care is provided for infants and children 3 or younger during both services.

Every Sunday during the 10:30 am service children have the option to attend our Children’s Church Program Children are dismissed after the children sermon to spend approximately 30 minutes in our Children’s Church classrooms where they have the opportunity to share their praises and concerns with each other.  There is a time for prayer as a group and then children can choose from a variety of different activities to participate in such as memorizing Scripture, doing an craft project, playing Bible based board games or doing puzzles and reading books.  A light, healthy snack is provided as well.

Throughout the year we have annual special events here at First Presbyterian Church for children and families.  These events are meant to help teach about the special times within our church, offer opportunities to serve others beyond ourselves, and encourage fellowship among families.


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Our 2017 Vacation Bible School theme is Maker Fun Factory – where kids discover not that God made them the way they are, but for a purpose too! Maker Fun Factory is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences.

Registration has begun. Completed forms may be dropped off at the church or mailed, along with the registration fee.

Access 2017 registration brochure here

Maker Fun Factory: created by God, built for a purpose!  The dates are June 5th – 9th  afternoons, 12:45 – 3:30pm.

We are going to need a factory full of workers this year to help us with Maker Fun Factory VBS.  Sign-up to help, donate, and volunteer has begun and there are lots of great ways to help make this the best year ever at VBS.  Check out the VBS display in the Gathering Area for volunteer opportunities and ways to help out.   It will take many adults and youth to make VBS happen so jump in and be a part this year.  You can either sign up at the VBS table or speak to Cindi directly about ways to be involved.  Thanks!!

Special Events

  • Palm Sunday Children’s Processional               
  • Faith Milestone Sunday
  • Annual Bowling Extravaganza at  Pla-Mor Lanes
  • Annual Egg Hunt on Easter
  • End-of-the-Year Sunday School Party
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Kid’s Summer Movie Nights
  • Trunk or Treat
  • Thanksgiving Baskets to Homebound
  • Operation Christmas Child Packing Party
  • Family Advent Sunday

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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

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Office Hours

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

Sunday Service

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