Fellowship and Outreach Ministries
Christ Church has been involved in outreach ministries both within the La Crosse community and on a global scale. As a member of the worldwide Anglican communion, we have supported a host of overseas efforts in Pakistan, South Sudan, Kenya, Haiti, Zimbabwe, and many other locations. Closer to home, we are a part of the Diocese in Eau Claire and we partner with fellow churches throughout western Wisconsin to serve our neighbors. Within the La Crosse area, we work with many organizations to assist our community and provide services to those in need.
Our Diocese also has a long history of serving vulnerable populations. James Lloyd Breck and others helped the Native American population in the 1800s. In the 1970s and 80s, Christ Church provided education and assistance for Hmong refugees in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. Our connection with the Hmong community is celebrated with Hmong story cloths displayed in our church. Most recently, the Diocese of Eau Claire named Mother Tanya Scheff of Ashland and Chequamegon Bay as Canon for multicultural ministries. Much of her work focuses on helping Native communities in Northern Wisconsin while assisting multicultural efforts across the diocese.
These outreach efforts reflect our inner faith as we strive to walk with Christ, sharing love and hope. Please reach out to us about assisting with any of the outreach ministries. We always are looking for more volunteers!
AA/AlAnon/ NA Recovery Programs
NA meets at 6PM on Tuesdays, AlAnon meets at 7PM on Thursdays and a new group of NA plans to meet at 12 noon on Fridays.
We support recovery programs by providing a meeting room on the second floor of Vinter Hall throughout the week. AA is, from their website, "Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem."
Please visit the La Crosse chapter of AA to learn more: http://www.aalacrosse.org/
AlAnon is a support group for friends and family members of alcoholics and NA supports those battling narcotic addiction in a similar format to Alcoholic Anonymous.
Open during services and by appointment.
The Art Gallery located in the Augustine Fellowship Center celebrates visual art dedicated to the glory of God, in thanksgiving for His gift of the creative spirit. Exhibitions are intended to enrich the community and to provoke dialogue regarding the function of art in cultural, religious and daily life. You can also follow the Undercroft Art Gallery on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/undercroftgallery/
Throughout the year.
We actively partner with the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse; the La Crosse Chamber Chorale and professional musicians to host concerts in the sanctuary. Area high schools occasionally join us during the service to showcase their select choirs. Our large seating area and wonderful acoustics make us a great fit for large musical events.
New Horizons Shelter
We partner throughout the year.
New Horizons supports those leaving abusive relationships with full size personal care items, household goods and clothing donations. The mission of New Horizons is, "New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers is the only shelter within a 65-mile radius of the City of La Crosse. It’s a shelter for individuals and families who have experienced domestic and sexual abuse, was organized in 1978 through the cooperative efforts of an informal group of citizens in the La Crosse area who recognized the need for services to victims of domestic abuse. The organization and mission has grown substantially since that time, now reaching out to victims of sexual abuse, human-trafficking, and more. New Horizons is on the front lines advocating for and helping victims with many issues that some people may think do not exist in our community. August of 2018 marked 40 years of serving the community!"
Please visit the New Horizons webiste to learn more:
As needed, throughout the year.
We accept prayers for families and friends and elevate them to God for divine intervention. Send your request via email to activate our strong prayer warriors. Our church community is the living breathing proof of God’s miraculous works.
Tuesdays 9:00 AM (summer). Annual food basket program, and help with Angel Tree and Back to School Programs
We actively partner with the Salvation Army in many ways. We collect food donations to aid their annual food basket program. We fulfill Angel Tree and Back to School requests for families. We prepare about 200 sandwiches each Tuesday AM at 9 AM during the summer for delivery to area schools. We create nite-nite bags with a small blanket, toy and book to comfort children who are living in the shelter.
Sunday Potluck and Thursday Community Lunch
Potluck: 2nd Sunday of each month, following 10:30 service.
Community Lunch: Most Thursdays at 12:00 Noon)
We want to meet and feed you!
Sunday Potluck – every 2nd Sunday of the month following the 10:30 service. Let us get to know you beyond the pew.
Thursday Community Lunch – is served most Thursdays at 12 noon. Volunteers prepare a meal which includes salad, a hot meal, sandwiches, fruit and dessert. Coffee, milk and juice are available. Donations are accepted, but not necessary. We look forward to your friendship and fellowship.
United Campus Ministry
We partner with UCM throughout the year.
We support students with food, prayers and worship opportunities. We collaborate with area ministers to serve the student population of 3 colleges in our midst.
You can learn more about United Campus Ministry and Common Ground at: https://www.unitedcampusministry.com/