The worship of God is the deepest activity of the human spirit.  In worship, we hear and reflect upon the biblical story; the grace, mercy and the love of God shown to us in Jesus Christ.  We respond with adoration, praise and song.  We confess our woundedness and deep need for God.  In Prayer, we lift our joys, concerns and hopes for the world.  Ultimately, we trust that God will meet us here, in this time and space, to shape, nurture and transform our lives.  Services are open to everyone and you are invited to attend regularly.


Traditional            9:00- 10:00 a.m.

Traditional Worship at Crete UMC draws from the wonderful liturgical traditions of the United Methodist Church to weave a deeply meaningful experience of God's love. This family-oriented, spiritually rigorous service challenges believers and new-comers alike to make a difference in the world today!

Contemporary   10:30- 11:30 a.m.

Contemporary Worship  at Crete UMC is a joyful experience of God's love.  We come together every Sunday to sing, learn, grow, and give. Modern Worship is a great place to come if you are looking for a community that wants to make a difference in the world!

Bell Choir Director:  Deb Bachert

Chancel Choir and Praise Team

Director of Music Ministries: Brenda Kenyon

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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.

On Sunday, June 6th, we began a phased approach to loosening our safety precautions. Those who have been fully vaccinated can choose whether or not to wear a mask in worship. At this time, we will continue all other safety measures, including attendance taken at the door for contact tracing, a 30-minute worship service, and socially distanced seating.


Those who have been fully vaccinated can choose whether or not to wear a mask in worship.

Worship Services till June 27th:

Sunday at 10:00 a.m.


Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m.

There will be no Wednesday evening worship service during the summer.

After  June 27, there will be no

Wednesday Night Worship Services during the summer.

Worship Services- Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.


Phone: 708-672-8353


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

Because we care about you, we will be utilizing best safety practices. 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.

Quick Links

Phone: 708-672-8353


Diane McGarel, Admin Asst.

Office Hours

are Monday thru Friday from 8-1p. 

Church In-Person Office Hours have been extended to:

Tuesdays, 8-1p

Fridays 8-12p

Your call is very important to us so if the line is busy please leave a message as Diane, the Office Admin Assistant will return your call as soon as possible. Calls received during non in-person office hours are forwarded and  answered remotely.

If you wish to speak to Pastor Kristen, you can reach her directly @ (224) 628-9128



Located at 1321 Main Street, Crete, IL 60417

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Created by Diane J. McGarel