In-Person Worship Services are

on Sundays at 10:00 a.m, and Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m.

All are welcome

 

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Crete UMC's mission is to be Christ centered, teaching and learning community, dedicated to reaching out to all in a spirit of caring and sharing, a community where growth in Christ inspires us to be joyful sharing people.

On Wednesdays you will receive an email with an weekly devotional

If you are not receiving this information and wish to then please office@creteumc.org

Weekly Devotion

 

My mother was fond of quoting the scripture from Proverbs, "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.”

 

For centuries, the week following Easter was a week of joy and laughter, parties and picnics, playing practical jokes on your neighbors and general tom foolery all around. It was called “the Easter laugh” and came from the idea that at Easter, God played a joke on the devil by raising Jesus from the dead.

 

On the Sunday after Easter, clergy and their congregations played practical jokes on each other, sang, danced and had fun. This old tradition has gained some traction in recent years, in a service of joke-telling and hijinks (sometimes called “Bright Sunday” or “Holy Humor Sunday”) to celebrate that in fact, God has had the last laugh over death. And so, here are…

 

Actual Announcements from Church Bulletins

• Thursday night – potluck supper. Prayer and medication to follow.

• Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our church and the community.

• This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs. Lewis to come forward and lay an egg on the altar.

• A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.

• At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be "What Is Hell?" – come early and listen to our choir practice.

• Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday. Please use the back door.

 

 

Jokes

 

A Sunday school teacher asked the children just before she dismissed them to go to church, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?" Annie replied, "Because people are sleeping"

 

At Sunday School they were learning how God created everything, including human beings. Johnny was especially intent when the teacher told him how Eve was created out of one of Adam's ribs. Later in the week his mother noticed him lying down as though he were ill, and said, "Johnny, what is the matter?" Johnny responded, "I have pain in my side. I think I'm going to have a wife."

 

Another Sunday School teacher said to her children, "We have been learning about how powerful the kings and queens were in Biblical times. But there is a higher power. Who can tell me what it is?" Tommy blurted out, "I know, Aces."

 

After explaining the commandment to honor your father and mother, a Sunday School teacher asked her class if there was a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters. One boy, the oldest in his family, immediately answered, "Thou shalt not kill."

 

I pray for you the good medicine of laughter and a merry heart. As G.K. Chesterton said, "Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly."

 

Yours in the journey,

Pastor Kristen

 

Announcements

 

JOIN US TONIGHT FOR WORSHIP AT 7:00PM Sermon topic, “The Easter Laugh” Holy Communion will be celebrated. All are welcome.


WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT FOR THIS YEAR’S CROP WALK: Donations per mail clearly marked for CROP WALK can be made to Crete United Methodist Church or donate online by going to the CWS CROPWalk site:  www.crophungerwalk.org/homewoodil

The South Suburban CROP Hunger Walk has taken place each spring for about 36 years.    Last year, and again this year, it is a “virtual” walk.  We’ll not have a mass walk on a set route.  On April 25 (or at another time if it works out better for us) we will walk on our own or with our family on a route of our choosing, even if it’s just to the corner of our block and back.  Our greater purpose is to raise funds to help people who do not have enough food, locally and around the world.  Three-fourths of the money raised will go to Church World Service, a world relief agency that works in 30 countries around the world, and ¼ of the money raised is divided among six local food-providing agencies:  Respond Now, The Pantry of Rich Township, Jones Community Center, South Suburban PADS, Hazel Crest UMC Food Pantry, and Transformation UMC Hot Meals.
To Join our Team and/or donate:  Go to  
crophungerwalk.org/homewoodil
   
Click on the first heading—South Suburban Crop Hunger Walk.  On the page that comes up scroll down to where there is a box to type in.  It says, “Do you know someone who has signed up?”.  Type in Crete UMC, and our team page will come up.  If you just wish to donate, click on “Make a donation.”  If you are willing to join the Team and be a Walker, raising funds by contacting friends and relatives to donate via your page for the team (by email or face book), then you will scroll down a bit further and click on “Join the Team” to register and get started.  Once you are registered, your name will appear in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, and you click on that for options like “manage my page.”
       
Candi Kleindorfer, Crete UMC Hunger-Walk Team Captain

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Our Thrift Shop is now open Saturdays

From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Because we care about you, we will be utilizing best safety practices. Masks are required (one will be provided for you if needed). Plastic gloves and hand sanitizer will be available for your use. Social distancing will be maintained at all times and the number of shoppers and the duration in the store will be limited.

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e-Learning Learning Initiative

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contact

Kathy Carter Young

Director of the Before and After School Program

Email: klcy6000@aol.com  for further information.

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Secure, reliable, and convenient! Give a one-time gift (no account needed), or schedule recurring giving using your checking account, debit, or credit card. (See our SCHEDULE YOUR GIVING help page, or contact Diane at 708-672-8353, if you have questions!)

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Crop Walk--------April 25, 2021

 

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT FOR THIS YEAR’S CROP WALK: Donations clearly marked per mail for CROP WALK can be made to Crete United Methodist Church or donate online by going to the CWS CROPWalk site: www.crophungerwalk.org/homewoodil

To Join our Team and/or donate:  Go to   crophungerwalk.org/homewoodil
   
Click on the first heading—South Suburban Crop Hunger Walk.  On the page that comes up scroll down to where there is a box to type in.  It says, “Do you know someone who has signed up?”.  Type in Crete UMC, and our team page will come up.  If you just wish to donate, click on “Make a donation.”  If you are willing to join the Team and be a Walker, raising funds by contacting friends and relatives to donate via your page for the team (by email or face book), then you will scroll down a bit further and click on “Join the Team” to register and get started.  Once you are registered, your name will appear in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, and you click on that for options like “manage my page.”


 

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At Crete United Methodist Church (Crete UMC) , we realize that there will be times in our lives where problems and circumstances seem overwhelming. It is at these times when we may want to isolate ourselves and hide.

We want you to know that you are not alone!

There are many who share your struggles.  Crete UMC's Spiritual Themes in Recovery (S.T.I.R) helps those who are struggling with the addictions of  Alcohol.    S.T.I.R. is designed to provide an opportunity for you  to share and interact with others and find encouragement and support that you may need.
 

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Our first priority remains keeping one another safe. We care deeply for you, and remain committed to doing all we can for each other’s safety and health.

Worship Services:

Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

and

Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m.

 

Phone: 708-672-8353

Email: office@creteumc.org

Our Thrift Shop is now open on Saturdays from 9a.- 3p.

Because we care about you, we will be utilizing best safety practices. Masks are required (one will be provided for you if needed). Plastic gloves and hand sanitizer will be available for your use. Social distancing will be maintained at all times and the number of shoppers and the duration in the store will be limited.

 

Phone: 708-672-8353

Email: office@creteumc.org

Church Office Hours:

M-F, 8-1p

Currently and until further notice, the church office is closed. If you need building access, please call the church office @ (708) 672-8353.

Your calls to the church during regular office hours (Monday through Friday between 8am - 1pm) will now be answered by a person! Calls are now being forwarded to Diane's phone remotely. If the line is busy, just leave a message and she'll return the call as soon as possible. Your call is very important to us. If you wish to speak to Pastor Kristen, you can reach her directly @ (224) 628-9128


Want to meet with Pastor Kristen?

 

Please give her a call @ (224) 628-9128 to set up an appointment. She would be so happy to meet with you.

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