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

Oct
4
Tue
Seniors In Motion via Zoom
Oct 4 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Seniors In Motion (SIM) is a series of exercise classes designed to promote physical activity, strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve balance.

We offer 2 levels of classes each designed meet a different level of physical ability, the fitness class for physically-independent individuals seeking physical fitness and the basic class for those in need of support for everyday movements. Class space is limited. Permission of the instructor is required.

SIM Schedule:

Fitness SIM Class: Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 8:30-9:30am

Basic SIM Class: Tuesdays & Thursday @  10:00-11:00am

Oct
5
Wed
Tai Chi Classes via Zoom
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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.

Preteen Youth Group
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

All Students in grades 4 and 5 are invited to our preteen youth group at the Coach House! We play games, make crafts, eat dinner, and learn about how God wants to be a part of our everyday lives!

Middle School Youth Group
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Middle Schoolers (grades 6-8) are invited to the Coach House at 6:00 every Wednesday for dinner, games and challenges, and an interactive lesson about God.

Oct
6
Thu
Seniors In Motion via Zoom
Oct 6 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Seniors In Motion (SIM) is a series of exercise classes designed to promote physical activity, strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve balance.

We offer 2 levels of classes each designed meet a different level of physical ability, the fitness class for physically-independent individuals seeking physical fitness and the basic class for those in need of support for everyday movements. Class space is limited. Permission of the instructor is required.

SIM Schedule:

Fitness SIM Class: Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 8:30-9:30am

Basic SIM Class: Tuesdays & Thursday @  10:00-11:00am

Oct
9
Sun
In-Person Worship (Sanctuary)
Oct 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

All are welcome in worship at First Pres! Join us to hear the Word of the Lord read, proclaimed, and celebrated through music, sacrament, and prayer.

As of April 2022, all are welcome to either wear a mask or not wear one based on your unique situation and needs. Social distancing is still encouraged.

“KICK” for ages 4-11
Oct 9 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

Kids Investigating Christ the King is a “KICK”! Following the conclusion of the Children’s Moment in worship (about 9:50-10:00am), children ages 4-11 are invited to go follow the leaders down to the Sunday School classrooms for an engaging Bible Story, crafts, games, and lots of bonding! Leaders will have activities planned thru 11am, but parents can pick up their kids whenever. If you have questions about the “KICK”, please email deanna@firstpreslax.org.

Adult Education
Oct 9 @ 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 together. We meet every Sunday in the library (around the corner from the Sanctuary on the way to the upper level restrooms).

Oct
11
Tue
Seniors In Motion via Zoom
Oct 11 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Seniors In Motion (SIM) is a series of exercise classes designed to promote physical activity, strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve balance.

We offer 2 levels of classes each designed meet a different level of physical ability, the fitness class for physically-independent individuals seeking physical fitness and the basic class for those in need of support for everyday movements. Class space is limited. Permission of the instructor is required.

SIM Schedule:

Fitness SIM Class: Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 8:30-9:30am

Basic SIM Class: Tuesdays & Thursday @  10:00-11:00am

Oct
12
Wed
Tai Chi Classes via Zoom
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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.

Preteen Youth Group
Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

All Students in grades 4 and 5 are invited to our preteen youth group at the Coach House! We play games, make crafts, eat dinner, and learn about how God wants to be a part of our everyday lives!

Middle School Youth Group
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Middle Schoolers (grades 6-8) are invited to the Coach House at 6:00 every Wednesday for dinner, games and challenges, and an interactive lesson about God.