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.

 

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5-20-18 – The Blessed Life”

Psalm 111:7 – 112:10

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5-13-18 – Recitation and Exhortation

1 Thessalonians

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5-6-18 – “The Essential Triangle of a Christian”

1 Thessalonians

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4-29-18 – “The Word from RHMA”

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4-22-18 – Guest Speaker – no audio

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Services

Church

Sunday School classes for all ages (September-April) 9:00 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

  • Sunday School Classes have ended for the summer break. We’ll let you know when we will be starting again in September.
  • Sunday Worship Service begins at 10:30 am.

Newsletter

Acts 20:28 – Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.

“I pledge allegiance to God the Father, and Jesus Christ our Savior, and to the Church for which He died. One body, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for: Small!”

Dear Friends,

Having recently attended a Pastor’s Conference for small town churches, I was reminded that God has a wonderful plan for His Church (i.e. members of His Body world-wide), and each individual person and congregation within it.

Statistically, the percentage of churches in the USA that are “mega-churches” (average weekly attendance of 2,000 or more) is about 0.5%. 94% of American churches have fewer than 500 members, 60% fewer than 99, with the median church size being 75. All of this is to say that most of the congregations in our rural and small town context are relatively small.

We Americans tend to think that “Bigger is better”, which can leave Pastors and members of smaller groups in a bit of an identity crisis. Are we O.K? Why aren’t we bigger, or growing like we want to or think we should? Is God more interested in, concerned about, pleased with or active in settings where He ‘seems’ to be doing a lot more?

Well, I always return from the conference encouraged in my ministry, fired up about what God is busy accomplishing among His people, and more deeply in love with and committed to Him and the members of His family I am privileged to do life with. Therefore, I have borrowed a little from the pledge we recite to our precious flag, and tweaked it a bit to pay tribute to the work of God in His Church in every local expression of it, large, medium and small.

Jesus said, “I will build my church and the gates of Hell will not prevail against it.” He is in the process of fulfilling that promise, and we are invited to participate in that process. Are you a disciple of Jesus? Are you a member of His Church? Are you actively serving Him in a local fellowship where you are learning to live and love as He has commanded?

The Church is His idea. The Church has been bought and paid for by His blood. Please join me in doing what we were created to do by renewing our pledge of allegiance to God the Father, His Son Jesus, and the Church for which He died.

In Christ’s Love,

and for God’ glory,

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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