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.


“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.



5-15-22 – “The Worthy Walk”

Colossians 3:1-17

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5-8-22 – “Our Perspective in Persecution”

Revelation 12

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5-1-22 – “Every Member on Mission”

Matthew 16:18-23, 9:35-38

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4-24-22 – No audio or video available this week

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4-17-22 – Resurrection Sunday – “Red Letters of Luke: The Resurrection”

Luke 24:13-49

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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.


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.





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“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:9

Dear Friends,

Peace, an experience we all crave . . .

Peace, a prerequisite for happiness . . .

Peace, a fruit of the Holy Spirit . . .

Peace, a reality to be worked for, or ‘made’ . . .

Peace, a gift from Jesus (John 14:27) . . .

Jesus offers us Peace.

Peace with God . . . by trusting in Christ’s death on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins (Romans 5:1)

Peace of God . . . which surpasses all comprehension (Philippians 4:6,7)

Peace with Others . . . by obeying Jesus’ clear teachings about how to resolve conflict and ‘Make Peace’.

(Either  “Go” per Matthew 18:15-17,

“Go” per Matthew 5:23-26,

or   “Let Go” per Matthew 7:12 & 1 Peter 4:8)

War, Division, Dissension, Disunity, Disharmony & broken relationships are all products of the ways of the world and the activity of Satan and sin.

Peace in Christ’s church and the lives of His disciples is the evidence of the truth of His Gospel (John 17:23).

What decision would you have to make to become a Peace Maker?

The Requirement? Prayer for God’s help, rigorous self-examination, brutal honesty with yourself and others, and more prayer for God’s help.

The Reward? Peace.

In Jesus’ love, and for God’s glory,

Pastor Tim Sir


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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