Members of Wesley UMC in La Crosse unanimously voted to rebrand themselves as Bridges UMC, as they plan to refocus their mission to connect more people to faith. The historic downtown church has been struggling with dropping membership. Rather than shutting down the church, Rev. Anna-Lisa Hunter and the congregation decided to resurrect it, or the “Lazarus Plan,” as Hunter explained. The congregation plans to focus on the mission to make disciples for God. Their plan includes returning to weekly Communion services, offering small group opportunities, and participating in mission endeavors. Learn more