IN-PERSON WORSHIP TO REOPEN THIS SUNDAY: With heartfelt joy, Crete United Methodist Church will return to in-person worship on Sundays, beginning January 24th, at 10am, and Wednesday nights, beginning January 27th, at 7pm. We continue to use the best safety protocols and would love to see you.  All are welcome!

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.

At the beginning of the week, you will receive an email with an weekly devotional

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

On Friday morning, I was delighted to see a new worship video in my inbox from the NIC Conference Cabinet, introducing our new interim Bishop who offers an inspiring sermon you will thoroughly enjoy. (just click below).

Next Sunday, God willing and the creek (or the Covid) don't rise, we will be worshiping together again, in-person at 10am.  It will be such a joy to see you all! God's blessings be upon you today. Pastor Kristen

I confess I have felt on edge about today and there is little comfort in knowing that I am not alone. Today is the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States. Many of us feel uneasy about this particular inauguration due to the political unrest we’ve all seen in recent weeks. I’ve been hearing from some of you: Will there be attacks on state capitols? Will there be violence as Joe Biden becomes president?
The peaceful transition of government has long been a point of pride in our democracy. It is something we’ve taken for granted. But today, we see Washington DC in lockdown, fences surrounding our Capitol buildings and the presence of the Nation Guard in the thousands.
There will be protests today but let me say that I don’t believe there will be widespread violence. That, at the very least, is our prayer.
And so, I ask you to join with me in prayer this morning for a peaceful transition and for the healing of this nation:
Loving and merciful God, today we pray for a peaceful transition. We pray for our nation going forward, to continue to promote liberty and freedom, justice and peace for all. We pray for the people of the United States, to engage in a spirit of cooperation, tranquility, and respect for one another. We pray for our new President, that before him at all times will be the charge to protect and defend the rights of all citizens, especially the weakest and most vulnerable among us. We pray for all civic authorities, entrusted with care for the common good, to act with loving care in all they do. We pray for the healing of this nation and for your Church, that we may be instruments of your healing and peace. Empower us to serve as beacons of the light of Christ in a world in the shadows of fear, violence, and division. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. In the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.
Yours in the journey,
Pastor Kristen


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IN-PERSON WORSHIP TO REOPEN THIS SUNDAY: With heartfelt joy, Crete United Methodist Church will return to in-person worship on Sundays, beginning January 24th, at 10am, and Wednesday nights, beginning January 27th, at 7pm. We continue to use the best safety protocols and would love to see you.  All are welcome!

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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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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.

IN-PERSON WORSHIP TO REOPEN THIS SUNDAY: With heartfelt joy, Crete United Methodist Church will return to in-person worship on Sundays, beginning January 24th, at 10am, and Wednesday nights, beginning January 27th, at 7pm. We continue to use the best safety protocols and would love to see you.  All are welcome!

 

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.

 

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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


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