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                      Three Buildings . . . One Church!

                      Forest Larger Parish is part of the larger Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and is the merger of three separate churches - the First Presbyterian Churches of Lakewood, Wabeno, and Laona - into one.  We are ONE CHURCH operating out of three locations! We share our pastor, our office space, and our governing body (The Session), but the relationship goes beyond that. We think of our fellow members in our other church buildings as our "brothers and sisters in Christ"; our extended family.

                      You are welcome to attend any of the three services on a given Sunday.  If you're an early riser, we'd love to see you at 8:00 am at Lakewood.  Want to sleep in?  Try 10:00 am at Wabeno, or 11:30 am in Laona.

                      Our Mission Statement:   It is the mission of Forest Lager Parish Presbyterian to glorify God in all that we do including, but not limited to, services of corporate worship, mission to those in need, proclamation of the Word through Bible study and evangelism, and support of the faithful in times of trouble and of celebration.

                      Beginning in 2015, our Stewardship Committee has begun highlighting all of the good things that the people of Forest Larger Parish do via a "Moments for Mission" at our weekly services. Click the links below to read about just some of the many ways we impact our church, our local communities, and the larger world.

                      Awesome Christian Youth at NuRoc          Parades                           Reaching Out

                      After School Program                                 Parish Garden                Vacation Bible School

                      Community Dinners                                   Pentecost Offering          Worship Beyond Church

                      Contemporary Worship                              Praise Band                     Youth Work Trip

                      Fall Evangelism Concert                            Prayer Requests              

                      Fleazaar                                                      Prayer Shawl Ministry

                      Laona Annual Outdoor Service                 Puppets

                      Laona Chili Supper Fundraiser                  Rainbow House

                      Want to learn more details about our church?  The following documents explain how we operate, and if you still have questions, feel free to contact us!     

                      Articles of Incorporation                                              Bylaws                                               Operational Procedures

                      Joint Activities

                      Vacation Bible School: held during the summer at Wabeno

                      Awesome Christian Youth (ACY) meets at Wabeno during the school year on Wednesdays at 6 PM. This program is for grades 7-12.

                      After School Program (ASP) meets in Wabeno on Wednesdays at 3:30 PM and Laona on Tuesdays at 3:30 PM. The program meets during the school year and is for grades 2-6.

                      Confirmation Classes: held at Wabeno in conjunction with the ACY.

                      Flea-zaar: a major fundraiser for the parish held the weekend of Lakewood's Mardi Gras at the Lakewood church (a combination of a flea market and a bazaar.)

                      Presbyterian Women (PW) joint spring meeting: an annual dinner meeting hosted on a rotating basis by each of the PW groups with light entertainment.

                      Parish Float: we assemble and ride/walk with a float in the Laona Fourth of July parade, the Wabeno Steam Up Days Parade and the Lakewood Mardi Gras Parade.

                      New Member Classes: we offer new member classes for anyone interested in joining our parish. Please contact the Pastors or the Parish Office if you are interested in joining our church family.

                      Lenten Services: Lenten Services are held each Wednesday during Lent at the Wabeno church.  A "simple supper" is served in the Wabeno church hall beginning at 5:30 pm, followed by service at 6:30 pm.

                      Adult Education/Bible Studies: we hold adult education/Bible studies according to congregation request throughout the year.

                      ALPHA Class: we offer ALPHA classes for community members and members of our congregation.

                      Parish Choir: a parish choir is organized for special occasions throughout the year.

                      Lakewood Activities               Wabeno Activities               Laona Activities


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