About us

First Congregational Church, UCC 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 more than 500 members of diverse backgrounds from all over the Coulee region. Our members don’t just go to church, we are the church. We strive to learn more deeply about Christ, and how we can put his teachings into action.

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!

 

Events and Community

Special Outdoor Worship Service
Worship on June 24th will be held at 10:30 AM at the Copeland Park Enclosed Shelter, with a fellowship potluck to follow.

Check out our Facebook page to find out more about current discussions, as well as recent and upcoming events.

New Staff Position
Faith Formation and Congregational Life Coordinator
First Congregational United Church of Christ in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is seeking applications for a 3/4-time position to begin September, 2018. First Congregational UCC is an inter-generational community of just over 500 members gathered from La Crosse and surrounding areas. We are an Open and Affirming Congregation that seeks to practice a “big tent” welcome and live in ways that lift up justice in our community. Our membership includes young families who value a vibrant program of faith formation and education for their children. We also recognize that we must strengthen our ministry to youth and young adults, while continuing to care for the elder members of our congregation. The Faith Formation and Congregational Life Coordinator will cultivate a holistic vision of Christian education and formation from early childhood through adulthood. The Coordinator will recruit, develop, and organize volunteers from within the congregation in order to foster a greater sense of community and discipleship among all ages. The Coordinator will work closely with the Senior Pastor and Lay Visitation Team to assure that older members and those less able to be present with the congregation on a regular basis may continue to know the care and connection of the congregation. The Coordinator will work as an integral member of our staff team to support our evolving ministry and mission. This ministry position is open to lay persons and authorized ministers.
Salary range: $29,000-$31,250. This position provides paid leave time as outlined in the church’s Personnel Policy. No housing or other benefits are provided.
To Apply
Please send cover letter and resume with references to the Rev. R. Kent Cormack. Materials may be sent electronically to kent@firstcongolax.org, or by mail to 2503 Main Street, La Crosse, WI 54601.

Live by faith, embody love, proclaim hope, and seek justice.