If you visit First Pres on a Sunday morning you'll find lots of energy - choir practices, learning, worship and, of course, food being served at Coffee Hour!

Five generations gather as a faith community to be nurtured and transformed thought worship together on Sunday mornings. The music reflects this generational diversity - from well-worn hymns to contemporary songs...from soaring choral music to moving instrumental pieces to engaging children's songs - all find a place in worship.

Prayers are offered as an expression of our deepest desire and need.

Moments of quiet open the opportunity for God to speak.

The proclamation of God's Word heChild peeking over pews in worshiplp invite God's transforming work into everyday lives. Everyone is able to find themselves in worship, even if the rows are a little high for some to see over.

Together we belong in worship.

 

 

More than just Sunday morning is an invitation to you to join in the work of this church.

From hosting seniors' exercise classes that foster strong relational bonds to the mad-cap antics of middler-schoolers, there is a lot of energy in and around our campus Monday through Saturday.

Ministry happens offsite as well, as members drive for Mobile Meals, serve free community dinners at Come for Supper or bring supper to the La Crosse Warming Center for the homeless in our community.

From service projects to soup lunches that nourish more than the body, from transformative book studies to picnics out in God's creation, our events are open to all!

Calendar of Events

    Feb
    25
    Tue
    Seniors In Motion
    Feb 25 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

    Seniors In Motion (SIM) is a series of exercise classes designed to promote physical activity, strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve balance. Three classes are offered which accommodate different levels of abilities.  Class space is limited. Permission of the instructor is required.

    Feb
    26
    Wed
    Grace in the Veggies
    Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

    Lent Program for kids in grades 1 through 4. For 6 Wednesday evening in Lent we’ll watch a VeggieTales movie about God’s grace and discuss what we’ve seen. A snack is provided each Wednesday evening.

    Keep It Shut Bible Study
    Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

    Giving up something for Lent? How about gossip?  We’ll tackle the struggle of not gossiping as we learn to use our words in a more God-honoring way. The study pulls examples from the Bible of both when words were hurtful and helpful.

    The 6-week series is based on Karen Ehman’s book: Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It and When to Say Nothing At All. Books are available online to purchase.

    To join the group call the church (608-784-4248), contact Cindi or just show up the first night.

    Youth Groups
    Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    All students are welcome to the Coach House on WED evenings! Grades 6-8 meet 5:30-7:00, grades 9-12 meet 7:00-8:30, and dinner is open for grades 6-12 at 6:30-7:00. Be part of the fun!

    Feb
    27
    Thu
    Seniors In Motion
    Feb 27 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

    Seniors In Motion (SIM) is a series of exercise classes designed to promote physical activity, strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve balance. Three classes are offered which accommodate different levels of abilities.  Class space is limited. Permission of the instructor is required.

    Tai Chi Classes
    Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    A Tai Chi Class especially adapted to senior participants. The Tai Chi routines have been adapted to accommodate those who may need to be seated. The class runs for 11 weeks. Class size is limited and approval of the instructor is required.

    Mar
    1
    Sun
    Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
    Mar 1 @ 8:15 am – 9:15 am
    Sunday School
    Mar 1 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 am

    Kids preschool age through 7th grade gather at 8:30am on Sunday mornings. Classrooms are located on the lower level of the main church building. Our 5th-7th grade students gather for “Bible Live” – making the Bible come alive through skits, video and songs. A very unique way to learn scripture and the words of Jesus. We provide a simple “Cereal Buffet” in the Sunday School area.

    Sunday Worship
    Mar 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

    Gather with us as we worship through hearing the Word read, proclamation of the Word that connects with our lives and through music that lifts our Spirits. All are welcome in worship!

    Adult Education
    Mar 1 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am

    Our Adult Ed classes promote and cultivate relationships so we can grow in our faith as we study God’s word, delve into current issues and discuss thought-provoking books. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us in the chapel.