About us

First Congregational Church is a progressive, open, and affirming, Christian community located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The church is located at 2503 Main Street, which is at the corner of Main street and Losey Boulevard. We have around 700 members of diverse backgrounds from all over the Coulee region. Our members don’t just go to church, we are the church, as each of us strive to learn more deeply about Christ, and put his teachings into action.

The Reverend Bill Hoglund is our Senior Pastor,  leading us on our spirtual journey to better understand the teachings of Jesus Christ and how they relate to our lives and our relationships with God. Assisting Reverend Hoglund is a dedicated staff of eight that reach out to the community, coordinate Christian education, maintain the Church and it’s daily business, and provide music for our worship.

We are an open and affirming congregation, living by the knowledge that God loves each of us, and desires a relationship with each of us. No matter where you are in life’s journey, you are welcome here. Although we are an independent, self-governed congregation, we enjoy association with other churches of the United Church of Christ through Wisconsin, the United States, and the world. We are one of 63 UCC churches in the Northwest Association, and one of 233 UCC churches in the Wisconsin Conference. Worldwide,  the United Church of Christ is composed of about 1.2 million members in 5518 congregations.

We hope that this web site will answer any questions you may have. We hope even more that you will take a Sunday Morning to join us, as we love to meet new people for fellowship and worship!