The First Presbyterian Church in La Crosse is celebrating 150 years of service. The church located on the corner of West Avenue and Cass Street held a "Celebration of Music and Ministry" that started at 6:30pm May 14th. In addition to worship and video presentations, a commissioned painting was unveiled from artist Sue Lee.
The painting is meant to highlight the "Streams of Ministry" that flow out of First Presbyterian Church.
"It is just spectacular," says pastor head of staff Taylor Haley. "It captures the streams, it captures our area in which we minister, and so I am really excited to unveil that."
Members of the church spent the week leading up giving 150 hours of service back to a community with which they share such a long history.
"It's amazing when you have the stability you've had in a community, that often times find you have more in roads into the community," says Haley. "People have a sense of knowing that we're a church that really serves other people, so they're more open to coming and seeking assistance or whatever they need."
First Presbyterian Church will be holding a celebration worship the morning of Sunday, May 15th at 10:30am followed by a meal at noon under the tent set up on the lawn. All are welcome to attend.