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.

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!



Heukeshoven composition to be featured at national music merchants exhibition

by Deb Nahrgang | Jan 19, 2017 | Campus Notes |

Praise!, A. Eric Heukeshoven’s sixth and final composition for the Faith Partners Composer-in-Residence program, has been selected as a showcase work by Avid/Sibelius at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) annual exhibition in Anaheim, Calif. The NAMM Show runs from Jan. 19–22 and gathers 100,000 members of the music product industry from around the world to preview new products from every category of music making.
Avid/Sibelius chose Praise! based on its creative use of score layout and formatting. Heukeshoven’s music will be used for demonstration purposes in the Avid/Sibelius exhibit area during the four-day show. Sibelius 8.5 is the latest generation of the world’s best-selling music notation software used by composers, arrangers, publishers, educators, and students worldwide.

Heukeshoven is a faculty member in the Department of Music. More information about the NAMM show is available at: www.namm.org.