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

02-12-17 – “What’s Love Got to Do With It?”

Exodus 19:1-13; 20:1-18

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02-05-17 – “God of Man, Man of God”

Exodus 3:1-10

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01-22-17 – “Joseph – A Model in Temptation”

Genesis 50:14-21

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01-29-17 – “Joseph – A Model of Contentment”

Genesis

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01-15-17 – “Our Master in Temptation” Part 2

Matthew 4:1-11

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Services

Church

Sunday School classes for all ages  9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Men’s Bible Study (Wednesdays)  6:30 a.m.
Girl’s Youth Group (Wednesdays)
 6:30 p.m.
 Women’s Bible Study (Wednesdays)  6:45 p.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.
  • Sunday School Classes for all ages begin at 9 am.

Newsletter

“And by the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing.” Ezekiel 47:12

Dear Friends,

The prophet Ezekiel looked forward to the day when water would flow from the temple of God in ever-increasing measure, giving life, sustenance and healing to everything it touches.

Jesus said, “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill.” (Matt. 5:17) As we just celebrated on Christmas, God came to the earth to be present with His people in the person of His Son Jesus, who is “Immanuel; God with us.” (Matt. 1:23) Jesus now dwells on the earth in His people, who are the “temple of God” (1 Cor. 3:16; 6:19).

Ever since Jesus ushered in the Kingdom of God and established His church on the earth (made up of individual Christians indwelt by His Holy Spirit), God has been giving life, sustenance and healing to the world. Can you imagine what life on earth would be like without the revelation and righteous influence of God’s Word in and through His people? We get a picture of it on the news from places fraught with tribal warfare, strife, hatred and division. We see it in the pages of scripture wherever godlessness has been prevalent throughout human history. We see it in our homes and communities when the teachings of Jesus are misunderstood or ignored.

Friends, Jesus said, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water’.” (John 7:37,38)

Are you thirsty? Lonely? Grieving? Hopeless? Lost? Won’t you come to Jesus? Drink of the Living Water! Be made alive – be healed! And be one of God’s vessels of living water bringing life, sustenance and healing to this needy world.

May this be your experience in the year to come.

In Christ Jesus

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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