Our Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, to be the only inspired, inerrant, infallible, authoritative Word of God written.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of Christ, in his virgin birth, in his sinless life, in his miracles, in his vicarious and atoning death through his shed blood, in his bodily resurrection, in his Ascension to the right hand of the Father, and his personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by Whose indwelling power and fullness the Christian is enabled to live a godly life in the present evil world.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in Christ.

About

“And they were continually devoting themselves to the Apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”

 Acts 2:42

At First Congregational Church, we want to be “continually devoted” to the same activities that the New Testament Church has been practicing from the beginning.

If you are looking for a church home where you can grow spiritually in the teachings of Jesus and His Apostles, worship in Spirit and Truth, enjoy the loving fellowship of other committed Christians, and express your God-given gifts, please consider First Congregational Church of Cresco.

Wherever God leads you, we invite you to join us whenever you can.

 

Media

08-21-16 – “A Question for My Soul”

Psalm 42 & 43

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08-07-16 – Our Tongues: Tools for ‘Teleiotes’, Part 7 – “The LORD’s Name in Vain”

Exodus 20:7

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Services

Church

Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Finding Hope Support Group (Mondays) 9:00 a.m.
Men’s Bible Study (Wednesdays)
 6:30 a.m.

Radio

Disciple Maker Program – Sunday | 102.3 FM 8:00 a.m.
A Morning Walk – Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:05 a.m.
Disciple Maker Program – Saturday | 102.3 FM 7:30 a.m.

Resources

Announcements

  • Join us for Worship on Sunday Morning! We meet at 10:30 am.
  • Join us for a time of prayer for the ReNEWed Life Women’s Event, on Monday evening, Aug. 15th, at 7 pm in the Pilgrim Room.
  • Saturday, August 20th is the 2016 ReNEWed Life Women’s Event! Go to renewedlifeevent.blogspot.com to get a registration form!
  • Sunday School classes for all ages will begin meeting again on Sunday, Sept. 11th, 9:00 am.

Newsletter

John 8:31b-32 – “If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Dear Friends,

Are you a “Truth-Seeker” or a “Truth-Tweaker”? Do you really want “the Truth, Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth” so help you God? Or do you want a version of the Truth that appears to support your desires and the narrative you desperately want to believe? Are you the kind of person who wants to be “free” from sinful self-service at the expense of others? Do you believe Jesus knows what He’s talking about and knows the right and best way to look at things? Do you want to act accordingly?

It’s very challenging to be a “Truth-Seeker” – particularly when there is some pressure exerted on our minds, tempting us to spin the data, massage the facts, “Tweak” the truth just enough to make our story appear valid.

Jesus calls His followers to pursue His perspective in every situation. He knows what is actually going on, and why. He commands His disciples to “Ask, seek, knock” – to pray persistently and perseveringly for the wisdom and guidance He guarantees. He provides His own Word to wash our minds of our biases, faulty presuppositions, and blind predispositions that keep us in bondage to false narratives, wrong judgements and relationship-damaging speech and behavior.

Jesus is “the Truth” (John 14:6). “Truth-Seekers” constantly pursue Him, and His Word. And only “Truth-Seekers” can become “Truth-Speakers” who glorify God and edify others with their tongues.

Seeking “The Truth”,

Pastor Tim Sir

 

 

Directions

From Rochester, Minnesota, go south on Highway 63 until you get to Highway 9. Turn east (left) on Highway 9 to Cresco.

From Waterloo, Iowa, go north on Highway 63 until you get to Highway 9 turn east (right) on Highway 9 to Cresco.

From Decorah, Iowa, follow Highway 9 west until you enter Cresco.

Entering Cresco, Iowa on Highway 9, turn north on Elm Street. This will be the first stop light if you are entering Cresco from the east (right turn) or the second stop light if you’re entering Cresco from the west (left turn).

Proceed north on Elm Street through the business district four blocks. At the stop sign, turn east (right turn) on third avenue. The church is located at the end of that block on the north side (left side) of the street.

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