CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS (CCSP)
CCSP addresses the physical and spiritual needs of people in the San Luis Valley Community in the name of Christ by helping them to rebuild and improve their lives through service projects. For more information click here
CLASSIS ROCKY MOUNTAIN
Classis Rocky Mountain is regional gathering of the CRCNA churches from Colorado, Kansas and Texas. For more information about the ministries which are happening in this region, click here.
CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH IN NORTH AMERICA
The Christian Reformed Church is a diverse family of healthy congregations, assemblies, and ministries expressing the good news of God’s kingdom that transforms lives and communities worldwide. For more information, click here
ANTHONY & SARA SYTSMA
Anthony and Sara are missionaries working with Resonate Global Mission to equip pastors and farmers for God's glory. To read more about their ministry on their blog, click here.
La Puente seeks to meet immediate needs and empower people to live independently with dignity. For more information, click here.
SLV LIFE CENTER
SLV Life Center is a non profit organization offering confidential services free of charge to honor, to uphold, to promote, to encourage, and to preserve the sacredness of human Life. For more information click here
World Renew is compelled by God’s deep passion for justice & mercy, we join communities around the world to renew hope, reconcile lives, and restore creation. For more information, click here
RESONATE GLOBAL MISSION
Resonate Global Mission desires to bring the Gospel to people, neighborhoods, communities, churches and the world to embolden them in participating in God’s mission and faithfully proclaiming and living out the good news of Jesus. For more information, click here.
Sunday morning at 9am (September-May)
Both adult and student Sunday School offered
Sunday School at Alamosa CRC strives to build/build upon a solid Biblical foundation in the youth and adults who attend the offered Sunday School classes through Biblical teaching and class discussion.
Wednesday evening at 6pm
GEMS at Alamosa CRC desires to see girls realize the awesomeness of being a girl created in the image of God while entering into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ through activities and discussion
Sunday evening at 6pm (September-May)
Wildfire at Alamosa CRC desires to deepen the knowledge, cultivate a biblical worldview/lifestyle, and grow the faith of the Middle School - High Schoolers who attend through fun games, real conversations, and meaningful lessons.
Sunday morning during the service
Nursery at Alamosa CRC provides a safe and fun environment for younger children to play during the service
Sunday morning during the service (September-May)
Children's Worship at Alamosa CRC grows the understanding which our children have of what happens during the church service through engaging music, dramatized Bible stories, and fun crafts
Meeting time determined by individual Life Groups
Life Groups at Alamosa CRC exist to provide a safe place for Christian community and spiritual growth among those who attend our church through the sharing of meals, real conversations, regular meetings, and doing life together.
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Women's Bible Study at Alamosa CRC seeks to grow the women's relationship with Christ through Biblical material, honest discussions, and real fellowship
MEN'S PRAYER BREAKFAST
Wednesday morning at 6.30am
Men's Prayer Breakfast at Alamosa CRC gathers weekly to pray for our community, our city, our country, and our world
Our church is part of the Christian Reformed Church in North America, our denomination's beliefs can be found in the words of the creeds (Apostle's Creed, Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed) and confessions (Heidelberg Catechism, Canons of Dort, and Belgic Confession) which we subscribe to. Our beliefs can generally be summarized in the words of the Apostles Creed:
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
*that is, the true Christian church of all times and all places
While the Apostles Creed is a good summary of what we believe, there are specific things which we believe the creed covers more generally. Below we have further explained some of our beliefs:
God the Father
We believe that God the Father is the first person of the Trinity. We believe God is a personal, eternal being (Ps 90:2) who is perfect in knowledge (1 John 3:20), power (Psalm 147:5), holiness (Is 6:3), goodness (Ps 34:8), love (1 John 4:8), justice (Ps 89:14), and righteousness (Ps 33:5). We believe that He created everything and continues to mercifully concern Himself with the affairs of His creation (Gen 1:1, Matt 6:26).
God the Son
We believe that God the Son is the second person of the Trinity. We believe that Jesus Christ is the incarnate second person of the Trinity (John 1:1-3, 14). We believe that Jesus was born of a virgin (Matt 1:18), lived a sinless life (2 Cor 5:21), taught and performed miracles, and went to the cross to save His people from their sins (Matt 1:21). We believe that He is fully God and fully man (Col 2:9, 1 Tim 2:5). We believe that through His life, death, and resurrection our sins were paid for and we were adopted as children of God (1 John 2:2, Eph 1:3-12). We believe that He is interceding for us and will one day come again and make all things new (Rom 8:34, Rev 22:20).
God the Holy Spirit
We believe that God the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. We believe that He proceeds from the Father and Son (John 14:26, 15:26), is the promised comforter (John 14:26), convicts the world of its sin (John 16:8), and regenerates (Titus 3:5), indwells (1 Cor 3:16), guides (Rom 8:14), sanctifies (1 Pet 1:2), and empowers believers (Acts 1:8).
We believe that God is one in His essential being, but in this one being there are three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deut 6:4, John 1:1, Acts 5:3-4). "We worship one God in trinity and the trinity in unity, neither blending their persons nor dividing their essence. For the person of the Father is a distinct person, the person of the Son is another, and that of the Holy Spirit still another. But the divinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is one, their glory equal, their majesty coeternal" (Athanasian Creed).
We believe the Bible is the authoritative, inspired Word of God (Heb 1:1-2, 1 Thess 2:13, 2 Peter 1:20-21). We believe that it is infallible and inerrant (Num 23:19, Ps 19:709, John 17:17), that it contains what is necessary for salvation, and that it “is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (2 Tim 3:16).
We believe that God created the world and that it was good (Gen 1-2), but through Adam’s action of eating the fruit (Gen 3) all of creation has been subjected to sin (Rom 8:20-21). Sin has corrupted all aspects of God’s creation so that there is no one or no thing which is free from the effects of sin (Ps 51:5, Rom 3:23).
We believe that salvation is only found in Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12). We believe that through His sinless life and death on the cross that He took the punishment our sins deserve and made it possible for us to be forgiven and adopted as sons and daughters of God (Eph 1:3-12, 2 Cor 5:21, 1 John 1:8-10). We believe that a person is saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Eph 2:8-9).
During the winter of 1892, sixty families, who had purchased unseen farmland from a man who sold them the promise of a mild climate with incredibly plentiful land and houses ready to move into, arrived in Alamosa from the Netherlands to find that the weather was much colder than promised and only two wooden structures had been built. After surviving that first winter huddled together, many of the families moved back East but a few stayed and began to work the land. In 1904, after several families moved to the area, the Alamosa Christian Reformed Church was organized and services were held in the school house before a church building was built in 1908. In 1924, after relying on visiting ministers and elders, Alamosa CRC called their first minister, Rev Gerben Zylstra.
Since then the members of Alamosa CRC have continued to gather together, through the challenges and celebrations, to worship God through music, Scripture reading, and fellowship
Drawing people to Jesus through Christ-centered worship and teaching, authentic relationships, and sharing God's love to our community
ACRC strives to be a dedicated, passionate, and giving group of families building on a history of working and caring for each other as we share God's love with our community
Call to Worship
Hark, the Glad Sound! The Savior Comes
Revive Us Again
Advent Candle Lighting
He Shall Reign Forevermore - Advent Song
Children Leave for Children's Worship
Sermon Text: Psalm 80
Sermon: "Longing to Return to the Garden"
Blessed Be the God of Israel
Prayers of the People
Offering: Outreach Committee
Call to Discipleship - 1 Corinthians 13:12-13
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