In these troubled times, there’s no shortage of reasons to feel stressed or anxious. Certainly our world has changed with regard to the number of stressful situations to which we are exposed; demands on our personal and professional lives, fears related to the well-being of our families and our community - all coupled with nonstop world and national news, with much of it bad.

Anxiety is at an all time high. It’s been reported that the average high school student today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950s.

These days, we are experiencing hardships and stress; we are all very well-acquainted with that pit that forms in our stomach when nervousness takes hold.

For these reasons and more, Crete United Methodist Church have created a space for meditation, quiet and prayer, regardless of your faith or lack of it. The doors off the parking lot will be open from 5-7pm on Wednesday nights through October 10th.  You are invited to come when you like and go when you want.

Do you need a place where you can leave the world behind you? Do you need somewhere for a few moments to let the world pass you by? Do you need time to free yourself from stress, pressure and worry?

Our doors are open to everybody, no matter who you are. You will be greeted at the door, you can go and find a quiet corner where you can just sit free from pressure. Nobody will bother you. Nobody will approach you about God or religion.

May we offer you a place of sanctuary in the midst of these uneasy days.  It’s your time to spend as you wish, leaving the world outside at the door. 

September 12  thru October 10

Wednesday nights, from 5-7:00 p.m.

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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.

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

Worship Services:

Sunday at 10:00 a.m.


Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m.

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

On Sunday, June 27th, the next phase to loosen safety precautions will be in place.

Summer Worship hours will be one Worhip Service on Sunday mornings, beginning at 10 a.m. The length of the service will extend to 45 minutes (rather than 30).


Phone: 708-672-8353


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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