Together We Can Change The World

During lent Crete UMC collectively partcipates

in the activities of  Fill the Ark Giving Calendar.  


Each day of this four week calendar includes information about how Heifer International's works to end hunger and poverty in communities around the world.  In the calendar, there is also a daily giving challenge to help guide families to raise funds that will help lift families from poverty to self-reliance. 

Magazine Article from Holiday 2017

An Egg a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Malnutrition, stunting and frequent illness are common among children in rural Ghana. The Djabas have discovered through a Heifer project that eggs and education might be the cure for what ails them.

Fall 2017

Clever Is Her Name

Being poor her whole life left Buddhi Devi shy and insecure. But thanks to Heifer, she developed a new set of skills that makes her invaluable to her community.

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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


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.


Quick Links

Phone: 708-672-8353


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.

Located at 1321 Main Street, Crete, IL 60417

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Created by Diane J. McGarel