First Presbyterian Church 130 W. Central Street Chippewa Falls, WI


Living in Faith, with Purpose, for Community


Symbols of Advent

 The wreath and candles are full of symbolism tied to the Christmas season. The wreath itself, which is made of various evergreens, signifies continuous life. The circle of the wreath, which has no beginning or end, symbolizes the eternity of God, the immortality of the soul, and the everlasting life we find in Christ. 


Even the individual evergreens that make up the wreath have their own meanings that can be adapted to our faith. The laurel signifies victory over persecution and suffering. The pine, holly, and yew signify immortality and the cedar signifies strength and healing. The pine cones that decorate the wreath symbolize life and resurrection. The wreath as a whole is meant to remind us of both the immortality of our souls and God’s promise of everlasting life to us through Christ.

The candles also have their own special significance. The four candles represent the four weeks of Advent, and one candle is lit each Sunday. Hope, Faith, Joy, and Penance. Three of the candles are purple because the color violet is a liturgical color that signifies a time of prayer, penance, and sacrifice.

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Worship Times

Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. (June – August) and 10:15 a.m. (September – May). Please stick around for fellowship after the service. 


Food Pantry and CareLink:

Every Tuesday and Thursday 10 am to 12 noon

Open Door Clinic :

Every Tuesday 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Church Office Hours


9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

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Contact Us

Phone: 715-723-5717



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About Us

We are a welcoming, inclusive, committed group of believers who are active in the community through our care of those in need, and who strive to live life as Jesus would have us. We are traditional in worship; telling the stories of God and God’s relationship with God’s people as expressed in the life of Jesus. We enjoy listening to the choir sing sacred music, singing traditional and fresh hymns, hearing the scriptures interpreted through preaching, following the Christian year, and participating in the sacraments. Yet, we are not afraid to add new programs, technologies, or change long-held traditions, in order to listen to the Spirit, pursue our mission and serve one another in the family of Christ.