The Board of Deacons consists of church members who are nominated, elected, ordained and installed by the church.  They are called by the congregation to provide a ministry to those in need, to the sick, and to the friendless. According to the Book of Order, the office of deacon “is one of sympathy and service, after the example of the Lord Jesus; it expresses also the communion of saints, especially in their helping one another in time of need.”

Deacons are paired with homebound members and friends, and seek to encourage them with calls, visits, cards and, at certain times of the year, home communion. Easter lilies, Thanksgiving baskets and poinsettias at Christmas are just a few of the tangible ways they connect our homebound with our church family.  They also visit members and friends who are hospitalized.

The benevolent giving of the congregation allows the Deacons to help our members in need, people of the community and local charitable organizations, including a local shelter, WAFER, and Place of Grace.   The Deacons sponsor a “Christmas In July” collection for women and children in local shelters. The Christmas giving theme continues in November as they sponsor the Hillview Healthcare Center’s “Giving Tree.”  The Giving Tree is an opportunity for members and friends of the church, along with the Board of Deacons, to ensure that every resident of Hillview Healthcare Center recieves a gift at Christmas time.

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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