Sunday, February 23          Matthew 17:1-9

                                                   2 Peter 1:16-21
Sermon Title: After the Mountain

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 26

Come and Go Communion

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Come and Go Communion gives one an opportunity to intimately gather with a small group, about six individuals around a small table to partake in the sacrament of Holy Communion.  


Please join us on  February 26 as we honor the Lord for His sacrifice for us.    


                                LOOKING AT LENT

For Christians, the beliefs expressed in the Apostle’s Creed are foundational. During Lent, we’ll consider those beliefs and begin a conversation about what Christians believe, why they believe it, and why it matters.

March 1                              I Believe                                             1st Sunday in Lent

March 8                              I Believe in God                                2nd Sunday in Lent

March 15                            I Believe in Jesus Christ                  3rd Sunday in Lent

March 22                            I Believe in the Holy Spirit              4th Sunday in Lent

March 29             The Church and the Communion of Saints               5th Sunday in Lent

April 5                   I Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins                           Palm/Passion Sunday

April 12                I Believe in the Life Everlasting                                 Easter Day

Dates for Small Group Study

March 3 and 5: Introduction and chapter 1: God

March 10 and 12: Chapter 2: Jesus Christ

March 17 and 19: The Holy Spirit

March 24 and 26: The Church and the Communion of Saints

March 31 and April 2: The Forgiveness of Sins

Holy Week April 7 and 9: The Resurrection of the Body  


'Save the Date:

March 1 and March 08

Tempting Services and Silent Action

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Thrift Shop is OPEN


        Friday, February 14, 9-5p

        Sunday, February 16, 10-12p

        Friday, February 28, 9-5p


Past Events:

       2019 Children’s Christmas Musical was

Wrapping All the Way

Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 15, 2019  at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Director- Kathy Carter Young

Tuesday, December 24th- Candlelight Christmas Eve Services were  5:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m.

In  2019, we Had the


The CUMC Health Ministry Team was challenging each member of our congregation to get their blood pressure checked regularly.  Once a month, the Health Team offered a complimentary service of performing Blood Pressure Checks the second Sunday of every month.  If you were  unable to have your blood pressure checked on the second Sunday of the month, then a member of Health Ministry Team member was happy to do it at a more convenient time for you.  The challenge has come to an end but it isn't too late to have your Blood Pressure checked here at church.  Just see a member of the team and they will be happy to assist you.  Let 2020 be more of a healthier year for you.  

Souper Supper, Saturday December 07, 2019

The CUMC kitchen lady & soup maker strikes again.  Ham & Bean, Chicken Noodle, Veggie Beef Barley & Cheddar Broccoli this year. Thank you Sharon & her choptastic skills on the veggies & the fruit of my loom Sam the cookies baker.


Great dinner before the parade!

Special thanks to the Boy Scouts for serving.

Saturday, December 07, 2019

        Annual Arts & Crafts Fair

Crete Troop 123's 4th Annual Pancake Breakfast, October 06, 2019

Kick - Off Sunday

September 8, 2019

10:00 a.m.  Worship Service

Cook-out in Fellowship Hall

Game Nights



Memorial Day Parade

May 27, 2019


The weather was beautiful during  (we were all waiting for it to rain - again!!!).  This time, we had Pete's truck and a little flatbed with sides painted red, white and blue.  Our church sign was ensconced in the bed of the truck.  After gathering at the church and attaching many veteran's pictures on the sides of the flatbed, along with those pictures carried by the riders as well as the walkers, we had quite a group.  Upon arriving at the starting point for the parade, we parked and watched the Crete Memorial Day Program.  There were many groups which took part in the program, such as Crete Park District Preschool (the little kids recited the Pledge of Allegiance), the Crete-Monee High School Band, Amvets Auxiliary Post 84, Crete American Legion Post #1291, and the Will County Honor Guard.  Pastor Frank Italiano from Trinity Lutheran Church took part and reminded us what the day was for.  The kickoff for the parade was promptly done and off we went!  The spectators on the parade route appreciated what we were trying to do, ie remember veterans and their sacrifice, which is what the day is for!

by Carol Gawronski

On April 1st, 2019

we had a special Community Lenten

Soup 'N Service

with Guest Pastor, Timothy Washington, Sr. 

2018 CUMC Children Christmas Play


Isaiah Jones and the Seekers of the Lost  Treasure

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10:30 a.m.     Contemporay

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